reviews

Remember a few weeks ago, when I ran off to the middle of the woods for America’s birthday? The area we visited is in the northern Adirondack mountains, within spitting distance of the Canadian wilderness. Our family friend has what’s referred to as a “camp”; a small house with a couple of outbuildings plopped in…

Read more Battle of the bug sprays

I intended to post a review of the new Maybelline foundation tonight. I even have wear test photos. I was so excited that I was getting it together for this month. Then I looked at the clock. Work ran later than I planned, and I have a four-hour journey into the wilderness tomorrow, and many…

Read more Change of plans

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

HOLY HELL WHY DO PRODUCT NAMES NEED TO BE SO LONG. Ahem. Anyway. Around Christmas, I purchased the Perfect Skin Bundle from this company that includes the Exfoliating Treatment and the Porefining Face Mask. It was on sale so I got both pieces for $55, which is still INSANE, to be clear, but at the time…

Read more Review: Sand and Sky Australian Pink Clay Flash Perfecting Exfoliating Treatment

I’m sure you all remember April Fool’s Day last year when Tarte announced their most interesting palette ever, the Icy Betch palette. It was gorgeous, with icy blues and cool greens, and I loved it. But it was a fucking joke. *eye roll* So here we are, a year later, and Tarte has actually released…

Read more WTF Tarte

Occasionally I need to stop working for a while and listen to a book and put on makeup. Because work is lame and terrible. Today, it’s all Lunatick Cosmetics Labs. Established in 2012, Lunatick is vegan, talc-free and cruelty-free, made in the US. Their aesthetic speaks to me – it’s all creepy and ghoulish. Their…

Read more MOTD: Work is lame edition

Wow, it’s been a long ass time since I wrote an empties post. It’s something I did once and didn’t feel the need to do again, but since my goal for the year is to use up a whole lot of stuff, I think we should check out some of my trash. Note: this is…

Read more January empties