May 23, 2017

Product Review: Glossier Invisible Shield Sunscreen

      Every time Glossier releases a product beauty enthusiasts (me included) go crazy! The Invisible Shield was no exception. I mean, a clear gel like sunscreen? I'm religious about wearing my sunscreen everyday, but it took me ages to find a sunscreen that didn't feel oily, greasy, or overall gross on my skin (my favorite sunscreen is the Urban Factor Sunscreen by Shiseido, read my review here). The first day Glossier launched Invisible Shield, I was sure to purchase a bottle for myself because I just had to see what a serum like sunscreen felt like.

May 4, 2017

Product Empties - Spring 2017

      It's empties time! It usually takes me a while to do empties posts, but shortly after my most recent empties post I actually finished up quite a few more products! It's mostly skincare as I don't really finish makeup products that often (the Hera Cushion Foundation and my soon to be empty Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundations are the few super rare exceptions) since I tend to wear the same makeup look everyday.

May 2, 2017

Sephora VIB Spring 2017 Event Haul

     The Sephora Spring 2017 VIB event just passed and of course as per usual I made a couple purchases. Most of these purchases are new and some have been on my wishlist or to try list for a while. Unfortunately this wasn't my entire haul as I already returned one item (a Tom Ford lipstick! I already had a shade similar to it though so back it went) and I'm also planning to already return another purchase due to it not working well with my skin.

April 20, 2017

Product Review: Soap & Glory The Ultimelt Hot Cloth Cleanser

      I bought this cleanser on a whim when stopping into a Duane Reade to get cotton pads. I've always wanted to try a hot cloth cleanser and the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser was at the top of my try list for hot cloth cleansers (but it's become rather hard to purchase online). So when I saw Soap and Glory's The Ultimelt, I said to myself "sure why not" (it even was on sale from $14 to $10 so I considered it my lucky day). This was my first skincare item that I purchased from Soap & Glory so I had no expectations and nothing to compare it to, but I was hopeful that it would be good given that I've heard good things about hot cloth cleansers in general. So I went home and used it for the first time that night.

April 18, 2017

Current Skincare Routine - Spring 2017

      I hope my skin doesn't retaliate when I say this, but lately it's been behaving and my breakouts have been at a minimum. I have a feeling it's because I've been less oily lately and have been using products that really hydrate and calm my skin at the same time. Two new to me brands that I feel like have really improved the texture and condition of my skin are CosRx and The Ordinary products. Luckily for me too, their products are so affordable! As you can see from the picture above, a good chunk of the products I've been using are from CosRx and The Ordinary. Now that spring is officially here, I've been using more watery serums and a lighter daily moisturizer.