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Curtain Call: Reviva Labs Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

Happy 4th of July to my readers in the US! I hope you’re all having a good time this weekend. Today’s post is a scheduled one as I am spending time with my cousins in Philly for this short holiday. Here’s another segment of Curtain Call and this time it’s on take on the Reviva Labs Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream.

Reviva Labs Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

This face cream comes in a small white screw top plastic tub container. I threw away the box already so we’ll just go with the description on the website:

“Reviva Labs now offers a new answer to helping firm, tighten and “lift” skin with DMAE…as Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester fight free radicals and future skin aging. As a special Reviva boost, this dramatic trio is encased in a soy liposome for deeper, time release action during the night. Allantoin and Aloe Vera are added to soothe and calm stressed skin, contributing to a healthy, vibrant glow. For supple, more youthful looking skin, it’s another major advance in the battle against skin aging. Benefits: helps improve skin tone and glow as its powerful antioxidant action fights free-radical damage. As your body rests during the night, you have hours of uninterrupted replenishing nutrients that help tighten and “lift” skin to treat the effects of time as it helps fight future skin aging.”

It is described on the side of the jar with the following:

“Contains the powerful antioxidant Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester, also features DMAE for firming action, this multifaceted formula helps tighten, firm and tone facial skin, as it fights future signs of aging. All 3 key ingredients are blended into a special soy liposome for deeper absorption.

A dramatic nutrient complex, this formula helps skin look younger and helps protect against future skin damage.”

The other side of the jar states the following directions: “Use at night. Apply lightly over entire face & throat. (Massage with upward movements)”

What I love about this product? The formula is extremely light. It goes on smoothly and my skin immediately absorbs it. I didn’t get to fully test this product because of a funny story really. I was about 3 weeks in using this face cream when I spent last Christmas over at my in-laws place. Amidst all the presents and such, I thought I must’ve misplaced the face cream I was using cause I couldn’t find it the day I was leaving. It also crossed my mind that maybe my dog took it. Feeling reassured that I must’ve packed it somewhere with all the stuff we were taking back with us, I left and figured I’d find it at home. Fast forward to 2 months ago. My MIL was telling me that the face cream she got for Christmas was awesome. I gave her a few and asked her which one it was and she sent me a picture of it. I laughed when I saw it cause that’s the missing face cream. And boy, she sang high praises for it that I made sure ULTA carries it and told her that so she could get it once it runs out. She loves how it doesn’t feel greasy on her face and she told me she really felt a difference in it and that it’s just a good face cream overall. She ran out of it last time I saw her which is 2 weeks ago. Using it once a day and lasting for a little over 6 months is impressive. I am sold on this because not only I liked it during the short time I got to use it but my MIL loved it as well. I remember the face cream being unscented and that’s another huge plus in my book. The jar it comes in clearly states “PARABEN FREE”.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! This is one of my favorite face creams from this brand when taking my short experience and my MIL’s full experience into consideration.

This item retails for about $23 and is available on their website as well as on other retailers.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Pure Ice After Hours

Hey guys! Happy Friday! Hope you’re all ready for the July 4th celebrations. I am actually flying out in a few hours to visit my cousins in Philly. I can’t wait to meet my youngest cousin’s first son and hang out with my other cousins and their families. I will be missing out on the last days of the Bath & Body Works sale (most items were further reduced to 75% off on Wednesday) but I got pretty much what I wanted except for a few things so I don’t mind as much. I am slightly unsettled about the new pocketbac shape as I have several of the current pocketbac holders. I’ll just buy the big antibac and refill the bottles I suppose. This means the current style of pocketbac holders and the pocketbacs themselves are going for 75% off in most places! But anyway, I hope y’all will have a great 3-day weekend and I’ll leave you guys in this post with Pure Ice After Hours.

Pure Ice After Hours

I really could’ve sworn that I already own the shade in this name but it certainly wasn’t a pink crème. After Hours has a slightly thin formula but it applied nicely over my nail with more coats. It’s a nice shade for the summer and I can picture them looking really cute on toes whether by the pool or the beach. The glossy finish is a nice touch for sure. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Pure Ice After Hours (in shade)

Pure Ice After Hours (lighting changed)

Pure Ice After Hours (direct sunlight)

Pure Ice After Hours (another shot)

Pure Ice After Hours (close-up)

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Sinful Colors Star Blast-Off

Hey guys! It’s the start of the weekend for me today technically and I have a fun shade to share with you guys. It’s also perfect for this weekend’s festivities! Today’s post is on Sinful Colors Star Blast-Off.

Sinful Colors Star Blast-Off

Described as “star-spangled red, white, & blue confetti”, this is another one of the 7 shades from their Having A Blast Collection for 4th of July. This is the glitter topper in that collection and it will go over all the other shades pretty well. Maybe except the white one only because I don’t think the white stars will pop out as much. I thought it would pop out the most against this shade instead of the red or blue as the glitter bits have red and blue in them as well. It’s not as tightly packed as I thought it would be and I did have to fish out the stars. It dried pretty fast. Shown is one coat with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Star Blast-Off (in shade)

Sinful Colors Star Blast-Off (lighting changed)

Sinful Colors Star Blast-Off (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Star Blast-Off (close-up)

And here it is over Sinful Colors Out Of This World that I featured 2 days ago here.

Sinful Colors Star Blast-Off (in shade)

Sinful Colors Star Blast-Off (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Star Blast-Off (close-up)

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They have a list of retailers up on their website here. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Curtain Call: ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner

Here’s another segment of Curtain Call. The product up for evaluation and review this time is ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner. I was sent this for review after answering some basic questions about my hair.

A set of 50 ml / 1.7 fl oz retails for $15 online. The full size set of 300 ml / 10.1 fl oz retails for $38 on auto delivery or $49 one time or if you just want the full size shampoo or conditioner it’s $24 on auto delivery or $29 one time. The trial size set lasted me for 8 days. With my long hair, that’s to be expected really. The front text reads “Kitty’s Shampoo” and “Kitty’s Conditioner” with a custom formula ID printed out along with the custom scent. The label looks very nice. The back of the bottle reads the following:

“Customized for the Hair Type, Hair Texture, Hair Behavior, Scalp Conditioner and Scent specified by

Kitty C

DIRECTIONS (shampoo)
Apply generous amount to wet hair and massage into hair and scalp. Lather and rinse.

DIRECTIONS (conditioner)
Apply to freshly washed hair concentrating mostly on the ends. Leave for 1-2 minutes, then rinse well.”

ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner

Verdict? The biggest difference that I noticed is definitely on the first use. My hair felt squeaky clean without being drying after shampooing. I applied the conditioner and left it in for a few minutes before rinsing it off. My hair felt soft and well conditioned after air drying. It was a mild enough formula that I was able to use it daily (I rarely skip a day due to how greasy my scalp can be especially during the summer months) even when the formula is a little bit on the cleansing side for me. The scent isn’t overpowering and isn’t quite a true jasmine scent to me but very close. It doesn’t smell too artificial in my opinion. The scent does linger a bit but it’s very light. Talking about texture, the shampoo is a little bit more viscous than most shampoos I’ve tried. Not watery at all really…just not as thick in texture. The conditioner is of the typical texture that most conditioners have. I found that the conditioner lasted longer for me than the shampoo by a day (so 9 days for conditioner). The one thing I am disappointed with is at the price point it is selling for — you would think that the labels are waterproof. This is not the case. While the sticker labels remained on the bottles in my shower stall (it lifted on the sides but remained stuck on the bottles), the ink started to run as the days pass by. With all that laid out, I don’t see myself placing an order for this. While the customization is nice, I don’t find it too different from the shampoos I’m using currently to justify what it costs. I would say that there’s no hurt in trying it at least once to see if it works for you. Everyone’s hair is different and someone else’s customized shampoo and conditioner may turn out to be their Holy Grail shampoo and conditioner. You just never know. If you do try it, I hope your results are exponentially better than mine.

This product can easily be purchased on their website here.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

Hey guys! It’s Tuesday and the week is chugging along nicely for a short week. I’ll be flying out Friday night to Philly to visit my cousins there. The youngest just had her first baby and I can’t wait to meet the little guy! The eldest is pregnant and due in October I believe. It will be a short but busy trip for me. I’ll probably schedule a post or 2 to cover the days I’m away. Today’s post is on Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby.

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby

Described as “a classic deep red”, this is another one of the 7 shades from their Having A Blast Collection for 4th of July. This is the red in that collection and it’s the perfect red for 4th of July festivities. It’s a bit sheerer than I thought it would be as I can still see VNL at 2 coats. It just looked more opaque in the bottle. Shown is 3 coats with no top coat.

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby (in shade)

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby (lighting changed)

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby (direct sunlight)

Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby (close-up)

Sinful Colors is available at various retailers and drugstores such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens. They have a list of retailers up on their website here. They’re usually priced at $1.99 but you can score some for as low as $0.99 each when there is a BOGO promo or some special pricing on these.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

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