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Monday, June 30, 2014

Beauty : Radical Skincare Advance Peptide Antioxidant Serum Review




Right when i read  " antioxidant serum " I got curious of what are these antioxidant ingredients can do and what differentiates this serum from other serums in the market. So i read about this Trylacel technology that it delivers triple potency action in a complete, universal and multi-tasking serum designed to achieve fast and visible results. It has 13 active ingredients chosen for their efficacy, their ability to work in synergy, their clinical results to reduce the deepest wrinkles, even skintone , improve elasticity and firmness.
The Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum has the expert ability to defend and repair skin regardless of age,skin type and ethnicity, against all factors causing skin aging.

You see , every skin type has specific needs according to its age, type and environment.
For the Radical Skincare scientific team, it seemed essential to design a serum capable
of working on all skin types, with as wide a range of action as possible.
During his long cosmetics research career, Lionel de Benetti, Radical Skincare’s
Scientific Advisor, has focused on establishing the fact that there are 16 factors that
cause skin aging.

ADVANCED PEPTIDE ANTIOXIDANT SERUM combats 16 agents causing:
> Poor or low hydration
>Deterioration of cell regeneration
>Glycation disorders
> Slowing down of collagen synthesis
> Free radicals
>Nerve transmitter inhibition
> Low elastin synthesis
>Destruction of collagen and elastin fibers (MMP)
>Weak cross-links between fibroblasts and collagen
> Protection of defective stem cells
> Pigmentation disorders
> Inflammation of Langerhans cells
> Poor cellular respiration
> Poor barrier effect
>Weak dermo-epidermal junction
> Poor nutrition

This universal, complete ADVANCED PEPTIDE ANTIOXIDANT SERUM has been
vigorously formulated with hand-picked active agents to defend against the 16 causes
of aging while repairing past damage.Each ingredient has been subjected to precise, rigorous tests in vitro and in vivo vs placebo. Why? Because it is important and vital to check that the test result for an active agent
does not apply to the excipient in which it is dissolved but to the active agent itself.

After exhaustive, precise screening, these 13 active agents were chosen for their ability to work in synergy. They include triple action dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline, antiglycation decarboxy carnosine, Argan extract, and 2 hexapeptides.
Many were meticulously chosen for their action on two or even three phenomena on
which aging has an impact. All these active ingredients in combination optimize results for ADVANCED PEPTIDE ANTIOXIDANT SERUM to deliver Radical results.

Here is a short video about Trylacel technology :







My personal evaluation on Radical Skincare Advance Peptide Antioxidant Serum :

- it moisturized my skin without the greasy feeling and it doesn't clog my pores
-significant reduction of my pores and blemishes
-brightens and evens out my skintone
- it doesn't smell
-improve my skin firmness and density



 I apply the serum on my cleansed face and neck using delicate  upward movements. I use every morning and evening. The serum has a creamy light brown consistency. Don't fret ! it's not pigmented like a make up foundation or some sort like that. Once you apply it to your bare face, it will just blend in with your natural skin tone. It's like a cream but it's way better because of the ingredients in it that benefits your skin.

Here are the actual results after three weeks of applying Radical Skincare Serum on my face. I'm using a Galaxy S 3 phone in broad daylight . I have no make up on, except on my eyebrows . It's  not edited nor filtered.



 Also may i add , I did a review using Radical Skincare Exfoliating Pads from my previous post. I promised you before that I will show you the results after I used all the  pads and just in time when I used half of the container of  Radical Skincare exfoliating pads, the  Radical Skincare Serum came in the mail. So I have been using both products and I can personally say that it speeds up the process in significantly reducing my blemishes. So happy !


Of course on this , I have my make up on. I'm using a medium coverage foundation which i will  share it to you one day . I don't wear concealer anymore because my acne blemishes has been reduced and also cutting back on concealer definitely saves me an amount of time to get my make up done but I still have to apply concealer  on my  under eyes because I have dark under eyes.


I really love Radical Skincare line because they deliver good and fast results on my skin and I am excited to try their other products as well. Radical Skincare is a high-end product , so it might be a little pricey for some but you get what you pay for ,plus a little goes a long way too.

If you want to try Radical Skincare products you can request a sample from these retailers :

Sephora , Barneys , Bloomingdale , Harrods , Radical Skincare

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*This is a sponsored post ,the thoughts and opinions are my own. I got this product for free, regardless i only recommend products i use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Just Simple



I have been wearing skinny jeans since mid 2000's  ,until lately I had notice boyfriend jeans, gaucho and straight jeans been worn a lot on style bloggers, editors and celebrities. Although I still love  wearing skinny jeans, there is no harm  to wear again the ever popular straight jeans during the 90's. I remember those  high school days, the baggier the better  that you almost look like a hip hop dancer. But I'm not doing baggy jeans anymore , at my age now that trend is a history and will remain a history. I would prefer to wear straight jeans that is not too tight nor baggy, just enough to provide airflow. So to pair with my straight jeans today, I want everything to look simple to embrace  the basic and classic look of straight jeans.  


necklace :  c/o My Monogrammed Necklace
striped bracelet : Henri Bendel
Love bracelet : Betsey Johnson
bag : Tory Burch
 Even accessories I kept it minimal just like this  simple and dainty monogramed necklace that I'm wearing here. I love that it has the initials of my kids names , L is for Lucas and O is for Olivia. It also has a little heart pendant in between their initials to signify  my love for  both of them. I always love classic pieces on accessories and jewelries because I can pair them with almost anything in my closet and they look timeless that you can wear them over and over again for a long period of time. Much better if that jewelry has meaning in it or tells a story, that's the essence and beauty of jewelries.




necklace - c/o My Monogrammed Necklace

top : Love Culture similar Here and here
jeans : Levi's (old)
shoes : BCBG
bag : Tory Burch

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fashion : A Summer Staple





One of my favorite outfits to wear  during  summer , are rompers. Just like dresses , they are  easy to style. When the weather is  hot and humid, when I'm on a rush and when i feel lazy to figure out what to wear that day, you can never go wrong with  rompers. So I considered rompers as my summer staple , aside from being  a daily go to outfit, it is also a great cover-up at the beach or for a pool party . It is also favorable for a music  festival or state fair outfit .  So about this romper that I'm wearing  now   from Forever21, It is so comfortable that I can even sleep in it . Of course, I like the style too because it  looks like a top and shorts matching set .

romper : Forever21
bag : Juicy couture
sandals : Gap

And so i tied this jean shirt around my waist, just like how everybody does it during the 90's .This trend is having it's major comeback . Now, do I look cool or what ? lol. 

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Thank you and Have a Great Day !

April

Monday, June 16, 2014

Neutral Summer Flats



Today, I'm featuring flats in soft hues of coral, blush and metallics. For a petite person like me, I always gravitate toward nude or blush colored flats since they would make my legs look a little longer. Especially when you are wearing  dresses, shorts or skirts. The light and neutral flats gives an illusion of height since it blends well  with my skin tone .  So which ones here do you like?

Happy Tuesday everyone!




Fashion: Maxi Dress








Hi everyone! How was your father's day weekend? Here in the K household , we just kept it laid back and simple by inviting my in laws over  and grilled some sish kabobs and hamburgers for Father's day dinner. Ofcourse, my husband did the grilling since he is the one who knows how to grill and does a fantastic job as well. Anyhow, the day went  well by just staying home, took a dip in the pool and enjoying quality time with the family. How about you , how was your weekend?

Now, lets talk about this maxi dress. If you are 5" ft like me and you're in a hunt for a.maxi dress. This one from Maison Jules is perfect. As you can see the length of the dress on me, is just about right. I love every detail of this dress, from the halter top design,the cut , the pleats and the tiny polka dot prints. I think I found this summer's perfect maxi dress.


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Father's Day Gift Ideas

fathers day gift ideas

earbuds /cufflinks / sunglasses / ipad mini case / belt / wallet / 
iphone case / shaving kit / watch / shoes / leather kit / ipad snap case / hair growth laser device

What will everyone be Googling tomorrow? Last-minute Father’s Day gifts, of course! Here are my picks from Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale for men, also starting tomorrow. It's the perfect time to add some new duds to your husband and dad.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Love,
April

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Fashion : Body con Midi Dress






sunglasses : Prada
dress : Bar iii via Macys
bag : Tory Burch
sandals : Mark Fischer

Body con Midi dress for under $60


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Beauty : Simple Skincare Product Review and a Giveaway!


From grit and grime to dirt and drama, city living can make all skin sensitive. That is why Simple
Skincare, a range of facial products that is sensitive to skin’s needs, is launching “Kind to City Skin”
 – a global initiative designed to help women understand the impact that city living – both environmental and
lifestyle-related factors – can have on their faces.

credit : via Pinterest

While most women are already aware of skin-irritating behaviors to avoid, such as excessive sun
exposure or a diet rich in salty foods, a new survey* reveals a surprising truth – that women in the top 40
cities nationwide don’t realize the wear and tear their everyday lifestyle may be having on the health and
appearance of their skin.

In launching “Kind to City Skin,” Simple created a provocative time-lapse video and is also providing
information, tools and a range of products to help women’s city skin thrive. Simple knows what is left out
is as important as what is put in. Its cleansers, moisturizers, wipes and eye care products are kind to skin
– they contain no dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants that can upset skin. The Simple range, which
helps women achieve natural, healthy-looking skin, also contains added vitamins and skin-loving ingredients.

Watch this !

The Simple brand’s time-lapse video dramatically depicts the potential effects city living can have on a
woman’s face in just 14 days.While the skin damage in the video was created using makeup and special effects, the dramatization is grounded in insights, expertise and research, led by Simple® Advisory Board member and Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Debra Luftman and Unilever scientists.




Holistic Skincare Habits across the Country:

Nearly 9 in 10 (89%) women describe their skincare habits as “healthy,” yet their actual behaviors show there is room for improvement :

A Surprising Cleansing Calendar – More than a quarter (27%) report that the longest they’ve
gone without washing their face is at least two days. Simple® makes implementing a cleansing
regimen a cinch with gentle yet effective facial cleansers and wipes to remove grime and dirt that
can clog pores and cause irritation.

Being Attentive to the Elements – Fifty-nine percent (59%) are not actively trying to protect skin
from environmental elements such as the sun or wind. Women can apply Simple® Protecting Light
Moisturizer with SPF 15 to help them prevent damage from sunburn (even on cloudy days).

A Serving of Glowing Skin – Though half (50%) claim they’re striving for a healthy diet
specifically to keep skin in good shape, thousands of women are missing out on certain foods that
could work wonders on skin, such as Brussels sprouts (68%), walnuts (62%), salmon (57%) and
avocados (56%).

The (Skin) Effects of Stress – Sixty-three percent (63%) know that their stress level affects the
health of their skin, yet more than half (53%) are not actively trying to reduce it right now. Making
a dedicated effort to unplug and unwind can make skin less permeable to external factors like
weather and makeup.

The Beauty Benefits of Working Out – One in two (50%) are unaware that exercise can
influence their skin’s health. Exercise increases blood flow and helps flush cellular debris out of
one’s system – contributing to the overall appearance of skin.


Among all those Skincare habits being mentioned, I would have to say I lacked on being attentive to the elements on protecting my skin from the sun during winter and cloudy days. I just thought  that it's not that sunny enough , that I don't need to put sunscreen on  but I was wrong, we need to use a daily moisturizer that has an spf 15 so that it will protect us from the sun ,to prevent damage from sunburn or future sun spots problem. That's why one my favorite Simple Skincare product is their Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer, for it delivers exactly what I need in a moisturizer, it's  light but at the same time it locks in moisture in your skin and it doesn't CLOG my pores. I was nervous at first when I tried the moisturizer on because I have big pores especially on the T zone area and my skin is very prone to acne, but as soon as I applied it on my skin, it just glide so smoothly , the creaminess is not really heavy at all and most of all ,it didn't clog my pores. This is the fourth day that I have been using the Simple moisturizer and I never had a single breakout.

Let me to share to you my day and night Simple Skincare routine.

In the morning :

1. Simple Facial Cleanser -  I love that it has a foamy consistency for it sinks in deep into your pores leaving your skin fresh and clean.



2. If  I will be exposed to the sun that day  I use Simple Protecting Light Moisturizer -  it just glide so smoothly , the creaminess is not really heavy at all and most of all ,it didn't clog my pores. If I will just be staying in , I use the Simple Nourishing 24 Day/Night Cream - I love that it nourishes your skin 24 hours, leaves your skin moisturized all day without the greasy feeling.

At night :

1.  If I had my make up on that day, for the eyes ,I used the Simple Eye Make-Up remover - very gentle on the eyes, it didn't sting , it's not drying  and it removed my eye-make up really good. For the face , I used the Simple Facial Wipes - very gentle to the skin  and I actually like the smell of this better as compared to Olay facial wipes , and with one sheet it actually removed all my make-up.

2.Simple Facial Cleanser

3. Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer - i love the cooling sensation of this once you put it on, it feels so refreshing to your skin . Also in this gel moisturizer a little goes a long way, I only need   a little  pea size to moisturized my whole face and the best part of this, is when I woke up the next day and I noticed my skin is not dry nor greasy. It's just simply smooth , moisturized and no break outs. You can also use this during the day too but I just love to put this on at night because I love the cooling sensation on my face while I'm sleeping.


So for you my lovely readers, I would like to share to you Simple Skincare Products by hosting a giveaway ! So , just enter and fill-up on the  rafflecopter below and leave a comment below of your email address so I can contact you when you win and Simple will send the products straight to you.

Smile, it's simple !

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disclosure : I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fashion : Matching Set






At first glance, you would think it's a jumpsuit. No, it's a matching set of top and soft pants. I found it at Kohls, I think last month. What's a more better way of styling a matching set outfit aside from itself, is that you can also match it with anything in your closet. Another thing that I love about it too, are the prints. I don't know about you, but I like it. It reminds me of a resort outfit, now what I need is a beach front back drop.

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