Although I've listened to podcasts before, I started having shorter commutes and fell out of love with them. Although they're great to listen to as a way to pass time, I discovered that listening to them with meaning is so much better. I recently started listening to podcasts again a few months ago and have been listening to them religiously. Every morning, I get up and start my morning routine. While making breakfast, I turn on the computer and listen to my podcasts. To me, there's no better way to start my morning routine.
Each month, I strive to finish products that are almost used up because of Project: Finish Samples. The amount of sample sized or travel sized products I own is quite overwhelming. My reasoning? I keep thinking I need to save them for upcoming trips or overnighters, but really... who am I kidding?! Just how many trips am I taking on a monthly basis? I noticed my samples were piling up and so, in an effort to diminish them, I'm using them up! This month in my April 2017 empties, I really concentrated on finishing up hair care and skin care products. You can also see my last monthly empties post (here), where I cover mascara & body care.
Moor Spa products are 100% naturally derived and free of petroleum derivatives, synthetic chemicals and potentially toxic ingredients. Moor Spa products also do not contain any artificial preservatives or test on animals. I've used green beauty products before (post on why: here) and it's nice to see a natural alternative for the spa. Over the past few years, I've noticed more green beauty brands and existing brands changing formulations to be more natural-friendly. Since it's a new season, I needed a new skincare routine and I was able to try out a few products to put together a Moor Spa Skincare Review.
Found on magazine covers and various ad campaigns, it's no surprise that Gigi Hadid has great style. From street style star to supermodel on the runway, Gigi Hadid's outfits are so good, we want them for ourselves. Hot body and long, lean legs aside, Gigi has a true grasp on fashion. When it comes to finding figure flattering clothes while also appearing sophisticated and effortless, Hadid has it down to a science. This week, I've broken down a great outfit of hers so that you too can look like an off duty model have have a great spring street style.
Cleansing oils are fairly popular in the beauty scene, particularly in Asia. They're mostly used to remove makeup, but wash off cleanly with water. Read: cleanly. There's (generally) no greasy feeling, no oily film... just clean skin! The double cleansing method is my favourite way to remove makeup because I find that it generally removes most (if not all!) of my makeup in the first cleanse, and it involves a cleansing oil. I never really thought about how cleansing oils work until Erik (my fiancé) asked me how the oil helps to remove makeup. This made me think about it and want to do some research!
I was hanging out with some friends recently and were talking about how beautiful false lashes were. It can elevate an otherwise every day look to a glam, sexy eye. Long, full lashes are definitely the most coveted accessories year-round. But unfortunately, if you have fine lashes like me, sometimes layering on mascara just isn't enough. When I was younger, I thought false lashes only came around during Halloween and it wasn't until high school that I realized just how far false lashes have come for everyday use! Whether you step foot in a drugstore or specialty store, there are so many different styles of false lashes available now that there is something for everyone. And yes, you can definitely find natural false lashes!
I love trying out new products and I'm most excited when they turn out to be revolutionary products that change my skincare routine. I was able to discover the Shiseido IBUKI Smart Filtering Smoother Serum courtesy of Influenster. The claim for the Smart Filtering Smoother is that it helps to improve shine and visible pores instantly. The Smart Filtering Smoother acts as a serum, but has a finishing touch that helps to create photo-ready skin.
Growing up, I had extremely oily skin. This led to acne and feeling insecure about my skin (my story here!). I went through countless beauty products, different prescriptions and overall lifestyle changes. But barely anything changed. When I was younger, one of my mom's friends had recommended a facial oil and I was very skeptical that it would help my troubled skin. When oily or acneic skinned people hear about applying oils to the skin, they cringe and run away in fear. I did too, but trust me when I say there are definitely misconceptions about oils. In fact, oils can actually help to hydrate, protect, purify and help balance the skin. They also contain concentrated ingredients so a little goes a long way! (P.S. The facial oil actually helped my skin!)
I am by no means a fashionista. I'm probably the most far from it. If it's comfy, I'll wear it... probably even if it looks like a potato sack. In all honesty though, I have gotten so much better with my fashion sense. Trust me! That's why I mainly turn to Polyvore for fashion inspiration. Polyvore has a great community of people with good fashion sense and it makes it so easy to see exactly how to pair those crazy shoes you bought to different clothes you never thought would match!
Whether you're young or old, it's always nice to receive goodies at Easter. It's easier to put together things in a basket for kids, but what about the preteens and adults? Sure chocolate is always nice, but sometimes having a more customized basket is nicer. That's why I put together a little post for an Easter basket idea for the beauty lover in your life!