Imagine dermatology review

Imagine Dermatology

Imagine Dermatology is a wonderful line of anti aging products that are made right here in the USA.  Their products are not tested on animals, contain no parabens. sulphates or phthalates, and are recognized for their good manufacturing practices.

With over 50 years of combined experience, the team at Imagine Dermatology have designed what they feel are the best skin care products on the market.  They have designed products for Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, and Macy’s.

Learn more about Imagine Dermatology

My review:

These products are lightweight and have a very soft, subtle lemony fragrance.

I like the way they felt on my skin and they absorbed quickly without leaving any residue.  My skin feels soft and smooth when I apply these anti-aging products.

I can actually feel them working on my skin as soon as I apply them.  Together, they make my dry skin feel softer and moisturized.  I have slightly sensitive skin and these products didn’t bother my skin at all.  I have some fine lines and wrinkles around my forehead area and I can feel the Imagine Dermatology products working in that area.  My skin felt tighter, in a good way and the lines looked softer.

Another thing I like about these products is that I didn’t have to use a lot in each application. A little went a long way.  These products are very reasonably priced at under $40 for the set.

About the Product

• Algae and Yeast Extract Complex – Smoother, Firmer skin within 30 days, with continued improvement through and beyond 90 days

• Works best with Wrinkle Figher SEE OUR BUNDLE with Instant Lifting Wrinkle Fighter and save on both

• Light cream and fresh cream provides a luxurious skin feel, leaving the skin smooth and soft.

• Scientifically formulated to provide relief from the appearance of wrinkles, and long term skin health benefits using a proprietary blend of Extracts, Vitamins and Moisturizers.

• No Risk, return unused portion within 60 days for your money back. No Parabens, No Animal Testing, Made in the USA


Kaylas Kurlz reviewv

Kaylas Kurlz


Gracious Green was created as a weapon against inflammation, oxidative damage, and dry skin, skin diseases, and a terrific moisturizer before and after the application of makeup. It has become a skin-savoir for those with acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, burned skin, dermatitis, hydro and even aging skin. Nature has supplied us with an abundance of sources to take care of ourselves. Using plant-based ingredients ensures skin-enhancing phytochemicals, which nourishes and renews cells. This allowed us to create a superior skin formula to moisturize, hydrate, and maintain the skin The high ratio of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids in Gracious Green is essential to the maintenance of healthy skin, as our epidermis (outer layer of skin) mainly consists of fats. These act as an arsenal against free radical and UV damage, helping to preserve the integrity of youthful skin. Our light blend melts seamlessly into the skin, leaving behind a smooth, healthy complexion.

Miracle Skincare Therapy Beauty Cream Green Gracious

• Soothes Dry Skin, Eczema, Dermatitis, Burned Skin, Psoriasis,

• Deeply Moisturizes Skin

• Acts as a Pre-Base before and after Makeup Application

• Enhance the skin’s natural barrier function, naturally reducing dryness and oilness

• Soften and even-out skin tone


One thing i loved about this product was that it had no WTF INGREDIENTS


Can you pronounce


diazolidinyl urea?
imidazolidinyl urea?


Meet some the ingredients in your beauty products, especially your face creams. Life is too short to put trash ion your body. Be able to pronounce what’s on the bottle before you use what’s in it. Use Kaylas Kurlz Green Gracious. It’s a skin beauty therapy cream you can asborb!



Scandic skincare review

The wonderful product that I received was the SCÄNDIC Ren/Pure Pre-Serum.  I will leave a link in case you would like to get your own.  I researched how this skincare line makes this amazing product, and I found out there is a reason why they work so good.  First and foremost, it is a Swedish (Scandinavian) company, so as you could imagine, the ingredients come from there.  They use the finest healing herbs, botanicals, and flowers from Sweden’s medical pharmacopeia (this is from their website).

It doesn’t surprise me that the person who started the company was a Registered Nurse and medical engineer.  She wanted to treat the skin just as we treat the body when it is imbalanced and sick.  Whatever they are doing, it works!  I am so in love with this line, I seriously will not be using anything else.

Another wonderful thing about this company is that their products are vegan and absolutely no animal testing is done.  Thank you!  They are also free of gluten, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and SLS’s (sodium lauryl sulfate).   So when you get right down to it, the only things in this skincare line are good for your skin.

Remember how I said their products are potent?  Well, just be a little careful if you decide to mix their products with another skincare line.  They may not play nice with each other.  I’m sure that is not something you want to deal with!  I know I wouldn’t.  Another thing I just want to address is the Line Smoother Serum is like an oil with a dropper.  Use it sparingly, especially when first using it.  You just want to make sure your skin is going to react positively.  I don’t want to scare you in any way!  This stuff is amazing, I just want you to take it slow.  Just like if you were to use a new hair color line, you need to test it out first.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful skincare line the way I have.  Treat yourself, because you certainly deserve it!

5 Cruelty Free Cleansers You Need to Try


A decent skincare routine is vital to having clear, fresh looking skin. If you’re anything like me, then you’ll probably be somewhat of a product hoarder, but knowing what to buy can be a bit of a minefield. What makes skincare hunting especially tricky, however, is when you’re tying to shop cruelty free and quite a lot of companies can be rather cagey (isn’t that right, Benefit?) on their animal testing status. A lot of people make the switch to using cruelty free makeup, but can find it difficult with skincare products so, through a series of trial and error, I think I’ve found some cruelty free superstars that are suitable for all! Let me know in the comments below if you’re a fan of these products or are going to give any them a try…


1. The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter |

This sumptuous butter is super gentle and effective at dissolving makeup and leaving your skin feeling baby soft and looking wonderfully smooth. It’s suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin, and smells heavenly. You just sweep your finger tips over the balm and massage it into your face, rinsing with warm water. Simple!

2. Lush Ultrabland Cleanser

This wonderfully gentle cleanser has been the answer to many of my skincare woes. It contains honey, rose water and almond oil to combat blemishes and clear your skin right up – always a plus. It is quite a thick formula, so did take a little getting used to, but it deeply and effectively removes all makeup without drying out your skin, which is pretty darn spectacular in my opinion! Just massage into your skin and remove with warm water or a cotton pad.


3. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser |

Glossier have already achieved cult status with their array of effective and beautifully packaged products, so I was keen to give this fan favourite a try. This cleanser can be used on dry skin to melt away makeup, or you can use it on damp skin as part of your morning routine for a wake up and shake up. Personally, I use it as my second cleanse after taking the majority of my makeup off. It leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean and ensures you’ve got the last remains of your makeup off at the end of the day. I leave it in the shower so I don’t forget to give my skin an extra cleanse!

4. Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanse & Polish

I was a little dubious about this cruelty free smash hit because it seemed a tad faffy for me, but I was completely wrong. It is a change to the standard methods of makeup removal; you massage a pump of the luxurious cleanser into your skin and then run the accompanying cloth under hot water and wipe away, little by little, removing makeup and giving your skin a little buffing in the process. It acts as a cleanser and gentle exfoliator in one and I noticed a huge improvement in the texture and clarity of my skin after using this little beauty for a couple of weeks.


5. The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser |

This cleanser has been in my skincare collection for years. I love that it’s Vitamin E based as it protects your skin from the damage caused by pollution and everyday stress, it removes makeup well and leaves your skin feeling soft and fresh. It’s one of those products I always have in my cupboard and always will!

What are your favourite cruelty free cleansers? Are you going to give any of these cleansers a try? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading, folks.

Ultraceuticals Skincare Review


If you’re not familiar with Ultraceuticals, do yourself a favour and get acquainted with the Australian professional grade brand. The products are cruelty free, and also free from all the harsh chemical ingredients such as propylene glycol, parabens, synthetic dyes or synthetic fragrances.

With my combination skin prone to breakouts, it is essential for me to cleanse my skin very thoroughly, and I’ve been loving the Ultraceuticals Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser, which has been designed for normal to oily skin types. This cleanser promises to cleanse the skin and remove makeup and impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. And while I did find it efficient with removing makeup, personally I’ve loved it as a second cleanse (sometimes with my Clairsonic or Foreo too). That way the added ingredients of Aloe Vera, Cucumber and Oat Kernel Extracts , along with the salicylic acid helps clean my skin deep down every single pore, washing away excess oil, and helping to keep my skin softer, smoother and clearer and brighter as well, and all without leaving my skin feeling tight or dry.

Then there’s the Ultraceuticals Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum, which is an oil-free serum suitable for all skin types. It contains Provitamin B5 (Panthenol) and Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) combined with high levels of Hyaluronic Acid to synergistically help restore vital moisture balance and provide long lasting hydration. It also helps support the skin’s lipid barrier function and restore critical hydration levels within the skin, and thereby also helps to plump and reduce fine lines and wrinkles

While my skin again is combination, and I generally do not feel it lacks in the moisture department, it does tend to get drier in the cooler months of the year. I was initially a little scared that it would make my skin congested and cause it to breakout, but in actual fact I feel that it has somehow helped normalise the oil production, making it feel less greasy. And within days of using the Ultraceuticals Ultra B2 Hydrating Serum, my skin is left softer and smoother, and dare I say more glowing and thus youthful too. The serum comes in an a convenient pump bottle and it take just a few drops twice a day before your usual moisturiser.

The Ultraceuticals MD Ultimate Red-Action Moisturiser is a moisturiser developed to help address the major skin concerns of ageing and pigmentation, by supporting the skin’s essential lipid barrier function and Natural Moisturising Factor. The cream contains among others vitamin B3 (Niacinamide), and plankton extract which have been shown through clinical study to help reduce the appearance of facial redness associated with photo-ageing and sensitive skin. Now I don’t have either sensitive skin, nor feel I am plagued with facial redness – but what I do have, is skin that is showing signs of photo-ageing, so I still happily put it to the test, but naturally cannot really speak of the true effects of this skin in regards to redness. I found the cream slightly too thick for me to use during the day, so have only been using it at night. And I have enjoyed seeing it add lots of extra moisture into my skin, leaving my skin feeling and looking soft and smooth.

I always struggle finding a good SPF that doesn’t make my skin break out, which one of my reasons why I am not only loving the Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Mattifying Daily Moisturiser SPF50, but its the best sunscreen I’ve ever used on my troublesome skin also as unlike many other sunscreens, it doesn’t leave my skin feeling greasy or shiny, but actually has a mattifying effect, and it doesn’t leave that dreaded white cast on the skin either.

The sunscreen has a massive SPF50+ to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, which I really love. I also love that it has added anti-ageing ingredients such as odium Hyaluronate, Panthenol and Niacinamide to support the skin’s lipid barrier function and help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven texture and loss of firmness. The light cream, absorbs quickly into the skin, and due to being non-greasy its perfect for using under makeup too. It comes in an easy to use pump tube in a huge 100ml tube – which I do feel justifies the slightly higher price – only issue is that you’ll have to use it up within 6months of opening, so personally I’d probably prefer a tube half the size to ensure the freshness.

These products are truly lovely, and I am so hooked on especially the cleanser and the SPF and know I’ll be wanting to repurchase these again and again when they run out. And being so impressed with these products, I am also very keen to explore more of their huge product range.

Ultraceuticals Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser – RRP: $52 / 200ml
Ultraceuticals B2 Hydrating Serum – $89 / 30ml
Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF50+ – RRP: $72 / 100ml

Available from David Jones and Ultraceuticals and select salons and stockists

Ultraceuticals MD Ultimate Red-Action Moisturiser – Available from select salons only

FRSH beauty products


Where do I even begin with this brand? Not only was it started by one of my biggest girl crushes, but it exudes everything that I look for in a beauty brand – clean and cruelty-free!  I had the chance to talk to the “skin snob,” herself and find out where the idea of ‘FRSH,’ originated from, the reasoning behind the name, and why she chose to ensure that all her products remain cruelty-free!
 FRSH is all about celebrating your unique beauty with all-natural products that you can feel good about putting on your skin and in your hair.

Frsh products are meant for the girl on-the-go who leads a busy, active lifestyle and is looking for a quick and effective skin-care routine. HALLELUJAH! 

Tea believes that proper skin care is so important to look good and feel good. There’s nothing worse than bad skin – am I right? The thing is, what she had believed to be “good” skin care was actually just your typical high end brand with a plethora of ingredients that don’t do any good for your skin at all! She wanted to create her own brand, one where women could feel good about using, and it all unfolded from there.

“I wanted to create an easy process, great quality products and simple and safe ingredients!”

 The name ‘FRSH’ represents fresh and clean skin! After the initial product testing Tea tried her face wash, and the first word that came to her mind was fresh! “We took out the E, skunked it up and that’s where the name came from.”

She believes that in this day and age there is no reason to be testing on animals and using products that contain animal derived ingredients and I obviously couldn’t agree more!

“Voiceless animals shouldn’t suffer for us to create great product. I have personally been changing my own lifestyle over to cruelty-free and have found the process to be so liberating. I’m a crazy animal lover, my dogs are my children and I relate all living creatures to them. Cruelty-free is the way to go!”


I have had the chance to personally try all of Frsh’s products including the hydrating face oil, cinnamon sugar lip scrub, luscious hair oil, so clean face wash, and the dry shampoo. It’s safe to say that I’M ADDICTED! As a very active individual I live off dry shampoo, and this has got to be one of my favourite products from FRSH! I apply the product to root of my hair with a makeup brush, and I’m ready to go! Second favourite would have to be the face oil – Calgary is very dry, and this is a life saver! I apply it before I go to bed every night, and occasionally throughout the day when my face needs that extra boost, ya feel?

The vision for FRSH, along with the quality simple ingredients is what separates them from the rest. Its not about an endless list of miracle potions with pseudo claims to make you – younger, tighter, clearer. Its real ingredients, just the necessary ingredients, designed to bring out the best version of you. To make you feel good in your own skin! We focus on individual, natural beauty, bringing a FRSHness to the face and the hair that will leave you feeling amazing all day!


VERB haircare line review


Who Is Verb: 

If you have not heard of Verb then you are missing out! Verb is a salon-quality hair product line! Verb’s line is color-safe, free of harmful sulfates, parabens, and gluten free! All items are made in the USA and they do not test on animals! They carry shampoo, conditioners, volume sprays, styling creams and much more! This is a really nice line of hair care products that is worth checking out!!

My Thoughts: 

I received a shampoo, conditioner, and sea spray to try out! I have been using this for awhile now, and I am really loving the Verb Products! I have found with the shampoo and conditioner a little bit goes a long way!  Since using this line my hair is looking  great and has a nice shine! I watch a lot of beauty guru’s on YouTube and that share how to do makeup and new hair styles to attempt. I have seen a lot of people raving about Sea Spray, so I was really happy to get a chance to try it out. I spritzed some on my almost dry hair and scrunched it to add a little bit of crimp in my hair. That day I ended up going over to see some family and I got a lot of compliments on my hair! I have pretty straight hair, so to have a little wave is always a nice change!!

Overall I love the products I received and I really am excited to start trying out the rest of their hair care line. They have a Volume Spray that sounds interesting!! I think I could always use a little boost of volume!!


If you are interested in the Verb Line you can shop online or you can use their Find tab to search your zip code to see if any Salons near you carry their line!



I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


Art Naturals| A Cruelty Free Review & Brand Feature

Art Naturals| A Cruelty Free Review & Brand Feature


I was super excited to give all of these products a try, but I think I was most excited for the argan oil hair mask. I’m in the process of moving as I feel like I keep saying (it’s been a long month) and I’m sharing my time between upstate NY and Long Island. The water upstate is much more mineral rich and “harder” than what I’m used to back home on LI. My hair was in desperate need of a little TLC. I’ve been using this 1-2 times a week since I received it and I think it’s done wonders for my hair. Especially since I tend to over wash it, thanks to my new obsession with hot yoga. This product is super easy to use. I just wash my hair in the shower, cleanse etc, and then wring out the excess water and work this product through my hair, leaving it on for 5 minutes. I’ll usually turn off the water and do something else for 5 minutes, like brush my teeth, before I come back to rinse it out. My hair feels the best is has in months and I see a bit less fallout as well.



Coffee scrubs are a holy grail product of mine, so I was very happy that Art Naturals sent this my way. I occasionally use this on my face, and I also use it before shaving or tanning. It smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth.


I don’t know about you guys but I have been having such a hard time finding one of these black peel off masks from a cruelty free company! This was the first product I tried when I opened my PR package from ArtNaturals and it definitely did not disappoint. I always cleanse before and after using this product, to prime the skin for application, and then make sure it has been completely removed. This has made a major difference in the appearance of my pores. Whenever I use this I see that any sebum clogged areas are lessened and it’s made my skin so soft!


Last but not least, ArtNaturals sent me a sea salt spray, this spray is meant to texturize and volumize your hair to give you gorgeous beachy waves. Let me start out by saying my hair almost never holds a curl so I didn’t have high hopes for this product. When I used this product I would wash, and towel dry my hair, then spray and brush the product through, I would then part my hair into two sections and braid my hair as tightly as possible. I think part of the issue is that I just have a lot of hair, so two sections/braids isn’t enough. I am definitely going to try again and braid my hair into 3-4 sections next attempt. With 2 braids I did see some slight hold and definition, but the waves were not exactly what I wanted. Again, I think this is just the nature of my hair, and how I chose to braid it. I think this is a great product if your hair naturally can hold a nice wave or curl, I also think this would be great for guys who want that tousled look. I did notice that unlike other beach sprays I tried, my hair wasn’t crunchy, and after washing it out my hair still felt healthy most likely thanks to the coconut oil 🙂
Thanks so much to ArtNaturals for sending these my way, after trying a range of their products I would definitely recommend giving them a try too!  Do you have a favorite ArtNaturals product? Let me know in the comments!

Biotique Bio Cucumber toner review


Before starting with the review let’s understand what are the benefits of using a toner in our skincare routine.

  • It shrinks pores
  • It restores the skin’s pH balance
  • Refreshes the skin

I always used rosewater as a toner but my new discovered love for Biotique products made me go for this toner.

Let’s find out whether i like this toner as much as i like other Biotique products that i have tried.


This refreshing, pore tightening toner is blended with cucumber, coriander, nutgalls, berberry, peppermint oil and the fresh waters found in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Biotique Bio Cucumber Pore Tightening Toner is formulated to bring the complexion into perfect pH balance and helps keep skin in its purest state.

  • It tightens the pores and reduces its appearance
  • Softens and smoothen skin texture, giving a youthful radiance
  • It is suitable for normal to oily skin types
  • Organically Pure & preservative free
  • Dermatologist tested for safety, no animal testing3DCF29EA-855B-4451-88D8-8475A10312CF


Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata), Dhania (coriandrum sativum), Majuphal (Quercus infectoria), Pudina (Mentha arvensis), Kheera (Cucumis sativus) Q.S.

Price: Rs. 175 for 120ml

Buy it here.


The product comes in a white translucent plastic bottle with a green screw open cap. It has a nozzle on top to dispense the product. The nozzle is quite wide and often you might end up pouring more product than actually required. All the important stuff like ingredient list, expiry date, directions for usage are written on the bottle itself.

Consistency and color: The toner is of a light green color. It has a very strong astringent scent which i am not a big fan off. I would prefer a subtle soothing fragrance over this strong spirit like smell.

My Experience with ‘Biotique Bio Cucumber Toner’:

I use it everyday in my night CTM routine. I first remove all my makeup using a makeup remover. Then wash my face with a face wash followed by applying this toner. I leave it on my skin for some time and then apply my night cream/ serum. As soon as I apply it, I feel a slight cooling effect. I have a dry skin and this does not feel drying or stretchy on my face at all. I don’t have large pores on my face so i cannot talk about the pour tightening aspect.

Overall i can say it is good affordable toner if you are not specifically looking for pore tightening aspect.



  • All natural ingredients
  • Soothing/ cooling effect on skin (refreshes skin)
  • Didn’t cause any breakouts
  • Affordable


  • Strong smell
  • Not sure about the pore tightening aspect

I hope this review was helpful for you.


HSI professional flat iron review


HSI Professionals has some great hair tools for mom. One of them is the Glider+ Tourmaline Digital Flat Iron . They also offer great hair products like the Argan Oil Heat Protectant. I am excited to tell you about it here….


My Thoughts about Glider+ Tourmaline Digital HSI Flat Iron  –

One of my go-to items for Christmas for myself and my girls is a new flat iron. They use one almost daily which means they can go through flat irons rather fast. They have even taken mine and used it to the point of breaking them. This year I am gifting myself a new flatiron from HSI Professionals.

Glider+ Tourmaline Digital Flat Iron-

The Glider + Tourmaline Digital Flat Iron is great! I love that it has the controls on the inside. My last one I had, had the on/off switch on the outside on the handles. When I would be doing my hair, I would turn it off not knowing it. I would get so mad. The temperature control was also on the outside and again, without knowing it, I would turn it down. I would get so upset that it would take triple the time to do my hair then it normally would.

This one I absolutely love! It works so well and leaves my hair looking amazing. I no longer have the worries of turning it off when I use it and I no longer turn the temperature down just by grabbing the handles.

Argan Oil Heat Protectant-

I always worry about how using a flat iron will hurt my hair or damage it. When I received the Argan Oil Heat Protectant I was one happy camper. All you have to do is spray it on your hair. I allow it to dry before I use my flat iron. It leaves my hair looking shiny and soft. No smell of burning it .

HSI Professionals has women in mind when they created such amazing products. If you use a flat iron, spend a little extra money and get you one tat will work the way you need it to . I suggest you purchase this for yourself or tell your husband or boyfriend to order you one of the HSI Flat Irons today! You will love it


Using the HSI Glider Ceramic Flat Iron. After the first time using it in the back of my head, I noticed the difference. It actually does glide through the hair. I have a lot of curling irons and a couple of flat irons under my sink. Never has any of them moved smoothly through my hair, no matter what the advertisement boasted.
The one I used most often would sizzle when I had heat protector spray in my hair as I moved through. It would also stop as I move through it, it would never glide.
The HSI Glider heats up from 140° to 450° F. The sides are rounded, so you can also use it to bump (curl) the ends of your hair. For my naturalistas who aren’t afraid of heat, this is a good option. A perfect match for the HSI Argan Oil Thermal Protector sulfate free spray. They really knew what they were doing when they made these two!
The second time using it was just to re-straighten the parts that puffed up. For those of you wondering if that’s a bad thing, it’s not. It was about two days later and with natural hair I want to know that my hair will revert to its curls when I’m ready for it to. This is a great tool that I definitely recommend for all hair types.
The only thing that would make it even better is if it was available in a 2″ flat iron.

Right now you can get 50% Off Sitewide by using Promo Code: GIVEHSI50 Expiration Date: 12/31/16

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