beauty fail

I haven’t mentioned my “smart buy” in a while, but this year I’ve tried really hard to be more particular about the things I purchase. It hasn’t always worked. I’m not immune to hype; I am a human who loves beauty products, after all. Unfortunately for me, a lot of the things I’ve purchased because…

Read more Products I regret buying

I’ve mentioned before how much I hate when brands release the same shit over and over again. It’s like they get so comfortable with their best-selling products that they don’t try anymore. One of the best examples is Benefit with their brow and cheek products, and Nars with their Orgasm blush and Laguna bronzer. Well,…

Read more A boring af new collection

The other night Dan and I were hanging out with a friend of his, having beers and shooting the shit. I’ve only met this friend once before so he didn’t know about my obsession with all things beauty related, but of course Dan had to brag/complain about it. As soon as the kid found out…

Read more Boys need skin care too

I’m sure you’ve heard about #sephorasquad, but in case you’ve been living under a rock: #SephoraSquad is a different kind of beauty-influencer program. We celebrate the most authentic and inspiring voices in the digital beauty space. We value unique, unfiltered, sorry-not-sorry storytellers, no matter the number of followers they have. That’s why the program offers…

Read more Is #sephorasquad a #scam?

If you haven’t heard by now, Victoria’s Secret sucks. More specifically, Victoria’s Secret Chief Marketing Officer, Ed Razek, sucks. According to a new interview in Vogue, the CMO has a very specific vision for the annual fashion show, and that vision doesn’t include plus size or trans models. Their show is a “fantasy”, they have…

Read more Victoria’s Secret can suck a fat dick. Sorry, not sorry.

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that beautyblender launched a foundation. It’s vegan and (supposedly) full coverage, matte, long wearing and good for all skin types. It’s also exclusive to Sephora. I have some thoughts. Because I’m me, and of course. First of all, why are there 25 shades of light/medium, and 7 tan/deep shades?…

Read more beautyblender foundation: *sigh*

So… there’s a new blush trend. It’s yellow. Like, actual fucking yellow. As if someone was sitting in a field of dandelions with a toddler and allowed them to rub the pollen all over their face. And it’s shimmery. I don’t know why this is a thing. I’m practically speechless. Thoughts?

There’s a new brand at Ulta: Flesh, the prestige brand from Revlon. Where do I even start? First, the name. Flesh. I’m not the kind of person who gets weird about certain words, but the name alone makes me think of Buffalo Bill. IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN! Ahem. The tagline for this…

Read more Flesh: are you kidding me?