Dr. Barbara Sturm

I’ve been asked to review these products more than any other products in my collection! I give to you the long overdue Dr. Barbara Sturm review. Cleanser This foam cleanser dispenses in a soft and plush foam form. The aloe vera and panthenol soothe irritations, while the active ingredients and mild surfactants help clean the skin. I really love how this leaves my skin feeling after cleansing. It’s never irritated my eyes, and it’s a…

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Natural Deodorants

This has been a burning question across a lot of my instagram posts and stories. I’ll post about a deodorant in one of my routines or shelfies and people will ask “Does it work?” again and again. I’ve rounded up ALL the natural deodorants that I could find interesting enough and I’m ready for the nitty gritty (a few I’ve tried are missing, but for good reason). We will judge them in three categories: Scent,…

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Hidden Gems – Paula’s Choice Boosters

I’ve always been infatuated with the Paula’s Choice brand. Not only because Paula Begoun is the cosmetics cop, but also because the products just work! Everything Paula makes is gentle and safe for the skin. With that promise, I’m always comfortable trying out her products. Also, she just acts based on research and holds the same ideals as I do: no fragrance, no essential oils, no drying alcohols. My holy trinity! These are the skin…

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Everything Biologique Recherche

Last November I ordered my first bottle of Lotion P50 by Biologique Recherche. My skin (and life) changed shortly after. I introduced more BR products in May, the placenta serum and creme. My skin felt new. In August 2018, I visited BR in Athens and I got a comprehensive consultation. Since then everything makes so much more sense about what my skin needs! Let’s break it down. Biologique Recherche is a Parisian brand. Their business…

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Beauty Storage

My precious treasures! There’s a lot of them and I have to keep them in one place and organized. I keep most of them on this shelving unit I got from IKEA in white. It has glass shelves and looks very chic in my bedroom. I store all my perfumes, candles, magazines, jewelry and oils on this unit. For my perfumes I like to use trinket trays I find at Home Goods. They make the…

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The Faux Tan Edit

I’ve been meaning to gather all my favorite faux tanners for you all and do a break down of exactly what I like to use and for what. I’ve tried quite a few this past 8 months and I can confidently say, I’ve got the tanning game down to a tee. Let’s dive in! Prepare your body First thing I do before I apply tanner is to exfoliate. I like to use the Juara invigorating…

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Anamorphine by Overose

If you’ve followed me long enough you know I’ve been obsessed with Overose candles. These candles have become my most photographed while featuring my night time routines on my Instagram. All the overose candles are unique, but this one is just one in a million. It is the perfect balance of femininity and masculinity. The fragrance features bromeliad flower, rose, black plum, smoky vanilla, and an overdose signature orchid all finished with a touch of tobacco.…

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COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Cream Review

The COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Cream sure is a mouthful, but it’s also one of the most used and loved products in my entire collection. I’m having to squeeze out the last few bits of it and I thought it’s probably about time I wrote a proper review on it. Let’s break it down. What is it? This clarifying moisturizer has hydrating and healing properties. It’s full of humectants like propolis, repairing ingredients such as…

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Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Review

If you follow me on Instagram you are probably sick of hearing me talk about this product! The Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation has been one of the most coveted foundations. The Japanese brand was founded in 1986 by Japanese actress Ai Saotome. Ai began working on a foundation designed to deliver radiant skin on and off screen, as she was tired of using heavy, mask-like makeup bases. She first created the Moisture Foundation in the red…

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Skincare Review – Bioderma Atoderm Line

When referring to skincare, we often forget to include our bodies. I have made a significant effort this past year to invest more time in caring for my body. I still haven’t managed to successfully moisturize all areas of the body daily, but I am doing my best! I did get the chance to test every single of the aforementioned products from Bioderma’s Atoderm line. Bioderma is a brand that I hold close to my…

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Skincare Review – Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

Tried and tested, the Summer Fridays jet lag mask. This thing you’ve been seeing all around instagram and the internet in general. I caved in a couple of weeks ago and ordered it. I didn’t want to believe in the hype, and I was almost positive I was going to hate it because of these last few ingredients on the list: corn mint, peppermint, and orange peel oil. But then I tried it for the…

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Beauty Park x Beauté Défilé Beauty Box

I have worked with Beauty Park to put together a unique selection of products for you! These are some of my everyday staples and if you follow my instagram you’ve seen them again and again or heard me talk about them on stories. I absolutely love shopping at beautypark.com because of their amazing discounts on luxury skincare and beauty. They asked me to curate a box just for my audience, and of course I said yes!…

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Skincare Review – Oumere No. 9 Daily Chemical Exfoliant

If you’ve been on my Instagram feed you know I’m an avid chemical exfoliant fan! I’ve tried so many, and I love the effect they have on my skin. It’s difficult to say which acid I prefer because I’ve found that acid ‘cocktails’ is what actually works best for me. When Oumere reached out to me to introduce me to their chemical exfoliant No. 9 I was more than impressed with their approach to skincare.…

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Skincare Review – Jordan Samuel The After Show Balm Cleanser

What is it? This beautiful balm cleanser is made of olive oil, squalane and cucumber extract. Free of fragrance, alcohol, and doesn’t really have any surfactants. Amazingly gentle, very effective in breaking down makeup, but definitely needs a second cleanse. How do you use it? I use this only as a first cleanse to remove makeup and it has never irritated, congested or dried my skin. I use a small spatula to grab the product.…

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Skincare Review – Grown Alchemist Intensive Hand Cream

What is it? An intensive hand cream infused with Persian Rose, Tamanu Oil, Argan extract, and Vitamin A. I purchased this from The Stell, about a year ago and I fell in love with the scent, the finish, the packaging, the brand, everything. It smells earthy, woodsy, and like a true red rose cut from the garden! I love how it leaves no greasy feeling behind and it absorbs immediately. What are the results? Supple, soft,…

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