Y’all know Caroline Hirons, right? If you don’t, go to her blog right now. She is THE skincare guru and recently collaborated with one of my fav brands, Pixi, to create a duo cleanser. It took me a minute to realize this but as soon as I knew, I ran to target to grab it and got the last one. Turns out I’m all about Pixi skincare.
While I was there I also picked up the 24K Eye Elixir and the Glow Peel Pads, both from Pixi too. It was ironic because I was literally talking about how I wanted a glycolic peel and an eye cream before heading to Target and lo and behold there they were right under the Duo Cleanser by Caroline Hirons. I’ve been using these products for over a week now and am SERIOUSLY loving them so far. My skin is more glowy and clean-looking despite me still having some hormonal breakouts (yeaaaa being a girl!). I think most of this is due to the Glow Peel Pads that exfoliate your skin with 20% glycolic acid (promotes cell turnover) and moisturizes with aloe vera and vitamin e. Guys, I swear this is working SO well. I’ve been using it every night, but think I’m going to start using it twice a week because it does sting a little (wah) and I think I may be using it a bit excessively. I was starting to complain about my forehead looking haggard (I raise my eyebrows every second of every day) but I’m ALREADY feeling better about it! Hahah. Thank you, glow peel pads.
I love the Duo cleanser too- it was formulated to have no real scent and is a great cleanser for almost any skin type. Caroline Hirons knows what she’s doing and she’s a great listener to her audience, and this cleanser definitely shows that. You cleanse first with the solid cleansing oil side and then go in again with the cream to make sure your face is extra clean and dewy.
I’m undecided so far on the 24K Eye Elixir (made with gold) that is supposed to reduce puffiness. I guess my eyes aren’t that puffy to begin with, so maybe I should wait until I pass judgment. But it’s always nice to have an eye serum in the mix.
VERY happy so far with the Pixi skincare line.
Lately I’ve really been feeling uniforms in the sense of having basic items you can wear over and over every day. I’ve been working from home these days which means my work uniform has been sweatpants (eee don’t tell). When I do go out I like to put on something nicer, so I splurged on these bryr clogs that I’ve been eyeing for months.
Of course since these are the most expensive shoes that I own, I spilled grease on them within about a week of owning them. Luckily I have a handy mother who used 1 T. lemon juice mixed with 1 T. cream of tarter (like you bake with) to get rid of the stain (she recommends rubbing it in with a toothbrush, let dry and then dust off the residue with a brush incase you ever need to know). Praise everything. They’re now wearable and ready to be treated to prevent any other stains from ruining them. Lord help me.
Anyhow, these clogs are amazing. I think I talked back here about how I was not crazy about clogs until these guys. I want them in every color and every style. Wish they weren’t so expensive so that could be a reality, but alas. I’m happy that I ended up with a neutral color (went for the bridal range) because I can wear them with literally everything and can wear them every day. Goals.
Honestly after wearing these almost every day I can say that they’re incredibly comfortable for not having much padding. I LOVE them. Emphasis on the love part. Other things I’ve been wearing constantly are these Madewell jeans, my topshop shirt with bell sleeves, and my madewell bag!
Guys, I told you that I’m a sucker for good branding. I got suckered in, but this time it was by Ritual vitamins.
Ritual is a vitamin brand founded by Kat Schneider. She decided there was a market for better quality vitamins when she got pregnant. In her search for a good daily vitamin, she saw that there were questionable ingredients used in a lot of vitamin brands. Ritual vitamins push transparency throughout the whole brand. You can tell from their transparent pill bottles and even pills. “The future is clear” is their motto. If you take one look at their instagram, you can probably see why I bought into this (at least for one month). I can’t really review these since I just received them in the mail, but I can already tell you that I probably won’t ever spend $30 again for daily vitamins. I think I can find a better deal with no questionable sources. This brand may be onto something though. What if they’re actually magic? What if they actually DO give me energy or a better mood? At the very least I’m not doing anything harmful to my body and am probably getting more vitamins than usual. Let’s be real here.
Some of the reasons I probably won’t be buying these again are
1) $30 is too expensive for only a month’s worth of vitamins when you’re 26 and relatively healthy
2) There are only 9 ingredients in these, when in a normal daily vitamin there are more like 50
That being said, $30 is not CRAZY. But I just don’t need another subscription taking away a lil chunk of my money every month. Unless these really work in which case I’ll come back and edit this post. 🙂
But, all that skepticism aside, I am excited to try these babies for a month and hope for the best. At the very least they sure are pretty to look at.
Will you try hipster vitamins?