Vou Pre – A Luxury Skincare Line Like No Other

Filters are great, but great skin is better. A healthy, glowing complexion lays the foundation for a youthful and radiant appearance. And as a self-professed lover of all things luxury, I pamper my skin with only the most decadent products.  Although it may seem more fun to splurge on a new pair of Louboutins, investing time and money into your skincare routine is the only way to naturally slow down the aging process, and even red bottoms can’t do that! Your future self will thank you.

Vou Pre is a female-formulated, skincare line for only the most discerning clientele. Crafted from the finest dermatologist tested ingredients, the Vou Pre line is poised to revolutionize skincare for many different skin types and concerns. Backed by extensive scientific research, the transformative formulas contain some of the most powerful ingredients in the modern skincare industry, like soluble collagen, zeolite, dragon fruit extract, and cannabis sativa oil (just to name a few).

Vou Pre Aqua Collection

Although I love to call New York City home, the arctic winter temperatures in the concrete jungle wreak havoc on my skin. The Vou Pre Aqua Collection is a savior for my dry and flaky complexion that is so desperately in need of some TLC. A comprehensive skin care regime formulated for dry skin, the Vou Pre Aqua Collection contains everything you need for a multi-sensory, spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home. The Vou Pre Aqua Collection contains the items below and VouPre suggests using them in the following order:

1. Microneedle Roller

2. Aqua Melting Mask

3. Mask Application Brush

4. Aqua Hydration Serum

5. Aqua Nano Cream

At the very beginning of the pamper session is perhaps the most important step of all – prepping the skin with the .3mm micro needle roller (also referred to as a dermal roller).

The Vou Pre Microneedle Roller

For those of you not familiar with microneedling, it’s a minimally-invasive treatment during which tiny needles puncture the skin to create micro-injuries, which rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen and elastin production. Having previously received microneedling treatments only in a spa-like setting, I was initially hesitant to use the tool on myself without any formal training. But with modern advancements in technology, at-home microneedling treatments with a dermal roller are safe and easy to use at home. The Vou Pre dermal roller resembles a miniature paint roller covered with tiny needles and it’s not much bigger than a shaving razor. I found the device to be extremely user-friendly and relatively painless, and when used consistently, the dermal roller has a myriad of benefits that make it a no-brainer. The benefits of microneedling in general include the following:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves and corrects hyperpigmentation, skin discoloration, and other skin irregularities
  • Reduces large pores
  • Improves scarring caused by acne or other skin injuries
  • Tightens skin
  • Increases product absorption up to 90%


The Vou Pre Microneedle Roller

Vou Pre recommends starting with the Dermal Roller once a week before bedtime, ultimately working towards using it 2-3 times per week. I’ve seemlessly incorporated the dermal roller into my routine and learned first-hand that some of the benefits are instantly noticeable – right after I use the dermal roller I can immediately see that my skin is better able to absorb the products that follow in the collection. And my skin is noticeably softer and more supple.

The Aqua Melting Mask
The Aqua Melting Mask

The Aqua Melting Mask differs from most other masks I’m accustomed to, in that it’s meant to be left on the skin rather than rinsed off.  Using the mask application brush, you generously apply to all areas of the face and let it sit for 10 minutes before massaging it into the skin. Now that I’ve been using it for a few weeks, I’ve grown quite fond of allowing the mask to fully absorb into the skin (without rinsing) and my face is noticeably softer after using the mask. And did I mention how amazing it smells?

The Aqua Ultra Hydration Serum
Aqua Ultra Hydration Serum

The Aqua Ultra Hydration Serum is considerably thicker than serums I’ve used in the past, but it’s hydrating effects are indisputable. With a convenient dropper for easy application, the VouPre serum glides on smoothly and left no greasy residue.

Vou Pre Aqua Nano Cream

The Aqua Nano Cream is the last step in the Vou Pre Aqua Collection and rich enough to lock in just the right amount of moisture. It’s silky in texture, spreads easily, and doesn’t leave any greasy residue on the skin. And its very subtle fragrance is a refreshing departure from some of the heavily perfumed creams on the market. When used concurrently with the Aqua Melting Mask and Ultra Hydration Serum, the Aqua Nano Cream will effectively restore hydration to even the driest skin.

In addition to the hydrating products in the Aqua Collection, I’ve also been using the Vou Pre Radiance Facial Cleanser and Vita C Serum, both of which have become staples in my daily skincare regimen.

Vou Pre Vita C Serum and Radiance Facial Cleanser

In the past I had always relied on facial wipes to remove my makeup, but was looking for an alternative in the interest of sustainability, as wipes are some of the most wasteful products in the world. I was thrilled to discover just how quickly and efficiently the Vou Pre Radiance Facial Cleanser works to remove the makeup and grime accumulated during my hectic days pounding the pavement in NYC.

The Vou Pre Vita C is a nutrient-rich serum formulated to both balance uneven skin tone and restore a healthy, glowing complexion. I love applying the Vita C serum before makeup in the morning, which keeps my skin feeling nourished all day long.

Filters don’t follow you around in real life and taking care is your skin is more important than covering it up. Aging is a fact of life, but looking your age is not. The Vou Pre skincare line is an excellent approach to aging gracefully and slowing down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you haven’t tried the Vou Pre products, what are you waiting for?

Mom’s Best Health & Beauty Must-Haves

VIIcode Eye Mask

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As a busy mom of two very active toddlers, it’s difficult to get as much sleep as I’d like and it sometimes feels like I’m burning the candle at both ends. Much to my dismay, my first glimpse of the mirror in the morning often reveals unsightly dark under-eye circles and puffiness. Eager to combat the signs of aging while desperately clinging to my youthful appearance, I embarked on a quest to find a product that would erase my under-eye bags and tired expression. After discovering the VIIcode product line, I was most intrigued by the VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask, an 8-hour overnight treatment. I  experimented with these masks 2-3 times per week over the course of three weeks, and it couldn’t have been easier – simply peel, stick and sleep! I stored the masks in my refrigerator and the cool jelly strip was so refreshing upon application. Despite clocking an average of only 6-7 hours of sleep most nights, my under-eye areas appeared visibly replenished with increased elasticity and hydration. Why hide behind dark sunglasses when you can trick people into thinking your kids let you get 8 hours of beauty sleep every night?


VOLO GO Cordless HairdryerVOLO2

Imagine a world where you can pack your child’s lunch for school and blow-dry your hair at the same time. Introducing the VOLO GO – the world’s very first cordless hairdryer that enables moms everywhere to further fine-tune their multitasking abilities! The VOLO Go’s innovative technology and sleek design allow you to move around freely without being tethered to an electrical outlet, and you can forget about tripping over bothersome tangled cords! Powered by the same lithium-ion battery cells found in electric cars, the VOLO Go is energy efficient and utilizes quartz infrared light and heat to dry hair from the inside out, reducing the time you spend drying your hair. Not only is VOLO Go faster, but its also protects your tresses from breakage and nourishes hair like no other dryer on the market. Click here to pre-order your own!


Outdoor Voices Compression Leggings

Outdoor voices leggings

As expectant moms, we know our lives will never be the same, but we are seldom prepared to accept our post-baby bodies. For nine months we endure the rigorous physical hardships of pregnancy, but then our babies are born and we are expected to immediately snap back into our pre-baby shape.  In reality, new moms have little energy to care for their newborns, and understandably exercise is no longer a priority.  New moms – fear not! I’ve discovered game-changing active wear that will help you fake it ’til you make it. Outdoor Voices’ line of compression leggings sculpts, lifts and tones to conceal problem areas and give you an instant confidence boost. Rest assured, these leggings aren’t manufactured from conventional stretchy mesh. The thick textured polyester/spandex blend applies gentle pressure that not only makes you feel locked and loaded, but also improves blood flow and circulation.


Bellabeat Health Tracker


To the unassuming onlooker, the Bellabeat Health Tracker appears to be nothing more than a decorative pendant.  Only upon further digging did I discover the wide range of capabilities this pendant boasts, all designed for monitoring and optimizing women’s health. The perfect harmony of beauty and functionality, the Bellabeat Health Tracker is poised to revolutionize women’s preventative healthcare. Much like other activity trackers on the market, the leaf tracks steps taken and sleep quality. When paired with the app, however, you are also given the opportunity to view your ovulation, premenstrual and period days at a glance. And a soothing voice offers guided breathing and meditation exercises to help you take control of stressful situations, setting it apart from other fitness offerings. Finally, women everywhere are able to take their health by the reigns without having to wear a bulky plastic apparatus!