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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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The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% with Vitamin F Review

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% with Vitamin F serum is Just.  So.  Good.  Seriously, I’m in love.  This is exactly the type of Vitamin C serum I’ve been looking for.  It is super light, slightly hydrating, and brightens my skin.  Also a bonus: I don’t feel like I need to make a deal to sell my first born just to be…

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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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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% is a very basic, but effective vitamin C serum for an extremely reasonable price ($6.50!!!).  This particular vitamin C serum is a milky emulsion dispensed from a squeeze tube.  It is a fairly heavy serum and has a bit of a gritty feel from the ascorbic acid powder.  In other brands’…

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Empties – December 2016: My Final Thoughts on Stuff I’ve Finished

Something I’ve been meaning to do ever since starting this blog is give my final thoughts about products once I finish using them up.  I started the blog in May 2016, and I’ve been saving my empties ever since.  Originally, I planned to do this every few months, but I’ve been procrastinating…so this is going to be a long post.…

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We need to talk about new skincare brand The Ordinary

I recently discovered DECIEM laboratories, a Canadian company that makes several skincare and haircare brands including Hylamide and NIOD, and now they have introduced new skincare brand The Ordinary.  All the DECIEM lines are based on cutting edge technology and science to create effective, reasonably priced skincare products.  DECIEM’s skincare lines are also cruelty-free, vegan, and fragrance-free. The Hylamide line has…

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Hylamide C25 Vitamin C Booster Serum Review

Hylamide C25 Vitamin C Booster Serum is an effective vitamin C serum at a really good price.  Most vitamin C serums are around $100 per ounce.  But this one is a steal at just over $30.  The vitamin C in this formula is also a super stabilized form of vitamin C, so it won’t oxidize on you after only a…

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Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist Review

Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist is a great toner-type product for use after cleansing.  It’s definitely one of the most hydrating mists I’ve come across.  If you’re looking for an astringent toner then this is not for you.  But most people (well, all people) shouldn’t be using  alcohol-based astringent toners anyway.  Even a gentle cleanser can be a bit drying, so regardless…

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Cane & Austin Protect Broad Spectrum SPF50 Review

Now that summer is nearly here, it’s time to talk about sunscreen!  Cane & Austin Protect Broad Spectrum SPF50 Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen to be exact (what a mouthful!).  Sunscreen is the absolute best way to prevent premature aging and sun damage.  Protecting your skin is far better than trying to correct the damage later.  It is so important to apply…

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Serumtologie Vitamin C serum 22 Review

Serumtologie Vitamin C serum 22 is a well formulated, reasonably priced Vitamin C serum.  It contains 22% vitamin C in the stabilized form of sodium ascorbyl phosphate.  Using stabilized vitamin C is important, since it’s much less likely to cause irritation for sensitive skin.  It’s also less likely to oxidize and go orange-brown on you before the bottle is empty.  Vitamin C…

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