All posts tagged: acne

55% Lactic Acid Chemical Peel Review

This is the ultimate skin saver, I’m upset that I didn’t try chemical peels earlier. Makeup artist’s choice 55% Lactic Acid Chemical Peel Kit has completely changed my life! As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Makeup Artist’s Choice; I fell in love with their Mandelic Acid Toner (read the review HERE) , ended up moving up to the Mandelic Acid Serum (read the review here), and used it in combination with their Retinol serum. Yes, I was a huge fanatic and swore by their products – afterall, they were my holy grail! I carried these 3 essentials with me all the way to Hong Kong, where I dillegently used them everyday. I thought my skincare woes were gone forever, until I went back to the U.S. Suddenly, my skin wasn’t as clear as before and was actually getting worse. I blamed it on California’s weather (but please, our weather is perfect), I blamed it on the oily food I was eating (but I swear, I ate the same oily food back in HK). Basically, I didn’t know why my skin was breaking …

Youth Glow Eye Gel Review

Go Pure – Youth Glow Eye Gel Review

I’m only 22 and I’ve never used eye cream before. My motto before was always, “Don’t fix what isn’t broken, what’s natural is the best.” But now that I’m getting older, I realize that isn’t always the case. Eye cream is very important, afterall your eyes show your real age. I’m always worried that I’ll have wrinkles around my eyes, or dark eye circles… well thanks to Go Pure – Youth Eye Gel Review I don’t have to worry anymore! What I love about this product is that it is 100% NATURAL! Now, I’m a sucker for anything natural so I was so excited to try it out. It contains natural ingredients such as:  Plant Stem Cells Hyaluronic Acid Vitamin C Jojoba Oil Vitamin E and a Proprietary Peptide Complex and what’s great about the ingredient list is that I know about most of the products! Vitamin E is great for scarring. Jojoba oil is great for adding moisture. Hyaluronic plumps up your skin and helps with collagen. That’s just off the top of my head. All about the application Since this was …

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Amara Organics Retinol Serum Review

I’m no newbie when it comes to Retinol. Actually, I’ve been using retinol steadily everyday for about 3 years now. One of my favorite serums is from Makeup Artist Choice, but their serums are quite pricey. So, after using their products for 3 years, I was excited to try a new serum! Amara organics offered me a chance to try their retinol serum which is 2.5%. The highest that I’ve ever had! Now, retinol is something that your skin has to get used to and for some – it’s very irritating, so be sure to test a a little bit on a patch of your skin first. Some background information about the serum A tried and true age-fighting ingredient that actually works, retinol is by the far the best thing you can do for your skin to combat the signs of aging. Retinol works on a molecular level to repair skin and stimulate collagen, resulting in firmer, smoother, wrinkle-free skin. Speeds up skin cell turnover, fading discoloration and improving texture to give your skin a healthy glow. …

Organic Dandelion Root Tea – Kiss Me Organics!

Organic Dandelion Root Tea – With Hibiscus & Cinnamon Time for another review! Hopefully you guys aren’t too tired of my reviews by now, I know that lately my blog has been filled with so many… but I promise, just a few more reviews and then back to blogging about other things! Now, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before… but I am not a fan of coffee. I mean, sure, if you follow me on Instagram you’ll see that I occasionally drink coffee – but that’s only if I have a long day ahead of me or if I have a weekend all to myself. I’ve heard plenty of horror stories about people who are so addicted to coffee (aka my sister) and they get headaches if they go a day without coffee. Oh the horror!  Cue to Kiss me Organics! They have an all natural & organic Dandelion Root Tea that is also infused with Hibiscus & Cinnamon! Now, I love love love tea! If you haven’t noticed, I’ve tried both the Herbalife Tea & Tiny Tea; but …

Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask

Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask I was so excited to try out Pure & Essential Minerals Dead Sea Mud Mask  ! I was looking for a new mask to help with these stubborn spots ever since I came back from Hong Kong. Thank you Pure & Essential for sending this over, you guys are a life saver! Here is a little information about the Dead Sea Mud Mask, found on their website! The Dead Sea mud mask is laden with over 21 essential minerals from the Dead Sea. Each one is highly-renowned for its skin healing properties. While the mud mask does it job of deep cleansing, drawing out excess oils, impurities and toxins for an anti-aging effect, the organic essential oils keep your skin naturally hydrated, adding a softness and glow to your complexion. Benefits: – Dead Sea minerals cleanse and soften your skin, reducing pores – No harsh chemicals or artificial additives – No more expensive spa visits required for optimum natural skin care – 30+ facial mask treatments per …

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum Review

Vitamin C Serum for Face 20% With Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid I’m a huge fan of serums. If you have been following my skincare routine, I have been using makeupartist choice’s mandelic acid serum for 2 years now. But, with almost all skincare products – your skin hits a plateau after a while. So, I was on the lookout for a new serum that could help me achieve healthy, glowing skin. So, when I was sent a bottle of Amara Organic’s Vitamin C Serum , I was overjoyed! Afterall, everyone knows the benefits of Vitamin C. Their site claims that, “Forget the facelift, lasers, and chemical peels! Vitamin C has been shown to be just as effective at reversing the effects of time and environmental damage to the skin.” and also… Increases the production of collagen to bring back skin’s natural elasticity and counteract fine lines and wrinkles Powerful antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals to reverse damage caused by the sun, pollutants, and cigarette smoke Protects your skin from UV damage such as age spots, …

Winter Scrubs

In case you guys haven’t noticed… I’m back in Cali and am missing Hong Kong terribly. There’s one thing I don’t miss though – the crazy weather. Since coming back home, I’ve been undoing all the damage that has befallen it last month… thanks to the crazy stress of having finals a month early and the unpredictable weather… it’s safe to say that I’ve been looking like a train wreck all of November and most of December.  Read below for a mini review !

MASK OF MAGNAMINTY – LUSH

MASK OF MAGNAMINTY – LUSH My first real LUSH purchase! Oh, I was so excited when I was in Langham Place and was able to finally visit a LUSH shop after having extra money. As you know, I’ve only been in Hong Kong for about a week now and my skin has been pretty horrible. I blamed it on the airplane trip, and all the food I ate while in America but there seems to be another culprit: my vitamins. More on that later. I was able to buy this for 100 HKD and was given plenty of samples. I was given all those cleanses and moisturizer samples along with three cleansing bars. My friend, Rachel, who didn’t even buy anything got the same amount of samples but they were shampoo and conditioners. Mask of Magnaminty isn’t technically a daily ‘facial wash’; it’s actually a deep cleansing face and back mask. China clay and fresh peppermint reach deep down to pull the debris from your pores, giving you that delightful tingly-clean sensation. We add loads …

My Acne Story

Aren’t you guys lucky? Not only do you guys get to see me pimply, but also my weight gain. Oh well, I don’t care. These pictures are all available on Facebook (the most horrible one is – thanks to my best friend). I never thought in a million years that I would make a post like this, because I never thought I would be comfortable in my own skin. It just didn’t seem possible to me. I made this post to show and tell others that it does get better.. over time.  I’ve struggled with acne around the end of highschool (a little in middle school, but honestly… kids made fun of anyone who had a pimple here and there). I remember looking up posts of Frmheadtotoea nd QiuQiu and marveling at how well their skin turned out. They all suffered from acne and cleared up their skin.I also remember waiting for my skin to get better and hoping that I would grow out of it. After a while, I gave up. I never thought my skin would be …

D.I.Y Aloe Vera Mask

I like Aloe Vera; unsurprisingly I use it more during the summer than any other season. Why? Because I am prone to sunburns! If you’ve been forgetting your sunscreen and need something to help soothe those red rashes or burns, then Aloe Vera is perfect for you. It’s no wonder many companies sell Aloe Vera “Aftersun” Gel. So, how is Aloe Vera great for your skin? Aloe vera has plenty of vitamins, etc but for the purpose of this post I will focus only on its skin benefits. It’s great for healing burns or scars; relieves itching and soothes skin (which is why it’s used to treat sunburns), and it’s also 99% water so that means its very moisturizing for your skin! It also reduces inflammation.  I was tired of all the other Aloe Vera gels that I was buying, it had too many chemicals in it and didn’t work as well – so luckily my parents began to plant Aloe Vera in our backyard!  I actually have some more in the front yard. Here is 3 next …