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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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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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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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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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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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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The Wishlist Edit

Do you ever feel like you want so many things that if you don’t jot them down or add them to your cart you’re going to forget you ever wanted them in the first place? Well, that’s me! I wanted to make a wishlist of all the beauty related items I’m currently coveting in the hopes that some of you might have tried them and loved them or even better hated them and save me…

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Skincare Review – Biologique Recherche Lotion P50

I’d like to introduce to you, my new love affair: Lotion P50. You might be unfamiliar with the brand Biologique Recherche (BR). The brand is based in France and it’s a cult status skincare line that is only sold through spas that offer specific BR facials and other dermis related procedures. You can, however, purchase the products online via the spas that have online stores, like Rescue Spa, Paul Labreque, and a few others in…

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Best of: Moisturizers

Moisturizers used to be something that I absolutely hated! They would either make my skin sting or make me feel greasy and oily. The stinging was because I was using tretinoin, epiduo and prescription benzoyl peroxide. But I had to, cause the doctor told me to. Can you imagine how damaged my skin barrier must have been? No wonder I got giant hurtful red bumps that would stay on my face for months. The doctor never…

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Best of: Exfoliators

Who doesn’t want glowy, fresh, plump looking skin? A product that can reduce the appearance of pores, help with balancing out the production of oil, and get rid of any flaky dry skin? Yes, please! Let’s round these babies up! From Deciem to Paula’s Choice to Biologique Recherche, they’re all here. I’m going to list these AHAs and BHAs from least favorite to most favorite for your ease. Pixi Glow Tonic This is a good AHA…

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