Travel Diary: Asheville, North Carolina – July 2016

Earlier this month, Henry and I packed up our car and drove ten hours south to our vacation destination: Asheville, North Carolina. This trip was low maintenance and relaxed in every sense. Our AirBnB mountain home was right by a stream and every day, we went hiking up mountains, swimming in rivers and gawking at waterfalls. The people were chill and friendly. The weather was perfect. Most importantly, there were some really good eats; from great coffee shops with homemade bagels to vegetarian hotspots and a mix of southern comfort food, we definitely ate well.

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Origins Clear Improvements Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores Review

Is there anything more unsightly than when your pores are looking particularly large and clogged? When I was about fourteen, I had my first batch of stubborn and highly visible blackheads sprout up all over my nose. Back then, I used cheap drugstore pore strips to harmfully rip them out. Now, I shudder at the thought of the damage that does to skin.

The best way to gently clean out your pores is with a face mask and I’ve recently become a bit of a face mask junkie. Between Glossier and Lush, I always have one on hand to slap on my face for a relaxing night in (#stayathomeclub).

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Unboxing Ipsy Review: July 2016

Ipsy is a $10 per month beauty subscription bag and, in my humble opinion, the best one out there. Every month, their glam bag impresses me with unique products and they consistently help me discover brands I might not have otherwise come across. They do their job and they do it well.

This month’s theme was “Hot Summer Nights,” which are coincidentally my favorite type of nights. Let’s jump right in to all the goodies I received!

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