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Creating a Skincare Routine


I’m not dead– I swear! I’m just buried under loads of boxes (still waiting to be unpacked), lots of houseguests and a busy work schedule. Things have been a bit more chaotic in my day to day life than I typically like them, and so I haven’t had much time for blogging. I miss it, and I know I keep saying it, but I hope to be back soon, but until then I wanted to share some thoughts on some new skincare products.

I’m blessed with pretty decent skin, and so I’ve always been a little indifferent to skincare. My skin is combination-oily and I get the occasional hormonal breakout, but I’ve never had any major gripes about it. Back in February, however, I started noticing that my skin was getting dry and flaky in places it had never been before, and I had fine red bumps all over my cheeks. I decided that it was finally time to start taking care of my skin and invest in products that suited my skin type. I made an appointment at my local Sephora and came away with lots of great products.

I’ve been using these products for about six weeks now, and I’m finally ready to share my thoughts. This is probably the fourth or fifth time I’ve sat down to write this post… There’s so much I want to talk about I can’t possibly include it all. For the sake of keeping things as brief as possible, I’m going to do my best to keep my descriptions short, but feel free to ask questions and add feedback in the comments below.

Quick Fix | How to Refresh Your Under Eye Concealer


We probably all have pet peeves when it comes to our makeup. Lipstick feathering around the edges, bottom-lash mascara giving you panda eyes, foundation that’s the wrong color… For me, it’s definitely dry, flaky under eye concealer that settles into my fine lines. (Sidenote: I’m only 24. Why on earth do I have fine lines? Yeesh.) There’s nothing worse than popping into the bathroom mid-afternoon to check on my hair and makeup and seeing that my under eye concealer looks cracked and dull. Rather than brightening my face and making me look more awake, I look tired, and quite frankly– old!

No matter how many under eye concealers I’ve tried, this is always an issue for me. Some are better than others, but there’s no escaping it. Piling on more product halfway through the day only seems to make the problem worse. So what’s a girl to do? I think I’ve found the answer.