Second Trimester? Check. Melasma? Check

This week we officially entered the THIRD trimester of this pregnancy. 28-weeks!!!! So many milestones. Lots of pee tests. Lots of blood tests. Lots of skin changes. I'm not going to do a countdown list because I really haven't bought a lot of new skincare. What I have had to do is figure out how [...]

An Introduction to Vitamin C

If you are new to serums and branching out your skin care beyond Cleanser + SPF & DONE! (which honestly for daytime has been all I wear some days), Vitamin C is one of the least expensive, highest impact products you can purchase. A close second might be niacinamide (that is if it works for [...]

My Miscarriage Journey

Last December we announced we were pregnant with our first pregnancy. We were excited, scared, and I was sick as a dog all winter break. We weren't trying to get pregnant yet but we also weren't preventing anything. If it happened awesome, if not we wanted to get through the holidays. So to my Surprise [...]

Just a Little Chat

Life is starting up, colleges are heading back to a fall semester full of a lot of unknowns, but in my area life feels like it's trying really hard to get back to our pre-pandemic lifestyles. I work at the same university that recently made headlines because of fighting before school even started and shoulder [...]

Retinol | For Beginners

Retinol or treninoin (prescription only) are derivatives of Vitamin A thus making them antioxidants, very powerful antioxidants to be specific. Treninoin (Retin-A) is only available as a prescription. Most over the counter retinol products use retinol, retinyl proprionate, retinyl acetate, retinyl lineolate, and retinaldehyde. This class of skincare products are amazingly popular. Everyone from tweenagers [...]

What Are ‘Dry’ and ‘Wet’ Body Oils

If you're confused by this term, don't worry so was I when I first heard it. Oils are definitely not dry? So how can they possibly be termed 'dry'? And what are wet oils? How do I use them? https://www.instagram.com/p/BuXQGctnBwe/ Dry body oils are those that are absorbed into the skin almost immediately leave almost [...]

A Tall Girl’s Fashion Rant

During this coronavirus quarantine I've been watching a load of Youtube videos. People doing day to day activities, even if it were last year's videos, are so calming. Watching people go about their normal activities makes me feel like 'normal' life exists around me. Home improvements and the latest fashion finds online just gives me [...]

Hair Products you shouldn’t be buying from a name brand

Name brand products can offer some amazing quality, the problem is that you pay for it as well. Every name brand will not only sell you their add-ons like hair clips, sectioning clips, brushes, etc. Those you products that cost pennies to make and offer HUGE profits for a company. I'll be featuring products available [...]