shopping

Greetings internet! I just took some time to update my Amazon storefront with some new stuff, so if you want to see a ton of things I use in my everyday life, plus makeup I love and books I’ve read, all complete with mini-reviews, check it out. Full disclosure: should you buy something from my…

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It’s been a long time since I posted an anti-haul, and since there’s a ton of stuff that’s either just been released or coming soon, I thought now would be a perfect time. So without further ado, here’s some stuff I won’t be buying. Besame Cosmetics Sleeping Beauty collection I’m an unequivocal lover of Disney…

Read more Summer anti-haul

I got an email a little over an hour ago. Cue freakout. Navigating to the Haus Laboratories site shows a countdown clock and the same image of Lady Gaga as the one in the email. Click her gorgeous face, and you’ll be watching a promotional video in which people of various races and genders dance…

Read more 5 days

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

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…

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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