All of my hair grows thick and razors designed for women don’t give me smooth shaves. Therefore, I’ve always preferred using razors designed for men to shave. Men’s razors give me a closer shave than women’s razors, in my opinion. My brother has the same thick hair problems as me. Also, like me, his skin is also sensitive and he has to be very selective when it comes to what razors and shaving products he could use. For the past year, he has been having great results using Harry’s shaving system. So, when I got the chance to try Harry’s for myself, I had to see what all the hype was about.
In case you didn’t know, Harry’s makes high-quality razors and shaving products at a price point that’s very comparable with razors you pick up at your local retailers. They also offer shaving creams and balms to help the shaving process, but more on that in a minute.
Even though I mostly use men’s razors, I was still a little apprehensive about trying this system, because it might be a little “harsher” than disposable ones from the drugstore. I was so wrong.
If you’ve followed this blog or me on Instagram, then you would have some sort of knowledge of my love of facial water, especially my Mario Badescu facial spray with rosewater. I initially introduced my skin to facial sprays to refresh my skin during the day. However, they became a game changer when I discovered that there are many uses for facial sprays. Those newfound uses made me realize that facial sprays were here to stay in my life.
Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve become very obsessed and interested with the concept of washing my face. I’m sure this initially seems odd when we’ve been washing our faces for decades. However, I pondered “Was I washing my face correctly?” and that led me down a rabbit hole of articles and videos about the process of washing your face. One video I ran across was How To Clean Your Face on Into The Gloss. In the video, NYC facialist, Isabelle Bellis, prepped her skin with facial spray water before washing her face. I was instantly intrigued and had to try it for myself.
All weekend, I’ve been planning and dreading having to report for jury duty this morning. However, I am one of those people that hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. All weekend, I’ve been trying to prepare for the worst case scenario, which is being sequestered for a trial. When you are sequestered, that means you have to be away and isolated from your life and everything in it. That means no phone, contact with people, or access to television or newspapers. This also means you have to pack up the bare minimum things you need for at least a week. Therefore, I spent some of this weekend preparing for that by coming up with my minimum skincare travel bag essentials.
Over the years, I’ve made so many mistakes when it has come to skincare. Some of these skincare mistakes have been small lessons that I learned quickly. However, there were mistakes so big that I didn’t learn them into years later.
Thankfully, my skin and I are in a good place and can laugh at all the ways I was horrible to our relationship. Therefore, I decided that I would share my 5 biggest skincare mistakes I’ve made and hopefully you can learn from them, too.
I’m a firm fan of products that make it quicker and easier to do everyday tasks such as washing my face at the end of the day. I do love when I have the time and energy to double cleanse my skin. However, lazy girl beauty products like cleansing sticks and oils are clutch to when time is scarce. One product that seems to fall into this category is Neutrogena’s new Hydro Boost cleansing gel.
Neutrogena has had a pretty good relationship with my skin. However, this was the first product that I’ve tried from their Hydro Boost line. What sold me on trying this cleansing gel is the claims that it boost hydration for skin and effectively removes makeup and other skin impurities. Plus, it’s a gel formula and has hyaluronic acid, which is good for hydrating skin. So, I couldn’t wait to put it to the test and share my results with you.