Thursday, May 27, 2021

L'Oreal Age Perfect Midnight Serum - Sample - First Impression

 Hi ya Gorgeous!

Well, well, well, looky here at this distinguished sample received via an Instagram ad.
That's truth.

I was scrolling through Insta and saw an ad for the new L'Oreal Age Perfect Midnight Serum and yes, I like anti-aging skincare. So, here goes. Click. It took about a week to arrive.
The video goes into my experience and opinion on first impression.

This Amazon affiliate link  - takes you to the Amazon L'Oreal shop page so you can get some stuff too! Thank you for clicking and shopping - it gives me a penny!

NOTE to you - scammers are already trying to sell this free sample on eBay. You do not have to buy a sample. This wee bottle, with maybe 3 applications in it, is free to you.

I saw reviews on where this sells for $43.99 - but - please note, all of the 5 star reviews are from women who received a free sample through  ...just a heads up on possible contamination on the ol' 5 star review.

Here is details from the L'Oreal website for Age Perfect Midnight Serum:
REVEAL MILLIONS OF NEW CELLS, VISIBLY YOUNGER SKIN. Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight Serum sets a new standard for luxury serums. In fact, WOMEN PREFER IT OVER THE #1 LUXURY NIGHT SERUM*. Formulated with an exclusive Antioxidant Recovery Complex, this powerhouse anti-aging serum works at night when skin reaches its peak of cell renewal. Millions of new cells are revealed for visibly smoother, more radiant and younger skin. EFFECTIVE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES & TONES, it is made without parabens or mineral oil, and is allergy tested - suitable for even sensitive skin.

WHAT IS AN ANTIOXIDANT RECOVERY COMPLEX? Our exclusive Antioxidant Recovery Complex helps boost skin's renewal overnight by combining a powerful, L'Oréal patented antioxidant—derived from bitter orange—and Vitamin E to help reinforce skin's barrier. This breakthrough serum replenishes skin’s antioxidant levels at night when it is most receptive to repair. Our formula also contains Hyaluronic Acid—a powerful hydrating ingredient that helps lock in moisture.

SMOOTH WRINKLES, FIRMER, MORE RADIANT SKIN: After 1 use, skin is refreshed and feels softer, smoother. In 1 week, skin appears brighter, more luminous and younger. Over time, wrinkles are smoothed, skin looks firmer and more radiant. Effective for all skin tones.

INDULGENT, LUXURIOUS FORMULA: Each drop of this lightweight serum provides intense hydration while leaving skin luxuriously soft to the touch. It absorbs quickly with a non-greasy, non-sticky finish and won't clog pores.

 Final thoughts - while I was on Amazon looking for reviews of the L'Oreal Age Perfect Midnight Serum, I came across this - the

L'oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Serum Foundation with SPF 50 ...bought it...will let you know how it goes!


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Monday, May 24, 2021

Amazon Finds This Week - Under $30

Hi ya Gorgeous!

Thanks for tuning in today! Are you ready for the summer season? Can you believe that it is already Memorial Day weekend, week? School is out for the summer as of this Wednesday! Ahhh!

Strange days ahead and trying to find a way to make it "normal'ish" for my family.  Quick question, curious - are you traveling for the Memorial Day weekend? We might. Just depends.  Sunscreen shall be imperative - more on that later. In the meantime, enjoy this short video review of these finds on Amazon, that I bought with Prime. Honestly, if it doesn't have Prime free shipping, I don't buy it. Do you?

Enjoy this quick video to share what I just received from Amazon - and honestly, these are all products I have bought with my own money, no sponsors, and really enjoyed enough to buy twice! 


Amazon affiliate links below - get some! 

Shout Out to new channel "Lets Make Food From Food" ! Michelle is showing you simple recipes for making more nutrient dense food - check her out here: 


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RoC Daily Resurfacing Disks Exfoliating Makeup Removing Pads 

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Anti-Aging Retinol Night Cream 

RoC Multi Correxion Revive + Glow Vitamin C Moisturizer Gel Cream 

RoC Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Anti-Aging Retinol Eye Cream for Dark Circles & Puffy Eyes 

RoC Retinol Correxion Max Daily Hydration Anti-Aging Crème

RoC Multi Correxion Revive + Glow Vitamin C Serum

 RoC Multi Correxion Revive + Glow Gel Cleanser With Vitamin C and Glycolic Acid (*this is my next purchase - to keep using skincare in a 'set'*)

 My FAVE eye drops - Rohto

PeriPera lip gelato ink

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Il Makiage - First Impression with Lets Make Food From Food


HI ya Gorgeous! 
Thank you for watching today! First things first, let me introduce you to a fellow YouTuber and makeup lover - Michelle, of Let's Make Food From Food! 
Her latest video is here: I think you will learn something and enjoy the videos - so please check her out! This video has me testing HER bottle of Il Makiage! 

We are on holiday in Las Vegas for my birthday and when I saw she had the foundation, I had to try it. I have seen SO many Instagram videos and some Youtube video ads for this product, and I definitely do not believe the hype. So, this video has me "testing" it for a first time, on camera. 

Now - if this product doesn't work out for me - I am going to try this NYX foundation from Amazon: 
*affiliate link 
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p.s.  This photo is after 8 hours of wear with no touch ups of the Il Makiage woke up like this foundation is sort of still there? I'm seriously considering getting it about you?



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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tenth Street Hats - Country Western Style for Summer Fashion - a first impression


Hi ya Gorgeous,

Summer is here and it's time to up your sun care for your skin care! How about adding a hat? 

Meet Tenth Street.

I received this hat as a sample to review and blog about. I was offered the option to select a hat of my choice to review. I wanted a beautiful, dark wool cloche hat that would go perfect with my short summer hair and upcoming travel.

What I got was this left over from Toby Keith's performance in 1993 western hat. It's too small for my big head. There is a $10 restocking fee to return the hat. 

 Tenth Street sells the hats and the maker is Scala. There is a sizing chart for how to find your size here,

I suspect that I pulled the measuring tape to tight around my head and that's why the size is too small. I bet with some sweat and wear, the fit would loosen up and feel better.

This western hat has a synthetic feeling straw to it and the hat band is faux leather and turquoise plastic. If you are going to a summer concert or outdoor festival, this could be a good option for you?

Back to the bit about sun care and skin care. A physical barrier to the sun for your skin is a great way to protect yourself and adding a hat to your outdoor time is a perfect way to layer up protection. First apply the sunscreen, then apply a hat to block your face from damaging UVA and UVB rays. 


If you haven't added a hat to your summer skincare - consider it!


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Monday, May 17, 2021

First Impression - Earth Kiss sheet masks with Lets Make Food From Food

Hi ya Gorgeous!
Thanks for joining me today - and - before I go any further, it's time for introductions!
Meet Michelle Ullmann from the Lets Make Food From Food channel
Her latest video is here:

We happen to be on holiday for my birthday in Las Vegas. It has been an epic adventure.

Shindiggery has been afoot and had and more is desired. We are now looking ahead to the future and what our next trip can be. In YouTube land we are known as MakeupUniversity and Let's Make Food From Food - but - our alter egos are Lions Rest Productions and Bored Puppy Productions. 

We are waiting at Battista's - hole in a wall - a hidden gem in Las Vegas for amazing Italian food. I highly recommend it!

MakeupUniversity received samples from the 7th Heaven family of face masks, called Earth Kiss.

These single use sachets are packed with vegan, cruelty free and natural plant ingredients for maximum beauty effectiveness. These are perfect for travel!

I've been a fan of the 7th Heaven line of products for a while and these masks are top of the line. Light scent, great feel, effective and nurturing. Love it!  Enjoy the video and please check out Michelle's YouTube channel! 




This Amazon link will take you to some Earths Kiss masks for you!
*affiliate link*

NOTE: we talked about the Shakespeare in the park, Much Ado About Nothing play - here is the details:

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare and presented by Lakewood Theatre Company May 28th- June 13th. Shakespeare in the Park w food trucks and concessions each night. 1106 Hadley Ave in Old Hickory. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:30 (come early and eat, bring a lawn chair or blankets to sit on). Tickets only available at the door for $15. We accept Square, Venmo and cash.

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