Fast fashion vs. everyday life

Happy Friday everyone!

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Fast fashion is seductive. It’s trendy, affordable, and can be the perfect distraction when you need it. A few seasons ago, I came to the revelation that this kind of consumption leads to a constant desire for shiny and new things, thus always feeling like I have nothing to wear.

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Nighttime skincare routine

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(That feeling when it’s so hot that you can’t wait to run home and wash your face)

I am so proud of my current nighttime skincare routine. All of the products I use are relatively affordable, do what they claim to do, and most of them contain no harmful ingredients. I do eventually want to transition into using only cruelty-free and natural skincare products, so feel free to leave me your recommendations.

For now, let me introduce you to my nighttime skincare squad.
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How my skin got to its current happy place

Happy almost weekend!

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(Photo from last weekend. No makeup and no face tuning.)

Before I go into my acne update and my skincare routine, I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and read this post. If you’re new to my blog, welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by. I write about skincare, my personal style, and my travel experiences. Feel free to catch up on my posts by exploring the menu on top. If you’re all caught up on my blog, thank you for coming back!

Now that introductions and thank yous are done, let’s move on to the main course…

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3 Ways to smell good for summer + Bloglovin update

Avoid the “is it me?” smell check

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Dress: Madewell
Shoes: Soludos

Today I’m sharing 3 of my favorite summer body products. Guaranteed to keep you on the fresh and delightful side of the summer smell spectrum.

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Renfe train experience + 3 Days in Madrid


I feel like I’ve been dragging my feet to write this post. We didn’t have a terrible time by any means. The food was delicious, people were nice, and there was always something beautiful just up a hill or around a corner. But I think it would have been an even better experience if we had a local (like our host in Barcelona) to guide us through a bit of the city’s landscape. Nevertheless, if you love art, slowing down, and Real Madrid then Madrid is surely a place to visit. 
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