Pacifica Beauty Coconut Roundup & Review

The end of summer’s got me feeling some kind of way. I go back to work, the weather gets a little cooler, and all of a sudden the holidays are upon us and it’s snowing. Ok. Maybe I’m a little dramatic. But, thankfully Pacifica Beauty Coconut products are around all year long. This summer they introduced some amazing new products and some old Pacifica Beauty Coconut favorites. I couldn’t stop and had to have them all. So, without further ado…the vegan coconut love you need to prevent your end of summer depression!

Hot Vegan Probiotic Spice and Rehab Mask – This mask was HOT! Literally. Like it was full of amazing spices like ginger and black pepper to stimulate the pores and loosen the the gunk trapped under the skin. Excellent! I loved how light this mask felt and how it didn’t make my skin overly tight. However, if you have sensitive skin or sunburned skin, this might not be the mask for you. It definitely left my pores a little smaller and my skin a little cleaner. 

Coconut Probiotic Water Rehab Cream – Another new Pacifica Beauty Coconut product! I really enjoyed using this cream throughout the summer. My usual cream is thicker so sometimes it was nice to have something on that I could barely feel. Aloe, coconut water, and actual live probiotics make skin feel pampered and refreshed after a day at the beach. The scent is light and the tube is easy to through in a bag. 

Pacifica Sun and Lip Care in Peach – A Target exclusive! Because you need a reason to go, right? This SPF infused lip balm in peach is made with an awesome water resistant formula. I loved sliding this on right after a day in the sun. Also, as ya’ll know by now…my makeup routine has become, ah-hem…quicker. This balm was a great pick me up on the days where I had to run out for errands with the little, but didn’t have time to put on a full face. It’s light and has a great feel and no waxy taste or residue. 

Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleaning Wipes – I’ve spoken about these wipes so many times on this blog! Again, I love them. They are quick, easy to use, and WORK! My oily Italian skin does not do well without a good foaming cleanser. BUT–with these bad boys on standby I don’t feel guilty about skipping the cleanser. 

Pacifica Underarm Deodorant Wipes – These coconut milk deodorant wipes are a fan favorite! Sage and witch hazel help to banish odor. They even worked on my extremely gross husband who works outside. I love how essential oils and natural plant extracts work to keep you fresh and clean without nasty toxic chemicals. These wipes stand up to a day of working outside, and a quick yoga session and smell amazing!

Coconut Water Cleaning Tonic – I saved this bad boy for last because I’ve been shopping for a toner that doesn’t eventually annoy me. I love a good homemade toner, but sometimes I just need something different. Enter this cleansing tonic. Coconut water and grapefruit cleanse gently and effectively. I use this every night before bed and I can feel a little tingle in my pores each time I use it. I pay extra attention to some problem areas around my nose and chin. This tonic is a MUST for my oily/combo skinned ladies and gents. 

What are your summer picks? And which new Pacifica product can I get you hooked on next? 

Editor’s note: The products mentioned in this post were provided to me by a representative of the company. I have not been compensated in any way, and all aforementioned opinions are honest and my own.

Product Review Spotlight: LoveBug Probiotics

Being a new Mom is no joke, and having to go back to work took a serious toll on my body, mind, and overall energy level. Let’s talk about what it’s like to be undead, shall we? Ask any new Mom. We are The Walking Dead and are most certainly more dangerous than actual flesh eaters. I always tried to keep a clean diet and as a vegetarian I also try to make sure I’m getting all the yummies I need to stay well. Add in nursing? Well, I needed some help after Leo was born. So, when LoveBug Probiotics and the CEO and Momma behind them, Ashley, reached out to me to try them out I basically jumped through the computer screen. Ashley is a Mom who realized her family needed an extra boost of good healthy goodness. Most of us don’t get enough healthy bacterias and are off balance due to the Standard American Diet. Scary, huh? 

LoveBug is different because rather than capsules, LB has a biotract blend that delivers 15x more live cultures right to the gut, where they need to be! They are small enough to be easily swallowed. No horsepills here!! I also love that the company is woman and mom owned. Let’s lift each other up, right? 

After I had Leo I turned into the college vegetarian. I lived on pizza, french fries, and pasta because it was easy and I had a newborn. Thanks to nursing I still lost a lot of weight, but I didn’t feel awesome. I also knew what I was eating, Leo was eating too. So, I started to clean up my diet again and added in “Here’s the Skinny” which helps to support a healthy gut and energy levels. I felt sluggish because I was fueling my body with junk. I felt great adding in my salads and soups, but really got a great energy boost once these babies kicked in. I felt the full effects within about two weeks and loved it!

When I went back to work after my leave, I wanted to make sure those nasty middle schoolers didn’t get me sick. I almost escaped until the first week of June. Right when I went back I added “Colds Suck” into my routine to boost my immunity. It has ZINC, ECHINACEA and VITAMIN C which made a trifecta of gut health and immune boosting power. I loved this and will include it in my regimen throughout flu season this upcoming year!

As a new Mom, or any lady who loves feeling ah-hem, balanced & fresh, Yeast is a Beast is for you. If you’ve taken antibiotics and they’ve wrecked that delicate lady flora, you need these in your life. I also love that this probiotic comes packed with Cranberry to further promote urinary health. 

 

LoveBug is the real deal ya’ll! I’m loving their clear ingredients, upfront information, and of course the powerful good bacteria in each tablet. Their names are super cute, too. They even have probiotics for the littles, which I’ll look into as Leo gets bigger. Do you have probiotics in your daily routine? Start here! 

Editor’s note: The products mentioned in this post were provided to me by a representative of the company. I have not been compensated in any way, and all aforementioned opinions are honest and my own.

Anti-Aging Serum Combo Pack from Tree Of Life Review & Giveaway!

I feel like my skin has taken a serious beating since becoming a mom. Like, I’ve legit aged at least 10 years within the past two months. Add in the northeastern winters and you have a recipe for dry, dull skin. I am always looking for new products that will mosturize and rejuvenate and if you’ve been following beauty trends, you know that concentrated serums are IN! That’s why I am so excited to share with you, Tree of Life’s Anti-Aging Serums! And with my 30th birthday coming up in a few months, I’ve been looking for some animal friendly anti-aging products that won’t be harsh or pricey. 

Let’s start off with the secret weapon: The Ultimate Age-defying Nighttime Serum ($24.95). This serum packs a punch of Vitamin C, Retinol, and Hyaluronic Acid. It’s basically a smoothie for your skin. I loved using this each night after cleansing and toning. I applied it on my face and neck and it was light, gentle, and did not have a distinct scent to it. This was easily blended with my night creams and did not interfere with my nighttime skincare routine. Excellent! Tree of Life’s Ultimate line offers professional grade skincare. I love that the ingredients are natural, effective, and easy on the wallet.

I used about a dime-sized dollops of the Age-Defying Nighttime Serum and saw a different in my skin within a few days. My skin looked more hydrated in the morning and felt soft and supple. Running on 4 hours of sleep nowadays means I need all the hydration I can get!

Next up? If you’re looking for a streamlined serum regimen, look no further than Tree of Life’s Anti-Aging Combo Pack ($29.95), which includes the Vitamin C Serum, Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and Retinol Serum. I used each of these serums separately depending on what my skin needed for the day. Each of them were light enough to wear under my regular makeup and moisturizers and kept my pores clear and happy. 

The Vitamin C Serum: this serum made my skin feel amazing! You know when you chug that first glass of OJ in the morning? This is your skin’s wakeup call. It left my face ready for the day. The vitamin C made any dark spots fade and left my skin with a more even tone. I would even use this as a double duty product and have it function as a toner and serum after cleansing. 

The Retinol Serum: Retinol is a fancy word, so let’s break it down. This Retinol Serum helps counter the effects of skin-damage to give your skin a youthful shine while making it feel soft and rejuvenated! Kind of like a mini massage for your face. This serum was also light, smooth, and made my skin feel even and velvety. I also used this serum as a primer for my daily makeup. I loved how easy it was to apply and how quickly it absorbed into my skin.

The Hyaluronic Serum: Hyaluronic is one of my favorite skincare ingredients. Hyaluronic Acid is sometimes known as a “super moisturizer,” helping reduce fine lines caused by dehydration. It’s one of my secret weapons when it comes to battling dry, winter skin. However, this serum is also perfect for summer when skin needs an extra boost of hydration. Of all the serums, this one is my favorite. I used it before bed to boost the power of the age-defying serum and also found it works great under makeup!

Stoked? You should be! Because one lucky Curls.nu reader is going to win all four of these serums! Enter below and share with your friends. Get your skin ready for the ultimate beauty smoothie from Tree of Life! Good luck!

Win a selection of the Tree of life beauty products #10

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#NestleSplashofFun Healthy Hydration

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This summer I really tried to up my water intake because I’m pregnant and it was hot! As someone who tries to be eco-friendly, I’m one of those people who cannot give up bottled water. #sorrynotsorry We all have our flaws, right? But water gets to boring and sports drinks are packed with sugar, also not good for baby or Momma! So, when I got a chance to try Nestle’s Splash, I was excited! I love all things citrus (and I’m too lazy to actually infuse my water), so the Mandarin Orange flavor was perfect. 

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 First of all, I scored some sweet shades, an awesome beachball, and a fun bendy straw. As someone who used to work in the promotional products industry, I’m a sucker for swag. The flavor of the water itself was a little sweet at first, but I really ended up enjoying it. I found that it was light and refreshing without the usual calorie pack of Gatorade that I’ve favored throughout my pregnancy so far. Would I try it again? Definitely! I love a good flavored water. Anything to make my hydrating just a little bit easier. Even Myles was a fan!

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What’s keeping you hydrated this month? 

Editor’s Note: The product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration with the help of Influenster. All opinions are honest and my own. I was not provided any compensation for this review other than the aforementioned products.

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer Review

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

My combination skin has been the bain of my existence for years. Sometimes it’s too oily, sometimes I have uneven patches, and sometimes it explodes into a middle school horror show of breakouts. I have tried different moisturizers, but though they keep the combo skin at bay, uneven tone has been an issue I’ve wanted to resolve. Enter Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer, a luxxe cruelty free moisturizer that packs a punch and works on virtually all skin types, including my schizophrenic skin!

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

Let’s get into the packaging first! I am OBSESSED with the white and gold. And the name? Valentia was actually a Roman Goddess known for sharing her beauty secrets with the citizens of Umbria, and, of course looking fabulous while using all natural ingredients. So between the gorgeous packaging and the brand philosophy of cruelty free nature-based ingredients I was already very excited to try this product! 

Now, what’s inside Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer, you ask? 

Botanical Hyaluronic Acid: Floods skin with moisture, supports skin elasticity, and plumps skin from within.
Kojic Acid: Controls melanin production and prevents dark spots.
Ginseng: Boosts skin firming collagen, fights wrinkles, and gives the skin a brighter and more energized look.
Safflower Oil: Repairs skin’s natural moisture barrier and provide superior skin protection.
Shea Butter: Infuses skin with a myriad of vitamins and nutrients for superior skin hydration and nourishment.

Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer

What I noticed first about Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer was how light it was on my skin. It has a rich, velvety feel and did not make my skin feel heavy even with primer and makeup. It absorbs very quickly and my skin had a nice glow right away. After using Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer for about a week, my skin looked very bright and even and my dark circles were less noticeable along with scarring from past breakouts. Excellent, right? The scent was lemon-like, clean and fresh. And I LOVE using a moisturizer from a pump. For me, it makes the product last longer and it stays nice and neat. 

You can currently snag Valentia Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer on Amazon for $25.00 or on their website. I haven’t seen Valentia in stores yet, but I’m hoping to see it soon when I shop. Want to stay in touch with the brand? Check them out on their GORGEOUS Instagram and like them on Facebook to learn more!

Editor’s Note: The product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I was not provided any compensation for this review other than the aforementioned products. Powered by Brandbacker!