Category Archives: Skincare

A Skincare Winner: St. Ives Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub

If you’re anything like me, you try products, use it for awhile, then move on to something else. It’s not the product is bad you just want to check something else out. Sometimes those abandoned products end up languishing under your sink and others times you end  up revisiting them and wonder how you lived without it. I’m in the latter category with St.Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon and Mandarin Orange Scrub.

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Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

Walgreens IGThis is just a quick post of my Walgreens haul. It’s a little bit of skincare, a little bit of lipstick, and a non-beauty fave I haven’t shared here before, office supplies. Continue reading Walgreens Haul Going Up…On a Wednesday

First Impression: Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water First Impression

My first impressions of the Simple Cleansing Micellar Water are positive. I used it a couple of times on fairly light makeup days so I know I haven’t put it to the ultimate test but it definitely removes makeup. Continue reading First Impression: Simple Cleansing Micellar Water


Toners: Necessity or Unnecessary #BuryMeMondays

Are Toners Necessary or Unnecessary For You? #BuryMeMondays

I think most of us know to skip alcohol-based toners because they can be drying (I’m looking at you Sea Breeze). However, toner is still one of those steps that some tend to take or leave when it comes to their skincare regimen. So where do you stand with toner? Have you found one that you love or do you find it unnecessary? If you have one that you love take a photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #BuryMeMondays.

P.S. I’m still sick. 😦


Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer

The Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer is my favorite moisturizer of the moment. I began using it as a replacement for a greasy night cream I disliked. It worked well because I felt moisturized but didn’t look like I slathered my face in goop and since it didn’t have SPF there was no reason to use it during the day. However, when I realized my SPF moisturizer wasn’t really doing much moisturizing I started to use the gel moisturizer underneath. So far it’s great for me and my oily skin whether I’m wearing my makeup or not.

Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer

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InstaNatural Age Defying Retinol Serum Review

FULL DISCLOSURE: I was provided this product by InstaNatural through Brandbacker. All opinions are my own.

I’ve been using InstaNatural’s Age-Defying Retinol Serum and the product is legit. If you’re looking to add a serum to your skincare routine this could be something worth trying out. The retinol, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C pack a skin brightening and anti-aging punch. There are other serums out there with similar ingredients, but this is half the price.

InstaNatural Age Defying Retinol Serum
InstaNatural Age Defying Retinol Serum

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Luxe Oil Black Friday Shopping

Luxe Oil In Shower Moisturizer

Black Friday I spent a little bit of money. One the places I spent some money is Luxe Oil.

Luxe Oil is the brainchild of entrepreneur and beauty blogger, Krissy Henry. Krissy runs the beauty blogs Addicted To All Things Pretty and Brown Girl Friendly. (Make sure you check both sites out btw) One of my favorite products is the Luxe Oil In-Shower Moisturizer. You can pour the oil onto a lathered up sponge and moisturize your skin as you bathe or use it on damp skin as after shower body oil. Continue reading Luxe Oil Black Friday Shopping


@getjackblack Intense Therapy Lip Balm

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm

I’m still under the weather but I just wanted to gush about this Black Tea & Blackberry Intense Therapy Lip Balm from Jack Black. It’s not cheap compared to other lip balms, but this one is worth it. One of the ways I know I’m feeling a product is when I’m using it unconsciously. I was reaching for this lip balm like I’ve been using it forever. I think it’s great. Continue reading @getjackblack Intense Therapy Lip Balm


A Little Bit of a Skin and Lips Haul

Mini Haul photo

This is just a quick mini-haul post. I hit up Whole Foods for the first time so I had to check out their beauty section. Turns out they had Thayers Witch Hazel($9.99). The peach version I’ve heard so many things about wasn’t available so I had to choose between Rose Petal and Lavender. Continue reading A Little Bit of a Skin and Lips Haul


Keeping My Skin Under Control With Bioré

Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

I’ve been using the Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser($6.50) for the last few months and it’s kind of thrown me for a loop. I say that because it feels like my skin has improved since I’ve been using it. Now this isn’t a drastic improvement because I wasn’t battling serious acne to begin with. I had the occasional breakout that seemed to show up around my cycle, but nothing to lose my mind over. However, it seems like even that is under control. Continue reading Keeping My Skin Under Control With Bioré