Decoding The Ordinary’s Products: Retinoids + Retinols


A lot of my friends and family have been asking me about cheap skincare products recently. Deciem’s The Ordinary line has been coming up a lot lately in conversation because of it’s low price, but nobody knows what any of it means. What’s do the percentages mean? What’s the difference between Retinoid and Retinol?

I’ve decided I’m going to have a series of decoding The Ordinary serums and treatments broken up into the sections they have on their website. I’ll be posting each product category so you guys feel confident in what you’re buying.

By the end you’ll know what they’re used for and if it’s right for your skin type, what the active ingredients target aka what the percentages mean, what to look out for, and when to use it (day or night).

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Easy Intro Skincare Routine for All Skin Types


Hey guys, it’s been a little while, but I’m putting together a very long, very informative post about decoding The Ordinary’s Retinoids + Retinols. Keep an eye out, should be up at the beginning of next week!

I wanted to put together a very quick post about what you can do to start creating a skincare routine for yourself. So if you’re completely lost and need help starting a routine this should help you out. Please keep in mind that it’s normal to break out when trying new products. Give it at the very least one week, but I’d suggest two unless the product is super irritating to your skin. You skin needs to adjust, just like anything else.

Below I have a 3 product skincare routine that a newbie, or something who doesn’t enjoy multiple steps can do. Aka this is great for your boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife who refuse to wash their face before bed.

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Dominique Cosmetics Latte Palette First Impression + Chatty Get Ready With Me

I recently got the new latte palette from Dominique Cosmetics made by the so sweet and beautiful Christen Dominique on YouTube. Here are my thoughts on the shadows and just some things running through my head while I was getting ready.

I had quite a few things go wrong while filming, check below before watching the video please!
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My Supplement Routine + What I Want To Try


Hey guys, I saw Twinspiration write about their supplement routine this past week so I thought I’d jump in on the trend, especially because I’ve been really consistent lately with taking all my vitamins. This will rally me to keep it up.

I’ve listed below all the supplements I take right now and why, a few I used in the past that I want to restart, and some supplements I want to try out in the future! Let me know in the comments what I should try now, and any suggestions you have for the future. Continue reading “My Supplement Routine + What I Want To Try”

How To Find Your Undertone, Pick + Swatch Your Foundation Shades


There’s nothing more irritating in beauty, outside of perfecting winged liner, than finding the perfect shade in complexion products. The struggle with finding your match can be real frustrating especially when you get home and it’s obviously not the right option for you.

I’ve written some tips below on finding your undertone (warm, cool, neutral, and olive), specific examples of foundation colors for all skin tones using Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Foundation shades, and things to keep in mind when matching and swatching yourself for complexion products.

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What’s My Shade Tag – Drugstore Foundation

Hey guys! I thought it would be really cool if we could make it easier to find our foundation shades without the hassle of returning them. I searched YouTube to see if this was already a video and couldn’t seem to find anything, please comment below if you know of someone that has done this video, but I decided to make a tag out of it! Check out how it works below!
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How I Edit My Makeup Pictures Using the Instasize App


I use Instagram more as a way to showcase my passion for beauty, and having a reliable way to edit my pictures means a lot to me and my success. As a blogger I try to keep up with my Instagram as if I were a brand. I try to post at least once a day, engage with anyone liking and commenting on my pictures, and explore the beauty tags to interact further. Overall I’ve realized one of the most important aspects of Instagram is my grid and the quality and consistency of my photos.

Below I’ve outlined how I edit my makeup close-ups, and common tools I use on the Instasize app.

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Winter Wishlist: Makeup + Skincare

Winter Beauty Wishlist

The beauty community is constantly changing, which means there are always new products to try, and I’m always on the hunt to find the best of the best. Since I can’t afford to buy all the amazing products right away I’ve put together some products I can’t wait to try and why they’re on my wishlist. I hope you guys enjoy, and maybe find something you want in your collection as well.

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