Sunday, December 7, 2014

Body Merry Products Review + a Giveaway!

I've been wanting to host a giveaway for quite some time, and recently Body Merry sent me FOUR of their products to review - so I decided to combine this all into a product review + giveaway!  After reading about my experiences with the Body Merry products, please feel free to enter the giveaway below. :)



First off, was their Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream.  This was the product that I was most excited about, as my two children have left me quite the collection of "tiger stripes".  Now, some of my stretch marks are over 8 years old - which means nothing short of cosmetic surgery is going to get rid of them, but I still figured this product couldn't hurt!

When I first opened the product, I noticed that it looked like some sort of cream cheese frosting - and that's exactly what it feels like!  The instructions suggest that you use the product twice daily, and to gently massage the cream onto the desired areas until fully absorbed.  Let me quickly explain that this product is organic cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamins e + c + b3 + b5, and pure plant oils.  Just judging from my past use of vitamin e, there's no way it's going to "fully absorb".  After applying, skin is left quite sticky and greasy, but nothing that can't be managed.

I definitely felt that this cream did an excellent job at hydrating my skin, leaving it feeling nourished.  Before and after photos of my stretch marks, however, really don't show too much (if any) improvement.  I am sure if I had used this 8 years ago, I probably would have had different results!  Thankfully, I am comfortable with my 'love marks' from my kids and have accepted that they will probably be there for the rest of my life ;)


Next up was the 2 . 5% Retinol Surge Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid.  Lately, I've noticed a lot of dry skin around my nose area, so I've been searching for a new moisturizer.  The product comes in a pretty large-sized pump container.  I loved the pump and the ability to control exactly how much product I used, without worrying about bacteria unnecessarily getting back in.

The moisturizer itself was non-greasy and absorbed into my skin within moments.  In the past, I've had to wait a few minutes after applying moisturizer before I could begin putting on my makeup, but not with this!  It absorbs into the skin almost instantly.  This product was amazing and cleared up my dry skin after just one use!

I took the Retinol Surge Moisturizer with me to my parents house while visiting during Thanksgiving, and made my mom try it.  She also loved it - and I ended up telling her to keep it, and I would purchase my own!  This is definitely a product that I will keep in my daily routine.


Body Merry also sent me their Age Defense Eye Cream to try out.  Much like the Retinol Surge Moisturizer, it was very non-greasy and absorbed instantly into my skin.  It was more light-weight than the Retinol Surge, and had a pleasant scent that reminded me of citrus.

If you're a mommy, you probably get 10+ hours of sleep every night just like I do, but this product is fantastic for those "rare" nights where you may have not gotten quite enough.  It does an excellent job at reducing swelling under the eyes and making those dark circles less noticeable!  Considering it's called 'Age Defense', I'd have to assume this product will also help me in the long run! ;)


The last product that was sent to me was the Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid.  Before receiving this product, I did not know much about Hyaluronic Acid, so I did a little research - as the word 'acid' kind of made me nervous to be putting on my skin.  Hyaluronic is an acid that is naturally occurring in the body, specifically in our eyes and joints.  It works as a lubricant in our joints, but also has been linked to healing wounds and burns on the skin.  Some have promoted Hyaluronic Acid as a "fountain of youth".  A little scary fact, is that most Hyaluronic Acid found in medicines is derived from the combs of roosters (yuck!), but Body Merry only uses plant-derived Hyaluronic Acid.  All of this information made me much more comfortable to put it on my skin!

Since I was already using the Retinol Surge Moisturizer and Age Defense Eye Cream during my morning routine, both of which already contain Hyaluronic Acid, I decided to save this product for my bedtime routine.  I loved the little glass bottle with dropper, which made it so simple to apply the product onto my face.  My skin just soaked this stuff up - I am not sure if that's normal, or if I am that much in need of hydration, but I barely got the chance to rub it in before it'd all be absorbed!

It definitely gave my skin a fresh and dewy appearance, without making it look greasy at all.  The only downfall is how much product I used each time - maybe I used too much but I can't see this bottle lasting me much longer than a few weeks.

The wonderful thing about Body Merry is that all of their products come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  If for any reason you aren't happy with the product or your results, just contact them and they will send you all of your money back!  There's no reason not to try them with that kind of assurance!



Now, onto the fun stuff!  I've been compiling quite the assortment of products to use in a giveaway.  This prize pack contains 2 travel sized tubes of L'Oreal's Revitalift Miracle Blur Instant Eye Smoother, L'Oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire Lip Color in Rose Melody, Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner in Black, Rimmel Show Off Lip Laquer in Big Bang, and a year subscription to Redbook - all of which courtesy of L'Oreal Paris, Rimmel London, and Redbook, respectively.  To enter, just follow the tasks in the Rafflecopter below! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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

38 comments:

  1. i want to try the hydrolic dew serum.. i think it could help my skin.

    danielle marie

    xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I would like to try the Retinol Surge Moisturizer

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  3. You did a good job selling me on the Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid!

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  4. I wanna try the Retinol Surge Moisturizer!

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  5. I want to try the Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner in Black. Thank you!

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  6. I most want to try the Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid. I have heard good things about it!
    Susan Chester

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  7. I would like to try the Retinol Surge Moisturizer - although the products sound great - all plant based - love that.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  8. Id like the retinol surge moisturizer.

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  9. I'd like to try the Age Defense Eye Cream the most. This would really benefit me.

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  10. I would love to try the Age Defense Eye Cream

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  11. I would love to try the age defense eye cream! The eyes are the window yo the soul afterms all!

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  12. I would love to try the Age Defense Eye Cream .

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  13. I would like to try the Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid. Thanks for the giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  14. I want to try the Rimmel Scandaleyes Precision Micro Eyeliner.

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  15. I'd love to try the retinal defense moisturizer.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I would love to try the Retinol Surge Moisturizer!

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  17. i want to try the scandalous eyes the most

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  18. id like the Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid.

    JOE GERSCH

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  19. I would love to try the Age Defense Cream! The email I check most often is fossil316@aol.com

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  20. Definitely the Retinol Surge Moisturizer! ♥

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  21. I would like to try the Retinol Surge Moisturizer, I get dry skin around my nose too

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  22. I want to try the Body Merry Hyaluronic Acid.

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  23. I'd love to try the Retinol Surge Moisturizer

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  24. I would like to try the age defense eye cream because as i get older I see the change.

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  25. I would like to try the moisturizer.
    shawnac68@hotmail.com

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  26. The Age Defense Cream would be nice.

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  27. I would most want to try the Age Defense Cream.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  28. I would love to try the Retinol Surge Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid

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