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Get Healthy Glowing Skin

Disclosure:

Valentia Vitamin C serum

I’ve tried a couple other Vitamin C serum products prior like Mystelic’s and Philosophy’s. Valentia’s takes the cake so far.

The consistency is a semi-thick serum which has the scent of citrus.  The leftover on your fingers are a lil sticky but somehow it doesn’t leave your face sticky. It just soaks into your skin.

Valentia Vitamin C serum

I’ve been using this twice daily for the last month after I wash my face in the morning and right before bed.

I’m going to continue to use this brand until I hear of another Holy-Grail Vitamin C serum.

What Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C serum does:

EVENS SKIN TONE:
Vanquish dark spots and skin discoloration, replacing uneven and ill-textured skin with smooth, wrinkle-free skin that leaves you looking flawless and ageless.

INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE:
Revitalize your skin with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.

ABSORBS RAPIDLY:
Moisturizes skin due to the capacity of the hyaluronic acid to absorb water, thereby increasing fluid between cells, giving your skin a smoother and younger appearance. This intense water absorption means no more dry, peeling or cracked skin, even in extreme weather.

BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION:
The presence of Organic Rosehip Seed oil to support Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your appearance.

REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES:
Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles with the help of our foundation 20 % Vitamin C. Special ingredients such us Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the skin so it is smoother, clearer and younger.

If you’re looking for a Vitamin C serum to add to your skincare, head over to Valentia Vitamin C to get yours now.
I received Valentia Vit C serum to add into my skin care. Tomoson.com.

Manicure Monday with Gold Elements

Disclosure: I received my Gold Elements Nail Kit for my manicures

Gold Elements Manicure

I receive a lot of great compliments on my nails daily so I figured I’d share how I do my manicures. As you can see, I take my manicures pretty seriously. I don’t let anyone do my manicures but me. Pedicures are a different story though. I will gladly sit my butt down in one of those massage chairs while someone is massaging my feet and calves and pampering my feet.

The products I use for my manicures are:

  • Hand cream
  • Cuticle oil
  • Emery board
  • Buffing Block
  • Nail Polish remover
  • Base coat
  • Top coat
  • Nail Polish of choice
  • Fast drops
  • Bowl of warm water (not pictured)
  • Q-Tip ( not pictured)

My favorite nail polish remover is Zoya’s Romove Plus because it’s not drying at all, nourishing, gets all my nail polish off quickly, and preps my nails for the rest of the manicure.

I use Zoya’s Anchor for the Base Coat, Zoya’s Armour for the Top Coat, and Zoya’s Fast Drops to dry my nails quicker.

GOLDEN NAIL KIT – Supreme

A Stimulating Beauty Treatment For Your Nails
THE KIT CONTAINS:
1. HAND AND NAIL CREAM:
A gentle, protective and soothing hand cream to protect
your skin.

2. CUTICLE OIL:
Deeply soothe, moisturize and nourish the cuticles. Ideal
when buffing your nails, your cuticles will be softer and
your nails stronger looking.

3. NAIL FILE:
To smooth away rough nail edges and shape your nail
faster and easier.

4. BUFFING BLOCK:
A fantastic buffer which grants a beautiful gleam to your nails
and assists in stimulating the blood circulation underneath
your nails, which encourages healthy growth.

Nail Polish of your choice.

I’ve seen how others do it differently but this is what works for me.

First I remove my nail polish with the Zoya Remove Plus then I apply the cuticle oil to my cuticles and massage them in. I get my bowl of warm water and soak one hand in the water for 2-4 minutes then with the other hand, I push my cuticles back with my thumb nail and kinda scrape the loosened leftovers. Then do the same for the other hand.

Then I file down my nails with my emery board then buff my nails to smooth them out evenly.

I wash my hands afterwards to get the nail dusting off. I put on my hand cream to make them all nice and moisturized.

I get a q-tip and apply some of my Zoya’s Remove Plus to get any oil left on my nails. Nail polish doesn’t latch onto oily nails well.

I apply one coat of my Zoya Anchor base coat so my nail polish doesn’t stain my nails. Then I apply two coats of my colored nail polish then apply a drop of the Zoya Fast Drops to speed up the drying time. Then apply the Zoya Armour Top Coat to protect and make my polish last longer.

There you have it Dolls. My step by step manicure. Again, this is what works for my nails but everyone is different.

manicure instructions

Do you do your own manicure or would you rather get pampered by someone else? 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com

Ipsy Glam Bag May 2014

May’s Ipsy Glam Bag 2014

May Ipsy Glam Bagipsy may

Both myself and my daughter receive Ipsy beauty bags. This one is my daughter’s.

If you don’t already receive Ipsy’s Monthly Beauty Bags or haven’t heard of them, read on!

Michelle Phan has inspired countless women around the world through her beauty video tutorials on YouTube. Every day, the question Michelle gets asked the most is: “What are the right products for me?”

With infinite beauty product combinations in the marketplace, choosing the best items for your needs can be a challenge! That was why Michelle created ipsy. Michelle and her team of stylists have selected products they love, for you to try.

Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Ipsy Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.

Go ahead, take the beauty quiz, get your first Ipsy Glam Bag, watch the videos, and create your own! Click on IPSY GLAM BAG to get started!

Let’s get into my daughter’s May Ipsy goodies!

Ipsy May Pacifica

Ipsy May Pacifica

Ipsy May Pacifica

Ipsy May Pacifica

Eva nyc hair mask

Eva nyc hair mask

Hang ten sun

Hang ten sun

Lulu body balm Ipsy may

Lulu body balm Ipsy may

Ipsy bare foot polish

Ipsy bare foot polish

I’m a lil bit jealous of my daughter’s Ipsy bag. IJS!

What did all of y’all get in your May Ipsy Glam Bag?

xoxo

FilipinaMacBarbie

Ipsy May 2014 Beauty Bag

IPSY MAY 2014 BEAUTY BAG

Ipsy May 2014

Both myself and my daughter receive Ipsy beauty bags. This one is mine. I’ll post my daughter’s Ipsy bag next.

If you don’t already receive Ipsy’s Monthly Beauty Bags or haven’t heard of them, read on!

Michelle Phan has inspired countless women around the world through her beauty video tutorials on YouTube. Every day, the question Michelle gets asked the most is: “What are the right products for me?”

With infinite beauty product combinations in the marketplace, choosing the best items for your needs can be a challenge! That was why Michelle created ipsy. Michelle and her team of stylists have selected products they love, for you to try.

Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Ipsy Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.

Go ahead, take the beauty quiz, get your first Ipsy Glam Bag, watch the videos, and create your own! Click on IPSY GLAM BAG to get started!

Now on to my May Ipsy Glam Bag goodies!

Avene water spray ipsy may

Sans Tan ipsy may

Sans Tan ipsy may

Pur lisse ipsy may

Pur lisse ipsy may

Sonya Dakar flash facial ipsy

Sonya Dakar flash facial ipsy

 

 

Hey Honey ipsy

Hey Honey ipsy

My favorite of all of these is the Avene Thermal Spring Water spray.  Its the perfect mist spray that doesn’t over saturate your face.

What did you receive in your May Ipsy Glam Bag?

xoxo

Filipina Beauty Blog

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