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Review of The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 is incredibly cost-effective ($8!) and is an excellent hydrator.  So if you’re looking for a basic hydration serum, you’ve found it!   It contains 2% hyaluronic acid (which can hold 1000x it’s weight in water btw…) and vitamin B5.  I don’t think it’s quite as good as the Hylamide Low-Molecular HA (read my review HERE),…

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Empties – June 2017: My Final Thoughts on Products I’ve Finished

Every now and then, when I have built up a box full of empty product bottles, I like to go through them all and post my final thoughts.  I planned to do this sooner, but it turns out I only ever get around to doing this every six months or so.  Multiple moves and a home purchase have taken up…

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So I Tested a Bunch of Sheet Masks and Here’s What I Think

Sheet masks have become super popular in skincare these days.  I like them because they provide a potent burst of ingredients geared towards a certain issue.  They come as a presaturated sheet inside a package and you open it up and stick it on your face.  Then you literally saturate your face with vitamins, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, hydrators etc.  And unlike…

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Black Friday Beauty Deals 2016

One of the busiest shopping days of the year is upon us again…Black Friday!  OK lovelies, time to scope out some Black Friday beauty deals. Sephora Deals Sephora has some good beauty deals for Black Friday.  Most are value sets, such as the Bite Beauty Lipstick Vault which contains every single shade the brand has in their entire range.  But…

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Hylamide Low Molecular HA Multi-Depth Rehydration Booster Review

For anyone who wants intense hydration with a featherweight finish, DECIEM Labs’ Hylamide Low Molecular HA Multi-Depth Rehydration Booster is the product for you.  This hydrating serum contains 5 different types of hyaluronic acid at varying molecular weights.  What this means is that each type of hyaluronic acid is a different size and can therefore penetrate to different layers of…

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Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF30 PA+++ Review

Murad Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF30 PA+++ is marketed as an ultra-light, fast absorbing moisturizer that provides hydration while reducing the early signs of aging and fighting breakouts.  It sounded perfect for me.  A light AM moisturizer with SPF that won’t cause breakouts was exactly what I was looking for.  Unfortunately, it didn’t quite live up to its claims. There are definitely…

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Human & Kind Day & Night Cream Review

Human & Kind Day & Night Cream is a pretty good, basic moisturizer that can be used during the day, or at night (…obviously).  It’s a fairly thick textured cream, but it spreads nicely and leaves skin looking healthy.  It hydrates well and contains a selection of good natural ingredients. The third ingredient is Centella Asiatica extract, or gotu kola extract.  This…

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How to take care of your oily skin

What is oily skin? (Sometimes) Oily skin is just dehydrated Your skin produces oils designed to keep it healthy and hydrated.  But sometimes it produces not enough (dry skin) or too much (oily skin).  You can also have certain areas that over-produce oil while other under-produce oil (combo skin, usually an oily T-zone and dry cheeks).  This excess oil can be…

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Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter Review

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter has one of the loveliest textures of any cream I’ve used for a long time.  “Whipped” really is the right word to describe it.  The word ‘cream’ tends to turn away a lot of people who feel like they don’t want a heavy cream on their face, or that it will clog their…

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