Saturday, January 30, 2016

A Korean Skincare Haul & Review

In the last couple of years I feel like Korean beauty products have taken the western beauty world by storm. Between bb creams, cc creams and the growing popularity of sheet masks, Korean skincare innovations have slowly but surely made their way to the US, not only with western brands producing their own versions, but with Korean brands being carried in stores like Sephora, Urban Outfitters and even Target. I've been getting more and more into K-Dramas in the last few months and one thing I've definitely noticed about Korean women through is that they really take pride in their skin and work at having the clearest, most even-toned, glowing skin. The Korean beauty ideal is very much about youthful, plump skin and their skincare products really reflect that. I've always struggled with oily, blemish-prone skin, so the ideal of glowing, even skin is one I've always strived to attain. With this is mind, I decided to place an order from Memebox, which carries tons of Korean beauty products, to see what Korean skincare products could do for my skin.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

New In: The Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that I recently did a little drugstore makeup haul and picked up some of the new products that have come out for 2016. There's a TON of new stuff out and one of the things that caught my eye was the Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment in 05 Repairing Primrose. I had seen photos of this on social media and thought it seemed like a drugstore version of the high-end tinted lip oils that came out last year. Suffice it to say I got swept up in the hype and when I spotted it at Walgreen's I dropped it in my basket.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Recent Beauty Favorites

It seems that I'm not very good at sticking to the traditional 'Monthly Favorites' post format. Almost every month my posts seem to go up further and further into the next month and at this point calling a post 'December' anything is really just an embarrassment. Sigh. So, to save face and take into account that some of these things didn't really come into my life until the holidays, I'm calling this a 'Recent Favorites' post. Either way, these are the beauty products that have been rocking my socks as of late.

Monday, January 11, 2016

What I Bought From The LUSH Boxing Day Sale

Every year LUSH has a buy one get one free sale on all holiday items the day after Christmas. Last year I found out about the sale too late and all the good stuff was already sold out, but this year I strategically planned my attack and woke up on Boxing Day with a list of bath bombs to add to my cart. My order finally arrived this weekend (all the way from Canada) so I thought I'd show you all my loot.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Release Day Review: HOLD ME UNTIL FOREVER by Christina Phillips

She's the only one he wants...and the one he can never have…

Ella Clark has been in love with Alex Grayson forever. She’s tired of being invisible—or worse, being treated like his kid sister. If she can just get him to drop his iron-fisted control for two seconds, she’ll prove she knows exactly how to blow his mind.

Alex has been fighting his attraction to Ella since her should-have-been-innocent sweet sixteen kiss burned down his world. He's damaged, and there's no way he'll ever drag her into his screwed up life. Until she offers him something he's always craved—steamy, no-strings sex inside his exclusive BDSM club. Where she'll be safe from the darkness that haunts him.

Except there's nothing safe about being with Ella, and the more she gives, the harder it is to let her go. If he stays, he risks everything, but how can he walk away from the only woman he's ever needed?

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Unconventional Drugstore Primer: Nivea Men Post Shave Balm

There's been a lot of chatter in the beauty blogger world in the last few months surrounding the Nivea Men Cooling Post Shave Balm thanks to Nikkie from NikkieTutorials. A few months ago she randomly decided to borrow her boyfriend's shave balm after running out of primer and it made her makeup stay intact all day long! Since then I've heard several bloggers talk about this balm and how amazing it is as a primer and how much it helped keep their face from getting shiny throughout the day. I have frustratingly oily skin, so anything that is said to keep skin from getting shiny and lock makeup in place all day has me intrigued. Add to that the fact that you get 3.3 oz of product for just around $6 and I couldn't help adding a bottle to my recent Target order. I've been using this baby for the last few weeks and MY MIND IS BLOWN.

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