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“City Beauty” Uplift Firming Serum Review

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"Not all firming Serums are created equal"

City Beauty Uplift Firming Serum

First off, this is totally an honest review. I love serums, so I was going to be on the picky side for sure. I have used several City Beauty skincare products and LOVED them, so I had high expectations. You can read up on my other blog post here too. 

I do regret having lipstick on in my before, because it triggered the YOU HAVE FILTERS ON eyeroll ladies on Instagram. LOL. I assure you I put ZERO touch up’s on these photos and used the same ring light in both. ( no natural light either ) which can diffuse skin clarity. See for yourself in 12 days my skin looked SO much better it was nuts. I continue to use it daily and I have had ZERO break outs since. I can’t believe how it has helped smooth and plump my skin so fast. Check it out!!!

Formulated Without:

  • Formaldehyde

  • Parabens

  • Alcohol

  • Phthalates

  • Sulfates

  • Gluten

  • Caffeine

  • Peanuts

  • Soy

  • Dairy

My Before and Afters

Your skin clarity is so different and on top of that Uplift Serum helps your foundation go on like a dream. I have a lot of sun damage and it really helped smooth areas around my eyes as well.

You can see how through my cheek area, I usually have a lot of redness and discoloration. I love that you get plumping within 30 minutes and have longer lasting changes too. 

(These are un-retouched and have no filters on them. 12 days apart too.)

Being 34, and being in the sun way too much in teenage years, my skin has a lot of discoloration. I know the importance of GOOD quality skincare and the difference it can make with a solid daily skincare routine.

“This ultra-concentrated serum firms, plumps, and tightens the appearance of sagging skin, while targeted ingredients hydrate and visually improve skin’s appearance with regular use.”

-City Beauty

Before

After using Uplift Firming Serum (12 days)

All in all, I was SUPER impressed with Uplift Serum. It has an easy self filling dropper and I put it on a thin layer after I take off my makeup and cleanse my skin. I highly recommend it! 

Now for the good part. If you want to grab it for yourself, I have a 25% code! Woohoo!! 

Click HERE to Shop City Beauty’s Uplift Firming Serum! Be sure to check out some of my other favorites in this post.

Thank you so much for visiting my Beauty Blog, I appreciate it so much! 

Have a great Memorial Day and take care. xoxo.

Product photos- City Beauty Official

Let’s Talk City Beauty Products!

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Let's talk Skincare

Hello beauties! Well apparently February went by REALLY fast. I wanted to share with you today some amazing products sent to me from City Beauty that I have been loving this past month! they were So generous to give me a Code to share with you- “JENRUSSO” to Save! They are amazing quality and have fantastic benefits as well. Gorgeous Lip Plumpers anyone?! 

Let’s check out these gorgeous products, shall we?

About City Beauty

“City Beauty is a luxury beauty and skincare brand
specializing in functional beauty. This means all of
our beauty products are designed to not only make
you feel beautiful while you wear them but to also
provide deeper benefits.
Each product is formulated to target specific concerns—
whether it’s to volumize thinning lips, brighten dark spots,
improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, or
smooth skin texture.
The City Beauty line is designed with skin-rejuvenating and
collagen-supporting active ingredients (that help to achieve
healthy, youthful and glowing skin.)
We pride ourselves on being a cruelty-free company and
are PETA and Leaping Bunny certified.”

-City Beauty Official

 

My Favorite City Lips Shades are Pink Nude, Clear, and Nude! 

For the City Lips Matte Shades, my favorites are Pink Taupe, Blush Rose, and Mocha!

City Lips Lip Plumper

You can choose from 19 beautiful shades and they have the traditional Clear, Matte, Opaque, and Shimmer shades! They go on smooth and have a great flexible feel to them. They give you instant plumping for short and long term effects!

“City Lips is a plumping lip gloss that gives you both an immediate and long-term solution for your lips. With innovative ingredients that helps restore healthy lips, it delivers deep hydration for instant plumping, long-lasting comfort, and smooths out lip lines & wrinkles.” -CB

Lip Plumper Details

City Beauty Recommends for best results, to
apply twice a day—once in the morning and once at night. You can apply
City Lips slightly outside the lip line to help with lines and wrinkles
around the lips. We recommend applying and using City Lips this way as
part of your nighttime skincare routine.


Let's Talk Ingredients

Let me start out  by saying I am pretty picky about skincare and makeup products. My skin for sure changed after my twins and it became more sensitive to whatever skin care routine I was doing. I also was looking for a lip plumper that didn’t burn when you applied it.

“The City Beauty line is designed with skin-rejuvenating and collagen-supporting actives such as Hyaluronic Acid, Oligopeptides, Resveratrol, and Vitamin C, just to name a few.”- City Beauty

Beyond amazing and effective ingredients City Beauty is also Cruelty Free which is important to me.  

Multi-Action Sculpting Cream 

“This luxurious cream is designed to visibly restore skin’s elasticity – by lifting, tightening, and firming the look of sagging skin. Our formula nourishes your skin with the vital building blocks that give young skin its taut, springy feel.”

This Sculpting Cream is amazing for your neck and chest area which gets a lot of sun damage. Your neck and decolletage  need some loving too! 


Multi-Action Sculpting Cream Experience

 

What Does
Blue Defense HydroGel Do?

 

Delivers deep hydration for up to 72 hours

Adds a radiant, refreshed look to dull skin

Visibly smoothes the look of lines & wrinkles

Promotes the look of lifted, firmer, tighter skin. – CB

I LOVE THIS Moisturizer. I have several sun spots on my cheeks, and they have vastly improved within weeks which is Amazing! Highly Recommend this Gel! 

 

 

This Meme always makes me giggle. But ladies….. it’s true. If JTT was your boy crush, it’s time for an Eye Cream. 

City Beauty to the Rescue! 

Under Eye Recovery is a brightening eye cream designed to brighten dark circles and get rid of puffiness under the eyes. The powerful formula also smooths fine-lines and wrinkles around the eye area.

Formulated Without:

Parabens / Sulfates / Phthalates / Mineral Oil / Gluten / Animal-Derived Ingredients / Nuts

Line Smoothing HydroMask

Is there anything more relaxing than a sheet mask? I think not. This mama needs ALL the pampering she can get. These amazing sheet mask are packed with a potent anti-aging serum that helps plump fine lines and helps soothe your skin after a long day.  

“Line-Smoothing HydroMask is made with a unique,
bio-cellulose material that clings to the skin’s surface
to deliver a high-potency serum deep into the dermal
layer. This revolutionary material combined with our
Cell Young® Ice Plant Callus Extract and Hyaluronic Acid
serum delivers three times more skin-loving ingredients
than a traditional paper mask to help reduce the
appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve hydration
levels, and help protect the skin.”

Use Once or Twice a week! You deserve it.

Final Thoughts

I was super impressed with the packaging and the quality of the City Beauty products. All of their skincare I have been using is wonderful and worked great with my sensitive skin. I highly recommend the City Lips Plumper and the Hydrogel is a fantastic gel moisturizer! I can’t wait to try their other products! I have yet to try to Night Mask, so I will update you with my thoughts! Thank you so much City Beauty! 

Be sure to use the code “JENRUSSO” to Save on City Beauty’s Website and let me know how you enjoy it! Go follow City Beauty on Instagram and Facebook below for Tips and more too.

Cheers to great skin! 

Jen Russo

My favorite Clean Skincare Products from Acure Beauty

Disclaimer- Some of these links below may contain Affiliate Links which I make a small commission from purchases.

Hello Winter months! The cold has finally arrived here in Nashville and with it comes all the dryness. Hooray! Your hair, skin, and lips really change as the cold, dry air comes in. Regardless of the weather, you still need to take care of your skin and a well rounded routine to keep you looking fresh! I always say good makeup starts with good skin!

Good Makeup starts with good Skin

When your skin has less texture, your makeup will go on smoother and you won’t have to do much “correcting”

Photo: Acure

Why I love Acure

They are Vegan, Paraben free, Sulfate free, Mineral oil free, Petrolatum free, Formaldehyde free, and Cruelty free!

My favorite Serums

I am pretty picky about my skincare. My skin really changed after I had my twins and it seems to be way more sensitive too. Recently I have been adding in an Acure Beauty Serum daily, and Holy Cow… my skin looks SO much better!

Photo: Acure Beauty

Here’s why adding a Serum can benefit your Skin

The Acure Brightening Line is my favorite!

I have been using the Glowing Serum for months and I am OBSESSED. That extra step in moisturizing really takes your skin to the next level.

Why a Serum?

Serums work on any skin type and it’s like an extra kick of potent ingredients. I know what you are thinking…. something “oily” seems scary. Trust me it dries quickly, and you will love the way it smells. Bonus points- Roll in your Serum with a Jade Roller!

  • Get ready for a dose of concentrated, targeted organic bliss while benefit-rich nutrients deliver radiant results. Argan oil restores moisture, borage oil soothes and cranberry and pumpkin seed oils add antioxidant protection. That’s some serious glowing goodness.
  • Formulated for all skin types. Hydrates and boosts skin’s glow
  • Vegan and certified cruelty-free. Also Paraben free, Sulfate free, Mineral oil free, Petrolatum free and Formaldehyde free – Acure
Photo: Acure

Acure Scrubs

Photo: Acure

I have been using the Brightening Facial Scrub for a good year now and it is THE BOMB! If you love a gritty scrub, you will fall in love with this one. If you like a smoother texture, try the Rejuvenating Facial Scrub! Even in the winter months, you need to exfoliate a couple times a week.

“Sea kelp super-nutrients soften and detox while lemon peel and French green clay cleanse. Madonna lily brings the brightness to round out this refreshing facial scrub.” -Acure

Moisturizers

This is totally a wall… but it added some “dryness” drama.

If you get one nugget of information from this blog post… Sister you NEED a Moisturizer. Everyday. It helps balance your dry or oily skin and guess what? If you are Oily, Acure has a great Matte one! Holla!

“Incredibly Clear Mattifying Moisturizer”

“This easily absorbed facial moisturizer improves the appearance of skin’s texture and tone with the rejuvenating hydration and moisture of lilac extract and chlorella.” – Acure

This is perfect if you tend to get oily through the day and helps set up an even tone for your foundation!

Photo: Acure

I hope you will check out these Acure products and tell me what you think! Cheers to beautiful and safe skincare!

Tell me below what Acure product you would want to add to your Skincare Routine and get Glowing!