Replace or Reject: The Very Late April Edition

Quick, before folks from the Hoarders Show come to my house, I want to get rid of these products. Never mind the stuff I have bought since and have taken these products’ place.

Moving along…This is a Flower Beauty shadow I got from Walmart, where it is an exclusive. I got one to try out but, I found all the shade selections to be very pretty. Here, is Orchid-ing Around…

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While it is a very pretty color, this type of shadow creases like nobody’s business on me. If you have ever tried L’Oreal’s Infallible shadows, this is just like it. Maybe a bit creamier. I tried an Infallible shadow and promptly returned it. I remember it distinctly because it was the very first time I had ever returned a beauty product.

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Along with the Flower shadow, I found another Chapstick that has to go. There are way too many other softer (SoftLips) balms out there. And, here’s a Replace: Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Cream. I did a review on this product here. It is all that, seriously. I can’t wait to replace it.

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You can see how serious I am about Reviva Labs Cream. I took a Q-tip to swab out every last bit of this awesome cream…

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Along with the Glycolic Acid Cream, I also used Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Not only did I fall in love with this one, but my husband got on the band wagon with me. When it was gone, he asked me where can we get some more of this. I will be getting a replacement of this one too…

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You know, I sure in the heck have a lot of ChapStick brand of balms to get rid of in my house. Seriously. I thought I’d like Cake Batter but I did not. I thought it smelled weird.

The Argan Oil Styling Cream is a replace because this stuff made my hair feel healthy. And, this IS one product that smelled good. I can’t say that this styling cream helped to style my hair but it make my curls less frizzy without weighing down my locks.

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I have a huge makeup artist case that I have fun going through once in a while. Actually, I have been going through it looking for things to remove to make room for newer, more loved products. The EyeStudio in Ivy Icon, by Maybelline, is a reject. I thought it was pretty at the time I bought it. But, the color fell flat when applied. I didn’t bother to try and make it work though. It just wasn’t pretty when I put it on.

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The two shadows below the EyeStudio shadow are from Jesse’s Girl…

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Cream shadows and I do not get along most of the time. Sadly, that is what happened with these two. Crease City. I have tons of eye primers. I like to have an assortment of them. In fact, the makeup company I own has a great eye shadow primer. But, these cream shadows just don’t work for me.

I feel relieved, even freer, to blog about these April Rejects/Replacements. I could tell you that May’s edition is forthcoming. But, I worry that the moving crew from Hoarders may beat me to it.

Have you had more rejects than replacements lately?

Reviva Labs: 3-Step Layering System Using Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

I had the opportunity, from Reviva Labs, to revamp my entire skin care routine. A regimen of three Reviva Labs products, layered in a particular order, has made a change, for the better, for my skin.

Here are the three products I used…

haul swatches eotd 019In the order that I used them, first was the Hyaluronic Acid Serum ($22)…

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I am beginning to see some sun spots appear on my face, joining the fine lines and even some wrinkles that have crept onto my countenance. What Hyaluronic Acid Serum does is counter all of those things. This serum instructs the skin cells to hold in more moisture which, in a short time, softens the lines and wrinkles and plumps up the skin…

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Following the Hyaluronic Acid Serum, I used 5% Glycolic Acid Night/Day Cream ($25)…

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This cream directs the skin to turn over, or exfoliate, quicker. When this happens, the skin stays soft, radiate and healthy. As we age, our skin slows down this process. 5% Glycolic Acid Night/Day Cream keeps the skin acting younger by allowing the turn over of skin cells to happen quicker. And check out the ingredients; you know what all of those things are! I never felt any stinging or discomfort using this cream and, none with the other two.

haul swatches eotd 026 haul swatches eotd 027I applied this Night/Day Cream just at night for a week before adding it to my morning routine. This is powerful stuff and I wanted to take every advantage of using it properly. I used this cream not only on my face (I did avoid the area right under my eyes) but also down my neckline too. My skin was showing results of being softer and firmer before I even moved to using it during the day.

The third and last product I used was the brand-new to the Reviva Labs family products; Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream ($49) . First thing I noticed was that a little goes a long ways…

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Upon first touch of this cream, you will know that you have before you a product of quality…

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As per the instructions, I applied the Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream along the deep lines by my mouth and down to the area where my chin and cheeks meet. As we age, our skin starts to sag in these areas (alas). While not claiming to remove these deep lines, peptides are little molecules that help plump up cells and allow them to hold in moisture. As a bonus, my skin felt extremely soft. Even the next morning, I noticed that my face still felt soft without a bit of dryness to it, which it tends to do after 8 hours of sleeping.

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After 8 days of using all three products, I noticed that any dry patches on my face were eliminated. My foundation sat on my face completely smooth. And, unlike some products that are made to make the skin firmer and more plump, these three Reviva Labs products made my skin softer with no tight-feeling sensation.

Reviva Labs suggests that when you use their Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream that you do it with three-step layering regimen. To find out which products work best for your needs, I suggest you review the information at their website here. That’s where I did my research to pick which two products would work best for me, along with the Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream.

I have tried many Reviva Labs products and every single time they have proven to live up to their claims, provide me with quality products and, results that I see in just a short time.

 

These products were provided to me for my honest review. All comments and opinions are my own.