#PureSimpleYou ft. Jane Iredale

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Hi Loves,

I’ve been trying to treat my skin really well recently, meaning washing my face regularly, exfoliateing, and moisturizing. But even doing all of those things I still wasn’t doing one thing that I really needed to do, use sunblock! I won’t lie, I don’t use sunblock… Like ever. Because of my skin tone I don’t get sunburn so I’ve always kind of figured what’s the point. Now before you start lecturing me, I know that just because I don’t burn doesn’t mean I’m not doing damage to my skin, or exposing myself to damaging rays. It just means I don’t see the immediate effect of sun exposure, so protection from the sun isn’t the first thing on my mind when I’m going to be out and about all day.

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Battle of the Face Masks

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Even though this has been a very odd winter thus far the wind has not been great for my skin. I realized that I’ve collected a few different face masks recently that all look amazing, so I’ve decided to pin them against each other to see which one I like the best. So here is what you need to know about my skin before we get into this. I have combination skin, oily T zone, but my cheeks and around my mouth tend to get very dry. I use the Ponds moisturizer almost every night after I wash my face, but I won’t be using that after these masks unless the instructions direct me to use a moisturizer after. All of these products are available at Sephora and I will have links and prices below.I tried a different mask each night over 4 days to see how they felt, what they smell like, and how they changed my skin (if at all).

The first mask I tried was the Sephora brand Algae Sleeping Mask. I was not sure how it would work, it feels like a gel and had a blue tint to it, and it smells like plants but in a good way. Continue reading

Real Techniques for the Holidays

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Makeup brushes have been a thing I’ve been struggling with since starting my small beauty obsession. What are the best brushes? Should I be using a Beauty Blender? What are the best ways to get a flawless look? All these questions have floated around in my head for the last few months as I’ve tried out different brands. I was sent a set of Real Techniques brushes by Influenster for testing and reviewing purposes, and boy did I ever put them to the test!

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Multipurpose Makeup ft. Bite Beauty

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As you may know I’ve been slowly getting into makeup recently. I don’t wear it everyday, but I love having it available to play with when I’m in the mood. A new item to the makeup scene is the Bite Beauty Multistick, which I was lucky enough to receive in three shades, curtesy of Influenster, to test and review. I do own other Bite Beauty products that I bought for myself upon the recommendation of my good friend (and makeup artist) David Lucas.

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Father’s Day with Lush

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Hi Loves,

First off let me say Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! I was not able to be with my dad on this Father’s Day, but that didn’t mean I couldn’t celebrate him in my own way!

I stopped into my local lush and could not help but sneak a peek at the adorable Father’s Day things, and when I did that I had to buy… So here we are now! I picked up 3 things from the Father’s Day collection and 2 repurchases.

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