My Weekend Travel Essentials

This weekend I was able to travel out of the the city and enjoy myself in wine country. A weekend away was exactly what I needed. The open air, good wine, and fantastic company!

my weekend travel essentials

Weekend travel is short and sweet, but always worth it. I always make sure to pack my bag for anything I could need, especially when the weather is fluctuating. I love products that can multi-task or work with other pieces as it’s important to pack light while not feeling like you’re missing a limb.

Here is my weekend travel essential list.Read More

My Summer Skincare Routine

If you were checking the Portland weather this weekend you will know we had lots of sunshine. There were sunglasses to be worn and sunscreen to be slathered on shoulders. After an exceptionally long winter, it seems like sun is finally in season.

summer beauty routine

With sun comes a change in skin, as we are producing more oil and the UV rays are harsh and unforgiving. That’s why I’ve revamped my skincare to take care of this quick change in seasons to make sure I still have a healthy glow while making sure to keep my skin free of oils.
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Favourites Friday #74: Updating the Basics

I’m the kind of person who likes to change things up. I can’t remember the last time I had the same laptop background for more than a few months, and I’m moving my hydrangea plant to different spots every few days. I’m the same way with my makeup routine.

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While I have products I love, I always welcome something new that adds to my basic look. This week I was able to find a few new products and tools that have {temporarily} replaced the products that I pick up day after day. Some are cult favourites, while others are ones that I couldn’t be more happy that I spent time snooping around the store.Read More

A Look Into My Nightly Skincare Routine

You know what I talk a lot about? My skin. Why? Because it’s the first thing everyone sees.

nightly-skin-routine

My skin is my temple and I treat it well. After years of awful acne and inflammation like none other, I have found a routine that makes my skin happy, which makes me happy. Today I thought I would share my routine with you, in hopes that it will also benefit your pores.

Quick Note: I have fair, oily, inflamed skin. If you have dark, dry skin, you might consider trying another path. Buying products and using routines geared toward your skin is very important.Read More

The 16 Beauty Products I Buy Over and Over Again

While I love trying out new products and using about every sample the store gives away, there are some tried and true products that will always be in my routine.

Today I’ve compiled a list of the products that have been staples in my beauty routine for years now. Some of them are more recent than others, but every single one is something that I think is necessary for me to look (and feel) my best. These products have gotten me through the rough times (Hello, finals week with my period) and have made sure I’m primped in the good moments. Everything in this list is perfection, so why not share?

Hopefully you will try some of these and they will make it into your routine just like they did mine!Read More