EMPTIES | October 2017


My first empties post! As I usually throw away my containers as soon as I’m done with a product, it took me some time to accumulate enough trash to write one of these posts. Keep reading to see what I’ve used up and what I thought of them! If I’ve talked about a product on my blog before, my opinion may have changed since I last mentioned it.

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FAVORITES | August 2017

In the blink of an eye, it’s already September, and we’re heading into Labor Day weekend and the end of summer. With that in mind, I thought it’d be nice to start a favorites series before summer comes to a complete end.

These posts will primarily be on beauty favorites, but if I have any fashion or other lifestyle favorites, I will include those as well. For this month, I have a fashion love that isn’t included in the post image – continue reading to see what it is! ūüôā

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5 Minute Makeup Routine

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As I’ve become someone who doesn’t use makeup on a daily basis, I’ve developed a quick routine for days when I suddenly have plans after work and want to look a bit nicer. Recently, I started toying with the idea of actually timing myself, and last week, I decided to put myself up to the challenge when my boyfriend and I planned a last minute date night. I actually managed to do this under 5 minutes! (I had two seconds to spare….)

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From left to right, top to bottom:¬†Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser,¬†Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser,¬†Paula’s Choice¬†2% Salicylic Acid BHA Liquid Exfoliant,¬†Pixi’s Glow Tonic,¬†Caudalie’s Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum,¬†Julep’s¬†Reparative Rosehip Seed Facial Oil,¬†Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel,¬†Dermalogica’s Stress Positive Eye Lift,¬†Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye,¬†Lancome’s UV Expert XL-Shield Fresh UV Aqua Gel

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve come to fully embrace the lazy girl attitude that was always in me, and my updated skincare routine reflects that. Looking back at my routine from last year was a bit shocking – I’d forgotten how extensive the routine I followed was. My skin has become less oily and less acne prone, so that helps with simplification of my routine as well. I’ve been following iterations of my current one for a while now, and it’s definitely more pared down than before. For one thing, my AM and PM routines are almost the same.

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