In Search of the Good Life

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum feels wonderful on my skin. This product contains retinol, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E.

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum http://fave.co/2dxtQw6

As with their other products the scent on this is minimal. The scent is a bit sweet, but not overwhelming. This product is supposed to help with fine lines, wrinkles, condition skin, and improve skin tone, among other things. I wish that I could say this is a miracle product, but I can't in good consciousness do that. I can say, however, that I love the way my skin feels after using this.

I have only been using it for a week and while I do notice my skin looks healthier, I can't say that it has helped with the fine lines as of yet. After using this, my skin is very soft and in conjunction with a toner, face cleanser, and moisturizer, I do have high hopes for this regimen of face care. I will keep you updated on how well it is working.

Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum http://fave.co/2dxtQw6

If you have any questions about this product, you can leave me a comment or go to the company directly for answers.

Company Website: http://valentia.com
To purchase: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01H54PU4Y?tag=homandlovit-20
On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valentianatural/
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/valentiabeauty

So far, I really love the product this company makes. Valentia uses natural and organic ingredients for their skin care line, which I love. The scent of this product is nice. It's not overly strong and feels wonderful on my skin.

*This is a sponsored post powered by BrandBacker. I received this product for free for my honest review*

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Derma-E

Derma-E has changed their packaging for their products. In my opinion, I love the look of the new packaging, but you can decide for yourself on this one.

dermae http://dermae.com/

The original packaging is on the left and the new packaging is on the right. I think the new packaging just looks cleaner. You'll have to let me know what you think on this one.

The products are still the same GMO free, 100% Vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, and soy free products that you love. They only changed the packaging. In working this year toward a more green lifestyle, this product fits right in there.

The scent of both the day and night cream is amazing! It's a light, clean scent that is just wonderful. I love that the scent is not strong because I have never been one to wear anything with a strong scent. So these are perfect!

dermae http://dermae.com/

After applying them I love the way my skin feels. So soft. I wish that I could tell you that it will help with fine lines, but I haven't been using it long enough to notice a difference yet, but the way my skin feels is reason enough for me to continue using this one.

You can learn more about this company on their website: Company Website. The products are available there as well. If you would rather go to the store to get them, they are available at Target, Whole Foods, and Sprout's, just to name a few places. I think you will love this product too.

Have a great day!

Renee

*This is a sponsored Post through BrandBacker. I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review.*

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Toiletry Bag


This toiletry bag has a place for everything. This is a hanging toiletry bag so you put it just about anywhere. It's small so it will fit anywhere as well.

Toiletry Bag http://fave.co/2cTT7vh

 

You can see by the picture there are 3 pockets in the very front with a bigger pocket behind. The smaller pockets will hold the travel size bottles very well. The bigger pocket could be used for razors, brushes, and other items you may need. The top section also has a zippered pocket. It zips closed and is pretty small. The zipper works well and slides easy.

This bag is small enough that it will fit almost anywhere.  Once unzipped it has a hanger so that you can hang it up. This will help to keep it out of the way when needed. When not in use, it's small enough to put just about anywhere.

Toiletry Bag http://fave.co/2cTT7vh

You can get this toiletry bag on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GZUZNNM?tag=homandlovit-20.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Tire Gauge


So far, Hubby likes this tire gauge best out of the ones I have gotten for him. This one does not screw onto the valve stem like some do. He prefers the type like this that you just push onto the valve stem.

Tire Gauge http://fave.co/2dxz7UD

This gauge goes up to 60lbs so it's great for a cars and even bikes. The long hose allows you a little extra work room which is nice. You hit the button on the side when you push it on and it will hold the pressure so that you don't have to try to do it all at one time. The gauge seems to be pretty sturdy. Hubby has used it many times already and it's still going strong (he can be very hard on his tools sometimes). So far, this one has held up nicely though.

Tire Gauge http://fave.co/2dxz7UD

You can get this item on Amazon here

Overall Hubby really likes this item, but I think maybe only because it doesn't screw on to the valve stem but none the less, this one he likes the best so far.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest opinion.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for September 30, 2016

You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making. ― Stephen Richards, Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

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Pencil Skirt


This pencil skirt is great. Being grey in color, it will go with just about anything. You could dress it up for a night out or dress it down to wear into work during the day.

Pencil Skirt http://fave.co/2dpGZrb

This particular skirt is made with cotton, spandex, and nylon. The cotton will give it a longer lasting wear while the nylon and spandex give it a little bit of stretch. I love the color of this because you can pair it with just about anything and it will look great. This size is pretty good. I got the medium (which is what I normally wear) and this skirt fits well.

I love that it is a little bit stretchy because we all know that we feel bigger on some days and this stretchyness will help the skirt to fit even on those days. To dress it up for a night out, wear a nice black or red top with a pair of heels. For work, add a white top and a grey blazer with a pair of booties. It can be worn for almost anything.

Pencil Skirt http://fave.co/2dpGZrb

You can find this skirt here on Amazon. It's not really expensive but it still looks great.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Progress Notes and Physical Notebook


If you know anyone that works with patients in the medical field, this progress note/Physical Notebook may be something he or she would like to have.

Progress/History Notebook http://fave.co/2cThNnE

This notebook has a place for the physical exam, progress notes, and another page for continued notes if needed. While I know that most hospitals are going paperless, I also know that many nurses still like to have a hard copy of their notes. This notebook would allow the medical professional to keep a hard copy that can be later scanned into a digital medical file, or torn out and added to the paper file.

Progress/History Notebook http://fave.co/2cThNnE

I can see exactly why a notebook of this type would be an asset to a medical professional.

This item can be found here on Amazon.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for September 29, 2016

Certainly the most destructive vice if you like, that a person can have. More than pride, which is supposedly the number one of the cardinal sins - is self pity. Self pity is the worst possible emotion anyone can have. And the most destructive. It is, to slightly paraphrase what Wilde said about hatred, and I think actually hatred's a subset of self pity and not the other way around - ' It destroys everything around it, except itself '.

Self pity will destroy relationships, it'll destroy anything that's good, it will fulfill all the prophecies it makes and leave only itself. And it's so simple to imagine that one is hard done by, and that things are unfair, and that one is underappreciated, and that if only one had had a chance at this, only one had had a chance at that, things would have gone better, you would be happier if only this, that one is unlucky. All those things. And some of them may well even be true. But, to pity oneself as a result of them is to do oneself an enormous disservice.

I think it's one of things we find unattractive about the american culture, a culture which I find mostly, extremely attractive, and I like americans and I love being in america. But, just occasionally there will be some example of the absolutely ravening self pity that they are capable of, and you see it in their talk shows. It's an appalling spectacle, and it's so self destructive. I almost once wanted to publish a self help book saying 'How To Be Happy by Stephen Fry : Guaranteed success'. And people buy this huge book and it's all blank pages, and the first page would just say - ' Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself - And you will be happy '. Use the rest of the book to write down your interesting thoughts and drawings, and that's what the book would be, and it would be true. And it sounds like 'Oh that's so simple', because it's not simple to stop feeling sorry for yourself, it's bloody hard. Because we do feel sorry for ourselves, it's what Genesis is all about. ― Stephen Fry

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Car Charger


All 3 of our car chargers quit working almost at the same time. So, I had to get a few new ones. This one went in hubby's truck and so far it's working great.

Meagoes Car Charger http://fave.co/2cR8yV8

This car charger has 2 USB ports so you can charge 2 phones at one time. One of the ports is a quick charge port that does charge the phones pretty quickly. It comes with the USB cable shown in the pictures so to use it for two phones you would need another. This charger plugs into the cigarette lighter for power and works just as it says it will.

Meagoes Car Charger http://fave.co/2cR8yV8

You can get this charger here on Amazon. It's about as expensive as buying one at Walmart, but you don't have to leave your house. I know, I love that too. So far this  charger is working great and hopefully it will last for a while.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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History/Physical Notebook for Nurses


Do you have a nurse in the family? This History/Physical Notebook may be just what he or she needs on the job. I know that most everything has gone paperless, but I also know some nurses still like to have a hard copy of what is going on with his or her patients.

History/Physical Notebook http://fave.co/2cRg5mV

This notebook has space for the patient's history and space for the exam too. There's not a lot of room to write though which may be a problem unless one uses shorthand well.

History/Physical Notebook http://fave.co/2cRg5mV

However, much of the history section is check boxes so room really isn't an issue. This notebook would be a great way to keep track of what's going on with your patients. The edges are also perforated so that you can tear out the pages cleanly. With this availability one could then scan the pages into the patients file on the computer or place them in a paper file.

All in all I really like the design of this notebook and think it would be an asset to any medical professional.

You can get this History/Physical Notebook on Amazon here.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for September 28, 2016

Minds are like flowers, they only open when the time is right. ― Stephen Richards

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Essential Oil Ebook


Essential oil has many benefits if used properly. This book will help you to begin to understand how to use them and how they can help your health and well-being. The author also goes into which essential oils can help with weight loss. Just remember, never ingest essential oils unless directed to do so by a doctor.

Essential Oil E book http://fave.co/2cQSH9e

This book begins by going over what aromatherapy is for those who have never used any form of it. Then the author discusses how aromatherapy works and what benefits one could receive from it.  Finally, the author discusses the use and benefits of different commonly used essential oils and provides different blends for different applications.

This E book is available here on Amazon.

All in all, this book is great for someone with little knowledge of essential oils and their uses. This would be a great book for someone just starting out on the journey of using essential oils.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

 

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for September 27, 2016

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal. ― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

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AYL TC 80 Flashlight


I seem to have a thing for a good flashlight...lol and the AYL TC80 is no different. I like this one too, although it doesn't do as much as some of the others that I have.

Flashlight http://fave.co/2cQL0zN

This one doesn't have a strobe light and the light isn't adjustable, but it's very bright and should be acceptable in any application. This flashlight pulls out so that there is a light bar as well that can be used either as a light, or in red. On the end is a magnet so if you're trying to work on your car, you can attach it to the hood (if yours is metal and not fiberglass) so you can see what you are doing and still have your hands free to do the work.

The light beam itself is adjustable. It will go from a wide beam down to a very small beam. I love this feature as it has been very useful for both me and my husband.

Flashlight http://fave.co/2cQL0zN

You can get this light here on Amazon.

All in all I really like this light because of the many different applications it can be used for.

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for September 26, 2016

 

The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down. ― Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful

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Necklace


So loving this beautiful Necklace! The attention to detail on this is amazing. The color of the rose in the middle is very vibrant.

Necklace http://fave.co/2cQHWn7

The cross is absolutely beautiful. I think I want to find a different chain for it though as the one it is on doesn't seem all that great but I could be wrong about that.

You can get this necklace on Amazon here. It's inexpensive and would make the perfect gift for a loved one.

Necklace http://fave.co/2cQHWn7

All in all I really love this item. For the cost, it's worth it, in my opinion. The detail is amazing and the color is gorgeous. The rose adds a nice pop of color for the necklace. Since it's sterling silver, it shouldn't lose it's shine or turn colors either which is nice.

 

Have a great day!

Renee

I received this item for free or at a discount for my honest review.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for September 25, 2016

The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms. ― Pandora Poikilos, Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

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Orange Crush Amp

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Orange-Amplifiers/Micro-Crush-PiX-Series-CR3-3W-1x35-Guitar-Combo-Amp-1274423038879.gc

Guitar Center has this great Orange Crush Amp for sale right now. Looking at this amp I think of the orangesicle Popsicle..lol. With Christmas just a few months away, if you have a guitar player in your life (or are a guitar player) this amp may be just what you need to take your playing to the next level. Most of the reviews on the site for this item are good. Take a look and see if this is something you or a loved one needs.

Have a great day!

Renee

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Home Update

Well, this has been an interesting month. My reviews have taken off so that I have several to do each day, which is nice. This is going to be a kinda all in one update on what's been going on here.

First off, I am going to be a grandma! My daughter is going to have her first child in March/April. I have to say at first I was not happy about this as she is only 19. As she gets further along, I am definitely warming up to the idea of being a grandma. I still feel that she is too young, but it's a done deal so now we work with it.

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kira-sonogram

I got 5 new chickens/roos over this last month but sadly only 3 of them are still with me. For some reason the 2 roos didn't make it through the night. I am still upset over this. The chickens however, are doing great. I'm getting anywhere from 5 - 9 eggs every day. I am going to have to start selling them soon because I am getting so many. We only use about a dozen or so a week.

I got a hydroponics set-up last week too. I am so excited about this. I have wanted one forever!. So now I have a lot of research to do so that I use it right. My neighbor let me borrow his because I have the green house to put it in. I can't wait to get started on this.

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hydroponics

As for my garden, it's doing ok. I'm still not sure what I am doing wrong. My tomato plants are flowering, but so far no tomatoes. I'm pretty sure it's because there are no bees around here right now. I have been researching how to pollinate them without bees, so wish me luck on this one.

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garden

Aarron's leg is doing better. He still has a slight limp but it's slowly getting better. I look forward to being able to do things again very soon.

So let me know how your month has been. How are you doing? I would love to hear from you.

Have a great day!

Renee

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the day for September 24, 2016

Always be fearless. Walk like lion, talk like pigeons, live like elephants and love like an infant child. ― Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

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