Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum Review

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Oily skin and impurities have always been my main concern when I though of skincare, but being on the verge of turning 30 made me realize I needed to start thinking about ageing as well. Coming Fall, I decided to start a renewing and anti-ageing skincare regimen (read more here) focused on the long term benefits of ingredients like Retinol. One of the key products of my new skincare routine is the Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum*, which I was kindly sent to try. I have been using this serum religiously for a month now and I think I have a few things to say about it.

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Announcement and Giveaway: there are no cats in America!

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An American Tail was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and I kept singing “There are no cats in America” for a few months after I saw it. Just love it! The song is a promise that all your troubles will be solved and life will be perfect in America! This is the spirit with which I am moving to the US and running a giveaway!

As I’ve mentioned a few times in the past few months, my husband was offered a position in the US and we are leaving The Netherlands is just a couple of weeks. I am so excited and imagine myself spending days in Sephora and Ulta and all the drugstores swimming among all the makeup that I haven’t been able to try on this side of the pond. Not to mention the ColourPop, Limecrime and Makeup Geek orders I’ll be placing. *Sigh*

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June 2016 Most Played and Favorites

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Happy July everyone!
We’re officially into summer, even though we haven’t really noticed it here. Anyway, it is time for June monthly favorites and Most Played products. This month I have been discovering color analysis thanks to the lovely ladies at Rossetto e Merletto. I have been analyzed as Deep Autumn and have put an effort to try makeup looks that fit my season’s colors and I even purchased a few bits that have quickly become obsessions. To see some of the looks, I post my makeup of the day on Facebook and Instagram almost every day.
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“We are the Samples, my friends!” #1

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Welcome to a new skincare post! This time we’re talking about sample sized and single-use products that I have tried once or used for a week and my first impressions on them. The idea for this post is inspired by Fran’s series of posts “We are the Samples, my Friends” on Being Cute is Not a Crime which I find always very useful. Some of these samples are a bit older, but others I used in my trip to Italy last week and have fresh impressions to deliver.
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May 2016 Most Played and Favorites

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May is over and I’m writing this post while the weather outside is the worst I’ve seen in a while with pouring rain and black skies. Sigh. Luckily most of May has been great and I have a lot of products to talk about!
As usual, this is a #teammostplayed post in which I show you the products I have been using all month, whether they’re favorites of not. To know more about this hashtag, go over to Goldenvi0let’s blog (here).
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Take out the trash #7: March – May 2016 empties

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I feel so accomplished when I finish lots of products, so this is quite a positive post for me. It also seems to go in waves of time when everything finishes at the same time which means I can go shopping again ad try new products.
Joyfulness aside, in this empties post as usual I go through the beauty products I have used intensively and finished in the last period and give mini reviews. You can find the earlier posts of this type here.

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