Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review | Adovia Moisturizing Day Cream

As summer is coming to a close, the colder seasons start to kick in. Though I have oily skin, moisturizing is definitely an essential during the winter months. Adovia Mineral Skin Care is a brand that focuses on products that contain minerals straight from the Dead Sea. Today, I am able to share with you Adovia's Moisturizing Day Cream*, a hypoallergenic moisturizer suited for all skin types. Aside from being enriched with minerals from the sea, this day cream also contains natural sun protection, an essential for a California girl like me. The number one thing I hate in a moisturizer is if it makes my skin greasy, and I can wholeheartedly say that this is an absorbent, non-greasy product. The finish of this day cream reminds me of a primer, and my powder foundation adheres well to it. However, I have to say that the combination of my sweaty face (triple digits right now) and this extremely hydrating moisturizer does not work well for my oily complexion. Despite this, I would most definitely use this moisturizer for a nice day at home or for those colder, winter months. Come December, the Adovia Moisturizing Day Cream will definitely be my skin's lifesaver.

Would you be interested in trying Advoia's Moisturizing Day Cream? What is your favorite face cream?


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Celebrating my Mom's Birthday at Goofy's Kitchen

If it were up to me, I think every day should be a Disney day. In honor of my mom's birthday, I suggested having breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen, a character interaction restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel. My parents have always told me how they would take me when I was a little kid, but I never remembered it because I was so young! I was told that I used to cry when I saw Captain Hook, but thankfully many years later, I have successfully conquered my fears of the evil pirate. The prices are a bit high, but let's face it, it's Disney. The food was pretty tasty for a buffet, and my favorite had to of been the Mickey waffle with maple syrup, sooo soft, buttery, and sweet. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. Since it was my mom's birthday, two of the staff members came to sing their special birthday chant, and it was so nice how the whole room joined along! They presented my mom with a chocolate cupcake along with "Happy Birthday" and "I'm Celebrating!" pins.

I have to admit though, I was more excited to take pictures with the characters, then to eat. There's just something about meeting these story book fellas in person that I can't get enough of. The five year old kid inside of me just wants to escape. We were fortunate enough to meet seven characters that day: Goofy, Captain Hook, Pluto, Princess Jasmine, Chip 'n' Dale, and Snow White. I am so glad that I could meet my favorite Disney characters without the long lines! I would recommend making a reservation in advance to save a bit of waiting time since they do get quite busy. This is truly an experience that I would recommend to Disney lovers of all ages!

Have you ever been to Goofy's Kitchen? What has been your favorite Disney experience?

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