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May 2017

#Empties | May 2017

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May 2017 Empties

Is it an #Empties post already? Sure looks like it! Today I’ll be sharing everything I used up in the month of May. There’s not too much here, but I think that’s because I really tamed down my routine and usage. I was dealing with a bout of seasonal allergies all through the end of April and May. For me, that means that my skin is super sensitive and hates pretty much everything. I kept my routine basic and that meant that I used up much less product. I also limited the amount of face masks I was using, simply because I didn’t want to overload my skin here.

So without any more blabbing, let’s check out the May 2017 #Empties! Read more…

May 31, 2017

#SampleSunday | SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

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SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope your week has been swell. It’s been busy in this household right now with weddings, graduations (I have a highschooler now!) and packing for our vacation. But in between all of that, I’ve got a #SampleSunday post for you! Today I’ll be delving into the SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off. This is a fairly classic K-beauty staple and a lot of people have a lot of positive things to say about it. In this review I’ll talk a bit about what it is, what the ingredients are and how I felt the product performed.

So what exactly is the SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off? According to SkinFood this mask contains “…organic black sugar granules that exfoliate and nourish skin for a smooth, clean complexion.” That’s not a whole lot of info, so I went to check out info from other retailers. Most other retailers added some floofy language, but essentially say the same thing. This mask is an exfoliating mask that you layer on dry skin and let sit for 10-15 minutes and gently massage off with water.

With that bit said, let’s take a look at the ingredients and then see if we can see what we have going on. Below are the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA): Read more…

May 28, 2017

#GirlCrush | 001 Rijel

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#GirlCrush | 001 Rijel


What is your profession? Any hobbies?
I work in customer support, basically helping old people with fancy technology. Major hobbies? Oh man…I have so many, but if you were to ask the people that know me best, they are: knitting, sewing, and spinning yarn.

What is your skin type?
Combo. Read more…

May 24, 2017

#SampleSunday | SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

Happy Sunday! Today we’ve got a doozy. I emptied this last month and have been dying to talk about it. I’ve you’ve read the other reviews I’ve posted so far, you know I like to be honest and keep it real. No sugar coating here. So, let me start off by saying the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has won numerous people’s choice awards in various magazines throughout the years There’s a page on SK-II’s website to prove it even! But is it worth the heavy price tag? Let’s talk about what this product is, what the claims are, look into the ingredients, usage and then the final verdict. It’s a lot of steps, but for something like this, we need to get the info out there.

So what the heck is the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and why does it cost an arm and leg? According to SK-II, the Facial Treatment Essence is said to help “…replenish skin’s moisture to help prevent skin dryness, smoothen skin surface texture for soft & smooth skin and moderate skin’s renewal cycle.” So basically, you use this and you’ll even out the tone and texture of your skin while combating dryness and exfoliating your skin to promote quicker cell renewal. Sounds pretty excellent in theory.

Before we continue further, let’s take a look at the ingredients (as listed on CosDNA):  Read more…

May 21, 2017

#Watch | Gamora Cosplay Makeup

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Gamora Cosplay Makeup

For those who follow me from my previous blog, you know that I’m a comic book lover. I’m happy to be able to share this passion with my children. All three of my kids read and enjoy Marvel comics, so when the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) started taking off, they decided they wanted to delve more into it. It all started with a single comic convention and the next thing I know, my husband and myself are learning to make props, sew and do makeup. My daughter has cosplayed Kate Bishop, Psylocke and Peggy Carter and Tony Stark and Gamora.

With the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, my oldest daughter wanted to be prepared for the movie premier. And like any mom would do, I took the time to do her makeup. My daughter recently had her hair dyed, so we opted to go with her hair and not a wig. Also, since I’ve been meaning to have a good recording of the whole process, the hubs thought it would be a good idea to try out GoPro for it. Take a peek and let me know what you think!

Below is a list of what I used: Read more…

May 17, 2017