Beauty Dossier No.7

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I recently had a little discussion with those of you who follow my Instagram Stories about Botox and what age is appropriate to start getting it. There seemed to be a general consensus about our culture, about how starting to get serious beauty procedures at a young age and how much pressure it puts on all of us to always look young. I think that’s another post in itself, and while I’m all about trying new things, I do think that getting Botox before you even have legit wrinkles (unless it’s for something medical) is a little crazy. However, I’m all about trying out beauty products to see what works for you. I’m not against Botox — I’m sure I’ll get it at some point — I just feel like the pressure to ALWAYS look young is a lot. I frequently don’t wear makeup, but at the same time, I love to try it and learn new things about it, so I’m back with another Beauty Dossier where I give you my very honest opinion about beauty products I’m testing out.

gum tooth picks

GUM Soft Picks

I have thin enamel on my teeth, which means my teeth stain easily. And considering I drink mostly tea, coffee, and wine — that doesn’t help. My dentist told me to get these GUM Soft Picks to use — in addition to brushing and flossing of course — and I love them. They are just so easy and effective. And if you don’t have time to floss twice a day — these are a quick easy way to not totally fall off the dental hygiene wagon.

perricone md no blush and highlighter

Perricone MD No Blush Blush / Perricone MD No Highlighter Highlighter

I am all about liquid blush. I was dying to try this blush and I LOVE it. Less is more with this blush. It is very pigmented, a little goes a long way, which means that this blush will last a long time. I also love love love the highlighter. Both of these products look so natural, they just sink into the skin.

If you are the type of girl who likes a natural look quick and easy, these are the perfect products for you!

drunk elephant whipped cream

Drunk Elephant Lala Retro Whipped Cream

I am really picky about my moisturizer, and this one fits the bill. I love how you just push down on the top and the product comes out. It’s fun and different and Drunk Elephant is a clean beauty company so you know you can trust that all of their products are healthy!

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Glossier Balm Dotcom

While I love this actual product, and I think the packaging is really cute, I prefer a lip balm that I don’t have to touch with my fingers to put on. I just prefer something that goes directly on the lip and doesn’t involve my finger. However, the product is really really good, and lasts forever! So I still use it, I’m just a bit of a germaphobe so I always feel like I need to wash my hands before I touch my mouth.

schmidts deodorant

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant

I want to like this product so much. It does work in the deodorizing category so if you really want a natural deodorant, it absolutely works and the scents are amazing. You do have to warm it up on your skin for a little while to get it to be soft enough to apply, and even then I find it a bit gritty. I also sweat a lot when I workout, and it leaves a white film all over everything — my clothes, my yoga mat, workout machines. But I think you have to take the good and the bad when you use natural deodorants.


If you enjoyed this Beauty Dossier post, please tell me in the comments about a recent beauty product you tried and either liked or didn’t like!

You can find my favorite beauty products in my Shop (pink button on top right of the site!) and then filter by “Beauty Faves”. See all my beauty posts here, and my Beauty Experts series here!


All products were given to me for review unless stated otherwise. All opinions are honest and are my own. I was not paid to talk about any of these products nor did I guarantee any coverage.


Photo by Emma Weiss