skincare

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

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

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

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

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.

What in the holy hell is happening with Deciem’s founder? Let me back up: Deciem is the parent company of The Ordinary, the company that’s proven that decent skincare doesn’t need to cost an arm, a leg and our first born. Their most notable release was their foundation almost two years ago; with two coverage…

Read more Speaking of horror…

Tarte has had a rough few months. Between the Shape Tape shade debacle, the boring releases and the April Fool’s joke gone wrong, they’re struggling when it comes to PR. I generally like their products, but they’ve made some missteps. Now they’re re-releasing their “sister brand”, Awake Beauty. I don’t remember this brand ever being…

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