Bright.


I am really excited to share this product by Key West Merchants. It is skin lightening cream, and I got to try it for free from Amazon through Tomoson!

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I noticed that after continued use, my skin seemed to be a little bit brighter and smoother.

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The scent is minor and fresh smelling. The formula is also not very thick and you don’t need a lot for coverage. I definitely recommend this product. It’s available on Amazon here.

Knockoff.


I am thrilled that I got to read The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza before it’s release on May 19 (preorder here), thanks to Birchbox’s Book Club!

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This drama-filled read follows the story of Imogen Tate, a long-time fashion mogul and editor-in-chief of Glossy magazine. Imogen returns to Glossy after 6 months leave to find Eve, Imogen’s former assistant, running the show. Eve’s got a lot of technology knowledge backing her up, so it becomes a battle of print versus tech in a thrilling story. Will Imogen adapt to evolving use of technology or will she stay strictly print?

I absolutely LOVED this book! I won’t spoil anything, but you’ll definitely want to read what happens in the war between Imogen and Eve. Full of fashion icons and drama, this is a hit that needs to make it into your hands!

If you’re not a Birchbox subscriber yet, join now for access to incredible and inspiring book choices in Birchbox’s Book Club!

**I was given this book free of charge for review purposes.

C.


I received this Vitamin C serum for free to review from New Radiance Naturals.

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This product works very nicely, and I used it all over my face with very clean results. I wasn’t a huge fan of the scent which isn’t super strong, but I put my regular lotion over it and it was masked. I really enjoyed the softening and newness feeling of my skin.

Whey.


I received this sample pack for free for review purposes.

I enjoyed this sampling of whey protein since I have not tried too many whey products.

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The the taste was good (really enjoyed the chocolate flavor), and I  had trouble mixing it but if I had a shaker bottle it might have been easier. Left a comfortable full feeling, and I would definitely recommend it. It likely does wonders if you like exercising, oh! And it’s gluten free!

Eyes.



I got this eye gel for free to review. it’s an all natural eye gel by Adovia Mineral Skincare.

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The instructions suggest using it twice a day, and I agree. It lasts all day on my skin and really seemed to take care of my regular undereye puffiness. I love it, and would definitely buy it!

Oil.



I am so excited to be reviewing my first item from Tomoson! I have been experiencing extremely dry skin from the harsh winter cold, so this came just in time — a nice big bottle of coconut oil!

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This coconut oil from goPURE Naturals is fractionated (which means it stays in liquid form), 100% natural so it’s completely pure of icky stuff (which I love!), and says it absorbs quickly, so we’ll give it a try.

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I decided to use a cotton ball to apply the oil to my tissue-worn nose and to my face since I just came back home in a snowstorm. The oil is pretty thin so I very carefully got some onto the cotton ball to control it and it came out. This method seems pretty effective since it put a very nice layer of the oil onto my face and nose, and in no way does it leave skin feeling oily, just smooth. I also like that there is not much of a scent to it because you can barely tell that you’ve put it on. I put some on my hand (below) and then rubbed it in to put some moisture back. It doesn’t take long to absorb which is great! AND my face and hand still feel hydrated from the oil a while after application.

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I plan to keep using this product to cure my dry skin needs, and am very pleased with the way my skin feels so far! I also want to try it on my hair for a nice shiny look!

If you’re thinking about this alternative to skincare, check it out on Amazon.

~I received this fractionated coconut oil  as a free promotional product from Tomoson.