Category Archives: Moisturizer

A Refresher on Retinol and Your Skincare Routine

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by RoC Skincare. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Before we get into skincare, let’s talk a little about food. I promise you there’s a connection.

I started cooking regularly like five minutes ago and now I think I’m B. Smith…lol. No but seriously, back in 2014 when I started a new healthier lifestyle, I knew I’d have to commit to cooking regularly to ensure I knew (mostly) what was going into my body. I also knew I wouldn’t be able to keep the lights on AND eat out at healthy restaurants regularly, so I had to make it work in the kitchen. Thing is, while my meals have been amazingly delicious, my presentation game isn’t up the par so my food isn’t really IG or Pinterest worthy. It’s all good though—with practice I’ll get there. I did learn a thing or two recently at a cooking class I took at Sur La Table thanks to RoC Skincare.

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Here’s What You Need in Your Nighttime Skincare Routine

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Photo: Nasilele Photography

It’s Sleep Awareness Week! Now there are a long list of reasons to get a good night’s sleep regularly: better productivity, better overall health, better memory, hey, even better sex. But before you hit the hay, I want to make sure your skin is well-prepped for your hours of shut-eye.

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Hyaluronic Acid: What it Can Do for Your Skin + Some Products I’ve Tried

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Hyaluronic acid. So ill (as in the slang word “ill”) that it can hold a thousand times its weight in water—that’s hydration on a trillion, son. If you’ve never heard of hyaluronic acid or only vaguely know what it does and what it can do for your skin, saddle up because this post is about to give you a quick overview plus some products you might want to look into checking out.

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Here’s Why Your Skincare Products Might NOT Be Working…

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It’s #NewSkinNovember! If you haven’t already checked out the inaugural post which is FILLED with skincare info and tips you TOTALLY need to know about, click here to familiarize yourself.

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Quick Review: No7 Early Defence Day Cream SPF 30

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If you’ve never been to London or just not familiar with the No7 brand, it’s the housebrand of a chain of “drugstores” (quotes around that because, I mean, it’s more than a drugstore) called Boots that of course fills prescriptions but it’s also in many ways like an Ulta since they sell both mass (or self-selection as it’s called at Boots) and prestige beauty brands. I hit one on Oxford St. when I was in London last year that sold both Chanel and Sleek MakeUP. The No7 brand is that perfect in between of the mass brands and the prestige brands and has skincare, bodycare, and makeup under its belt. I’ve reviewed a ton of No7 products which you can check out here.

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Introducing: #NewSkinNovember + Skincare Posts You MUST Read

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After #SwatchesInSeptember and #OutfitsInOctober, I decided to keep the alliteration going with #NewSkinNovember!

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