Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What's In My Bag???

Hey guys! I just wanted to share this video my friend Casey and I made for my Youtube Channel!!!! Yes I have a Youtube channel, I've actually had one since high school because I used to put up my concert videos on it. I've been thinking about making it a beauty Youtube channel for ages and last night my friend Casey and I decided to just film a video! Specifically, a What's In My Bag video because I'm obsessed with those on YouTube. This was after dinner and a beer or two so we were definitely a little too giggly, but I think overall it's a fun video! Sorry if the video quality is bad or the lighting, I will mess around with that before my next one! Also I am probably going to get a nicer camera for my birthday to use for videos as well as just pictures on this blog. 

Please let me know in the comments section what you think, I'm very new to YouTube so I am ready for any constructive criticism or advice you may have. Thanks! 

xoxo Patricia

Friday, January 10, 2014

Essential Skin Care Ingredient: Peptides

Hey guys! Today I'm going to be doing another essential skincare ingredient post like I promised. If you haven't read my previous post on antioxidants, read it here. Besides antioxidants, another ingredient that you absolutely should be incorporating into your daily skincare routine are peptides. These little guys stimulate collagen production, which is SO important for maintaining youthful skin. 

Peptides are basically amino acids that are produced naturally in our bodies. They are the building blocks of collagen, which is the main structural protein of our skin. Elastin is another protein in our skin which allows our skin to resume its shape after stretching or contracting. When we are younger, our bodies produce an abundance of both collagen and elastin. Unfortunately, production peaks in early adulthood and starts to slowly decline after. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Battle of the Drugstore Foundations

Drugstore Foundations

Hey guys, I'm back!! Sorry it's been a few, the end of last semester got crazy with finals and moot court obligations. However, don't worry, because the whole time I was gone I never forgot about my blog and have been trying out multiple drugstore foundations in preparation for this post!