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September Buy-and-Trys

The month has just begun, and all that fresh, new energy that comes with the start of a new month has me feeling inspired and ready to deep clean…my pores, that is. This month is all about “out with the old, and in with the new,” featuring some new products to refresh and renew the skin, focusing on clearing out and minimizing pores.


Holika Holika Pig Nose Clear Blackhead 3 step Nose Clearing Kit: I’ve been doing my own version of these three step kits for awhile now: prepping my skin with a mild BHA to “loosen” things up, applying a peel-off pore strip or mask, and then soothing my skin with something snail-related. I can’t wait to compare results with an official version of this. From what I’ve heard, people only say good things about the effectiveness of these kits.


Ettang Peeling  Soothing Mask: This two step sheet mask first peels, then soothes. A mild chemical peel followed by a specially formulated sheet mask? In the comfort of my own home? While watching Netflix? Yes, please.

Elizavecca Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask: I have been dying to try one of these bubbling masks after seeing all of the videos on Youtube. They look like so much fun, and also seem a lot more comfortable and more efficient at delivering all of the benefits of clay than traditional, quick-drying clay masks. I may die laughing though…note to self: don’t look at the mirror while doing this 🙂


Ramosu Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate 100 (3 bottle set): I’m a sucker for a good k-beauty sale, and well, when this product I’ve been eyeing for awhile came down to a steal price, I bit the bullet and finally bought it. It comes in a set of three bottles along with dropper. Galactomyces ferment is a type of yeast (yes, like brewers use). It supposedly is good for evening tone, smoothing skin texture, and promoting/maintaining youthful, glowing skin. I am 100% okay with any of those things happening on my face.

And, no, it doesn’t seem to smell like yeast. At all.

Lastly, I didn’t buy this, but I would like to try something new on the blog. I was thinking that all through the month, people could send me links to a few of their favorite posts (their own personal posts and/or others’ posts they absolutely loved) and then I would round up maybe a top 5 or 10 in the Septmember Favorites post at the end of the month (depending on how many were sent) so those posts could reach out to more people and get closer to the exposure they deserve. I’d also tweet them, etc. 

Would anyone be down for doing this or doing this with me? If you are, let me know in the comments below and/or get to dropping the links! It’ll be open all month long. I honestly love each and everyone of my followers and just really want to pay each and everyone’s awesomeness foward! If it’s too cheesy though, just comment a cheese emoji or something and let me down easy, okay?

I am honestly so excited to try all of these new products and whip my pores in to a squeaky-clean state! And, uh, not to mention this potential new blog feature each month!! Do you have anything special you’re trying this month, products, blogging, or otherwise? Share in the comments below 🙂

Here’s to having the best month so far of the year! And I’m looking forward to reading those links! 💕

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