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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence vs. Missha First Treatment Essence – $plurge vs. $ave

If you are anything like me, you’re always on the hunt for that Holy Grail (insert beauty product here) that makes every day a good hair/skin/makeup day. Driven by the endless optimism that the next product I try could be the one that changes my life, nothing is more satisfying than discovering something that does just that. When I shifted the focus of my skincare from reducing hyperpigmentation to increasing hydration, my skin responded by becoming plumper and smoother than it had ever…

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Beauty, Lifestyle

Bedtime Necessities & Morning Hacks

I feel like the older I get, the more I value sleep. When I was younger, not getting enough sleep was annoying, but not completely and utterly debilitating in the way it is now. And you know those days when you come home so tired that you lie down to take a nap, but actually end up sleeping through to the next morning? Well on those days, I feel like I’m living my BEST life. It’s just so damn indulgent…

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Beauty

3 Water/Gel Sunscreens That You’ll Actually Want to Use!

Drink 2 litres of water, get 8 hours of sleep… there are many things we know we should be doing, but still can’t bring ourselves to actually do. Slathering an icky sunscreen on your face every morning is one of those things. As a beauty blogger who is constantly extolling the virtues of this serum or that treatment, can you believe that until a few months ago I wasn’t consistently using the one product that has the biggest impact in…

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The Perfect One-Step Cleansing Oil – Hylamide’s High-Efficiency Face Cleaner

If you’ve never heard of DHC’s Deep Cleansing Oil, it’s the touted HG of many a cleansing oil aficionado, whose company boasts that a bottle is sold every 10 seconds worldwide.  The first time I slathered it onto my face I remember thinking “Ooooh this feels luxurious!”  As every trace of makeup melted off when the oil emulsified and turned milky upon contact with water, I was even more impressed. Since I can pretty much use anything on my skin without reaction and…

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Beauty, Lifestyle

Everything You Wanted to Know About Switching to Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

A few years ago, the internet was abuzz with talk of activated charcoal.  People were serving it in juice bars, using it as a detox or hangover cure and even adding it to make bath bombs that turn your water an inky black (so fun, you should try it!).  At that point, I was starting to become conscious of what was in the products I was putting onto my body.  As a wave of natural beauty products flooded the market, my goal…

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