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Skincare edit – The Ordinary

The thing about skincare, is that it takes time to see real results. I’ve been using a few new items from THE ORDINARY. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the brand and have been wanting to try it for a while now. It’s a no nonsense brand where the user decides on what they want out of skincare. There’s a product for every concern and it’s easy to put together an arsenal that’s personalized to your needs. I know…

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My spring 2018 nail polish picks

Spring is a time of rebirth and a time of reinventing. Unfortunately for me, I’m still sick, I can’t spend time outside without being too cold and coughing up a storm. How else can I pump myself up without being able to bask in the sunlight? By doing my nails! It seems like a trivial thing, I know but there’s something about painting my nails that’s both comforting and rejuvenating. So while I can’t enjoy the spring flowers all day, at least…

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My favorite hand moisturizers

I’ve mentioned time and time again that the weather here takes a serious toll on my skin. My hands are especially under fire all day. I’m constantly washing my hands for one reason or another. During the deep winter, I’ve actually had my skin break and bleed… No fun at all. I’ve been doing my best to take better care of my hands and that includes replenishing their moisture often. Body Shop’s Almond Hand & Nail Cream is a delicate way to…

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Spring Lush Haul

It’s no secret that I love Lush. Every time I try and break away to find a new (and cheaper) brand, I always return. There’s something about the products that keeps me returning. Now that I’ve had plenty of time to see what works (and what doesn’t) I have my staple products. The weather here has made me change up my skin routine over and over again but at least with Lush, there’s some consistency in what I buy. So…

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MoYou PRO 18 stamp plate

I don’t buy as much nail polish as I used to. There aren’t many things that really get me excited when it comes to nails. However, when I saw the new Professional plates by MoYou, my heart leapt out of my chest. While stamping plates are not new to the nail scene, I really felt these patterns speaking to me and jumped at the chance to get them. What is a nail polish plate? It’s an easy way to create…

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My go to facial mask

I’ve always been experimental with my skincare because I could never find something that worked well enough. I spent most of my teenage years jumping around drugstore brands and my 20s were spent in Sephora searching for a holy grail product. Alas, there is no one miracle product but thanks to Dora, I’ve found something that has turned my world around. Cue the introduction to her 7% Pumpkin Exfoliant. “Polishes, nourishes, and firms the skin while gently exfoliating away dead skin…

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My fall nail polish picks

The one thing I love about minimalism is that you purge what makes your life hectic and embrace what you enjoy. I got rid of so many things when I came to The Netherlands and that included lots of unnecessary things from unworn shoes to clothing with tags still attached. While I cannot call myself a true minimalist, I do my best to keep free of unwanted clutter so that I can be stress free. However that does not mean…

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My updated skincare routine

My skin makes me feel like I’m a teenager. Not because it’s young and firm, but because I’m always breaking out. I started having acne when I was in 8th grade and it’s stuck with me ever since. I hate having to say that I have adult acne, but the more I see others my age with it, the less worried I am. I’ve gotten to the point now where my skin routine helps me battle the worst breakouts when…

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