shopping

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

I know that I don’t talk about news on the daily and that there are plenty of other ways to get your beauty news (like maybe the YouTube channel Beauty News, which I love. Those Aussie ladies are my homegirls), but in the last 24 hours there have been some stories that I found interesting…

Read more News! About beauty things!

Am I too late in the Christmas season to talk about products I don’t want? Yes? Oh well, you’re getting another anti-haul anyway. I know that I talked about some inexpensive products in my Ulta anti-haul, but there’s more drugstore stuff that’s been released that I feel personally victimized by. Mostly because they’re pointless, gimmicky…

Read more Holiday anti-haul: drugstore edition

If you’re anything like me and mildly obsessed with Asian beauty products, you’re likely also always concerned about what’s actually in the stuff you’re slathering all over your face. Enter Allure to confirm our worst fears: apparently dangerous levels of mercury have been found in skincare products being sold on Amazon and eBay. Lovely. According…

Read more Beware! There’s death in everything!

I’ve been home from my most recent round of travels for a few days and I’m already packing to leave town again. This time I’m going home for the holidays; Christmas is something I look forward to all year, but Dan has to come back to Albany before the actual holiday and that sucks. Anyway,…

Read more Travel hair and skin care

Here we go again: another anti-haul! Today we’re looking at Sephora, and there’s a lot to rag on here so let’s get right to it. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Carnaval Extravaganza Beauty influencers everywhere are weeping that this made someone’s anti-haul, but I really don’t get why it’s so universally loved. It’s supposed to…

Read more Holiday anti-haul: Sephora edition

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over I think we’ve reached critical mass when it comes to holiday releases. While I did make a few purchases during the sales (mostly gifts for other people, I swear!), there’s a metric fuckton of things I won’t be purchasing because I couldn’t possibly care less. This…

Read more Holiday anti-haul: Ulta edition