Tuesday, November 29, 2016

POPSUGAR MustHave Box // November 2016

Hey guys! It's been a while since we posted on here. We received another POPSUGAR MustHave box for this month and we wanted to share what's inside!



If you've never heard of POPSUGAR MustHave box, it's a subscription box full of amazing items ranging from beauty to food to fashion. It is $39.95 per month and free shipping. They also have a 3 month plan (you save $10) and 6 month plan (you save $25).

Each box includes a card that tells you about all the items in the box and the retail value.



Here are the items included in this month's box!

1. Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl (sugg. retail: $50)

2. AJ Goods Nest Wire Bowl (sugg. retail: $35)

3. Meri Meri Star Party Picks (sugg. retail: $8)

4. Stowaway Cosmetics Dawn to Dusk Palette (sugg. retail: $25)

5. Oogie's Snacks Oogie's Gourmet Toffee Butter Popcorn (sugg. retail: $2.99)

6. Pehr Chambray Runner Wine (sugg. retail: $44)

I think my favorite item in this month's box is the Kendra Scott bracelet! If you are interested in subscribing to the POPSUGAR MustHave box, we have a coupon code for $5 off your first box: SHOP5. You can subscribe to the #MustHaveBox here: http://bit.ly/2gQcWJz


Disclaimer: POPSUGAR sent us this Must Have Box to try.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Chelsea's New Blog

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I created a new blog to share my experience as a physician assistant student. Check it out!

The P.A. Pursuit

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tips for Clear Skin!

Photo: allure.com

Hey guys! I decided to write a post on my favorite tips for clear skin. I have struggled with moderate acne in the past, so I understand how frustrating it can be to find a solution. Here are some tips that I have found helpful in my skin care journey.

1.) Less is more! // Less really is more when it comes to skin care, especially if you have acne or sensitive skin. If you use a ton of products, it will just irritate your skin further and cause more breakouts. Make sure to use a gentle cleanser (NOT Cetaphil as it tends to cause breakouts for many) and avoid physical exfoliators (scrubs).

2.) Be an ingredient detective. // Look at the ingredient lists of skin care and makeup products before purchasing. This website has a list of ingredients and rates them on comedogenicity and irritancy : Become an Acne Detective. You can also copy and paste ingredients into this website and it will rate the ingredients as well: Ingredient Analysis. These are not fullproof lists. Some ingredients that are rated high on the scales may not break you out or vice versa, but the websites are good starting points. Some people break out from silicones, such as cyclopentasiloxane, which is not rated comedogenic.

3.) Check your hair products and toothpaste. // If you have acne around your hair line and forehead, it may be caused by your hair products. Washing your face, chest, and back after using shampoo and conditioner can help reduce breakouts caused by hair products. If you are breaking out around your mouth and chin, your toothpaste may be to blame. Try switching to an SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) and SLES (sodium laureth sulfate) free toothpaste, such as Sensodyne ProNamel.

4.) Don't use fabric softeners or dryer sheets. // They leave residue on sheets and towels that can cause breakouts. Also be sure to only use free and clear/fragrance-free laundry detergents.

5.) Hands off! // I know it is extremely hard, but try your best to avoid touching your skin or picking at pimples. It will only cause more breakouts and scarring. If you really struggle with picking at your skin, I recommend taking a look at this website: Stop Skin Picking. It is really helpful for those with a serious obsession with skin picking.

6.) Clean your cell phone and change your pillowcases often! // Make sure to disinfect your cell phone daily, so that it won't contribute to breakouts on the sides of your face. Dirty pillowcases and sheets can also contribute to acne on the sides of your face. Try to change your pillowcase every other day and change your sheets once a week.

7.) Make dietary changes. // If your acne is hormonal, certain foods may be causing or contributing to your acne. Soy, green tea, flax seed, and skim milk (all dairy for some) can all affect hormones and cause breakouts. Biotin and iodine in supplements can also contribute to acne. Some people find that taking Vitamin D3 and Omega 3 supplements improve their acne. Omega 3 supplements can cause acne in some people, though.

8.) Keep a skin care journal. // Keep track of products you are using and any dietary changes you have made, so that you will know what is helping or hurting your skin. Make sure to only make one change at a time and give it at least 2 weeks before making another change. If you make too many changes at once, it will be hard to figure out which product or change made a difference in your skin (whether it be a positive or negative one).

I hope you found these tips helpful! If you try all of these out and are still having issues with acne, I recommend seeing a dermatologist. Let me know if you want me to write a post on skin care product recommendations or go into detail on acne-fighting ingredients.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Trend | Block Heel Sandals


I've been noticing many sandals lately with this style and I love them! I ordered the Lucky Brand ones because I tried on a pair in the store and they were actually pretty comfortable. We will see how they work out!