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Beauty Roundup: Latest Loves

November 6, 2017
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Hi everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Of course, I must preface this post with an apology for my long absence. While I’m so thankful to have been working on so many exciting projects (more specifically on my Instagram feed) as well as redecorating our cozy NYC apartment, it has also kept me away from sitting down and properly putting my thoughts on paper. But fear not- I’m back with a fresh new beauty post for you!

There have been so many new products that I’m eager to share about, but 5 main products stood out from the rest, each from truly outstanding brands. From anti-aging, to acne care, down to brightening & hydrating, this list of products does it all.Β  Read on to learn more about these latest beauty loves!

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3 Products that Transformed My Skin in a Week

July 31, 2017
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Summer is always tough for oily-prone skin (or any type of skin for that matter really). Hot, humid (especially in NYC) weather mixed with sweat does not make a great combination. In addition to this, lately I had been suffering from deep, closed comedones and blemish scarring in addition to dullness. I tried clay masks, both chemical and physical exfoliators, and various types of serums. At the end of the day though, these three products won out and transformed my skin in just a week.Β Blemish scarring, enlarged pores, dull skin- they are all a thing of the past. Read on for my best skincare discovery yet!

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Beauty Roundup: Latest Loves

June 12, 2017
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Happy Monday everyone! Lately, it seems like there are new beauty launches every other day, and to be honest, even as a beauty blogger, it’s hard to keep my head on straight sometimes. There’s a new miracle ingredient here, an amazing breakthrough in this formulation there, and the list goes on! As a result, I’ve become rather cautious when it comes to these grand marketing statements and leave it up to my own research and trials to figure out what works and doesn’t. After weeks, if not months of trying many of these items, I’ve discovered a handful of true gems. And while I’m not a fragrance expert, I just had to include two scents perfect for the summer as well. Here they are, my latest beauty loves that are tested and true!

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Sun Protection: 6 Essential Sunscreens

June 5, 2017
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We just crossed the threshold into June.. which means summer is officially just around the corner! And on that note, it’s imperative we talk about sunscreen, which is crucial. Sun care aids in everything from shielding against sunspots and hyperpigmentation, delaying the onset of wrinkles, protecting against painful sunburns, and most important of all, preventing skin cancer. Unfortunately this is the most common form of cancer in the United States, yet it is also the most preventable. Proper education is key, and as we head outdoors to spend more time in the sun (in fairness, sunscreen should be worn no matter what the weather), make sure to try these 6 essential sunscreens for the summer.

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Beauty Roundup: Combination Skin Solutions

May 1, 2017
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We’ve all heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers,” as if the gloomy weather until recently is some type of harbinger to spring blooms and endless sunshine. It’s a pretty idea. For me (or at least for my skin), it just spells disaster. The constantly fluctuating temperature throws my combination skin into a confused tailspin (80 degrees one day and 45 degrees the next, thank you global warming). And as much I don’t like to admit it, my complexion has been utter chaos, so much so that I’ve raided my entire beauty stash in desperate hopes of trying anything and everything to soothe the onset of all your basic skin ailments. Thankfully after three weeks of experimenting, I’ve found the magic formula. Continue Reading

Clinical Trials in the Beauty Industry: Why Onomie Does It Right

March 10, 2017
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As a blogger with a heavy focus on beauty, I encounter countless pitches from brands claiming clinical performance as proof of efficacy – “98% improvements!”, “100% approval by testers!” and similar claims often bombard us. But actually explaining the science of clinical trials is something brands often sweep under the rug, because to do so means exposing how much of these claims are merely pretty packaging. And so, it was incredibly refreshing to learn about Onomie Beauty– a brand that prides itself on transparency, education, and consumer feedback. And all that hard work definitely pays off.Β  Continue Reading

Beauty Round Up: Favorite Exfoliators

November 25, 2016

For all of my US readers and friends, I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and are enjoying the long weekend with family and loved ones! In case you all need to take a break mid-Thanksgiving feast or need some shopping inspiration, here’s a beauty post just in time for theΒ fall and winter seasons πŸ™‚

This week, I’m rounding up all of my favorite exfoliators that truly deliver and sharing why each one has been a consistent winner in my book. As someone who suffers from combination skin, finding a good exfoliator is rather difficult. A product that won’t exacerbate dryness while effectively fighting acne and skin congestion is a godsend, if not a holy grail. Over time, I have tested countless masks that promise the same amazing results, yet time and time again, many fall short – except for these five amazing products.

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