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    VIB sale: What I bought at the Sephora sale

    What I Bought Well, the Sephora VIB sale has come and gone. It’s a long wait until the November sale (which, lets face it, is a better sale anyways), but in the meantime I thought I’d share my sale haul with you! Naturally, most of what I purchased is skincare. Yes, I’m a skincare junkie, I know. But there were some makeup bits as well! Makeup I’m always on the hunt for a good foundation. Its pretty common for at least one foundation to make it into my VIB sale haul! I tried some of this tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation on the back of my hand in store…

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    Spring 2019 Sephora VIB Wish-List

    Its that time again! Sephora VIB sale! When expensive beauty products actually go on sale (miracle of miracles, right?). Today I thought I’d share with you what’s on my VIB wish-list. Makeup Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil: A repurchase for me. I love this pencil. It lasts so long, and blends into my brows effortlessly. And unlike the brow wiz, the spoolie doesn’t break. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout concealer: When I discovered this product existed I was like “Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?” Concealer is a go-to for when I get a pimple, so why not have one that contains acne-fighting ingredients. No-brainer, onto my VIB wish-list…

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    Beauty Products I Wish I’d Had as a Teenager

    Its amazing how much beauty products have changed since I was a teenager. The drugstore has upped its game big time, and the shear number of brands and product offerings have increased drastically. I was also a bit oblivious to skincare and makeup in general until my twenties, so there’s that, lol. Today I thought I’d share some of the products I really wish I’d had when I was a teenager. Skincare My main skin concerns back then were acne and redness. While I didn’t have the cystic acne I do as an adult, like any teenager, I got pimples. Oh, how I wish I’d had the Origins Spot Treatment…

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    Beauty Products I Repurchase

    The true test of a beauty product? Do you repurchase. Is the product that good that you just can’t live without it? Does it do something that the other products you have don’t do? Or does it just do the job better? Is it a better price, or does a little go a long ways? There are the questions I think of when repurchasing beauty products. The products that I’m sharing today answer one or some of these questions in one way or another. Bodycare This bath “potion” (really a oil) by MOA is great. It is pepperminty and has a hefty amount of fennel in it. When my muscles…

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    My Current Morning Skincare Routine

    If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’m a skincare junkie. I love trying new products, seeing what works for my skin, and what doesn’t. My current morning skincare routine is a mixture of tried and true anti-acne and hydration products. Cleanse Around Christmastime my skin had a bit of a freak-out. Probably all the rich food. Since then I’ve been using the It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser, the Ole Henriksen Balance Force Oil Control Toner, and Radha tea tree oil as a part of my morning skincare routine. These products combined have helped my skin settle down. The It Cosmetics cleanser gives more a…

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    Algenist: My First VoxBox

    About a month ago, I got a wonderful email. An email from Influenster telling me I had been selected for the Algenist Genius Sleeping Collegan Cream campaign! I was so excited. I had filled out the survey influenster sends users when a new campaign is set, but wasn’t getting my hopes up. A few weeks before I had filled out a hair related survey before and not been selected. So when I got the “You’re In” email I started stalking my front porch hardcore. In about a week, my VoxBox arrived. For this particular campaign, the VoxBox included the collegan serum which I had used before and enjoyed. This serum…

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    Winter Skin and How I Deal With It

    If you have dry skin, you get it. Heck, if you have combo skin, you experience it. Winter skin. Dullness, dryness, texture. Cold temperatures and dryer air- they do a number on my skin. Summer? Forget about it. Sure my skin is oilier, but a good acne cream and a couple of clarifying masks a week keep things in line. But once October/November rolls around I have to pay more attention to my skincare regime. These are some of the products I use to combat winter skin. Dullness: My skin can look at little blah this time of year. I rotate between chemical exfoliators (Pixi Glow Tonic, Aveeno 60 second…

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    End of the Matte Liquid Lipstick Trend?

    Ah, makeup trends. They come and go, don’t they? From loads of blue eyeshadow in the 80s to the pencil thin eyebrows of the 90s (also a trend in the 30s), there are so many trends we look back on and shake our heads at. Lately I’ve been wondering if matte liquid lipstick will be one of these. Matte liquid lipstick exploded onto the makeup scene several years ago. It seems like every makeup brand had their own line of liquid lipsticks. Some are better then others, but all work on the same basic principle of a dry matte color that stays on. I, like so many other makeup lovers…

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    My Favorite Skincare Obsession: Face Masks

    When it comes to face masks, I really just can’t help myself. Its my favorite skincare item, and the thing I always want to treat myself to. There are face masks for every occasion. Dry skin, too much skin texture, acne, clogged pores, and even dull skin; there’s a mask for that! Currently I have several masks on rotation. They are primarily clarifying, hydrating, and exfoliating masks. Clarifying Even though I have dry skin, at least once a week I need a good clarifying mask session. Especially in the summer. Sunscreen really does a number on my pores and skin texture. When I need a good pore clean-out, these are…

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    Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Sale: Wish List!

    Until last Friday I had no idea Sephora would be doing this sale. I know, and longingly wait for, the sales in April and November, but an extra sale?! Yes! Just an end-of-summer treat for all us beauty lovers! So here’s my wish list: Makeup (From left to right) I have been wearing eyeliner a lot more recently. Its a look quicker to apply than eyeshadow! But the eyeliners I have are either liquid, or dried out. This Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eyeliner is so smooth and easy to use. In fact, I already bought it! I got mine in the color whiskey which is a warm brown. I’ve wanted…

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