Treat Yourself to Lovusion

Lovusion Gifts for Coubles by iliketotalkblogiliketotalkalot iliketotalkblog reviewWith Valentine’s Day approaching quickly, we know our significant others might start scrambling to figure out what they can do for you this upcoming holiday.  And if you’re single, there’s no reason why you can’t have a little #treatyoself moment because we all deserve that ever once in a while. So let’s not waste any time! Grab your cuppa tea and let’s get acquainted with Lovusion.

Who doesn’t need a little TLC or romance in their life? Whether you’re in a brand new relationship or have been married for years, these are two things we all could use a little extra of. Lovusion’s gifting service provides our significant others the opportunity to create an romantic and pampering experience that can be shared together or enjoyed exclusively on your own!

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Lovusion currently offers two gifting options; their blue box and their gold box. I was sent the blue box to sample. For just under $90, the blue box includes an assortment of bath accoutrements, deliciously scented candles, and a fresh single red rose. The blue box includes a selection of skin loving handmade soaps, bath salts to scent a warm bath, bath milks to soften the skin, and bath bombs to infuse the skin with moisturizing oils.  There truly is something to appeal to everyone’s senses while soaking the night away.

Lovusion Gifts for Couples by iliketotalkblogThe upgraded gold box includes your choice of wine and wine glasses and omits the rose while keeping the rest of the goodies. The price tag of $130 reflects that upgrade.

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Because I’m a new mama to a kid under one, I welcome anything that gives me a little relaxation time. My day starts before 6am, and is non-stop until I go to bed around 11pm. Weekends are when I am afforded a mid-afternoon bath to myself without a little one splashing at my feet. When I saw that there was a pina colada bath milk I immediately plucked that bag from the box, and grabbed one of the juicy blueberry scented candles and headed off to bliss.

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Another day, I got to show my daughter what a bath bomb was “look at the bubbly colors!” before handing her back to daddy and enjoy basking in a lavender bath. And while it would be nice to enjoy everything in the box with my husband, I have no problem taking this time for myself right now to enjoy it all on my own. Hey, when you have a baby, there is basically no time for yourself anymore so you take whatever moments you can!

Lovusion Gifts for Couples by iliketotalkblogEverything in the box smelled absolutely delicious! If you love scenty things then this box is perfect for you. There are enough things in this box to get about a week’s worth of relaxing baths or a few long romantic nights shared with your loved one. I personally loved the milk bath and the soap bars the most — but wouldn’t be opposed to a little bit of chocolate if it was included in the box (hint, hint)!

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To find out more about Lovusion, you can visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

J.F Lazartigue : Anti-Aging Hair Care

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J.F Lazartigue is one of those brands that continue to circle back into my life over the years and for good reason – their product has never failed to impress. I’ve tried many of their products from their orchid shine shampoo, to their amazing soy milk strengthening line, their luxe Essential duo, and even their hair color and hair loss products! I always end up going back to their soy milk line which literally transforms my long, fine hair but recently I was invited to sample their newest product line, The Ultra-Regenerating Anti-Aging line.

J.F Lazartigue is one of the first hair care lines that utilizes skincare ingredients in each of their products. Each product was carefully formulated to repair, protect and improve the look and feel of your hair with each wash. Their latest anti-aging line harnesses the power of hyaluronic acid, collagen and keratin to nourish mature hair while fighting the signs of oxidation.

The Ultra-Regenerating Anti-Aging line consists of three products, a hair mask, a washing cream and conditioner — all recommended to be used together for it’s complimentary benefits.

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With most any other brand, I would use a hair mask as the last step in the shower, but with J.F Lazartigue there is a different approach. The Ultra-Regenerating Mask is to be use first and allowed to sit on the hair and scalp for a good 30 minutes. I usually apply the mask and then take my time laying out all my after shower products and what I plan to wear after during this time. This mask works to strengthen hair and by plumping and filling it in any weak areas with hyaluronic acid, keratin and collagen.

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I think follow with Ultra Regenerating Washing Creme and finish with the Ultra Regenerating Conditioner. Each step of this system works to build on the previous by strengthening the hair from the inside out. I think the mask does a phenomenal job on it’s own, but like to use the full treatment for best results. There’s no other way to put it — my hair feels awesome after using all three products. It feels thick, smooth, and healthy.

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The J.F Lazartigue Ultra Regenerating line is an investment in your hair. Much like how you would invest in good skincare, good hair care products make a difference in the look and feel of your hair. Think about what your hair goes through on a daily basis – heat styling? Environmental pollution? Breakage from pony holders? Why not treat your hair to a little TLC?

You can find J.F Lazartigue products online or at boutique beauty supply locations. To find out more about the brand, you can visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

My Latest Must Have: Chella Eyebrow Cream

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I love when I come across a product that makes me actually say wow and reach for it everyday.  I’ll admit, since becoming a mom, my makeup days are becoming less and less. I work from home and watch my baby, I take her to swim class, the grocery store, the gym and out for walks, but that about sums up my outings during the week. So my makeup bag sits there waiting for the weekends when I have more time to dress up and look nice.  But lately, I’ve been doing a little something for myself, even on those weekdays when only the grocery check out clerk will see me, and that’s my brows with Chella’s Eyebrow Cream.

Doesn’t everyone else feel a little more put together with their brows on and hey, maybe even a little mascara? I feel like I look less “mom tired” and more “ ready for the day”.

chella eyebrow cream review by iliketotalkblogI was already a fan of their brow products and used their pencil on the regular until I was introduced to this eyebrow cream and was like, whoa. The pencil is super slim and allows you to draw in a very natural looking brow, but what I love MORE about the brow cream is how strong my brows now look. I also chose a slightly different color this time (tantalizing taupe instead of beautiful blonde) which gave me a slightly bolder look giving my brows a little oompf.

The eyebrow cream comes with a precision angled brush that you dip into a mini pot that is housed in the base of the brush. A little goes a long way so I lightly dab the brush into the cream and wipe any excess on the side of the cap.

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I tend to “outline” and define the peak of the brow first and then go back, fill it in, and blend, blend, blend. If I was ever a little heavy handed I just take a spoolie and brush it out a bit. I find that my brows also stay put and look on point to the very end of the day – even through a nap or a workout session. To define my brows just a bit more I follow with Chella’s highlighter pencil in “ivory lace” on the brow bone and just above the tail of my brows.

You can see from the photo below just how much of a difference using this brow cream makes! Left side, no eye brow makeup — Right side, complete.

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The eyebrow cream comes in six different colors that flatter just about everyone. It truly is a long-lasting formula that has proven to be budge-proof throughout my day. It’s also pretty convenient since it includes the brush and cream all in one product.

To find out more about Chella and their complete line of products you can visit their website, or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

Get Glowing Skin at SkinXFive

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** I was invited to have a complimentary facial for my honest review**

This past weekend I got a much deserved facial at the recently opened skin spa, SkinXFive created by board certified Dr. Ava Shamban.  It was a treat I was very much looking forward to since this mama hasn’t done much for herself since baby Zoe has arrived nine months ago. Yes, you read that right. Nine months! Actually longer than that because I refrained from a lot of things during my pregnancy as well. So you can imagine that I had that day marked on my calendar with alarms and emojis to commemorate the day!

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SkinXFive focuses on providing the best skin renewing treatments available today that have little to no downtime. Perfect for those who want an effective skin treatment during their lunch hour or the day before a special occasion. Results are not only immediate, but continue to improve over the next couple of days. Dr. Ava Shamban chose the top five treatments that correct, offer preventative care and improve the skin in a modern, bright setting. Those five treatments include microdermabrasion, peels, injections, laser treatments, and radiofrequency treatments.

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I was signed up for The Infuser and The Refresher, a combination of an infusing microdermabrasion treatment followed by a light chemical peel. When I arrived I had a full face of makeup on from taking family photos earlier that day and was given an opportunity to wash my face and given a quick consultation to determine what was needed for my skin.  We agreed that my skin was on the dry side, but with a oily T zone, can flush easily, and had some congestion.

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The Infuser was unlike any microdermabrasion treatment I’ve done before. In the past, I remember it feeling like sandpaper on my skin, and sometimes even leaving scratch marks on my face!  This was completely different in that it was gentle and comfortable and I didn’t have to contort my face or stretch my skin out in any way, I just got to relax. The products that they used afterwards smelled delicious (in my case a lemony product was used)! We even joked about how “tasty” they could be because they were all fruity! Before moving onto The Refresher I got a quick feel of my skin and it felt smoother already!

The Refresher truly was a light, comfortable peel. I’ve had pretty strong peels before where your face feels like its burning but this was just a mild tingle. It helped further remove any excess dead skin cells and smooth the skin for a healthy glow. Because I flush easily, I was warned I might be a bit pink afterwards but that it would go away quickly, and it did. The last step of this treatment was getting hyaluronic acid infused into the deeper wrinkles on my forehead and around my eyes to plump them up a bit.

I looked in the mirror after my treatments and I was a bit pink, but holy moly my skin looked a million times better! My pores were refined and markedly looked smaller, my skin just looked healthier overall.  Not to mention it felt incredibly smooth afterwards! By the time I made it downstairs to meet my husband the redness had already gone away and we could move onto lunch instead of hiding in the house as I usually would do after a facial.

After reviewing their menu again I’d love to see how The Spotless treatment would work for me since this combination made some wonderful improvements already! It’s now four days later and I still feel how smooth my skin feels and know that my serums and moisturizers are absorbing better. I haven’t worn makeup since that day, but haven’t felt the need to either.

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To find out more about SkinXFive you can visit their website to see all the treatments available and how to book. You can also call them at (424) 332-8780.

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