I am a fashion journalist, sharing my best kept skin care and beauty secrets with you. Life gets messy, but your beauty routine doesn't have to.
How I Treat My Pore Problems
All my life I have struggled with clogged pores, they aren’t overly large but oh boy are they annoying. For years I tried everything to get rid of them and nothing really worked. Biore strips never pulled anything up, my nose was too oily, and some facemasks just clogged them more.
Hair Care 101: How I treat Dry Hair
We all want soft and luscious hair right? Well I have always constantly battled dry hair. Especially in the winter, whatever moisture I had in the summer completely dries up and leaves my hair feeling brittle and unappreciated even when I wash it and use an extra conditioner. There is one set that I have found not only helps control dandruff, but battles dry hair and helps prevent any damage from happening.
My Favorite Drugstore Concealer Haul
If you’re like me you’re on a budget. I am paying off student loans and am currently saving for a wedding, so every penny I save helps me with my future goals and of course, paying bills. I know we can’t always afford organic products that are uber expensive, and that is why I am sharing one of my favorite drugstore concealers that actually work.
Pacifica Nail Polish Review
I love Pacifica for nail polish because it is all-natural and vegan certified. We all want that perfectly polished look, but many of the brands we use are actually harming us. Especially our nails. We constantly do our nails to make them look nice without worrying about our health. Pacifica really takes that worry of mine away, and I love it! The color I chose to do my nails was the color called London Tomboy that I had found in the back of the box I fill with nail polish. It is no longer on their website, but you can easily find it on Amazon for close to the same price. This brand is cruelty-free, vegan, adds in no parabens or formaldehyde or resins. These ingredients are in loads of nail polishes, and they are actually not good for you! Each bottle comes with .45 oz and is a normal size for nail polish. It doesn’t have a strong smell because it doesn’t have any significant chemical in it, and it will last for weeks. I do not paint my nails often because I like letting them breathe, grow strong and healthy. It is important to remember to let your nails breathe if you paint them often. However, if you are dying to paint your nails, this vegan nail polish with fewer chemicals is better to choose. It is best to paint it on your nails twice for long-lasting results and then to use their topcoat. You will have to purchase this separately. You will be impressed with this nail polish; I know sometimes trying natural things seems like it won’t work as well. However, Pacifica will definitely change your view on natural alternatives to makeup, beauty, and skincare.
Hair Care 101: How to Treat Dry Hair
We all want soft and luscious hair, right? Well, I have always constantly battled dry hair. Especially in the winter, whatever moisture I had in the summer completely dries up and leaves my hair feeling brittle and unappreciated even when I wash it and use an extra conditioner. There is one set that I have found not only helps control dandruff but battles dry hair and helps prevent any damage from happening. Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Set I absolutely love this set because I could feel a huge difference immediately after using this shampoo and conditioner. My hair used to do this thing where dandruff would cause my hair to be so greasy I couldn’t even blow dry it after a shower because it would get so greasy at the roots and brittle, dry ends. Olaplex helped me rid my scalp of all of my dandruff and eliminate any excess grease. Simultaneously, the conditioner was so nourishing my ends became soft and silky after a few times of using this product. It helps seal my split ends and protect the rest of my hair from getting any more. This product is slightly more expensive than other products, especially if you buy both the shampoo and conditioners this line carries. But trust me, it is worth the splurge. Helpful tip: Instead of shampooing and then conditioning, I condition first! I wet all of my hair, and then thoroughly coat it with conditioner and let it soak while I shave and wash my body. Then I rinse it out and add in the shampoo to just my roots. At the same time, I grab a little more conditioner to run through my ends. This has totally transformed my hair and kept it smooth and silky without being greasy!!!
OLAPLEX-No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
My Favorite Drugstore Concealer Haul
If you’re like me, you’re on a budget. I am paying off student loans and am currently saving for a wedding, so every penny I save helps me with my future goals and paying bills. I know we can’t always afford organic products that are uber expensive, so I am sharing one of my favorite drugstore concealers that actually work. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer This is a very soft feeling concealer that helps with my little wrinkles around my eyes that I absolutely hate. On top of feeling amazing and looking amazing, it is something I can afford, even being on a budget. It works as well as a designer brand but for much less. You can choose a color that matches your undertones, and it will sit nicely under most foundations. There is a built-in applicator on the tip, which I also love because I don’t have to buy an extra brush for concealer. Neutrogena SkinClearing Blemish Concealer Another one of my favorites because this is a skincare brand that focuses on making products that help your skin not hinder your skin. This will cover all imperfections without clogging them or making them look worse. It will help heal your acne, scars, and any other defects that need healing. This formula has salicylic acid in it that helps your skin heal. Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer Lastly is Revlon. A famous line that is in most local drugstores, this brand carries some of the best concealers. I tried this one day in a pinch on the way to a date with my now fiance. I had to cover up a small pimple, and this worked like magic. I stopped in really quick. I applied it directly to my problem area, blended it with my fingers, and then totally disappeared.
MAYBELLINE-Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer