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Summer Skincare Routine

When it comes to skincare, I'm all for the "less is more" mentality. It took me many years to find the perfect balance of products to use on my face but I've learnt to listen to what my skin really needs rather than what everyone else is telling me my skin needs.

I currently have oily combination skin. Towards my period and ovulation, it definitely leans towards oily and causes some breakouts on my face. Pimples and clogged pores have been an issue for me ever since I hit puberty but I'm glad that my hormones have stabilised over the years.

My first dive at skincare was influenced by Korean beauty. I saw so many ads about products claiming to be able to control sebum and unclog pores and I was just drawn towards these words. Which oily skin girl can't relate? However, Korean skincare consists of so many steps and I was kind of doubtful that my skin really needed all those products.

I'm pretty sure you've heard of the 10-step Korean skincare routine b…

Arctic Fox Hair Dye Review on Dark Unbleached Hair

I've been meaning to try Arctic Fox's hair dyes for a couple of years but never got around to it because I feared it wouldn't show up on dark hair. It's been coming up more and more on Instagram again so I did some research and apparently Purple Rain, Aquamarine and Poseidon do show up on dark hair. So that's what I purchased! These retail for $7.99 (4 fl oz) or $13.99 (8 fl oz) on the Arctic Fox website but I got mine off Amazon.  Arctic Fox hair dyes are vegan and cruelty free. They also do not contain harsh chemicals like peroxides, ammonia and PPD. These are semi-permanent and they contain conditioning agents which means you can use these dyes as often as you want to without damaging your hair. Semi-permanent hair dyes only coat your hair so it will fade with each wash. The bottle claims that it can last up to 40 washes. These smell like grape candy so it is such a treat to use them. The instructions to use this is pretty simple. 1. Shampoo and wash hair witho…