Clearing My Acne & Keeping It Clear
Acne has always been one of my main problems. Even now, I'll occasionally have a few break outs, which are mostly hormonal. With this skincare routine, I'm keeping my skin as clear as it's ever been.
Pond's Original Fresh Wet Cleansing Towelettes
Pond's Towelettes are AMAZING. I've been using these towelettes to remove my makeup for months!
Now, they aren't technically makeup removers. You can use them on almost any surface. Including your face.
They have never broken me out, ever. They remove all the makeup and I really don't have anything awful to say about this product. It's the best. It's scent does linger, so if you don't like that, this may not be for you.
Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2
The holy grail of all holy grails!
I cannot explain and describe how much of a difference that this toner has made to my skin.
I will ALWAYS continue to re-purchase this product. It is that good. The word "good" is an understatement.
Any type of toner is a good idea. There are all types of toners out there.
I would recommend trying the "Clinique" counter because they have toners for every type of skin.
The Clarifying Lotion 2 is for dry and combination skin. I have extremely dry skin. Especially, in the winter.
Another, more affordable, brand is "Simple". They have amazing, all natural products.
CLINIQUE is even great for sensitive skin. If you have dry skin, YOU NEED THIS CLINIQUE TONER IN YOUR LIFE!
Pond's Dry Skin Cream
After you've just toned your face, you're going to need a wonderful moisturizer.
This moisturizer comes in the form of a cream. It is a thick, rich, and ultra-hydrating moisturizer.
This cream was unsettling at first, because I was used to my Simple moisturizer. However, it left my face extremely moisturized. It is a pretty thick moisturizer, so be aware of that before purchasing it.
Personally, I use it as a night cream. I apply it before I go to bed and when I wake up in the morning, I'm radiant.
I'm not oily or greasy, I'm just glowing. It's leaves your re-hydrates your skin and brightens it.
Another awesome thing? It didn't break my skin out. It's a keeper. You can find this moisturizer almost anywhere.
I bought mine at my local Dollar General.
Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream
Everyone and their mom has probably heard of this product. It has received so much hype on the internet.
Why? It leaves your eyes brightened and depuffs your eyes. A little bit of this goes a long way. It is a little bit more expensive, but sometimes you pay for what you get. I've noticed that my under eyes tend to look a lot more awake.
I don't look like I've only gotten a few hours of sleep.. which definitely did happen. This was a sample from Sephora. Once I run out of this sample, I will be re-purchasing this.
Chap Ice Medicated Balm
A step everyone tends to forget in skincare is lips. Your lips has skin, people.
Don't abuse them. This chapstick is affordable, natural, and one of the best chapsticks I've owned.
It takes care of chapped lips and cold sores. It claims to take care of fever blisters, but I've never had one so I can't vouch for it. It comes with me everywhere.
I keep one in my car, in my room, and in my bag. It keeps my lips moisturized all through the night.
It's the balm! HA! See what I did there? Ha ha ha. I crack myself up.
This is a more serious topic than I typically post about. I've lived my whole life with anxiety. I have general anxiety. There are several other types of anxiety, and there are more severe cases.
It didn't start getting bad until my freshman year in college. That's when I realized I wanted to learn more about mental health & illnesses. I switched my major to Psychology because I wanted to help others and myself. Living with anxiety feels like you're drowning when you appear to be just fine.
Anxiety, along with every other mental illness cannot be seen. The symptoms can be shown through behaviors, but it itself, cannot be seen. That's why many others tend to accuse others of being rude and just not showing up to a party or not wanting to ever hangout. They wouldn't question why someone with a broken leg cannot go swimming or run or any other physical activity because it is physical. It can be seen.
My advice for anyone living with or who knows someone living with anxiety, visit a therapist or a psychologist. Don't keep stuff in, anxiety is one of the top illnesses to have a comorbidity, which means you can easily form depression along with it. Talk, it may not be easy, but having someone who can help you without judging you can make a world of a difference. If you're the friend, be there. You may not be able to see it, but it is real. Don't judge because you probably do not understand.
Just be there for your friend.
If anyone needs someone to talk to, my email is listed in the links above. Message me. I'll listen and help to the best of my ability.
Hanging with Obama
Yep, it's true, I went to Washington D.C. for a whopping 4 hours. It was totally rad. Is "totally" & "rad" still a thing? I don't know. This is my third time going to Washington D.C. and my fourth time will be in a few weeks. Anyway, from my hometown it takes 4 hours to get to Washington D.C.. My family and I left around noon and arrived at 4pm. We missed the prime hours of the day, but don't worry, it still felt like we were inside an oven. It was a whopping 94 degrees (fahrenheit). IT WAS HOT.
We walked about a mile from where we parked to see the White House. We saw plenty just walking from our parking garage to the White House: local skateboarders, local street artists, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, historical hotels, and plenty of delicious smelling food. Once we made it close to the White House, it was extremely crowded, which is expected, but somehow I managed to get a clear picture in the center of the White House's South Lawn. There was Construction going on, so we weren't able to get up to the fence and take pictures, but we were still fairly close.
Because it was so hot, we stood by the South Lawn of the White House and just took pictures of the Washington Monument from there. As I mentioned before, I've been to D.C. before, so it wasn't too much of a big deal not to see it up close. After visiting these to sights, we decided that we should probably go buy some water for our Shih Tzu because he was pretty exhausted, as well. After that, we searched and searched and searched for our parking garage. Once we finally found it, we cooled down in our car and headed to Arlington Cemetery. Unfortunately, by the time we found our parking garage, it was 6pm. Arlington Cemetery closes at 5pm. (I'll be visiting it in a few weeks)
Before we realized that Arlington Cemetery was closed, we were on our way there and passed several sights including the Pentagon(pictured above). Also, the Archives of The United States of America. We were headed on our way home, once we realized it was closed. We stopped and had some fast food for dinner & were on the road again. The sunset in Virginia was stunning.
Overall, it was a short, but fun day. I'll be blogging about it in a few weeks when I go back. I'll be going earlier and visiting other monuments, as well. I hope you enjoyed this blog and stay tuned for the next!
This is a quick montage of my trip. (make sure to watch in HD)
Hello! My name is Katelyn and welcome to my blog.