Friday, February 23, 2018

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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The Lust List: Dresses

the lust list: dresses

In the past year, I’ve been working to figure out what my personal style is. While jeans and t-shirts are comfortable, I’m getting older and have started to pay a little more attention to fashion. As a plus-sized woman, that’s sometimes difficult. While there are definitely more designers and companies catering to people of larger sizes, it’s still very difficult …

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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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Memebox: Superbox #33 Collagen Cosmetics

memebox: superbox #33 collagen cosmetics

Collagen products are known for helping with to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They also help to illuminate the skin, providing firmness and resilience. These products also help to minimize acne scars. I’m starting to see fine lines on my face, so this seemed like a good set of products to help slow the aging process. The Collage …

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The Lust List: BH Cosmetics

the lust list: bh cosmetics

I don’t have tons of things from BH Cosmetics, but I’ve really enjoyed the things that I’ve been able to try. I have a couple of their eyeshadow palettes and find that the color payout is excellent, especially when you consider the cost. This is another company that makes very budget-friendly products without sacrificing quality. They also tend to always have …

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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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