St. Ives Mixing Bar

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Curious about this neon sign? Well, this summer I made a discovery: St. Ives opened a pop-up mixing bar in downtown Manhattan! (Soho to be exact). I’ve always liked St. Ives products, but I kind of forgot about them for a while and this motivated be to give them another try. (Side note: the pop is only open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. until September 30th, so get there while you can!)

When walking into the shop, right away you see the neon sign, the shop is very bright and everything is white, green and apricot-the St. Ives colors! One of the sales associates sent me to an area with sinks to try the products, she also gave me a form to fill out with my preferences. I could choose between a customized body lotion or face scrub- I went with the face scrub (you can also get both). Since I have sensitive skin, I choose the Avocado Honey Scrub, which hydrates and nourishes the skin and is a moderate exfoliant (I would have gone with the mild scrub, but it was sold out).

As I was standing online to hand in the form, I noticed these fun shelves decorated with different fruits that represent the St. Ives ingredients. You can see the watermelon and avocado display below.

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DERMA E is back: Same Amazing Formula, Brand New Look!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are 100% my own.

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Hi everyone! If you are looking at the picture above thinking “Gosh I wish it was still summer!”- well, so do I!!! One of the reasons summer is my favorite season-other than I love going to the beach- is because my skin is happiest in the summer! As I’ve mentioned in other reviews, I have dry skin, and as the weather cools down, my skin begins to get dry and itchy-insert sad face here.  Fortunately, DERMA·E is always here to save the day- now with a brand new packaging design! DERMA·E will be rolling out the new packaging until 2017. Their skincare line is available in many of your favorite retailers and pharmacies, including Whole Foods, Target, CVS, Walgreens and Ulta, to name a few.

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DERMA·E has been one of my favorite skincare brands since I discovered it last year when I was selected to review the Hydrating Day Cream (for more information read my review here:https://chicprettyfun.com/2015/11/06/love-fall-but-hate-dry-skin-derma-e-is-here-to-save-the-day/ ). Here is some information about the company:

Ethical Beauty

Since 1984, our passion for health, wellness and
environmental sustainability has grown strong.
We have high ethical standards and never
compromise on skin health and safety. Our
100% vegan, cruelty-free formulas do not
contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates,
petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten,
soy or GMOs. Now that’s honest-to-goodness
skin care.

Purchases support global communities and the
environment.

One of my favorite  DERMA·E products is the Hydrating Night Cream – it’s the only night cream I use now during the Fall/Winter months. Here it is below, with the new packaging design.

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I love the new design! Compared to the old one (see picture below), the new packaging has a lighter feel to it. In my opinion it is also more elegant and gives the product a top of the line appearance, which is what you will get with any DERMA·E skincare product. The lotus represents beauty and efficacy, a stamp of commitment to eco-ethical quality. The font is also easier to read, so can quickly identify which product you is best for your skin type.

To learn more about the brand, and to receive information about sales and special offers, go to www.dermae.com

Additional Product Information

DERMA·E is 100%:

  • Paraben-Free
  • Cruelty-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-Free
  • Dye-Fre
  • GMO-free
  • Vegan
  • Recyclable
  • Wind Energy Certificate

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New Skincare Product by Valentia: Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer!

Disclaimer:  While I received this product complimentary for testing purposes, my opinions are 100% my own.

Hello lovelies and Happy Fall! Well, at least  it is officially Fall here on the East Coast. September has been such a busy month for me, with work, testing new products and planning new  reviews. However, I’ve been very excited about the new beauty and skincare products I’ve tried so far. I’m  also happy I finally get to share this particular one with you today – the Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer.

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Here is the description from the  Valentia website:

“Packed with brightening power, this moisturizer helps to lighten pigmentation marks and enhance the radiance of your overall complexion. With energizing antioxidants like Ginseng and Kojic Acid to control melanin production, dark spots are faded and collagen production is enhanced, revealing firmer more even skin. Skin moisture is replenished and protected with Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Safflower and Shea Butter. Tired and dull looking skin is restored to unveil a healthier, more vibrant glow!”

This is my favorite Valentia skincare product to date! The Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer lives up to its name.

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