Disclaimer:  I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review


I recently had the opportunity to review this eye cream by Valentia.  It’s called the True Glow Eye Cream.

It claims to:

  • Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  • Lighten dark circles
  • Depuff eye area
  • Nourish and hydrate

Let’s start with the packaging.


How luxe is this packaging?  I love that it’s in a tinted glass bottle.  Plus, it has a pump!  Now, I will admit the pump on mine is a little difficult.  I don’t usually want a whole pumpful of the product and try to only do half a pump, but most of the time it won’t let me.  Otherwise, I think the packing is fantastic.


The cream itself has a kind of gel-like consistency.  It’s very light and easily sinks into your skin.  It has a slight cooling sensation upon application that feels refreshing.  It does have a faint, sweet orange scent.  I don’t really notice it unless I’m trying to detect it.

I’ve only been using the product for two weeks, so I don’t really feel that I can agree or disagree with the claims made by Valentia.  It feels nice on my skin, it seems to be moisturizing my under eye area, I  haven’t had any negative skin reactions and the bottle looks luxurious sitting on my vanity.  That’s a plus, right?

Here’s a link to Amazon if you’re interested in the product.



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I was at Walmart one day last week for groceries and decided to treat myself to something.  I picked up this new Color Elixer lip product (?) by Maybelline.  The color I picked up is 025 Mauve Mystique.
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I don’t know what to call this product.  I didn’t even know what it was when I picked it up.  There wasn’t a very good display, just a bunch of them in a tray on a shelf.  I thought they were lipsticks in a clear tube!  (I was holding it upside down *o*).  They’re not solid though.

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Maybelline states it “delivers the color of a lipstick, the cushiony care of a balm, and the glass shine of a gloss.”  I find all three of those to be true.  It feels slightly heavy on the lips, but it’s not terrible.  It’s not overly sticky to me.  This mauve shade is a nice neutral color on my lips.

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Check out this crazy applicator.  Isn’t it funky?  They say it’s their exclusive angora brush.  What does that mean?  Angora, as in rabbits?  I should look into that more, because I am crazy allergic to rabbits.
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I really like the way this looks on my lips and I’m anxious to try some other shades.