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This post has been sponsored by L’Oreal via Conde Nast. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

revitalift trio


I’ve partnered with L’Oreal and Conde Nast  to share my skin story and try out a customized L’Oreal  Revitalift™ routine for one month and share my results. I just finished my 4 weeks with my customized  L’Oreal  Revitalift™ products and can’t wait to share my results.

I have fair, combination skin that at 38 is starting to show the signs of many years spent out in the sun. My skin tends to be very sensitive and can get splotchy or oily when I am not using good skincare products. And the wrinkles around my eyes have started to deepen a bit more than I like. After summer my skin had a rather dull and just a bit droopy appearance, I was 100% in to try a customized trip and see how it could help.  a

Here are the 3 L’Oreal  Revitalift™ products in my custom routine and how they have worked for me.


revitalift day cream


A good day cream can be hard to find! I have tried products that just hydrated my skin but did nothing to repair it. Or they help improve my skin but were so heavy my skin broke out and was constantly shiny. All these issues can make me hesitant to start a new day cream.

After a month of use I can say the L’Oreal Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18 has been the perfect balance for my skin. When I first opened the jar the cream looked really thick and smelled amazing. I was surprise how lightweight the cream actually is. It felt very refreshing on my skin and absorbed instantly no shine or grease.

Within the first week I started noticing a change in my skin. At the end of the 4 weeks I love how great my skin feels and looks. Not only is my post summer skin now perfectly hydrated its much firmer and places that were a bit dull or saggy have firmed up. its my favorite part of my morning routine now, I love how great it feels on my skin. And I really like that is has SPF for an extra layer of sun protection for my skin.


revitalift day cream swatch
Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18

  • Smoother, firmer skin in 4 weeks.
  • Contains Stimuplex™+ Pro-Retinol®
  • Dermotologist tested.

Experience advanced action against the signs of aging.  Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Day Cream SPF 18, a unique daily moisturizer with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 18 sunscreen protection, delivers smoother, firmer skin in just 4 weeks. Fortified with Pro-Retinol A and Stimuplex, Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming works to increase cell turnover, reduce wrinkles, firm skin, and provide 24-hour hydration.

revitalift night cream jar


A really great night cream, I am still shocked at the affordable price of Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream. A bit thicker than its daytime counterpart the night cream has the same great scent and light feel. It absorbs right away without any heavy or greasy feeling.

Unlike other night creams though I don’t wake up with a film or greasy feel on my face. My skin looks brighter and firmer in the morning and is still smooth and shine free. I forgot to pack this on an overnight trip and I could really tell the difference the next morning my skin was missing its usual pep and hydration. I make sure to use this on my dace and neck nightly and love the results.


revitalift night cream

Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream
This unique nighttime moisturizer delivers anti-wrinkle and firming action while you sleep. Each morning, skin will appear refreshed, radiant, and younger looking. Experience advanced action against the signs of aging with smoother, firmer skin in just 4 weeks. Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Night Cream (with Pro-Retinol® A and Stimuplex) reduces wrinkles, firms skin, and provides 24 hour moisturization.


revitalift eye cream

Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream is proof you don’t have to break the bank for a great eye cream. As a single mom to 3 kids keeping up with work, school, soccer and girl scouts sleep is usually what gets cut when I am trying to keep all the balls in the air. The result is some pretty ugly dark circles, and a girl can only be asked so many times if she is sick before she realizes its time to bring in some help.

For the last month I have been using the Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream at night and in the morning. Its a lightweight cream that packs a super  hydrating punch.  It only took 2 weeks of use for me to fall in love. The skin around my eyes was getting firmer and smoother and the dark circles were diminishing.  I have noticed my eyes look more awake now that the skin has firmed up and its even improved the puffiness I get around my eyes due to allergies and lack of sleep. So gentle and soothing and yet so powerful, my medicine cabinet will not be without this little pot of gold.

revitalift eye cream swatch

Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream

  • Smoother, firmer skin in 4 weeks.
  • Specially formulated for delicate eye area.
  • Contains Stimuplex™+ Pro-Retinol®.

Firmer lids. Fewer Wrinkles. Less Puffiness. Now, 360-degree action around the eyes for smoother, firmer skin in just 4 weeks. This unique daily moisturizer delivers anti-wrinkle and firming action, created specially to care for the delicate area around the eyes.Experience advanced action against the signs of aging. Revitalift™ Anti-Wrinkle + Firming Eye Cream (with Pro-Retinol A and Stimuplex) reduces wrinkles, firms skin, and reduces the “morning puffy look.”


Bottom line I am really impressed with the  L’Oréal Revitalift™ line. To be honest in the past I was a skincare snob. I thought you had to spend a lot to get a really great product. But after a month of using my custom combo I have seen proof that you don’t have to break the bank to get truly great skincare.

Everyone’s skin tells a story and L’Oréal wants everyone to find the right solution for their unique skin concern. Head over to and get your personalized online skin consultation. You will get a customized Revitalift™ skin care regimen along with easy-to-understand content from L’Oréal’s team of skin care experts to help decode ingredients, usage instructions and lifestyle tips for their skin.

New! Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace Razor


Holiday travel is almost upon us.  I love Fall trips, checking out the beautiful colors of the trees and the season changes. Storms at the Oregon Coast, I’m always on an adventure when I can be.

I like smooth, shaved legs all year round. I know it sounds like a pain but clean sheets, a pre-bed shower and smooth shaved legs are one of life’s simple pleasures. And as a mom to three about as close to spa time as I get. A nice travel razor is always handy. I really love the new Venus Snap with Embrace mini razor, the size is perfect to hold right between my thumb and finger. I love how easy it made it to get a clean, close shave. And the 5 blades glide over my legs getting every last hair. This will be a staple in my gym and overnight bag.

Experience instant smoothness on-the-go with the Venus Snap with Embrace mini razor. With five curve-hugging blades and a portable compact, you’ll be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere.

  • Mini handle that’s easy to grip and convenient to store
  • Embrace’s 5 blades get virtually every hair
  • Water-activated Ribbon of Moisture™ for a smooth glide
  • Fits any refill

The new Gillette Venus Snap with Embrace razor is available for purchase at your local drugstore and mass retailer and online at

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Clear Skin is a Mask away with Citrus Clear Sensitive Line

citrus clear pore and blackhead mask

Citrusclear Pore & Blackhead Extracting mask is a deep cleaning powerhouse. The clay is soft and easy to apply, I like the minty sweat smell and the tingly feeling it leaves on my skin.  The mask hydrates and tightens my skin while deep cleaning my pores.

cc pore and blackhead mask swatch

The biggest change I have found with this mask is the pores and blackheads on and around my nose. It has really cleaned my pores out and the result is much less noticeable and clean pores! And the mask is non abrasive so its great for even the most sensitive skin.

natural clay & citrus extracts
Contains pure plant ingredients. herbs, and two types of natural earth clays which penetrate deep into pores and extract dirt and blackheads. When combined with the potent citrus essential oils, the clay and citrus come together to create a powerhouse in pore cleaning. This product is recommend to clean and shrink pores to avoid future enlarged pores.

  • Users can expect to see results after one use
  • Noticeably smaller pores
  • Extracts dirt, and oil
  • Gentle for sensitive skin

citrus clear tangerine tingle

The Citrusclear Tangerine Tingle face scrub is downright fun to use. The product smells amazing, every time you open the jar you are hit with the most amazing citrus and tangerine scent.

citrus clear tangerine tingle swatch

The product is a jelly with tiny scrubbing particles. This can be used as a scrub or a mask. When used as a mask the tingle feeling grows the longer it stays on. A really great exfoliant its gentle but leaves my skin brighter and glowing after each use.


The Tangerine Tingle Face Scrub is so much fun! It can be used as a face wash or a face mask. The longer you leave it on the more it tingles! The tingling action is from the ingredients in the scrub doing two things: (1) removing dead skin cells, and (2) stimulating production in new, fresh skin cells. Contains gentle exfoliating ingredients which remove oil, dirt, and impurities. Contains glycolic acid which exfoliates dead skin cells and keeps pores from clogging. Lemon oil helps improve and brighten complexion.

  • Exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Contains brightening glycolics and lemon ingredients for glowing skin
  • Natural fun tangerine scent
  • Tingles when left on skin for over 30 seconds


Available for purchase online at



Disclosure: This item was a complimentary press sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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