Monday, December 29, 2014

Retinol Moisturizer with Vitamin C Review

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How are you all doing?
How are the holidays going?

Today i have decided to talk you about a new cream i have been using recently and that i have been liking a lot.

Let's start from the beginning.

The product, Retinol Moisturizer with vitamin C , is sold by Insta Natural, a brand that defines itself with these words:

InstaNatural was started as a small local business in Florida with a vision to provide safe, effective, and affordable skin care products - without sacrificing quality. InstaNatural is constantly in search of wonderful wholesome ingredients to enhance the natural beauty that is often lost due to various external and internal factors. The product line was developed by focusing on using premium organic and natural ingredients in their formulations without the use of harmful alcohols, parabens or sulfates.
At present, InstaNatural is a leading online distributor of a collection of nature-inspired beauty and cosmetic products. All of InstaNatural's products are produced in small batches and packaged in FDA-certified facilities in the USA to ensure freshness and safety for customers. With results-driven products backed by a lifetime satisfaction guarantee, InstaNatural is focused on providing the best collection of beauty products to address a wide variety of skincare needs.
“We are committed towards researching and developing the BEST natural and organic skincare products, so you can feel comfortable and proud about what you put on your body. We at InstaNatural value the safety of our customers, therefore we reveal every single ingredient included in our products on the label. We wake up each day with a vision to provide the maximum value to you, our beloved customer. We are so confident in our products, that we back them all with our lifetime satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not satisfied for ANY reason, all you have to do is contact us and we will take care of you, no questions asked. Even though we have thousands of customers from all around the globe, our mission is to treat you as if you’re our only customer!” – AJ, Founder – InstaNatural''

I really like the brand and their philosophy. I have turned into organic products lately and i have been trying to stick to them as much as possible.

The complete list of  ingredients :
Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Sunflower Oil, Retinol, Palm Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Jojoba Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Shea Butter, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Wildcrafted Propolis, Vitamin E (d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid.

Here is some benefits of the main ingredients your getting in this moisturizer:
2.5% Retinol- Reverse the signs of aging, wrinkly skin and fine lines
Vitamin C- balance your skin tone, reduce discoloration, adds glow, helps protect you from sun damage
Hyaluronic Acid- adds hydration back to your skin
Jojoba Oil- softer, smoother skin
Shea Butter- great moisturizer and healthy fat for the skin
Green Tea- antioxidant and benefit to protect the skin

The price is very affordable : 23.75$ dollars

My experience: 
I really did not know what to expect from the product when i first got it.
Firstly I was very impressed by the fact that it does not come in a super tiny container but in a 100ml / 3.4 oz one.
I have been liking the product and i really suggest you give it a good try.
It has really  been improving my skin , lots of my blemishes have been disappearing very fast since i have started using this cream.
I have noticed some small , but constant improvements around my eye area. I don't really have wrinkles but expression lines but the cream have been improving the overall appearance.
My skin has been feeling firmer and glowing.
I had been using it only at night because i have a quite sensitive skin and the cream is not enough moisturizing for me during the day and for the cold weather i have been experiencing these past weeks. Cold weather makes my skin in need of some extra care.
The skin has been feeling smoother and softer.

I would suggest you to try this product . Both men and women. It's very valid and it really helps restoring and repairing your skin.

The product  and many more other ones can be found at their website

and here is an exact link to the product  HERE 

or on Amazon HERE 

I really invite you to try this brand and the many other products they have.

Don't forget to follow the brand on their social medias too

What do you think of this product? 
Will you give it a chance?

Let me know in the comments!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas !!

Merry Christmas to everybody! May your holiday be filled with love, joy , happiness and good food . be thankful of what you have and work hard towards improving your life .  / Buon Natale ! Con l'augurio che le vostre festività siano piene di amore, gioia , felicità e tanto buon cibo. Siate tanto grati di quello che avete  ma non fermativi a ciò e lavorate sodo per tutto ciò che vi manca e che vi renderebbe felici .

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Perfect Outfits to Shop for Christmas Gifts


Christmas gift shopping is very challenging, not only you have to make sure you get something they will like  to everybody but on top of it you have to stand in lines for what seems endless time and that really makes you wonder if it is really worth it .
This year to go around to get gifts for everybody i decided to se these two outfits.
The first one is all about red. I love wearing red around Christmas time.
The second one is more about darker colors.

Outfit Details

Jeans Stradivarius 
Top Hard Rock Cafe 
Boots Uggs 
Cardigan Blue& Red : OASAP ( Link here!
Necklace OASAP ( Link here! 

Pants H&M 
Shirt Zara
Bag Juicy Couture 
Cardigan Black & Blue ( Link here!

What do you think about the two outfits? 

Let me know in the comments!


Friday, December 5, 2014

My 15 Wishes for Christmas

Christmas is one of my absolute favorite holidays .
I love how my entire family gets over for dinner and we have a huge , super fulfilling meal and we talk and joke for hours about everything and nothing specific. I love the atmosphere and being surrounded by the people i grew up with.
I love decorating the house ,eating lasagna and the typical panettone and pandoro. I know, my family is full of people who appreciate eating good food. :)
And the best moment of all is when at the end of the meal we get around the Christmas tree and exchange gifts. We always put a lot of efforts on our gifts and ever year i seem to be the hardest one to pick a gift for and every year  i made a long wish list in the hope they will be somehow inspired and hopefully not get me the 100000000th make up bag since right now i have a tons of make up bags and not enough make up to fill them all . LOL.
This year it has been a little hard to put the list together since, i must confess,  i have been shopping a lot recently. I know,my credit cards are still crying and fearing me.
 Here there are my 15 wishes  for Christmas :

Gift Cards ( Zara, Forever 21, Nordstrom Rack , Sephora, Starbucks)
Photo camera Tripod (since i can hardly find somebody to take photos of my outfits )
Agenda ( i always need to plan and write down everything)
Nikon Remote Control ( to take better photos with my camera without doing selfies ) 

What's on your wish list for this Christmas?

Let me know in the comments!



Friday, November 28, 2014

The Tv Shows I Cannot Live Without

Tv shows are definitely my guilty pleasure , naturally after good food, chocolate and shopping, and i love to always discover new ones to watch since they never seem to put on a new episode soon enough.

I decided then to do a small list of the ones which i try to keep up religiously .

1. Scandal 
Love love love !
Can we discuss about how fashionable Olivia Pope  is all the times? I love her style!

2. How to get away with murder
Ok, i will admit that the title is scaring but the serie is so engaging!
Once you start you cannot stop! I have warned you!

3. 2 Broke girls
I think that all the girls in college can relate to the title and to  many of the bad luck happening to the two super funny girls starring the serie.

3. Awkward
Because you only enjoy high school once you are completely over with it!
Lots of drama and pointless situation but yet it's nice to remember how we used to be.. gosh, i'm already feeling old now!

4.The Mindy Project 
I don't even know where to start from! She is so funny that you start laughing from the second the episode started until the end!

5. Big bang theory
I am a die hard fan of this serie. I have been watching it since day one and i still find it the most hilarious show ever. Never a dull moment while watching it!

Now tell me , Which are your favorite tv shows?

Let me know in the comments!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How to survive the Black Friday Madness

Hello loves ! 
Black Friday is in less than 24 hours and U cannot wait to put start looking up for Christmas gifts and for amazing sales and bargains ! 
I decided to share with you a couple of the tips I have been receiving and that I will use this year . 

1. Check online first
This year i decided to be a little more prepared and look for the deals online first so I don't get too overwhelmed and lost while everybody around me is shopping like it's Armageddon the day after ! lol ! 
This way I know exactly where the highest sales are happening and so i know where to go first . 

2. Shop online earlier
I noticed that this year a lot of online shops are offering the option of an early access to sales if you shop online the day before Black Friday ! 
Online shopping is always the best ! Nothing beats the tranquillity of your home and since almost everybody is offering free shipping why not suing it ! 

3. Make a list 
There is nothing worse that going shopping and having no clue of what you are looking for ! 
You already know the shops will be full so avoid losing precious time thinking of what o look for . 
So , write down what you need to buy! 

4. Buy gifts 
Black Friday is the perfect occasion to buy Christams gifts since before you even realize it Christams is around the corner ! 
So use this occasion to get the best gifts for the people you care most and save yourself a lot of money ! 

5. Prioritize 
As a following step of making a list deciding what's more important is fundamental so you don't lose an entire hour at Victoria 's Secret while you are in a big need for a warm coat for the winter that is coming . 

6. Ask for return Policies
If you don't have enough time to try things one ( 99,9% won't wven try things on since they have been over eating and there is no time for trying on ) always make sure the store has a good return policy ! 

7. Check cupon codes 
Lots of stores offer you special cupons and codes if you join their email newsletter , yea it's annoying to receive tons of spam emails a day. It it can save you lots of money when you are deciding to get sow thing and you get extra sales 

8. There is always Christamas
Don't cry if you didn't find or couldn't get all you wanted the day after Christams all the shops will be doing huge extra sales and you can tons of your favorite times for super cheap !!! 

9. Dress properly 
Confortable cloths & shows . Small cross body bag , small bottle of water and protein bars . This is a war and you gota be ready for it ! Lol 

10. Be thankful 
Black Friday comes after thanksgiving , a day where we are supposed to enjoy family and be thankful that we are so blessed and lucky to have food on our table , a roof on our heads and a job that allows us to splurge on materialistic desires on Black Friday . 
Not everybody is as lucky as you are so if you can do anything , even the smallest thing counts , to help out people in need do it . Not only now but year long .
Donate your old cloths to a shelter or people in need or pass over some food . Is thanksgiving for everybody and there is no better way to multiply the blessing you have by sharing them . 

 XOXOXOXO The Chic and Cheap 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to get Easy Perfect Curls in just a few Seconds!

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How are you all doing?
Today i will talk to you about this new amazing hair tool that i love!
What is it? It's the Kiss Insta Wave Hair Curler!!
I was very anxious to see if this product worked for real since they promise you perfect curls in just a couple of seconds without any hassle and only clicking just a button!
Well, let's start from the beginning!

The product comes in a simple box that contains the tool and a little warranty and instructions book.
The immediate instructions are shown on the box too.

Here is what they claim to be able to do:

KISS InstaWave is a fully automatic tangle-free curler that instantly creates beautiful curls

Easy for anyone to use, from any angle, with any hand

Features a Curl Dial with left/right curl directions

Automatically shuts off after 90 minutes

2 heat settings with a low/high switch with maximum temperature of 420

Here it is my HONEST review:

Before getting the tool i did not know what to expect. I heard some people rave about it and some hating it because they could not figure out how to use it and how to not injury themselves.

As soon as i got it i read the super simple instructions on the box and i understood how simply the tool works and how it is super easy to make the tool work.

One of my fears was that since i have curly hair i had to straighten it and then curl but i decided to give it a try anyway to see if it made a change in my curls or if i had to lose more time .

So i plug it in and in literally a couple of seconds the little led that indicates if the tool is ready to be used became from red ( still not ready) to blue ( ready to make miracles happen) .
I took a small section of hair and put it in one the small black "tooth" on the top part and then just click on one of the sides of the grey button to decide if you want the tool to spin from left to right or from right to left.
In a couple of seconds my hair was all wrapped around the tool with no hassle, no burns , no pain and  in such a super easy way that i could not believe myself!
As instructed i let the hair on hold for a couple of seconds and after pulling the hair tool down i saw an amazing perfect and super soft curl coming out from the tool.
I was super impressed and so i decided to go on doing all my head and seeing if the same luck was going to follow me and let me say: i have never found any better tool in my life!

My super curly hair became a super cute and bouncy curls in the matter of some seconds ( it took about 20 minutes for my entire head) and it hold the curl for a very long time.

I am amazed and super satisfied .

I will be leaving you the photos from the before and after and the results and a little video of how i used the tool and a little review.





You can find the Insta Wave at

In the US, KISS InstaWave is available in Target, Ulta &

In Canada, Kiss InstaWave is available at Walmart.
It will soon be available on Walmart Canada dotcom, too - it is expected to be live on November 20th.

for jut $59.99

Let me know what you think of this review on the comment section and if you would be trying this product too vey soon!


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FTC: The product was sent to me for free by the company to test it out and write a review on it.
What appears in the video is my HONEST review about it. I have not been influenced by anybody or forced to say anything that i did not believe in.