Cleansing Balm

This Banila Co Clean it Zero cleansing balm is LEGIT. I have been a devotee of Mac Cleanse off Oil for years and I still love it, but I’ve been trying to make the switch to cruelty free products and haven’t been able to find a cruelty free replacement - until now! It goes on really creamy and sort of turns into an oil that you rub on your face. I have to rub it into my eyelashes to get all of my mascara off, but it leaves my skin without a trace of makeup! If you didn’t know, it’s very important to remove your makeup before cleansing at night. If you just use a cleanser without removing makeup, it can’t do its job and you’re usually left with traces of makeup to clog your pores at night. I bought the nourishing version as a backup but haven’t tried it yet, so I can only endorse the original formula for now. You can find it on Soko Glam or Amazon!! (affiliate link)

I’ll be sharing lots of skincare because that’s one thing I geek out over and I love to switch it up all of the time - but I will only share things that I actually use and have used/tested for awhile.

Clean it Zero

Banila Co

Tortoise Shell Earrings

These earrings were a very recent purchase and I’m LOVING them. They go with so many outfits, are super lightweight and are very affordable compared to others I looked at. Amazon has so many cute options - I’m tempted to pick up another pair.


Please bear with me as I figure out how to link products and make these posts look pretty!

Here they are on me for scale

Here they are on me for scale

These (above) are the pair I purchased

New Instagram!

Hey there! I am going to try something new here. I have always wanted to start a blog or social media account of some kind and I think I finally figured out what to do. I have re-branded my Instagram account as Things J Bought & Likes (J being me-ha!). I am planning to post just my favorite things on my instagram account with links back to the blog so that you can find the items to buy! I love to shop & love to share my finds so I hope this proves to be useful & something fun I can do while I’m finishing up my schooling and figuring out my next move.