Skincare Products for My Maskne

Hello Loves! ʕ≧ᴥ≦ʔ
I am finally coming back with a form of content that is hopefully somewhat helpful! I can now safely say that I am now ready to get back to working on my blog and creating pieces that I enjoy. A little life update: I am pretty much done with this year’s application cycle, and am currently waiting to hear back from a few more schools. Therefore, I have more time and willpower to get back on track with writing more for M.A.N., editing, and other hobbies.

Today’s post is all about skincare, and the products that I have been using to help with my maskne. Before we get into these products, please know that I have sporadically used them prior to my recent breakouts from the masks. However, I have a bad habit of keeping up with my skincare routine until breakout occurs. I am currently still struggling with these annoying comedones (white and blackheads), but these products have really proven their importance in my routine. Overall, my skin is getting progressively better with the help of these products and some behavioral changes.

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24 Things About Me

happy halloween loves!
life is starting to settle down (for now), and i figured that i would finally write a post! for starters:

  1. today is my birthday!

for those who did not know, today is my birthday, and i am twenty-four today. so, in today’s post, i will tell you twenty-four things about me.
this post will mark a new age — as cheesy as it might be, it is also the truth. in the last couple of weeks, many things have been quickly happening, and i will definitely let you all know what is going on, as soon as i know the results!

so far this year, i have neglected my blog, and i feel like there is a disconnect between me and all of you! so anyways, let’s get started!

23 OTHER FACTS BELOW!

Another Update Video: Pandemic Ver.

happy sunday loves~
today, Colin and i are preparing to attend a friend’s wedding! so, this week’s post is a detailed blog version of my last blog post. in this video, i talk about my current life dilemmas, including: the pandemic, school and education, work, and adulting in general.

i know that it has been a little while since my last post (both jobs have been insanely busy), and i sincerely apologize. i am currently preparing for something extremely important, and i will discuss more about that later on~

so, my plan is to have another post ready for you by the end of the month! my birthday is at the end of the month, so i plan to have a surge of wisdom, responsibility, and productivity as I reach my 24th year ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

welp, until next time~
with love, joslyn

Life Update #082420

happy monday! it has been a little while since i last posted anything on the blog. if you follow me on instagram, then you may already have an inkling as to why i have been missing for the past few months. however, i can’t believe that it has been since april?!

as always, i sincerely apologize for vanishing off the face of the earth…
my original plan was to complete my summer class, take about a week off, and then return sometime in july. but my comeback was delayed because i am currently undergoing the application processes. it is not my first rodeo in regards to applying to professional school; however, i decided to fully reflect on myself, scrapped my essays, and basically started from square one.

on top of completing my applications, i decided to pick up another job to get more experience in my desired field of work. now, i have the opportunity to learn and work within an inpatient and acute care setting. between my orientation, training, and my other job, my spare time has been filled with lots of naps and avatar: the last airbender.

needless to say, i am more than ready to come back to my hobbies, and create pieces just for fun!

lately, i have been feeling overwhelmed and drained with everything. it will be nice to dedicate more time to my blog, social media, and anything else that is not school or work related. life is constantly moving, and we sometimes get overly caught up in its motions. without realizing it, we can feel all of the extremes and struggle with managing even our most mundane tasks — even more so during this weird time.

overall, i would like to thank you all for being as patient as ever! i know my following is quite small, but i still feel guilty for my disappearance.
i would like to write more (seeing as how i have postponed this blog post for quite some time), however it is currently midnight, and i can feel my train of thought slipping.

i look forward to our next encounter~
with love, joslyn

SAH Diaries | extended spring break, painting with a twist, study with me

happy sunday loves!
i know that i missed a post last week, but i was really struggling with studying and trying to complete my lectures. luckily, i finished my last exam and practical last week, and all i have left is my final!

for today’s blog post, i wanted to do something a little easier, since i already had the footage and content recorded. this week, i want to share with you some clips from march 16th — 22nd, during my extended spring break. if you weren’t aware, a lot of schools and universities extended their spring break for at least another week to discuss precautions for the current global situation.

i plan to upload a lot more vlogs in the future, and hope to get caught up very soon. if you would like to leave me any advice on how to improve, or any constructive criticism, please comment below or send me a private message!

with love, joslyn

Apps that are Helping Me Survive Self-Isolation

hello loves, and welcome to this week’s post~
i know that i am posting on a monday, but this is due to the fact that Easter was yesterday, and my procrastination got the best of me. although i did not do anything special for Easter this year, i was chained to my desk doing assignments, lectures, and readings.

anyways, this week’s post is dedicated to all of the apps that have helped me get through this challenging time. outside of your typical social media outlets (such as instagram, twitter, and snapchat), there are other applications that have been keeping me preoccupied, and have prevented me from just laying in bed all day.

this blog post will be highlighting six apps which i utilize between all of my apple products:

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I Did a Thing + Life Update

hello loves, and welcome back to M. A. N.~
i hope you’re doing well, during this time, and that you’re staying safe and healthy.

it has been about a month since i last uploaded a blog post, and i sincerely apologize. with everything that is going on, i needed time to adjust, and wanted to make sure that i was okay with the changes before getting back into the swing of posting on the regular.

if you haven’t noticed — i purchased my domain! after five years, i finally own my domain, and have access to many more features that WordPress provides. so, be on the look out for the changes that will be made! with that being said, i would appreciate if you remain patient with me as i finalize the schedule, design, mood, color scheme, etc.

in today’s post, i will be going into detail about the changes i would like to make with M. A. N., and i will also update you with everything that is currently going on in my life. this update will explain why i have been distant for the past month, and i hope that it will justify my sudden absence.

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Let’s Talk About BTS, Baby

happy sunday loves~

i decided to take a two week break because i had my first exam and practical recently. it is important to me that i do really well in this class, so i really needed to focus and study hard.

with that being said, i have another exam tomorrow, but couldn’t pass up on another week of blogging, or else i’ll make it into a bad habit (again).

so, for today’s post, it is going to be a really easy one! in today’s blog post, i am going to be talking a little bit about BTS’s new album Map of the Soul: 7.

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Stationary Haul #1 // AliExpress

i filmed a stationary haul a few months ago, and i finally finished editing it! i am super proud of this video, even though it is a more relaxed and chill video. in this video, i showcased all the stationary items that i bought from aliexpress.

links to all products and timestamps are located in the video’s description box!

i hope you have a fun super bowl sunday!

with love,
joslyn

Get to Know Me (again)

Photo by Ava Sol on Unsplash

happy wednesday loves!
this week, i was wanting to upload a haul, but i need a bit more time to finalize some details. i am really excited to post that video — so get ready for that post next week!

today, i will keep it simple and do an “about me” tag. it has been a while since i have done one, and i think it is appropriate to do one with my current reboot:

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