Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ICU Eyewear Review


I have shared several anti-aging products with you in the past but one thing that you have probably never thought of when it comes to staying young is sunglasses. Wearing sunglasses should be an important part in your anti aging skin regime. For one, wearing sunglasses during those bright sunny days helps prevent you from squinting, squinting causes those pesky little lines around your eyes we know as crow's feet. Then there's those harmful UV rays, well not only can they be harmful to your skin but they can also damage the most sensitive part of your face, your eyes. We wear sunblock to protect our skin from the scorching sun it only makes sense that we should also be protecting our eyes.

ICU Eyewear has a nice selection of stylish sunglasses that will not only protect those peepers but will have you looking super cute. What's more they are totally affordable at only $21.95 a pair! At that price you can get a few pairs to add some oomph to your wardrobe. I was sent two different styles of sunglasses for review.


These adorable Retro Cat Eye sunglasses in yellow and tortoise shell. Cat eye frames happen to be one of my favorite styles because I think they look great with my face shape so I was in love with this as soon as I saw them. Even though these sunglasses are so inexpensive they do not look cheap and I have actually received several compliments when wearing them.


I also received these Large Retro Soft Cat Eye sunglasses in black. These are my everyday sunglasses. While they are a little plain they still look good. I make sure to keep these in my car so I am always protected and able to drive safely.

Aside from sunglasses ICU Eyewear also offers reading glasses, which I also happen to need. My fave of the bunch are these Two-Tone Fade reading glasses.



I want these!

So you know how I mentioned earlier about how affordable these glasses were? Well guess what?! If you purchase now until September 1st you can get an additional 30% off the already low low price. Crazy bargain! Not to mention they offer FREE shipping on all orders over $40. Go check out what they have in stock, your eyes and skin will thank you!

***Monica***


The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Mally Beauty Review


Mally Beauty is a line of cosmetics created by professional makeup artist and beauty expert Mally Roncal. Her love of all things glam drove her to create a beauty line that is not only used by a-list celebrities, and sold in high end stores like Henri Bendel and Fred Segal but is also available to women everywhere via QVC.com, mallybeauty.com and ULTA Beauty.



I was sent a High Shine Liquid Lipstick for review. These retail for $20 and come in over 30 shades. It is a 4-in-1 product that includes your lip primer, lipstick, lip gloss, and lip liner all in one! I was sent Nude Light for review. This lipstick is in a pen like container with a built in brush applicator. You turn the bottom knob a few times to get some of the lip color onto the applicator and then easily brush onto your lips. It really does leave a "high shine" on your lips. The particular shade I was scent is a nude with just a touch of pink. Your lips look natural with a little extra pop of gloss. I love how easy it is to apply and I love the color and feel on my lips. I love that I can wear it over any of my other lipsticks to add some extra shimmer. The only thing I am not too fond of is the smell and yes, the taste. No, I am not eating the stuff but it is kinda hard not to get a little taste of it in your mouth when it goes on your lips. It's a little chemical-y smelling and tasting. It's not overwhelming and definitely won't hinder me from using it again, but it is there.

I am actually pretty interested in trying some of the other Mally Beauty products because I can tell this is some high quality stuff. There is a ton of products to check out on the website and you can even purchase Starter Kits which feature products especially picked out to create your desired look.

***Monica***


The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Beverly Hills MD Venox Anti Aging Serum Review and Discount Code


Created by too Beverly Hills plastic surgeons, Dr. John Layke and Dr. Payman Danielpour, Beverly Hills MD Cosmeceuticals is the latest brand of anti aging products. These celebrated Beverly Hills doctors have transformed years of being in the "beauty business" into a beauty line accessible to everyone. Ideal for both men and women who are apprehensive about going under the knife, as well as those who like to maintain their appearance in between visits to the doctor's office. They currently have three products to help combat the signs of aging; Venox Anti Aging Serum, Scar Recovery Restoration Serum, Wrinkle Repair Night Treatment. In addition Beverly Hills MD offers a Lash Enhancing Serum and Dark Spot Corrector.

I was given the opportunity to review Venox Anti Aging Serum. This serum is one of the more celebrated products and was recently featured in InStyle magazine as a "miracle in a jar"- an anti–aging serum that has unlocked the secret to beautiful, healthy looking skin.


This powerful, fast-acting anti-aging serum utilizes a unique, groundbreaking formula to reduce and help eliminate the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines while promoting collagen production and cell turnover for tighter, brighter skin.

Benefits

·         » Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

·         » Boosts collagen levels and increases skin’s elasticity

·         » Reduces facial muscle cell contractions

·         » Tightens and firms skin

·         » Deeply hydrates skin
 
I    The directions on this product say that you can apply it to your face and neck either morning and night but preferably in the evenings for best results. I have been using it before bed since that's when I wash my face of the days makeup. Only a small amount is needed to apply a thin layer to your clean face and neck. It absorbs quickly without feeling greasy and leaves your skin feeling super soft. I am lucky in that I have good genes and have no signs of wrinkles at 37 years old. My mom who is almost 60 looks much younger for her age, thanks mom! Still it's never too soon to start taking care of aging skin and even postponing the inevitable for a little bit. This is a great  product and after just two weeks my skin feels so much smoother. So what's the science behind Venox?
 
      Much like Botox®, Venox smoothes skin by hindering the muscle contractions that create lines and creases - without the injection. Four powerful ingredients make this possible:
  • SYN-AKE®, a synthetic snake venom that inhibits wrinkle-causing muscle contractions while increasing skin elasticity;
  • Aloe Leaf Extract, which contains several antioxidants that help replenish aging skin's moisture and improve its natural firmness;
  • Palmitoyl Peptides which aid in activating the synthesis of skin-plumping collagen;
  • Extracts from the Ginkgo Biloba Tree which contain antioxidants that help slow down the aging process by protecting against free radicals.
You can purchase Venox Anti Aging Serum online for $149 and because our readers are so great they are offering all of you 30% off the retail price. Just use the code GIRLYGIRL in the next 2 weeks at checkout.
 
***Monica***


The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.
 

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sand Cloud Giveaway


Sand Cloud is a new company based in California, Pacific Beach to be exact and just a hop skip and a jump away from me. They have created the perfect product for southern California beaches and beaches beyond, the Sand Cloud.


Sand Cloud is a unique, high quality Turkish beach towel that is much lighter (and better looking) than their average, bulky terry cloth ancestor. It's easy to stick in your purse or carry in one hand, incorporates a lightweight and comfortable PILLOW to avoid using a shirt or purse under your head, and doubles as a sarong.

The Sand Cloud comes in four vibrant colors; blue, green, orange and purple. They are 35x60 inches, big enough to layout on or turn into a cover up. The removable pillow makes a nice headrest while you soak in the hot sun. The towel is lightweight so it dries quickly. It is also machine washable and becomes softer with each wash. The Sand Cloud sells for $29.95 and the best part is that 10% of the proceeds are donated to charities that help preserve our ocean and beaches. You can purchase a Sand Cloud online.


 Want to get one of these towels in your beach bag? Sand Cloud would like to offer one Girly Girl reader the chance to win a Sand Cloud.

To Enter: Be sure to like Sand Cloud on Facebook then come back here and tell me which color your would prefer. You can get extra entries for following GGG through GFC, Subscribing via email, liking us on Facebook and following via Twitter.

This giveaway will end on September 3, 2014. I will choose the winner using Random.org. Please leave a valid email address if it is not visible in your profile. US entries only.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Juicy Couture Malibu Collection Perfume Review

 
Recently I was sent Juicy Couture's Malibu Collection for review. While I am not familiar with any other Juicy Couture perfumes it is one of my friends go to perfumes, and she always smells nice. I was eager to try these Malibu inspired fragrances. I was sent both the Juicy Couture Malibu  and the couture La La for review. First of all the bottles scream California coast. The colors are bright and fresh and remind me of summer beach days. They will display beautifully on your girly vanity table.
 
The orange bottle of Juicy Couture Malibu is described as "Whimsical pink passion fruit merges with fresh sparkling jasmine..."
 
This one is clean and citrus-y with a light and breezy floral scent. This scent also lingers pretty much all day. I love that! This is the perfume to put on when you want to brighten your day. It will make you feel like summertime no matter what the season.
 
The pink bottle of couture La La Malibu is described as "Sparkling mandarin notes are highlighted with sweet pink sugar..."
 
This one is my favorite of the two. It is more on the sugary side, like candy. It is playful and girly and makes me think of strolling on the boardwalk on a perfect sunny day with a bag of cotton candy. This one also happened to be my husbands favorite. The only problem with this one is the scent faded in a just a couple of hours.
 
I ended up sharing one of the bottles I received with my friend who loves all Juicy Couture fragrances. She was so excited! Want to put a smile on you BFF's face? These make the perfect gift!
 
You can get your hands on these pretty bottles of perfume in most large department stores like Macy's and Nordstrom's as well as cosmetic stores like Sephora and Ulta.
 
***Monica***


The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Loving Pets Product Review


This review is for your furry four legged friends, woof! Is your doggy a messy eater? My dog Timber has got to be the messiest eater ever. Put a bowl of food in front of him and you can bet he will leave crumbs all over the floor. He is also a messy drinker. I am constantly cleaning up spilled water. Ugh! I love my big doggy but he has some annoying habits.

Loving Pets focuses on affordable, high quality, all-natural dog and cat treats, as well as decorative stainless steel feeding pet bowls, eco-friendly pet feeding dishes and slow feeding accessories.

They care about your animals and their products show it. Recently I was sent another one of these products for review. I was pretty excited about the Large black Bella Dog Mat.


Would this be the answer to Timber's messy eating?

Bone-shaped Bella® Spill-Proof Dog Mats stylishly prevents splashes and retains spills. Bella Spill-Proof Dog Mats have raised edges for maximum spill capacity, a slip-resistant, bone-embossed surface, and anti-skid feet to prevent slips, slides, noise and floor damage. Non-toxic, BPA-free and quality tested. For both indoor and outdoor use. Cleans easily – just rinse with water.

I love this mat! It contains all of my dogs crumbs and drips making it easier for me to clean up after him. I just carry the mat to the sink after he is finished chomping and rinse and dry the mat off. No more messy wet floor! Check out Timber in action...


And another pic of him posing with his new Bella Dog Mat.


For being such a good boy and keeping his messes contained, with the help of  Loving Pets, I have been giving him these yummy Natural Value Chicken Tender treats that I was also sent for review.


Natural Value™ Chicken Tenders are 100% farmed and made in the U.S.A. – proof that healthy, safe U.S.A. made dog treats can be affordable. Cooked on open grilling racks to reduce fat and give them a delicious flavor, our Chicken Tenders are sure to be your dog’s favorite treat.

Timber loves these treats and I love that they are made right here in our country. They are wheat, corn, soy, gluten and grain free, and contain no by-products. I don't even have to worry about any crumbs being left behind with these, he gobbles them up quick.

You can purchase these and other Loving Pets products online or check out their store locator for a retail store near you.

***Monica***


The featured product{s} in this post were provided to me free of charge by the manufacturer or PR company representing them. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by anyone.

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