I like to think that for about 75% of the year I have fairly normal skin; not oily or dry, maybe the occasional spot, but for the most part it’s not a problem. When the air starts to dry out, wind picks up, and I start spending a few hours in a packed commuter train to get to work, I start to veer into that other 25% of the year. My hyperpigmentation becomes more obvious, my skin feels dry and tired, and it needs a helping hand. So, in anticipation of those harsher winter months, I’ve kicked my skincare routine into overdrive for the last month. Here’s what I do every day to keep my skin healthy and happy! Continue reading
Because you guys seemed to really enjoy my last “High-End vs. Drugstore” post where I pitted the Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Spray against the L’Oreal Quick Dry Primer (verdict? I repurchased the Redken spray, but L’Oreal’s was a great budget friendly option), I wanted to do another comparison post. Today I’m taking on the increasingly popular art of contouring.
I had my eyes on the Naked Flushed palette since it debuted, and I was particularly interested in the ultra-pigmented shimmery highlight included in the set. As soon as I got my hands on it, I fell in love with the colors (I’ve since hit pan on the bronzer). So when I saw that Maybelline released a new contouring palette that looked strikingly similar to the Naked Flushed, I thought I’d give it a whirl.
For some reason, Empties round ups always seem to hold more weight for me than a Favorites or Haul post. There’s something very satisfying to me about collecting my empty containers. And knowing that someone I’m following has actually gone through an entire container/bottle/package of something and is then reviewing it, rather than just making a snap judgement based on packaging (guilty) means I’ll trust their input and advice.
Face masks are a great addition to any pamper evening, or even just at the end of a hard day when you feel like you need to pamper your skin a little more than usual. I love trying new face masks, because I feel like you can see results faster than with other types of treatments or regimes. Below are my favorite skin masks for different uses. Continue reading