Category Archives: Oily/Combination Skin

TSABD Edit: Beauty Products I’ve Finished

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So this is a bit of a different kind of TSABD Edit. Normally I’d review a bunch of products that just came in, show you swatches, do a video demo, etc. This time around I’m talking about a bunch of beauty products I’ve finished. Now I’m testing this out—I’m not sure how effective a post of this nature would be (you’ll have to tell me if it helps you or not—be honest). Just because I didn’t finish a product doesn’t mean it’s not a good product. I am a recovering beauty junkie so I would buy a LOT of stuff because I lacked self-control (haha) and I also get a ton of product in from brands so there are products that are amazing but that I don’t get around to finishing because either it’s not something I need to use daily or because I have a gazillion others like it.

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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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TSABD Edit: Mattifying Skincare Products of Interest

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(I normally post my TSABD Edits on Tuesdays but this one took longer than I anticipated plus I’m going to be in Iceland next week so I wanted to get this posted before I leave)

Though it doesn’t feel like it right now (I’m in NYC), warmer temps will be here soon which means the quest for matte skin shall soon rise again. I know all too well the plight of the oily-skinned: you know the oil is a gift because it will help you look younger on average as you age, but fighting to de-Jermaine Jacksonize your skin can be rough. Womp womp.

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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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