Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Vitamin C Diaries #1: Intro and Kickoff Giveaway! (US only)

Disclosure: This post is part of an unpaid advertorial.
Happy May, everybody! (I know we're already more than a week into May, but still. I've been busy studying for finals, I lost track of time!)

I'm excited to share my newest feature at Books à la Mode with you guys, called The Vitamin C Diaries, which is a beauty series that will spotlight various Vitamin C skin care products with REAL reviews, tips & tricks, and of course, giveaways!

I know I've slacked on beauty reviews this year, even though I promised I'd start doing it more often, so here's my commitment and dedication to you all. I recently jumped on some online promotions for various Vitamin C serums. While I've always wanted to incorporate vitamin C products into my skin care routine, I have not actually gotten the chance to until now. Fortunately, I've gotten ahold of multiple different brands with different product claims each, so you guys will be with me every step of the way as I sample and discover all these new products.

While I may not be reviewing each one individually since there are so many, at the end of the summer (hopefully), I will do a HUGE comparison post featuring each product I've tried.

Hope you'll stick with me along this fun, beauty-filled journey. In the meantime, we're starting off this adventure off with a giveaway for a full-sized bottle of TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Serum!

Here's a little bit of information about it, as well as the product claims the Amazon page lists:

What This Powerful Vitamin C Serum is Going to Do for You...
  • Quickly diminish fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen production for an instant more youthful appearance
  • Reverse the signs of aging by minimizing dark circles and fading age spots and discoloration
  • Firm your skin for a healthier, younger look by increasing its elasticity
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation for more even skin tone
  • Brighten skin by suppressing melanin synthesis
  • Protect your skin from free radicals, sun exposure, and environmental stresses by nourishing it with powerful antioxidants

What This Vitamin C Serum WILL NOT Do...
  • Leave a sticky, oily or greasy residue like other serums
  • Cause breakouts or clog pores like other vitamin c serums
  • Irritate sensitive skin or cause itching like other brands
  • Does NOT contain parabens, petroleum, alcohol or other unnatural, harmful chemicals


This serum retails at $90, and I'm giving it away for free!

To enter, all you have to do is tell me:
Have you used any Vitamin C products—serums, powders, masks, peels, etc.—and how was your experience with them?
Hope everybody is as excited for this new feature as I am!

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the seller and review coordinator—a huge thank you to TruSkin Naturals and Tomoson!
Giveaway ends May 24th at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open to US residents only—sorry everyone else! Check my sidebar for a list of currently running giveaways that are open worldwide.
Void where prohibited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for shipping and handling, or for the prizes themselves.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
Good luck!

FTC Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using However, I was not paid in any way to write a review, positive or otherwise, and all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone. I only recommend products or services I have used personally and believe will be good for my beautiful readers!