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Skin Care

BIORE UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Review

I’ve been on the hunt for the Perfect Sunblock for years. Something lightweight, plays nice with makeup and doesn’t leave a white (or purple cast). This summer, thanks to Sheryll of The Wanderlust Project, Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence walked into my life and it’s pretty darn close to being my Perfect Sunblock. The Biore […]

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Skin Care

My (Current) Full Nighttime Skincare Routine

Today’s post is focused on what I call my full nighttime skincare routine. This is the routine I try to do every night. I’m giving you a warning, this is pretty long. It’s based on the multi-step routines you see coming out of Korea. It won’t get me in bed in 5 minutes, but it’s a nice way to unwind after […]

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Makeup & Cosmetics Skin Care

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Waterproof Review

After being less than impressed by the Simple Micellar Water (review here), I wasn’t jazzed about Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof Makeup Remover & Cleanser. I ignored the hype surrounding it and kept doing my thing. But it was on sale with a $2 off tear away coupon making it cheaper than the go to eye makeup […]

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Skin Care

Beauty Assessment

Two weeks ago I mentioned I was going to do a beauty assessment. Take some time to sort through my products and make a list of what I actually use regularly, what’s nice to have and what I really, really need so my transition to a more minimalist routine could go more smoothly. And here are the […]

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Ramblings

Minimalism Update: Thoughts & Future

In 2015 I decided I wanted to live more simply and intentionally, much like a minimalist. I hoped changing my perceptions on “stuff” would lead to quicker, stress free mornings and and overall sense of balance. I started small, by tackling my closet. Since that March, its shrunk considerably and now only contains clothes I love […]

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Skin Care

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Review

I’ve always been a little scared of chemical exfoliants. My first facial included a chemical exfoliant and…well, let’s just say things Didn’t Go Well. Since that faithful day I’ve avoided them at all costs. However, chemical exfoliants like BHAs and AHAs have been noted for being better than physical exfoliants since they’re more potent but […]

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Skin Care

MEME BOX SHARA SHARA Unboxing & First Impressions

I’ve been intrigued by Honey Bomb All in One Ampoule since Sheryll of Wanderlust Project wrote a glowing review of it. But I couldn’t bring myself to splurge on it. When I heard it was in MEME Box’s Shara Shara Box and the box cost less than the product alone, I knew I had to snag it. As […]

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Hair Skin Care

Best In Beauty 2015

2015 was a good year in terms of makeup, skincare and hair care. I was introduced to a lot of amazing new products and most importantly, I finally have staples that I don’t want to replace! This means I can downsize even further and focus on polishing off most of my stash in the new year to […]

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Hair

THIS HAIRCUT WAS A MISTAKE

I wrote this post the morning after I got my hair cut. I debated sharing it since it’s coming from a pretty ugly place – one of the ugliest I’ve ever been in since starting my natural hair journey. I think it’s important to show ALL aspects of having natural hair. And that includes the […]

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Skin Care

Everything Possibly Pissing Off My Sensitive Skin

I have sensitive skin. I’ve had sensitive skin since I was a child. But lately, it seems to have gotten worse. For example, last Monday, I woke up with my neck, chest and arms covered in hives. Tuesday? Mosquito bites. Which has nothing to do with sensitivity, but it adds to my general irritation and […]