Influenster Review Spree #4


We have reached hump day! On days like this my skin needs a pick me up as much as I do! Today’s review from the Influenster Poppy Voxbox is the Nivea In-Shower Body Lotion.


It’s designed to be applied after using and rinsing off your normal bath soap, and then it says to also rinse off the lotion. Seems quite counterintuitive if you ask me. Continue reading “Influenster Review Spree #4”

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Review + Demo: Philosophy Microdelivery Detoxifying Oxygen Peel

Philosophy may be in a contest with themselves to have the longest product names ever (Purity Made Simple Facial Cleansing Gel & Eye Makeup Remover, Renewed Hope in a Jar Overnight Recharging & Refining Moisturizer, etc, etc). Combined with their package design that incorporates usage instructions and inspirational sayings, there’s just a lot of reading involved when it comes to this brand.

But I digress.

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The product I will be reviewing today is the Philosophy Microdelivery Detoxifying Oxygen Peel. From doing a little research it looks like this is relatively new product, having launched just about a year ago. Continue reading “Review + Demo: Philosophy Microdelivery Detoxifying Oxygen Peel”

Dry Winter Skin Routine!

Happy holidays for those of you that are celebrating, and Happy Winter to all in the northern hemisphere!

This time of year can be simultaneously joyous and stressful for a lot of reasons. For all the things that have to get done during the holiday season, one thing that I never have time for is taking care of my skin.

As I’ve mentioned before, my skin is normal to dry type. The “dry” is especially emphasized in the winter months, mostly plaguing the skin around my nose and the backs of my hands. Not only are these chronically flaky areas unsightly, they also are rather uncomfortable and can expose my skin to breaks, increasing vulnerability to infection.

Over the years I’ve become better and better about taking care of my skin. I’ve tried many products of a wide range of prices, but have gradually narrowed down my routine to a few choice items. Here’s what I’ve been loving this year:

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For extra-dry areas:

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream: If you’ve read my review of the First Aid Beauty Facial Cleanser you’ll understand why I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this product. I use this all over my face and hands during the day and overnight. Within a minute my skin is left softened, even the scaly bits of dry skin. The formula is thick and will stay in place to provide extended hydration. It is fragrance-free and won’t irritate the skin. Unlike the facial cleanser, which had a plasticky smell despite being labeled “fragrance-free”, this lotion has a much more pleasant “unscented” scent. Try out a sample at your local Sephora or Ulta to see how well it works for your skin!

Continue reading “Dry Winter Skin Routine!”