Sephora Play! April 2017 Unboxing

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Review: BONVIVANT Sheet Mask Fiber 101 Kit from Memebox

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You know, I was never really a huge fan of sheet masks until I’d fully plunged myself into Asian skincare a little under a year ago. Now I’m addicted. These things are probably the single best part of my routine, leaving my skin so incredibly hydrated and fresh.

They can get expensive, though. This was my initial issue with sheet masking. It wasn’t very wallet friendly. And if you’re an every day masker, that can be a routine that costs you anywhere from $30-100+ every month, depending on what kinds of masks you’re using, and that doesn’t even include the rest of your skincare!

I am so not the kind of person who wants to spend that kind of money, so I look for the best masks I can get at the cheapest price point possible. Continue reading “Review: BONVIVANT Sheet Mask Fiber 101 Kit from Memebox”

Beauteque Mask Maven February 2017 Review

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Beauteque Mask Maven is a monthly subscription. For $15 plus shipping (just under $19 for me), you get a curated bag of 9-11 masks. These are usually sheet masks, but they can vary on occasion. It’s absolutely enough to fill up the month for anyone who does two, sometimes three masks per week, which is nice because you’ll always have a variety of sheet masks on hand. Should you find something you like and purchase a bundle of your own, you can skip a month with Beauteque and take time to try it all out without ended up buried underneath a pile of unused sheet masks.

In other words, there’s no risk of running into the notorious subscription box stockpile with this subscription.

Each month includes a card that gives you more information about each mask that’s included as well as instructions whenever needed, and all masks are packaged in a pretty sheer drawstring bag. When I last grabbed my Mask Maven subscription back in September, they were also including a calendar that gave you an idea as to when to use each mask over the course of 30 days, but I didn’t get one this time. Maybe they’ve discontinued it. I enjoyed it while it lasted. Continue reading “Beauteque Mask Maven February 2017 Review”

Skincare Diary: November 27, 2016

 

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As you can see, these past two weeks have been a little… scattered. I was on cruise that first week in the Bahamas– where it was nice and cool but also rainy and comfortably humid. I was also limited on space and didn’t need an army of skincare, so I was stripping myself down to the bare minimum for a few days there. When I came back, laziness kicked in on a few days, so what you see here are a few days where I did practically nothing and other days where I felt like I needed to make up for it. Continue reading “Skincare Diary: November 27, 2016”

Skincare Diary: October 26, 2016

 

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There’s really not a lot to report at the moment. The Vitamin C serum is going great. Love it. I will likely stick with it for a while, though there’s another brand I definitely want to try– particularly since the other brand is more easily available through Amazon Prime. The It’s Skin serum is easy enough to find on Memebox, but I’m a little antsy about depending solely on them for my K-beauty needs. Their inventory changes a lot, and shipping has been a little slow. Hopefully they’ll get that hammered out.

I’m not 100% sold on the Mizon pink powder. It absolutely works better than the EradiKate, but now that I’ve had a bit of time to work with it, I’m not convinced that it works any better for me than my cheap CVS benzoyl peroxide cream for spot treatment. It CAN however be used alongside retinol treatments, so that might be enough to keep me from ditching it.

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Skincare Diary: October 17, 2016

 

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So, uh… It’s been several weeks without an AHA product, and my skin STILL does not appear to need additional chemical exfoliation. Hm… I think I’m going to table it for now, though I definitely want to add it (as well as retinol) back into my routine at some point for anti-aging. But for now, I’m cool. I have other uses for the Garnier peel for now (as in, the KP on my arms), and there are other AHA products I’d rather use on my face, so this will be taken from my spreadsheet, soon. Continue reading “Skincare Diary: October 17, 2016”

Skincare Diary: September 26, 2016

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Yes, I went a little nuts with everything. Sort of.

First off, I completely scrapped my previous idea to use this round to introduce my peel. Turns out, I don’t really think I need it. With all the other acids I put on my face and my regular use of a konjac sponge, my skin hasn’t gone dull not once in these past two weeks without the assistance of an AHA product, so I’ll wait a little bit before I worry with it. Instead, I moved on to that Skyn day cream I’ve been jonesing to try out. (I love it, by the way.) Continue reading “Skincare Diary: September 26, 2016”

Review: Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30

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I’m not one of those bloggers who always gets companies sending them free stuff, but I do keep myself active on a few different product promotion websites, and occasionally one of them will send me a little something in the mail to try out, review, and hopefully promote via social media and my blog. It’s just one of those things companies do to get their products out there in sea of similar products. With the cosmetics industry being the behemoth it is, you really do have to shine to be able to succeed, and this is one way they get folks talking about that thing they’re making and would really like for you to buy. Continue reading “Review: Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30”

Skincare Diary: September 11, 2016

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This past week, I really wanted to give myself a chance to use up at least one of my tinier samples, and as you can see… I was able to get that accomplished. That’s pretty much the only thing I intended to do here, but I ended up loving the consistency of this sunscreen so much, I’m considering purchasing a full size to give it more of a full go. My only real issue is that I used it on top of a separate moisturizer, and my skin is so oily during summer months that I really probably shouldn’t have done that. It could probably be used by itself (for me) as a moisturizer, so if I give it another go, that’s what I’ll do. Continue reading “Skincare Diary: September 11, 2016”