What I Read in August

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I mentioned in my May favorites post that I've been a total bookworm lately! I personally love thrifting my books because it's so exciting to finally stumble upon one of the books on your "must-read list" for only a buck.

But in the month of August, I actually purchased a book to read along with my thrift finds. I love getting new suggestions so here are just a few of mine!

My Favorite Skincare Products for Acne-Prone Skin

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I used to know nothing about skincare. Although I'd pick at my skin in the mirror, I never really took care of my skin in a way that would have helped heal it.

I've done a few posts on skincare routines

But the skincare world is always changing, so it's fun to try out new products!

I would describe my skin as acne-prone, sensitive and combination. I have some scarring and redness from previous acne. Now that I treat my skin as the precious gem that it is, I really only get one or two small breakouts at a time on my face. And they seem to go away within a few days! 

I thought I'd share with you some of my holy grail skincare products for acne-prone skin!

Feeling the Burnout

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I've always been a creative type. Whether I was doodling in a notebook in first grade, or scrapbooking my life away at age 10, I would tell my mom that I was bored and "wanted to do some crafting".  I also started making YouTube videos when I was in 5th grade, and since then, the creative content has pretty much been nonstop. From creating a blog to trying a million different Instagram ideas, I've really dipped my toe in the pond of most platforms.

But one of the hardest things I frequently experience is lack of inspiration. I feel like I'm failing myself if I'm not posting a photo once a week or uploading a video every-so-often. I LOVE when I'm in the zone and just creating new content. So why do I feel so disappointed when the content I publish doesn't receive the engagement I expected?

My 2019 May Favorites

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I've recently been binge-watching monthly favorite videos on YouTube. I miss the good ole days where you could expect at least 3 of these types of videos in your subscription box. Not only is it a great way to discover new products, but it might also remind you of your favorite lip gloss that you used to use.

I figured it was time to do a little throwback here on the blog too, and share my favorites from the month of May!

1. Mad Hippie Skin Care
So if you're new here, then you wouldn't know I have acne-prone skin. It's gotten a lot better as I've grown up, but I definitely still get breakouts, especially around that time of the month. But for the past few months, I've been using the Mad Hippie Skin Care line, and let me tell you that obsessed is an understatement. I linked to the full 6-pack set that I use, but feel free to mix and match!

My skin has never felt sooooo soft in my entire life. My skin is CLEAR! Even those tiny annoying little bumps that aren't pimples, but you can never seem to get rid of....they're gone! I will admit that I can get lazy after a long day of work and just use my makeup eraser (another monthly favorite) to do a quick clean. But I notice a huge difference in the morning of the ~glow factor~ of my skin if I use my night creams and serums. Invest in your skin care people!!!

2. Thrifting Books
In high school, I was not a "reader". Maybe it's because I hated being told what I had to read, so I refused to even open up the assigned reading books. Oops. But now, I read about 4-5 books a month. The key is to thrift your books!! I have a list of books I want to read on Amazon so that I can have an idea of the books I want to pick up if I see them at the thrift store. It saves me so much money, and I don't feel bad just reading them and re-donating! (If you don't like going to thrift stores, consider checking out thrifty book websites!)

This month I read: all three of the hunger games books, Eat Pray Love, and The Secret.