Review: Tom Ford Cheek Brush 06

Sunday, July 30, 2017

I have a little bit of a confession. I have major regret, and it's beauty buying related. Years ago, I had been lusting after Tom Ford Cognac Sable quad for many moons. So many in fact, that it was discontinued before I could purchase it. I regret this, immensely. When I heard that the Tom Ford brushes were due for an overhaul (source), I immediately resolved to not feel this same regret. So I recently splurged and bought the 06 Cheek brush that I had been making eyes at for the last few years.

Blemish Skincare Routine - Summer 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Good afternoon!

I tend to get a few scattered pimples that time of the month, a cyst somewhere on my jaw and a some inflamed whiteheads. The cyst usually dominates my chin (on those days, the cyst IS my chin, ouch) and the whiteheads occur primarily in my t-tzone (nostril is a popular respawn spot). I retaliate fast and hard by switching to some centella heavy products that reduce redness, inflammation, and soothe when acne is at its worst. 

Review: Olivarrier Fluid Oil Squalane

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
 Good afternoon!

I recently received a new skincare item that I was pretty excited about. Jolse kindly sent Olivarrier Fluid Oil Squalane my way, and it worked its way into my skin care routine very quickly.

Manyo Factory Lactobacillus Bifida Mist

Friday, July 21, 2017

This is without a doubt, a product that I never thought I would ever care very much about. This plain brown spray bottle doesn't score many points for looks, but after a few months of use the Manyo Factory Lactobacillus Bifida Mist inside is one of my favorite substances ever. 

Travel the World: Chengdu, Sichuan Province China

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

 We recently had a day long layerover in Chengdu, China. It was my first time in central China, the Sichuan Province region. We didn't have very long to explore the capitol city Chengdu, but we made it a priority to see some giant pandas!

Mask Madness, Vol. VI: Sulwhasoo Clarifying Mask EX

Monday, July 17, 2017
Good evening!

I've been hitting this Sulwhasoo mask pretty regularly lately, enough so that I've managed to finish the tube in less than two months. The Sulwhasoo Clarifying Mask EX is a peel off mask from this Korean high end skincare brand. While I've used a few deluxe sized items from Sulwhasoo, I think this is the first product that I used long enough to write a full review.

[The SAEM] Cover Perfection Tip Concealer

Thursday, July 13, 2017

During the "winter" (CA winter, go ahead and laugh), I have been loving the moisturizing A'Pieu Creamy Moist Concealer, I wanted something more light weight feeling for summer. It's been hitting 110F in my area, and whatever I picked had to survive high temps. I recently bought a few shades of  The Saem's Cover Perfection Tip Concealer and have been riding out the heat waves with this product.

A Few Chikuhodo GSN Brushes

Friday, July 7, 2017

At the beginning of this year I ordered my first Chikuhodo fude and ended up buying a few more from the GSN series last month. I thought I would group my reviews of the four GSN brushes into one post.

Tom Ford Solar Exposure Palette

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Good evening! 

I'm having trouble falling asleep tonight, so I thought it was about time that I wrote up my review of the face palette that I've been using all summer. I purchased Tom Ford Solar Exposure a few months ago and it was hard saving it for my vacation, I wanted to use it constantly. 

Mask Madness, Vol V: [I'm from] Honey Mask

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Good afternoon. Today is another mask post, a review that I've been struggling to write for the last few weeks. Today I want to talk about the I'm From Honey mask, perhaps my most eagerly anticipated mask so far this year. I was so excited to get this honey mask into my hands and was really shocked by the results it gave me.