GREEN MEANS GO...
and i'm here to tell you, when you see that green Codex packaging - GO FOR IT!
I was gifted the Exfoliating Wash + Skin Superfood products a few weeks ago + I have been so, so over the moon happy with these products (and communication with the brand!)Although these products were gifted, the review is 100% my own thoughts + is in no way influenced by the brand. I also only partner with brands who allow me creative freedom, align with my style + is a brand that fits my skincare ethics.
5/24/2020 0 Comments
OK, there are...
so many different tools within the realm of beauty. To those who are new to my blog, I have been researching + made it a priority to understand the ins and outs of skincare, skin anatomy/function + the effect different ingredients have on different skin types (fun fact, skin types aren't technically a 'real thing' but I will do an entire blog post on this as well!) Skin is fascinating to me + it is an incredibly unique journey since everyone's skin is vastly different and requires its own unique routine to keep those sweet cheeks happy! Here's the deal, I love skin. I love skin care.
Anywho, I will do an updated post filling you in on who I am + my background in skincare but LET'S DIVE INTO GUA SHA!
Gua sha is one of those tools where it is safe for all to use (I am BIG on the safety/sanitary info. on tools), and I absolutely LOVE GUA SHA. It is my jam, so what are we waiting for?! Let's get skintimate with Gua Sha's.
5/10/2020 0 Comments
HAPPY SKINCARE SUNDAY...
I hope you are masking it up this Mother's Day! OK, let's talk skincare. There are so many words thrown around in the world of skincare I want to take Sundays to focus on one word + break it down for you! This Sunday my skin has been feeling a bit dull + textured so I have been incorporating active detox masks to help oil control, keep my little pimple flare ups at a minimum + just give my skin the detox it deserves!
WHEN CHOOSING SKINCARE...
products on Amazon, it's incredibly important you are being mindful of the seller. Anyone can sell on Amazon meaning it's an easy place for slimeballs to make a quick buck. So, so sad. Here is quick insight into what this means + beauty products I recommend!
I've included products to give your skin a good, non-irritating detox, a tool to tackle those stubborn blackheads + a cute option for storing products - all from one place!
Oh hello there...
Friday, back again so soon? Seriously, it feels like these days are rolling into one at this point. In honor of Earth Day, I wanted to take the time to devote this week's Friday Five to the eco-friendly brands I love - because at the end of the day, we should love our earth as much as our skincare + support brands that love our earth, too!
Cheers to the weekend babes!
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have you been...
feeling as if your skin has been looking a bit more tired, dull + honestly, just down right exhausted lately? Me too.
Since being in quarantine my skin has been dehydrated + in need of some serious routine adjustment to keep my skin smooth like a baby. While we are inside, this can wreak havoc on not only our mental health, but also our skin. We've been trained to avoid sun exposure + that it is harmful for our skin (this is true) but it can also be incredibly beneficial when exposed using the right protective measures.
In this blog post I am going to breakdown our skin's moisture barrier (Acid Mantle) in our skin's anatomy, the benefits of a strong moisture barrier, the signs of a broken one + tips on repairing yours!
So what are you waiting for? Let's get glowing + healthy skin.
I am not a medical professional, licensed dermatologist, or a medical aesthetician (YET, hehe) so my intent is to share the knowledge I have gained through my own personal research + experience with my own skincare journey.
let's talk skin tools...
specifically, Jade rollers. This skincare tool has taken the beauty world by storm + are debately one of the most commonly used skincare tools on the market. I am naturally a skeptic at heart, especially when it comes to skincare, and I research (I mean REALLY research) products before jumping on the trend. So before I purchased my roller + gua sha tools, you bet I looked into the science behind this product. Of course, I too still have so much to learn in the world of skincare and although I am a skincare enthusiast I am not (yet) a medical aesthetician. I will also add that my personal skincare beliefs revolve around a holistic, research + science based approach so with that said, no, I don't believe the crystal itself will benefit your skin; if you do, this post may not be for you.
I have taken the time to address some of the most common questions surrounding Jade rollers, how to decide on the right roller, debunking the myths + spreading the truth. So what are you waiting for, let's get glowing + educated.
3/28/2020 0 Comments
the only good thing...
about this quarantine, is the fact that for the most part, we're not required to wear makeup – meaning our skin gets a rest. I've been using this time to really tap into my moisture levels + ensuring my skin is getting the protection, hydration + antioxidants it needs to stay fresh, healthy + well duh, glowy! I've outlined the morning routine I grab when I need to soothe redness, pack in the antioxidants + have a supple hydrated moisture barrier.
So go ahead, let it breathe - give your skin the love + care it deserves.
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3/22/2020 0 Comments
aren't totally a thing right now. Yet, even though we've been home for what seems like forever, that doesn't mean we shouldn't still have our Sunday self care routine!
This Sunday, I decided to give my skin extra hydration since its been feeling tight, dry and dull. I also used my viabuff duo exfoliator loofa (say goodbye to keratosis pilaris!) The viabuff helps exfoliate + boost skins natural cell renewal increasing clarity, dull skin, ingrown hairs and smoothness. it feels like an intense exfoliation but I promise, you'll be left bump free + silky smooth. With all of this down time, i've been able to spend time creating + have decided to apply to be part of the #sephorasquad! If I have impacted you, or we have impacted eachother in our daily life or in the realm of beauty, I would love your support by writing a testimonial. Thank you so much!
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Below you'll find the items i'm using loving this selfcare Sunday including my favorite lounge pieces as well!
IF THERE's ONE THING...
I can't live without in my skincare routine, its a good AHA exfoliant; it's no secret that exfoliants help sluff off dead skin cells + debris resulting in increased cell turnover revealing more radiant, smooth, bright, and clearer complexion. If you are seeking the answer to diminishing fine lines + wrinkles, you need an aha/bha in your routine. I had the opportunity to try Philosophy's new Microdelivery Dream Peel, a 6% AHA/BHA refining gel + I am so pleasantly surprised.
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