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Product Review: Yes to Blueberries

I love when I discover a new product from my favorite cruelty free brands.

So the reality of my life is I turn 35 this week… which is half way to 70… which means I really need to use age defying products now. ūüôā

That being said I am always on the hunt for great affordable cruelty free products that take care of my skin. I have started working again so I am back to wearing make up (gasp) so I do need a daily routine that keeps my skin from breaking out but keeping it young fresh.

I think I have found a fabulous day cream. I am still on the hunt for a night cream. Although, YOU CAN use this product at night too.

I found the texture of this product smooth and the smell is pretty fresh. Thankfully no burning (yes to carrots some of the products have a tingling sensation that turns my skin pink).

I am not sure but I even think my skin tone has a dewy texture right now but that might be the make up? ha!

Overall I give this an A on the Jen’s Beauty scale. It is super affordable and very easy to apply. Plus it uses natural products and is cruelty free. Give this one a go, it is never too early to worry about anti aging products. Click the link and you can order it now.

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Product Review: Pearlessence | Cucumber Water Face Mist – 8oz

Here is the back story as to why I purchased such an odd product. ¬† Flash back to a month ago… I was on the Great Wall of China, huffing and puffing and realizing once again I am on ANOTHER adventure and 100% out of shape and not able to enjoy it the way a fit person could.

So I get back stateside and well I realize it is time to hit the gym and get in shape, because well HOW the hell am I ever going to be able to hike the Inca Trail in the current shape I am in.

I am currently working at a major retail chain when I came across this product and thought “hmm, a cooling spray that will allow me to spray on my face after a work out”

It was 4 bucks so I figured why not. ¬†It is hot as hell in Texas and now that I am back to working out on a regular basis I figured it couldn’t hurt, plus it has my trusty cruelty free label (which is my one criteria when it comes to beauty products) so I figured I would try it.

So here I am telling you this product is fantastic for what I use it for.  After I work out and get in car I spray a few squirts on my face and it is instant cool down, plus my skin feels moisturized.  I love the clean crisp smell and I look forward to spraying this on my face.   I will use this during the hot summer that is fast approaching.

As far as other benefits? ¬†I have found that my skin often feels moisturized after I use this product and any workout redness I might have quickly disappears after I use it. ¬†That could be from my body just cooling down in general, but I figure this product doesn’t hurt that.

So the real question, would I buy this product again? ¬†Yes. ¬†I would. ¬†I recommend looking at some of your discount retailers… IE, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s… etc as they might have it on hand. ¬†Otherwise, I do feel it is worth the $20 price tag.

You can purchase the product online here


NOTE:  This product is getting harder and harder to find.   SO I will share some awesome refreshing cucumber products below!


Product Review Alba Hawaiian Facial Mask

If you have been around for awhile you know I love my beauty face creams and masks.  I only buy cruelty free and when I find a new product I am in love with I have to share it with you.   Well guys I have found a new product that I am absolutely 100% behind.


I love just about every product I buy from Alba. ¬†I use their shampoo mostly because every single time I lather up I take a trip to Hawaii and my hair smells amazing. ¬† I love Alba even more because they are cruelty free and really strive to use vegan products. ¬† ¬†I love their company and when I find a new product of their’s I will often pick it up.

This product is an amazing facial mask, it does have some acidic enzymes that promises to deliver glowing skin. ¬†Now I am not sure if I have glowing skin lately but I can tell you my skin does feel softer and properly exfoliated, which my best friend turned my esthetician is constantly on me about. ¬† Trust me guys she DOES NOT play when it comes to exfoliating and she knows if you haven’t been, she is like freaking santa when it comes to skin care.

Anyway, it is a pretty potent product and I can assure you that it is not one you will use every day, or hell even every other day.  Currently I am going to use it twice a week to help maintain my fresh skin appearance.    I found this product at TJ Maxx but I can assure you that it is at most drug stores that carry all natural products.  I have seen it at Walgreens, Krogers & Wal-mart.  It is a drug store brand that will run you about 11.99 and is pretty modest when it comes to skin care.  Fantastic product that will take you to Hawaii for the five minutes and leave you with a fresh appearance.

Please note I am 34 and I do have normal skin that has some scarring from my teenage years.  The skin care products I recommend are often for my skin type, so please read product labels carefully.