Who doesn’t like big, full lashes? Mascara is one of those things that can take your look to the next level. Whether it’s a more natural makeup day or full on glam, mascara is a must for framing your eyes. I have tried so many different kinds (high end and drugstore) and honestly, the affordable mascaras take the cake when it comes to formula, volume, and lengthening. The ones I will be talking about are all non-waterproof/original formula.
So, this is a weird one. I was first intrigued by the idea of light therapy when I stumbled upon Caroline Hiron’s video about new and interesting skincare gadgets where she gave this product a mention. I’ve seen light therapy products in the market before and I’ve heard of people getting it done alongside their facials…but I thought it was just one of those things that sounds amazing and fancy but doesn’t actually do anything. The Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask is the most affordable option for light therapy on the market right now and when it came out I definitely wanted to see what all the buzz was about. But, not without doing some research first.
It all started towards the end of my trip to Iceland. I started to break out the day that we were leaving. I did my normal skincare routine and spot treatments and figured that, like usual, it would go away in a day or two. But something was different this time. I started experiencing more breakouts as the days went on and was beginning to panic a little. I initially attributed it to traveling and all the things that come with it – poor diet, less sleep, not drinking enough water, etc. However, I had gone back to my normal routine of drinking plenty of water and trying to eat as healthy as I could. I wasn’t using any new products so I couldn’t immediately point to a culprit. Weeks turned to months and my skin was the probably the worst it had been in years.
I tried everything to get it back under control – tea tree oil, manuka honey, sulfur, charcoal, varying strengths of chemical peels, etc. Nothing was working. It then occurred to me that the cause was most likely internal. I’m very familiar with the fact that diet and overall health can heavily attribute to the condition of your skin, which is why I’m always trying to stay hydrated and eat my greens. But this was strange because nothing had really changed about what I was eating. Soo…what gives? Continue reading “How Probiotics Helped My Skin”
This is a long overdue post, but I am finally writing about Labor Day Weekend 2017! My boyfriend (Rohit) and I have been wanting to take a nature/hiking trip for a long time, so this year we finally bit the bullet and decided to go to Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon.
Here are the logistics:
- We flew into Las Vegas in the evening and stayed there overnight.
- Day 1 – Got our rental from Enterprise (it was a minivan!)
- Day 1 – Drove to Washington, UT (approx. 2 hours) and stayed at a hotel 45mins from the park.
- Day 3 – Drove to Tusayan, AZ for the Grand Canyon (approx. 4.5 hours) and stayed at a hotel 15mins from the park.
- Day 4 – Drove from Tusayan to Flagstaff for the flight back home (approx. 1.5 hours)
More favorites from The Ordinary! Check out part 1 if you missed it here.
The Ordinary is a new skincare line from the brand Deciem. Their approach to skincare is no-frills – no fancy packaging or filler ingredients. Just active ingredients that do what they are supposed to. I was extremely intrigued by this brand, but more so by the price point. These products are very affordable so I jumped on the opportunity to try some products out and here are my thoughts!
Also, I have made an Instagram account to go with this blog so it will be easier to get updates! Follow me there 🙂 @loveneepa Continue reading “Review: My Favorite Products From The Ordinary: Part 1”
This recipe idea came to me all because of one ingredient – my favorite chipotle lime mayo. It’s by the brand Primal Kitchen and oh my is it delicious. You can get this at Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, etc. It’s approximately $8 for a jar, which is steep for a mayo, but I’m telling you…it’s worth it.
All you need is:
- bread (whole grain preferably)
- chipotle lime mayo
- 1-2 eggs
- seasoning (salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, etc.)