Spring Beauty Favorites: Better Late Than Never


I honestly cannot believe spring is over (or rather has been over for over two weeks.) It barely feels like it was here to begin with! We had snow in April and then it quickly sky-rocketed into the 80s aka full-fledged summer. R.I.P. spring, you shall be missed.

And since spring is over, that means it's time for my spring beauty favorites aka the products I've been loving for the past 3 months!

Zappin' Zits to Hades: Spot Treatment Smackdown


It's been forever and a day since I published a blog post so I don't want to take too long to come up with an intro!

If you know me, you know that acne is my constant woe. Over the past year, my skin has improved a lot but I still get a spot now and then, especially when Aunt Flo comes around. I don't always like using all over face treatments because they can be drying and many times unnecessary for my skin. Spot treatments are the solution! Often times they're more potent than all over treatments which means they have the potential to tackle zits more effectively.

Because there are so many skin types and so many types of acne, there are also many spot treatments. Over the past year or two, I've had the opportunity to try a ton-- some featuring more holistic ingredients and some featuring classic topical treatments your dermatologist would recommend. In this post I'm reviewing my experience with each, but just cause something worked or didn't work for me, doesn't mean you'll get the same experience!

Side note: I'm also a huge fan of pimple patches and will soon share a post reviewing 5 or 6 that I've tried!

Say Hello to Supergoop!'s New Powder Sunscreen


When Supergoop! reached out asking if I wanted to try out their new invincible setting powder SPF 45 sunscreen, of course I said yes. Because as a self-declared skincare addict, I pray at the altar of SPF. The post is sponsored by them but as always, all opinions are my own.

Even before I got into skincare, I was a religious sunscreen wearer. I honestly have to thank my dermatologist and prescription acne meds for forcing me to wear sunscreen on a daily basis as a teen. One thing I haven't been very good about? Reapplying my sunscreen. It's simply too much work to slather another layer on, especially if I happen to be wearing makeup. Fortunately, beauty brands are coming out with innovative ways for us to up our SPF game. There are sunscreen cushions, sunscreen oils, sunscreen mists, and now sunscreen powders!

In the winter when it's cloudy and I'm indoors most of the time, I honestly don't think reapplication is necessary. But in the summer when it's sunny and I'm sweating and spending a ton of time outdoors? Reapplication is a good idea.

Sunday Riley Does Makeup: Influencer Clean Long Wear Foundation Review


On Instagram I bitched about the overdrawn marketing and hyping up of this foundation. Sunday Riley announced the foundation drop more than a month before the release and then posted daily photos hyping it up. By the time the foundation came out I was over it. But then I went to their pop-up "experience" in the city and they reeled me back in!

Usually, I'm wary of skincare made by makeup brands and makeup made by skincare brands. But I guess when it's Sunday Riley all those rules go out the window. Especially when there's a 15% off promo code (I bought it during Sephora's spring sale.)

Cleanserpalooza 2018: Season I


Like I mentioned in my last post, I have a tendency to put too much on my plate. I thought I would write one super long blog post talking about allll the cleansers I want to try out this year. There are only several ginormous flaws with that plan. 1) I don't want to write a 20k word ode to cleansers in one post. 2) Nobody would want to read that. and 3) I have no idea how long it will actually take me to test and review all of these said cleansers. So instead I'm taking the sensible route and splitting this ish into parts.

So far I have 16 cleaners to review on my list. Out of that, I've tried about 10. Today, I'm talking about the first 5 I tried at the beginning of the year.

I was initially going to include pH results in the post but I think there's something off with my process. I don't know if it's the water, or the strips, or how I'm testing it but either way the results I was getting was completely inaccurate. Hopefully this weekend I will sort things out and update the post with pHs!

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