Valencia Revitalizing Serum Review!

Hello Beauties!

I was approached by Valentia to review their Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum. I was pretty excited as I’d never heard of the brand before and was interested in their products. I quickly learned that Valentia is all about bringing the best organic and natural ingredients into your skin care products, thus giving you the best results. There has been a major revolution in the beauty industry to make organic cosmetics and skin products more available to the masses. I’ve recently delved into this world of non-chemical face washes and moisturizers, and I’ve been very pleased with the results! Honestly, it all makes sense: Your skin soaks up what you put on it, so why kill it with chemicals?

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On to the actual product. First impression was that it was a small bottle, but knowing that higher-end products are normally very potent and don’t need to be in giant amounts, this didn’t phase me. The label is very simple and elegant, well advertising ingredients like Gotu Kola and Argan Oil that help to erase scars and help skin maintain its elasticity.

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The product comes out of a pump (I prefer this) and has a creamy consistency to it. It smells absolutely beautiful, and when applied it spreads out and sinks into the skin very quickly, so there really no need to use a lot of the stuff.

While this product seems to be marketed to an older audience, as it helps reduce wrinkles, a lot of its properties are perfect for younger skin as well. Helping correct skin tone is definitely appealing to those who suffer from acne scarring, and it deeply moisturizes skin for those who suffer from intense dry patches. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to jump on the anti-wrinkle train early!

Personally, I’d recommend this to anyone who suffers from acne, dryness, fine lines, or possibly combination skin. I’ve gotten the oily side to my skin under control so I’m not sure how it would react with people who suffer from extreme acne, but I was not affected by the deep moisturizing properties. I would apply it at night after my cleanser but before my moisturizer. I’m excited to see the long term results, but for now I’m happy!

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Thanks for reading guys! I’d strongly recommend reading into the company– it’s completely run by women and is totally vegan!

*This was a sponsored post by Valentia and conducted through BrandBacker. All of my opinions on this product are completely my own.

Look out for an Italy Trip Post as well as a REVISED Skincare Routine!

My Holiday OUTfit!

Hello My Beauties!

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This holiday season I had the amazing opportunity to work with Verbena, an adorable boutique in Ann Arbor! I purchased the dress with 10% off from the store and then I was able to borrow the handbag for the night. It was so much fun, and both the dress and the bag fit perfectly! I put this outfit together as a date night/dinner out/even holiday party outfit that’s really simple while having a more mature feel to it! On the other hand you can style the dress to be more party than dinner party. Add a chain bag for a little glam factor or a classy clutch to change things up! Either way you will definitely appreciate both pieces this season!

Also, you guys can get 10% off on these items and more! I absolutely love this store and everything that they have! Go to verbenaannarbor.com for more info and enjoy all of the things they have to offer!

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Outfit Details

Rings, Earrings, and Necklace~ Forever 21

Lipstick~ Clinique

Shawl~ Zara

Tights~ H&M

Shoes~ Famous Footwear

Dress and Bag~ Verbena 

Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks

Marin XO