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Curtain Call: Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Recovery Cream

Hey there! How are you guys doing? Fall is definitely in the air. Some nights I can feel it in my bones! Brr! I’ve been busy with work and life in general but I decided to make a post today. Today’s post is another edition of Curtain Call. I got this product from my ipsy June 2017 Glam Bag. Here’s my take on the Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Recovery Cream.

Dr. Lili Fan Probiotic Recovery Cream

Stated from their website:

    Restore smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin with this powerful anti-aging moisturizer that helps firm and hydrate the skin, while treating the signs of aging. Loaded with our patented peptides and natural vitamin C, this combination helps to enhance natural collagen reproduction and brighten complexion to a radiant glow…Infuse deep, rich hydration.

What I love about this product? It’s a simple to use product that comes in simple but nice packaging. The product itself is a white in color and is of the consistency between a facial moisturizer and a face cream. It’s not thick like what you’d think of a face cream and it leans more to the size of being a facial moisturizer. I personally love the scent so it doesn’t bother me that it’s strong if you sniff it directly. The scent is like a minty floral to me and dissipates fairly quickly after application since it is spread out. I get a warming sensation when I use it — definitely more noticeable the first time. I was bracing myself for burning or some other adverse reaction where I’d have to quickly wash my face but it was just a slight warming sensation that dissipates in less than a minute. I actually love that about this product. It makes me think the probiotics are working! Haha! My face feels so soft and smooth after application. I can’t say my skin is better or younger after use really but I love it.

What I don’t like about this product? Probably the price. For $68, you get 50 ml / 1.7 fl oz worth of product. Kinda steep but if it works then it’s worth it, right? I’m waiting for a sale on this. 🙂

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

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Curtain Call: L’Oréal REVITALIFT Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer

Today’s Curtain Call post is on a product that I got from Influenster a few months ago. Here’s what I think of L’Oréal REVITALIFT Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer.

L’Oréal REVITALIFT Triple Power Deep Acting Moisturizer

The box it comes in states the following about the product:

    DEEP-ACTING MOISTURIZER
    1. REPAIR WRINKLES
    2. RE-FIRM
    3. REDENSIFY
    PRO-XYLANE + HYALURONIC ACID

And on the back:

1. REPAIR WRINKLES
Revitalift Triple Power with Hyaluronic Acid rapidly penetrates skin to help fight each wrinkle.
2. RE-FIRM SKIN
Revitalift Triple Power with Concentrated Pro-Xylane firms and tightens skin.
3. REDENSIFY SKIN
Revitalift Triple Power with Concentrated Pro-Xylane re-volumizes to strengthen skin.

What I love about this product? The packaging is very nice and sturdy although I do worry about it being made of glass. I did drop it once accidentally onto my bathroom tile floor and ut didn’t break. I considered that dumb luck really. I can see some people finding the scent to be on the strong side. I personally didn’t mind the scent and it dissipates after a while. The scent makes me think of soap for the most part. I find it pleasant. The formula of the product is a little bit thicker than most moisturizers I’ve used. Some consider it a face cream and I can see that. To me, it’s something in between a facial moisturizer and face cream. The product goes on nicely and is absorbed really well into my skin. I don’t find it to be greasy at all, which is a big thing for me in my facial care regimen. It definitely keeps my face well moisturized throughout the entire day and every night. It’s perfect to use after I use my PMD, as that requires intense moisturizing after use. Other than that, I can’t really say anything about their claims of repairing wrinkles, re-firming and “redensifying” skin. My skin does feel soft with use. This entire tub lasted me for about 4 months.

What I don’t like about this product? I tested this product for approximately 4 months and the major con for me is that I believe this facial moisturizer is the cause of the breakouts I encountered in 3 separate occasions. The first time it happened, I was a week into trying this product out and I thought to myself “Nah, it’s could be what I’m eating or some other factors…” so I continued with use to determine that. Well, I’ve never had breakouts happen this much in a period of 4 months in over 10 years. So something in the formulation doesn’t really agree with my skin. I know that I’m not the only one who has noticed this but honestly every person’s skin is different so you might actually not encounter this with use. Because of this, while I was glad I had the opportunity to try it out at no cost — I will not be purchasing this in the future.

More information on this item and other products the brand carries is available on their website here.

*Products featured here are received complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.* #LorealMakeup


ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag

Hey y’all! I just got this in the mail 2 days ago and am about to start using some of what I got. Here’s my take on the ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag.

ipsy March 2017 Glam Bag

The bag looks quite cute — like a beehive pattern! And it’s bigger than past ipsy bags, which I like a lot. But the material is prone to snagging for me so we’ll see if I’m going to actually use it or not. First item that caught my eye is the theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer. I LOVE the cute packaging they always have! This is a keeper for me. Next up is the So Susan Blush & Glow. I will look up for reviews and swatches on this before I open it. The shade I got this in is called Rose Rust. Then we have Marc Anthony True Professional Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment. I generally haven’t found anything from this brand that I dislike so I’ll be trying this out shortly and post my review on it. Next we have the JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel. This is the type of product I’m looking for these days. I already started using it today. I put it on before I apply moisturizer. Last up is The Skone Cosmetics Luxe Pro Blending Brush. I retook the quiz again on ipsy as I thought I’ve said before that I didn’t want more makeup brushes yet I keep getting them still. This one goes into my extra random gifting pile.

theBalm Bahama Mama Bronzer

So Susan Blush & Glow

Marc Anthony True Professional Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment

JeNu High Tech Beauty Marine Collagen Mineral Gel

Skone Cosmetics Luxe Pro Blending Brush

Overall, much better than last month!


ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Hey y’all! Today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy November 2016 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

What I love about this product? I like it a lot. I find the texture extremely pleasant to apply onto my skin. A lot of face creams and moisturizers feel greasy but this one doesn’t at all. The product is white in color and it absorbs quickly into my skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth. It comes in a squeeze tube with a twist cap. The scent is on the more unique side for a face cream to me. Without reading anything on the tube, it struck me as a kind of floral scent leaning on the perfume-y side. Reading the description of it as a “pro-collagen marine cream”, the scent does have a “marine” quality to me although perfume-y. It definitely doesn’t smell of fish or seaweed if that’s what you’re thinking. I don’t find it too strong once applied onto my face but sniffing it from the tube it came across as pretty strong. My face feels like it is well-hydrated throughout the day with just this on.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really except for the price. It’s up there even if it feels like it’s a really nice product.

More information on this product and others they carry can be found on their website here.


Curtain Call: Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Moisturizing Cream

Hey y’all! I haven’t done a Curtain Call post in a while so here goes. This post is on a product I got from my ipsy June 2016 Glam Bag. Here’s Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Moisturizing Cream.

The closest thing to this I found on their website is the 24Seven Honey Day & Night Cream. At 50 ml / 1.7 oz, this retails for $38 at their website. Did they rename this? I got the name from the ips. The back of the tube reads the following:

“24/7 is a rich cream that is neither greasy nor sticky and is ideal for use on face, neck and even the eye contour areas. Use on delicate areas that are commonly the first to demonstrate signs of aging to prevent dryness that causes wrinkles.”

Hey Honey 24Seven: Day & Night Moisturizing Cream

Verdict? I actually love it. The texture is very pleasant to apply onto my skin. It is what it promised — neither greasy nor sticky. The texture is of a light cream and is white in color. Being able to use this on delicate areas such as around the eyes is a huge bonus. I’ve always use specific eye creams for the eye area. The scent is quite pleasant, something floral almost but not quite. It’s a little strong initially but it dissipates quickly and there’s no trace of it minutes after application. One thing I will say about the scent is that while I find the scent pleasant, others may not. It also kind of changes if I keep smelling it. It eventually smells of something that reminds me of a nurses office when I was young in school or something.

More information on this product and others they carry can be found on their website here.