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Category: Skincare

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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Pre-Travel Pamper Routine | Skin & Hair

img_2024To procrastinate packing for the business trip I’m leaving for tomorrow, I’m having a pamper day.  This will be the third time I am heading out to this business trip- it’s our yearly kick off meeting, and it’s definitely a dressy event. I’m used to wearing casual outfits for work, so dressing up in a blazer and heels is a little out of my comfort zone. To boost my confidence, I have a pamper routine that helps me look nice and put together. When I travel anywhere, I like to look my very best when I arrive, so I have a couple steps that I like to set aside time for:


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December 2016 Favorites

Happy 2017! For December I have a long list of makeup, fashion, and random items to share that were my favorites.  December is a great month for me because it means time off work and nights spent with family and friends.  Now that it’s January I’m looking forward to watching new seasons of Bachelor and Teen Mom 2. I can’t help but love a little bit of trashy reality TV! I’m switching it up this month by starting with the random category.  The grand finale will be the good stuff- beauty products.

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Christmas 2016 Beauty Haul

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Happy post- holidays!  I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas/ Hanukah/ anything you choose to celebrate. I spent Christmas Eve with my family and boyfriend’s family snacking, drinking my favorite IPAs, playing that LOLz game, then Christmas Day being lazy and continuing the leftovers snack fest at my apartment with my cat Prince. The best gift was spending the evening with the people I love, but I also received some fabulous gifts that are right up my alley- beauty products. Below are the items I am enjoying from this Christmas.

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Wednesday Wishlist | My Christmas List

Today’s post is the Christmas list I sent out to my family this year. I mostly made this just for fun since my parents already support me in a lot of ways and don’t listen to my ideas of good gifts. I love them but they like to do things their own way and probably didn’t even open the PDF of the cute collage I made.  When I spoke to my mom on the phone yesterday she asked me to print it. … They live out in the country and don’t shop online so if it’s not at Target/ Old Navy/ Walmart, I’m not going to get it.  Throughout this year I may buy some of these items myself or use Christmas gift money on them.



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