Influenster: ZzzQuil VoxBox

*I was sent these products for review from Influenster…

Insomnia is something that I’ve dealt with for a very long time, and it is rather tiring. When the rare day comes across where I can go to sleep without the use of a sleep aid, I’m absolutely elated! Normal sleep! But for those nights when I really need to get some sleep because of an important appointment or meeting, I need something that will allow me to sleep while not making me groggy in the morning.

Enter: ZzzQuil Night Caps.

I was sent a sample of this formula by Influenster for testing purposes, and I’m glad that they did. The package says that you will fall asleep in less than 20 minutes. While I’m sure that is true for some, there will always be those like myself who still have trouble actually getting to sleep when using a sleep aid! For me, the capsules took about an hour to completely work, but when they did…*sighs* Listen, I haven’t had a good night’s rest in a really long time. The Zzzquil actually did the trick. I slept through the nigh, waking up only once or twice, only to immediately fall asleep again. No crazy dreams, and I got some actual rest this time. I also was not groggy in the morning, which is always a plus.

I think that I will continue to use this on occasion, but it is definitely not intended for daily use. If you have occasional sleep issues, and you are not allergic to any of the ingredients (ALWAYS READ THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS!), ZzzQuil may be a good sleep aid to try! And always, if in doubt, or if you have any questions, please consult with your doctor before taking any medications, prescription or over the counter.

Have you tried ZzzQuil before? If so, what are your thoughts? I’d love to know!:)

Current Wishlist: June 2016

These are some of the things that have caught my eye this month:

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Louis Vuitton Box It Bracelet (louisvuitton.com)

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Louis Vuitton Keep It Twice Monogram Bracelet (louisvuitton.com)

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Louis Vuitton Zippy Multicartes (louisvuitton.com)

MCM Berlin Series Crossbody

MCM Berlin Series Crossbody (mcmworldwide.com)

MSM Berlin Tote

MCM Berlin Tote (mcmworldwide.com)

 

And then, there was a bit of nostalgia. I am old enough to actually remember when Pan Am was in service, and I still have one of my Grampie’s Pan Am suitcases (still in fantastic condition) from way back when. It’s so much fun to see some of these retro items come back! Until you remember how old you are. *side eying life*

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Pan Am Explorer Bag (ebags.com)

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Pan Am Passport Cover (ebags.com)

RayBan Aviator Gradient

Ray-Ban Aviator Gradient – Gold and Light Blue Gradient (ray-ban.com)

Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Wraparound Zipper Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti Suede Wraparound Zipper Sandals in Military Green (photo is from saksfifthavenue.com, but the shoes are out of stock.)

Review: My Professional Skin Care

*I was sent these products from My Professional Skin Care.

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Well, hello there! Long time, no see! You know that I absolutely love skincare products, and when I was contacted by My Professional Skin Care (myprosc.com) about sending a few of the products out, of course I was on board! I want to send a thank you to Diana for the opportunity to try out this line! This is a company based out of Israel, and with over 20 years of research and development put into their products, the seal of approval from dermatologists and surgeons in the country, as well as the ingredients used and quality control standards, I felt really comfortable with trying out these products. I was sent the Rejuvenation Face Cream Step 1, Tzalakton for fading scars, and the Margior cream.

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I decided to start out with one product, and then incorporate another, until I was using all three. The first product that I used was the Rejuvenation Face Cream Step 1. According to the website:

“This intensive night cream powered by lactic, glycolic and salicylic acids, which are known to visibly rejuvenate your skin, increase firmness and elasticity, reduce skin sagging and lines and wrinkles appearance for a morning awakening to a stronger and younger looking skin. 

This scientifically advanced formula deeply hydrates, rejuvenates and helps achieve a firmer, smoother, brighter, luminous and overall younger-looking skin while delivering ultimate protection against toxins and free radicals.”

I have mostly been using this cream at night after cleansing my face. I have occasionally used it in the morning as well, as it can be used in the AM and PM. I have to say that I really do like this product. When I use it at night, I wake up in the morning with glowing skin, which is always, ALWAYS a plus in my book. I’ve noticed that my skin looks hydrated, which I love, as sometimes the moisture gets sucked right out of my skin at night, which is amazing, as my skin is super oily. I’ve clearly been doing something wrong. But I’ve been doing something right by using this cream! This is a product that I want to continue using, especially during the summer (super humid) and winter (super dry) months. Also, I liked that the website mentions that this product is also suitable for Asian and dark skin tones. The fact that the company took the time to test this out on different skin tones and make this statement was absolutely appreciated.

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The second product that I incorporated was the Tzalakton, which was recommended to me when I mentioned that I deal with some hyperpigmentation. The website states:

“Tzalakton is a Perfect Treatment’s flagship product ─ a revolutionary preparation that helps to reduce the appearance of scars, caused by  multiple sources: burns, keloids, pimples and residual marks, post acne, chicken pox, smallpox, sun damage, marks from hair transplants, signs of skin exfoliation (scrubs), laser treatments, surgery and more. It also improves the appearance of blotches, freckles, and hue build-up (melanin).

Visible results after just a few weeks of proper use.

This preparation is non-invasive, does not operate through peeling, does not burn or sting. Also suitable for children.”

The website states that you can see results after a few weeks. I saw results after a few days. It’s not that it was completely removed in days, but there was such a visible difference that it kind of shocked me. I wasn’t ready! I now understand why this is the company’s flagship product – they have bragging rights on this one, for sure. However, as with anything else, results will vary with this product. It will depend on the severity of the issue that you are using it for, the amount of time that you wear the product before rinsing it off, and the length of time that you are using it for. For me, I use it every two or three days, and I only leave it on for 30 minutes. However, according to the instructions, you can leave it on for up to three hours. I have a few surgery scars from when my gallbladder was removed a few years ago that I want to try this on, and my mom wants to try it on a scar that she has from a stereotactic breast biopsy. Given the results that I’ve seen on my face in such a short amount of time, I’m expecting to see good results on these areas as well!

The final product was the Margior cream. The website states:

“Margior soothes and restore moisture levels for a smoother and healthy skin appearance. Margi-Or meets all skin needs for moisture and nourishment. Can be applied as a soothing mask.

Powered by Lavender oil which is known for it’s ability to relieve itching, decongest irritated areas, thereby accelerating the healing process. it also contains powerful antioxidants that fight harmful effects of pollutants on the skin. The Lavender oil is known for it’s burn healing properties. In addition, lavender oil also acts as a pain reliever.

Margior is enriched by Tocopherol – Vitamin E derivative that acts as a strong antioxidant.

Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.”

This is the one product that I had concerns about, only because one of the ingredients is Lavender oil…and I am allergic to lavender on some parts of my body. I absolutely cannot use anything with lavender on the back of my neck, wrists, legs (thigh area), or on my scalp. And it does something different in each area. Scalp area = rash, wrists = burning sensation, neck and legs = actual burns. So you can see why I have been avoiding using products with lavender on my face. But I decided to take one for the team this time, because I really wanted to try this product. Especially as it is recommended for use after both the Rejuvenation Cream and the Tzalakton. I wanted these products to work as optimally as possible. So I decided to try the Margior on my jaw line and just behind my ear to see if there would be any reaction. And guess what? No issues whatsoever. Guess who is slathering this all over her face? *points to myself!* The soothing/cooling/moisturizing effect with this product is absolutely real, and you definitely smell the lavender in this product. It is an absolutely lovely product, and I’m glad that I was able to try it out with no issues.

Product prices as of 6/12/16:

Rejuvenation Face Cream Step 1 = $79.00

Tzalakton (sold with the Margior cream) = $129.00

Margior (by itself) = $69.00

(The company ships worldwide as well)

I’m not the kind of person to say that I liked a product when I didn’t, and I believe in being respectfully honest about it. With that being said, I have really enjoyed using these products, and I can see them being some of my staple products from here on out. For me, they did what they claimed, and I am happy that they have worked out for me. If you are interested in trying any of the products,please go and check them out at myprosc.com

Vegas Shopping: Louis Vuitton Key Pouch

Louis Vuitton. It took many years for me to appreciate the brand, but once I got it, I couldn’t get away from it!😀 Early in 2016, I said to myself that this would be the year that I would start my collection, and well…here we are! I wanted something that I would use daily, so I decided to start out with small leather goods, and a key pouch in Damier Ebene was the right way to go. A stop at Louis Vuitton in Fashion Show Mall was just what I needed!

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I use this every single day, and I love it. It fits snugly in my purse, and my keys aren’t too heavy for the chain. When I just need to run a quick errand, and don’t feel like lugging my purse along, I just grab this and go! It’s not so heavy that it pulls agains the material as the pouch hangs when I’m driving, but I also don’t overload it. I want it to keep its shape, as well as continue to be functional. I am not hard on the things that I buy/receive, regardless of the price point. I believe in taking good care of everything that you have. Hopefully this will look new forever! Okay, at least newish.😉

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Louis Vuitton Key Pouch in Damier Ebene sold at Louis Vuitton stores and at louisvuitton.com.

Vegas Shopping: adidas Superstar

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I have been looking for these shoes everywhere, you hear me? EVERYWHERE! And every time that I found them online, they were either sold out, or they were on backorder until the end of time. That also applies to said websites’ in-store finders. They were nowhere to be found in my location.

Enter, Vegas.

First day there, I trucked it over to Fashion Show Mall, found a Foot Locker, and the rest was history. With the Superstar, it’s recommended that you go down half a size, but this is why you should try these on in person before buying them. I normally wear an 8. I got the last white and black pair in a 7, which fit okay, but looking back now, I probably could have tried to hold out for a 6 or a 6.5, because the 7 is still a bit big. So I went a full size down, but needed to go two sizes down instead. I’m assuming it’s all because of the way that the shoe is designed, because even though I can fit my feet into a 7.5 on occasion, it’s been a very long time since I could wear a 6. 😄

Sizing issues aside, I love these shoes. They are super comfortable, easy to walk around in, and are cute to boot! I normally only own one pair of athletic shoes at a time, because as we all know, I truly live in high heels.😉 But this is my second pair of adidas, after being a Nike girl for the majority of my life (great when you’re playing sports!), and I have to say that I really like the brand. I wouldn’t have hunted down these shoes if I didn’t, that’s for sure!:)