2020 GIFT GUIDE

2020 GIFT GUIDE

Let me first start off by saying that I am a clinically (not really) diagnosed (and proud) shopaholic. I spend days researching, finding the best deals, and making sure I'm buying quality products. My family and friends trust me to guide them in the direction of the best items all while saving them $$$ (humble [...]

Crystals for Beginners

Crystals for Beginners

“In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.” -Nikola Tesla So you're giving into the hype and you want to know what this whole crystal thing is all about. I don't blame [...]

Clarisonic Mia vs. Foreo Luna

Clarisonic Mia vs. Foreo Luna

Hey all! I'm gonna get straight to the point because I'm sure going on a long tangent about how I haven't been on in months doesn't interest you. Because same. One of the most common questions I get in my inbox is "what's the difference between a Clarisonic and a Foreo?" or just "what skincare [...]

“Why Won’t My Skin Get Better?”: Common Skincare Mistakes You Might Be Making

You buy the expensive products. You read the various articles online. You even might have seen your local esthetician for advice, and still NOTHING has helped. "WTF?!" you scream into the mirror after many days/nights of using your $200 regimen that was sold to you with the promise that your skin would look better; only [...]

Facials: The Beauty Ritual You Need In Your Life

Facials: The Beauty Ritual You Need In Your Life

People always ask me what the point of a facial is. They're a bit spendy (depending on where you go), it's an hour (or more) of your time, and some people really don't understand the benefits of an appointment dedicated specifically to your skin. Alas, don't fret, I'm here to explain!  Generally people are more [...]

10 Healthy Skincare Habits You Can Start Today

10 Healthy Skincare Habits You Can Start Today

So I think one of the most popular and frequent questions people ask me as an esthetician is "how can I make my skin look better?" I went over the basics you should start with in my post The 7 Deadly Skincare Sins, but I want to share with you some very simple, every day things [...]

My Experience With Lip Injections

My Experience With Lip Injections

Hello all, and welcome! I'm here this week with a review of an experience rather than a product. Unless you failed to read the title, you have already guessed what it's about. Yes- lip injections. The hottest trend in the beauty next to the balayage and bold brows (IMO).   Let me start off by saying [...]

How to Wreck your Skin in 7 Ways (The 7 Deadly Skincare Sins)

How to Wreck your Skin in 7 Ways (The 7 Deadly Skincare Sins)

So, if you're like me, you use any excuse to reference RomComs on the regular. i.e. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, AKA the inspo for my title/blog post. I honestly thought I was being really clever so if you don't think so just let me live and keep reading. TYSM. This is [...]

DANGER: Black Peel-off Masks

DANGER: Black Peel-off Masks

Hello everyone, your friendly neighborhood Esthetician here to ruin yet another viral beauty trend. I'm gonna cut straight to the chase- those black peel off masks you're seeing everywhere? STOP USING THEM! Or if you've been interested in trying them, DON'T DO IT! Why is this? you say.... Well, I'm glad you asked:   You're [...]

Coconut Oil is Ruining Your Skin

Coconut Oil is Ruining Your Skin

Let me just start off on a different tangent for a second and say that Pinterest is one of the greatest things that has ever been invented. Seriously, I will spend hours upon hours pinning to various boards that I've spent arguably way too much time naming and organizing. HOWEVER, there is a huge downfall [...]