Acne Scars

The Little Serum That Could, Part III

Looks like we unintentionally got ourselves a little serum series. The criteria? Small but powerful. We explored a blemish-busting anti aging offering here, a luxe skin-plumping natural serum here, and now it's time for the next contender. 

The Little Serum That Could, Part III

Great & Gentle Acid Exfoliants To Try This Season

The start of autumn is a great time to kick-start your skincare routine. The weather is cooling down and the days are getting shorter and shorter. It's time to start sloughing off the sun damage and reveal brighter, younger looking skin. 

Great & Gentle Acid Exfoliants To Try This Season

The Sheet Mask That Packs A Punch #SkincareSunday

I've always been intrigued in the beauty regimes of women in other parts of the world. I especially respect the dedication and complex skincare routines of Korean women. I've dabbled in Korean skincare here and there and my favorite thing has been sheet masks so when I got the chance to choose some Sulwhassoo products to try out, I had my eye on their sheet mask offering - the Sulwhasoo Snowise EX Brightening Mask.

The Sheet Mask That Packs A Punch #SkincareSunday

A Retinol Serum for Beginners

I have dabbled in my fair share of retinol concoctions - moisturizers, serums, oils... oh my! While the jury is still out on the oil (Sunday Riley Luna is currently being tested) I wanted to share a simple, easy to use and easy to find lotion with retinol that I have been using at night for the last few months. It's the Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Concentrate and it's lovely.
FYI: Retinol & Retinaldehydes are the more gentle "over-the-counter" derivatives of trentinoin. Trentinoin is found in prescription products like Retin-A and is a lot more aggressive. 

A Retinol Serum for Beginners

The (Good) Stinky Stuff

One of the first things I do when trying out a new beauty product is smelling it. I can't help it. The Boyfriend calls me a truffle pig because I'm always smelling stuff in stores. Is that weird? Am I alone here? Are there any other truffle pigs out there?

*cricket noise*

Alas, today's post is about two skincare products in my current regimen that smell absolutely disgusting but they work so well that I am able to get over that fact. 

The (Good) Stinky Stuff

Enlightenment ft. Estée Lauder

I received the (relatively new) Enlighten range by Estée Lauder last week and I'm excited to put it to the test! I've had my eye on it ever since Café Makeup blogged about her great results. I've been battling hyperpigmentation for most of my adult life (thanks, old acne marks and sun damage) and this range targets all those issues and promises an even complexion. I'm rrrready to see the light!

Enlightenment ft. Estée Lauder