Tuesday, February 9, 2016

StriVectin Multi-Action Restorative Cream Review

I have probably said this a million times but I will repeat it again, it is very important to take care of your skin. The earlier you start the better, drink lots of water, eat healthy and have a healthy skin care routine. For those of you who are new to my blog and don't know, I have oily combination skin. My skin is pretty normal except for my oily t-zone. I do get some dry patches from time to time and some acne when my skin wants to act up, but that’s when having a good moisturizer helps a lot.

Not all moisturizers are cut out for every skin type or for every skin concern, but finding the right one for you is not too hard. I have found my favorites through trial and error, meaning trying different moisturizers to see what works and what doesn’t. Also, asking beauty experts helps you to find a good moisturizer. I love using moisturizers because I believe the right moisturizer will add more moisture and protect your skin against everyday pollutants, and when you have oily skin there is nothing like tricking your skin to believing is producing enough oils. I am not a dermatologist but I have tried moisturizers that have helped my oily skin stay under control and I can see the difference.
Today I wanted to talk about my newest obsession lol… Strivectin Multi-Action Restorative Cream, I received this as a gift from their PR agency, but I am writing about it because I chose too and I am sharing my own opinion and experience with this cream. So here is the 101 on this cream as said on Strivectin.com:

“New Multi-Action Restorative Cream is the multi-tasking moisturizer that does it all. Harnessing 35 years of skincare research, this breakthrough cream is formulated with Pro-12 Youth Optimizing Complex™ to initiate a cascade of revitalizing effects in skin, addressing the 12 visible signs of aging: Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Density, Firmness, Sagging, Texture, Dehydration, Dullness, Discoloration, Clarity, Resilience and Enlarged Pores.”
I am not getting any younger so having a good anti-aging cream is key to looking young for as long as I can, naturally (No Botox lol…). I am a strong believer that the younger you start using anti-aging products, the better. There are tons of options out there for every budget, if you want a list of good anti-aging creams on a budget that I’ve tried leave a comment down below. What I love about Strivectin Multi-Action Restorative Cream is that it targets 12 different signs of aging (as mentioned above) that’s pretty good I would say and although there are some creams out there that have multi-action purposes, none that I have heard off has twelve.
The cream itself feels thick when you first dip your fingers in the jar but it feels really light when applied on your face and it’s absorbed quickly. I use it in the morning as part of my morning routine and I love how it reduces the appearance of my pores instantly after application. It helps my liquid foundation go on smoothly, so this honestly feels more like a primer/moisturizer with tons of benefits for your skin, how awesome is that. As I said I have oily combination skin, my skin still does get a bit oily by the end of day (around 4-5 pm) but it’s not much, so it does control it a bit. I also use it at night time before I got to sleep under Strivectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner (Click here for review). I love the combination of these two together, I wake up to a smooth soft looking skin which I love. I have to say that although I have no visible wrinkles on my face I did have some minimal laugh lines that are now less visible and I have been using this cream for about a month now. So that’s a good sign that its doing its job. Although some may find this cream a bit on the pricey side $95 for a 1.7 fl. oz. jar a little does go a long way and I feel this jar will probably last me a long time giving me enough time to save up for my next jar.

What your favorite moisturizer at the moment? what do you like about it?


Leslie xoxo

Monday, February 1, 2016

January 2016 Favorites & Love and Friendship Giveaway

Happy Monday!!! Welcome to February!!

January flew by in my opinion, but I like February, the month we celebrate love and friendship. Love and friendship should be celebrated all year long but we make it a big deal in February. I love the decorations of Valentine’s Day especially pink (obviously lol…). I honestly feel blessed with the family and friends that I have in my life, I don’t know what I would do without them. Love is a powerful and lovely feeling but with it comes a lot more than just four words (honesty, communication, loyalty, trust and much more). Take this month and be grateful for all you have, maybe it’s a little or may be a lot but be grateful for the little things in life that really do matter.

Today I wanted to share my January Favorites with you and also as the month of love and friendship, do a little giveaway to show my appreciation to all of you who support Bravenezz. So below it’s a list of all my January favorites.

1. StriVectin Multi-Action Restorative Cream (Review Coming Soon)
2. H&M Nail Polishes in Smokey Loden & Sepia
3. Essie polish in Recessionista
4. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (Click here for review)
5. Nars Creamy Concealer (Click here for review)
6. Tony Moly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm (Review Coming soon)


7. Tarte LipSurgence Power Pigment in Blushing Bride

8. Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glaze

9. Colourpop Lippie Stix in Lumiere

10. Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

Left to Right: Tarte LipSurgence Power Pigment in Blushing Bride,
Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glaze, Colourpop Lippie Stix in Lumiere,
Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella

So these were all my favorites for the month of January. Hope February brings a lot of good things for all of you and hope you all enjoy your loved ones and cherish them always. As for the Love & Friendship Giveaway, I will be giving away the following:

Love & Friendship Giveaway
1. EOS Lip Balms pack of two (Strawberry Sorbet & Wildberry)

2. Tarte Tartelette Tease Palette

3. Essie Nail Polish in Secret Story

4. Kiss True Volume Lashes & Strip Lash Adhesive.

Giveaway is international and begins today and ends February 29th, 2016. To enter the giveaway, just follow the steps in the Rafflecopter down below. Good Luck to all those who enter. Thank all for all your support I am so grateful and happy to be part of this beauty blogging community.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

What where your favorites for January?

Leslie xoxo