Thursday, December 14, 2017

Healthy & Beauty

Review: Instanatural Cleansing Oil & Rose Hip Seed Oil

Instanatural Cleansing Oil & Rose Hip Seed Oil

My facial cleansing and moisturizing routine would probably surprise a lot of people. It can include up to twelve steps, depending upon how much time I have and what I’m hoping to achieve. The first step in my process, which is based upon a Korean routine, is using a cleansing oil. This is a product, however, that I was lacking. Instead, …

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Review: Makeup by One Direction

Makeup by One Direction

In the late 90s and early 2000s, I was one of those girls that bought into the whole boyband scene. I was completely obsessed with the music, the merchandise, and Lance Bass’ terrible dance moves. Aside from cds and concert tickets, I spent my money on a wide assortment of totally ridiculous things, from magazines and posters to the more …

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Birchbox: August 2014

For the second month in a row, Birchbox allowed subscribers to pick a sample that would be included in their box. There was also the option to choose a specially curated box, which was a collaboration with The Everygirl. The contents of this special box were not a surprise, so subscribers who chose this box knew exactly what they were …

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Ipsy: August 2014

ipsy: august 2014

This month, Ipsy allowed subscribers to have an early look at glam rooms by doing a number of tasks, including posting to facebook and subscribing to several stylist youtube channels. I begrudgingly did those tasks, but was quick to unsubscribe to the youtube channels. Though it was nice to get a look at my items sooner, I think simply posting …

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Review: Oleavine Beauty Konjac Sponge

Oleavine Beauty Konjac Facial Sponge

In my quest for better skin, I’ve tried a lot of different things–from creams and scrubs to masks and serums. I have never, however, tried a sponge that wasn’t harsh and scratchy. (I’ll admit to being a fan of the Buf-Puf back in the day.) Recently, I’ve come to realize that harsh things only make my things worse, and aren’t the answer …

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Review: Adovia Natural Facial Moisturizer #moisturizer

Adovia Mineral Skin Care Moisturizer

If you’ve been following my blog for very long, you know that I’m a product junkie, especially where skincare is concerned. I use a lot of products and like to try out different things. I stay on the lookout for products that are made with naturally derived ingredients, as I feel these products tend to work better for me. Just like …

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My Head Itches!

Shea Moisture African Black Soap Hair Masque

Of all the minor issues and annoyances I have, I would say that my scalp problems are the most irritating. I’ve struggled with a scaly, itchy scalp since childhood. I remembered being scared because my head would itch all the time; I always feared I had head lice. When head check days would happen at school, I would squeeze my eyes shut …

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Memebox: Superbox #26 Snail 2

memebox: superbox #26 snail 2

I remember the first time I saw a snail product on Memebox’s site. My first thoughts were something along the lines of, “Ewwww! That’s disgusting! I’m not putting that on my face!!” I had no idea how snails were incorporated into beauty products. Did they grind them up and put them in facial cleanser? Would I find juicy bits of …

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Memebox: Luckybox #6

Memebox LuckyBox #6

Luckyboxes are a great introduction to Korean cosmetics and skincare. These boxes are filled with items from previous Memeboxes that were customer favorites. These boxes always provide a great mix of items from the global numbered boxes and special edition boxes. These are also fun for seasoned Memebox veterans because they allow us to get duplicates of some of our …

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Memebox: Superbox #23 Summer Meeting

Memebox Superbox #23 Summer Meeting

Beauty needs during the summer are a little different than other parts of the year, with heat, humidity, and sunshine causing different reactions with my skin. When I saw that Memebox was offering a box curated with summer needs in mind, I was quick to make a purchase. The cost of this box was $32 + $6.99 shipping. About Memebox …

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