Skin update + First Impression of The Ordinary

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Last week my Beautylish order arrived and I finally got my hands on four of The Ordinary products:

1. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

2. Salicylic Acid 2% Solution

3. AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

4. Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

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Covering up acne spots + updates

Bare Minimum Coverage

Yesterday I decided to finally pick up a concealer to cover up the redness on my chin. I haven’t had much luck with concealers in the past, but after seeing that my Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint wasn’t providing the coverage that I wanted, I stopped by Rite Aid and picked up the Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 25 Medium ($4.89 at Target!). There are 6 shades in the range, not ideal if you’re in between but I guess you could buy two shades and mix them. Might have to get a darker shade to mix with the Medium once I come back from my Spain trip.  Continue reading “Covering up acne spots + updates”

Dealing with acne

This week has been a terrible skin week. About three weeks ago, my chin started developing these bumps that you couldn’t see but could feel. Then some whiteheads formed and some remained stubborn bumps. Naturally, I did the worst possible thing to “fix it.” I attempted to pop all of them regardless of their readiness to enter the outside world. Instead of turning this into an incredibly long rant about acne, I’m going to show you what I’ve been working with and what I’ve been using. Brace yourself for some of these close ups. Continue reading “Dealing with acne”

Skincare: 3 Things that quickly hydrate, brighten, and soothe

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It’s Friday! So this post is going to be short and sweet. With the weather confusing my skin lately, I’ve found 3 skincare things that I can count on when I need a quick fix. Continue reading “Skincare: 3 Things that quickly hydrate, brighten, and soothe”

5 Easy Makeup Things

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If you’ve read my post on Glossier Cloud Paint then you will know that I don’t like wearing makeup and I am all about keeping it simple.

For the days when I want to look awake and alive, I’ve been turning to these 5 no fuss, super easy makeup products to assist my morning cup of coffee. Continue reading “5 Easy Makeup Things”

Hair full of secrets

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“You shouldn’t wash your hair everyday,” said every hair stylist you will ever meet.

Every time I get my hair cut by a professional, they can always tell that I wash it everyday. And every time without fail they will follow with the same sage advice about washing it less often, without explaining the magic involved. 

Oily Confessions
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First Impression: Clarifying Water Rubber Mask

A.C. Clarifying Mask

Face Stats: Acne prone, combination skin

Brief history: I always thought cleaning my pores with exfoliants, scrubs, and prayers to the universe were the key to clear skin. So I did that for the past 10+ years. Spoiler alert: I still break out regularly, have clogged pores, and although my face is oily, it also feels really dry and dehydrated. Totally hit the jackpot here, thanks Mother Nature. Continue reading “First Impression: Clarifying Water Rubber Mask”

Glossier Cloud Paint Review

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Over the weekend, I tested out the new Glossier Cloud Paint (blush) shades in Haze and Beam. Haze is a berry color that reminds me of Benefit’s Benetint (the one that you need to blend in really quick before you end up with a splotch of color on your cheek). Beam looks like a coral + peach shade that looks like you just got back from a sunny vacation where you used SPF religiously but still ended up with a tiny hint of color on your face (don’t we all want that?). Here’s the rundown: Continue reading “Glossier Cloud Paint Review”

Hair Experiment feat. Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam

27015760_unknownMy hair stats: Super oily, need to wash it everyday or else I look like I poured water all over my head because I like it that way.

Experience with dry shampoos: Extensive. Batiste, Dove, Tresemme, Klorane, Living Proof, you name it…I’ve probably tried it or googled it. Continue reading “Hair Experiment feat. Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam”