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SPECIAL: MY ARBONNE SKINCARE/COSMETICS EXPERIENCE FEAT. SWATCHES + REVIEW + FINAL LOOK!



HEY BEAUTIES! 

Arbonne, have been around for almost 35 years and it's definitely great to always see them grow and flourish in the beauty market. Personally, I believe that their product range is amazing and they have grown to include both inner and outer health and beauty products that feature quality, safety, value, benefits and results. As you all may know all of the Arbonne skincare products are based on botanical principles. Plus they don't test their products on animals which is such a relief for the animal lovers out there. 

Arbonne offers a unique opportunity that can help make anyone's vision for the future of a reality. 

In this special Arbonne review, I will look to cover both skin care and beauty care products that I have tried and tested over a period of a month. I have found that they do many wonders for my skin and most importantly they're made safe to use and will not look to damage your skin. 

The products I tested out include from the Arbonne range: 
  • Arbonne FC5 featuring their Hydrating cleanser, Nurturing Day lotion with SPF 20, Hydrating Eye creme and their Moisturizing Night creme. 
  • Arbonne Intelligence CC Cream in Medium. 
  • Arbonne, Bronzer
  • Arbonne, Smoothed Over Lipstick Rouge in shade Guava. 
  • Arbonne, It's A Long Story Mascara 

Keep reading below to find out whether it worked for me or so! 



PART I:
ARBONNE SKINCARE


ARBONNE, FC5
THE SCIENCE OF BEAUTY. 

WHAT IS IT?
Featuring their FC5 formula which sounds quite scientific and funky, it features fresh fruit cells and moisture fresh complex which aids hydration while targeting the needs of normal/dry skin. 

I tried these adorable sample sized 4 x 3ml mini tubes first to test out whether it would work for my skin. 
  • FC5 HYDRATING CLEANSER + REFRESHER: 
I noticed that this cleanser came in a gel form which does not foam up much which is good. For the scent itself, it was quite bearable and reminded me of luscious strawberries and kiwi fruits mixed together. When first used, I felt that it did not dry out my skin and kept my face feeling fresh and super clean. The cleanser actually maintained my hydration levels on my face. This is suitable for those with normal to dry skin. 
  • FC5 NURTURING DAY LOTION WITH SPF 20: 
This is a very lightweight and non-greasy formula which looks to deliver a cool feel to your skin. I would say that this would be more ideal for those who may have dry skin because once you apply the lotion on, you'll instantly get the hydrating feel to your skin. The product also contains antioxidants and filters the UV rays which help to prevent any sunburn. I am so glad that it had a SPF20 element to it because I can feel reassured that when I am outdoors that I can get some form of little protection to my skin. 
  • FC5 HYDRATING EYE CREME: 
It's made to diminish the signs of dark circles around your eye areas. It also looks to revitalize the skin and promote a more youthful looking skin. I only trialed a sample size so at the moment I haven't noticed my dark circles disappearing yet but I am so keen to test this one out more once I get the full size. The key ingredients present in this eye creme is: Fresh kiwi cells, Moisture fresh complex of cucumber, Birch leaf, Watercress, Clover Blossom, St John's Wort, Rose geranium botanical plant, Shea butter, Vitamins A, C and E. 
  • FC5 MOISTURIZING NIGHT CREME: 
If you have dry skin issues, then you'd want to try this Moisturizing Night creme which is perfect for that. I tend to get flaky and dry skin from time to time, right after I take a hot shower and so after applying this night creme on, I felt that it went on well by really hydrating my face and kept it supple, smooth and soft. The scent of the creme was also really nice and pleasant. 



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PART II:
ARBONNE COSMETICS

So in this part, I'll run through the steps I took to achieve my overall look along with a quick rundown of the product itself. So check it out guys! 

STEP 1: 


USE A CC CREAM THAT HAS 10-1 BENEFITS FOR YOUR SKIN. 


ARBONNE INTELLIGENCE, CC CREAM IN SHADE MEDIUM 

Look to outsmart your skin using this amazing CC cream that includes 10-1 benefits. It's definitely a multi-tasking product with Complexion Control Cream that contains "Phytinol" which is Arbonne's proprietary complex that knows what your skin really needs. The formula also includes natural botanical ingredients which is what look to soothe and hydrate your overall look. You don't get that dry and flaky look, but instead your complexion will look "airbrushed" and simply amazing whilst still having that natural look to it. I loved how it created a healthy and dewy look for me and I am totally understanding why it's been famous for their 10-1 benefits. 

What's more is that this CC Cream is very lightweight and it looks to build to conceal any blemishes, dark spots, freckles and also minimise the appearance of your pores. I used this for the whole day right through to night, and I really did not experience any issues with this at all. My face remained healthy looking and I was thankful that my pores were minimized in its appearance. 

So what are the 10 benefits that come from using this CC Cream from Arbonne? 
  • 1. PRIMER - That's right ladies, it looks to prime your skin, smooths and evens our your skin's texture so that it's ready for the rest of the make-up. 
  • 2. PROTECTOR - It acts as a protector for our skin by giving your overall look a nice, healthy and dewy finish to it. 
  • 3. CONCEALER - It looked to conceal my dark spots and freckles near my eye area which was good. 
  • 4. HYDRATOR - So that's why my face felt super moisturized and there were no signs of flakiness or dryness at all. 
  • 5. MATTIFIER - It definitely helped to minimize the shine of my face. Say goodbye to oily skin guys! 
  • 6. BRIGHTENER - Helped to make my skin look brighter in its appearance. 
  • 7. BLEMISH COVER - I have those small annoying blemishes on my face, sometimes it's random too. This definitely looked to cover any signs of redness on my skin. 
  • 8. PORE REFINER - If you're looking for a pore minimizer, then this CC Cream for sure lives up to its expectations. It looks to cover really well.
  • 9. COMFORTER - The product soothes skin through moisturisation. 
  • 10. COMPLEXION CONTROLLER - It helps to also perfect the skin's complexion. 
One thing also to note is to remember to wear sunscreen underneath the sunscreen as it doesn't have the SPF element to it but that's fine as you can simply add a layer of sunscreen as the base. The shade in MEDIUM was perfect for my skin as it blended really well. The CC Cream's texture comes in a mousse form and has a smooth, velvet texture to it. There's no stickiness or greasiness that comes from applying on the CC cream and it just felt super comfortable on my skin when I wore it for the whole day. 

I used a Beauty Blender to achieve my overall finished look because I just feel that it gave me a more perfect finish as opposed to using just my fingers. I enjoy the fact that I don't need a primper as this beauty has you covered with all of the features you need to get a nice, dewy look. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • CAN $45 SRP 
  • Otherwise, you can head to this website for orders online: www.ninaalhambra.arbonne.ca. Should you need to make orders through that website, you can enter the Consultant ID#: 116223809 for the ID and/or if you're wanting more of a direct question to a particular product/orders/inquiries - the best email contact would be the lovely Nina nina.arbonneIC@gmail.com who would be able to help you out with that :) 
  • Also, head over to www.facebook.com/ninanicolearbonneinternational to check out the latest updates on Facebook. 


CLICK PLAY TO CHECK OUT WHY THIS CC CREAM IS AMAZING BY ARBONNE!




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STEP 2: 

USE A BRONZER TO CONTOUR YOUR CHEEKS.


ARBONNE BRONZER 

Nobody has the perfect sun-kissed skin however you can look to achieve that sexy sun-kissed look with the natural bronzer product. If you're wanting to create some solar flair, then look to test this beauty out because it really looked natural on my cheeks.

The bronzer comes in a silky-light powder which is super lightweight and doesn't feel heavy or anything. You can look to achieve a nice tanned glow to your cheekbones. When I used the powder brush to sweep this along my cheekbones, it really gave me a flawless, natural finish which super loved. It wasn't too heavy or too dark for me which went perfectly well with my day look. You can even wear this during all types of seasons if you're wanting more of a sun-kissed glow to your overall finish. 

All of the Arbonne makeup range are formulated without parabens, formaldehyde, petroleums, mineral oils, phthalates, toluene and PABA. I am definitely relieved that their products are super gentle and safe to use. And also they're cruelty free. 

The bronzer contains age defying ingredients along with soothing and conditioning ingredients which of course explains why this bronzer went on so well. There's also Vitamins A, C and E present in the product which adds a hint of some skin benefits from using it. It also contains Optilight Technology which is a formula that diffuses light and creates a softer look to your finished face. I was able to achieve a healthy glow to my skin by using this bronzer to my cheekbones which in a way creates more dimension to my overall look. It brushes on so easily because of how lightweight the product is hence it makes my skin look very flawless. I would say it's best used onto of the CC cream and also for contouring purposes too. One thing is for sure is that it's very long-lasting which is something I always look forward to when using it. 

A little goes a long way for the application of the bronzer because you can actually build up the coverage which is a great option if you're wanting to achieve different kinds of coverage. The product is very highly pigmented and finely milled which is what makes the bronzer so lightweight to wear. Overall, it's an amazing bronzer to use and I am so impressed with the quality of the product. I tend to use this for my day look which gives me a healthier glow. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • $46 RRP 
  • Otherwise, you can head to this website for orders online: www.ninaalhambra.arbonne.ca. Should you need to make orders through that website, you can enter the Consultant ID#: 116223809 for the ID and/or if you're wanting more of a direct question to a particular product/orders/inquiries - the best email contact would be the lovely Nina nina.arbonneIC@gmail.com who would be able to help you out with that :) 
  • Also, head over to www.facebook.com/ninanicolearbonneinternational to check out the latest updates on Facebook. 

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SWATCHED AND TESTED 


Very highly pigmented. 
Amazing shade of colour.
Not too dark which is great. 

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STEP 3:

LENGTHEN YOUR LASHES USING ARBONNE'S IT'S A LONG STORY MASCARA 


ARBONNE'S IT'S A LONG STORY MASCARA 

YOUR EYES TELL AN EPIC STORY. 

Featuring a high performance mascara which looks to really give you longer and fuller looking lashes. No need for falsies because this mascara product already does the job and you don't even need to fake it. 

Looking more closely at the product, you'll realize that the mascara comes with a professional brush which is flexible, has a uniform bristle design, glides on so easily to create beautiful high definition lashes. Good thing is... Yours is a never-ending story. 

This mascara definitely lengthened my lashes immensely. The product is clinically tested and has been formulated to be water resistant (which is a relief!) and is also long-wearing right throughout the day. I saw no signs of clumping or flakiness which absolutely amazing to know about this mascara. This is guaranteed you won't get any smudging or flaking by using this mascara. You'll also be pleased to know it has been exclusively designed with revolutionary peptides to promote the appearance of longer looking lashes. In the formula itself, we have Bamboo and pea extracts along with Pro Vitamins B5, C and E which condition and gives your lashes a wonderful look to them. 

Also for all those Vegans out there, it's super vegan friendly which means that they have used all vegan formula to create this wonderful mascara. Most importantly it's dermatologist tested. The texture of the mascara goes really smoothly on lashes so don;t fear if you're thinking it has a thick formula because it does not. 

My overall thoughts? Oh Em Gee! It's a beautiful mascara that does everything I want it to do. I have thin lashes and so this mascara basically lengthened them in such an incredible way. I am amazed and I can totally recommend those who want to achieve a lengthened look to check this out. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • $40 RRP 
  • Otherwise, you can head to this website for orders online: www.ninaalhambra.arbonne.ca. Should you need to make orders through that website, you can enter the Consultant ID#: 116223809 for the ID and/or if you're wanting more of a direct question to a particular product/orders/inquiries - the best email contact would be the lovely Nina nina.arbonneIC@gmail.com who would be able to help you out with that :) 
  • Also, head over to www.facebook.com/ninanicolearbonneinternational to check out the latest updates on Facebook. 

TRIED AND TESTED BELOW: 



CLICK PLAY TO CHECK OUT WHY THIS MASCARA IS AMAZING BY ARBONNE!


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STEP 4: 

FINISH OFF WITH ARBONNE'S SMOOTHED LIPSTICK!


ARBONNE, SMOOTHED OVER LIPSTICK IN SHADE GUAVA

These moisturizing lipsticks are so hydrating and very pigmented, you'll love having these beauties on. I tried out the shade GUAVA and already I was in love with the design of the bullet and the colour itself. There's a fruity scent which eventually goes away when applied and the great thing about this lipstick is that it's super long-lasting, comes with a high pigmented colour and is so voluminous for the lips. The Arbonne Smoothed over lipsticks have been infused with fruit extracts which provide for the lip-volumizing effect along with the maximum hydration you'll get. The finish is smooth with satin, glossy look to it which is so lovely. 

You will also be pleased to know that there are 16 other shades to choose from the Arbonne range so have fun shopping while you're at it. The creamy formula distributes colour evenly and richly over the lips whilst providing a coverage of a lipstick but at the same time with the nourishing properties of a lip balm. Hence you get two benefits in one while using this lipstick. Guava shade is simply gorgeous which is a soft magenta pink which I am seriously in love with. Let's face it...this is seriously the most hydrating lipstick I've tried so far that comes with a nice fruity scent. The moisturising base contains levels of botanicals that look to deliver a luxurious feel with visible results which make your lips feel and look more plump, smoother and softer. Another fact to consider is that it has been formulated without gluten and paraben which makes it so gentle and safe to use on the lips. It's also vegan, dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic.

The hyaluronic acid helps to provide a longer lasting hydration by distributing a moisturizing layer onto the skin, hence this reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. I would definitely say that this lipstick lasted longer than other lipsticks I have used in the past. It's actually polymers that provide a moisturizing hydro-lipid layer that helps colour pigments disperse evenly for a longer wear. The natural complex of watermelon fruit extract, apple extract and lentil fruit extract helps to provide a long-term moisture whilst it looks to help plump those lips of yours! I am definitely happy about the results that I got from swatching and using the Smoothed Over Lipstick by Arbonne. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • $34 RRP
  • Otherwise, you can head to this website for orders online: www.ninaalhambra.arbonne.ca. Should you need to make orders through that website, you can enter the Consultant ID#: 116223809 for the ID and/or if you're wanting more of a direct question to a particular product/orders/inquiries - the best email contact would be the lovely Nina nina.arbonneIC@gmail.com who would be able to help you out with that :) 
  • Also, head over to www.facebook.com/ninanicolearbonneinternational to check out the latest updates on Facebook. 

SWATCHED AND TESTED OUT: 


The amazing pigmentation can be seen in the image above. 


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FEATURING ARBONNE'S SMOOTHED OVER LIPSTICK IN SHADE GUAVA!


I love this soft and pretty shade which is perfect for all occasions! 


 XOXO feat. my fuller looking lips! 

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CLICK PLAY TO CHECK OUT WHY THIS LIPPIE IS AMAZING BY ARBONNE!


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THE FINAL RESULTS!

                            


I am definitely happy with the overall finish. I call this ze Arbonne Spring Look 2015
To help create this look I've used all of the products above as mentioned. 
You can see that the bronzer shows really well on my cheekbones and it looks completely natural! 

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FINAL NOTE: 
(PROMISE!) 

Thank you NINA ALHAMBRA who is an Independent Consultant for Arbonne. She's a lovely person to chat to about beauty and everyday things too. Just wanted to give Nina 
 a shout-out for the all the great tips such as her Spaghetti Squash (which I tried myself and successfully made YAY) to simply beauty talk. You are definitely an inspiration to many girls out there especially for young women in hopes of pursuing a business that they're so passionate about. I am so glad that we connected and I hope to continue our chit-chats :) 

Guys! If you're wanting to find out where you can look to purchase these products as mentioned, please see the details below. 

ONLINEwww.ninaalhambra.arbonne.ca | In the online process, you'll be prompt with the Consultant ID#, so copy and paste this # 116223809. 

EMAIL: nina.arbonneIC@gmail.com for all other inquires. 

SOCIALwww.facebook.com/ninanicolearbonneinternational  to stay connected socially. 


Have you tried Arbonne products? 

Let me know by commenting below or shooting me an email.

HAPPY READING FOLKS! 

CHEERS,
Livia xo

Thank you ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL for supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support

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