7.21.2017

Daily Masking ♥ One Year Later

Daily Masking
It's been over a year since I decided to start using a sheet mask every night. Since it's now been over a year since I've added this extra step to my skincare routine I thought I would share my experiences of daily masking now that it's been over a year. If you are considering daily masking then you might find this information useful.

Pimples
Like I mentioned in this post at first I had no pimples or blemished for months! I was
When I first started using masks I didn't get pimples for months! However, that time has past and now I get them like regular.

Addictive
When I first started using a sheet mask every night I dreaded adding 10-20 minutes to my skincare routine. However. after the third month, it became addictive. I am now at the point where I feel incomplete if I don't use a sleep mask.

Don't Wear For Too Long
This is something that I recently learned. You know those suggested times on the back of the sheet mask packaging? Well, they aren't just there for no reason. I would be one of those people who would leave sheet masks until the mask dried out but sometimes doing this isn't the best idea because the mask material or essence could break you out if left on for too long. If you've tried the same type of masks then go ahead and add a couple minutes but be cautious of new sheet masks you've never tried before.

Extra Essence Is Your Best Friend
I can't tell you how happy it makes me when I know that there is a lot of leftover mask essence in the packaging! The following morning I squeeze the liquid out and gently pat the essence until it absorbs into my skin.
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7.19.2017

Kbeauty Skincare Empties ♥ Beauty Graveyard #3

Kbeauty Skincare Empties
Every time I run out of a skincare product I save the empty packaging for weeks (sometimes months) in hopes of publishing a beauty graveyard post but I grow tired of waiting to build up a decent empties collection and end up throwing them away. However, I was running low on three products that I've wanted to review but never got a chance to doing so. Now it's their time to shine! Three products and three mini reviews all in one post! 

Kbeauty Skincare Empties
Innisfree Bija Trouble Cleansing Gel
I'm still pretty new to the world of cleansing oils and have only tried a few others but the Innisfree Bija Trouble Cleansing Gel is one of my favorites that I've encountered so far. It's a gentle non-greasy cleansing gel that performs just as well as cleaning oils. I'm also sure that a Lush junkie would approve of the pleasant fresh scent.

The only downfall is that it doesn't remove all makeup and sunscreen in one go so I would recommend you use this as part of a 2-step cleansing routine. I would still repurchase despite this small problem though.

Kbeauty Skincare Empties
Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner
What I love about Korean toners is how hydrating they are. Not only do they help clear up your face but they're moisturizing which is why I fell in love with the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. It's a refreshing toner that removes excess dirt and sebum. Reduces irritation and provides deep hydration all while restoring pH balance and it's also suitable for all skin types!

It's kind of pricey for a toner ($25) but you are definitely paying for quality with this one. I will definitely be repurchasing this toner again.

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COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
This product I'm still not sure if it did anything or not. I bought this product because I heard everybody rave about this product and how it evened out their skin tone and blah blah blah. But honestly, I've gone a couple months without this product but my skin hasn't significantly changed. I would apply this every night with my hands and gently pat in the product (you could use it on a cotton pad but I preferred using my hands). The liquid is clear and unscented it basically felt like I was applying water to my face.

One thing I will note is that I do have a lot more visible blackheads on my nose but there were some days (while using this product) that I noticed the same blackheads but on other days they weren't as obvious. So I don't with this product.

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7.18.2017

Summer Essentials ♥ Summer 2017

Summer Essentials
It's summer! Whether you are on vacation, at the beach, working or just chilling at home here are my top essentials that I think can handy to have in the summer. If you aren't using one of these products in summer you might consider after reading this post.

Summer Essentials
Sunscreen
I can't stress enough about sunscreen! Wear sunscreen every single day and reapply every 4 hours if you are going to be outside for a long time. To make reapplying easier invest in a mist with SPF so you can quickly mist while you are out. Remember to wear some SPF on your lips too!

Summer Essentials
Sandals
Sandals are a summer staple. Find a couple pairs that suit your style and wear them all summer long!

Cooling Eye Stick
It's hot in most places during the summer so using cooling products in summer really helps refresh mine under eyes. The coolness soothes my eye bags and helps wake me up. Keep it in the refrigerator for a refreshing kick!

Water Bottle
Staying hydrated in general is important but especially important in the summer. Invest in a cute water bottle and refill as much as possible throughout the day to stay hydrated.

Summer Essentials
Lip Tints
Lip tints are my favorite type of lip product to wear in the summer. They're light, easy to apply and fade beautifully throughout the day. Peripera is known for their lip tints so if you are looking for a new lip tint maybe consider buying from Peripera. Etude House's Dear Darling Tint also has a wide selection of shades.

Summer Essentials
Sea Salt Spray
If you don't enjoy going to the beach (like me) but still love the textured beach waves apply some sea salt spray to loose curls for that tousled wavy look.

Dry Shampoo
To give your hair volume and texture apply some dry shampoo. My new favorite dry shampoo is the Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo. It gives the same beachy wave appearance without the effort.

Summer Essentials
Sunglasses
To combat your eyes from the harsh sun rays a cute sunglasses is necessary! Heart shaped sunnies are my go-to (I got mine from Target).

Magazine
If you are traveling or just chilling on the beach some reading material is pleasant to have by your side. Get yourself a fashion or gossip magazine (or a book) and chillax.

Summer Essentials
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