"Premier’s philosophy is to bring together in harmony and synergy nature’s own wisdom coupled with cutting-edge scientific discovery to create effective, luxury skincare products. Our Premier products are so effective, they deliver what they promise and typically more than you ever imagined. Premier is dedicated to excellence, integrity, vitality and global responsibility.
     In 1990 our group of dermatology and cosmetic experts, who specialize in the therapeutic minerals of the Dead Sea, set out to find a solution for the sagging effects space travel had to the skin of astronauts. In their research, they discovered a whole new process for daily skin care treatment. After decades of manufacturing skin care for other companies, they used their discovery to create Premier’s unique array of luxury skin care products."
Fun Fact:     

     The Dead Sea is one of the world’s natural wonders formed over millions of years at the lowest point on earth, over 1300 feet below sea level. Rich in life-enhancing minerals, the Dead Sea waters, salts and mud have been praised throughout the ages, often credited as the first center of skin care the world has known. Compared to the 3% salt content of ordinary sea water, the Dead Sea contains 32% salt content with relatively high concentration of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, silica, bromide and potassium.

     I was lucky enough to have the chance to try out a facial cleanser from the Luxury Collection! This cleanser is a high performance pH 5.5 soap-less face cleansing gel, to remove make-up, cleanse and balance the skin. It's also suitable for all skin types. As stated it's a gel so it doesn't foam or lather up when rubbing it in. It feels more like rubbing a velvet gel on your face and has a lotion texture to it.
   The texture is one of my favorite things about this cleanser. It really does have that 'luxury' feel to it. I used it with makeup on and it took off the majority of it without even trying, then I just wet my face again n cleansed a second time to make sure to clean my bare skin as well. 
    This cleanser has micro grains to clean out your pores and cleans up your skin without having to use a rough exfoliator. So this is perfect for those who have sensitive skin. I could not even feel the grains but could feel the difference in my skin after the first use. I didn't notice any drying or redness when using this either. Usually after a good face cleaning my face likes to get all red and splotchy. So I was happy to see none of that occur. The only thing I wish is that it was a pump dispenser, that's just personal preference though! Best of all, this 4.25 Fl. Oz. tube is only $19.99 for a high quality cleanser!
   
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     Darcy's Botanicals is a family-owned company named after the owners daughter, Darcy. Her hobby turned passion was born out of her desire to live a more natural lifestyle and the need to learn to take care of her natural coils without the use of chemicals!
     Not only did she come up with lots of amazing products to nourish hair naturally, she came up with this AMAZING smelling hair and body oil. Stop reading now if you don't want to not be able to stop smelling your skin all day. That's how yummy this stuff smells. 
    


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     The body oil I choose to try is the Peach Kernal Nectar Natural Hair & Body Oil. Oh Em Gee! Yes, I just spelt that out. This stuff smells EXACTLY like you took a bite into a nice ripe peach at peak of the season. I kid you not. If you have been following my Facebook page you will have seen probably 3 posts so far about how amazing it smells every time I use it. I have NEVER come across a body oil that smells half as good as this one does.
    It is 99% Natural, 100% Vegan and cruelty free. It's super lightweight and doesn't leave a nasty greasy oil residue. I found it to absorb quickly into my skin leaving it looking healthy and moisturized. I'm probably going to use this after every single shower especially in the summer just because of how lovely it smells and the non-greasy shine it gives to my skin. I wish there was a perfume to match!

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     It does have a spray-like top to it which was the only thing I wasn't really a fan of. Just because a few times it'd come spraying out over more areas than where I'd want it to be. I wish it was more of a pump dispenser. Either way that wouldn't stop me from repurchasing this once I'm out. 
     Best of all is this 4 fl. oz. bottle is only $12. I have used this for over a week and it barely looks like I have used any. So this bottle is so reasonably priced there's really no excuse, at all, not to give this a try. :) Can you tell I'm obsessed with it? 

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Here you can see the beautiful natural looking glow and how it reflects light. When I touch my skin I feel zero residue!
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Acne Kit T1: Normal/Combination Skin Kit includes 2 (1.2oz) Antibacterial Cleansers, 1 (1.2oz) Glycolic Exfoliator, and 1 (1.2oz) Green Tea Poultice.

- These kits are very affordable starter kits and last at least one month.
- This kit is TSA approved for carry on luggage.
- Same great acne fighting formula as our larger kits
- Kit price is 19.99

     I was lucky enough to give this set a try. I can't explain how many times I get annoyed doing 3-5 different steps and using products from different companies for each step. That's what I loved most from this Skintactix kit. Everything you need is in these 1.2 oz containers and are labeled 1, 2 & 3. Go ahead, laugh. But I am the type of person to do the exfoliating before cleanser if not paying attention so this makes it easier, even for when I'm half asleep in the morning.Lastly, use the poultice to the areas that are affected by acne. Apply this very lightly in the morning and more generously at night.

Step 1: Antibacterial Cleanser

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First just wet your skin and apply a little to your hands and rub on your face creating a lather and then wash off.

Step 2: Glycolic Exfoliator

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Secondly, apply the exfoliator sparingly and lightly rub it into your skin and do NOT wash off.

Step 3: Green Tea Poultice

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Lastly, use the poultice to the areas that are affected by acne. Apply this very lightly in the morning and more generously at night.

     The smell is one thing I noticed off the bat. It's got an herbal smell to it that is very noticeable so if that's something you don't like maybe consider this. If you don't like herbal smells but can get past it this kit is really nice. I really love the exfoliator the most. It's not an exfoliator that has a scrub in it its more of a chemical exfoliator using glycolic acid. The poultice I tried doing in the AM and PM but didn't really like the smell to much so I used this more at night time.
    Now I'm lucky enough not to break out constantly but I do get blemishes here and there. Doing this routine I really felt like my skin was cleaner feeling and my skin has been reacting good to the product and is fairly lightweight. For the price and size it's a great way to try this line because a little goes a LONG way. They have these kits for normal/combination skin, oily skin or sensitive/dry skin!  

 
     With the warm weather already coming in, I have some goals in mind. I would love to start taking better care of my skin and shrink down my pores!! I would love to put Jessner Peel to the test!! With Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid & Resorcinol I'm sure a product like this will help me get my skin looking fantastic in no time!  As we all know, a nice clean bright face is a great canvas for makeup!
 
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"Get ready to experience the ultimate in self-tanning lotions! We have created a unique blend of exotic oils and natural ingredients to give you a deeper darker tan. "
     Its richness in color gives you the perfect tan without the damaging side effects of the sun. Designed for easy, goof-proof application, Fake Bake has a built-in color guide, a dark temporary color that let's you see exactly where you're applying. No pale patches, no streaks, no dark spots. Apply the product with gloves at night and shower off the color guide in the morning. Only your flawless Fake Bake tan will remain. The moisture-rich formula dramatically softens skin, making Fake Bake the only tan that's actually good for your skin. Technology that promotes a smoother application for a deeper, darker, longer-lasting tan by up to 50% Now contains Vitamin D! Proven immune system regulator. May assist in weight loss. May reduce the risk of certain diseases.

     I love tanning in tanning beds. I find it relaxing and love building up the color I want. But I'll tell you what I hate. I hate the expensive cost it is to go tanning monthly and the risks you put your skin at when baking it under those bulbs. Not to mention if you burn in the beds as well, that's even worse. Some of you fair skinned people may not even be able to use a tanning bed because you have trouble tanning and not burning. So my new favorite solution to this for the past month has been Fake Bake's self tanner in the Original. It's paraben FREE too!!
     The box comes with the bottle of tanner (obviously), instructions and a blue gloves for application. I ended up breaking the gloves after a few applications just from wear and tear so make sure to have some back ups. As you can see it looks kind of scary right out of the tube. It's very dark looking but once applied and rubbed on, it looks like you just stepped out of a tanning bed. No lie! My dad saw me after I did my first application and was like "Are you going tanning again Dianna, you really shouldn't do that anymore!". I laughed and told him it was Fake Bake and he was impressed with how real it looked!
     You always want to exfoliate before you use any self tanner. This removes all the dead skin cells and allows you to put the color on fresh new skin so it will last longer! Make sure you also remove any deodorant, perfume or lotions. You don't need to do this every time you apply but every 5-7 days to keep it fresh looking.
     I applied lotion on my elbows, knees, feet and hands so that the color didn't get stuck and gross looking on those really dry areas.  After that I put on the gloves and went to work! Applying a little at a time and rubbing it in a circular motion.  Be very light handed when applying to your hands and feet. Once finished it's suggested that you sleep with it on overnight and rinse off in the morning, giving it the most absorption time.
     You can also use this on your face! I literally was so happy once I finished my application and how it was instant and didn't leave me orange nor did it have a horrid smell like a ton of other self tanners do. I do want to suggest that you don't wear your best clothes when doing this because it is possible to get some on anything your wearing if your not careful. I also noticed I may have not waited long enough before jumping to go to sleep because there as a little left over when I woke up on my bottom sheet.
     Above is the proof of how natural and golden my skin looked after one application on one arm! It doesn't even look fake! I ended up doing my whole body and had my sister do my back for my since I don't have rubber arms and can reach. Ha ha. It was weird to see my legs nice and tan because even when in a tanning bed my legs don't ever get much color! Speaking of legs... I wouldn't shave right before applying this...it can go into where the follicle grows and look like little brown dots on your leg. So I suggest shaving a day before.
  Overall I had a pleasant experience with Fake Bake and I would 100% recommend this to anyone looking for a safer way to tan and not look Jersey Shore orange! This bottle is $29.95 on their website.  I have done a bunch of applications and still have plenty left! If you have tried it before let me know your thoughts!
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This was RIGHT after applying. Once I showered in the morning the color toned down a little and looked perfect!
 
     Now that I am a beauty ambassador for Bloom, I got a chance to try Alchimie Forever Brightening Moisture Mask! This luscious, creamy mask is packed with natural botanicals to soothe, protect, and brighten dull skin. Oats, known for their softening properties, are combined with wild pansies to speed the recovery of distressed skin and calm irritation. Antioxidants from grape extracts protect the skin from environmental stress, while the powerful blueberry reduces facial redness.
   I am lucky enough to have pretty good skin without to many breakouts. But the red/pink tones make my skin uneven looking. So giving this a shot was great! When I used this the first time I was happy to see that the texture wasn't an extremely thick paste. It was very easy to apply to my face and smelled like blueberries! I did what the instructions told me to and left it on for about 15 minutes. I had actually forgotten I put it on as I was playing around online. That's because it was lightweight and didn't dry out and give you that plastic surgery feel on your face where you can't move!! That was one of my favorite properties of this mask because I can't stand that feeling and it makes me want to wash it off quicker!
     My skin can tend to get really dry around my nose and in other areas making it feel tighter than normal depending on the weather. When I applied this it instantly took away that feeling. The texture was creamy feeling but didn't just absorb into my skin like a cream which is good because the whole point is for it to sit on your skin.  I love the fact to that I could walk around my house, possibly even go outside and nobody that wasn't right in front of me would know I was wearing it because it applies almost invisible looking.
  
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    After rinsing the mask off my skin felt a lot softer and smoother right away. I had no need to apply moisturizer before my makeup and even went without a primer because how nice my skin felt without it. I love when products make my makeup routine even easier! Also less concealer was used to cover the darker redness and I was able to get away with a not so heavy coverage foundation. Also, the redness did go down a little on my face and I'm sure over the next few times I use it the results will be more each time.
    This is a little more on the expensive side at $60 a tub (3.3oz) but I didn't need a whole lot to do one application. They suggest doing this once or twice a week, which is easy enough because I wanted to use it everyday because I like how my skin felt afterwards! If you decide to try it out or have any questions, leave it as a comment here. Thanks!
 
    Before I even begin to review this, can we just talk about how yummy this sounds and smells! Of course I don't advise eating it, but I was almost tempted to try it! I'm Kidding, but it does smell exactly like white chocolate! All joking aside, what is a White Chocolate Mousse Mask?
    "Great benefits derived from the pleasures of chocolate. The scent of chocolate triggers the release of chemicals in the brain that produce a similar feeling as when one first falls in love. In additional chocolate contains over 300 compounds some of which have a significant impact on ones health & beauty. Some stimulates the skin for better regeneration. Some like calcium, magnesium and potassium have a calming effect. Most importantly the polyphenols anti-oxidants thwart free radicals which are responsible for the cells aging.
    Combined with maximum moisture in a base of 80% organic ingredients including grapes skins, white tea, DMAE & Alpha Lipoic Acid... for maximum benefits to the skin. Designed for the face & neck, but can pleasure the body as well."
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I love the thick pudding looking consistency
How to use it:
     Wash face with NonSoap NonOil Cleanser. Generously apply White Chocolate Mousse to face and neck area. Allow to set 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water. As with any new skin care product, skin test 24 hours before use.
     for some reason I loved the texture of this mask. When I first opened it and went to put my finger in it, it almost felt like jello, where I couldn't just scoop some out, I had to push a little to get my finger in to grab some. It's almost like a thick pudding consistency, which allowed for easy even coverage when I was applying it to my face. The smell of this stuff as I was applying it was making me hungry! Yum!
    
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After first applying it!
     I made sure to put a good amount on my skin covering all areas and just being careful around my eyes. Don't I look super cute with a white face? Haha. It says to leave it on for 20 minutes. To me no matter what face mask I use, I'm itching to wash it off within like 5 minutes but I waited out the 20 minutes just for you gals! ;)
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After about 10 minutes
     The photo above shows what it started to look like halfway through! I wanted to show you because when I looked in the mirror I was surprised that as it started drying up it looks like it was becoming clear. As you can see on my nose I maybe put to much because it didn't end up like the other areas that dried up much faster. Also at this stage, I could feel my skin tightening up. Which is part of the whole anti-aging factor. It wasn't a uncomfortable tight feeling, just a little snug.
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Not a flattering picture but after 20 minutes, haha
    What an ugly picture! Haha but after 20 minutes this is what it looked like. You can really see where it was drying up and cracking a little. When I went to talk I could feel the cracking of the dried product a little. This told me it was time to rinse this deliciousness off my face! I just used warm water and most of it came off easily. Then I just wet a cloth and got the stuff on the sides.
   Touching my face after I dried it, was awesome. It was worth the 20 minute wait. It was very soft without even adding any moisturizer. In fact, I didn't even feel the need to apply any at all under my makeup. That's a plus! Your never to young to start using anti-aging products. The sooner you start, the better your skin will be when you get older.  With the babysoft skin I got from using this and the need not to apply a moisturizer after, I see myself doing this at least twice a week from now on! Thanks Nutra-Lift!

2 Oz. = $21
 

5% Glycolic Acid Cream

Ingredients:
Purified Water, 5% Glycolic Acid Polymer (extracts of sugar and rhubarb), Extracts of Pumpkin, Peach, Sage, Comfrey, Chamomile, Witch Hazel, Vitamins A, D, E, Safflower Oil, Sunflower Oil.

What does it do?
_    "(5% Glycolic Acid) An advanced glycolic acid (from sugar cane) that has been acclaimed for action on sun damaged skin and for improving skin texture. 100% natural. With unique glycolic polymer, used by professionals. No animal ingredients. No animal testing. Made in USA."

     Reviva Labs has sent over this cream along with the Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream. Which is great because I use them together nightly. This particular cream you apply before bed for the first four weeks. leave-on for one minute and then apply a light moisturizer. After one month of nighttime applications, also apply in the morning under daytime moisturizer.
    At first it sounds absolutely crazy to put acids on your skin, doesn't it?! Well I know the first time I heard about it I questioned it as if "Who would test that out!!?" Well, thanks to whoever did because now peoples skin texture, acne, wrinkles and such have improved with this ingredient. I have talked with my esthetician and she swears by anyone with acne or breakouts to use products that contain glycolic acid.
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This cream has a nice thick consistency!
     I love the thicker consistency of this cream because when I apply it at night I can feel that it leaves my skin super soft till morning and has time to penetrate all layers of the skin.  It does have a slight stinging feel, but that's if you have any open pimples or areas on your face where it was just exfoliated. It doesn't hurt but more so just a little annoying but goes away quickly. Me personally, I like the stinging because it feels like it's working. They do have the same product with 10% glycolic acid in it but I would not recommend starting off with that because you want to test your skin with the lower amount first.
    Overall, yes this is meant for mature skin and I'm only 24, but it's better to start younger! This cream has made my skin baby soft and evened out my skin tone a little. When I do get a pimple I make sure I apply this and it heals up quicker than it would on it own and prevented any kind of scarring and it's 100% natural!

_1.25 oz for only $25

Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

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This cream has a light lotion consistency
    Well that's a mouth full of a name! Anyways, what does it do? "Reviva Labs now offers a new answer to helping firm, tighten and "lift" skin with DMAE...as Alpha Lipoic Acid and Vitamin C Ester fight free radicals and future skin aging. As a special Reviva boost, this dramatic trio is encased in a soy liposome for deeper, time release action during the night. Allantoin and Aloe Vera are added to soothe and calm stressed skin, contributing to a healthy, vibrant glow. For supple, more youthful looking skin, it's another major advance in the battle against skin aging. Benefits: helps improve skin tone and glow as its powerful antioxidant action fights free-radical damage. As your body rests during the night, you have hours of uninterrupted replenishing nutrients that help tighten and "lift" skin to treat the effects of time as it helps fight future skin aging."
   When I look for a a great cream I want it to hydrate my skin for the majority of the day, replenish all that was lost from drying cleansers, toners etc. But I don't want to feel like I have a layer of cream on under my makeup, so I also want it to be light! To my surprise this cream met my requirements!!  In the photo above you can see it's not as thick as the Glycolic Acid Cream.
     I Actually use this product a minute after applying the first cream. This helps stop any stinging that may have occurred from the acid and this absorbs so fast into my skin and gets right to work! I do  use this at night like directed to give it time to really soak in and sometimes just because I like the hydration my skin gets, I'll apply a little more in the morning (it's not oily either!!). The only thing I haven't noticed is any firming of my skin. I also am 24 and don't quite need that yet, but I'm sure using this now will benefit me later.
   You get a 2 oz. jar that honestly will last you quite some time! A little goes a long way and I love that! You really get your moneys worth and results that will get you compliments. Ever since I have used this when I am working and making suggestions for foundations and such, I get more compliments on my skin than ever. They ask what makeup I use for such even healthy looking skin... and the thing is, it's mostly on the days where I just have a light tinted moisturizer on. The real secret is taking care of your skin with the right products and not covering them with makeup. I point them to these two products.

2 oz. jar is only $23
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    NeriumAD is a night cream that is used nightly to diminish/reduce fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, uneven skin texture, enlarged pores, and aging or sun-damaged skin. It's developed from the patent-pending extract of the Nerium oleander plant, hence the name. "NeriumAD contains the most effective age-defying ingredients, chosen for both their individual and synergistic benefits. These premium ingredients are blended at optimum levels to nourish your skin and provide real results."
   
    Here is a helpful video to show you exactly how to apply and what product ingredients not to use in conjunction with NeriumAD so as not to diminish its efficacy
    When I used this I simply lightly wet my face and pumped out a little of the thick lotion/gel formula onto my fingertips and massaged it onto my face before bed. You do NOT wash this off, you let it dry just like a face mask but leave it on overnight. I noticed if I put on to much it would ball up a little bit so less is more with this product.  I could instantly feel a drying slightly tightening feeling to it.
        I then would rinse my face off first thing in the morning and continue with my regular routine. The first time I rinsed this off I was so impressed with the velvet soft feel my skin had. It did a great job hydrating and softening my skin overnight. I used this product for a few weeks but had to stop because I was getting little bumps and roughness on my skin around my eyes. My skin is usually pretty good with any type of products, but for some reason was having a little reaction to this so I didn't get to try it for the whole month. But that's okay because if you don't see any results you have a 30 day money back guarantee.
     Now, for the results of the couple weeks I did use it I did notice an improvement of my skin texture and brightness but did not see any difference with pore size. I'm happy to say I don't have wrinkles YET, so I could not see any difference in that obviously.  The smell is a little strong and wish it was more pleasant smelling, but if it has the right ingredients that work, smell doesn't matter so much!!  If it wasn't for the little reaction I got, I most definitely would continue the use of this for the lovely feeling my skin gets in the morning from washing it off alone! Can be a great simple addition to a normal nighttime routine.

1. OZ $80.00 US Only
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After 8 days
 
     How does a gel exfoliate? Ya, I asked myself the same question when I had the chance to review Ice Elements 2 Minute Miracle Exfoliating Gel. Well here is what they say: This non-granular exfoliating gel offers exclusive technology that lets you see a visible difference in just one use! You'll enjoy an intensive, deep cleansing beauty treatment with soothing aloe vera, natural botanical extracts and hyaluronic acid. The gel gently exfoliates dead skin cells, removes dulling debris and excess oils. It is rich in natural moisture to help hydrate the skin, leaving it refreshed and vibrant.
   
    How do you use it? Apply a thin layer on a clean dry face. Let gel sit for 30 seconds to one minute and start to gently rub your cheek and face. If after rubbing for a moment, the product does not begin to liquefy, feel runny and ball up; wait another 30 seconds and then rub again. Keep on rubbing every 30 seconds until the product begins to liquefy and feels runny. At this point, you will start to see balls of dead skin coming off your face.

    I underlined the word "thin" because I noticed if I put to thick of a layer of this gel on my skin it wouldn't ball up at all. It would still leave my skin feeling super smooth but no exfoliating took place when I layered it to thick.  When I first put this on my face it's a nice cool enjoyable feeling. I also didn't mind leaving this on for even longer than a minute as opposed to a mask product.
   When I started rubbing in circles after a few seconds I did see little sponge like balls forming on my face that was 'exfoliating' and getting rid of all the dead skin cells and dirt. After I rinsed it off, I absolutely loved the smooth feeling it left on my face.
   
    I'm the type of girl who thinks "if it's scrubbing hard/stings it's working" kind of person haha. Although I didn't get much of an 'exfoliating' feel, it was a good "rinse off" moisturizer and would suggest this to people who hate the harsh exfoliators or have sensitive skin, this is a great alternative!!

Get a free 1/4oz jar, just pay  $2.95 for shipping!
Full size jar = $24.95