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#TheBreakdown | My Holy Grail Vitamin C Serum [40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum]

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40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum

You ever love a product so much, but never hear anything about it? That’s how I feel about the 40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum!* I’ve been using this product for years and it has been pretty much the only Vitamin C Serum that I’ve been faithful to. It was a discount find at Marshalls, so when I do see it, I buy it in bulk. And if I don’t see it at my local Marshalls, I peruse the nearby stores and hope to get lucky.

But what is it about the 40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum that gets me going? I’ve always wondered myself. I mean, I feel like it works… But does it? Today I’m going to do a little breakdown of the product and  see if it really is doing all the wonders a Vitamin C serums should be doing or if I should quit the fantasy and look for a big girl product.

Before we look at look deeper at the 40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum, let’s talk about Vitamin C serums in general. What’s all the rage about them? Vitamin C serums are known for their anti-aging and brightening benefits. Basically, it can make your skin look firm and plump while helping fade those pesky post-acne dark spots. I’ve even read of Vitamin C serums increasing the effectiveness of sunscreen, however I’m not too sure about that claim, but I generally never skip some sort of Vitamin C in my daily morning routine, so perhaps it is working in my favor.^ With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look at what is going here with the 40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum.

Starting with ingredients, below is what is in the 40 Carrots Carrot+C Vitamin Serum (as listed on CosDNA): Read more…

August 9, 2017
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#TheBreakdown | Thoughts on the #10Products10Days Challenge

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#10Products10Days Challenge

Despite being such a big skincare junkie, I have a pretty basic routine. My husband may seem to insist otherwise, but I really do stick to the bare bones of a routine. One morning I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and stumbled upon the below ‘gram. I instantly wanted to join. I mean, how hard could it be? #10Products10Days? Easy peasy!

My already minimal routines surely would get me through this. My AM routine typically consists of a cleanse or rinse, toner, a Vitamin C serum, a moisturizer (albeit oil or cream) and then SPF. My PM routine isn’t much different; a first cleanse to remove makeup, a second cleanse to remove leftovers, toner, a serum or form of Retinol and a night cream. I sometimes add things in for eye care, by my under eye area isn’t particularly dry, therefore it tends to get left out. With this in mind, let’s take a look at the ten products I chose, reasons for said products and thoughts on the whole experiment. Read more…

July 26, 2017
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#TheBreakdown | Number 4 Jour d’automne Sugar Texturizing Spray

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Number 4 Jour d'automne Sugar Texturizing Spray

Today I have something different for you. Sundays are typically reserved for sample reviews, but this is a full size review. In fact, a review of a type of product I’ve not heard of! What’s that? A sugar texturizing spray! I’ll be talking about the Number 4 Jour d’automne Sugar Texturizing Spray. I’ll look at the ingredients, how I used it and my thoughts on whether or not this is worth it.

I’m a huge fan of texturizing sprays, but I find that I’m not a fan of the grittiness. I know, seems weird right? They seem to go hand-in-hand, but should they? Number 4 graciously sent me a bottle of this and I’m here to tell you what I think. I’ve tested this on both wet and dry hair and layered on and under other other products. So let’s see what the deal is! Read more…

May 14, 2017
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