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Farmacy, Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm Review

I’m 37 now {gasp!}, but thankfully, I’m constantly getting mistaken for being at least 10 years younger… YAY! 

I love trying out new firming facial products, to find the best of the best, to keep me looking younger than I am! There is such a variety of products, with an array of benefits… no skincare is created equal! Just like it’s suggested to switch up your workout routine, to work the muscles out differently… I think switching up my skincare regimen about every 3 to 4 months, revitalizes my skin, keeping it from looking dull and tired.

Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm has a retail value of $48. I discovered this product because it arrived in my April 2016 PopSugar Must Have Box. 

It is lightweight and transforms into a gentle oil gel, to replenish skin overnight. The problem I have, is that this gel does not absorb into my skin. Even in the morning, there’s a layer of gel,… and I’m using a nickel sized amount, which is the same amount I use with any other overnight firming skin product. Also, unlike the cream versions, I didn’t get that slight tightening of the skin feeling… so I didn’t feel like it was working.

The packaging of this product is super adorable and the brand name is quite clever,… but sadly I would not buy this product.

I give this product 2 paws.

Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes Review

I bought this 30-count pack of facial wipes at Target for $5.99.

The detoxifying charcoal formula claims to help remove dirt and impurities. They do give me that deep clean feeling, like an exfoliant… and it has a fantastic fresh scent.

What I don’t like about these charcoal facial wipes… is that they are black… so I’m unable to see where the mascara and eye liner is, that I’ve wiped from my eyes… because those are black too! I get it… “little black wipe”… cute marketing… but sadly I risk putting my removed make-up all over my face if I can’t see it on the wipe!

I’m not sure if the wipe has to be black, because of the charcoal properties… but I will not be buying this product again, solely because of that. If you use a make-up remover prior to a facial wipe… then give this product a try… you’ll probably love it!

I give these charcoal wipes 2 paws.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Duo, Water Gel & Eye Gel-Cream Review

Hydrated skin,… is happy skin!

I bought this duo at my favorite go-to place for beauty products… CVS! I will typically use CVS store promo coupons to get the best deal, but at full price, the 1.7 oz water gel is $19.99 and the 0.5 oz eye gel-cream is $19.99. 

I don’t like to go the cheap route when it comes to my face & eye creams… because taking care of your skin by staying moisturized and protecting it from the suns harmful rays are key to looking younger than you are!!  I’d say these are medium-low in price, because there are definitely some pricier options out there… especially if you are considering the high end beauty brands at department stores! 

“The unique water gel formula absorbs quickly, like a gel, but has the long-lasting, intense moisturizing power of a cream.”

I would absolutely buy this Hydro Boost duo again!  It’s oil-free & lightweight… and quenches my thirsty skin, by locking in the hydration all day long.

I give this duo 4 paws!

Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes Review


I bought these 99.1% natural Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes for $6 from CVS.com.  After a 20% online purchase coupon, I paid only $4.79.

Although I don’t favor the cucumber sage scent… these wipes REALLY grew on me!!  Formulated for normal to dry skin,… these don’t make my skin feel dry AND they remove waterproof eye make-up incredibly easy!  If I don’t find a better scented product of the same standard,… I will likely add these to my daily regimen!  A quick swipe all over my face and I’m feeling totally refreshed…no need to rinse!!  I love that part!  I use one every day, so this 30-count pack lasts a month.

I give this product 4 paws!

Hempz Age Defying Herbal Body Moisturizer Review


I bought this 17 fl. oz bottle of Hempz Age Defying Herbal Body Moisturizer at T.J. Maxx for $12.99.  This is my third review from the Hempz product line and I must admit that this lotion is my least favorite so far.

It’s not that I don’t think this lotion delivers,… for me it’s more about the fact that the Original Hempz Herbal Body Moisturizer and the Hempz Pomegranate Herbal Body Butter smell SO much better and seem to provide just as much hydration for my skin.  I can’t even describe the scent of this Age Defying moisturizer… it’s not at all sweet, fruity, or floral… It’s very basic, almost in an unscented way,… and it may be because of the “firming” properties in it.

I don’t typically use a product long enough, to test the claims of “age defying”, since I’m always trying new items.  It’s my belief, that if I protect my skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, drink lots of water (from BPA-free bottles of course!), don’t smoke (I’ve never!) and keep my skin moisturized… I don’t need fancy age defying lotions… and my skin will hopefully keep it’s elasticity and youthfulness for decades to come!  I won’t be buying this lotion again… I’ll stick to the other two Hempz moisturizers that I LOVE… you can find those rave reviews in my “skin care” category.

I give this product 2 paws.