Youthful Skin in My 30’s using Phyto Swiss Cosmeceuticals Review*

Hey ,

Hope you all been well. I have a skincare brand I want to talk to you about today I’m talking about this brand Phyto Swiss Cosmeceuticals. Since I turned 30 a few weeks ago I can honestly say I feel like I see more wrinkles and fine lines on my face. I’ve always been the type of person to take care of my skin because we only have one and we need to make sure it looks as radiant and beautiful as when we were born. So when I reached out to Wendy to try their products I was so excited to get my package and see how these would help me in the long run. I am only getting younger. Hehe.

Wendy was so generous in sending me the their Travel Kit at only $47.57 this kit gives you all these products that last about 3 months worth depending on usage. I received:

Phyto Swiss – Cell Rejuvenating Cleanser

Phyto Swiss – Eye Contour Serum

Phyto Swiss – Face Lift Serum

Phyto Swiss – Tri- Active Moisturizer

Phyto Swiss – Lip Enhancer Complex

This Face Lift serum was definitely something different for me. When I applied this it felt a bit cool and relaxing on my skin, but dried out in a glue like form which was weird to me but it felt as if someone was actually giving me a face lift.

This Moisturizer was amazing. Super light weight, made my skin felt supple and hydrated. I loved this under my makeup as it didn’t break It up.

This had to be the best eye serum I’ve ever used. It really did help with my fine lines and wrinkles and really helped my eye area feel more defined and plump. It felt like a filler for my problem areas especially when I smile my little lines would show up more but this helped it tone them down.

This cleaner was very refreshing and clean on the skin. It doesn’t have a strong scent so that was great but it made me skin feel clean and my skin felt. It tightened up and my pores were less visible.

Benefits of using a lip plumper:

◦ Triple anti-aging action – collagen fiber contraction, protection of dermal supporting tissue, and anti-free radical action.

◦ Natural peptides to stimulate collagen and glycosaminoglycan synthesis, particularly hyaluronic acid, for more youthful looking lips

◦ Peptides and plant extracts provide plumping and firming

Usually when I use a plumper it’s more for when I apply a lipstick to give my lip that extra oomph and give them more of a plumped up look. I used this almost every other day alone and it really worked well by itself. I loved how it gave me the tingly feeling so I knew it was working right away.

I was extremely happy with these products and how well they worked for me. I’m very surprised with how well this company has taken its time to find ingredients that actually help woman’s skin. From reducing fine lines, to plumping your skin and making your lips look Kylie Jenner approved, this company know’s how to make a great product that works for you.

If you would like to check Phyto Swiss Cosmeceuticals you can do so Here.

Make sure you check out there VIP Club they have amazing deals on these products and more!!

**These Products were sent for Reviewing purposes. All opinions and thoughts are my own**

How I keep my Kids Clothes Smelling Amazing using Downy In wash Scent Booster

**I received this for reviewing purposes all opinions are my own** thank you Influenster for these Downy In wash Scent Booster Packets.

Being a mom of four I’m always on the run with my family. I always tend to have to catch up on all my laundry last minute doing that sometimes my clothes can be a bit messy to do because I have to have four loads to do with my two children being the smallest. I have to always be on top of their clothes the most so with Downey unstoppable’s in Wash Scent Booster my laundry can get nice and clean and smell delicious and with every wash.

One thing I really loved about these in wash scent boosters is, that I only need a little bit for the small load I would wash for my daughters laundry and it actually made the clothes smell amazing for two weeks even after storing it in the closet’s ! I would take their clothes out for school and their clothes will smell so amazing that I would just stay sniffing them All day. Hehe sounds crazy but you’d love them smell yourself if you used these to.

The way you use this is basically load up your washer with water. Open a pack of in wash scent booster from Downey. Pop a few in. If you don’t want to you don’t have to use a whole pack they’re great for one load but if washing a small loads awash I suggest using half a pack or even a handful and just throw them in there and they work great.

this is how they look outside the package. Sorry for the horrible photo my hands was orange from seasoning some food earlier and he horrible lighting. They smell so good! So if your looking for some amazing scent booster for your towels, clothes or anything really I must say these became a hit in my home!

Quick Dinner Recipe using Prego Sauce – Creamy Lemon Parmesan

So two nights ago I was very eager to make something super quick and easy and tasty and I decided to try out this delicious pasta sauce that’s new from Prego Sauce it’s there Creamy lemon Parmesan Sauce. I automatically thought yuck! To be honest because I’ve never tried a Sauce with lemon in it but after I made this dish it was super tasty and different. If you want to know how I made this dinner keep on reading.

I purchased a family pack of chicken cutlet tender pieces from Walmart those range from $8 or so for a big pack. I then bought two boxes of bow tie pasta, you can buy the expensive brand or like me since I like buying budget friendly I bought the great value brand for $1 a box. I then seasoned all the meat with some adobo,sazón and then whipped up some eggs since this will be in a chicken cutlet style . I breaded all the meat, put some oil into my frying pan and continued on with getting my pot ready to boil the water for the pasta. I heated up my small pot for lemon Parmesan sauce and waited for it to simmer. Don’t let it boil because then it will be extremely hot.

After boiling my pasta I then drained it and added some salt and butter for flavor. I decided not use any other type of pasta sauce since i wasn’t sure if my kids would like the sauce so they wanted plain noodles. I fried all my chicken and topped it with my pasta.

I definitely loved the tangy taste and how it went well with the chicken cutlet. It wasn’t too strong or weird tasting.

**I received this Prego Sauce in exchange for a review through Bzzagent** All opinions and thoughts and photos are my own**

Refreshing My Skin With Strology Skin* Skincare Products

Hey Beauties,

I know what your thinking another skincare review but guys honestly I’ve been loving skincare so much and my skin has been loving Strology Skin Skincare products. Let me tell you about this brand. Just founded in 2018 and a skincare lover like myself this company has everything that fits my skincare needs especially when it comes to foam Cleansing face washes. One thing I love about there foam face washes are the colors they come in. Each bottle has a bright colored liquid inside and when dispensed the foam comes out colorful. I love that! It makes it extra fun when washing my face with them. The Strology Skin foaming face washes have given my skin such a clean feeling with out drying, making my skin peel or feel tight. They have been really helpful in this Florida heat.

I didn’t know what to expect when I started using these products but…. I really love how their working on my skin and not making me have any reactions or breakouts.

Here are the products I received:

4 Mini Foaming Face Cleansers & 1 Oil-Free Moisturizing Summer Face Gel $19.99

Relaxing Lavender Foaming Face Cleanser With White Tea Tree & Witch Hazel $9.99

White Tea Extract

Incredible antioxidant


Skin-soothing properties

Witch Hazel Extract

Anti-irritating and soothing properties

Skin-cleansing and toning effects

• This has helped with my skins smoothness and it feels like my skin is more breathable and less clogged.

Deep Sea Foaming Face Cleanser With Plankton & Algae Extract $9.99

Algae Extract

Powerhouse of nutrients

Hydrates, softens, and detoxifies the skin

Replenishes essential vitamins and minerals

Plankton Extract

Provides anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, and anti-cellulite properties

Deeply moisturizing and soothing

Suitable for the sensitive and irritated skin

Vitamin C

May help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photodamage

Firms and tones the skin

Improves the appearance and texture of the skin

• My skin has been brighter, firmer and improved in overall appearance using this wash.

Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash Cleanser With Mulberry and Arnica Extract $9.99

Mulberry Extract

Found to lighten age spots and uneven skin tone

Has antioxidant and cleansing properties

Arnica Extract

Helps stimulate the skin for a fresh and rejuvenated complexion

Has been used for ages to soothe irritated skin and moisturize dry skin

Fruity Foaming Face Cleanser With Desert Fruit & Marrubium Extract $9.99

Desert Fruit Blend

Antioxidant and moisturizing properties

Protects and nourishes the skin for an improved skin complexion

May help fighting free-radicals and improve the appearance of prematurely aging skin

Marrubium Extract

Soothes sensitive and dry skin

Helps also soothe other skin irritations and blemishes

• The Marrubium Extract has helped with my dryness and sensitivity in my skin.

I honestly loved the dispenser on these foam containers. Super handy and it doesn’t pump an excess amount of foam so your using enough but not to much where your wasting it as well. I dislike dispensers that pump so much product and you know the saying a little goes a long way.

I honestly think this one had to be my favorite, they all were but I loved how this one left my face smelling and feeling. The fruity scent made me think of a tropical drink.

This Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer looks so cool and feels super refreshing on the skin. This light weight gel isn’t thick or sticky. I apply a small amount to my T-Zone area and massage it in. My skin feels very hydrated, supple and is great if you want to go out with a makeup free face. This gel moisturizer is also cruelty free and paraben free. That is one of my favorite things about using these skincare products.

Here are some Key Properties of the amazing Gel Moisturizer:

Watermelon Extract

◦ Rich in vitamin C and amino acids

◦ Powerful antioxidant

◦ Great for sun-damaged skin

◦ Promotes cell regeneration

Algae Extract

◦ Powerhouse of nutrients

◦ Hydrates softens and detoxifies the skin

◦ Replenishes essential vitamins and minerals

Kakadu Plum Extract

◦ Known to firm skin

◦ Can help fade dark spots

◦ Can help fade acne scarring

◦ Known to be a natural acne-fighter

◦ Powerful antioxidants

Hyaluronic Acid

◦ Incredible moisturizing properties

◦ Increases skin smoothness

As you can read above this gel moisturizer helps in so many ways, for being my age it’s vey important that I start taking care of my skin from the inside out and reduce any signs of aging now. I loved how I used it under my makeup and it didn’t separate it or make my makeup look patchy. My skin has been feeling plump and much more firmer since I’ve been using this. I love using this at night the most so it could stay in my skin while I sleep and I wake up with my skin nice and plump.

Super Refreshing and clean feeling skin is all I need using these products. This mama is loving these and is happy to have reviewed them. Thank you to the Strology Team for sending me these face washes and the Oil free Moisturizer.

(Information and Product Details were used from there website for more knowledge on what ingredients are used in these products) All opinions and photos are my own*

So What Do You Think?? Aren’t these face washes amazing !! Plus if you use my PROMO CODE: MARIELLI You will get 50% your entire order when you purchase from there site Strology Skin

Check them out on there Social Media:

FB-Strology Skin Facebook Page

Twitter-Strology Skin Twitter Page

Instagram-Strology Skin Instagram Page

Light Salad Using Pearls Italian Herb Infused Large Ripe Olives Recipe*

Hello Beauties,

Today I have a recipe to share that I love having while I’m on the go or at home for a quick meal before dinner.

I used large Romaine Lettuce for this ( one head is fine) wash throughly and cut into pieces.

Italian Dressing – I use Walmart’s brand you can add as much or as little as you please.

Pearl Italian Herb Infused Black Olives- one whole small cup is a good size for a small salad.

Taco blend Cheese- Walmart Brand I used a small handful for my bowl.

These Olives were a great add on to my salad the Italian flavor infused was a perfect touch and wasn’t too strong. They were a perfect size and tasted delicious.

*Thank you to BazaarVoice And Pearls Olive Company for sending me these delicious Olives**

Fun in the Sun using Bare Republic Sunscreens*

Hey Beauties,

Today I’m talking about skincare, not just the ordinary face cleansing and cleaning bits but actually taking care of your skin from the inside out. Bare republic sunscreen has been apart of my daily life and it has helped me and my family protect our skin from the sun’s damaging rays. I can admit now, I don’t always use sunscreen but now that I’m getting older I need to protect my skin more then ever. That’s why I love using the Bare Republic Sunscreens. I’m so excited to tell you guys about these products not only because there amazing but because there Vegan,Cruelty Free and Non GMO. Ive been switching all my makeup and skincare to vegan and cruelty free,plus I’m loving the way these products are treating my skin. You’ll definitely love these products here’s why!

  • Bare Republic Eco-Active Haircare UV 5-in-1 Mist.
  • Smells amazing, protects against UV rays, lightweight, adds shine, tames frizz while also conditioning hair.

I loved this mist, it definitely gives me tropical vibes because of the smell. This also is enhanced with Macadamia seed oil, Monoi Oil, Baobab extract. I love that there’s a spray like this that can protect my hair because honestly speaking our hair is exposed to the sun just as much as our skin, so why not protect that too? This can used on damp or dry hair and on all hair types.

One thing I loved about this, is that the spray pump sprays a generous amount of product onto the hair and it makes it shiny on the spot. I used this on my daughters curly hair and she loved the way it made her hair feel nice and smooth.

She insisted we take a picture because we finally found a product that doesn’t smell strong or harm our hair.

This After Sun Spray Mist smells so refreshing and feels great on the skin.It’s super light and smells like a cocktail. This is great for people who are active outside or even for everyday use. Great for mild to just sunburned skin this spray is great on all skin types as well. I love that it has aloe Vera plus seaweed because the aloe Vera cools your burn while the seaweed is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

This has to be my all time favorite kind of sunscreen this Mineral Whipped Mousse is super light and airy. It comes out super fluffy and feels like nothing is on your skin. My daughter loved the way it felt on her skin and she was able to apply it herself. It has a wonderful light blended scent of coconut vanilla, with SPF 30 you know your skin will be protected all day.

This wonderful Mineral Coco-Mango Sunscreen is amazing it’s light,non greasy and stays on your skin providing you protection from UVA & UVB rays. This applies with a white finish when sprayed and when rubbed in it leaves your skin with a light scent. I did have to rub it generously for a bit for it to take the white color off my skin. It dries fast so you have to be quick when applying on children as it will leave a texture of the spray on there skin.

I’m very happy I was able to try these products out my family loves them. There great for the pool, beach and everyday activities. Fun and colorful packaging, Reef Friendly, Environmentally friendly, and all natural scents these sunscreens were a hit with us !

Thank you so much Bare Republic for sending me these amazing products, you made me love being in the sun more using your products ☺️

**These Products were sent for reviewing purposes all opinions and thoughts are my own** Photos are my own**All Product(s) sent to me for review will be posted with an *

Have you tried these products before ? Comment down below !

Want to check out there products ? Click the link – GoBareOutside

Pricing for products:

Moisturizing Aloe Vera & Seaweed After Sun-Screen Spray – $12.99

Mineral SPF 30 Sport Coco-Mango Sunscreen Spray – $14.99

Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen Mousse –$16.99

UV protecting 5-in-1Mist – $14.99

My Mini Vacation To Treasure Island 🌴

Recently me and my family went to a family party by Treasure Island in Tampa,Florida. This was our first time going to a different part of Florida since we’re always cooped up in Orlando. We had so much fun there. My kids loved enjoying the fun sand by the dining areas. The sand was so clean and there was such beautiful seashells. We collected so many and have them in a giant jar now. My husbands uncles daughter has a cake shop and she made some delicious cupcakes my favorite was the coconut one and key lime pie. When I tell you these are amazing they are, they have so much flavor. I’ve never had a cupcake that was so moist but creamy too. Anyways, let’s get back to this mini vacation.

I think my favorite thing when we went out was feeling so at peace and being able to feel stress free. Sometimes we need to get away from everything and just catch a breather. I felt like all my worries and thoughts were gone. I loved watching the sun go down and chatting with family that we haven’t seen in a while. Something about tranquility and peace makes me feel so calm and relaxed. Lord knows I needed some of that for a few days. Life’s hectic and sometimes I need to just be away from my house and everyone’s crazy life antics. So till next time have a great week !!

Xox – Marielli 💕

If you want more blog posts like this let me know.

Just an update… I haven’t been on because I’ve been trying to get away from social media for a bit but have been focusing on creating more content for my makeup Instagram page. I’ll be back on my blog soon and post more.

It would be awesome if you followed me @makeuplikeamom let me know out from my blog.

The Benefits of Using A Michael Todd Sonic Clear Elite Facial Brush Cleanser Plus Review

Hey Beauties,

Today’s topic? SKIN CARE!! If you have been a subscriber of mine for a while you know I love skin care products and anything that is going to help my skin stay glowing and healthy. Recently I was sent this amazing package from The Micheal Todd Company.  Since I’m a skincare lover they sent me this super cool tool to use with my skincare products as an add-on to my routine. I instantly fell in love with the design and facial scrubs and washes they sent me to use with the Sonic Elite. This Sonic Elite cleanser is amazing. Why you ask? Let me tell you why. This tool not only comes with an amazing charging base and is travel-friendly but it also can be used on the face and body (additional heads) may be purchased. This anti-microbial facial cleanser costs only $149.

Its rechargeable battery lasts you a whole weeks worth of uses or longer without a single charge (from my experience using it) all depends on the number of times you use it. It can last longer if not used frequently. Its dermatologist tested and cleanses up to 7x better than your hands getting rid of more dirt, oils, and impurities in the skin. One thing I absolutely love about this facial cleansing system is that it actually makes your skin feel refreshed. This cleanser is not like many others. It has six different speed settings, a “sea boost” feature where it intensifies cleansing process. On top of that, there are 20,000 bristles that move at 18,000 times per minute!

This is the Pumpkin Facial Mask, this mask has many features one that I love is , its great for all skin types.

This Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub has to be one of my favorites. It feels so refreshing and cool on my skin. It has a very soft supple feel when applying. I leave this on for a few minutes making sure I don’t let it dry out then wash off using the sonic elite.

This honey and Oat cleanser smells so nice. It’s like oatmeal in a bottle. So gentle, yet effective and makes your pores feel polished.

As you can see my skin has been loving these products. You can buy them Here. I promise you won’t regret it and your skin will love the results.

If you like posts like these let me know in the comments down below!!

Xo – Marielli

My Favorite Skincare brands right now

Hey Beauties,

Today I’m talking about my favorite skincare brands that have been transforming my skin from blah to bam💥 . These has all have given me glowing and refreshing looking skin. I’m talking all products from sheet masks to essence. Since I started this skincare routine my skin has went from dry, oily and combination skin to smooth,soft and supple youthful looking. Most of these products range from $40 and under so your not spending so much and they really do work wonders on your skin.

Origins Modern Friction – this microdermabrasion is very gentle on my skin, I have combination skin and when I used this at first it felt very gritty and it has a texture to it like sandpaper but after it’s on and rinsed off your skin feels so smooth and refreshed.

MISSHA – The First Treatment Essence I use this after I double cleanse my skin. It’s kind of like micellar water or tonic water for your skin. It leaves its feeling clean and brand new.

Your Good Skin Balancing Skin Concentrate – lately I’ve been loving the Your Good Skin brand. Honestly I don’t know how my skin would be without there products. This cream has worked so well on my skin. I apply this under or even over my makeup after it’s all washed up and cleaned. This makes my skin feel so relaxed and smooth.

Elizavecca Power Ringer Sheet Masks – These sheet masks are amazing and smell so good. My favorite is this tea tree mask, it has benefits of healing acne, works on dry cuticles and can even be used as a household cleaner. I love using this sheet mask cool. It feels so calming on the skin and it actually has helps with my pimples.

Feelxo Sheet Masks – Glowing Marigold Mask this Mask is especially good for anyone who wants a revitalized feeling in there skin even , when your skin is just feeling a bit drab and you want a glowing look

Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer – When it comes to a good cream especially for my face and neck area I love something that’s going to make my skin feel supple but also hydrated without having to keep reapplying. This cream has been it! I love the way it’s thick but not too thick where it feels like it’s pasty or tacky on the skin.

Michael Todd Beauty Jojoba Charcoal – This has to be one of my second favorites in my skincare routine because it removes all the impurities in my skin without over drying and exfoliates my skin making it glow.

Here are the sites you can purchase these amazing products !!

Body Merry



Your Good Skin


Michael Todd Beauty


Hope you all liked this type of post let me know down below if you want to see more skincare posts 💕

X – Marielli

The Sunshine ☀️Blogger Award

Hey Beauties,

I was recently nominated by the sweet Kendra from Sunshine in her Soul blog. She nominated me and a few other amazing bloggers for this award and asked us some questions. Here are the questions she asked and my answers. Rules are listed down below for the award.


1. Thank the blogger who nominated you by linking their blog in your post

2. Answer the questions at the bottom of this post in your own blog post

3. Nominate eleven blogs with eleven questions

4. List the rules, as well as the Sunshine Award Logo, on your post

My Answers to Kendra’s Questions.

1.What’s your all time favorite movie and why? I love 13 Ghosts, it’s a horror movie. It’s Very old and the reason why I love the movie is because even though out of all the ghosts stories the mothers love was the one that broke the lock for all the bad spirits to be freed.

2.What’s the story behind your blog name? As a mom I believe every mother has her own look, wether it be classy or comfortable or just a mom bun and some pajamas and flip flops. Every mom does there makeup to look done up but not over the top. So you would makeup your self up like a mom.

3.Coffee, tea, or neither? I actually love both. I love raspberry zinger tea with a small amount of milk and some brown sugar. For my coffee I drink both cold and hold coffee. My favorite is caramel frappe with whipped cream. Hot coffee, I’m a light and sweet type of girl.

4.What’s your favorite topic to blog about? I started blogging normally about makeup but now it’s a combo of makeup,skincare and lifestyle posts.

5.How do you relax/unwind after a long day? Hmm, this one is a bit tough I really love to read so that would be a favorite of mine. I love reading short stories or criminal case books.

6.Do you own any pets? Unfortunately I don’t have any pets right now but hope to get a short haired dog or teacup Yorker since my daughter has bad allergies.

7.What’s your writing routine? My writing routine right now is basically writing blog post topics on my notes app on my iPhone then I’d start drafting them on my laptop.

8.What is your favorite place to visit and why? Honestly I love sitting by the corner of the window in my living room and just sit down and watch the kids play outside. Something about this and seeing my daughters play makes me feel so peaceful with there laughter and seeing how adventurous they are and carefree.

9.What’s your goal for your blog? My goal for my blog right now is to be able to get more posts done every week and to repack 1k it more followers.

10.Top favorite app to edit your blog photos. and why? Since I have an iPhone 8 I use pic monkey. PicMonkey is great for creating your own edited photos with cute filters or color correcting your flat lays. I also love snap-seed. I use this for brightening any backgrounds, add fonts, cropping and resizing pictures. I also love pic collage. With this app I can make different styles of collages, add cute frames and borders.

11.What’s your favorite part of each week? My favorite part of each week is that it’s a new beginning to start over and forget the week that past. Sometimes we just need a restart to focus on new and better things when things go wrong.

My questions:

  • What made you get into blogging?
  • Do you use blogger before you started blogging ?
  • What are some of your favorite You tubers?
  • Have you ever traveled outside of your city, state?
  • What are some tips you would give to a newbie blogger?
  • What are some platforms or social media would you say gets you the most blog traffic ?

I tag anyone who wants to do this ☺️ and don’t forget to tag me back!