About Claudia Materdomini

I love writing about all things beauty and fitness related. Beauty and health related review are my thang. I'm a huge house head and obsessed with my little maltese Sam. You can find me busy on social media and soundcloud all the time. I work in Social Media and also write for the cruelty-free beauty blog My Beauty Bunny.

K Beauty From Caprice Clinical

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogBeing that I get introduced to so many different beauty products out there, it’s surprising I haven’t tried much from the K Beauty (Korean Beauty) market. I remember when BB Creams started to gain momentum here in the U.S, and trying a few brands I heard about, but I never ventured past that single product into the world of their innovative skincare. K Beauty is known to have some of the most advanced formulas in the world, creating products that are effective and appeal to the senses. Seeing that there wasn’t enough effective options out there, Caprice Clinical brought the best in K Beauty to offer by bringing Thelavicos to the states.

Available exclusively online and through professional skincare therapy providers, Thelavicos offers the very best in clinical skincare with a very luxurious feel. If you’ve ever been to a derm or med spa, you know they can be super picky about what they promote — so having Thelavicos chosen as something an office will carry gives it some extra weight in my book.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on two of their products to see what makes them different from the rest. The Thelavicos Nutrition HydroGel Mask and the BioRepair Wrinkle Eye Cream ended up on my doorstep a couple weeks ago and I’ve tried them both out and wanted to share my thoughts with you guys.

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First up was the Nutrition HydroGel Mask. To be honest, I’m usually a bigger fan for masks you apply with brush or your fingers. Sheet masks don’t always fit well and you have to worry if it’ll stay on for the recommended time for it to do it’s work. I will say that this mask fit WAY better than most because it comes in two pieces, and it’s made of a pliable hydrogel material instead of flimsy paper. Because of the durability of the mask, the packaging suggests you can use it up to two times, by carefully placing it back in the pouch and then sealing in a large ziplock to avoid it drying out. This mask is extra juicy! Not only is the gel soaked with “the good stuff”, there is ample amount left in the pouch to give you that second mask time and then some. I was able to squeeze out the remnants and use on extra parts (neck, hands) a couple of times. The mask promises to give you that refreshed, hydrated and plumped look we all live for — and I can say that it 100% left my skin looking and feeling better after using it. After taking off the mask I could immediately notice that those fine lines on under my eyes and on the high points of my cheekbones were flattened out and hydrated. I have deep lines on my forehead and while it didn’t make those disappear, my skin looked incredibly healthy. I’m not familiar with the key ingredients in this mask, but they definitely do something for my skin. Soybean Ferment Extract, Niacinamide, Palmotoyl Tripeptide and Red Ginseng are just a few of the powerhouse ingredients in this mask. Final verdict. This is MUST TRY. You definitely notice a difference when you take of the mask and you will want to use every drop of that liquid gold on your skin because it works!

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogNext up was the BioRepair Wrinkle Eye Cream. I will confess that I usually forget eye cream. I put on so many other serums and things that eye cream usually falls to the wayside. But being that the mask worked so well for me I was a little more than intrigued to try out the eye cream. This cream promises to fight wrinkles, offer a brightening effect and firm up the delicate skin around the eye area. The ingredient deck lists some things that I was curious to look up, so I thought I would share with you guys what I found out.  Edelweiss flower — known as one of the best natural anti-aging ingredients out there and works as an antioxidant, skin plumper and moisturizer.  Snow Lotus extract works as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that nourishes tired skin (hello, new mom under-eye-bags!!), and Soybean Ferment Extract which is nutrient dense component that soothes and replenishes the skin.

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogI used this cream morning and night — not even using a full pump – more like half a pump for both eyes and found that it absorbed rather quickly and did not interfere with foundation or concealer. Sometimes creams will break down you makeup and you’ll have those creases of excess makeup under your eyes –well, not with this cream. Verdict: definitely a useful product if you remember to actually use eye cream. I hope I will remember now!

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogCaprice Clinical offers a few other products from Thelavicos, such as their Enzyme Washing Powder, Nutrition Cream, Whitening Vitamin C Serum, and their Most Active Skincare Set.  To find out more about Thelavicos, you can visit the website for more information. You can also follow them on Instagram or Facebook for updates.

Shaving Made Simple With Busy Beauty

busy beauty showerless shave gel review by iliketotalkblogCruelty Free, Vegan Shave Gel

In all the blogging that I do, I love when I come across something that is really innovative in the beauty field. Something that makes life easier, and makes me say, WHY didn’t somebody think of this before!? Today is one of those days, guys. I was introduced to something super nifty and I get to share it with all of you! In the next five minutes you’re going to learn all about why you need Busy Beauty Showerless Shave Gel in your life.

How many of us live super busy lives– so busy in fact, that you may forget to shave a leg (or two) before stepping out of the shower? How many of us might have noticed that we missed a patch after you’ve already dried off, put your pjs on and are laying on the couch? Or worse, at the beach and you noticed a spot you forgot! <> And lastly, how many of us have done weekend overnighters or other sleep over trips and you’re not about to lug around those big, huge metal cans in your travel bag because 1) HUGE and 2) the fear of a pressurized metal can exploding over your toiletry bag is something that haunts you to this day.

If ANY of those situations made you whisper to yourself “me” while raising your hand while reading this on your phone then you need Busy Beauty Showerless Shave Gel.

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I’m a super busy mom with a toddler that keeps me on my toes at all times. I also work from home. Figuring out that balance is like learning how to juggle with Faberge eggs. I do everything I can to stay organized and on top of things but I’ll be damned, there are things that will just be forgotten, like shaving my legs which happened just two days ago. Since I’m home alone with my little tornado all day we take our baths together. It’s easier, it saves time and I don’t have to worry that the house will be burned down. But there are times that by the time I’m done with her, and we’ve both gotten out of the bath and dried off that I realize I’ve forgotten to take care of one of two major things that make me feel like a new woman after a shower. First being, freshly washed hair and second, having smooth, shaved legs.

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Lucky for me, I had Busy Beauty Showerless Shave Gel handy so I could do a quick shave on dry skin (dont freak out, I’ll explain) and go on about my night. This unique shave gel doesn’t need any water to activate it, it’s a clear gel that moisturizes, lubricates and prevents irritation from occurring. It has a unique blend of natural oils like Eucalyptus, Ginger, Tea Tree and Oat extracts,  that fight nicks, cuts and ingrown hairs. I just get a few pumps of the clear gel, rub it all over my legs to make a thin film, grab my razor and do what I need to do!

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I still wipe the blade clean and rinse under water between every couple of swipes so I can get a good, close shave. And any remaining gel left on my legs I rub into my skin to act as a post-shave lotion that moisturizes and hydrates.

Guess what, guys? No redness, and no razor bumps. My skin felt pretty nice the next morning actually! Why did I not having this during my dating days?! I needed this!

Some other juicy details about Busy Beauty Showerless Shave Gel:

  • Vegan and Cruelty Free
  • Alcohol and Paraben Free
  • TSA-approved size for easy travel

For around $10, you can grab yourself a can of this all in one shave gel by visiting their site at www.busy-beauty.com. While you’re at it, give them a follow on their Facebook or Instagram too!

Crystal Hills Organics Review

crystal hills organics review by iliketotalkblogI’ve always enjoyed trying out different bath and body products and have recently been reaching for Crystal Hills Organics body serum and bath salts. Crystal Hills Organics is a cruelty-free, Canadian based skincare brand that combines the healing power of crystals with the beautifying abilities of natural ingredients. The founder, Andrea, made sure to formulate her products by using organically grown ingredients wherever possible for the purest, and most luxurious skincare treats she could offer.

Andrea sent me a couple of products to try and with perfect timing. I will admit that I usually am drawn to skincare products that are heavily scented with tropical fragrances — however it seems those fragrances have turned against me and caused a bit of my rash on my legs. I needed to switch to something with a simpler ingredient list and decided it was a good time to give Crystal Hills Body Serum a try.

crystal hills organics review by iliketotalkblogThere are four versions and I chose Moon Goddess Body Serum. Moon Goddess has notes of jasmine, frankincense and neroli essential oils that smells beautiful but not overpowering in any way. The serum is extremely lightweight on the skin and uses a blend of botanicals and skin loving oils that nourish, hydrate and protect the skin with the power of antioxidants. Meadowfoam oil and Elderberry Extract are two antioxidants I was excited to see in the formula since I know they are really beneficial to the body. Each bottle of body serum also includes a small piece of clear quartz which is thought to harmonize the chakras and balance energy. I will be honest — I am not familiar with any of that stuff, but sounds good to me! Balance is never a bad thing!  My first impression of the serum was that this left my skin velvety soft. I’ve never had an oil based product produce that type of feel before and was highly impressed. The oils absorb very quickly and soothed my irritated legs within a couple days. I shave every day so an after-bath moisturizing product is a must– and I’ve been using this EVERY DAY since I’ve received it!

crystal hills organics review by iliketotalkblogAndrea offered to send me a second product when she saw that I loved the body serum so much so we decided on the matching bath salts!  The salts are seriously ALMOST too pretty to use! It comes with a small muslin bag to pour a small amount of salt in to soak in your bath. I realized after receiving that I still take baths with my little girl and wasn’t sure about using bath soaks with essential oils in them with her sitting in it for long periods of time — so I decided to treat myself to a warm foot soak and pedicure after her bedtime. I used a taller bucket so I could really fill it up and added the little baggie to the warm water. I loved the aroma it produced and was very relaxing as I watched a little TV at night. Crystal Moon Goddess Bath Salts uses a variety of salts like Solar Dried sea salt and Dead Sea Salt and MSM to relax the muscles, reduce inflammation and detox the skin. I’ve never thought to give my foot soak a hand full of bath salts before and I feel like I’ve been missing out! I may need to give my daughter an earlier bath so I can give this a try without her around!

**EDIT — I found out we CAN use the salts with my daughter in the bath so we’re going to give it a go! **

crystal hills organics review by iliketotalkblogI highly recommend these products if you’re looking for a way to treat yourself (or another) to a fabulous skincare treat. I only wish the matching body scrub was available at the same time since I’m a huge fan of scrubs!

To find out more about Crystal Hills Organics you can visit their website and follow them on beautiful Instagram feed.(Check it out — serious eye candy!)