Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dr. Brandt PoreDermabrasion Review

dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion 2.0 oz. / 60 g - $58

What is it and how does it work?

"Dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion is a unique professional grade physical and chemical exfoliator and pore perfector in one. No matter how old you are or what type of skin you have, enlarged pores are a huge concern. Shrink them down to the vanishing point while smoothing and evening skin’s texture."

Key Benefits:
  • refines the appearance of pores
  • deep cleanses pores
  • strengthens pore walls and tightens
  • smooths and evens skin texture


AFTER 1 APPLICATION – Satisfied Volunteers
  • 97% reported that skin feels cool and refreshing
  • 93% reported that their skin look smoother and softer
  • 90% reported that product exfoliates without being abrasive
  • 83% reported that product helps reduce shine providing a matte look
  • 80% reported that their pores appear clarified and purified
AFTER 4 WEEKS – Satisfied Volunteers
  • 100% reported that overall appearance of skin improved
  • 100% reported that skin texture improved significantly
  • 97% reported that product deep cleanses pores
  • 97% reported that the product helps reduce shine providing a matte look
  • 97% reported that skin looks smoother and more even
  • 87% reported that product diminishes significantly the appearance of pores

How to use:

Dampen skin with water. Slowly and gently massage Poredermabrasion cream for 1 minute. Leave it on for 1-2 minutes to activate deep cleansing. Rinse well, pat dry. Best if used 1-2 times per week, allowing 3 days between applications.

My thoughts:

Love... Love... Love... this product so much! When I saw *exfoliator* on the packaging I knew it would be love at first sight. This product definitely works magic. I've been using it for over 2 months about twice a week and notice the texture of my skin a lot smoother. Call this little blue tube a home version of microdermabrasion. It will literally exfoliate all your dead skin cells and get deep into your pores to cleanse it all off. You will notice a difference immediately! With all the makeup I wear during workdays, I am always dying for a deep pore refining treatment. This works so great in the shower when your pores are nice and wide open. I guarantee you that your skin feel renewed and smooth like a babies butt. The texture is a bit on the grittier side so anyone who has sensitive and delicate skin might need to be a little more careful when using the product. It is safe since it was made for all skin types. Overall, I am satisfied with the results and will continue to use this weekly. Very impressed with Dr. Brandt products as this is my first time trying anything from the line. Will probably look into other products and try them out as well. Highly recommend this for anyone wanting a pore minimizing makeover.

"Look at the mirror... you've become BRANDT NEW."

For more info and to purchase, please go to their direct site: Shop dr. brandt

FTC: This was sent for review purposes by the iFabbo Shop and my opinions are all my own.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner 1.7 oz - $99

What is it and what does it do?

"A lightweight daily pore-minimizing lotion and anti-aging moisturizer with Retinol that delivers both instant and long-term visible pore reduction. Patented NIA-114 technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy as it limits the sensitivity common to Retinol use. The powerfully effective blend purifies and refines both skin tone and texture, while delivering superior age fighting benefits."

*Scientifically proven to:
  • Refine the appearance of enlarged pores
  • Purify, tighten and reduce the size of pores
  • Absorb excess oil to control shine throughout the day
  • Hydrate skin and help smooth skin texture
*Clinically proven results:
  • 96% felt skin was smoother and softer
  • 88% agreed the product helps to minimize oil and shine throughout the day
  • 92% felt pores were tighter
  • 88% saw an improvement in the appearance of enlarged pores

*click on image for larger photo*

How to use?

Apply all over clean face in the AM and PM. Use as the last step in your skincare routine. Apply after sunscreen for an optimal mattifying effect.

My thoughts...

So when I first read "pore refiner" and "retinol"... all I could think was yes and yes! As you age, your skin does not repair itself as quickly as you imagine. With that being said, you have to be extra cautious of how you take care of it and your daily regimen. I've always been great with my skin care regimen since I was a teen. Thanks to my wonderful mom who taught me early. Lately, my skin has taken a toll on me and I've been desperate for a skin renewal turn around. With all this hormonal acne I go through monthly, I have ton of acne scars and pores that are extremely visible. This product really gave me hope that it could make a difference...

Any skin care product that's intensive like this will take time in order to see results. I've used mine for about 8 weeks and counting off and on. I try my best to always add it into my regimen but I like to switch around and use different products daily. This is definitely my favorite to use under makeup due to its mattifying effect. It really smooths out my skin and gives it a nice texture prior to applying any base makeup. The product is light yet moisturizing but not greasy. I have yet to see a dramatic decrease in the size of my pores but I can visibly see a slight difference each application. Hey, that's a start... something is working and I am not complaining. Ultimately I am pleased with the fact that their products are all suitable for all skin types, non-comedogenic and free of parabens and sulfates. Every one of their formulas are proven to work and backed up by clinical research. That is proof that it will transform your skin regardless you like it or not. Highly recommend this for anyone in dying need of a great pore minimizing product that also works as a makeup primer. I will definitely continue to use this and hope to see shrinkage in my pores. Bye Bye Pores!!!

For more info and to purchase, go directly on their online shop ----> Shop StriVectin.

FTC: This was sent for review purposes by the iFabbo Shop and my opinions are all my own.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


FOREO LUNA Facial Cleansing & Anti-Aging Device

So I was lucky enough to be able to try out this new revolutionary skin care device! I currently use a Clarisonic Mia so this device was definitely going to be a challenge. Love comparing products that are both highly rated. :)

What is Foreo Luna?

A nonabrasive silicone brush cleansing device that also doubles as an anti-aging tool. Up to 8,000 T-Sonic (transdermal sonic) pulsations are channeled through the silicone touch-points per minute for a deep cleanse. The Luna has been clinically tested to be 35x more hygienic than other cleansing devices removing 99.5% of all dirt and sebum and 98.5% of all makeup residue. Comes in 3 different models for all skin types: Sensitive/Normal, Combination, and Ultra-Sensitive.

The ultra hygienic silicone design is nonporous to resist bacteria buildup making it up to 35x more hygienic than bristled brushes. It is made so durable that there is no replacement required. The Luna directs lower-frequency pulsations through an arrangement of concentric ridges directly onto wrinkle-prone areas to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It leaves the skin feeling firmer and more elastic.

Recommended usage for the device is around two minutes each morning and evening with your regular cleanser or facial wash.

Photos of my personal Luna device...

(L - The Luna in the packaged box) (R - Custom -/+ buttons for speed)

(L - Details of the silicone bristles) (R - Details of the anti-aging side)

(Charger port)

My thoughts on this...

I was really impressed with this little handheld gadget. First of all, I compare the value and price point compared to other devices (exp: Clarisonic). This will definitely save you money in the long run due to no replacements. It is backed up by a 2 year Limited Year Warranty and 10 Year Quality Warranty. That sounds like a safe situation when it comes to having issues. Since there are no *brush heads* involved... you will pay the one time price of $199 and that is final. It makes me think twice about my Clarisonic when it comes to the cost of all those replacement heads now. *sigh* This is known to be more gentle so it's perfect for sensitive skin as well. I love that is waterproof and I can use this while I am taking a shower. The compact size makes it easy to carry around for traveling and the battery life is incredible. It lasts for up to 7 months for a 450 full cleansing and anti-aging routines from a single charge. BRILLIANT! Who has time to charge things all day anyway?

Only thing I can say I disliked about this was that the shape of the device made it hard to reach over and under my eyes. Which means I have to give it a nice rub in those areas with my fingertips regardless. Other than that, I am pretty sold on this little beauty and so many of my makeup artist/beauty junkie buddies are already hooked on this! Highly recommend this for anyone in search of a great cleansing device that can also make you look and feel younger again.

For more details on the FOREO LUNA, please check out their website ---> FOREO.

FTC: This was sent for review purposes by the iFabbo Shop and my opinions are all my own.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Review: 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

Greetings my lovelies! Long time no posts... *shrugs* I know it's been a minute. This post is actually a bit overdue but due to some missing photos from my phone being broken etc. I've decided to recover a few and give my honest review now. There will be some stock photos in this post. :)

So I got another amazing opportunity with Mitsubishi to test drive one of the best SUV's in their class... the Outlander GT! Hooray! All I could think was " 3rd row 3rd row 3rd row... ". Having a big family and 3 kids, it's very necessary to have a spacious car with extra room for more people. I am all about 3rd row vehicles because it is so convenient yet you can still store it away for extra room in the back. You can almost fool somebody and tell them you only have enough room for so much... ha! Ok, on to the fun details...

I got mine in a beautiful snowy white color in the standard basic GT model. The Outlander comes in 4 different models (ES 2WD, SE 2WD, SE S-AWC, and GT S-AWC). The GT model is a 240 Horsepower, Super All Wheel Control (S- AWC) 3.0 Liter V-6 Engine, 6 speed automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters. Loved the FAST-key passive entry system with push button on/off engine switch. Makes it easier for moms to hop in the car and start without digging through your massive purse looking for those keys! I know this is a common struggle with everyday people so why is every car not made that way? Makes me wonder... on to some photos!

Dashboard and interior of the standard GT model

Leather wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls and Sportronic® Steering wheel paddle shifters. Heated front row seats. 6.1" Touch panel display audio system.

Sleek 18-in. alloy wheel design


These were my top favorite features from this car...
  • 6.1" Touchscreen display (Sirius XM, AM/FM/CD/MP3, Bluetooth)
  • Rearview Camera System
  • Push Start/Stop Engine Switch
  • Front Dual-zone climate control
  • 7 seater with 3rd row option
  • Heated Driver & Front Passenger Seats
  • Super All-Wheel Control Drive (S-AWC)
  • Fast-key passive entry system with panic feature
  • 50/50 flat fold down back seats (3rd row) for more trunk storage
  • 60/40 split fold-down seats (2nd row) w/ independent slide & reclining options
  • FUSE Hands-Free Link System with Bluetooth
  • Eco Drive option for fuel efficiency
Sticker price on this model with standard options is listed for
(MSRP) $28,195.00

Compared to the Outlander Sport I drove, I am shocked to see there is not a huge price gap between the two. I say this is made for anyone who needs more room! It was not intimidating to drive for being a 3rd row SUV, which are normally very large in size. Really enjoyed the ride so much and my kids loved it the most. The model was obviously the standard model out of the GT but you can always add premium options to amp it up to suit your luxury needs. The car was ranked #1 on Kelley Blue Book's "5-Year Cost to Own" list for the Mid-Size SUV/Crossover segment. That pretty much won me over. Good info to know! Not the best fuel efficiency car in the market but not the worst either. It was a great experience once again with Mitsubishi. I would definitely consider looking into one of these in the near future.

My last moment with this awesome car at the market... do not want to say goodbye... kind of sad.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dermalogica Pre Cleanse Oil & Wipes Review

Hello~ Hello! my beauty junkies! I will be reviewing Dermalogica's Pre Cleanse Oil and their Pre Cleanse wipes. Feel like I have definitely jumped on the bandwagon so late. Heard so many great reviews on all of their products and here I am just now getting to them. Now I see why the hype is so real. It's pretty amazing...

Dermalogica Precleanse Oil - Deep Cleansing "oil-busting emulsifyer" that melts impurities and makeup residue on your skin. Removes waterproof makeup in one easy step. Formulated without artificial fragrances and color. Gentle on the skin with Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils.

Directions - Dispense onto dry hands and massage all over face. Then wet hands and let the formula emulsify on skin. Rinse with lukewarm water and follow up with normal cleanser.

My thoughts - The formula was quite thin and easy to use. It removed all my heavy makeup including my waterproof shadows and mascara so nicely. I've always been a fan of cleansing oils especially since I tend to wear waterproof mascara all the time. The oil was gentle yet soothing on the skin. Felt so refreshed once the makeup was all rinsed off. Definitely a keeper! Comes in two sizes (1.0 oz $10.00) pictured here in the post and a larger (5.1 oz $38.00) economy size that will last you through many tubes of mascaras.

Dermalogica Precleanse Wipes - A biodegradable makeup removing wipe that melts away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, pollutants and products.

Directions> - Wipe face with cloth to remove makeup. Optional, wet wipe to create a light, milky emulsion type of wipes.

My thoughts - So this is pretty much precleanse oil in a wipe. Literally! Perfect for traveling so you can avoid any "oily" mess. I love how they give you two options to use this product. At first, I thought the wipes were a bit drying and not working so effectively... Till I realized the oil was already saturated into the wipes. It's definitely different from what I'm used to. Currently I use the Neutrogena wipes. Those glide across the face due to the over saturated cloth, which I love. This one feels different but I've gotten used to them. As you can see by the picture, it is pretty large in size. Removes all my sunscreen, foundation and waterproof makeup so effectively. Comes in a 20ct pack for $18.00.

Check out more details here: DERMALOGICA

FTC: This product was given for review purposes by iFabbo. All opinions are my own.


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