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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tony Moly Liptone Get It Tint: Swatches and review (perfect for summer!)

tl;dr - Snackers, rejoice! Tony Moly's Liptone Get It Tints stay intact even when you're eating the messiest foods. Plus, the colors are bright, matte, and gorgeous - check out my swatches and selfies to see if you like the look. Prep with a rich lip moisturizer for longer, more comfortable wear.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

LA travel skincare + Sephora PLAY! favorites

The Jen Project's recommendations for weekend trip skincare, mainly drawn from Jen's Sephora PLAY! box subscription

I'm still chipmunky from my wisdom tooth extraction, but I managed to spend Memorial Day weekend playing tourist in Los Angeles! LA food and travel guide is en route - stay tuned...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Wisdom tooth wisdom: Smoothie recipes and skincare FYIs

tl;dr - Having your wisdom teeth removed sucks. Here are a few soft food recipes that helped me get through wisdom tooth surgery, and an overview of how I kept my problem skin at bay during recovery.
Monday, March 20, 2017

Acne and sugar: Can you have your cake and eat it too? (+ ombre cake recipe)

Here's a low glycemic load ice cream cake recipe from The Jen Project, a skincare blog for busy people. This cake will be less acne-triggering than most other sugary cakes.

tl;dr - Eating sugar (or any processed carbs) can cause inflammation and acne. Bad news for acne-prone me: I love sweets, especially cake. So here's my go-to low-sugar (but still impressive-tasting and impressive-looking) ombre cake recipe for when I'm craving something sweet and want to keep my skin clear.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sheet masking 101 + Tony Moly "I'm Real" roundup

Tony Moly It's Real Sheet Masks reviewed by The Jen Project
I love sheet masking! The application couldn't be easier: just open the pouch and slap the mask onto your face (no painting required). 20 minutes later, you're left with smoother, more hydrated skin.

Proper hydration is key to curbing issues like acne and wrinkles, so I've turned sheet masking into a weekly ritual. The cool (temperature-wise) sensation of having a sheet mask on my face feels like therapy to me – I think of it as my weekly "me" time (no spa appointment required!). I also love that you can sheet mask from almost anywhere: the thin, portable packaging makes it easy to slip a few sheet masks into your suitcase for trips.