All posts filed under: skincare

My Current ~CRUELTY FREE~ Skincare Routine

Long time no blog! It’s been a real hot minute since I’ve sat down and fully dedicated my time to writing a blog post, which I feel somewhat guilty about but I swear, I had good reason. This past year has been my last and final year at school, and I really wanted to focus my time and energy on getting the best possible grades I could, and on taking my last semester in particular to just let myself relax for once. With that being said, there are a whole slew of new products, routines, and brands that I have been absolutely loving as of late and I’m excited to share! Also as a quick disclaimer/update: my blog now is going to feature only cruelty free products and I hope to incorporate more lifestyle/food aspects as well rather than solely beauty! But you best believe skincare and makeup will always take up a big chunk of my heart. So, as my first blog back from the depths of papers, exams, and brain breaking classes, I …

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue- I Love These (Flower Infused) Skincare Products and You Should Too!

Cleanser Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser: I’ve mentioned the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser a few times before, so I won’t harp on it too much, but I will say that this gift from the glossier gods works wonders for my skin. Infused with rosewater, and comfrey root extract- which soothes and prevents stress on the skin, the Milky Jelly Cleanser is as good as it gets. And it doesn’t hurt that it smells like rose petals wither! (Click Here for 20% off Your Glossier Order!) Toner Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel: In case you can’t tell already, products infused with rose tend to treat my skin real nice. And one of my favorite rose products? The cult classic Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel. This is an exceptionally soothing toner that won’t leave you feeling dried out or dehydrated like many other toners do. Made with rosewater, organic witch hazel, and aloe vera, the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel will leave your skin blooming. Facial Oil True Moringa Lavender Facial Oil: The next step in my skincare routine is facial …

The Best Face Masks for Perfect Skin

SEPHORA COLLECTION Mud Mask Purifying & Mattifying: There’s nothing as confidence crumbling as waking up and looking in the mirror only to be faced with a zit on your chin that could double for Mt. Fiji. Whenever I’m having a flat out bad skin day, I always turn to my SEPHORA COLLECTION Mud Mask Purifying and Mattifying. With 3 key ingredients of Zinc, Copper, and White Clay, this mask is a miracle worker at absorbing excess oil and ridding your pores of accumulated dirt and grime. As Sephora so adequately puts it, this mask is your BFF when it needs a detox.   2. Fresh Rose Face Mask: On the other side of the face mask spectrum, we find the oh so famous and oh so effective Fresh Rose Face Mask. While the Sephora option is great when you need to deep clean your skin, the Rose Face Mask is essentially a tall drink of water for your face. Infused with pure rose water and real rose petals, the Fresh Rose Face Mask is probably …

The BEST (and most affordable?) Skincare Tool Out There

Skincare can often sound like a foreign language. With different skin types, different tools, different cleansers, and so on, it can be difficult for the everyday woman to pinpoint her exact needs and wants when it comes to a daily skincare routine. While I’m all about taking great care of my skin, I’m not as into spending buttloads of money on products such as the Clarisonic or the Foreo Luna- which can range anywhere from $100-300. However, as I was browsing the aisles of Sephora during my lunch break (curse the person who thought it would be a good idea to build a Sephora next to my office) I stumbled across something from the Sephora Collection brand that caught my eye. Because it looked similar to the Foreo Luna, I was instantly drawn in. And the fact that it was only $6 called out to me as well. The Sephora Collection Precision Pore Cleansing Pad is described as “A flexible silicone pad that gently massages the face and helps deliver deeply clean, radiant results.” Covered …

My Top 5 YouTube Guru’s | The Best of the Beauty Tutors

Is there anything better than waking up late, staying in bed, and binging on your favorite YouTube channel? The answer? Nope. With hundreds of new beauty bloggers popping up everyday, it can be hard to keep track of the good and the bad. Today I’m going to be sharing with you who I have narrowed down to my 5 Favorite beauty YouTubers!

The Best and Worst of Beauty 2015 | What I Loved and Loathed This Year

Another year gone, another year of beauty hits and misses. If you’re like me and spend an unreasonable amount of time dedicated to makeup and beauty, then you will understand how it’s possible to have such an overflow of products by the time the new year arrives. But in a weird turn of events, the hits and even the misses come in handy for us beauty bloggers by helping to ebb away the inevitable writers block we all face at some point. Because I have a disturbing amount of makeup hoarded in my drawers, I decided to make the 2015 Beauty list a bit easier by choosing my favorite and least favorite products in each category. So get ready. You’re about to see the good, the bad, and the very ugly.

A Princess or a Peasant: Tarte Park Ave Princess Review

Tarte is a brand known for churning out the latest and greatest of the makeup world. With their innovative style, and youthful packaging, Tarte Cosmetics is a brand that has successfully cemented itself as one of the most successful beauty brands out there. Producing cult classics such as the Amazonian Clay blushes, and the Maracuja creaseless concealer, the consumers of this brand have grown to hold high expectations. And the expectations are high for a reason. Tarte rarely fails, and the Park Ave Princess Volume II Palette is no different.

A Guide to Enhancing Your Natural Beauty

Makeup is a magical thing. It can change the way you are looked upon, but more importantly it can change the way you look upon yourself. What makes me love makeup is that makeup makes me love myself. I can have a list of things that I despise about the way I look, yet with 5 minutes, a mirror, and a handful of products, the things I once hated turn into things I love.

MY SKIN STORY | How I Cleared My Cystic Acne + My Skincare Routine

The worst feeling I’ve ever experienced? Talking to somebody and looking into their eyes, while they were looking at my chin. From age 13+ I have struggled with severe cystic acne. And I do want to preface this post by saying that this is a topic that makes me mind numbingly uncomfortable and self conscious. But today I want to share my skin story with you.