For those of you that watched my Fashion Week coverage, will know I was lucky enough to attend the book launch event for Maria Hatzistefanis’s new book “Overnight Success”. It was a great night with host Alexa Chung interviewing Maria on how she achieved such dizzying heights of success overnight. Well the title of the book is tongue in cheek as Maria Hatzistefanis’s company Rodial was not an overnight success but took years of trail and error and a lot of dedication and hard work.

It was interesting to learn about how a startup is formed and how a woman owned company fares in a male dominated arena. And the truly amazing feat of breaking into such a saturated industry and standing out. The night ended with a wonderful swag bag which included along with a copy of her book a full-sized bottle of her signature product Snake Serum.

I have been complimented on my skin multiple over the last month from both my mom and friends, got to love that!

I have been using Rodial’s Snake Serum for about a month now and my skin does have a wonderful glow about it. I have been complimented on my skin multiple times over the last month from both my mom and my friends, you have to love that! Now if I could just find a serum that would do the same thing for my hair.

this is a moderately priced serum that really packs a punch

Snake Serum is a mid-ranged priced serum. Not cheap but not exorbitant. Priced at about $120 it is an affordable luxury. To help it last longer I use it with a less expensive serum. I use the Snake Serum in the morning and a less expensive serum in the evening. So if you are on a budget but want to benefit from wonders of this serum I would use once a day to make it last longer. You can get it here on Amazon

And for those of you who can afford it, this is a moderately priced serum that really packs a punch. So I say go for it!


Allie founder and creative director for ALLIE NYC

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  1. jane
    May 22, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Sounds like a great serum though quite pricey
    Love your review

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  2. Jackie Harrison
    May 22, 2018 / 10:25 am

    I like a good serum and this one sounds like the right product to try thanks for the review.

  3. May 22, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    Snake serum! How cool- and so glad it’s working for you! Might have to try it out- I’m always on the hunt for good skincare!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. May 22, 2018 / 3:12 pm

    That was a fun evening! I still haven’t even opened my bottle Snake Serum yet because I have so much other skincare that I need to use up first.

  5. May 22, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    $120 for a serum? Ha… I’m cheap so I’ll probably say it is expensive. Lol!! -Having said that if it works, then I suppose it can be overlooked. Great honest review Allie.
    Have a blessed week. 🙂

  6. May 22, 2018 / 8:48 pm

    As usual very interesting post) thanks a lot for sharing!

  7. May 22, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    That serum sounds fantastic!

  8. May 23, 2018 / 2:42 am

    Isn’t snake serum used in a lot of Korean skincare beauty products? I’ve never tried this myself but it sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing !

    xo Samantha

  9. May 23, 2018 / 3:17 am

    Rodial is one of my favourite skincare brands, it’s pricey but very very very good so it’s no surprise you see the improvement. xx

  10. May 24, 2018 / 1:13 am

    This serum sounds absolutely divine and like it is definitely worth the price. The book launch sounds like it was absolutely incredible to attend!

  11. May 24, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    I have used Rodial products and love them. I have not bought this serum but it sounds interesting and relatively reasonable price-wise if it does work. Thanks for sharing.

  12. May 24, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Oh that sounds like an exciting event – especially because she was interviewed by Alexa Chung!
    I have to try out this serum asap!
    xx, Carmen –

  13. May 25, 2018 / 12:56 am

    A little bit pricey, but quite an interesting product nevertheless. Thanks for the review dear!

    Jessica |

  14. May 28, 2018 / 11:41 pm

    I am so glad that you enjoyed this night out. It is very difficult for women entrepreneurs. This serum sounds like it is indeed a great product. Thank you so much for sharing it. It does sound like a great find and an affordable luxury, just as you say. I hope you are enjoying the long weekend.

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