September Empties

September 2017 Empties

Hello comrades! Apologies for being missing but I took an unexpected trip! I haven’t traveled in 10 years, so it was a great opportunity. Perhaps I will post about it, but I’m playing catch up, so here’s my next empties post. It’s been a couple of months, but I’m still a little surprised that I’ve used up enough products for it. But it is also a … Continue reading September 2017 Empties

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Shop Latinx Wishlist!

So I was originally going to blog about prison labor and companies to avoid, but since writing my Beauty Bakerie post, I’ve been reminded that there’s no ethical consumption under capitalism (hard to trace every factor of a product) and trickle-down economics don’t work. Furthermore, the companies benefiting from what’s being called slavery are the usual suspects like Walmart which may be difficult for poor … Continue reading Shop Latinx Wishlist!

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LA Colors & Nabi Concealers Review

I feel like I’d been seeing the brand that I usually get my concealer from, NYC, disappearing from the shelves, so I started looking for some other affordable ones. Browsing Walmart’s website, I found L.A. Colors and Nabi concealers, both brands offering a wide range of shades. Although they have many colors, it was kind of hard to to find swatches. However, since they are … Continue reading LA Colors & Nabi Concealers Review

June Empties

June 2017 Empties

My first Empties post! I really don’t buy or use things enough to have them more often, but the bottles were piling up. I hadn’t kept the best usage record, I wasn’t sure if I should write about them, so please pardon any vague review. Learning experience! O’Pro Organic Protein Leave in Curl Vitalizer Conditioner & Next Image Curl-n-Wavy Curl Defining Conditioner & Detangler I’m reviewing … Continue reading June 2017 Empties

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CeraVe Cleanser + Cream

Since I’ve been blogging about masks with natural ingredients and my not-so-natural usual cleanser was running low, I thought about getting something new. But I totally ran out before I found something, so I’m using these cute little samples I got from CeraVe! First of all, this may be irrelevant, but I appreciate the packaging and size. They came in a perfectly sized box and … Continue reading CeraVe Cleanser + Cream

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Masks I’ve Been Using

Can you believe there was a time that I didn’t use masks? Honestly, I still probably wouldn’t if they didn’t make such convenient little gift additions. Since I’ve received a few, I thought I’d share their characteristics in case you’re in the mask market. Shea Moisture Mud Mask If you’re a drug store beauty enthusiast, Shea Moisture can be a tempting brand. Just a glance … Continue reading Masks I’ve Been Using

Spring Nails

Spring Nails

In effort to try to update some of my older posts, I wanted to share some of my nail polishes but didn’t to just post them randomly. I noticed most of them are actually pretty bright, so why not a spring theme? Easter’s just past (hope everyone had a lovely one!), and these colors work well! This batch is Revlon’s purple Impulsive, e.l.f.’s Mint Cream, and a light … Continue reading Spring Nails

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Derma e Charcoal

If you’re like me, you’ve been seeing charcoal as the latest ingredient in beauty regimes. However, whenever there’s a popular craze, it can be overwhelming choosing where to start. A wash? A scrub? A mask? What kind? Which brand? Fortunately, Derma e sent me their Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask and Purifying Daily Detox Scrub, and I’m excited to share my experience!* What attracted me to Derma e … Continue reading Derma e Charcoal