Consumption, Life in Paris

The Ordinary Product Review:

Two serums and two face oils for under 30€. The Ordinary is cheap, cruelty-free, and produced in Canada, but how well do the products actually perform? I'm a picky skincare consumer. I don't love gimmicks, and I'm trying to purchase products that are ethically produced. As a result, I pledged to myself that I would… Continue reading The Ordinary Product Review:

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Consumption, Cosmetics

I Bought the Thing : Skincare

Y'all... I actually purchased some new skincare! I told the tale of two sunscreens earlier this month, so it's not as though I've been on a skincare no-buy challenge. Still, I've been focused on using up my skincare, and I realised a few Sundays ago that I am really out of things. It's a great… Continue reading I Bought the Thing : Skincare

Consumption, Cosmetics, Health

A Tale of Two Sunscreens

Or, the Battle of the French Brands... As I mentioned, my foray into using body+face sunscreen on my face has not been going well. I was mulling either repurchasing a non-oil cleanser, or buying a new facial sunscreen, in the hopes that one of these two issues were causing my closed comedones. That debate was… Continue reading A Tale of Two Sunscreens

Consumption, Cosmetics

Yearly Use-Up : Skincare Check-In

That's a lot of hyphens for one title. Here's how my skin has reacted to my anti-consumption commitment. I still need to write my May body care post (tomorrow, perhaps?) but my skincare use-up is moving right along. I am down to the last moisturiser in the house, if you don't count coconut oil and… Continue reading Yearly Use-Up : Skincare Check-In

Consumption, Cosmetics

May Empties : Skincare Samples!

Things are progressing much faster than I expected, and I'm thrilled. My April Empties post, inspired by Renee at Bad Outfit Great Lipstick, focused on saying goodbye to some staple products. This month, I've finished up a lot of skincare, body care, and samples. I haven't had any issues with my skin yet, although I… Continue reading May Empties : Skincare Samples!

Challenges, Goals

100 Posts In!

I'm running mad trying to finish my thesis THIS WEEK! I tend to resort to a list-post when things get crazy and today is only an exception because I'm writing this post while getting a foot massage from E. Not bad! Here is the brief list of things that must happen or else this week. Collect… Continue reading 100 Posts In!

Consumption, Finding Abundance, Life in Paris

Finding Abundance : A Mini Series

I have done a mini-series of my day-to-day life in the last semester of my graduate program, from class days to internship days, to my beloved long mornings. I write them as a time capsule of sorts, to help me remember the rhythms of my life. I noticed myself missing consumption last week. I’m not sure… Continue reading Finding Abundance : A Mini Series

Consumption, Cosmetics

April Empties : Skincare

I'm slowly using up my skincare collection, here's what ran out in April. I mentioned that I'm being careful with what I buy for my skin, yet I somehow wound up with a bit more product on my hands than I needed. As part of my transition toward more organic and fairly produced skincare and makeup,… Continue reading April Empties : Skincare