shopping

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

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

Hey, did you hear about Lush? In a shocking move, Lush Labs has announced that they’ll soon be shutting down all of their UK social media accounts. They have 202k Twitter followers, 569k on Instagram and 423k on Facebook. I’m not good at math, but that looks like close to 1.2 million social media followers…

Read more Hey Lush, are you ok?

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

Makeup and candy are two of my favorite things. I really think that my love of Halloween blossomed when I learned that the whole point of the day was free candy, and the love of creepy things came way later. I also love Asian beauty companies, like Etude House. Not only do most brands use…

Read more Makeup and candy

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

A couple weeks ago I received an email from Beautylish about a new release from Sulwhasoo. I was vaguely aware of the brand; I know it’s a Korean prestige brand that has skincare and some makeup. It’a really bougie and totally out of my price range for skin care, so I’ve never really paid attention…

Read more It’s just a powder dude

‘Tis the season for making resolutions. For me, sticking to resolutions has almost always been impossible. They’re unattainable goals, like “This year I’m going to get my life together.” What does that even mean? Inevitably I get overwhelmed or discouraged with these huge, lofty goals and two weeks into the year I just give up…

Read more 2019: The year I get smart