I’ve noticed that my eyes have been looking a bit puffy lately. This was an issue that I understandably wanted to fix ASAP. I tested out several different eye creams, looking for one that could not only get rid of my puffiness but also help with my dark circles. A cream that was hydrating and smoothing was also a must. I had quite a long list of demands and was starting to think that multiple eye products may be the answer. That was until I tried the dr. brandt 24/7 retinol eye cream with ruby crystal complex. This eye cream is the all-in-one eye cream that I was looking for.

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The packaging is pretty standard, the cylindrical tube of product is housed in a rectangular box. The tube itself has a cap with snap closure and a pump to dispense the product. The white, black, and rose gold color scheme is clean and chic. The only negative is that the tube is rather large which may make it difficult to travel with.


Retinol is one of the few ingredients contained in skin care products that is actually effective. When it comes to skin care, Retinol products are what I seek out.

dr. brandt 24/7 retinol eye cream:

  • Helps smooth the look of lines & wrinkles with time-released Retinol.
  • Hydrates & prevents moisture loss with Hydra-Balance. Hydra-Balance is a synergistic combination of lemon tree honey, phospholipids, and an amino-acid.
  • Illuminates, softens lines, and wrinkles with Ruby Crystal Complex.
  • Helps reduce redness & irritation and protects skin against oxidative stress.

Smoothing, illuminating, hydrating, this eye cream is a well-rounded product that clearly pampers the delicate skin surrounding your eyes.


The full list of ingredients, as listed on the dr. brandt website is as follows:

Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Dimethiconol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Maslinic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Hydroxide, Hyaluronic Acid, Ruby Powder, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinol, Lecithin, Limonene, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

What’s worth noting?

The briefly mentioned Ruby Crystal Complex illuminates and softens the skin around your eyes. Time-released Retinol continuously smooths the look of lines and wrinkles. Hydra-Balance hydrates and prevents moisture loss. Oliveactive is the redness and irritation reducer, it also protects your skin against oxidative stress.

This product is not tested on animals and is made without animal-derived ingredients. It also leaves out harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances.


Pump a pea-sized amount onto your ring finger. Lightly pat the eye cream along the bone area of your eye from the outside corner of your eye to the inner corner of your eye. Use this eye cream in both your morning and evening skincare routines.


Cost: $55.00

This eye cream is expensive, but its effectiveness makes it worth it. Similar eye creams could cost you upwards of $95.00.

I purchased mine from and received a free gift with my purchase. Dr. Brandt’s website is often running sales, so I’d check their site out and consider buying it directly from them if you can snag a deal.

Check out my next Monday Steals post to see if Dr. Brandt is running any promotions.

DOES Dr. Brandt 24/7 Retinol Eye Cream WORK?

This eye cream does an incredible job of depuffing my eyes. It smooths my eye area, as promised and does brighten them. Most notably, this eye cream is hydrating and the hydration does last through-out the day. The 25+ 5-star reviews of this product on don’t lie, this eye cream is effective.

While this eye cream doesn’t completely erase the dark circles under my eyes, it does greatly diminish them. The dark circles under my eyes are hereditary and pretty severe, if your dark circles aren’t too bad I could see this getting rid of them completely. In fact, several of those glowing reviews that I mentioned state that this does significantly reduce the appearance of dark circles leading fans of this eye cream to use less concealer.

As far as the texture and consistency of this cream, it’s very lightweight and it absorbs into the skin quickly. This is a huge bonus, especially in the morning when you’re getting ready. You can follow this eye cream up with a light concealer if desired for truly smooth and bright eyes.


What’s your favorite eye cream? Please share it in the comments section below!

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Almost everyone is gearing up for Labor Day sales this week! There are a lot of good deals listed below, take a look and shop your favorites.

If you’re in need of some new skincare products, AHAVA is running a Buy One, Get One Free sale. Laura Geller Beauty (their blushes are amazing) is having an end of Summer sale and selling makeup products at up to 50% off. If you’re in need of new leggings for Fall, shop Macy’s $14.99 leggings from 8/29 to 9/1.

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AHAVA: AHAVA | Buy One Get One Free With Code: GETONEBUYONE18 | Shop Now! Ends 8/30.

Betsey Johnson: 20% Off $75 Or More + Free Shipping with Promo Code HEAT. Exclusions Apply. Ends 9/1.

BH Cosmetics: $2-$4-$6-$8 Deals + Free U.S. Shipping on $50+! Ends 8/28.
And Free Flawless Brow Highlighter on $20 Use Code: BROWBABE. Ends 9/1.

Dylan’s Candy Bar: FREE Ground Shipping on Orders over $25 at! Use Code: SHIP2ME. Ends 12/31.


Kopari: Bundle and Save $20 off Kopari Beauty Dream Team Kit. Ends 12/31.

Laura Geller Beauty: End of Summer Sale: Up to 50% Off Select Items. Ends 9/4.

e.l.f. Cosmetics: Plump up the volume on your pout with e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Exfoliator, Lip Primer & Plumper, & Lip Plumping Gloss. Get all 3 for free AND free shipping when you spend +$25 Ends 8/29.

LOFT: 40% Off Everything with code: LABORDAY. 8/30 to 9/2.

Julep: FREE Nail Polish Set with Beauty Box Subscription. Use Code: POLISHGIFT. Ends 1/17/19.

Macy’s: $14.99 First Looks Leggings. Shop now at! 8/29 to 9/1.

Neiman Marcus: New Sale Arrivals! Save up to 65% off on Sport Shop, Women’s Contemporary, Dress Collections, Designer Sportswear, Designer Jewelry, and contemporary Ladies Shoes and Handbags at! 8/29 to 9/3.

Peter Thomas Roth: Fireworks! Labor Day Travel Size Sale is On! 8/27 to 9/5.

Talbots: You’re not dreaming — now even deeper discounts on clearance at Talbots! Get 70% off ALL markdowns. Ends 9/23.

The Body Shop: 40% Off Hundreds of Items + Free Shipping at $25! Ends 8/29.

The Container Store: 25% Off All Shelving & Elfa During The Container Store’s Shelving Sale! Ends 10/15.

Walmart: Shop End of Summer Clearance at 9/22.

Waterford: Take An Extra 15% Off Sale Items at Using Code “WATERFORD”! Ends Today!

Zales: 25% off Fashion Jewelry with code ZAFF25FASHION. Online only, exclusions apply. Ends 9/6.

Please share any sales you know of in the comments!

🛍 Happy Shopping! 🛍

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My fabfitfun Fall 2018 box has shipped, but my curiosity has gotten the best of me. On the fabfitfun homepage I was given the option to “Reveal my Box,” so I did, immediately. After giving into temptation I am beyond excited to get my hands on my Fall 2018 fabfitfun box! Here’s what I’m getting . . . 

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  1. A Crown Brush Set
  2. An adorable Teapot
  3. Wireless Earbuds
  4. A Cream Cleanser
  5. A Lipstick Duo
  6. A brand new BeautyBlender
  7. Two GlamGlow Sheet Masks
  8. Tea Towels
  9. Shower Gel

I’ll be sharing my first impressions and reviews of each these products once my fabfitfun Fall 2018 box arrives on my doorstep, until then check out the fabfitfun subscription details and get your Fall 2018 box before they sell out!

WHAT’S IN fabfitfun BOXES?

In fabfitfun boxes you’ll find a collection of hand-picked wellness, beauty, fashion, and fitness products. Boxes are seasonal and items included reflect the current season. Each box is limited edition and they do sell out. If you see a box with products you must have, get it before it’s gone!

fabfitfun boxes do offer some flexibility, Seasonal Members usually have a couple of products that they can choose between before their box is shipped.

Purchasing an Annual Membership bumps you up to Select Member status. As a Select Member, you have the opportunity to select the colors of certain items that will be packed in your box. Select Members also get early access to seasonal Add-Ons and their boxes are shipped in the first shipping group. Immediately after you sign up for an Annual Membership, you get $20 in instant savings.


  • $49.99 per box with Seasonal Membership
  • $179.99 per year with Annual Membership


If you sign up today, your first box will be the Fall box. Your box may not be exactly the same as mine, but it will be similar. As stated on fabfitfun’s site:

If you are receiving the current season’s box and signed up before Bill Date 1 of the current season, your box will ship with the Bill Date 1 group. Otherwise, your box will ship within one month of successful billing.

For existing members, boxes ship in 3 waves as described on fabfitfun‘s FAQ page:

  • Shipping Group 1: All Select, Canadian, AK, HI, APO, PR members, Seasonal members with add-ons.
  • Shipping Group 2: Everyone else will ship in the second wave after being billed.
  • *Shipping groups may overlap to achieve the highest possible shipping efficiencies.
  • **If your payment is declined, your order may face fulfillment delays of up to 30 days.


Cancellation must be completed before your next bill date to avoid being charged again. You can complete cancellation on your “My Subscription & Orders” page, just login to your fabfitfun account to access this page.

Subscribe to fabfitfun here. Use code NEW10 to get $10 off your first box!


What’s your favorite subscription box? Please let me know in the comments section below!

Happy (almost) Fall!

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The compact, reusable Walmart Beauty Box is full of travel size samples of the best selling beauty products at Walmart and on Products included in your personalized beauty box are selected based on the brief Beauty Profile that you will fill out when you sign up. Once you’ve signed up, you can edit this Beauty Profile anytime on your My Subscriptions page. The Beauty Profile asks about things like your skincare concerns, the texture of your hair, your style, and what types of products you’re interested in. The Summer 2018 beauty box has arrived on my doorstep containing 2 full size products and several samples from Garnier, let’s chat about what I received.

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Free + $5.00 for shipping and handling.


Boxes ship out each season: Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. Currently, the Summer 2018 box is available.


If you want to cancel your box after subscribing, you can easily do so by accessing your account on the Walmart Beauty Box site. Once you’re logged in, click My Subscriptions and cancel your box or edit your Beauty Profile to get a selection of products better suited for you.

My Summer 2018 Walmart Beauty Box

  • Village Naturals Therapy Aches + Pains Cold & Allergy Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak
  • Garnier SkinActive Soothing 3-in-1 Moisturizer Day/Night Mask
  • Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask + papaya extract
  • Garnier Whole Blends Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner – Oat Delicacy
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost 100% Hydrogel Mask
  • Kleenex Gentle Clean Wet Wipes

Village Naturals Therapy Aches + Pains Cold & Allergy Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak


  • I’m not looking forward to needing this product, but it does sound like it will be very soothing whenever I do. This therapeutic blend of Epsom Salt, Menthol, and Lemon awakens the senses, rejuvenates, and provides relief. This bath soak can assuage the misery of a cold even on the go. Take it with you when you travel this holiday season to help you relax and restore when you’re feeling a little under the weather.

Cost: $0.98

Garnier SkinActive Soothing 3-in-1 Moisturizer Day/Night Mask


  • I’m impressed with this moisturizing mask, it’s made with 96% naturally derived ingredients. This soothing mask will intensely nourish your skin in just 10 minutes. It can be used day or night, but I’d recommend relaxing with it at night. It includes rose water and excludes mineral oil, parabens, silicones, and dyes.

Full Size Cost: $9.96

Garnier Fructis Damage Repairing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask + papaya extract


  • This product is even better than the last, it is made with 98% naturally derived ingredients. The formula is vegan and 94% biodegradable. It is made sans silicones, parabens, and artificial colorants. To use this mask, apply it onto wet hair after shampooing and let it work its magic for 1 minute before rinsing. Although this is a 1 minute mask, it can also be used as a regular conditioner or leave-in conditioner. To use as a leave-in conditioner, apply a small amount to damp hair.

Full Size Cost: $2.97

Garnier Whole Blends Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner – Oat Delicacy


  • Whole blends shampoos and conditions are made with oat milk and rice cream extracts. These ingredients give the shampoo and conditioner a very pleasant powdery scent. As an added bonus, they’re paraben-free.
  • This is the second time I’ve received foil packet samples of this shampoo and conditioner. I don’t mind the duplicate because I liked these products, they’re nourishing and they smell wonderful. I do like receiving products I’ve never tried before, but I’d rather get something I like for a second time than something I end up disliking.

Full Size Cost: Shampoo $3.47, Conditioner $3.47

Neutrogena Hydro Boost 100% Hydrogel Mask


  • This new product from Neutrogena is made with hyaluronic acid to instantly quench dry skin, leaving it smooth and supple. It is non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) and gentle. The hydrogel material that this sheet mask is made of contours to your skin providing optimal absorption. This should be used after cleansing, before applying a serum. To maximize results, leave it on for 15 to 30 minutes. After removing the mask, there is no need to rinse, you can simply massage the remaining product into your skin.

Cost: $2.99

Kleenex Gentle Clean Wet Wipes


  • The Kleenex Gentle Clean Wet Wipes are effective, yet suitable for daily use. These wet wipes are made without alcohol, parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. They are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested. Some wipes may leave residue, but thanks to these being formulated with 98% purified water, these do not. These are handy to have around the house, but I especially like having a pack in the car to quickly and conveniently clean up messes.

Cost of a 2 Pack: $4.98 USA, LLC

Bottom Line:

For $5.00, this is a great collection of products to sample a first or second time. Receiving 2 full size products this season is especially great, I hope that I receive at least as many full size products in the Fall box. After going through my samples I plan on purchasing full size versions of the Village Naturals Therapy Aches + Pains Cold & Allergy Relief Concentrated Mineral Bath Soak, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost 100% Hydrogel Mask, and the Kleenex Gentle Clean Wet Wipes. As mentioned, since the wet wipes come in a 2 pack I’ll keep one in the kitchen and one in the car. As long as Walmart keeps sending me great products like these, I plan on continuing my subscription to this box.

What are you thoughts on Walmart’s Summer 2018 Beauty Box? Let me know in the Comment Here! section below.

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ENTER the Amazing August Giveaway!

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To celebrate summer, I’m hosting my 1st Annual Summer of Glowing Giveaways Series! Each month this summer, June, July, and August, I’m hosting a huge giveaway. The July MEGA Makeup giveaway has come to a close (Congrats Holly!), but the Amazing August Giveaway starts today.

The Amazing August Giveaway will run for 2 weeks. Some entries can only be completed once, but others can be done everyday from now until the end of the giveaway.

Whether you’ve been a fan for awhile or are new to my site, there are plenty of opportunities for you to enter. Since this month’s prize is worth approximately $280.00 and includes 21 beauty products, I’d recommend taking advantage of as many opportunities to enter as you can!

Amazing August Giveaway

So, what exactly is the prize? Take a look!

Products included in the Amazing August Giveaway Prize Pack:

ipsy Glam Bag Cosmetics Bag
Sephora Laptop/Tablet Case
e.l.f. Cosmetics Day to Night Lipstick Duo
e.l.f. Cosmetics Ultra Precise Brow Pencil
e.l.f. Cosmetics Baked Highlighter
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer – Fashion Size
butter LONDON Nail Lacquer – Full Size
NYX SFX Creme Colour x3 (Blue, Black, and White)
OFRA Cosmetics Blush Pan Refill
Kat Von D Lock-It Blotting Powder
Pony Effect Mini Pebble Blender (2pcs)
City Color Glow Duo
Pony Effect Contour Lip Color
Pony Effect Stay Fit Matte Lip Color
Pony Effect Mirage Highlighter
Pony Effect #102 Large Blending Brush
NailHur Nail Makeup in Ghost Stiletto
MAKEUP BY evon #HDREADY Contour Palette
Danessa Myricks ColorFix

One winner with receive all of the products listed above in their prize pack. This prize of 21 beauty products is worth approximately $280.00.



Good Luck!

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