What I Packed for ~6 Weeks Away: Capsule Wardrobe Experiment

What I Packed for ~6 Weeks Away: Capsule Wardrobe Experiment

If you've been following along on my Instagram (@amandadev4), you'll have seen that Chris and I have decided to spend several weeks away from home. We decided to spend Mid-November to Mid-December in San Diego, CA (specifically Pacific Beach). Knowing we would be working remotely, as well as exploring the beach and city meant packing [...]

My Favorite Products to Prevent/Treat Breakouts

My Favorite Products to Prevent/Treat Breakouts

WHY do pimples always show up at the worst time?! I'm fortunate - I rarely get breakouts, but when I do, I've got a handful of products on hand that make all the difference in the world. My (not-so-secret) weapons: Retinol- there are two types of retinol I reach for - an RX retinol from [...]

Ole Henriksen Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment Review

Ole Henriksen Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment Review

It's been a minute since I've done a skincare *product* review - but Ole Henriksen recently sent over a bottle of their newest product release, The Dewtopia 20% Acid Night Treatment, so it felt like the right time to get back to writing! The serum is housed in a heavy (fancy!) glass pump bottle, and [...]

Curology Review

Curology Review

Hi Guys! I'm back with another skincare review, and this one combines a few of my favorite things! I'm a big fan of subscription boxes, skincare and retinol, and this review has all three. In a recent(ish) allure beauty box, I received a coupon code for a free trial month of a Curology system (just [...]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Beauty Value Breakdown

I'll be the first to admit: I think the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is WAY over hyped every year. There are definitely some good deals worth taking advantage of, but the deals are RARELY as good as Nordstrom (or the blogging community) would have you think. After perusing the "Beauty" offerings for this year, I really [...]