August 21, 2014

Review: Neutrogena® Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Line

I was given the opportunity to review Neutrogena®'s new Rapid Wrinkle Repair® line. It includes Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Serum, Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Eye Cream, and Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Moisturizer for day and night. "All four products contain Accelerated Retinol SA, the fastest retinol formula available. By combining a unique combination of Accelerated Retinol SA, Glucose Complex, and Hyaluronic Acid, these four exclusive products will fade the look of stubborn deep wrinkles (including crow’s feet, forehead, and cheek wrinkles), brighten skin’s tone, and smooth fine lines and texture." Neutrogena promises results in just one week. I have been using it for 2+ weeks and thought I'd report on my results.

I have only been using two products because I don't use all of the products in the line on a daily basis. I stuck with a nighttime routine. The Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Night Moisturizer (1 fl oz $20.99) promises to "visibly fade the look of stubborn wrinkles, brighten skin tone, smooth fine lines and texture of skin." I really enjoyed this moisturizer. It's light but keeps my skin moisturized overnight. (The true test will be in the winter when I might need to add the serum before). I feel like my skin is softer and more "subtle" although I didn't have much of an issue with that before.

The other product I used was the Rapid Wrinkle Repair® Eye Cream (.5 fl oz $20.99). It promises to "fade the look of stubborn crow's feet, brighten and even under eye area, smooth fine lines as well as reduce the look of dark circles." I have major issues with dark circles under my eyes so was hoping for better results in that area. I would say the area under my eyes are more smooth but the crow's feet are not faded.

Final thoughts: I think they are offered at a great price for a decent amount of product. I have sensitive skin and had no issues with either item. I really enjoyed it!

Would you give this line a try?

Disclosure: These products were provided to me by Neutrogena via the Vogue Influencer Network. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

August 20, 2014

Can You Find Love on a Reality Show?

Image via Bravo

I'm back with another Dating Girl post where I'm discussing this summer's reality dating shows. Which ones are you watching? Do you think any of them have the formula for love? Weigh in here!

August 19, 2014

DIY: Double Chain Link Hat

As soon as I laid eyes on this leather chain hat I fell in love. But it's $164! I knew I could DIY my own version. I found a snapback for $5.95 in the clearance section at Wet Seal. Then I went to my trusty MJ Trimming for the chains. They recommended I sew the chains in but since I'm not a highly skilled sewer I used safety pins. Here's what I did:

August 18, 2014

MMG: Monster Tour

Excuse me while I scream like a little girl! Last night I fulfilled a 15+ year wish to see Eminem live. It was worth it! He was amazing. I brought along my boo Nicole who shares my love and could sing almost every word lol. He did a mix of old and new, which brought back so many memories of singing "You don't want to fuck with Shady" and terrifying my parents. Unfortunately, we were a little late so we missed the first time Em came out but thankfully that's what YouTube is for. Here's the opener:

August 15, 2014

Mani of the Week: Julep Claudia

I passed on this month's Julep Maven box but couldn't pass up ordering the August birthstone polish, Claudia. It's a gorgeous a peridot multidimensional polish. I had interviews this week so I wanted a muted look so opted for nude nails with one nail in Claudia.

August 14, 2014

My August Birchbox

This month's Birchbox theme is Lighten Up - "We don't take ourselves too seriously any time of year, but especially not during the height of sumer. Here's to keeping cool and laughing our way into fall." I'm definitely lightening up this August with fun activities planned. Can't believe summer is almost over! Anyways... here's what I received:

August 13, 2014

Yay or Nay: Women in Boxers

The '90s are back! And I've been craving my tomboy ways. Aaliyah was always a style inspiration to me then and I'm still seeing her influence now (cough: Rihanna: cough). A style I liked but was probably a little too young to rock then was the boxers peeking over jeans look. Everyone wore their Tommy Hilfigers and Calvins a la TLC in their "Creep" video a la Halle Berry in Bulworth.

So what say you, should I dare? 

August 12, 2014

Blogger Dinner in Central Park

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting up with fellow bloggers Jodi, Christina, Allison, Kelly and Leeann at the Central Park Boathouse. Living in New York City for nearly 9 years I have never been lol. It is a great open space on a lake. I definitely recommend going. Would be a good date night spot. Afterwards we headed to momfuku to complete the touristy evening. Glad they had the chance visit the city I love. Hopefully I'll get a chance to visit these ladies in their cities.

August 11, 2014

MMG: That Time Your Hosts Met

Well not quite yet but tonight! Leeann is finally in my beloved city and tonight we're getting together along with a few other bloggers. Hopefully she's enjoying herself in the Big Apple. It will be nice to meet in person after all this time although I feel like I already know her such as shared loved of Eminem. She got to see him in LA and I'll be seeing him this weekend in Jersey! Here's what else I'm gossiping about:

August 7, 2014

Don't Believe the Hype: All-Star Edition

Seche Vite Top Coat // DiorShow mascara // Maybelline's Great Lash // Klorane dry shampoo

The summer is coming to a close and I thought I'd do one final round up for Don't Believe the Hype featuring the most hyped products that have disappointed me. Let me know if you enjoyed this series and would like me to reinstate it. If so, which categories would you like me to cover? Thanks for reading!
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