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Laser Hair Removal 101

In 5th grade, with a dose of confidence and after many rehearsed conversations, I asked my mom if I could shave my legs.

She said no.

While I’m sure the 26-year-old me would agree with her, the 5-year-old me did not. I thought my legs were too hairy, the hair too dark. They didn’t look like the legs of my friends, who I’m sure were already shaving theirs. So after some crying and begging, I got my way. Continue Reading

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I LOVE DIM, or, how this pill stops breakouts

Obsession with supplements runs in the family. My grandma’s bathroom counter is stacked 3 rows high of various bottles. I think she’s had some of them since I’ve known her (aka 26 years aka my whole life). My sister, at age 20, had one…

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Hi Again! Recent Favorite Skincare Products and Tips

Hi! So it’s been a while since I’ve posted (mostly due to laziness, focusing on other projects) but I am back again. For now. I’ve been seriously inspired by the wacko 90’s instagram stickers so I weirded out the page header. I’m fine that…

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Review: The Ordinary Skincare Products

Discovering The Ordinary was a bit like finding something incredible in the bargain bin—which I’ve altogether given up on because it’s so picked over and everything good is gone. Not so with The Ordinary, a skincare line (now with makeup!) that sells simple products…

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What I’m Into for Spring 2017: Style & Beauty

This season, I've finally realized what it means to invest in well-made pieces that will still be intact years from now. For me, that doesn't necessarily mean expensive, it just means I'm more mindful about what I purchase. …

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The Moisturizer That Lets You Skip Perfume

With the moisturizing properties of the original in a thick, whipped soufflé formula, it's already a winner. But what pushes this moisturizer from participant ribbon to gold is the warm, creamy, cozy-sweater-on-a-breezy-beach scent. I don't know what soy milk smells like, nor would I…