What I Bring to the Beach: Skin Edition

Friday, June 29, 2018

Sometimes going to the beach means finding every item you think you might possibly need on that barren landscape we call the sand. I’m like a frantic mother trying to scramble around and gather everything before I jet out the door. Why am I like this? Going to the beach and doing nothing should be painless. And yet I need all the snacks, water, and sunscreen I can get once I’m out there. But now I’m a smarter version of myself with a stacked skincare collection and more ready than ever to get sand EVERYWHERE...but at least I can avoid a sunburn.

Lip Care Solutions

Friday, June 22, 2018

First came the Micellar water guide, now it’s time for chapstick. And lip balm. And lip masks. I’m really covering all the bases here...right down to what to put on your lips. Not only is it hard to find the perfect one, but let’s talk about trying not to lose them either. They disappear into the Land of Nothingness where all your hair ties, bobby pins, and socks go to die. Thankfully, I’m vigilant when it comes to keeping up with my various lip products so my lips don’t suffer. Prepare for yet another post where I overuse adjectives like ‘hydrating.’

Moisturizers: Oily Skin Edition

Friday, June 8, 2018

One of the biggest conspiracies I found about being an oily skin type was that I didn’t need to moisturize my face. I was oily, clearly I didn’t need to hydrate. Wrong! Being oily is truly an imbalance of the skin’s equilibrium where it’s produced too much oil as a result of trying to hydrate itself. Since I stopped being ignorant and using moisturizer (in addition to other products I worked in), my skin has moved from a greasy landing strip to just a touch of shine on my nose (unfortunately not in the glowy, highlighter way).

If I’m introducing anyone to skincare and they’ve got that wide-eyed look on their face, I only stress the two things I want them to use: a face wash and a moisturizer. For the love of God, I don’t care if you don’t use five products like I do. I can sleep happily at night as long as I know the people I help are washing their faces and slapping on some moisturizer before moving on with their lives. Get those two down, then come back and I’ll add on more.

I tried to keep it easy and straightforward with my favorite moisturizers but honestly, they’re all different...except for maybe the underlying pink theme.

MilkMakeup Kush Mascara

Friday, June 1, 2018

I didn’t even think about making a blog post about this mascara but once I started thinking about it and how much I use it, I realized it needed one. No, it deserved one. Mascara is truly my favorite makeup product. Like, going to a desert island and I can only bring three things...mascara is going to be one of them. Even if I won’t see myself, at least everyone else (assuming I’m not embarking to this island alone), will be jealous of my lashes. My best friend and I were talking the other day about how off we feel complexion wise without our lashes lifted to the heavens and coated in multiple black layers. It makes us not even feel like ourselves.
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