Spring Renewal with Jan Marini’s most recent product launch, Hyla3D!

A few weeks ago, I got Hyla3D skincare product in my mail. I was very excited to try it out!

Hyla3D is Jan Marini’s most recent product that takes a 3-dimensional approach to restore skin’s hydration, youthful volume, smoothness, and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Jan Marini Hyla3D

I started using it routinely twice a day in the morning and in the evening. In the morning, I wash my face and moisturize it. Then it’s time for Hyla3D! I only use 2-3 pumps to apply it to my entire face and neck.

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When in the evening, I apply it after all my makeup is off and my face is well moisturized. My skin feels great, as the product absorbs quickly and doesn’t dry it.

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So far I am happy with the product, but I am not done using it. It looks like the more I use it, the more results I get. -)

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“Locate a Spring Renewal National Event and enter for a chance to win weekly prizes!”

Thank you Jan Marini for letting me try this great skincare product!

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Necklace as an Inspiration

This beautiful necklace from Ettika was my inspiration to style the elegant and feminine look I wore today. This unique-style necklace made me think of the midi skirt I bought from ASOS a while ago, but had no idea what to wear it with. So, for whatever reason, I felt like these two items would go together perfectly. I hope I was right! -)

Ettika Necklace as an Inspiration

The Ettika necklace is so pretty! You will see me wearing it quite often, as it goes with so many looks. Visit Ettika online store to see an amazing collection of jewelry they have. There is lots of amazing pieces to choose from.

Even better, if you decide to buy this necklace or anything else you like from their collection, I give you a special code to get 15% OFF of your purchase!!! It’s even better isn’t it?! -)

The code isolyacreative (15% OFF)

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I wore:

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Ole Henriksen Balance Kit Review

After receiving and trying this full size kit from Ole Henrikson (received through Influenster), I have written my honest review in this post about each one of the three products received. The kit includes the Balance Oil Control Cleanser, Balance Oil Control Tone, and Balance Oil Control Hydrator.

IMG_9882   First of all, I love the sleek and modern packaging the products came in, and that shade of green is my favorite. It’s earthy and fresh. -)

Ole Henriksen Balancing Force™ Oil Control Toner

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The toner is great. The minty scent gives you the refreshing and cooling sense.

When applying it, you feel a little bit of tingling sensation, but it’s not an uncomfortable feeling, it just feels like the toner is doing its job. It tightens up your face and minimizes pores and blackheads. I definitely see noticeable improvements on my face. My pores are almost invisible on my nose! -)

My skin feels cleaner and smoother after applying it!

 Ole Henriksen Find Your Balance™ Oil Control Cleanser

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The cleanser has a creamy consistency that forms into a gentle lather when applied to a damp face. At first my skin feels cool and tingly for a couple of minutes, and then the minty scent has a cooling effect which feels extremely revitalizing. My skin feels fresh and clean after I use this. I like how it doesn’t leave my face overly dry, instead it makes it feel very smooth. I highly recommend this cleanser!

Ole HenriksenCounter Balance™ Oil Control Hydrator

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This hydrator is my favorite product of them all. I love how my skin feels light and just smooth. It absorbs super quickly, so you don’t have to worry about getting moisturizer everywhere if you put it on before bed. It also doesn’t make my skin feel oily, instead it has a perfect matte finish. I love the minty smell of the toner, as well as the other two products. I find it cooling and very refreshing. This moisturizer is very pleasant to use.

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It was amazing to be able to try all these three products for free through Influenster. I am excited to continue using them!

#OleGlow #Sponsored  @inflenster

GIVEAWAY! Win All 4 Products from The Hush collection!…and the Winner Is…

Have you read my previous post? Did you like the result? …

Then it’s time to try out the product for yourself!

Insta Giveaway

Participate in my GIVEAWAY for a chance to WIN all 4 products from the HUSH Collection!

The GIVEAWAY is on Instagram!

To ENTER, follow a few very easy steps:

  1. Follow me on instagram! @olyacreative
  2. Like my Giveaway photo!
  3. Tag your friend in the comments!

That’s ALL!

Hurry! The giveaway ends in 2 days!

……

Thank you All who participated in this Giveaway!!! We have the WINNER!

It’s Ashley @ashanderson316 

Winner  for SoCozy

*Sponsored*

SoCozy’s NEW Sensitive Hair Care Products for Kids

Look what we found at Target a few weeks ago!!! Let me tell you why I was so excited about these products. -)

SoCozy Hair Products

My daughter’s hair has always been on the dry side. As she was growing up, and her hair was getting longer, we learned that it needed some extra conditioning. And so we are always on the lookout for the hair products that are specifically made for dry hair and sensitive scalp. That’s why I was so excited to see SoCozy brand, the salon-quality hair care products developed for kids, at Target. Their new HUSH collection by SoCozy is designed to treat dry hair for children with sensitive skin. It includes HUSH Sensitive Scalp Serum, Sensitive Foam, Sensitive 2in1, and Sensitive Detangler.

Here is what my daughter’s hair looks like very morning after she brushes it. Obviously, it needs some conditioning. So, let’d start testing the HUSH collection, and see if it does what it promises.

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First, we used the Sensitive Scalp Serum. It’s a non-greasy, leave-in formula that helps calm an irritated scalp, while reducing dry flakes.

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The best way to use it is to part her hair in small sections, apply directly to scalp and massage gently.

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Then I sprayed it with the detangler. I am very impressed how well conditioned, smooth and soft her hair was. It was very easy to brush through.

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I could definitely see the benefits of using it every morning. It will get the tangles out with no problem. See the result below.

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Next, we washed her hair with the shampoo+conditioner.

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The brush on the tube was a nice feature for applying shampoo on her hair.

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The product foamed very nicely as we worked it through her hair.

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However, when my daughter rinsed it out, it didn’t just feel dry…it looked dry. As you see on the photo, her hair still needed some conditioning.

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To be fair, I have to mention again that my daughter’s scalp and her hair always needed extra conditioning. For whatever reason, the product made little difference for her hair.

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To fix the problem, we immediately sprayed the detangler on it, and again it worked its magic. Her hair became soft and easy to brush.

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To make her hair looking fuller and to add more volume, I used Sensitive Styling Foam.

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I let it dry naturally, and really loved the end result. Judge for yourself!

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To summarize my review, I will definitely be buying SoCozy detangler, foam, and scalp serum in the future. All these products work very well with dry hair. Each one of them contributed to my daughter’s hair looking softer, shinier, and healthier. I strongly recommend all three of these products.

However, I can’t say the same about the shampoo+conditioner, as it didn’t work for my daughter’s hair. It may work well with your kid’s hair, but that’s just my experience. And, keep in mind, her hair is really dry.

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If you like the result, get ready to participate in a GIVEAWAY very soon!!! The WINNER will be getting all 4 hair products from HUSH Collection! Watch out for my next post! -) 

(Sponsored post, but the opinion is mine and honest)

Wood Watch by Jord

Today I am excited to share with you my honest opinion about the Frankie Dark Sandalwood & Emerald Jord Watch!

Jord is a unique wood watch brand run by artists, designers, marketers, and minders. They are focused on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. I love how this watch perfectly combines a blended earth inspiration and an elegant design in one!Frankie Dark Sandalwood & Emerald

Before I talk about the watch, I want to say that the wooden box the watch came in is absolutely stunning. The attention to details is impressive: JORD name and logo engraved on the box, magnetic top, and a little drawer in the front. This multi-functional wooden box is something special. However, you can make it even more special!

Here is how: “Engrave your cedar watch box with anything you want! Write a special note to the recipient, upload your logo/monogram, or provide a handwritten message to be engraved directly on the side of the box!”

Isn’t that thoughtful?!

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The watch is beautiful. The vibrant emerald green face and the sandalwood hue create a refined and organic palette that is very pleasing to the eye. I can see me wearing many looks with earth tones, brown, green, gray colors, and even leopard print that would be complemented by the watch.

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Some other features worth mentioning are sapphire crystal glass and a deployment buckle with push buttons. It’s easy to clasp around your wrist, and it feels secure. The watch is super light, smooth, and feels very comfortable when wearing. The natural dark sandalwood is hand finished and pretreated with tung oils, and it looks and feels amazing.

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Jord cares for its customers, and has a little something extra available with this watch! A personalized message can be engraved on the backplate of the watch. Doesn’t that sounds like a great gift idea?!

Definitely recommending the watch to everyone as a gift for yourself or a gift for someone you love! ( Click here to view men’s shop or women’s shop)

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In conclusion, I really appreciate how skillfully Jord combined uniqness and down to earth, simplicity and sophistication in one beautiful timepiece.

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Watch Gift Ideas

DermaE Skincare Products Review!

Unlike my previous posts, this one will be different:

  • it’s my first time reviewing a skincare product,
  • I have never posted a photo of me that was make-up free. -)

So, get ready to read this different and exciting post!

I love wearing makeup. It provides me with confidence that even if I have some blemishes and wrinkles on my face, my foundation does a great job hiding them. Sounds good, but that’s not always the case. So I thought instead of hiding the problem, let’s solve it. That’s why I decided to give DermaE skincare products a try.

( It’s a sponsored post, but the opinion is mine and very honest. )

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Why DermaE? The answer is simple! They have high ethical standards and never compromise on skin care health and safety. Their products are eco-friendly, natural and organic. They care about your skin as much as they care about our environment.

100% vegan, cruelty-free formulas do not
contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates,
petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten,
soy or GMOs. Now that’s honest-to-goodness
skin care.

In addition to that, the company supports green business, and participates in recycling programs. I wish more companies would have the same mindset as DermaE!

First I tried their Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask.

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When applied, it has an interesting dark cobalt-blue color, which lightens as it dries. My face felt cool, minty, and my skin began to feel tight.

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My kids never seen me in a mask before, and so they kept taking videos and photos of me looking like a blueman. -) I tried not to laugh, to keep the mask from cracking.

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In 5 min, it was all dry. I moistened my fingertips, and massage gently around my nose, chin and forehead. Rinsed thoroughly with a damp cloth. The results were great! My face looked lighter, and my skin felt very soft. The mask was a success!

The second product I tried was Purifying Daily Detox Scrub.

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I applied this product on my wet face and gently scrubbed it in a circular motion.

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Let it sit for 1 min and rinse thoroughly with water. My skin felt fresh and very clean.

I definitely recommend both of these products. They do their job well!

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DermaE is a much needed gift for yourself! Your skin will have a healthier, softer and smoother appearance.

Give it to yourself, you deserve it!

Firmoo Eyeglasses Review

 

 

Recently I was contacted by Firmoo optical store to review their product. My order came in a matter of days, which was impressive.

I loved the case the glasses came in, the accessories it included, and more importantly I was very happy with the glasses.

The multicolor frame and the shape are very stylish and go with many different outfits. They are lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Everyone who has seen these frames on me, think they are beautiful. My mother-in-law wants to order the exact same frame for distance and close-up. She has beautiful blue eyes, and the blue in the frames really complements them.

Overall, and it is my very honest opinion, the style of the glasses is suitable for any age. Whether you need prescription or not, these glasses are very fashionable and fun to wear!

Click  http://www.firmoo.com/new-arrivals.html to check out Firmoo new arrivals.

New customers, click http://www.firmoo.com/z/new-50-off.html  to get a coupon code for 15% of  frames sitewide.

Outfit with Baseball Hat

Today I created a stylish outfit layout with a baseball hat from Fanatics.com. They have many different colors to choose from, but I decided to go with a black one. I felt like black color will help me create the classy and dressy look I was going for.

I love experimenting with different styles, but what I enjoy the most is mixing and matching things that don’t really go with each other. Then it’s fun trying to figure out which colors or accessories I need to add to make the outfit successful.

Black heels, double breasted trench and a white shirt scream elegance and sophistication, while low rise cropped jeans with ripped knees and a baseball hat are a complete opposite in the outfit. The black color and the mix of accessories is what balances the outfit. It’s stylish! It’s fun!

Baseball hat from Fanatics.comDouble Breasted Cotton Trench and Leather strap watch are from Nordstrom, Poplin shirt and Jeans are both from Zara,  Black heels by Prada, Black Tote by Rebecca Minkoff, and Necklace is from ALDO.

Standfor Smoke Less Collection

I’m excited to be one of the very first people to introduce you to a new shoe brand Standfor! Its first Spring/Summer 2015 Collection unites fashion and meaning! It’s called Smoke Less Collection and it’s made to create awareness of this global issue. Help spread the message and encourage people to not smoke by wearing these comfortable and stylish shoes.

The shoes are unique and different, colorful and with a fresh look, simple, but with an interesting twist. You can dress them up with white pants and a blouse or you can wear them casual with boyfriend jeans and a t-shirt.

The collection offers you 6 different categories to choose from:

Fertility / Breathe / Passive / Leaf / Out / Literal.

Even better, you can get them as boots, ankle boots & the classic shoes!

Starting today and until April 19th, you can buy your pair of shoes with FREE shipping.

Follow this link http://presale.standforinitiative.com/creativesideofme  to an exclusive presale on their website where you’ll be able to buy their brand new shoes two weeks before they come out! How exciting is that!

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