Fragrance: Transition to Fall


It has been quite a long time since I last posted about fragrances– I tend to think the most about which scents I’m wearing when seasons start to change, and so here I go! Let’s chat about letting go of summer and charging straight into fall.

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My Go-To Acne Breakout Treatment: Alpha Skin Care Intensive Rejuvenating Serum


Quick Note: This product recently underwent a name change– I first started using this product when it was called Alpha Hydrox: Intensive Serum 14% Glycolic AHA.

Let me start off by stating that I use Tazorac, a prescription gel, to combat adult acne. It’s pretty rare that I breakout these days. However, it still happens from time to time. Especially if I forget to refill my prescription in time, which I did quite recently.

I’ve been dealing with a breakout for the last three days that is now mostly on its way to being healed on my chin and lower jawline. Thankfully– I have a pretty powerful breakout treatment that I can get over the counter: Alpha Skin Care Intensive Rejuvenating Serum (I pick mine up at Ulta but it’s also available online and at other drug stores).

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Review: Jane Iredale Cream to Powder Eyeliner in Brown Plus


Jane Iredale is one of my staple makeup brands. I found their Pure Pressed Mineral Base years and years ago, when I had my first cystic acne breakout. The breakout itself was a nightmare and took six months to heal, and this foundation helped save my confidence by covering the extreme redness covering half my face without clogging my pores. I also love Jane Iredale blushes and brow gels but I’d never thought about trying any of their eyeliners. Well, let me tell you– I’m happy that I finally did!

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Review: Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre Review (now at Target!)


Finally being able to find the Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre at my local Target was a huge thing for me a few weeks ago! I’ve been wanting to try this moisturizer for years, as I’ve constantly heard raves about it from a variety of European beauty bloggers. Especially since starting Tazorac and having to deal with the resulting dryness, I’ve thought a lot about getting my hands on this product.

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Whish Body Butter | Whish Shave Cream Review

Whish Body Butter and Shave Cream

I’ve been trying out a new brand of body care items the last few months with great results, and so I wanted to share! Just a bit of background– I have sensitive skin that doesn’t do well with a lot of popular brands. A lot of times, commonly used soaps and lotions will leave me with an itchy case of hives or a dermatitis breakout– usually from fragrance-related ingredients. Whish is one of those rare products that smells absolutely divine and that also works with my skin.

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