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Valentia: Royal Rose Hydrating Serum*

For Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum*

What it is:

A hydrating serum that deeply moisturizes skin, provides antioxidant protection, soothes and nourishes dry skin, smooths skin tone and texture, and boosts skin radiance.

Key Ingredients:

rose, aloe leaf juice, botanical hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, vitamin B3, jojoba oil, Vitamin E, rosehip seed oil, evening primrose oil, bearberry, rose absolute, chamomile extract, lavender extract, mullein, Reishi, gotu kola,

How it feels/smells/looks:

It is a white lotion that sinks quickly into the skin. I use two pumps at night and one pump in the morning to cover my face. I use one pump in the morning, because it sinks in quicker with less product. The two pumps takes about 5 minutes to really sink it. My mornings need to be quick and my evenings can be pampering. This part of both routines. It is both quick and pampering. It smells of Rose and those who love Lush’s Rose Jam will love the scent of this product as well. I am not a fan of the scent, but it vanishes when the product sinks into the skin. It isn’t a lingering scent. Sometimes, I do enjoy the scent, but most times, I just find it too rosy. It feels amazing on the skin. It is very soothing and cool. I feel like it plumps up my skin a bit as well. My skin has been on the normal/dry side lately. I don’t really have oily skin anymore since having the baby. My skin has been drier. This hydrates my dry areas and leaves me with smooth skin.

Why I Love It:

I can see myself buying this when I run out. It is actually a Holy Grail item for me, while my skin is behaving more dry. This could clear up after breast feeding and my skin could go back to being oily. This product has really helped my skin be more normal and not as dry. I’m not oily anymore, so I don’t have that natural radiance anymore. I’ve been using highlighters everyday to give my face a glow. This product makes my face look healthy, but not glowy. This product has also cured the little bit of acne that was creeping up from being too tired to wash my face at times and from hormones. The witch hazel is great for acne and so is rose. I’m really enjoying this product that I have been using for two weeks now. It’s not really expensive at 35 USD, so I will be purchasing once I run out. I don’t want to be without it! And really, other high end products sell their serum for that much or more for a fluid ounce.

*This post is sponsored by Valentia.

I received the product for free, but all opinions are my own.*

With Love <3

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Holy Grail Products

Heya Aspiring Gurus!

I want to share two products with you that I have found that are my holy grail products. I only have discovered two skin care products so far that are perfect for my face. I do not have any makeup products right now that I consider holy grail items, because really, I have never repurchased the same thing twice or totally felt like I couldn’t live without a makeup item before. This could very much change in the future, because I really want to branch out and try new things and get more into makeup than I have been at the moment. I know most people would think that I am crazy for not really being into skin care or makeup earlier in life, but I was far too busy with reading books to really care. Now, though, I am more interested into my appearance because of my boyfriend and going out on dates. I have to perfect my makeup techniques! LOL. I’m getting into applying to jobs, so I know that I need to look professional and makeup can help with that. I have a small amount of makeup at the moment and am slowly building up my collection. I do not plan on buying any new makeup until December. I definitely have enough of it right now to work with and practice. Plus, I want to save to get some Mac products and the Naked palette from Urban Decay. So, now that is out-of-the-way, I will start talking about these two incredible products that I will use forever, until they either stop working for me or the formula gets changed and it’s no longer effective.

Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream
1.7 fl oz

facial moisturizer

I am not going to star this product, until I run out and do my review. You can basically tell that this will be 5 stars for me, since it works so well for me. This gel is perfect for oily skin and does not break me out It gives much-needed moisture without making me look or feel greasy throughout the day. I mean, I still get a bit oily during the day, but that is due to my skin and not the product. It really does feel refreshing on the skin and cooling. It has been very nice for summer. It absorbs in a few minutes with no residue. I feel like my skin really drinks this up, which has never happened to me before. I could go on and on about this product, but I won’t bore you with it. If you have oily skin and haven’t found a product you love, then I would give this a shot. For seven dollars, you really have nothing to lose. The scent is very pleasant and light. It is not unscented, because I can smell the grape seed oil and the aloe in this product that makes the product effective. It is not artificial smelling and the gel is a light green/blue coloring. It has a very spa-like feel to it. I love it and will never buy anything else for a daytime facial moisturizer.

100% Australian Tea Tree Oil
2 fl oz

Tea Tree OIl

Again, I won’t star it, but you know it has to be 5 stars to be a holy grail product. For me, it doesn’t have to be a certain brand as long as it says that it is pure tea tree oil. I use this mainly to treat my acne by lightly soaking a cotton ball and patting it all over my face to treat it. I have been using tea tree oil off and on this year for my acne, but I have found it to be most effective if used daily. I use it in this way at night after I use a toner. I will be using this as a day time toner in a spray bottle once I run out of my current toner. There will be a DIY post, when I do that. For the past two days, I have been doing this every night and my skin is mostly clear. I still have some bumps left over from that moisturizer that was breaking me out. Tea Tree oil is going a long way in doing its job. It takes around 10 drops of tea tree oil on the cotton ball to do my face. I use a dropper bottle to apply my tea tree oil with it. I have not found it too harsh for my face. This is most likely due to the fact that I have oily skin and tea tree helps to minimize this. I have sensitive skin, but my face isn’t sensitive to pure tea tree oil. I love it and I cannot express that more. Also, making your own toner is less expensive than buying it, which is why I will be making my own.

Thanks for reading my post about my two holy grail products. Do you have any? Let me know in a comment below, so that I can check it out. Like always, feel free to request anything. Until, my next post!

With Love,