Before I studied abroad in Ireland I invested in my first super good straightener - a GHD with universal voltage so I only had to use a cheap adapter. If you had any need for a new straightener here stateside that might be an option. Of course if you already have a straightener you love that’s not practical.
Okay in that case I would recommend a good beta hydroxy acid, salicylic acid is a well known one. BHAs cut through oil and get into the pore to exfoliate and clear it out. Salicylic acid has good anti-inflammatory properties too. Stridex is a good cheap option from the drugstore but I would personally recommend… Read more
Definitely something hydrating. I’d pick up a package of Hada Labo Japan anti-aging masks from Ulta or something similar if you can. The hyaluronic acid will make your skin plump and glowy. Fairly inexpensive although not as inexpensive as Japanese or Korean versions ordered online. Unfortunately homemade probably… Read more
A lot of peeps can’t handle mechanical/physical exfoliation. My skin can’t, even with the delicate Clarisonic brush heads or super fine gentle scrubs. You might consider saying goodbye to physical exfoliants like scrubs and brushes. This was very hard for me to do as i’d been religiously scrubbing my dry flaky skin… Read more
A light touch with a lighter bronzer. I’m a super pale and love Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil around the perimeter of my face to give me a little glow.
Oooh hazelnut oil. I tried several different oils for OC - jojoba, macadamia, argan, and avocado but never had much luck - my skin was always left dry and rough. I still remove makeup with jojoba but follow up with a cream cleanser. I might try again someday but I’ve had amazing success with a paula’s choice regimen… Read more
Let me preface everything i’m about to say with this: I am not a professional, so take everything I say with a grain of salt but these are areas where you can do some research for sure. I have heard that post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation after laser hair removal is a thing, and I’ve also heard that it fades with… Read more
My fave notebooks are Leuchtturm1917 and Rhodia. I use the bullet journal system (which I def also recommend) so I don’t need a designated calendar/planner notebook but they do have those. They’ve both got a ton of different options.
Haha, but CONSPIRACY THEORIES. I just couldn't believe every time I checked it it was tied!
OMG TIME TO STOCK UP ON FIERY