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Tula skin care review

tula skin care review

Tula skin care products c/o Tula: Tula Purifying Face Cleanser / Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask / Tula Hydrating Day & Night Cream

Have you ever discovered something on Instagram and wanted to try it? Sometimes I do! Tula skin care popped up on my Instagram feed one day, and it sounded extremely intriguing! Since I am trying to grow old gracefully, my first line of defense against aging is to use the right skin care. So I am always on the hunt!

Tula skin care uses probiotic technology, which is something that instantly caught my attention. I had to try it out! Tula was kind enough to send me a few travel size samples to test out on my skin. I am so excited to share my experience with you!

The Tula Purifying Face Cleanser is gentle, yet leaves my skin squeaky clean. It really did a good job of cleaning out my pores. Since this is a travel size, it is going straight into my travel skin care bag. It will be perfect for keeping my skin clean when I travel. I always feel like air travel leaves my skin dry, dirty, and in need of special care.

This Tula Exfoliating Mask is a relaxing way to deep clean skin. I love the deep clean results of it! This too is travel size, so it will be a great way to keep my skin deep cleaned while I am on the road. I recommend using this mask once a week. I like to use a mask on Sunday evenings to brighten up my skin for the week.

Tula has a great skin care product! The Tula Hydrating Day & Night Cream is two creams in one. Instead of needing two separate jars of cream for morning and night, this cream offers the lightweight texture needed for daytime, with the hydrating power needed overnight. Love that!

This is the perfect skin cream to use daily; and this size is perfect for travel. I am obsessed with this skin cream!

I definitely need to upgrade to full size products of Tula skin care. You can find the entire collection online here, and they have a fabulous starter kit you can test out too.

Have you tried Tula skin care? What are your thoughts?

tula day and night hydrating cream review


Elemis x Misha Nonoo Luxury Travel Essentials for her review

Elemis x Misha Nonoo travel kit review

travel kit c/o Elemis: Limited Edition Elemis x Misha Nonoo travel kit

Raise your hand if you have had beauty products confiscated by TSA? My hand is up! I lost over $100 worth of beauty products flying back from Dallas last spring because I had “too many products” in my carry-on bag. If only I had this fabulous travel kit by Elemis when I was flying, nothing would have been confiscated!

This compact travel kit is the brilliant result of a collaboration between Elemis and Misha Nonoo. It is a limited edition travel kit which contains all of the luxury skin care essentials needed for travel; without having to worry about not passing inspection by TSA. Love that!

The Elemis x Misha Nonoo Luxury Travel Essentials for her kit contains everything we need for maintaining our skin care routine while travelling. Inside the kit you will find Elemis’s Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser (1 oz.), Balancing Lavender Toner (1.6 oz.), Papaya Enzyme Peel (0.5 oz.),  White Flowers Eye & Lip Makeup Remover (0.9 oz.), Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (1 oz.), Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream (1.6 oz.), and Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil (1.1 oz.).

All of these products are TSA approved; and the pretty makeup bag designed by Misha Nonoo has plenty of room for other items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, comb; and anything else you might want to throw in there!

My next trip will be a long weekend in Lake Tahoe, so despite the fact that I won’t be on a plane, I will still pack this travel kit since it will save a lot of space in my suitcase; plus the products are amazing!

You can find the Elemis x Misha Nonoo Luxury Travel Essentials for her kit online here. Where is your next travel destination?

*travel kit courtesy of Elemis, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix review

estee lauder advanced night repair eye concentrate matrix review

pictured: (product c/o Estee Lauder)  Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix

As you know, I am a huge Estee Lauder fan. So, when they contacted me to see if I would like to check out the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix, I jumped at the chance for a sample!

I have been blinking, squinting, laughing, crying, and narrowing my eyes as I throw some shade for the past four decades. With all of these different eye expressions, come movements which cause the skin around my eyes to crinkle, wrinkle, and move. Also, the more expressions we make with our eyes, the more chances we have of getting fine lines and wrinkles. This is what we call aging. Ho-hum. I thought I would never age???

In order to combat the fine lines, stress, and puffiness our eyes encounter on a daily basis, the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix is here to save the day. This product claims to repair visible signs of eye aging which includes fine lines, wrinkles, under eye puffiness, and uneven skin tone. It also claims to fortify the thin skin around the eye area which will help to increase density. Lastly, the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix claims to hydrate with deep, lasting moisture which lasts for a full twenty-four hours.

Let’s chat about how the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix worked on me! I tested it out for three weeks. I figured this would be enough time to see if it works. Although the instructions say to use it above the eyelid, as well as below the eye; I only used it below my eye. I have a deep seeded fear of applying anything other then powder eye shadow or mascara anywhere near my eyelid.

I implemented it into my nighttime skin care routine. So, I used it once per day, at night. Right away on day one I noticed improved moisture around my eye area. This was a good sign!! One day two, I noticed it was helping with my puffy under-eyes. I don’t get puffy eyes everyday, but when the weather is hot or I am not getting enough sleep, I get puffy under-eyes. The new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix helped to combat that, and keep my under-eyes puff-free. Love that!

It took about two weeks for me notice my fine lines were more difficult to detect. They were not gone, but less visible. That is always a plus! As for uneven skin tone, I don’t have very much, so I couldn’t really be a tester for that claim. I don’t have wrinkles around my eyes yet, just fine lines. So this has been a great product for combating those fine lines; which helps to keep them from turning into full blown wrinkles. Love!

The new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix is now a must-have for my evening skin care routine. I love how it combats the puffiness I sometimes experience, and I also love how my fine lines are less visible. I recommend adding this to your routine too!

You can find the new Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix online here. Check out my review of Estee Lauder’s other night repair products here.