Tretinoin – Going from .05% to .1% Strength

After using tretinoin for over a year at .05% strength I decided it was time to move up to the strongest strength. I did have some issues when I started with tretinoin and you can read about my journey here, here, here, here, here, and here. If you want some basic information on tretinoin you can find it here and here. I learned from… Continue reading Tretinoin – Going from .05% to .1% Strength

Acure Organics Day Cream

Another beauty box sample! I get to try so many skin care, hair care, and makeup products from all my boxes. I originally received a sample of Acure Day Cream in Target Beauty Box November 2015. I used it last winter and loved it. It was rich enough for my winter skin without being heavy… Continue reading Acure Organics Day Cream

SOO AE Snail Brightening + Moisture Mask

In addition to the monthly Ipsy bag, Ipsy offers daily deals. This mask was part of a mask bundle they offered recently and it was part of my #MaskaDayinMay 5/9 – 5/11. I got 14 masks for $15 so it was a great deal. I am pretty certain that this is the first snail product… Continue reading SOO AE Snail Brightening + Moisture Mask

innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Blackberry

This mask is from the Monster Sheet Mask Haul I did a few months back. I have seen a lot about innisfree online and this is the first mask I have tried from the brand. It is also the only blackberry mask I have seen so I had to try this one! I used this mask… Continue reading innisfree It’s Real Squeeze Mask Blackberry

It’s Not You, It’s Me – Product Fails

This is a series that I do to showcase products I am giving away for some reason or another.  You can see past posts in this series here, here, here, and here. I had originally planned to do these quarterly but I just accumulate products too quickly. These are products that I am giving away for a variety of reasons.… Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s Me – Product Fails

Leaders 7 Wonders Mediterranean Olive Brightening Mask Review

I discovered the Leaders 7 Wonders masks when I received the Amazonia Acai Anti-Pollution Mask in Beauty Beyond Borders August 2016 subscription box. I loved the mask so much that I found a sample pack of 5 varieties in this line. One of the varieties I also tried was the Leaders 7 Wonders Kalahari Melon Moisturizing Mask and it was good… Continue reading Leaders 7 Wonders Mediterranean Olive Brightening Mask Review

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

When I was researching Tretinoin (Retin A) CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser up over and over as the best cleanser to use with tretinoin. It was recommended by both dermatologists and people using tretinoin. It is recommended for normal to dry skin. I was leery at first because I have normal/combo skin that gets shiny in warm weather and… Continue reading CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

philosophy renewed hope in a jar Review

I received a 0.5 oz sample of this moisturizer with an order from philosophy. I started using it as my winter daytime moisturizer. It was a large enough sample that I was able to really form an opinion of how it worked for me. You can purchase this sample size on the philosophy website for… Continue reading philosophy renewed hope in a jar Review

Restarting Tretinion – Month 6

I started using tretinoin in mid-April. I used it until a week before I went to the beach and the week I was there. Sun exposure can damage your skin when you use tretinoin and I wanted to avoid that. You can learn more by reading  Tretinoin (Retin A) and  Tretinoin / Retin-A Cheat Sheet. I… Continue reading Restarting Tretinion – Month 6

Month of Asian Skincare Review

On January 2 I started using an Asian beauty routine in the morning and at night. In the post, Korean Skincare Routine, I discuss the steps involved and the purpose of each step. I discuss the individual products I used in Products for a Month of Korean Skincare. I used samples from Beauty Beyond Borders to create my… Continue reading Month of Asian Skincare Review