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Friday, August 29, 2014

MakeUp by One Direction Giveaway


Who doesn't love Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson? Their songs are like a magnet for teen girls. Even the not-so young ladies are in love with One Direction. The English-Irish pop boy band based in London has indeed captured the world.

About a few weeks ago, I made a review on the limited-edition cosmetics collection by Markwins International, which is now available at Macy’s; Makeup by One Direction. If you haven't read about it, you may want to check it here.





Learn About the Brand

A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford.

And because you are a regular reader of this blog, I am giving you the opportunity to win a Looks Collection set autographed by the band!

Prize: 50 limited edition makeup sets will be given away 
Open to US only 18+ 
Enter using the giveaway widget below. 
Good luck!!!



Disclosure: Fashion Momma is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

1.00mm 540 Needles Derma Roller by Petunia Skincare {Reviews}


Have you ever used a Derma Roller on your face before? Apparently, this tool is used to treat acne scars, deep scars and stretch marks, sagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines, cellulite, large pores, hyperpigmentation and lax skin and elasticity. The process is called micro needling or skin needling. I was recently sent a 1.00mm 540 Needles Derma Roller by Petunia Skincare via Tomoson to sample and review.




Product Description

Derma Micro Needle Roller is your best alternative to expensive surgeries and lasers.

What You Will Get Out Of the Roller:

~ Firmer and thicker skin
~ Help smooth facial scars
~ Stimulate collagen and elastin production
~ Help with scar removal and stretch marks
~ Stimulate hair growth
~ Diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
 ~ Save money from surgical and laser treatments
 ~ Can be used on any part of the skin
~ Creates multi micro-channels in the skin, allowing products more able to penetrate the skin at a deeper level than just surface application

★Contains 540 very fine medical grade stainless steel tiny needles.
★Receive a free e-Book when you purchase our serum.
★Petunia Skincare Derma Microneedle Roller has a 30 day money back guarantee - NO questions asked.




My Opinion

Seeing all those needles, I admit that I was afraid to try it. I've never used a Derma Roller before and those needles really looked scary. I was surprised, though when I did because it's not as painful as I expected. And when you get used to rolling it on your face in different directions, it actually feels good on your skin.

It's only been twelve days and already, I am noticing that my acne scars are slowly fading. The pores near my nose are also a bit smaller. It may not have the immediate benefits of a laser surgery, but I love this tool and I will continue to use it. This will now be a part of my daily skin regime.

Pros

It's easy to use and clean and it's definitely cheaper than getting a laser surgery or other similar procedures. It saves you time and money from getting the same service in clinics. And unlike other forms of treatment to eliminate acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks and to treat enlarged pores, this beauty tool does not damage the skin or remove the epidermis layer.

Cons

It looks intimidating, which may discourage you from trying it out, but believe me; it really works. For a small too, the price tag may also be a little too much, but hey, it's nothing compared to how much you would spend for treatments or from products you buy to eliminate all those skin problems.

Recommendation

For those who are wanting to get rid of those unsightly acne scars, to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, to get rid of hyperpigmentation and to banish stretch marks you can now replace all those expensive treatments and products with Derma Rollers.

Where to buy?

Get the 1.00 mm 540 Needles Derma Roller on Amazon or on their website, Petunia Skincare.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Exuviance Illumination Duo {Review}


I love using Vitamin C serum before applying a moisturizer. It makes my skin feel really soft and smooth. It also helps fade my dark spots. Today, I will be reviewing something new. Well, they're not really new because the products are Vitamin C Serum and a moisturizer. I was sent a full-sized bottle of Evening Restorative Complex and a full-sized bottle of Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster. (Sample packs of Exuviance Performance Peel Ap25 were included in the package.) I say new because this will be the first time I am trying out this duo. Both products are mixed before application.




Product Description

- Evening Restorative Complex is clinically proven to improve overall skin texture, tone, and appearance
- 90% saw smoother skin after 4 weeks of using Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex
- Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster amps up the effects of the Evening Restorative Complex, helping to fade the look of dark spots while improving firmness and smoothing wrinkles

Directions:

Each night, pump a small amount of Evening Restorative Complex into the palm of your hand and mix in a few shakes, or up to 1/2 scoop of Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster, just before application. Once mixed, gently smooth the mixture over a cleansed face and neck. Use less powder if skin feels sensitive. Do not exceed 5 shakes or 1/2 scoop per use. Tap bottle to loosen powder when needed.



My Opinion

I was very excited when the products arrived. It was fun mixing them! The Evening Restorative Complex comes in cream form and the Vitamin C+ Booster is in powder form. When mixed, the mixture is not heavy and it is easy to apply on the skin, it's non greasy and it doesn't leave a shiny look. I was pleasantly surprised that my skin felt smooth and soft right after application. Even when I woke up the following day and washed my face, it still feels soft and smooth.

I love that it made my nighttime skin care routine simple. Instead of applying Vitamin C Serum after cleaning my face with a cleanser and toner and follow up with a moisturizer, both are now applied at the same time. There are times when my skin reacts to some products, I'm glad I did not experience any burning or irritation from this duo because I really love these products. It's only been a few days, but my skin looks plump, supple, fresh and renewed. The dark spots are also a bit lighter.

Recommendation

Exuviance Illumination Duo is the perfect product for those who are looking to rejuvenate the skin and restore moisture. I may have received these products for free, but I honestly say that I absolutely love it and I will not hesitate to buy the kit when my samples run low.

To avail of the Exuviance Illumination Duo, please visit the NeoStrata Company website.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Book Review: Abigail and the Jungle Adventure

It's amazing how toddlers can process too many things in a very short span of time. Our twins who just turned 3 recently and who are still barely able to speak can say and identify all the letters in the alphabet, the numbers 1 to 10, the colors and the shapes. They learned all these using the iPad with my guidance, of course. So, whenever there is an app for toddlers available for download, I get it for them. I was recently given a chance to review an ebook, Abigail and the Jungle Adventure.

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Book Description
Want your kids to be familiar with exotic locations? Want them to meet cultures and animals, and widen their horizons? This is a wonderful book about a girl named Abigail. Abigail found a magical bicycle in her grandparents' old house, and this bicycle takes her to the magnificent Amazon jungle. Who will she meet there? What will she discover? This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be open to new cultures, and be more curious and enthusiastic about exploring various places. Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Abigail and the Jungle life. Your kids will be inspired to be: 1. Open to new people & cultures 2. More curious 3. Enthusiastic about exploring new things. Abigail and the Jungle Adventure is a sweet children's book written especially for you and your ages 2- 8 children With simple text and 13 colorful illustrations. The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers children.

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My Opinion

First off, the graphics are really nice. The clear and well illustrated graphics will easily engage young kids with the book. The story itself was very short, but it allowed our twins to learn about the Amazon and the jungle. Toddlers have a very short attention span and it was wise for the author to make the story brief and short.
Although I had downloaded several story books in the past, this is the first book that really got their attention. It's probably because of the graphics and the fun adventure of Abigail. The girls are asking me to read it to them several times a day!

Recommendation

This is a very educational book. It's a great tool to let your kids learn about other places, jungle animals and other cultures.
Abigail and the Jungle Adventure is available on Amazon You may also visit the website for more information.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gift for Bridesmaids


Why had I not thought of giving gifts to my bridesmaid when I got married? I was browsing for some great gift ideas for my cousin who's tying the knot in October when I found these gorgeous Bridesmaid Tank Tops. I would certainly love to receive one of these if I were a bridesmaid. How about you? Did you also give a thank you gift to your bridesmaids?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ombre Rose Accent

Feminine florals will always be a big trend for any season - and one of the easiest ways to wear them is on your fingertips. Here's an easy and flattering design to help you look fab.


This fresh design is as easy as applying a maroon polish to the ring fingernail only, then sweeping magenta onto the rest of the nails. When dry, use a white polish to draw a dot at the top of the of the accent nail, then paint three curves around it to look like petals.

Using a light polish, add a few more curves outside the white polish, then repeat with the bright magenta until the entire nail is covered  in "petals." 

This eye-catching rose accent will surely flatter any outfit because it appears to fade from light to dark and draws the focus inward, instantly slimming the hands.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fashionable Sandals for Women

Jazz up your outfit with a pair of beautiful sandals. Here are some of my picks.

FitFlop - Rokkit Women's Shoes (Silver)

FitFlop - Rokkit Women's Shoes (Silver)
The FitFlop Rokkit Women's thong sandal is fun, colorful and fabulous. You can practically walk all day wearing these.

FitFlop - Rokkit Women's Shoes (Silver) - $36.84, 5.48 shipping - Available at Amazon.com
(45 reviews)

Tory Burch - Wedge Thin Flip Flop Black/black,khaki/khaki 5,6,7,8,9,10,11

Tory Burch - Wedge Thin Flip Flop Black/black,khaki/khaki 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
This simple jelly flip-flop set on a chunky wedge heel will simply match your summer outfits

Tory Burch - Wedge Thin Flip Flop Black/black,khaki/khaki 5,6,7,8,9,10,11 - $60.00, Free shipping - Available at Nordstrom
(136 reviews)

Tory Burch - Leticia Flat Thong Sandal Tan 5,5.5,6,6.5,7,7.5,8,8.5,9,9.5,10,10.5,11

Tory Burch - Leticia Flat Thong Sandal Tan 5,5.5,6,6.5,7,7.5,8,8.5,9,9.5,10,10.5,11
An effortless sun-ready style, the Leticia Flat Thong Sandal features a signature gold logo on subtly textured tumbled leather.

Tory Burch - Leticia Flat Thong Sandal Tan 5,5.5,6,6.5,7,7.5,8,8.5,9,9.5,10,10.5,11 - $250.00, 10.00 shipping - Available at Tory Burch

FitFlop - Lunetta Women's Sandals - Black

FitFlop - Lunetta Women's Sandals - Black
Add a little bling to your look with the eye-catching Lunetta sandal from FitFlop®.

FitFlop - Lunetta Women's Sandals - Black - $55.34 (35% off), Free shipping - Available at 6pm.com
(93 reviews)

Birkenstock - "Gizeh" Women's

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Cork, leather, a buckle or two: these are the simple ideas that have made feet happy for over two hundred years, and that's the original Birkenstock. These shoes are made in Germany since 1774.

Birkenstock - "Gizeh" Women's - $89.95, See Site shipping - Available at Fullfillment By Amazon
(73 reviews)

Tory Burch - Miller Metallic Sandal Gold,silver 5,5.5,6,6.5,7,7.5,8,8.5,9,9.5,10,10.5,11

Tory Burch - Miller Metallic Sandal Gold,silver 5,5.5,6,6.5,7,7.5,8,8.5,9,9.5,10,10.5,11
A comfortable staple for sunny days and warm getaway.

Tory Burch - Miller Metallic Sandal Gold,silver 5,5.5,6,6.5,7,7.5,8,8.5,9,9.5,10,10.5,11 - $195.00, 10.00 shipping - Available at Tory Burch

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ageless by Thera Vita {Review}


Aloe, Witch Hazel, Green Tea, MSM and Lavender Oil; what more could you ask for in a moisturizer? All these are potent ingredients to keep your skin soft, smooth and young looking. I'm excited to try and review Ageless by Thera Vita, the best Hyaluronic Acid Serum and wrinkle cream



Product Description

-This product only uses organic, pure and natural ingredients.
-Get the results you've been hoping and wishing for with this professional anti-aging moisturizer that will make you love your skin again.
-This rejuvenating serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in soft, beautiful and flawless skin.
-Ageless can also be used to treat a variety of skin conditions from Rosacea and acne to damage caused by the sun and other environmental factors. Skin will feel immediate relief thanks to the exclusive soothing and calming formula.
-All skin types, especially oily-combination skin, will benefit from the use of this product.

My Opinion

The gel has a mild lavender scent and has a nice consistency. It's not sticky at all, it absorbs fast and dries up quickly. It's been two weeks since I started using it. I use it twice daily and have been finding my skin to be clearer and the pores are a bit smaller. Some of the dark spots have faded as well. I have an oily skin and I love that this serum doesn't leave a shiny appearance. As for the fine lines and wrinkles, it's too early to say. I will continue to use this product and see what happens. After all, the secret to less visible creases is to keep the skin hydrated, right?





As you can see in the photos, it's packaged really nicely. The bottle looks expensive and it comes with a pump. The pump dispenses just the right amount to cover the whole face.

Recommendation

This is really a nice moisturizer. Not only does it leave your skin supple, but it fades dark spots and minimizes pores. This one is worth giving a try.

Ageless, the best Hyaluronic Acid Serum and wrinkle cream can be purchased on Amazon.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Nail Art, My First Try

I'm not much of an accessories person. A simple pair of earrings is what I usually wear with my outfit whenever I go out. But tonight, I decided to be not just an another acceptably dressed person. After all, hubs and I are celebrating something special tonight. Well, I'm not thinking of anything extravagant, just jumping in the nail art wagon.

Everyone seems so crazy about doing their own nails and I thought I'd try and match it with my dress. I happened to find this nice article about nail art and that's where I got the idea. So here goes...



I found this Bead It Dress in Grey from ModCloth and I fell in love with it. Instead of other glittery accessories, I decided to jazz up my nails. Here's a close up of the material.



So, off I went to my daughter's room and rummaged through her nail lacquers collection. I easily spotted the silver lacquer, but the only glittery accessories I saw are the rhinestones.



So, what do you think?  Daughter says it's not bad for a first time.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Makeup by ONE DIRECTION {Review}


Okay, this is really cool and so new. It's not even out in the market, yet, so you can just imagine my excitement when I found out I was approved to review it. What am I talking about? Makeup by One Direction: The Looks Collection!





Product Description

"The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.” Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n’ roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!

The kit includes: 
  • Taken - Liquilights Glow Gloss: Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light. 4+1 Eye shadow palette in playful blues and versatile 
  • "I Should Have Kissed You" - bubble gum pink creme lipstick 
  • "Little Black Dress" volumizing mascara in perfectly black 
  • "Na Na Na" Aqua-blue metallic chrome nail varnish 
  • "Stand Up" dark denim eye and body crayon Includes 5 piece decorator stencil set. Decorate yourself, your stuff, your friends with ONE DIRECTION doodles.




My Opinion

I received the Up All Night Collection and my nieces are definitely swooning over it. The colors are vivid and the girls are in love with all of it. Since I showed them the makeup kit, they have been trying it out and experimenting on different blendings.






As you can see in the first photos, the kit comes in a very nice tin can with the photo of the world’s biggest pop band. As for the price? I have no idea because it's not been released, yet. It will be distributed in the US first. Below are the release dates in the United States:

Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores - August 25th
Dillards - August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

No dates have been given for the international release dates, but I'm sure it'll come right after the US release. If you want to keep updated about the Limited Edition One Direction Makeup, like and follow them on Facebook.

The One Direction Make Up Kit will definitely make a great gift for your teenagers. I'd mark those dates in my calendar if I were you!

Disclosure: Product/s mentioned above were sent to me for free by Markwins for evaluation purposes. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. All photos used in the review were taken by myself or family. Do keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.