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In Julep, review, swatches on
December 6, 2017

Julep So Plush Ultra-Hydrating Lip Gloss in ‘Boss’ Review and Swatch

If you’ve been paying any attention to beauty trends, you’ll know gloss is making a comeback. However, the sticky, gloopy glosses of the past are long gone, replaced by silky, plush glosses that won’t make you feel like you’ve smeared pancake syrup all over your lips. Today we’ll be discussing one of the great gloss options on the market, Julep So Plush Ultra-Hydrating Lip Gloss in the shade ‘Boss.’

Disclosure: This post is not sponsored. I purchased this product myself with my own money. This post does not contain any referral or affiliate links.

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In jewelry, Lifestyle, review, subscription box on
September 30, 2017

Rocksbox Review | September 2017

Goooooood morning beautiful people! jk I’m writing this Rocksbox review on a Friday night fueled by what some people would describe as “way too much coffee.” Pfft, I don’t need that kind of negativity.  You’re still beautiful though, I wasn’t kidding about that part <3

Whatever time you’re reading this, it’s a great time to talk about jewelry right? Right. Let’s see what was inside my most recent Rocksbox!

Disclosure: This post contains a referral link, which is clearly labeled. Choosing to make a purchase using a referral link may mean that I receive some form of compensation at no additional cost to you, the consumer.

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In jewelry, Lifestyle, review, subscription box on
August 28, 2017

Rocksbox Review | August 2017

Raise your hand if you love jewelry, but get bored of wearing the same old pieces.

*Raises hand*

What about playing around with different looks to find something that fits your personal style?

*Raises hand*

Now keep your hand up if you have the budget to keep buying tons of jewelry you might only wear a few times.

*puts hand down*

If you’re anything like me, the idea of being able to wear new jewelry all the time without spending a fortune is a pretty exciting thought. It turns out, there’s actually a way to do that: Rocksbox!  Rocksbox is a way to try before you buy, or a fun way to switch up your look for those of us with commitment issues. You can rent 3 pieces at a time for $21 per month with free shipping both ways. I think it’s a pretty exciting concept, and I think you guys will love it. I’ll be sharing a review of my first Rocksbox with you, as well as giving you guys some more info about Rocksbox and what to expect if you decide to sign up.

Disclosure: This post contains a referral link, which is clearly labeled. Choosing to make a purchase using a referral link may mean that I receive some form of compensation at no additional cost to you, the consumer.

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In Makeup, review, Urban Decay on
August 13, 2017

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette: Has Urban Decay Finally Hit All The Right Notes?

Urban Decay has been my favorite makeup brand for over 10 years, but I, like many others, have been critical of the Urban Decay Naked palettes. Past problems have included an overabundance of shimmery shades with few mattes to help create a full look, and palettes featuring too many of the same tones, thus reducing the number of looks that could be created. UD has clearly been listening to our criticism by the looks of the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette, but did they finally get it right or is there still something lacking? Today, I’m giving you an in-depth review of the palette, as well as what I would have done differently if I had designed this palette.

Disclosure: I purchased this palette with my own money. This post does not contain affiliate links.

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In acne, review, skincare on
July 17, 2017

Differin Gel Review: How Differin Improved My Skin

Sometimes a product comes along that totally changes your skin. For me, Differin Gel was that product. When I was a teenager, I was pretty lucky to only get the occasional zit. It wasn’t until around 19 or so when I started to suffer from major breakouts, including occasional bouts of cystic acne. I was able to get most of that under control with aggressive AHA and BHA usage, which thankfully my skin can tolerate, and switching to a low pH cleanser. (If you’d like to learn more about why a low pH cleanser is important, especially for acne-prone skin, then check out this super informative post from SnowWhiteandtheAsianPear) However, even with that routine, I was still having a lot of problems with texture, especially little clogs/bumps all over my cheeks. As a makeup addict, this drove me crazy because unlike a zit, which can kind of be hidden, my texture was just always there, and makeup only seemed to make it look worse.

I was ready to start trying something new, and right around that time it was announced that Differin would soon be available for over the counter purchase. Around this same time, Poshly offered to send me a set of all three Differin products to test out and review, so I lucked out and got to try these for free.  As usual, I’ll be sharing my honest thoughts and experiences with you. At this point, I’ve finished a full-size tube of Differin, so I’m ready to share my results with you all!

Disclosure: I received these products for free in exchange for an honest review on Differin’s website. This post is not sponsored. This post does not contain affiliate links.

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