COSRX Korean Pimple Patches?! Do they work…

Hey there! I recently got my hands on Korean “Acne Pimple Master Patches” that apparently makes your pimples disappear or drastically reduce them overnight!

I made a video demo and review of them on YouTube:

Did it work? YES.

Will I buy it again? YES.

I highly recommend that you at least try this because it flattens out your pimple overnight and the pus comes right off with the sticker instead of worrying about getting bacteria inside and damaging skin cells around your pimples.

The stickers seem to work best on flatter facial features because it stuck on all night on my forehead but was halfway peeling off when I used it on my upper lip overnight.

Feel free to ask me any questions about this product; I’m not an expert and I was not sponsored to review this but I think I know what I’m doing!

 

 

The Prom Photo Series

Hey guys! This past month, my friend Kathy and I have accompanied Tu and Oscar during their pre-prom festivities to help take prom photos for them.

I vlogged during both days! May 5th (I think) and May 17th;

As you can see, it was rainy during the first prom and then sunny and bright for their second prom.

Here’s a little bit of what I shot during the first shoot:Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset

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I did not edit the photos for the second shoot yet, if I do then I will post them here too.

Get Rid of Dry Hands FAST

Hey guys! Here are the products I use to get rid of my dry skin during the cold winter. I also featured them in a video*:

  • Intense: Aquaphor Healing Ointment – Lather as much or as little as you want on your hands before going to bed and wake up with much softer, smoother hands
  • Daily: Bath & Body Works Nourishing Hand Cream ~$5 – This smells kind of strong but soooooo good. I don’t know if I can recommend this in public places in case you are around people who have allergies to scents and fragrances but it’s lovely to use and it makes your hands soft!
  • On-the-Go: Nivea Creme $1 – It’s simple and lightly scented; I throw this in my college backpack, going-out bag, and work bag.

*Not sponsored btw, I purchased everything on my own to try and make my hands smooth again

Yes to THIS! Yes to Coconut Hand & Cuticle Cream Review

As a person who has to wash their hands frequently when heading to grab a bite, working in the school lab, or using the restrooms, I needed a hand cream that would be easy to throw into a bag and actually repair my hands. I’m kind of a picky person when it comes to things I need, and I hoped to find a scent I like that wouldn’t make me go even more broke as a college student. Just wanted to share with you my review if you were interested in getting this or hand creams in general!

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REVIEW OF YES TO COCONUT HAND & CUTICLE CREAM ($5.99):

  • Its purpose: It hydrates and restore your hands. If I’d known how great and fast this worked, I would’ve taken before and after pictures of my hands! They were dry and a little flaky, to the point they stung a bit when applying things or being in the cold (I had to start using vaseline…which isn’t that great to use outside of the home). But now that I’m using this hand cream they’re back to normal and even smoother than before!
  • The scent: very subtle natural coconut scent, you notice it a bit when first applying but once it’s on your hands, you don’t really smell anything unless you actually sniff your hand. I guess you could say it’s like sniffing the outside of a coconut.
  • The feel: It does not feel too thick or greasy at all. But like all lotions/hand creams, it leaves some residue on electronics and other items one would touch… like this keyboard I’m typing on right now.
  • The price: Compared to other hand cream brands, I’d rather pay $6 for what I need than $15+ for a bigger brand name and more product! I got what I wanted in terms of price, scent, portability, and outcome: the extra softness is just a bonus! 🙂
  • Portability: The size doesn’t bother me because I just throw it into my backpack but if you carry a smaller crossbody bag, this may not be the best option for you!

Cups of coffee: 1.2

$10 Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion! (FULL SIZE)

Today I was out with my girls and we went shopping and checked out a bunch of stores and browsed through their makeup sections.

We came across the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Original) for only $10 at Nordstrom Rack! For the one I went to (in Millbury, MA) there were about 20 of them in a bin on one of the tables in the makeup section.

I’ll retake better photos in daylight but I just wanted to get this up tonight so whoever sees this can go get theirs soon! 🙂
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Glasses VS. Contacts

Hey guys! I just filmed a video about glasses and contacts and posted it here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiZ1t8ds7mM).

Basically, I talked about some examples of my experiences before and after wearing contacts and some tips or tricks I’ve picked up along the way. I’ve worn glasses for about 5 years before trying contacts and now I’ve had contacts for at least 3 years.

Some tricks I went over in the video include:

  •  if you need to nap with contacts in, use rewetting drops after waking up
  •  pack your own solution (in a ziploc baggie)
  •  replace solution every 3 months
  •  pack your contacts case with your glasses
  •  repurpose contact lens cases
  •  switch contacts every 1st and 15th of the month
  •  remember to switch contacts cases by the seasons/3 months
  •  do not take contacts out when they are dry

If you have any other tips please comment them below! Or if you have any questions, feel free to ask 🙂

7 Things I Learned During My First Dermatologist Appointment

1. I should’ve been going to the dermatologist for a long time, I could’ve gotten rid of my acne years ago!

2. Those crazy-fast-talking-scientist types of men who have a passion for what they work on do exist out here in the real world. I almost couldn’t understand what my dermatologist was saying because he was so into trying to push out all this information.

3. Dairy (from actual cows) does lead to acne and if we want to avoid it we can drink soy or almond milk instead.

4. Ok so I knew about this one, but I pretended it wasn’t true for my love of junk food; sugary foods lead to acne.

5. They examine basically all of your skin…even between your toes!

6. I’ve been buying and trying different over the counter type of cleansers and washes for no reason! 2015/10/img_8786.jpgThe picture shows all the products I had been using twice daily (except for the clay mask, that was once a week) on the left, and then the little samples I received today that I will only be using from now on in the circle to the right. 🙂

This would’ve saved me so much more room (and money from purchasing all the products) when packing toiletries by carrying just 2 travel sized products instead of packing like 7 different things into smaller containers just to shove into an overfilling travel case! I had to ask him, “So do I just stop using everything I was using before like; toner, cleanser, clay masks, etc.” And he replied with a simple yes!

7. I really had to wait almost 2 months just to strip, be examined in 60 seconds, and then handed some samples and given a few minutes lecture on what causes acne and how I can internally prevent some of it that probably could have been explained by John and Hank Green in a YouTube video.

So if you’re thinking of going to see a dermatologist for skin problems (or acne like me), definitely do it! No matter what it leads up to, you’ll come out of the office happy and optimistic for your potential healing or skin changes.