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As it is nearing the end of the year, I thought that a roundup of my beauty favorites of the year was in order. There are a couple of products that I’ve only started using in the last couple of months, but I already know that they will be lasting favorites, so they are in this list as well!

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HAUL + Shopping Tips | Sephora VIB Sale, Winter 2017


I’ve taken a couple of weeks off posting here, but the Sephora VIB sale, kicking off today, was good motivation for me to end my break and share with you guys what I’d hauled last week when the sale was open only to Rouge members.

I purchased five items and redeemed two point perks this time, though I’m already considering whether I should purchase more before the sale ends…

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REVIEW | Origins GinZing SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer


I was so excited when Origins released their SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer (1.7 fl oz, $38) – I have been looking for a good SPF for a while, and I’m a big fan of Origins’ GinZing line, especially the Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer (1.7 fl oz, $28.50) and the Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff (0.5 fl oz, $31). Origins just happened to be having their Friends and Family sale, so I purchased this without much hesitation.

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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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SKINCARE ROUTINE | 2016 (Part 2)


Without further ado, my nighttime skincare routine. I know, it looks like a lot. But I promise, it isn’t as crazy as it looks!

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SKINCARE ROUTINE | 2016 (Part 1)

(Note: This post ended up being a whole essay. So I’ve split it into two parts – Intro + AM Routine in Part 1, PM Routine in Part 2.)

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