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7 sunscreens for all scenarios and skin types

You can skip toners, serums, or even moisturizers but sunscreen is a must-have. So how do you find the right sunscreen for your skin type or lifestyle?

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Simple but powerful – Tunemakers essence review

The older I get the more minimalized my skincare routine becomes: minimal number of products with minimal amount of ingredients. For me it’s about quality, not quantity, and the fact that my skin just doesn’t do well when I throw too many things at it. So when I discovered the Japanese brand Tunemakers, I was immediately intrigued by their system.

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More than just a lotion – the AMOREPACIFIC Essential Creme Fluid review

At this point I think most of us have our skincare routine figured out: cleanse → tone → serum → moisturize with a cream/gel/oil → spf in the morning. So where do lotions/emulsions fit in the routine? I’ve often wondered that myself, which is why I don’t bother using them. But then the AMOREPACIFIC Essential Creme Fluid entered my life, and much a cliche rom-com, changed my routine in ways I could never imagine.

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Oh sheet! 6 mistakes you might be making with sheet masks

I’ve been a big fan of sheet masks since using my first one way back in 2004, but I feel like they really blew up with the recent Kbeauty trend, and now everyone and their mamas are using them. Slap on a mask, wait, remove it, and voila! Softer/brighter/smoother/firmer skin! It doesn’t get easier then this, so how could we possibly be doing it wrong?

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7 types of Vitamin C compared – which one is right for your skin?

If you’ve been reading this blog long enough or follow me on Instagram, you know my woes with Vitamin C. It’s an incredibly powerful skincare ingredient, yet my skin just doesn’t quite react to it like others do. Is it the type of vitamin c I’m using? Is it the formula? All this thinking lead me down the rabbit hole of hours of reading and research, and of course, a blog post with all my findings.

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Spring skincare discoveries (that I’ve been loving)

Asides from the dumb snowstorm that hit a last week, the temperature in general has been rising, which means my skin has been changing, and as a result, so has my skincare routine. Today’s post features some of my recent discoveries that I’ve been enjoying for this warmer weather!

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5 times when shopping in store makes more sense

With the online shopping’s convenience, super fast and free deliver, and nearly limitless product selections, shopping in store sounds almost archaic and counterintuitive. But even with all these benefits, there are times when it just makes more sense to shop in person.

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Beauty empties #12 feat. Naruko, Glossier, and Sulwahsoo

Despite clearing out another box of products, I feel like my stash is never ending, and it’s driving the minimalism side of me bonkers. But on the bright side, at least I finally get to throw out all these bottles and offer my unsolicited opinions on them! 😎

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Holistic skincare discovery – Alba1913 and more!

I’m a big believer of skin and body care being a holistic experience. From the scents to the textures, the products should nurture both our skin and our emotional well-being. One brand that resonates with this belief? The Poland-based Alba1913.

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Bye bye period woes – my 7 natural pms and cramp remedies

Ah yes, that lovely time of the month with many as names – Aunt Flo, shark week, the Red Wedding (high five GoT fans!) – as symptoms, which range from mildly annoying to downright agonizing. While a quick solution is to pop pain killers around the clock to get through the misery, today I’d like to share my alternative remedies that have helped me overcome my period pains.

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I used the $1 Nivea Creme on my face, and here’s what happened

You’ve probably seen the simple blue jar on your grandma or mom’s vanity or tucked away on the bottom shelf at a drugstore. It looks bland, feels bland, has a bland ingredient list, but its impact on my skin is anything but.

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The big (blog) photography guide: my tools, setup, and tips

Taking pictures is my favorite part of creating blog posts and one of the main reasons why Instagram will still be my favorite platform despite its wacky algorithm. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about my photos – what equipment I use and how I take them, so I figured it’d be easier share all the details with you guys here rather.

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