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

Restarting Tretinoin – Month 5

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 Tretinoin – Month 5

Boxycharm January 2017

I subscribe to several beauty subscription services but I am always most eager to see what comes in my Boxycharm. You can see why – November BoxyCharm,  July Boxycharm,  Boxycharm – August 2016,  Boxycharm October 2016,  Boxycharm November 2016,  and Boxycharm December 2016.  It is the most expensive subscription I have at $21 per month but I… Continue reading Boxycharm January 2017

Korean Skincare Routine

Korean skincare has become mainstream. Target carries Korean and other Asian skincare products now. Many of us have incorporated products into our routines already. I have read a lot about Korean beauty routines and have decided to use all k-beauty products for a month to see how it works for me. I have a monthly… Continue reading Korean Skincare Routine

Restarting Tretinoin – 4th Month

To be totally accurate, I have been using Tretinoin (Retin A) for around 7 months with a 2-week break to go to the beach this summer. I was using 0.05% daily at the time I took a break. It had gone well in the beginning so I didn’t give my skin time enough to adjust and used… Continue reading Restarting Tretinoin – 4th Month