The One Time I'm Not Sad About Getting A C+


Sometimes I can be a little over-ambitious with my blogging plans. I thought I would review and compare 5 or so different vitamin C serums all in one post. There are just few problems with that. First off, I am assuming that I would remember all my feels on said serums over the course of many, many months and secondly, the post would be hella long. So I've since amended my plans! I'll share posts reviewing 1 or 2 serums at a time and then once those are all shared, I'll share another post comparing them. Sound good?

The following photo probably gave it away by now: today's post is all about Dr. Dennis Gross's C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum. I received it in a PR package from the brand at the beginning of December and regularly used it 5x a week for about 3 and a half months. According to the box the serum is also cruelty-free and vegan.

Green Beauty Meets Asian Beauty: Reise One Brand Spotlight


Happy Friday, internet friends!! It's been a hot minute since I published two blog post in one week. But I was feeling ambitious last weekend so here we are with a one brand review spotlight post.

Today's post is all about Reise (pronounced like 'rice.') They're a newer green beauty brand from Taiwan. If you know me, you know I love green beauty and I love Asian beauty so this was pretty much the brand for me!

Beautibi started carrying their products at the last of last year and they were kind enough to send me some of their products to try out. As of right now, they carry 4 products and I tried out the 3 that work for combo-dry and dry skin. But honestly, I think people of all skin types could use these products as none of them are super heavy.

Space NK Sample Sale NYC 2018 | Beauty In the City


For the first time in a few years, SpaceNK is holding a warehouse sale in the city! If you're not familiar with Space NK, they're a London based beauty retailer that sells a variety of luxury beauty brands-- from Sunday Riley to Diptyque to Hourglass to Byredo and many, many more. In addition to their own brick and mortar shops and e-commerce site, they also carry smaller curations at Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.

Their warehouse sale sells a variety of brands at some of the best prices. It's not often that you'll find these splurge-y products at such a deep discount.

The sale is open to the public starting tomorrow morning but I was lucky enough to attend their preview tonight. And of course, it would be selfish of me not to share what I saw with y'all!

If I Could, I Would: A Sephora Wishlist


I had a totally different post scheduled to go live today but at the last minute, I decided I wanted to share a self-indulgent Sephora wishlist instead. Some people like throwing back a cold beer at the end of a long day, I like to throw in hundreds of dollars of products in my Sephora cart that I will more than likely not actually purchase. Different strokes for different folks and all that.

Sephora's spring sale is coming up next month so I guess this post is appropriate even if it is a bit early. My tastes are fickle and my cart is forever changing so only the fates know what I'll actually purchase once the sale hits. But as of right now, here are all the pretties in my cart!

Beauty Favorites: Worst Season Edition


Call me crazy but I'm positive time moves slower in winter. It's the only way to explain why winter feels 3x longer than any of the other seasons. Here are the beauty products I've been loving over the past nine three months.

P.s. sorry for the lack of photos in this post. Even the ones I included are less than stellar. I took the photos on a snowy day and didn't have the time to retake them before publishing this post 🙈

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