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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2 New Summer Skin Essentials!

Hello lovely!

Before I get into my 2 new summer essentials I would like to apologize for being MIA for a very long time. I have so many ideas for my blog and personal projects but with working at Dior 4/week, volunteering at Hospitals, shadowing doctors, traveling and studying for multiple summer classes, I have been overwhelmed this summer and have not had a chance to talk to you! I hope you have had a wonderful summer so far and enjoying it with the people you love!

Now, on to some summer skin essentials!

I love Dior skincare. As a makeup artist and skin specialist for their brand, I can stand by their products and I absolutely adore each and every one of them. However, I like to search for other brands and try new things and venture out! I discovered Valentia on Amazon about a year ago and I fell in love with their products. What initially got me hooked onto their brand was their AMAZING Vitamin C serum! If you suffer from dullness, scarring, and want to brighten and smooth your skin, this product is a definite MUST HAVE in your skin care routine!

Valentia recently caught my attention with two new products that I absolutely love to use and found very beneficial for the summer time. It's their Vitamin C Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum and their Detoxifying Clay Mask.

Now, let me tell you why I love Valentia skin care products. Firstly, the packaging on their products is so beautiful and elegant. I loved how the Vitamin C serum was in a glass bottle with a dropper, similar to the ones I use in Chemistry lab. I love how their packages are adorned with their white and gold labels, I feel so beautiful using them. The Vitamin C Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum is in the same quality glass bottle but has a pump for accurate measurement of product which is very helpful. I am not a fan of products you have to squeeze or pour out so I love how this comes with a pump for your convenience. The clay mask is in an easy to use plastic pot which holds the goodness inside very well, I do recommend using a spatula or spoon every time you want to use the product for hygienic reasons. I LOVE how Valentia is VEGAN, CRUELTY FREE, MADE IN THE USA, and USES ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS.

I am so sorry I cannot provide pictures this time of swatches of the product because I recently upgraded my iPhone and was forgot to send those pictures myself to save. I finished the products and have the empty containers left but that would be of no use to you! If you have any questions on the products I would be more than happy to answer your questions in the comments below!

Unfortunately, I will have to use the photos provided on (where most of their products are sold for your convenience!) but they are accurate on the depiction of the product!

Let's start with the Clear Lift Revitalizing Serum. I cannot stand products with an overwhelming smell, it's a turn off, and makes me want to never use it. This product has a light lingering smell of oranges, similar to the Vitamin C serum. Personally I love it and it is not an offensive smell that will bother you. I love to use this at night before my moisturizer so it can seep into my skin and provide me with all the benefits! I definitely noticed a difference in the texture and tone of my skin. My acne scars (which I owe to the copious amounts of stress I undergo because of college) have definitely disappeared, if not, faded. I prefer applying it to my d├ęcolletage region and working my way up onto the surface of my face. I read online that women in their early 20s should use natural anti-aging products that aren't too heavy to slow down the aging process. I guess I differ from many 19 year olds because of the amount of effort I put into the care of my skin. It may be because I am an aspiring dermatologist, or because I do not want to deal with wrinkles and sun spots in the future, but I take care of my skin and use light anti-aging products because I feel like it will benefit my skin in the days to come. This product did not break me out, I did not feel like it was oily or drying to my skin, and I definitely have seen a positive change to my skin in terms of brightness and clarity. Now, I cannot testify to the reduction of lines and wrinkles because I currently do not have any, but I definitely think if you are looking for a less harsh, more natural way to reverse the signs of aging this product would do you justice! This product made it to my summer essentials because it is going to help lighten scarring and potentially brown spots, and give you radiant and glowing skin. I think this is important because the sun is exerting UVA and UVB rays that can harm your skin so having a serum to eliminate the potential negative side effects is important. I highly recommend the Neutrogena Pure and Free Broad Spectrum SPF 60+ Sun Screen for the day time to block those harmful rays that can cause sometimes serious side effects to your skin. It has "all natural" ingredients and does not contain oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, or octinoxate which are harmful chemicals found in most sunscreens. This sunscreen I believe is meant for babies (gentle!) and is a mineral sunscreen, thus containing Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide.

The Skin Detoxifying mask is another one of summer essentials for the reason that it "detoxifies" your skin! During the summer, my skin is a wet mess, an unpleasant combination of sweat and oil. My acne is usually at an all time high during this season because of how congested and clogged my pores get. I use this mask about 1x a week and have noticed a dramatic change in my skin in terms of clearness. I rarely have acne because this mask draws out impurities with the clay and leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed. There are little beads inside that help exfoliate the skin when applying to dive deep into your pores. There are a lot of benefits from this mask but the number one thing I found is that it helps keep my skin clear but also firm and aids in the luminosity of my skin. I feel like the texture is very smooth and it is a surreal spa like experience at your own home! This is a staple for those who want to keep your skin healthy and glowing in the summer time but don't want to throw away hundreds of dollars at the spa for facials. The only negative thing I can say about this mask, however, is that it does slightly sting. It is not painful but it is stingy, I know that isn't a word but it is the only way I can describe the sensation. You can really feel it working, if you want to think of it on a positive note. It does have a powerful scent which at first frightened me because I thought I was going to break out because of an artificial fragrance but I realized it was the cranberry, and the other ingredients inside of it to cause it to have that particular scent. I feel like this is the best "bang for your buck" mask because of all the beneficial skin claims it contains and for the large jar you receive.

I really want you to try both of these products because I think you will benefit positively from them. Even though they are my summer skin care essentials, they will be just as valuable for you skin in the fall and winter months to come. If you are interested in purchasing them they are available on Amazon and come with a money back guarantee, which is awesome!

If you want more information on the brand, you can find them on facebook and instagram!

I hope you enjoyed my 2 New Summer Skin Essentials and I hope you have an amazing rest of the weekend!

Until Next Time,
Vanessa Tiffanie

*Disclaimer: I have partnered with Valentia to provide this review for you, however, as always, all opinions are my own!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

AT A GLANCE: Must Have Concealers (Drugstore & High-end mix)

MAC Studio Finish Concealer $19
YSL Touche Eclat $42
Smashbox HD Liquid Concealer $23
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer $8.99
Anastasia Concealer $22.00
Clinique Acne Solutions Clearing Concealer $17.50
Maybelline Better Skin Concealer $7.99
You need these.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Kylie Jenner NEW Lip Kit Shades+Nail Polish Collection 2016

Hello beautiful, I hope you're having an amazing day!

Kylie Jenner is not only my GOALS but millions of other girls' as well.

I was *stalking* Kourtney Kardashian on Instagram the other day and came across a picture she posted of some Kylie's Lip Kits that Kylie herself gifted to her sister.

Source: Kourtney Kardashian's Instagram
If you notice, there are 3 NEW lip kit shades, which she mentioned has a lovely vanilla scent. The shades are: Koko K, Mary Jo K, and Posie K( which Posie K was named by a fan!) I think it's a gift to all of us for her to have her own cosmetics line...I can't wait for more Kylie Cosmetic products! You can purchase the lip kits on their website but they're sold out for now.

In the mean time of launching more Kylie Cosmetic products or new lip kit shades, Kylie has been working on a nail polish line with Sinful Colors! They are "Gel Shine" polishes and seem to have multiple steps. Here is the color preview:

Source: Sinful Colors

More news will be coming FEBRUARY 26th. So, mark your calendars if you want first in on this product!

Until next time,

Click here if you are interested in high quality, cult-favorite brushes that now have a 2 YEAR WARRANTY!

Monday, January 4, 2016


Hello beauties!

You have about 4 more hours until the Lily Pulitzer After Party Sale is over! $14 Agendas, $50 tops, $20 cosmetic will definitely find what you are looking for! Free shipping!

Click here to head over to the sale now!

Also, Sigma has some new products and will be giving 10% off to anyone who signs up for their VIP email list! CLICK HERE!

Until Next Time,

Monday, November 30, 2015

ALL ABOUT THE KYLIE LIP KIT by Kylie Jenner+ COUPON CODES!!! Happy Cyber Monday!!!

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Hello, beautiful!

Happy Cyber Monday! Besides Christmas and Thanksgiving, Black Friday/Cyber Monday have to be my next favorite holidays. Kylie Jenner just released her lip kit called the "Kylie Lip Kit" which features 3 sexy shades, all unique in their own way. The claim with these lip products is that they are long wearing and give a huge punch of pigment! You get a long wearing ultra matte liquid lipstick that dries to a "powdery matte finish" and a long wearing lip pencil. Both of which are supposed to help you achieve the perfect "Kylie Jenner Lip"!

The lip kits are available in 3 shades: "Dolce K" "True Brown K" and "Candy K"

Swatches of each are below:

Dulce K, Candy K, and True Brown K

The Claims:

"Each Lip Kit is applied with one swipe color that glides across lips and dries down to a powdery-soft, matte finish. Homogenous color in natural nudes and deep browns give unparalleled comfort and wear. The oil free formula has 25% pigment which provides instant  color. The perfect blend of waxes, silicone and polymers give you smooth and easy glide color, with longwearing properties."
In this picture, Kylie is wearing "True Brown K"
What's great about these lip kits are that they are two long-wearing products for only $29. A MAC lipstick+lip liner will put you at around $45 so for two products, that is a pretty good deal considering you will have the amazing lip look of Kylie Jenner!

If you are interested in purchasing the lip kits, you can buy them now at 

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Happy Cyber Monday!

Until Next Time,
Vanessa Tiffanie 

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been published. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

UPDATE: College, FREE PREPPY STICKERS!+ 25% off Coupon Code for Vinyard Vines

Hi everyone!
 It's been way too long since I've made a post, I deeply apologize for my absence! Since the day I got to college, I've been literally drowning in my studies, and completely busy 24/7. I have so many cool and new innovative products to recommend, so check back within a week or so for that post!

I recently found out that some of my favorite preppy brands offer FREE STICKERS! There's no better way to show off your love then with some decal!

Before I get into the list of websites, I just wanted to share mine and my sister's Etsy store:! We sell canvas art (lily inspired, sorority logos, inspirational quotes), mugs, and vinyl decal stickers (currently in only black and gold). All of which are CUSTOMIZABLE! If you are interested, click here to get your shop on! :)

Here are a couple links that offer free stickers!

1. Southern Marsh
2. Jadelynn Brooke
3. Southern Tide
4. Luxley and Bernard is a 25% off Coupon for! Happy shopping ;)

Until Next Time,
Vanessa Tan

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C Anti Aging Moisturizer Review

Hello beautiful!

I wanted to do a review for you all today on yet another vitamin C product...but trust me, this one is unlike any you've ever seen on the market!

I use this product after I wash my face as a serum/moisturizer. There isn't any funky smells in it so I can sleep soundly at night without any irritating headaches. It's a liquid moisturizer and, even though it's main purpose is for anti aging, I've been seeing results like smaller pores, less acne, clear skin and brightness!

The Claims:
  • Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C with squalane smoothes and evens out skin texture
  • Speeds turnover of new skin cells and diminishes brown spots and unclogs pores
  • Reduces fine lines, wrinkles and protects your skin from environmental damage
  • Minimizes and unclogs pores, plus gentle enough for everyday use
  • Distributed by Healthy Directions, known for its stringent quality control measures and Triple Testing Methodology which have led to a spotless safety record for more than 20 years

Developed by Healthy Directions who brought you the original all-natural squalane beauty oil, we've made Trilane even better now by adding a special blend of gentle, yet effective, retinol and vitamin C. This new "golden oil" gives you everything original Trilane offers, plus age-fighting and skin-renewing antioxidants to leave your skin smoother, more even, and less wrinkled, for a more radiant, youthful glow. Known for its ability to reduce fine lines, diminish brown spots, and speed natural cell turnover, retinol can often be a source of frustration for women who after use, experience dry, flaky, irritated skin. The good news is that with New Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C, you don't have to worry about these harsh side effects! Using a proprietary blend of retinol, vitamin C, and key botanicals, combined with the ultra-hydrating squalane and firming jojoba esters found in original Trilane, this new powerful antioxidant-packed oil gently hydrates and improves dryness, something other retinol products have a hard time doing. Plus, cucumber and licorice extracts work to help soothe and calm the skin. Silky, but nongreasy, this new 100% natural golden oil also smoothes skin texture, goes deep into the skin to unclog pores, boosts collagen, reduces the appearance of brown spots, AND delivers a powerhouse of gentle exfoliation benefits to help keep your skin fresh and new. Plus, its powerful antioxidant properties help ward off future damage from environmental stresses on your skin. And, you'll feel the difference within minutes! To help brighten and clarify the skin and promote collagen, we've added in vitamin C. Combined with retinol, this powerful antioxidant helps reduce unwanted irritation associated with retinol-only products. This new beauty oil packs a great value, especially when compared to department store retinol products. Plus, it's gentle enough to use as part of your everyday Trilane skincare routine.
Currently, it's on sale for $42.49 on amazon:

If you purchase it today, you can get it for 20% off!!! CODE: SAVERETC

Until Next Time,
Vanessa Tiffanie

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*Disclaimer: Products were sent to me for an unbaised review. All opinions are my own.