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Get Healthy Skin for the New Year with Nerium!


Jocelyn and I were recently approached to try NeriumAD and give you our real results over a series of posts. We received our bottles of Nerium about a week ago and I thought it might be too soon to really have an opinion on it but I was very wrong. But before we share our results let me share a little more about the Nerium skincare line.

About Nerium International:
During advanced research on the uses of the Nerium oleander plant, an accidental discovery was made: the unique properties of Nerium oleander provided remarkable age-defying results when applied to the skin. This finding led to the creation of the NeriumAD skincare line.

Nerium scientists developed a breakthrough process, NBio-PL2, to derive an extract from the Nerium oleander plant in a way that preserves its unique and beneficial properties. This patented extraction process yields the NAE-8 extract, with powerful antioxidant properties, used to formulate the first-of-its-kind, age-defying Nerium product line.

Nerium International is the first company with the exclusive capability to harness the power of the Nerium oleander plant in its skincare products. The product line addresses multiple concerns at once, including: wrinkles, discoloration, and texture. Nerium controls this main active ingredient from seed to bottle, making the Nerium skincare line both high-impact and innovative. This is the Nerium Difference.

Erin’s First Week:

I really like the packaging the pump feature is easy to use  and I like the shape of the bottle. It not only makes it easy to use but they don’t fall over and create a domino effect in my medicine cabinet like other tube products.

With fair, sensitive skin I was happy to find that NeriumAD is not only an age-defying product but its safe for all skin types. So many products I have tried have really irritated my skin. From the first use I like how the product  feels on my skin, and it absorbs effortlessly.

I have been using the NeriumAD Day and Night cream and within the first days use my skin started feeling much more hydrated.  Three days in I started to notice an improvement in the tone of my skin. This has just the perfect amount of moisture and now at the end of my first week I can really see a difference. The most noticeable would be the firmness of my skin and my pores appear much smaller. Can’t wait to see how my skin changes with continued use.


Jocelyn’s First Week:

I’ve been using Nerium AD for over a week now, and I have to say I don’t know if it’s the timing – or the product itself – but my skin feels amazing. Typically in the November, December months, I find myself having to hydrate my skin a couple times a day. I’ll do facial moisturizer in the morning – and then again at night after washing my face. Sometime in the afternoon, my skin will start to feel crackly. Yes, crackly. Since I started using Nerium AD in the morning – and then again at night – my skin has seen a DRAMATIC change. My skin doesn’t feel so “thirsty” anymore. I can last longer between moisturizing. This product is really changing how I thought my skin was supposed to behave! It’s supposed to be naughty during the winter, right? Guess not!

I love this product so much – and can’t wait to give it another 2-3 weeks and see where I’m REALLY at. If I’m already noticing a difference, and I’m only a week in, I can’t wait to see where I’m at in another couple weeks.

This product changed the way I feel about my skin! I feel like the skin from my 20’s is back! Isn’t aging a b***h? I want my 20-year-old skin back. You remember how it didn’t matter what you put on your face, your skin was always gorgeous? Now I have to worry about wrinkles, and pulling my skin too much, and washing my makeup off gently, and whether or not my lotions have SPF. Take me back to my 20’s! Above is a picture of Erin and I on our first road trip to California! We drove to Los Angeles right around 21 or so. LA or bust!

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Disclosure: We were sent samples of the above mentioned products for potential review on our site. We were not paid to write this post and all opinions and thoughts are 100% our own.


Demi Lovato’s Must Have Eye Cream? Algenist!

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Want skin like Demi Lovato? Well Algenist has the key for flawless eyes with their Complete Eye Renewal Balm.

Demi recently shared her skin care regimen with her millions of Twitter followers and Algenist’s Complete Eye Renewal Balm was included among her favorites. Calling the collection of products her “miracle workers” was an understatement for the Complete Eye Renewal Balm as this eye cream does it all. This nourishing cream visibly diminishes signs of aging around the eyes, while decreasing puffiness and dark circles. Alguronic Acid combined with vitamin C, caffeine, cucumber, aloe and green tea extracts help reduce fine lines and wrinkles while nourishing and hydrating the eye area for a recharged and rejuvenated look.

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The Complete Eye Renewal Balm is available on, and Sephora for $65

Benefit Countdown to Love Advent Calendar


Such a great idea! Why did no one think of this sooner, kids shouldn’t have all the fun with advent calendars.

BENEFIT COSMETICS Countdown To Love Advent Calendar
What it is:
A festive advent calendar filled with 24 fun and flattering mini beauty treasures.

What it does:
Decked out in a mega show-stopping Pop Art box, this countdown to Christmas features a bevy of Benefit bestsellers and three glitzy little look goodies—a charm necklace, bracelet, and an adorable barrette. Open each door for a delightful beauty surprise that awaits every day of the month!

This set contains:
– 0.25 oz “That Gal”
– 0.25 oz The POREfessional
– 0.08 oz High Beam
– 0.08 oz Sun Beam
– 0.08 oz Benetint
– 0.08 oz Chachatint
– 0.08 oz Posietint
– 0.22 oz Ultra Plush in Coralista
– 2 x 0.22 oz Ultra Plush in Sugarbomb, Dandelion
– 0.1 oz Hoola
– 0.1 oz Dandelion
– 0.1 oz Coralista
– 0.22 oz Ultra Lip Gloss in A-Lister
– 0.14 oz BADgal Lash
– 0.08 oz Stay Don’t Stray in Light/Medium
– 0.02 oz BADgal Liner Waterproof in Black
– 0.1 oz It’s Potent Eye Cream
– 0.3 oz Total Moisture Facial Cream
– 0.08 oz Ooh La Lift
– 0.25 oz Girl Meets Pearl
– Bracelet
– Necklace
– Barrette


L’Occitane Lavender Eau De Cologne


I love the scent of Lavender but find that most Lavender fragrances come out smelling a bit like a grandmother. Well L’Occitane has found the way to get the most beautiful scent of Lavender that is fresh and young. I love the mix of citrus, such a great bright daily scent. I even spritz a bit on my pillowcases after hearing how great it works. And after a long day a little spray of this on my pillow and I drift off to sleep relaxed and breathing in the most gorgeous Lavender scent.

Brightened by the radiant freshness of citrus fruits, the Lavender Eau de Cologne has a light, breezy scent, underlined by a woody, musky base with a captivating trail.

This vibrant Cologne is a celebration of summer that captures the sunshine and brightness of Haute-Provence.

Top Notes: Lavender P.D.O., Bergamot, Peach
Middle Notes: Freesia, Marigold
Base Notes: Benzoin, Musk

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Disclosure: A complimentary sample of the above mentioned product was sent to me for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.