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How to Recycle Beauty Products

Beauty products account for a huge amount of waste in landfills, as many as 2.7 billion plastic bottles a year. It can be difficult to figure out how to recycle beauty products, since many municipal recycling plants cannot accept them. This is where TerraCycle comes in. Learn how to recycle skin care and beauty products here!

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The 5 Best Water Based Moisturizers

As someone with combination, acne-prone skin, I know how important a good moisturizer is in my skin care routine. I’ve had many a run-in with formulas that break me out and irritate my skin. Luckily, though, I discovered water-based moisturizers, which I pretty much exclusively use at this point. These formulas are far gentler on the skin, I find. They offer lightweight, non-clogging moisture and hydration and can’t be beat. Read on for FAQ and some of my favorite water-based moisturizers!

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Honest Thoughts on the Best Facial Oils

When facial oils first started to make waves in the beauty community, I couldn’t help but wonder about how badly my combination skin would react to adding more oil to it. After giving a few types a chance, though, I’ve come to love facial oils!

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Honest Thoughts on the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer

A little makeup primer goes a long way, especially in summer humidity. I tested out the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer to see if it’d help with makeup longevity. The Hydro Grip Primer is a silicone-free, oil-free formula, intended to blend in clear and work on all skin types. Skin-plumping hemp-derived cannabis seed extract provide the eponymous “hydro” shot. Beyond that, an aloe water, cherry blossom, hyaluronic acid base, blended with B vitamins, “boost skin for a healthier-looking base and a glassy, post-hot-yoga-class glow.” Read my honest review on Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer here!

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My Current Loves: 23rd Edition

Welcome back to the Cats & Coffee My Current Loves series. This edition features four things that stand out in the last month for me: my favorite little SteamLine purse, my Nap Dress summer uniform, Davines clean beauty hair care, and the Stories of Scotland podcast series. Read on for all the details!

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Facial Toner FAQ: What Does Toner Do & How To Use

What is toner? What does it do and how does it help your skin? These are just some of the common questions about one of my favorite steps in my skincare routine. Read all the FAQ on what facial toner does and how to incorporate it into your skincare regimen here!

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Lulu Organics: Simple Organic Beauty

Perfecting small batch beauty, Lulu Organics offer simple products designed for a straight-forward purpose. The products are handmade and each listing on the brand’s website offers a robust, easy-to-understand list of ingredients. If you’re looking for an easy way to treat yourself, I can’t recommend Lulu Organics’ no-nonsense organic beauty enough. Read my review of the brand’s Calming Balm, Sniffle Balm, and Ruby Mint Lip Balm here!

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How to Use Squalane Oil: Clean Beauty FAQ

Squalane oil is a popular ingredient for facial oils and other skincare products. But what exactly is it? How is squalane oil sourced and can it cause acne? Read all about squalane oil FAQ here!

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How to Have a Cozy Night In this Valentine’s Day

Like with most holidays lately, Valentine’s is likely to be a quiet affair. While I do enjoy going out for for dinner on holidays like this, it is also nice to have a quiet and cozy night in.

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