june picks

a face wash duo // i've been mixing cleansers this month by using the trader joe's nourish cleanser (i've linked this to the amazon listing, but it was $4 in store, not $14) as a first cleanse (more soapy, but not stripping) and following up with the first aid beauty cleanser (more moisturizing).  they work... Continue Reading →

winter skin & keeping my glow

glowy skincare favorites: alllll about moisture, hydrating ingredients, and oilsmy skincare routine typically stays the same step-wise, but i may switch out the products i'm using from time to time.  for me, it's all about moisturizing layers sandwiched together, and this is true for my makeup too.  i always start with a hylaronic acid serum,... Continue Reading →

mfam: the thanksgiving face

i haven't been feeling 100% this week, so my thanksgiving look was about looking healthy and fresh faced.i started with a healthy amount of both embryolisse and first aid beauty hello fab coconut primer to get the moisture and glow back into my skin.  while that was still soaking in i applied a little glossier... Continue Reading →

october picks

my notes say "november picks."  *eye roll.*  and yes i have notes!beauty clinique mineral sunscreen spf 30 // i posted a quick review on this on instagram, and my opinions have not changed.  this is truly the best mineral sunscreen i have found.  it blends into my skin easily and quickly, leaves it hydrated and... Continue Reading →

the real deal skincare routine

and by real deal i mean this is my totally perfected skincare routine that i have been doing for months without the need or desire to change anything at all.  oh and FINALLY, the post i've been promising forever!  because i don't have much counter space in my bathroom, i keep all my skincare under... Continue Reading →

september picks

i've made some great strides in my skincare and makeup routines, thanks to a couple new products and some fresh application techniques.as far as skincare goes, the avene thermal water has made a huge difference in the skin issues i was having due to my soft apartment water.  i spray this on my face after... Continue Reading →

available skincare

while i used to love ordering skincare online or going to be more niche stores (sephora, beautylish, etc.), i am feeling quite over that at the moment*.  maybe because i'm back to being a broke student and maybe because i'm no longer living in an area where i have access to those stores.  for something... Continue Reading →

june picks

products // auric blends desert night perfume oil - after visiting the farmer's market one saturday i was in my local co-op browsing the essential oil section.  i picked up this perfume oil and took a sniff when an older man asked me what i was checking out.  i shared this beautiful scent with him... Continue Reading →

some new & old favorites

new month, new apartment, new chapter in life...and some current favorite products, of course.  it's funny how moving and "starting over" makes you reconsider all the things you own and love.  it sounds strange but i feel that my products, my routines, my things keep me grounded during craziness.  i place great importance in feeling... Continue Reading →

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