Posts tagged skincare
everyday beauty routine

There was a brief moment in time when I wore makeup every day just to go to work, but I quickly got to a point where I just wanted to sleep. In order to sleep in on weekdays, I’ve gotten my morning beauty routine down to a small handful of items that have been working pretty well for me. There isn’t a lot of makeup but there is a pretty consistent list of skincare items that I use every day. If you’re looking to fine-tune your own morning beauty routine or are looking for a few new products to try, I hope you can find inspiration from these products that I use every day!

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winter beauty favorites

As I write this, I'm in bed recovering from the flu - apparently God heard and answered my prayers of "please let my little sister get better and just give me her flu" so ironically I haven't touched many of my beauty products in a week and my skin is a mess. Once I'm better, I'll definitely be coating my face with these favorites, which all served me well this winter when my skin was a bit less crusty and sensitive from constant nose-blowing. These beauty favorites also aren't winter-specific so I'll be using them year-round but I did acquire them and/or use them a lot in the past few months. Hopefully winter isn't going to last much longer (despite what the groundhog said) because I'm tired of getting sick and would love to go out without covering my face (and makeup) with a scarf. I hope you enjoy this deep dive into my recent favorite makeup and skincare products!

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holiday gift guide 2017 | beauty edition

HEY GUYS! It's already well into November, which means it's basically Christmas! I LOVE Christmas with a fiery and slightly scary passion - I started listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween and my Christmas lights will be going up any day now. One of my favorite things to do every year to prep for Christmas is to put together a series of gift guides leading up to Christmas. I love the thrill of shopping around for the best gifts that will make my loved ones and yours smile, and sometimes I end up picking out a few things to gift to myself (oops). If you're ready to start shopping for presents, keep on reading and come back every week until Christmas for more gift guides with different themes. This week on the This Is Yna holiday gift guides, we're talking beauty! It's perfect timing since we're in the middle of the Sephora fall sale so if you want to snag these items at a discount, now's the time! I personally either have and love or badly want all of the items in this gift guide, so trust that they're going to make the beauty-lovers in your life very happy.

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glossier showroom + phase 1 set

Hi everyone! As you know from my last post, Gerome and I went to New York for a few days this summer. While we were there, I got to visit the Glossier showroom and check out their products in real life. I've only ever ordered from them online before, so it was really cool to play around with all their products before buying them. I ended up getting the Phase 1 Set so in this post I'll talk about the products that come in the set and how I've liked using them so far. If you love Glossier or you've never heard of them before and want to know more, please keep reading!

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evian Facial Spray #GiftGreatSkin Giveaway

I’ve always wondered what the point of water facial sprays were and literally a day after having a look at these evian Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Sprays at a Christmas Tree Shops (I’m forever shopping for Christmas decorations, don’t judge), evian kindly sent me a pair of them! They sent me a full size bottle and a travel size bottle and I’ve been trying them out for the past few weeks. Keep reading to see the different ways I’ve been using my evian facial sprays and what I think about them - and if you stick around until the end, I’ve partnered with evian for a #GiftGreatSkin holiday giveaway!

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exuviance purifying cleansing gel review

For the past few months I’ve been testing out a couple of new skincare products since my skin has been going through some rough times. While I usually have pretty good skin, the transitions from summer to fall to winter can be unkind to my skin. As I’ve gotten older (22 is super old, okay), it’s also become way more important to me to maintain a good skincare routine. I was kindly sent a cleanser from Exuviance called the Purifying Cleansing Gel. I’ve been trying out the cleanser for about two months now so here’s my review of how it’s worked for me so far!

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