5 Things That Stopped Me From Learning My Skin Undertone & How I Fixed Them

How to determine skin undertone? Took me a hot minute, because I had to bust a lot of myths on the way!

Autumn or Spring? Winter or Summer? In this post I won’t go into the seasonal color analysis, but will go back to basics – skin undertone and the overall coloring of the appearance. I’ve done my share of research on the seasonal color analysis and, unfortunately, I must admit that the information is abundant, but often doesn’t make any sense. In my opinion, one of the main issues are bad examples and bad definitions. Guessing celebrity coloring may be fun, but unless we’ve seen them in person without makeup, we can’t judge their real coloring at all – even the best cameras distort colors, and I won’t even start about Photoshop. Here I’ll share the things that always confused me when I tried to determine my skin undertone – what if they are holding you back as well? Let’s see!

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Have You Found Your Perfect Red Lip? w/Examples

Have you found your perfect red lip? There’s a red lip for every woman, as Audrey Hepburn said. In this post I’ll focus on red lip details with a lot of examples

“Heels and red lipstick will put the fear of God into people” – Dita Von Teese

“There is a shade of red for every woman” – Audrey Hepburn

Red lipstick is very iconic. Somehow it’s become so iconic that now it’s borderline intimidating to many women though. Some think that their lips are too thin for red lipstick or that the classic Old Hollywood style red lips just live a life of their own, separate from their face. Today I’ve decided to debunk all of these myths and give you solid ideas on how you can find your own shade and style of red lips. Let’s start!

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5 Game-Changing Korean Skincare Strategies That Have Transformed My Skincare Routine

5 Game-Changing Korean Skincare Strategies That Have Transformed My Skincare Routine. K-beauty skincare secrets that really worked for me

K-beauty has definitely boomed worldwide in recent years. A decade ago I couldn’t get any Korean skincare products in stores and even online it was pretty difficult, while today I can order even one item from a K-beauty store based in Seoul and it’ll be delivered to my doorstep within 2 weeks and get a bunch of free samples on top of that (see my Jolse K-beauty store unboxing & review #1, #2). Btw, my blog doesn’t contain any sponsored posts/affiliate links – all of my content is just me sharing my experience & thoughts.

When I first got curious about K-beauty, I’ve read a lot of different reviews, starting from ones that praised the ususual yet miracle-making ingredients like snail slime and ending with horror stories about how Korean skincare is truly only good long-term for Asian skin because different ethnicities have different skin processes (the proof that this is a goofy idea is what I see in the mirror every day).

Long story short, as K-beauty grew immensely popular and easily accesible, I’ve discovered a lot of different skincare strategies that have completely transformed my own skincare routine. I can’t say with 100% confidence that these strategies are inherently Korean, but K-beauty information universe is where I found them. Now without further ado, let’s get right into it!

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12 Common and Not-So-Common Ways To Use Aloe Vera Gel

12 Different ways to use aloe vera gels. If you’ve ever wondered how to use aloe vera gel, this post will show you how much of a multipurpose skincare product that is.

In my previous post about the MISSHA Premium Aloe Soothing Gel Review & Analysis of ALL Ingredients I mentioned I’d tell more about how I use aloe vera gels in my skincare, so this is what this post is all about!

Aloe vera gel is definitely a staple in my skincare product arsenal – you’ll see why when you read this post. The ways to use aloe vera gels are numerous thanks to the amazing skin healing and rejuvenating properties of aloe vera plant juice and extracts as well as the lightweight texture of the product. Let’s get started!

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Icons: Eartha Kitt. Survivor. (UPDATED)

This post is a tribute to this admirable and fascinating woman – Eartha Kitt

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma”
— Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt. I think the words ‘unstoppable force’ and ‘survivor’ are the first thing that comes to mind when I read about her, see her performances, or watch her interviews. For me, she’s the one who leaves all role models behind with her perseverance, grit, energy, honesty, courage, and spirit. Her unique and powerful energy is obvious even from the way she performed in shows and movies same as in her photographs. This post is a tribute to this admirable and fascinating woman.

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10 Reasons Why I Quit Watching Beauty YouTubers

10 Reasons why I don’t watch beauty YouTubers anymore. No shade or ‘spilling the tea’ – just my own honest experience

No featured image for this post – I don’t mean any influencer in particular, but beauty YouTubers with big following as a whole. Not that long ago I stumbled upon an article titled ’10 beauty bloggers you MUST follow’ and it inspired me to write a whole post about it. Well, first of all, I am choosing my own heroes and people to be inspired by. I’ve just started blogging and I’ve already found so many awesome fellow bloggers who inspire me in such a genuine way (girls, you know who you are – I’m your new regular reader ❤️), that YouTube and Instagram simply fall short. Secondly, I’m all about no bullsh*t all day every day and seeing things as they are. Finally, I’m struggling to validate spending time watching this type of content when I can be investing it in something much more valuable. Warning: BRUTAL HONESTY!

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My Best Remedies For Dry & Flaky Scalp. Part 1: Products I Use

How to treat dry and flaky scalp? I have some great finds to share with you and tell you my story of solving the problem of dry flaky scalp.

In this post I want to share some of the most awesome remedies I’ve found for dry and flaky scalp. I would like to specifically point out that I’ll be focusing on only dry and flaky scalp issue -not dandruff. If you aren’t sure which one you have, I’d highly recommend reading this article from Healthline. At first I mistakenly assumed that I had dandruff and started using anti-dandruff products, which further aggrevated the issue of dryness. I’ve researched the hell out of this and finally developed a great routine that helped me. Hopefully this post will help you in some way!

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HOLIKA HOLIKA Soda Pore Deep Cleansing Oil Review

HOLIKA HOLIKA Soda Pore Deep Cleansing Oil Review on combination and sensitive skin. Absolute must-have for me! Read more to see all the details about it and – who knows? – maybe you’ll also consider it. Also a quick review of a cleansing oil NOT worth buying!

HOLIKA HOLIKA Soda Pore Deep Cleansing Oil Review on combination and sensitive skin. Absolute must-have for me! Read more to see all the details about it and – who knows? – maybe you’ll also consider it. Also a quick review of a cleansing oil NOT worth buying!

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Makeup Favorites: What I’ll Repurchase Forever

My all-time makeup favorites that I’ll repurchase always unless they get discontinued (like one of them already was)

Pretty please, TheBalm, L’Oreal, Physician’s Formula, Bourjois, Maybelline, and Hurraw! Don’t discontinue them! Don’t be like Wet’n’Wild!

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