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SMD Cosmetics Alogel Skin Perfecting Gel Review

SMD Cosmetics Alogel

I’m still obsessing over my summer skincare routine. I want soothing skincare of light layers, anti-oxidants and high SPF. To soothe my hot, grimy skin, I’ve added Alogel by Korean skincare brand, SMD Cosmetics/Saimdang.

What is this Alogel?

A. Alogel is a lightweight, gel with botanicals that you apply after cleansing/toning and before moisturizing.

What’s it for?

A. According to SMD Cosmetics, this gel helps to soothe and hydrate skin. It’s like a “booster” for your skincare routine to add extra moisture.

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Dew Puff Konjac Sponge Reviews

Dew Puff konjac sponge

What is a konjac sponge?

A. It’s a sponge made from konjac root, a natural plant fiber. Are you familiar with shirataki noodles? They’re made from the same konnyaku root/yam!

How do you use a konjac sponge?

A: It’s so easy. You just wet it. With water, it becomes soft, and well, spongy. Rub it on your face in gentle circular motions and rinse. If you use a cleanser, make sure to rinse it out of the sponge very well. Hang up and let… Continue reading | 3 Comments

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Favorite Suncreens for the Body – 2017 Edition

Pola Negri

I posted my Favorite Sunscreens for the Face. I wear sunscreen every day. Saying that, I don’t wear sunscreen on my body daily because most of the year, my body is not exposed. I mostly wear sunscreens for the body in the summer or if I travel to a warmer climate. I do try to wear sunscreen on my hands every day. So, my needs and requirements are different for a body sunscreen than a daily face sunscreen.

Unlike my Favorite Sunscreens for the Face, you won’t… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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Favorite Sunscreens for the Face – 2017 Edition

Alla Nazimova

I wear sunscreen every day. I reapply it if I’m out in the sun. I’ll go out without makeup or without a bra before I go out without sunscreen.

I’ve been wearing sunscreen every day since I was 13 years old. This was a rarity for someone in my age range that grew up in the Deep Tanning Bed South. A lot of this had to do with gothness but also realizing that people that embraced their skintone always looked younger (and were happier) than those that didn’t… Continue reading | 18 Comments

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Colleen Rothschild Skincare Reviews

Colleen Rothschild Skincare

Colleen Rothschild is a skincare brand that boasts that they have “sensory-rich” products. I have a perfume blog. Trust me, I love things that involve the senses. But, when it comes to skincare, I tend to settle for simple. In skincare, I often take a term like “sensory-rich” as meaning “we use a lot of fancy fillers that are trendy or you haven’t heard of but aren’t really effective to sell you something expensive”. That is not the case at all with Colleen Rothschild products. Yes, they have… Continue reading