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Review – Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads

26 Jan

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I received a sample of the Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads from Birchbox.  For $18.00 USD, you will receive 5 pairs of pads.

I only received 1 pair, but oh well.

What Birchbox Says:

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For a better round-the-clock solution to fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness, try these gel pads with 100 percent pure collagen. The hydrating pads plump and restore the youthful appearance around your eyes and enhance eye contour naturally without any scary needles. These easy-to-use beauty wonders repair sensitive skin around your eyes after time in the sun, and help brighten eyes.

HOW TO USE

After cleansing, open foil pack and immediately apply one pad beneath each eye. Apply evenly to ensure a good contact with the skin. Leave on for 20 minutes then peel and dispose. Do not reuse.

What FairyGodMother says:

Basically, this is a super moisture infused eye pad that sticks to your skin.  Like this:

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It’s weirdly annoying to wear around for 20 minutes.  They are pretty thick and heavy, so you very much feel them on your skin.  Is it terrible?  No, just irritating enough to be irritating for 20 minutes, but not irritating enough to hate it.

Does this deliver what it promises?

Yes, the results are instant and last about a day.  This stuff hydrates like nobody’s business.  If you have dry skin or tiny wrinkles under your eyes, this will minimize them temporarily.

Does it work on dark circles?

No idea.  I don’t have dark circles and the description makes no promises about diminishing dark under eye circles.  Some reviewers seem to think it made a difference though.

Will this help on puffiness?

Yes, temporarily because it pumps everything else around the eye.

Would I purchase this?

Yes, this is a good product.  It’s nice to use before a special occasion or if your skin has been going through some major dryness.

Have you tried the Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads?  Do you like them?

Thanks for reading!

~Anna

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Review-POND’S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream

28 May

POND’S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream is a daily moisturizer formulated with Formulated with AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) and collagen,  to help reduce wrinkles with regular use.  POND’S claims results to be visible in 2 weeks.  You can buy it for under $10.00 at a drug store in the US.

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Does it work?

Yes, but NOT in 2 weeks as the company claims.  I picked this up and set it down for months before I committed to using it twice a day for over a month.  That’s when I finally noticed that I was seeing some slight results.

So what did I see?

I saw a small improvement in my skin.

More moisturized and smoother.  Smoother around my eyes. Better skin tone.

How long did it actually take to see results?

Over a month.  So, easily double the time the company claims.  Probably closer to 6-8 weeks.

Additional thoughts

I think this works very well as a daily moisturizer.   I didn’t feel like I needed additional products even during February and March.  I don’t think it would work really well if you have deep wrinkles.  It does help with uneven skin tone, but if you are dealing with serious discoloration, this may not be enough.

On the plus side, if you have sensitive skin or your skin doesn’t tolerate high levels of  AHA’s, this may be the product for you.

Would I repurchase?

Maybe, to use as a moisturizer.  But I wouldn’t purchase it to fix any aging issues.

Have you Lovelies tried any drugstore anti-aging products? Have you tried POND’S Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream?  What are your thoughts?

~Anna

 

Review – Dr. Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Renewal Solution

29 Jan

Kassi got me the best Christmas gift – a box full of samples!!! She called it the AnnaBox.  I have a ton and half of stuff to review, so this may take me a few months.

Anyhooooo, first up –  Review – Dr. Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Renewal Solution

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The ingredient list on this thing is crazy long, and I forgot to take a picture of it for you.

What it’s supposed to do –

“effective clarifying solution with pomegranate enzymes”

This effective clarifying solution uses pomegranate enzymes to exfoliate away dead skin cells, revealing a clear, even and brighter complexion.

stimulates cell turn over to allow healthier, newer skin to surface

removes dead skin cells, promoting a more even, uniform complexion

brightens skin tone & promotes smoothness

I used this right after I used the Proactiv Fading Pads, and I must say I was more impressed with how much renewing of skin the Pads did vs Dr. Brand.

Dr. Brandt Light Years Away Whitening Renewal Solution retails for $50.00 for 3.9 fl oz of product.   As you can see from my sample, I used a teeny tiny amount compared to what I would get in a full size bottle.

Would my opinion differ had the sample been more generous?  Maybe.  With the bit of solution I had, I rationed it so I could use it for more one day.

To compare, Proactiv+ Mark Fading Pads gave you 5 pads saturated to the max with the solution.

My review 

Shrinks pores

Works like a hard working toner

Pleasant scent

Did it renew my skin?  No

Would I buy?  Probably not for $50.00 unless I could try a larger sample.

This is made with a “marine complex” and “vitamin C”.  I think that salicylic acid works better on my skin to renew, which is not an ingredient in this product.

You may like this if you are not a fan of acids or anything harsh on your skin, you are not looking for a drastic change, you don’t like stuff that stings your face.

Happy Wednesday~A

Testing out Silk Pillow Cases For SCIENCE!

14 Jan

Anna is the best – she bought me a silk pillow case for xmas!  This sounds like some kind of ‘lovers gift’ but it’s for beauty!  (of course)

We are both growing out our hair and in doing so are remembering how much long hair tangles, especially if you roll around in your sleep like a complete psycho.

In our research, we stumbled upon a remedy for this (AND WRINKLES) – Silk Pillow cases!

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Does’t this bitch look cozy?!  SILK PILLOW CASE!

So here is the ‘science’ behind it.

First off – you know how sometimes you wake up with ‘sleep lines’ on your face or arms.  Well that is from the material you are sleeping on being mooshed against your skin.  This means that fabric is pulling at the skin – and hair – creating lines.   As you get older your skin gets thinner and more fragile and these sleep lines can be damaging.  So unless you sleep on your back, you are creating lines.  100% silk doesn’t pull at your skin.  It glides against your skin, thus no sleep lines.

Most of us sleep on cotton pillow cases.  Cotton is very absorbent which is great in theory unless it’s absorbing off your really expensive night creams.  Silk still absorbs, but much less so.  This means face cream stays on your face not your pillow.

Here is the one I have – very affordable and 100% silk and it’s black!  My hair stains everything!

Here has been my experience thus far:  

Hair – Less frizzy in the morning, less tangles and looks cleaner.  I can’t explain this cleaner looking thing.  It could be coincidence.

Skin- In the morning my skin feels softer and more moisturized than normal.  Totally necessary as it has been so dry in my apartment.

Other –  My live-in boyfriend likes to keep our apartment rainforest hot.  At night I end up waking up from being too warm.  I have noticed that the silk pillow case has helped with this as it never really gets a hot as a normal pillow case.  Also, my 18 lb cat that shares a pillow with me isn’t leaving his furr all over the pillow.  SUCCESS.  Oddly, his fur feels softer today.  Hmmm.  #catlady

-k

Juice Beauty – Green Apple Peel for Sensitive Skin

11 Sep

I just received a sample this in my BirchBox yesterday and I really like it.

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I have been afraid of peels for a long time because I have sensitive skin and most of them just turn my skin red.  I once has red raccoon eyes from one in high school and begged my mom not to make me go to school.

I used the Green Apple Peel last night and my skin looks and feels amazing today!  It says to use it 1-2 times a week but I am having trouble waiting.

I experienced no redness, tightness or itchiness.

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Sunscreen vs no Sunscreen vs Coconut oil as Sunscreen?

6 Jun

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There is so much information about sunscreen coming out lately.  We at Fairy Godmother have a confused attitude about it, probably like a lot of folks.  Sunscreen causing cancer is a freaking scary concept!

Also, Anna is allergic to most products that contain SPF so she rarely uses it on her face.  And by rarely we mean when she is sitting on the beach in Mexico.  🙂 Continue reading

DIY – Coffee Sugar Scrub

16 May

Turns out, using coffee in a scrub actually has some benefits other than making your body smell like heaven and your skin feel amazingly smooth.

  • Caffeine has anti-inflammatory properties and also helps to speed the healing of skin wounds.
  • Caffeine typically aids in blood flow which helps prevent varicose veins and cellulite.
  • Caffeine is a natural antioxidant which help reduce age spots and wrinkles

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Recipe:
1 cup Coffee Grounds (used or unused)
1 cup Coffee Grounds (used or unused)
1/2 cup Coconut or Olive oil
1 cup Sugar (I recommend raw cane sugar)
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 Tbs Ground Cinnamon

Mix together and you are done.il_570xN.451666197_gaqq

How to use:  Apply to damp skin in the shower, scrub, rinse off.

Seriously this scrub is so easy to make that you can do it in under 5 minutes.  Just make sure to use it within about 5 days or it will start to go bad.

“It smells so good you will want to eat it!”

-kassi

Pro – Tip : Radiant skin on a budget

17 Apr

Ladies, exfoliating your lovely faces is a must in your regular beauty routine. How else do you think we are able to keep our youthful appearances?

Certain friends in the med spa business have told us “Girl, you need to scrub daily!”  And because we listen to anyone in a lab coat, we do.

There are so many products on the market aimed to exfoliate and scrub and promise to reveal a more youthful you. A lot of those products are really good, but the costs add up. Especially if you are looking to do this every day. Also to keep in mind, many drug store scrubs are actually very harsh and can break capillaries causing damage to your skin. Dreadful!

Don’t fret, we found a solution in the form of raw silk!

What it is – MicrodermaMitt $27.00 for 1

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http://www.aboutfaceplusbody.com/catalog/item/8103598/8743686.htm

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