Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum Powered by BrandBacker

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Happy Monday!!!

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  I had a great one and am happy to be posting here on a Monday.  I just got done with a killer work out and I wanted to get this typed up before my arms are rendered completely useless!

Today I have a skin care post for you.  This one features Amara Organics and their Vitamin C Serum. I have been using Vitamin C serums for quite a while now as I am sure you have seen multiple other reviews here on the blog featuring other ones.

In my experience I have found that a serum under my daily moisturizer is a great foundation for my skin care routine.  It helps keep my face well taken care of.

When the opportunity came up through BrandBacker for me to try another one I knew I had to jump on it.

I was provided with a 1 ounce bottle of the Vitamin C serum.  This serum was completely clear and on the runny side.  There was no real scent to it.  Which I have to say was kind of a disappointment.  I was hoping for a nice citrusy scent.  But it's not about the scent, it's all about whether or not the product works.

You can find lots of information about the product here:

But here is a short description right from the site:

Our Vitamin C Serum replenishes your skin's vitamin C levels to give you these benefits:
  • Increases the production of collagen to bring back skin's natural elasticity and counteract fine lines and wrinkles
  • Powerful antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals to reverse damage caused by the sun, pollutants, and cigarette smoke
  • Protects your skin from UV damage such as age spots, discoloration, and fine lines
  • Improves skin texture to give you a smoother, brighter complexion
  • Combined with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid for extra powerful anti-aging effects

Here you can see the dropper that is provided.

This is what the serum looks like right out of the bottle. 

Each morning after cleansing my face I applied a small amount to my face. The serum absorbed fast and did not leave my skin feeling dry, tight, or any sort of uncomfortable feeling.  It made my skin feel nice and smooth actually.  I then followed with my daily moisturizer.

I was able to use this off and on, but sadly this caused me to break out.  Which is weird but I have super sturdy skin and hardy ever break out.  I am going to cut back on products and give it another go  to see if that is really the case because I really liked it.  I liked the results this gave while I was using it (aside from the breakout)  my skin was brighter and smoother.  I will report back after I narrow down the breakout culprit!

****Product was provided for review, all opinions are 100% my own****

Zoya Naturel Satins Part One!

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Happy Hump Day everyone!!!!

I know I missed Monday but I am back here for Wednesday! I am hoping that this is the last week there I have two posts a week.  I need to get back to my three a week posting schedule!

Todays post is going to feature the first half of the Zoya Naturel Satin collection.  Like I said before, I feel like I need to break collections up to make them easier for me to review.  I know six doesn't sound like a lot but sometimes it just feels like it.

The Naturel Satin collection is a set of six polishes that have a lovely satin finish (obviously!).  You are supposed to wear these without a top coat but if you prefer your nails to be nice and shiny then go ahead and smack some top coat on there and be shiny!

Word of caution with these, make sure each coat is dry before moving on to the next!  You will need ample drying time for these, especially since you aren't supposed to use a top coat.

Shall we take a peek of the first three?

Up first is Tove.  Zoya says that Tove is a "misty slate grey cream".  I have two coats shown with a coat of Glossy Glam on the ring finger.  There were no issues with formula or application.

This is Leah, which Zoya says is a " lavender tinged taupe cream".  To me this doesn't lean much in the way of lavender but is sure is taupe! This is also two coats with a glossy glam accent on the ring finger.  Great formula here too!

The last one for the night is Ana.  Ana is described by Zoya as a " light toasted almond cream".  This one is way to close to my skin color for my liking but it's pretty anyway.  Formula was also good with this one.  I really find all Zoya polishes to be good.  I used two coats here with a glossy glam accent on the ring finger.

This is it for the first half!
Do you like this finish? I find most people either love or hate it.  I myself like it!
Stay tuned for the other half coming up soon!

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****Polish was provided for review, all opinions are 100% my own!****