Summer Glow and Natural Bronze Products

Products that give me all of the glow as well as leave me sun-kissed without the UVAs. Preparation Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 or P50 PIGM 400: for the ultimate exfoliation and to keep your pores clear and any discoloration away. Dr. Dennis Gross IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum: it’s a nourishing vitamin c treatment that at the same time protects the skin from urban aggressors as well as gently exfoliates for an instant glow. Puyikang…

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Morning Rituals

I finally give you my morning skincare routine. Everything I use every single morning with a few of my alternatives too! You guys have asked me numerous times for a step-by-step morning skincare routine! I am acne prone, oily, and dehydrated. I’m using a lot of specialized skincare which I know can be hard to get your head around, but I’ve written a comprehensive breakdown on all Biologique Recherche products, including Lotion P50. I purposefully…

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Gisou Honey Infused Wash & Conditioner

What is it? Gisou finally came out with their own shampoo and conditioner duo and I was so excited for this launch. First, I knew the packaging would be dreamy, and I wasn’t disappointed. Moreover, the ingredients blew me out of the water. I knew these were going to be infused with the Mirsalehi honey, but I wasn’t sure if she would be able to make them sulfate- and silicone-free. But she did it! Gisou…

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Balmain Paris Hair Couture Revitalizing Shampoo, Conditioner, and Mask

What is it? Balmain does hair, yes! Can I just say from the get go, I am 1000% impressed by the line? I just love everything I’ve tried and everything seems like it’s made with a lot of thought, precision, and a lot of amazing ingredients. The revitalizing shampoo is something made of dreams to be honest. Infused with Vitamins E, F and P, this gentle cleanser repairs and strengthens from the root for softer, healthier…

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Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

What is it? The Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair line is targeted to those with dry, chemically treated or damaged hair. The claims are that it provides hydration benefits through a unique combination of algae extract, panthenol, and biotin. Algae extract nourishes and strengthens the hair while panthenol enhances hair elasticity, moisture retention and flexibility. Biotin strengthens the hair shaft and hair follicle to prevent future damage. The products I tried from the line are the…

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Leonor Greyl Bain TS Shampooing, Creme Regeneratrice Conditioner, and Masque a L’Orchidee

What is it? Leonor Greyl is a luxury french haircare line that has recently gotten more and more of the spotlight. I always admired the beautiful white packaging and the goldest gold of their hair oil. Everything seems so decadent. I finally got the chance to try some of their products. Here’s a breakdown according to Leonor Greyl: Leonor Greyl Bain TS Shampooing Balancing Shampoo features an advanced dual-action formula that removes follicle-clogging impurities from…

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Amika Normcore & Kure Shampoo and Conditioner

What is it? The normcore signature shampoo and conditioner from amika are targeted toward those that need a boost of hydration, softness and shine. They are “everyday” products loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. The kure repair shampoo and conditioner are targeted toward those who may have damaged or chemically treated hair that need some help. They are formulated with keratin and wheat protein to mend and strengthen damaged hair. All amika products are free of…

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Gisou

Gisou, founded by Negin Mirsalehi, is a hair care line that features the Mirsalehi honey from their family bee garden. I have had the pleasure to experience a few of the products from the line for the past year and I get asked all the time what I think of them! Let’s look at everything a little bit closer. Gisou Honey Infused Hair Oil The most popular from the line, the hair oil, is something…

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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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