(Re-Upload) Skincare Obsessions: Cleansing Oils.

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Recently I tried two cleansing oils. I’ve wanted one for a while now, mostly because I was curious. You guys know that I use olive oil to first cleanse the dirt and makeup off my face and then I go in with a face wash to complete the job. You also know that I’m pretty damn lazy, so I wanted something that would cut that time in half. A built in wash in my face oil, I’ve tried to do it before and the results were not good. Trust me, you haven’t experienced pain until you have an oil and soap mix in you eyes that you can’t wash out.

The problem that I was coming across was that most of the cleansing oils that I saw usually had a heavy amount of Shea or coconut oils and that, for me, is a trip to break out city. I decided to go with a brand that I’ve loved for a while, and another that I’m rapidly falling in love with.

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(Re-Upload) Updated Skin Care Routine, Plus How Do We Banish Hyper-Pigmentation Disasters?

I’m gonna tell you what I do to keep my skin as healthy as possible. When you have hyper sensitive skin, it’s not at all easy. You can’t go around trying stuff all willy nilly. It involves quite a bit of (safe) experimentation, label reading, ingredient research and the occasional breakout to get to the good stuff. So yeah, I’m gonna make you work for it. I’ll also recommend a few brands that I trust, a caveat being that most of these will not be so called “natural” brands because often times, these are the ones that make me breakout since they usually use an exorbitant amount of citrus oils or it’s derivative citral as preservatives, something my skin can not at all tolerate.

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(REUPLOAD) Skincare Obsessions: La Roche Posay Effaclar & L’Oreal Micellar Cleansing Water.

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Imagine my surprise and delight when I walked into my favourite Walgreens and saw a ginormous display for La Roche Posay. It’s a French brand that I’d never used before but wanted to and was led to believe was super expensive, and while some of the prices that I saw were certainly extremely expensive for the drugstore, they weren’t out of reach. Walgreens seems to be trying to rebrand itself into an Ulta where you can can find expensive and inexpensive beauty and skin care products, what with the addition of this brand as well as Boots and Soap & Glory.

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(REUPLOAD) Skincare Obsessions: Tatcha Indigo Rice Enzyme Powder.

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I’ve been more than a little skin care obsessed lately, and I’ve been purchasing and trying a lot of brands that I previously haven’t. Don’t worry I fully intend to share all of my little gems with you. I’ve always wanted to try Tatcha, something about the aesthetic of the brand appealed to me. The simplicity of the packaging as well as the ingredients list spoke to me.

If you remember, I had bought a travel size of the Original Rise Enzyme Powder sometime last year, but then returned it because of reviews saying that it was most definitely not for sensitive skin. Fast forward one year, and the brand has debuted the Indigo Collection, specifically formulated for sensitive skin.

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(REUPLOAD) Sephora VIB Haul 2016: Tatcha Skincare.

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This is it! Yay!!!

Ok, so clearly I’ve converted. These were my most expensive purchases during the VIB sale. I’ve fallen absolutely in love with Tatcha, like who knew that would happen? Normally I am not trying to shell out this much for skin care, but I have absolutely been obsessed with skin care lately I’ve bought so many other things that I haven’t shared yet, but really need to. At the start of the fall my skin was going through some stuff. I’m not sure if it was because the weather kept ping ponging between cold and really freaking hot, but I was having a lot of congestion happening. I went through a bunch of stuff and threw some out, kept some. An updated skin care routine is in order don’t you think? I swear, does anyone else get tired of having to change up the routine every year?

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(REUPLOAD) Sephora VIB Haul: Caudalie Beauty Elixir (Jason Wu Edition)

The Sephora VIB Rouge Sale was last weekend and the regular VIB sale was this weekend into today. I may have gone a little ham, on both sales. I used my own account for the Rouge sale and then my sisters for the VIB sale. What? She wasn’t gonna use it anyway. Much.

Anywhoo I shopped in store and online and so all of the items that I got haven’t arrived yet. I went mostly high end this year, in past years I’ve used the VIB sale to get all the Holiday sets that I’d been eyeing, but since I’m pretty much off holiday sets this year, I got a lot of brands and items that I’ve been absolutely dying to try. I’m in the process of trying everything, forming opinions and taking pictures at the moment, but I wanted to share with you guys this little gem that was the first thing that I tried and was wowed by.

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