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CoTZ Face

Summer is right around the corner. I wish I paid more attention to this item I’m reviewing today. It actually worked really well for me! Today’s post is on a product I got from my ipsy May 2015 Glam Bag. Here’s my thoughts on CoTZ Face.

CoTZ FACE

What I love about this product? The formulation I got this in is Natural SPF 40. The scent is what is expected from a sunscreen product although not strong at all. I usually dislike the scent anywhere near my face when it’s strong but I didn’t notice this shortly after applying it onto my face after I have my moisturizer on. I applied a thin even layer over my entire face except for the eye area and lips. The formula is of good consistency, making product application really easy and nice. It’s light and airy — fluffy almost like some mousse dessert or something. It does dry fast and is matte in finish. I was a little worried as the color of the product was darker than my skintone but it blended onto my face really well. I originally thought this was a face cream and used it on top of a serum but it worked just fine. The matte formula is a huge bonus as my face, especially my forehead, is usually oily by the afternoon on a regular day. None of that with the use of this! 🙂 The best thing is it doesn’t feel heavy on my face at all! I hate how my face feels when using heavy face creams and most sunscreens.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing at all! It is priced fairly I think for something that I really love using! I can’t wait to get more when I run out. I think this might be my go-to sunscreen for my face from now on!

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

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Aveeno POSITIVELY RADIANT Daily Moisturizer

Happy Thursday! Today’s post is on something I’ve been trying out for 2 weeks now. Here’s my take on the Aveeno POSITIVELY RADIANT® Daily Moisturizer.

Aveeno POSITIVELY RADIANT® Daily Moisturizer

What I love about this product? I got this from my Walmart Fall 2015 Beauty Box. I’m so glad that I got the chance to try this before I decide to splurge on the full-sized item. I like that this doesn’t smell heavily of sunscreen at all and that the texture is more pleasant than I thought it would be. I was bracing myself for it being on the heavy side like other sunscreen face moisturizers or creams I’ve tried. This one is lightweight compared to those. There is no heaviness at all. It leaves my face feeling so soft and smooth. Product is white in color and aside from a hint of the scent of sunscreen scent is something familiar but can’t quite pinpoint.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really.

More information on this item is available on their website here. Products from this brand is carried by drugstores and mass retailers such as Target, Walmart and ULTA.


Walmart Fall 2015 Beauty Box

I could’ve sworn I blogged about this but when it was time to write a review on one of the items I got in this I couldn’t find the post at all. Here’s what I got with my Walmart Fall 2015 Beauty Box.

Walmart Fall 2015 Beauty Box

Everything came in the same sturdy cardboard box. Still a pretty good deal for $5!

Neutrogena Healthy Volume Mascara

Aussie Mega Hair Spray

Aveeno POSITIVELY RADIANT® Daily Moisturizer

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes

ACT® Advanced Care™ Plaque Guard™ Mouthwash

Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant

Schick Hydro Silk Disposable Razor

Samples and coupons

I’m still loving what I can get for $5 this time around. I hope the next one will be just as awesome!


Reviva Labs Sun Protective Moisturizer

Hey guys! It’s almost the end of the week once again. I look forward to getting more chores done and then catching up on some movies before the new week begins. I got the chance to use this most of the time for the past 2 – 3 months. Here’s my take on the Reviva Labs Sun Protective Moisturizer.

Reviva Labs Sun Protective Moisturizer

This moisturizer comes in a small white screw top plastic tub container. This is described on their website with the following: “Beautifully sheer, greaseless facial cream moisturizer that’s also a beautifully effective SPF #25 protection against sun’s damaging rays, wind, heat or cold. When you are outdoors, although you are not sun bathing, your skin still needs protection. But the usual suntan cream is either too heavy or it’s not a beautifying moisturizer. So, here’s a superb moisturizer that softens, makes skin look dewy fresh, leaves no oily residue and has a special sunscreen. Ideal daily use for the outdoor type, male or female. Light Cream Sun Protective Moisturizer provides many hours of protection.”

The back of the tub states the following directions: “Use daily — even when not sunbathing, apply 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.”

What I love about this product? It’s a very light formula with barely any scent. The product is white in color and not greasy at all. The 1.5 oz / 42 g container will last a long time for me as I only use it during the day. It is very easy to apply and I use it on my face right after I shower every morning. It absorbs quickly into the skin to keep it moisturized all day long. I don’t feel it on my face at all, which is one of the most important thing to me in a face cream or moisturizer.

What I don’t like about this product? My usual complaint on reviews is the pricing being on the high side but this time it’s the SPF. SPF 25 is the bare minimum for a face moisturizer in my regular skincare regimen for sun protection. I hope they’re looking into making the same product but upping the SPF protection. I’d definitely buy it again when they do that.

This item retails for about $13 and is available on their website as well as on other retailers.

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


Influenster Blossom VoxBox 2015

“Long time no see Influenster!” is what I literally said to myself (again!) when I got this in the mail. I was very surprised when I got an email that I qualified for it because it’s been so long! The Influenster Blossom VoxBox 2015 contains various items that is not targeted in any specific department such as beauty or wellness. It’s a mix of things and I’m very excited to cover them all in future posts. Here are the contents of the box:

Influenster Blossom VoxBox 2015

The Nasoya item is happily sitting in the fridge right now and I passed one of the Bear Naked goodies to my husband to snack on. The Clairol Hair Food Root Cleansing Shampoo has been in use for the past few days now. I can tell you as early as now that I’m quite impressed with that one. More details to come in the next few days!

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