What I Read in August

Hey y'all!

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?