My Daily Skincare Routine

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Skincare has forever been an obsession of mine. I had acne and excessively oily skin when I was very young and started learning everything I could about products, procedures, medications and diets for healthy skin. My skin has evolved over the past 20+ years and my quest for knowledge now includes dealing with wrinkles, sensitivity and in some areas, dry skin. Because of my large pores and some residual acne scarring (I just can’t catch a break!), my current skincare routine focuses on cell turnover and getting glowy skin to diffuse attention away from my flaws.
My skincare routine constantly evolves as I try new products and replace current products   with more effective ones.

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Cheap & Delicious Eats in Reykjavik, Iceland

Sandholt Bakery Reykjavik Iceland

You’ll never guess where I had the best food in Reykjavik, Iceland. Maybe some of the best food ever. And, for being one of the most expensive countries in the world, it was actually very cheap.
Food carts.
Reykjavik has some fantastic food carts! One hot dog cart in particular was rated Top 5 Best Street Food Stands in Europe by The Guardian. I highly recommend you check out this article  from Iceland Magazine.  In fact, print it out and bring it with you. It’s basically a directory of all Reykjavik food carts with descriptions, addresses and business hours.
Reykjavik Food Prices
To give you an idea of the cost of dining out in Iceland,

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Everything you need to know about the Blue Lagoon

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I just got back from a 2 day bachelorette trip in Iceland. Why Iceland? Because if you follow flight deals like me, Wow Air and Iceland Air are always having crazy cheap flight deals to Reykjavik. It was cheaper to fly to Iceland than Napa. So, the real question is, why not? With a group of 11 girls, naturally our first stop was the Blue Lagoon, but as you’ll read below, it should be everyone’s first stop…

Getting To The Blue Lagoon
When figuring out logistics for my Iceland trip, time was a factor because I was only there for 48 hours,

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How to Shop Tax-Free & Save Money while Traveling

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I’m always trying to buy local goods when traveling internationally.  Between tracking down hard to find items, saving money on the currency exchange rate and getting VAT refunds, I have shopping down to a science (or more like a math).
In my previous post, I talked about some hard to find Germany beauty items, but this post is all about saving money. The amount I save is shockingly significant. I save about 30-40% on designer fashion and 20-40% on beauty. It’s sometimes less, like designer shoes is significantly less than handbags for example, but I’d say this is the average. There are two ways to potentially save:
Currency Exchange Rate
1- Download a currency app
I highly recommend you download the app,

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