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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Review

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream Review
Kiehl's says their Ultra Facial Cream is a "light-textured, daily hydrator" that "leaves skin comfortable and visibly well-balanced, particularly in harsh weather conditions. Our formula is made with Antarcticine - a Glycoprotein extracted from microorganisms sourced from sea glaciers and notable for an ability to protect skin from cold temperatures - as well as Imperata Cylindrica, a plant indigenous to the Australian desert which possesses superb water retention properties in dry conditions." This moisturizer is available in three sizes, 28ml ($24), 50ml ($44), and 125ml ($79). Kiehl's is not cruelty free. This product was made in the USA.

Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist Review

Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
Pixi says their Makeup Fixing Mist "prolongs makeup wear and keeps it from moving, melting, and settling into fine lines or pores. The rose water and green tea infused formula comforts, protects and balances skin for a fresh face. Extends and refreshes makeup, hydrates and balances. Sets makeup and adds a soft-focus finish." One of the original Pixi Skin Treats launches, the Makeup Fixing Mist contains 80ml (2.7 fl oz) of product and retails for $29.95AUD ($16USD/£16GBP). Pixi products are cruelty free. This finishing spray was made in Korea.

5 Tips for Keeping a Skincare Diary

Keeping a skincare diary was one of the best tools in my fight against fungal acne this summer (I'm still working on that article by the way - it's a long one!), but after my skin began to clear up and heal I kinda fell off the wagon with it. My skin has descended back into hell (non-fungal this time, thankfully!) over the last few days, and I've decided that it'd be in my best interest to bust my skincare diary back out. I put up an instastory about it and had a friend request a little guidance on how to start her own. I decided to turn that advice into a longer, more detailed post in hopes of helping out anyone else curious about skincare journaling. This is hardly a revolutionary idea, I'm sure there are other similar posts out there, but these are my five tips on how to effectively keep a skincare diary. Click through to read more.

Five April Favorites

April was the best month that I've had in a long while. I was home alone for the first half of the month and I was able to putz around and do a lot of comforting and productive maintenance both on myself and the house - you'll have seen my whole-house Scotchguard crusade if you watch my InstaStories. I finally caught up with my YouTube subscriptions, crossed a lot off of my Netflix list, and did way more blogging than usual (though still not as much as I wanted to!). This past month I celebrated my 27th birthday (pretty sure I skipped 26 entirely), and mine and Dean's 11th anniversary. At the same time, I had to suffer through the Penguin's embarrassing first round playoff elimination. Through it all, I've been treating myself to lots of margaritas, salted caramel lattes, and hot Cheetos. All up, I've been feeling better than I have in a long time. Below are the five things I enjoyed most in April. Click through to read more.