Skincare Haul & Routine for Oily Skin

Skincare Haul: Skincare for Oily Skin Series

skincare for oily skin

Hey guys! I wanted to come on and do a skincare haul talking about some of my recent purchases and repurchases. As you know I love skincare and I always get excited about trying new products, whether it be the Dr. Althea Amino Acid Gentle Bubble Cleanser or anything else on the market. There is always something new to try and testing out new products is a lot of fun! I have really been passionate about taking better care of my skin recently, especially since I had some breakouts, and so I wanted to take you all along on my journey. Keeping your skin fresh and clean is so important where combatting breakouts is concerned. Anyway, I got a mix of things, from cleanser to toner to masks, I even splurged to buy bamboo makeup remover wipes to keep my skincare needs as green as possible, and I feel like I will be able to build a really strong regimen with this. I will definitely follow up with a skincare routine post once I have had a chance to “spend time” with these products. What are some of your holy grail skincare products? Finding beauty products for oily skin is not always easy. For instance, for me, finding the best face wash for oily skin is still very much an ongoing process, so feel free to drop any suggestions in the comments. Feel free to let me know of any requests, watch the video, and be sure to share your own favorites! Enjoy 🙂


Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, HERE
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream, HERE
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque, HERE
Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, HERE
Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner, HERE
Kiehl’s Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel, HERE
Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, HERE
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, HERE
First Aid Beauty, Facial Radiance Pads, HERE
First Aid Beauty, Skin Rescue Purifying Mask, HERE

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I filmed my skincare routine a while ago, so definitely check it out below! I have since changed a lot of the products, but the methods are still essentially the same. Look out for the updated version 🙂

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Purple Holiday Makeup Look

Purple Holiday Makeup: Holiday Glam for a Night Out

purple holiday makeup

Hey guys! I wanted to come and show you a makeup look I have been loving recently! It is using my customized palette of Coastal Scents Hot Pots.  I put it together recently and I have to say that I really enjoy it!  The shadows are so buttery and pigmented, and it is gorgeous.  It reminds me of the Jaclyn Hill palette a little bit, but it definitely has my own twist on it.  I think this look will be perfect for Holiday parties, or just a night out this season, and my favorite part about it is that it’s different than your classic Holiday look.

Be sure to check out the video below! Hope you enjoy 🙂

P R O D U C T S   F E A T U R E D

– e y e s –

LOREAL Infallible Shadow, Deep Mocha, (brows)
MAC Prolongwear Concealer, NC50, HERE
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Dark, HERE
Coastal Scents Custom Hot Pot Palette (details to come)
Black Radiance Gel Liner, Black
NYC COLOR, Liquid Liner, Black
– f a c e –

Benefit Porefessional Primer, HERE
Bare Minerals Original Primer, HERE
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundation, 177, HERE 175, HERE
Black UP Cosmetics Contouring Stick, 3, HERE
MAC Prolongwear Concealer, NC50, HERE
Sacha Cosmetics, Buttercup Powder, HERE
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Sunpower, HERE
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, Dark, HERE
Sleek by 3 Blush Palette, Pink Sprint, “Pinktini,” HERE
Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray, HERE
Laura Gellar Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, Gilded Honey, HERE
– l i p s –

Sephora Lip Liner, Chic Choco (discontinued)
MAC Lipstick, Kinda Sexy, HERE

– t o o l s –

Sigma F64, Soft Blend Concealer, HERE
Sigma 3DHD Precision Brush, HERE
Bdellium Studio, 974, HERE
Bdellium Studio, 959, HERE

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Oatmeal Skin Smoother

Super effective skin smoother, gentle enough for a baby’s bottom

Fun fact: I hate oatmeal. The smell of oatmeal cooking on the stove literally makes me want to vom. That being said, I did eat tons of it as a baby (probably why I can’t stand it now) and it truly is an all purpose beauty product. This quick and easy DIY skin smoother will leave you with baby soft skin, just in time for harsh winter weather.

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What You’ll Need

1 cup Oatmeal, ground

1 cup Powdered Milk

Pure water


Dry Mixture

You may want to create a dry mixture you can store, so that you can pull it out at anytime to mix by batch. This is a really great way to work a new DIY product into your regimen! That’s because it’ll be quick, easy, and accessible whenever you need to use it. Start by using the ground oatmeal and powdered milk, but do not add the water yet. You can mix the items together in a small tupperware bowl using a spoon or whisk, or you can shake all the ingredients together in a plastic bag. I prefer the bowl method because it’s much easier to store that way, and it keeps your mixture super fresh! You can store this mixture for up to six months, and since they are dry products there is no refrigeration required.


Mix the Scrub

Combine 2 tbsp of your dry scrub mixture with about 1-2 teaspoons of water. You want to mix it in and work it up to a spreadable paste. Adjust the amount of water you want to use according to the consistency of your mixture, and allow it to sit for about a minute so that it can thicken.


How to Scrub

Apply it to your face with your fingers to your face and throat!


Happy scrubbing!

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Brown Smokey Eye: Get Ready with Me!

Brown Smokey Eye Get Ready with Me Video

brown smokey eye


Benefit Porefessional Primer, HERE
MUFE Mist and Fix, HERE
Ben Nye Banana Powder, HERE
MAC MSF Natural, Sunpower, HERE
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, Warm Almond, HERE
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer, Cafe, HERE
Sephora Jumbo Liner 12Hour Wear Water Proof, Dark Brown Matte, HERE
Beauty Blender, HERE
Sleek Blush, Flame, HERE
Bobbi Brown Highlighter, Bronze Glow


Jaclyn Hill Palette, HERE
MAC ProLongwear Concealer, NC45, HERE
Rimmel ScandalEyes Eyeshadow Stick, Bootleg Brown, HERE
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Black Bean, HERE
It Cosmetics Tightline Mascara, HERE
It Cosmetics Hello Lashes Mascara, HERE
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade, Ebony, HERE
Koko Lashes, Koko, HERE


Stila Liquid Lipstick, Dolce & Patina (Mixed), HERE
Sephora Lip Liner, Chic Choco, HERE


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Moisturizing Face Mask

DIY Moisturizing Face Mask in the nick of time for dry skin season (aka Winter)

Moisturizing face mask

Your Moisturizing Face Mask never looked so yummy!


I have oily-combination skin, so winter is my season off (drying weather means less oil, and less oil means less work) but I know there are some ladies out there with dry skin. This one is for you! I know there are some of you who will opt for a peel off mask, it is whatever works best for you and your skin, you know it best! A couple of months ago, I posted a DIY moisturizing hair mask for dry hair. I can personally attest to its effectiveness because, interestingly, my hair happens to be as dry as my t-zone is oily! I was thinking of how to apply the effect of the banana hair mask to skin, and I think I have finally found a way. Here’s the recipe…

What You’ll Need

1 Very ripe banana

1 Cup of cream, it can be light or heavy but I prefer heavy for the purpose of the mask


What to Do

Mash the banana and continually add cream until you get a thick, spreadable paste. This can get runny, so make sure you prepare for that. Put your hair up and wear a shirt you don’t mind getting dirty! I find that applying the mask with your fingers heats it up faster and can make it runnier. If you have a fan brush or another similar applicator, try that!

Allow the mask to sit on your face for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off. This mask does not dry or harden.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe for the best moisturizing face mask around! Be sure to let me know if you want to see other DIY options.

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