An outlet for my makeup obsession

Category: Skincare

Current Skincare Routine


Low Maintenance Morning 

Cleanse / I’ll wake up and splash water on my face because I don’t apply anything before the gym. If it feels like I have product build up on my face, I’ll go in with a little bit of Philosophy cleanser to freshen up before I head out of my apartment.  A little goes a long way and I always grab a backup of this moisturizing cleanser when the Sephora sale comes around.

After I workout I use NUDE Skincare Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash in the shower. It gives a light exfoliating scrub and lasts FOREVER because it’s one of those that come in dry powder form and becomes a cleanser once you have water on your hands.

Treat / Nip + Fab Glycolic acid pads are a miracle product and I always grossly find that there is stuff on the pad after I’m certain my skin is clean! These are crucial to keeping away acne and clearing my pores.

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Makeup on my mind |Powders per oz, Sunset palettes, & Sunday Riley

For today’s post I wanted to just talk about makeup.  I think about makeup a lot… so I thought it would be fun to hang out here and write it all down.   Hope you’re having a great hump day and the rest of your week flies by!

I recently did a Sephora order that showed as delivered… but wasn’t.  I was a little freaked out and contacted customer service.  To my surprise they immediately reshipped it out to me! I was not expecting that kind of a quick response and it made my day.

setting powder

I had ordered the new Urban Decay Velvetizer powder and the Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Filtered Light Setting Powder. I plan on using the Velvetizer as a last step over my blush, bronzer, and t-zone to lock everything in and take away shine. It is meant for mixing in with foundations but the texture looks amazing as a SUPER- mattifying powder. I will report back on how well it works both ways.

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Lightweight Foundations for Oily Skin

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With the weather heating up, I find myself leaning toward lighter coverage foundations. I’ve mentioned before that I think one of the prettiest looks is “model” skin.  I try to achieve this look with an almost- transparent foundation that evens out my skintone and doesn’t look dull or cakey.


After I put a lightweight foundation on, I still add concealer, setting powder, under eye powders, bronzer, contour, blush, highlight, etc.  The end result still ends up looking quite full coverage.  There are also days where I just do a sheer base, mascara, lip gloss, and I’m done. The following foundations work for both looks.  I am very oily so even my lightweight foundations need to do some work to stay on my skin.

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April 2017 Favorites

Happy May! April was full of goodies for me. I think I’m mentioning like four pairs of shoes, so don’t read the Style section if you are trying to save money. 🙂 Sorry for not posting much last week, I had a little medical emergency where my thumb got in the way of a kitchen knife at the beginning of the week, then I headed out on vacation.



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Skincare Rant & Origins Review

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Lately Asian skincare, Deciem, and The Ordinary have been more tempting than ever before to me because they have focused active ingredients at lower prices. Even a brand like Lush with all natural ingredients and wheat/minerals/fruit etc. in them aren’t doing all that much for the skin. Chemicals aren’t all bad- they’re targeted and effective in the right amounts.  Putting tea tree oil on a zit or mixing up yogurt and eye whites for a DIY mask isn’t always the most effective way to treat skin problems.  It’s difficult to know what will actually work for skincare. For example, the other day I saw a powder meant to mix into smoothies claiming to boost collagen. Collagen can’t be absorbed effectively in that method, so it is pointless. 

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March 2017 Favorites


I have lots of favorites this month due to the fact that the season is changing and Spring is here! Check out my March 2017 favorites.




Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer / There’s a part of me that can’t help but love Too Faced cutesy packaging. Many of their products are quite gimmicky, and I thought this was going to be one of them. Once I finally swatched it though, I decided to purchase it from Sephora. I like to use it as blush or swirl it all over my face to give myself a glow and blend my makeup.

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Amazon Beauty Favorites

I’m a self- proclaimed Amazon junkie. There is no better or more convenient place for finding a good deal. I have found some major treasures browsing Amazon that I would like to share. These are all tried and true products for me that I would definitely recommend and repurchase!



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February 2017 Favorites

Hi everyone! This February has been a good one. I hope you had a good Valentines day, whether single or in a relationship.  It’s been an exciting time to start seeing all the new products that makeup and fashion brands come out with for spring and summer. Something about this time of year always gets me in trouble and makes me want to buy shoes… is anyone else like that? Anyway, keep reading to hear my favorites from this past month.


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Trying Aloe & Charcoal Skincare | DERMA-E Review

I have heard plenty about using charcoal to deep clean pores, but had never tried it out myself.  According to Google (so credible lol), “Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne.”  That’s all the research I  need to do to start trying out more charcoal products.  Having a greasy oil slick face, charcoal sounds like a great supplement for my skincare regimen.


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January 2017 Favorites

I’m going to get right into my favorites for January 2017-

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