Oily Skin

Review: Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation

I never got around to buying the original Dior Diorskin Forever foundation despite trying it in store multiple times. Since then, this foundation has been reformulated and when I put some of it on the back of my hand I knew it had to be mine. It felt incredibly light and blended easily without settling into the lines on the back of my hand. Shade 021 Linen looked like a good match for my lingering summer tan. Into my cart it went. Read on for my thoughts...

Review: Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation

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

LANEIGE Brightening Sparkling Water Foam

Korean skincare products are just more fun than the conventional skincare I am used to. I’ve been having a blast trying out the different formulas and textures. The texture of the day? Foam. Before you shudder and close your browser window, hear me out – this isn’t the scary drying Sodium-Laureth-Sulfate foam that strips your skin of all moisture. This foam is soft and fluffy, like a whipped cream.

LANEIGE Brightening Sparkling Water Foam

Givenchy Blurring Foundation Balm

Face makeup comes in many different variations – we have foundations, mineral powders, tinted moisturizers, BB creams, CC creams and… balms?

That’s right. Meet the Givenchy Foundation Balm… Teint Couture Blurring Foundation Balm, to be exact. This was the most exciting purchase I made during Sephora’s sale season and it’s time to try it out!

Givenchy Blurring Foundation Balm

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

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

Review: L'Oreal Sublime Fresh Purifying Gel Wash

Hey oily skin girls! It's absolutely gross outside and you feel like your skin could run its own oil refinery. You wake up in the morning greasy, you go to bed greasy... you're on a budget... WHAT DO WE CLEANSE WITH?

I have your answer - you cleanse with this: L'Oréal Sublime Fresh Purifying Gel Wash

Review: L'Oreal Sublime Fresh Purifying Gel Wash