Monday, September 19, 2016

My Experience with YoDerm


Today I am here to talk about my experience with YoDerm. You all know that I like to be upfront, so I did receive a consultation for free from YoDerm. Some of the pictures used in this post are courtesy of YoDerm and some pictures are my own. You have 8 Board Certified Dermatologists that you can choose from, however, some are only for certain locations. When you sign up and put your information in, you will be given the option between two Dermatologists that would be the best fit for you. I chose Dr.Kober who is certified in California, New York and of course Florida. 

When you first sign up, you will be asked to provide medical history. For example, acne treatments you have used in the past, medical conditions you may have, if you take any prescriptions and your allergies if any. Then you move on to taking pictures of your face. 
You take pictures of the right side, left side and the front of your face. You also have the option to add pictures from your back, arms, trunk(?) and "other" if you are having issues in that area.

My biggest skin care issues at the moment is the hyperpigmentation that I have as well as blackheads. You can see I don't really have pimples that much, yes I do get them occasionally. I actually had a few when I took these pictures, but you can't really see them. Sometimes it's annoying to take pictures because it can wash all of your problems away...if only right?! 

Anyhoo. I was prescribed two medications. A spot treatments (Dapsone) and something to apply to my face at night (Tretinoin). Dapsone is a 5% Aczone gel and Tretinoin is a 0.05% Retinoid. Will there be a before and after picture? No.

This is what my dashboard looks like specifically. I did block out my pharmacy information, otherwise everything is readable. 

I am leaving it small, if you really want to read it, I suggest making it bigger, it is quite long.

My entire experience with YoDerm was quite positive. The site is VERY easy to use and the Dermatologists are very helpful and so nice! They do also help you out if you are unable to pay for what they prescribe you! They can find you something cheaper or give you coupons if they are unable too! I love that they are able to help you in any way you need it!

My entire experience from start to finish (I have about a month until my follow-up) has been absolutely positive! It is a pretty straight forward website if you really think about it. They do also give you options for over the counter treatments. My over the counter treatment suggestions were Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash and EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46 Sunscreen.
I have used the Neutrogena in the past and thought it was okay, but I couldn't find the EltaMD in stores, so I think it may be online only. I stuck with my own sunscreen because I didn't feel the need to go out and purchase a new one that is actually kind of expensive. 

I think my favorite part of YoDerm is the fact that it is easy to use and you get to talk to an actual dermatologist if you are unable to see one in person. While yes it isn't the same, but you still get help with your skin! 

I do think that people with more severe acne or with skin worse then mine would benefit better from this website then I did. While I did benefit from it, I don't feel that I got the best benefits because my skin wasn't as bad as it has been in the past. I do suggest trying it out though!

You can sign up and go through your consultation at

Sunday, August 28, 2016

China Glaze It's Alive!

Purchased Myself
Hey everyone!

How are you doing?! Well I hope!

I'm putting this post early because I might be a little delayed on new posts except the couple I already have pictures added too. I have no idea what happened but the screen on my laptop is broken and I'm hoping we can get it fixed quickly :( so please please bare with me!! :(

Today's post is one I debated about putting up because it was a LE polish back in 2011 from China Glaze's Haunted Halloween collection. I'm sure you can find this on eBay and Amazon for reasonably cheap. I posted a picture on Instagram and it was pretty popular (for me at least) so I figured that I would put it here and show everyone! :D

This is definitely one of my favorite polishes. The only big downfall with this polish is that it is so thick it's kind of hard to manage. Once you get it on though it's gorgeous!

The reason my Pinky and Index finger look a little weird is because I topped with this Ghoulish Glow (China Glaze's Glow In The Dark polish) and it was a little thicker on those two nails. hah

This is 2 coats of polish. You do definitely need 2 coats for this unless you put it over another polish, which why would you?! :P It's so...just so gorgeous!
Isn't this just so sexy and gorgeous! Mmm! I need to find another bottle of this because this one is actually close to being empty, that's how much I've used it! :O

What do you think of this polish?!

Own Skin Health Refining Moisture Night Cream

Hello Lovelies!!

Today's post is a part of my Skincare series. Honestly, I've been slacking hardcore on this! I was supposed to be already finished with this entire series, but with moving and other various things that have been going on, it just got put on the back burner. along with other things. BUT, I am back with a vengeance and my fruity booty is ready to work!

I got this product from iFabbo for free, that fact does NOT change my opinion in anyway. So with that being said this product is available at Ulta and retails for $24.99. Own is a Anti-Aging skin care line that is formulated to work with your own bio-chemistry. (scientific aye?!) I really love that aspect of the products this company makes. This product is a Retinol-free formula. It Does not cause irritation, redness or flakiness. It is Dermatologist-testet, Fragrance-free, Paraben-free, and Sulfate-free. This product is also Cruelty free, gluten free, non-GMO and Vegan. So it the brand itself is pretty sweet. 

I've been testing this product out for a few months and while I do like it, I definitely think it would be better suited for someone who has drier skin. I myself have oily skin and since it is getting hotter here in Florida, my skin has been more oily. So for me, this is more of a Winter moisturizer than a Spring/Summer moisturizer. This does NOT free greasy at all and I really love that it sinks into the skin rather quickly. Those are two qualities that I really look for in a moisturizer. I'm not too crazy fond of the smell though which really stinks because it is such a wonderful product. When I put it on at night and woke up, my skin was luminous and felt rejuvenated. 

I definitely recommend this if you have more mature skin, or just dryer skin period. For someone who has oily skin, it is definitely a bit heavy for me. Oh! It is worth mentioning that this did not break me out or make my skin flare up in any way, which I also greatly appreciate. 

What is on my finger right now, is MORE than enough for my face, it actually could be a little bit too much actually. A little bit of this goes a loooong way.!

You can purchase this on Own's website or at 

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for free for review by iFabbo. All opinions are 100% my own 

Interviewing Jim Dean Park President of Busch Gardens about Cobra's Curse

This interview is from Media day for Cobra's Curse.

JD: Hello, I am Jim Dean and I am the President of Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Tampa.
Me: Hello Mr.Dean! It's a pleasure to finally be able to meet you!

Me: Why do you think that it is important to have thrill rides that the entire family can ride?
JD: Well, we want to appeal to the whole family and we got have got some of the best roller coaster in the world with Sheikra, Montu, and Kumba. Falcon's Fury is one of the greatest drop towers ever. We want to make sure that we offered an attractions for the entire family, even four and five year old kids can ride Cobra's Curse.
Me: That is fantastic! My entire family including my Niece who is four is waiting with anticipation for the ride to open! It's all she has talked about for the past couple of weeks!

Me: So, I saw on Facebook that you have actually ridden the coaster a few times! What is your favorite part?
JD: Everybody is going to say that the spinning is their favorite part. Coming off of the vertical lift to the snakes mouth, that is pretty fun. Then you dive out into the Serengeti where you are going forward. When the spinning starts though, the real fun happens! You never know how your cart will spin. It's different each time. 

Me: This is unrelated to Cobra's Curse, but on Monday I was in park and I heard a woman complaining. She was complaining that every time a new ride comes out, it has been a roller coaster or Falcon's Fury. Do you have any plans to replace Gwazi or Tidal Wave with something that is for those people out there, who are not coaster enthusiasts? 
JD: We are always looking at our attractions across the park to make sure we are maximizing our geography. We have got so much real estate! With Gwazi, it was simply just time for a change, as was the same for Tidal Wave. We are looking at some things, but they take years to bring to fruition. We are indeed looking at attractions that are not major roller coasters. We want to make sure we offer things to families.
Me: Are there any plans to build any rides that are disabled friendly?
JD: Sure! Do you have any ideas?

Me: I was talking to a woman on Twitter and she suggested maybe carnival type rides. Or something that is easy to get those who are confined to wheelchairs on and off, without much effort. 
JD: Sand Serpent is a family ride. We would love to add more of those. I've even seen children in wheelchairs riding Falcon's Fury! That must be such a thrill for them to be able to ride it! 
Me: Oh indeed! I couldn't even imagine riding Falcon's Fury myself! My Grandmother wants to ride it and she is 80 years old!
JD: Bring her on over!

A huge Thank you to Mr.Dean for allowing me to interview him on Media Day! I wasn't on his list of interviewers and he took the time to talk to me! It was so kind of him and it was such a pleasure to finally be able to meet him! I have only ever heard such great things about him and I am so glad that we have him as the Park President!