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 →

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 →

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 →

dealing with acne flare-ups

if you, like me, have had acne in the past, you probably get the occasional flare-up - be it from stress, junk food, climate, travel, etc.  i've been pretty much acne free since june, but have had a couple sizeable acne-style breakouts since then.  including last week!  i recently tried this amazing sheet mask (more on... Continue Reading →

pamper night essentials

masks when i need a little detoxifying, my go to is the origins charcoal mask.  i find that it is exfoliating, while still gentle enough for my sensitive and dry/normal skin.  i apply a super thin layer on warm, damp skin and let it dry fully before washing off with lukewarm water. i also really... Continue Reading →

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