Current Skin Care Routine

Explanations only included for products not previously mentioned


  • Cleanser: Clean & Clear Continuous Control 10% benzoyl peroxide (Walgreens)
  • Toner: Up&Up Alcohol-Free Toner (Target)
  • Serum/Medicine: Fougera Brand Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Gel 1% (Rx, Walgreens)
  • Moisturizer: Clean & Clear Morning Glow SPF15 (Big Lots)
  • Spot Treatment: Neutrogena On the Spot Acne Treatment 2.5% benzoyl peroxide (Walgreens)


  • Oil Cleanser (Sometimes, with full face makeup): Garnier Clean Nourishing Cleansing Oil (Walgreens)
  • Cleanser: Shea Moisture African Black Soap (Sally Beauty)
  • Toner: Up&Up Alcohol-Free Toner (Target)
  • Serum/Medicine: Clean & Clear Acne Spot Treatment 2% Salicylic Acid (Ralph’s) AND Hydra-Oil (Sally Beauty)
  • Moisturizer: Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer 2% Salicylic Acid (Walgreens)
  • Sleeping Pack: Daiso Collagen Sleeping Pack (Daiso) OR Laneige Water Sleeping Mask (Target)
  • Exfoliator: Tony Moly Green Appletox (Amazon)
  • Sheet Mask (When I feel like it): Various Epielle Essence Masks (Big Lots)
  • Pore Strip (Every 3-5 days): Biore Pore Strips (Walgreens)

Products I would love to try (Wishlist)

Anyone know of a good waterproof or no-smudge Korean mascara? Looking for volume, as I do not think I have anything with volume.



Yearbook Signatures

As my final year of high school comes to a close, I am given a yearbook to remember this dreadful year. Maybe not so dreadful but definitely the least social out of all. I have been betrayed by an entire group of friends and ridiculed by numerous fuckpeople.
Every year, I have made it my goal to get the signatures of everyone in my yearbook. This year, my last year to get them, will be the first that I will be choosy. I want the messages from the friends who shaped me, the teachers who guided me, and the staff who provided support in ways we students neglect to acknowledge.  Continue reading

Book Review: The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

4/5 stars

Last semester, my English teacher assigned us free reading so we could enjoy reading for pleasure. After partially reading Winger by Andrew Smith, another teacher at my school, I stopped. Every single time a woman entered the scene, the protagonist just HAD to comment on how attractive they were. I barely remember anything else that pissed me off in this book.

But then I found The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, the book that brought me back to a time where I read instead of playing on the computer. Continue reading

Book Review: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

5/5 stars

I have not read a book for pleasure since 9B (9th grade, second semester, 2012), but recently, I was asked to choose three books for the local library. I did not want to introduce anyone to sexist, traditional books, so I looked for teen feminist books. On a Saturday in March, I found The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, which I read in 6 hours. (My next book review will be on that.) The following Tuesday, I checked out Beauty Queens by Libba Bray and finished it two days later.

Spoiler Alert. Continue reading