Marula Oil Showdown – Drunk Elephant VS The Ordinary!

I discovered the use of facial oils a couple years ago, and they have really changed my skin for the better. Having oily skin my entire life, it was an odd bandwagon to jump on – but trust me! Oils are your friend! Oily skin does not mean you are not in need of moisture and hydration. It means you need to provide the CORRECT moisture and hydration.

I bring to you today my thoughts on the drastically differing in cost Marula Oil offerings from Drunk Elephant and The Ordinary. One is $72, and the other is less than $10. So are they really that different? Let’s dive into this! Continue reading

Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer – Oily Skin Review

We here at Leslie Here – which is just….me…Leslie (hi!) – love a good one-two punch. Any sort of product that promises to do two things at once. One that helps to eliminate the need for two steps, the need for two products, the need for two PURCHASES. YAS.

Another thing we (I, me, just Leslie) love to do is watch endless amounts of YouTube videos, and this product, the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer has been on the lips of so many “gurus” lately. I have been curious about this since it launched, and then gosh darnit, if it wasn’t 40% off during the “Love Your Skin” event that Ulta always reels me in with!

So I got it, and here we are.

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Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

The world of skincare is really starting to become more about how a product looks on your counter or in your Instagram feed, than how it performs on your skin. And unfortunately, I am 100% susceptible to millennial pink and chunky glass packaging.

In this review, I am going to go over the Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask from Glow Recipe that everyone on social media was losing their G-D minds over (apparently it had an 8,000 person wait list at Sephora? Was I one of those people? I don’t even rememebr, but it is highly likely..). Is it fantastic-amazing-perfect-worth it in every way? Well let’s find out!

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The Ordinary. Skincare Review – Round 3!

Leslie here with yet another round of thoughts on items from The Ordinary! This skincare line is extremely affordable, but made with clinical technologies, and very straightforward ingredients, claims, and marketing. I, for one, have had great luck with almost everything I have tried from this brand and will continue to try ALL THE THINGS.

On the chopping block today, we have: Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12%, Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%, Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, & Argireline Solution 10%. Let’s. get. in. to. this!

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Best of 2017 – 17 Skincare Discoveries!

Leslie here!

If you haven’t been keeping up – I am slightly obsessed with skincare ’round here. And while I lie to myself and try to think that I’ll be better and not buy so much new skincare to try (because honestly wtf you literally don’t need anymore), I tried so many great, new things this year!

Looking around at my current ‘routine’, if you can call it that, I am realizing so many things I am using on a daily basis were discovered in 2017. Whether they were released this year, or just new to me this year – I wanted to share with you guys! So keep reading if you want to see my top 17 skincare discoveries of 2017!

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The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane – Sunday Riley Dupe?!

Alright, alright, alright – it’s Leslie here!

One of my favorite things in the world is skincare – with a close second being saving money. So naturally I am heavily drawn to the brand The Ordinary. You may have seen my other reviews on various other items from their line, but today. TODAY. I am bringing you something very exciting.

This, my friends, is my review of the relatively new Granactive Retinoid serum in Squalane. And I am going to show you how you can save $91. BOOM. Let’s go. Continue reading

In Rotation – Current Faves, Recent Empties

Leslie here! Have you missed me??

I know I’ve been slacking on this blogeroni, but I’ve actually been kind of boring lately. I’ve been on a ‘no buy’, and just trying to use up the products I already have in my stash. It’s kind of satisfying finishing something! And getting to use an entire product to the end, you get a clearer picture of what the product can offer you. I am really loving my skin these days, and I think its due to the combination of products (and consistency!) that I have been using.

These are some of the things I am PLEASED about having to completely use up. As well as a few (ok a lot of) items that I have recently used up (with mini reviews!) Let’s go! Continue reading