5 Spring/Summer Beauty Products I’m Loving

Spring has FINALLY sprung & I could not be happier. Honestly, I feel like an entirely different person in the spring. Just as the flowers are blooming & the trees are regaining their leaves, I, too, feel rejuvenated. It’s incredible how much warm/sunny weather can boost your mood.

Along with the theme of spring cleaning (check my post about spring cleaning your whole life here), I’ve been itching revamp everything in my life. This has mostly come out as buying new warm-weather clothes and beauty products, oddly enough. In general, I’m not the biggest makeup/hair/beauty routine girl, but for some reason this year I’ve been dying to try new products to change it up. It resulted in a very expensive trip to Target. It happens.

Sooooo I wanted to do a quick post about the beauty products I’m currently loving this spring/summer. Have any recommendations for me? I’d love to hear them (leave a comment below!)


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My Step by Step Skincare Routine

Ever since I was in middle school, my mom always emphasized the importance of a good skincare routine. She always said that taking care of your skin now will help it look great later on in life (and she’s right–mamma J has the most beautiful skin EVER). Of course, when I was ages 13-18, most of my skincare routine revolved around preventing zits (gotta love puberty), but now as a 25 year old with less acne (thank goodness), I’m more focused on evening out my skin’s texture, cleansing it thoroughly & minimizing the look of my pores. That’s why I’ve teamed up with HerCampus & Clarisonic to give you my simple skincare routine for perfectly glowing skin.

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DIY: Office Space

I’ve wanted to do this post for a while, but considering its nature as a DIY post meant that I actually needed to do the DIY projects… which just took a little longer than I expected. But I did it! So here it is. Ampersand’s first DIY post. {I would say there would be more, but I’m not the most DIY savvy, despite my obsession with Pinterest. I guess we’ll see.}

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