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Product Review: Valentia Even Glow Skin Serum

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Disclosure: I received this product free in agreement to review the product.

Here are some specs:

  • SUPERIOR INGREDIENTS INCLUDE: Organic Rosehip Oil, Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil, Green Tea Extract, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, and Resistem (Plant Stem Cells). All ingredients chosen for their anti-aging properties and ability to enhance Vitamin C efficiacy on your face and skin.
  • EVENS SKIN TONE | INCREASES GLOW & RADIANCE: Vanquish dark spots and revitalize your skin with this new generation Vitamin C serum along with essential fatty acids that leave skin smooth and visibly brighter. Smooth skin capable of reflecting light will give your skin a youthful glow and a brilliant shine for that well-rested and refreshed look.
  • LUXURIOUS SMELL + ALL DAY HYDRATION – Experience the most addictive Vitamin C Serum on the market today. Non-Watery texture allows for greater coverage with less serum, deeply penetrating and reducing pores by locking in moisture.
  • REDUCES WRINKLES & FINE LINES: Special ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Sea Buckthorn oil work to plump up the skin, reducing wrinkles leaving skin clearer and younger.
  • BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: The presence of Organic Rosehip Oil and a foundation of 20% Vitamin C increases collagen production so your skin retains the elasticity responsible for a youthful appearance and prevents skin sagging associated with aging. Enjoy smooth and supple skin that takes years off your face… LIFETIME GUARANTEE- Try our Even Glow Serum Today – RISK FREE

This serum has been amazing so far! It smells great and doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily or sticky! It is great on my oily and dry skin and has really brightened it.  I am acne prone so it took a few days for my skin to adjust but it has and the serum has really improved the look of the scars on my face! So much so that sometimes I just touch up any trouble spots and go… no BB cream or foundation!

I put the serum on at night after my evening face wash routine.  I wake up in the morning to a glow on my face and it is hydrated and fresh.

I am still using this product and I plan to purchase it again once it runs out!

 

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Beauty Reviews: BB and Eye Palette

If you follow my instagram you know I got a HUGE package from Sephora.  I am going to take some time and do a product review. I have been wanting to get a new eye shadow pallet and came across Urban Decay’s Ammo Palette.  I love the different colors so I went for it.

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Overall, I really LOVE this pallet! It came with “Eyeshadow Primer Potion”.  I tried the eyeshadow with and without. Without the color still looks really bold and stays on HOWEVER, there is some glitter fall out when you don’t use the potion which makes for a little interesting look on your face.  It isn’t crazy but enough to bother me.  But as long as you use the potion it seems to eliminate that!

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BONUS**When you order from Sephora you receive a few free samples.  One of the samples I chose was Boscia BB Cream.

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I have tried a few BB creams and most make me break out and don’t have good coverage.  This Boscia BB Cream is a game changer…. it covers well enough for me to go and run errands and then for date nights I just throw on powder and my blush+eye makeup+ Lip and I am good to go! It feels light even with other makeup on top AND I have worn it three days and NO breakouts!

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Fragrance Faves

There are some girls who love shoes, some who love makeup, some who love clothes…. I am one of those girls that loves all thing girl!  I LOVE perfume and always have several to choose from because depending on my mood will dictate what I wear!

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NOTE** I grabbed descriptions from the websites!

COCO MADEMOISELLE

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Daring and bold, yet sensual and elegant….Inspired by the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel, the modern Oriental fragrance entices with an utterly feminine composition, expressing refined sensuality and incredible freshness.

I love this classic scent… know that it is very strong and a spritz or two goes a LONG way!

MARC JACOBS- Oh, Lola!
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Flirtatious, charming, and sparkling with lighthearted personality, this fragrance leaves you flirting with your senses! It bursts open with a bright and whimsical effervescence. At the heart of the fragrance is the playful scent of peony. As the scent dries down, a flirty and elegant trail gives you an unexpected touch of fun that makes you smile!

This one is so fun and girly! Love it for girls night and even date night!

CHANCE

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A light fragrance, filled with vitality and energy. Spray lavishly over the body–if you dare.

Classic scent that is great for work and a night on the town!

BURBERRY

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A fruity fragrance with top notes of blackcurrant and fresh green apple. Combined with heart notes of cedar wood, jasmine, moss and sandalwood, the fragrance has a rich and sensual tone. Musk and vanilla smooth the scent for a gentle warmth.

I LOVE this scent in the winter time.  It is so calming and smooth!

FAN DI FENDI

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Notes include pear, black currant accord, tangerine, pink peppercorn; the heart is comprised of damascena rose and yellow jasmine; and the finish is of soft leather accord, patchouli.

This scent is another great one that is great for everyday wear!

ALWAYS remember to spritz on your skin to see how it will REALLY smell on you!

XXOO Gabbing GInger

 

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#100daysofhappiness: Days 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, & 90

It is that time again to update the good ole #100days of happiness!  After this adventure ends I will pick back up on more unique posts!

Over the weekend my oldest friend came to town for a visit! I have known Kate for over 21 years… sheeeeeeesh!  You should follow her blog Prairie Yuppie! She owns a ridiculously cute boutique in Stillwater, OK and competes in beauty pageants!  While she was here we ventured around Fort Worth, and  went to the Colonial! The quote below is our friendship… we could sit for hours and not say anything and be comfortable…. BUT lord knows we can chats each others heads off too!

True Friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable- David Tyson Gentry

Colonial was so fun! We had access to a few tents and the weather was perfect! We got to spend time with old friends and new friends and it was FABULOUS!

Belli [Facewash]-  No, I am not pregnant but I have been having TERRIBLE breakouts but I don’t want to start medicine or anything ridiculously harsh on my skin.  SO I have been searching for things that will help my face.  I LOVE the philosophy clear line but wanted to try something new.  I found rave reviews for this from NON pregnant people so I thought I would give it a whirl! And I LOVE it.  Doesn’t smell and really gives you the fresh and clean feel! It really has reduced my break outs… right now I only have one pimple…. a month ago i had so many I couldn’t even count them all!

Cherry Coke Zero is a serious problem I have.  I love it and it really does help curb my coke cravings especially in the summer when I crave it even more! Cue Rascal Flatts singing Mayberry.  I don’t drink it everyday but I like having it around when I am have a sweet craving!  SO YUMMY!

Kate and I decided to treat Mark to homemade breakfast after he put up with us hung out with us all weekend.  Omelets and bacon… can’t.beat.that.

Also, I have gotten to take advantage of working from home and some amazing weather by laying out with my laptop in hand!  I LOVE it! Stay tuned for a blog post about the highs and lows of working from home!  Should be funny…. at least for me.

Hope y’all had a fabulous weekend!

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#100daysofhappiness: 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, &84

This update seems to have a lot of food pictures! Enjoy!

-I tried out a new bacon wrapped chicken recipe…. and it was a success!  As I have said before my recipes are sometimes not done by measurement.

Preheat over to 375. Butterfly chicken breast. Stuff with a few blobs of cream           cheese and chopped onions.  I also added some fresh herbs from our garden (oregano and thyme).  Wrap with bacon and secure with toothpicks.  Bake for about 40 minutes.

-If you haven’t downloaded the time hop application, do it!  It is fun to see what you posted about so many years ago! Mine alerted me to a post I had about moving to Texas 4 years ago! Can’t believe how fast time has flown!

Tory Burch was having a seasonal sale! I purchased a pair of Reva’s and Flip Flops.  I will post pictures once they get here! So excited!!!

-Last post I talked about the Betty Crocker Ultimate Brownie Mix.  Well on the back of the box they had a recipe for brownie bites.  SO I had to try.  I followed the recipe EXCEPt it said it made 42 bites… I only made 32 and they were the perfect size!  I also made some homemade peanut butter icing:

8oz cream cheese- room temp

1 big scoop of margarine (about the size of a stick of butter)- room temp

1/2 cups peanut butter

1 cup sugar

1/2 t vanilla extract

Mark took these to work and they were gone VERY quickly! So yummy and bite size!

Casey and I went on an adventure to shop and to see Zac Efron without his shirt on a movie.  We met when we worked at Texas Motor Speedway for Speedway Children’s Charity.  So we got a laugh out of taking a selfie with the TMS pace car.  We used to get to drive those all the time….  They are fun and FAST!

-Mark was out of town so I tried a new breakfast. I fried an egg, cooked some lunchmeat ham and melted cheese on a “slimmie” bagel.  Turned out so yummy! One of my favs now!

 

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#100daysofhappiness: Day 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 & 78

Back at it again and it has been awhile! Here is the happenings of my life recently!

We have been trying to go on walks lately and we stopped to take a quick picture of downtown Fort Worth. It was such a beautiful night for a walk!

This. brownie. mix.  It is real people! So yummy but SO dangerous!

At en engagement party over the weekend I tried the Shiner Ruby Red Bird.  It was yummy but it was hard to drink the whole thing because it was so flavorful and it filled me up!

So the other day Mark got me some “just because” roses.  They were so sweet and smelled amazing! He doesn’t do it often but when he does it is because he means it.  I love them!

Mark and I are trying very hard to be less wasteful with our food/groceries.  The other night we cooked some pork loin we had in the freezer, asparagus and then I made some yummy biscuits with cheese and fresh oregano.  It turned out great and it was all random items we had in the fridge!

One of Mark’s cousins is having her confirmation and I went to pick out a card the other 
day.  This verse is one of my favorite and I really needed to see it the day I went to pick out the card.  Definitely a GREAT pick-me-up!

Essie’s top coats are THE best! I use them with their own lines as well as with the OPI colors I have.  It really helps it last longer than a regular polish top coat! LOVE it!

 

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