Skincare and Update

Hi internet!

I thought now would be a good time to do a short update about my new skin care routine with current products. I bought some Missa essense and ordered snail cream from Urban Outfitters which I’m still waiting on. Until that comes, here’s a picture of what I’ve been dreaming about.. surfing on the beach. Sigh.

New Skincare Routine… Korean Style!

Hello Internet! Yesterday after posting about resolutions for the new year and discussing my desire for clear skin, I decided to research a new skin routine and came across the Korean skincare method. There are a bunch of different products and lines to choose from, which are all pretty daunting if I’m being honest here, but at least the site did a good job of laying out the basics.
The number of producys and steps involved seems pretty over the top at first and I’m not sure if I will be able to stick to it, but I’m going to try it. I checked out the blog about where to buy the products as well and have ordered some to try on my skin in the upcoming weeks.
I love starting new skincare routines even when they don’t work! It’s fun to buy the products and try them out, though I do hope this 12-14 step system works. It seems very interesting and soothing. As if it’s a spa treatment in your home rather than just a skincare regimen or acne treatment!!
I’ve tried many face treaments before, including Proactiv, Noxcema, Neutrogena, you name it. Any and every moisturizer, toner, and cleanser under the sun has seen the light of day on my precious face. Hehe!! With this treatment, things are quite a bit different. There are many moisturizers and skin-improving ingredients in the korean cosmetic companies’ products. This is different from the American products we’re used to because all of our skincare lines tend to be very harsh and dry out the skin as they try to murder acne and wrinkles.
Korean skincare does the opposite and seems to be very nourishing to all of the layers of the skin. You use multiple products at the end of the face routine to moisturize, moisturize, and moisturize more! There are also optional masks to add on every so often, like every week or so, if you want to try out adding everything into the regimen.
So to get on with it, I purchased a bunch of Korean skincare products from Amazon and will be testing them out shortly. There are a lot of steps and products in Korean cosmetics so I’m only going to be adding a few products at a time to keep expenses down.
What is your favorite skincare routine, and does it work for acne as well? I saw that the same site about Korean skincare also had a blog about lush products for acne, and I’m a really big fan of lush, so if the Korean stuff doesn’t work out I’ll have to try some of their other recommendations. We will have to wait and see!

Wrapping Up 2014… Fitness Goals!

2014 is quickly coming to an end and I’m thinking about a lot of goals that I have coming up for 2015. Every year I make a list of goals, but I’m thinking that this year if I make it public, I won’t be so inclined to quit early and give up.

Maybe posting this publicly can keep me accountable.

This year I wanted to find a better paying job and move. I was able to do both which is really nice. I love my new 2 bedroom apartment and my boyfriend is happy with it too. We converted the second bedroom into an office and that makes it very comfortable to work in and very easy to get work done.

We also got a cat named Freddie. He’s a great cat and we love him very much! I’m thinking of getting another but I’m just not sure if we’re ready for that yet.

I also wanted to get in shape this year.  I tried using Sparkpeople but it’s very hard to find time to exercise and eat right, and it’s even harder to try to check in to a website every day. For the end of this year I’m just going to try to enjoy myself and stay comfortable with the clothes I own.

Next year for my 2015 new years resolutions, I will make a plan to get fit. I’ll post it here to stay accountable.

I also want to get better skin and just feel prettier overall. I know that might seem shallow but I think it’s important to feel good about yourself and I just don’t feel very pretty this year.

If you’re reading this.. what are your goals? Maybe we can keep each other accountable with our resolutions. It’s time to get fit, get clear skin, and get pretty! I want to have the prettiest, clearest skin around and the only way to do it will be to make it part of my new year resolutions.

Till next time! Hugs & kisses

Actually.. Hello!

Hi. I’m Danielle Carter, and welcome to my bloggity blog.

I’ll be writing here about all sorts of stuff that I’m interested in, including pets, sports, DIY, beauty tips, business ideas, and more! Oh yeah, and fitness.

I have a 4 year old chocolate lab named Bear and live with my boyfriend in beautiful Minnesota. Some of my favorite topics are health, nutrition, and self care.

Interesting art is also one of my favorite subjects. My site used to just be full of pictures and strange art that I love, but I’ve decided to change that to include a bit more substance.

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