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Recent sales: Sephora and Kiehl’s

By on November 22, 2017
Sephora and Kiehl’s goodies

Hey, I bought some things a little bit of a discount. Wanna see what I got? I took advantage of sales last week at Sephora and Kiehl’s that happened to begin over the same weekend, which I’m sure was no coincidence. I grabbed a couple of things impulsively, but more than anything I took it as a chance to stock up on the kinds of products that I run through the quickest, in the hopes that I can push off needing to make additional purchases over the next several months.

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Skincare

Five ways to keep skin hydrated in the winter

By on November 19, 2017
Keeping skin hydrated with cleansers, toners, lotions, creams, oils, and balms

I have combination skin that’s very prone to dryness and dehydration, particularly around my eyes and cheeks. About two weeks ago my skin started getting hit hard by the changing weather and colder, drier air and I’ve needed to adjust my skincare in a big way. Dry skin generally requires more care than just a heavy face cream, and I’ve developed a handful of strategies for alleviating tight, irritated, and generally sad winter skin. Here are five main ways I approach dry skin, and a bunch of my favorite products I’ve found in each category.

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Summer empties: The Ordinary, Kiehl’s, IGK, Weleda, Sun Bum, and more

By on September 6, 2017
Products I used up over the summer

I’ve filled up another little bag with empty products that I used up over the past season. As is typical, most of the bag is full of skincare—I managed to go through 6 serums, actually, which is some sort of accomplishment. There’s also cleansers, moisturizers, a little bit of makeup, and some hair and body care. In general, I really liked a lot of the stuff I used up, too!

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Monthly empties: September 2015

By on October 7, 2015
Products used up during the month of September
Products used up during the month of September

Happy October, guys! I have a bundle of skincare and makeup products, plus a few other home bits, that I used up this past month. I have both hits and misses here, some American products, some Korean products, and some cruelty-free products. I’ll quickly talk through what I thought of each one!

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Monthly empties: August 2015

By on September 4, 2015
Products used up during the month of August
Products used up during the month of August

This month was an exercise in finishing up a lot of bottles that have been sitting in my bathroom for too long. I was able to empty out a whole handful of moisturizers, plus some other skincare and haircare. It feels good to be able to toss redundancies in my collection, since I’m always needing to be very space conscious! I’ll walk through each product I finished and let you know what I think.

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Monthly Empties: April 2015

By on May 1, 2015
Products used up during the month of April
Products used up during the month of April

Throughout April, I used up a lot of skincare products that had been lingering around in my collection for a while, and there are a few additional items that aren’t pictured above. Highlights this month include the Pixi Glow Tonic, Clarins Shaping Facial Lift serum, a Nature Republic Ampoule, and a couple of treatments from Andalou Naturals.

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Monthly empties: March 2014

By on March 31, 2014
Products used up during the month of March
Products used up during the month of March

For 2014 I’ve started keeping track of the products I use up each month, and throughout March I finished a mix of skincare, cosmetics, body and hair care products. Keeping track helps me keep focused on using stuff up rather than just hoarding half-used containers, and it gives me the opportunity to say a few words about stuff that might have otherwise passed by without a full review.

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Makeup

Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF 15

By on March 22, 2014
Wearing Clarins Everlasting Foundation in 108 Sand
Wearing Clarins Everlasting Foundation in 108 Sand ($39 for 1.0 oz.)

The Clarins Everlasting Foundation is one that I’ve been trying out for the past week. This is a liquid foundation that promises to even out and illuminate the complexion and last all day, and it offers SPF 15. The description is pretty much as simple as that, and I didn’t go into this knowing a whole lot about it besides having heard some vague but positive things about it on the internet.

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Monthly Empties: February 2014

By on February 28, 2014
Products used up during the month of Feburary
Products used up during the month of Feburary

For 2014 I’ve started keeping track of the products I use up each month, and throughout February I finished a mix of skincare, cosmetics, body and hand care products. Keeping track helps me keep focused on using stuff up rather than just hoarding half-used containers, and it gives me the opportunity to say a few words about stuff that might have otherwise passed by without a full review.

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New year, new series: monthly empties!

By on January 31, 2014
Empties for January, 2014
Empties for January, 2014

I always enjoy reading about the products other people use up, and I’ve decided to start recording my own finished products. By documenting them monthly, I’ll be able to keep the list from getting too long and it’ll give me a chance to talk about some of the products that might otherwise slip by without a review. Through the month of January I finished up a mix of skincare, bath and body products and want to offer some thoughts on how they worked for me before I dispose of their remains.

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