Drunk Elephant Bouncy Brightfacial Review

I've been experimenting a little bit more with my skincare lately. For years, I was really hesitant to make any changes - it took me a really, really long time to get my acne under control, and to get to a place where I was comfortable with my bare skin. Since it took me so long to figure it out, I was so nervous to make any changes to upset the balance! But I feel like I have a better handle on what's ok to change, what ingredients won't irritate my skin, and what kind of products I like, so I'm a little more willing to switch it up or try something new. The most recent thing that I tried and ended up loving was the Drunk Elephant Bouncy Brightfacial Brightening Mask.

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Accidentally Adaptive: StriVectin Neck Serum Roller

I am very into the skincare that I put on my face - I have a routine that I use, I love reading about new products and ingredients and their efficacy, and I'm always searching for the next amazing product. But I have largely ignored my neck up until now. I know it might sound silly, but I recently saw some pictures of a woman who had applied sunscreen to her face daily for decades but not to her neck... and the results were shocking, to say the least.

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Sephora Holiday Sale Picks

It's that time again - the Sephora Holiday Sale is here. It started on Friday for Rouge members, opens today for VIB, and later this week for Beauty Insiders. Rouge members get 20% off, VIB members get 15% off, and Beauty Insiders get 10% off - all with code SAVINGS, which you can use multiple times during the sale, which ends on 11/7. The code SAVINGS also gets you 30% off all Sephora brand products.

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Recent Beauty Favorites

For as much as I love beauty and skincare, I don't post about it that much. Typically, I have a very tried-and-true routine with both my makeup and my skincare, and don't deviate from it too much. I have my skin figured out right now, but in my teens and twenties I had to be very very careful about the products I used, which led to me being very hesitant to use anything outside of my normal routine.

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Accidentally Adaptive: Day After Dry Shampoo Brush

I have hair that gets very oily very quickly - but I also have a lot of very thick hair, so if I can get away with skipping a day or two of washing, it saves me a lot of time and effort. To do this, I absolutely have to use dry shampoo if I want my hair to look semi-decent on day two. This means that I have tried many, many different dry shampoos over the years, to varying degrees of success. But I have a new favorite to share today - the m'Chel Haircare Day After Brush.

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JVN Complete Blowout Styling Milk Review

Historically, I haven't always been the best at styling my hair. Part of this, of course, is my mobility - I can hold a blow dryer and aim it at my head, but that's about it. I also am lucky enough to have straight, thick hair that behaves pretty well as long as I dry it... to a point. But because I have so much hair, it also tends to get frizzy and poufy easily! I've played around with different styling products over the years, but never found one that seemed worth it - they either wouldn't really work, or they'd add too much moisture to my already greasy-prone hair. But recently, I started using the JVN Complete Blowout Styling Milk, and it's become a staple for me! I'm using it every single time I blow dry my hair.

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An Amazing Primer for Oily Skin

I tend to keep my day-to-day makeup pretty simple - I don't like to look too fully made up. Sometimes, though, I want to look a little more polished, and when that happens, I need something to help keep my incredibly oily skin at bay. I recently found a new product that works amazingly well at controlling oil and blurring pores - the Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder from Danessa Myricks Beauty.l

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A New Favorite: JVN Air Dry Cream

I tend to keep my hair care routine pretty simple - my hair can get greasy quickly, so I'm careful about adding new products and keep it minimal. Also, since I can't actually do my hair myself, I try not to add too many steps... less chances for something to get messed up or go wrong. But I'm not completely opposed to all products, and I have a new favorite. The JVN Air Dry Cream now has a permanent place in my routine - I love it so much!

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Shopping the Sephora Sale

I don't post a whole lot about skincare and makeup here - not because I'm not interested in it, but more because I have my favorite tried-and-true products that I tend to stick to. But I actually do really love all things makeup and skincare... and all things Sephora! Since the Sephora sale opens to VIB members today, I thought I'd share my favorites.

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