So about this pandemic

Hi! I hope you're all safe and healthy. I'm not handling things all that well, to be honest. Remember when this whole thing started and I was totally cavalier about it? I was all like, "It's fine, use the time to learn a language, make coffee, remember to take showers"? Well, I was wrong. So.... Continue Reading →

Products I regret buying

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... Continue Reading →

Is #sephorasquad a #scam?

I'm sure you've heard about #sephorasquad, but in case you've been living under a rock: #SephoraSquad is a different kind of beauty-influencer program. We celebrate the most authentic and inspiring voices in the digital beauty space. We value unique, unfiltered, sorry-not-sorry storytellers, no matter the number of followers they have. That’s why the program offers... Continue Reading →

Holiday anti-haul: Sephora edition

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... Continue Reading →

beautyblender foundation: *sigh*

By now I'm sure you've heard that beautyblender launched a foundation. It's vegan and (supposedly) full coverage, matte, long wearing and good for all skin types. It's also exclusive to Sephora. I have some thoughts. Because I'm me, and of course. First of all, why are there 25 shades of light/medium, and 7 tan/deep shades?... Continue Reading →

Sephora is having a convention

Sephora announced today that in honor of their 20th anniversary they're having a convention, called Sephoria: House of Beauty. The two-day event will take place in October at their downtown L.A. location, and tickets go on sale in July. According to a statement from the brand, Sephoria will be "highly-immersive two-day beauty event fusing high-touch physical... Continue Reading →

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