I'm spending this year attempting to be more conscious of the things I buy, but I've still purchased some things. Some of these things have been disappointing. I'd like to talk about them, and maybe you can learn from my mistakes. Everything I've tried from Kopari Beauty During the Christmas clearance sale I bought a... 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 →
Did y’all know that the beauty community is imploding again?
Man, it seems like we (meaning people in the beauty community) can't go more than a couple months without someone with a massive following acting like a huge douchenozzle. This time, it's James Charles. If you don't know who this kid is, good on you. I wish I didn't. He's a vlogger, makeup artist, model,... Continue Reading →
A boring af new collection
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,... Continue Reading →
Boys need skin care too
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... 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 →
Natural deodorant: the good, the bad and the smelly
I mentioned last month that I was trying a natural deodorant, and despite my struggles, I’m still on the natural train. At this point, I’ve tried several different brands and formulas, and I think I’ve learned some things that may (or may not, who knows?) be helpful to you, my internet friends. I’ve already talked... Continue Reading →
Victoria’s Secret can suck a fat dick. Sorry, not sorry.
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... Continue Reading →
Am I the only one who’s already tired of hearing about fall?
You all know that I watch a lot of YouTube. Like, A LOT. Especially when Dan isn’t here, and he’s in Philadelphia this week for work so it’s all YouTube, all the time. Primarily beauty “gurus”. I find them entertaining and many of them review things I’m into.Except for right now. Holy. Shit. Why in... Continue Reading →
Review: La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur Makeup Cream
Greetings internet friends! I'm back from another unintentional hiatus and I have lots of things to talk about! Spoiler: I'm so disappointed with this product. I've used a lot of La Roche-Posay Effaclar skincare products and have enjoyed all of them. The Purifying Foaming Gel Face Wash and Effaclar Mat Face Moisturizer are really lovely and I... 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 →
So... there's a new blush trend. It's yellow. Like, actual fucking yellow. As if someone was sitting in a field of dandelions with a toddler and allowed them to rub the pollen all over their face. And it's shimmery. I don't know why this is a thing. I'm practically speechless. Thoughts?
It’s hot as balls. Wear your (glitter?) sunscreen.
In preparation for my trip to Florida in April, I bought some sunscreen, like you do. The friend I was visiting, my #wifeforlife Sarah, doesn't really believe in sunscreen, and even though she owns some it's not something she brings to relevant places, like the beach or the pool. The last time I visited I... Continue Reading →
Is Lush is taking their ‘naked’ products a little too far?
I think my love for Lush has been well established at this point. I've only found a handful of products that I didn't love immediately and I kind of love that they're so eco-conscious. When they introducted their Naked Shower Gels I thought the idea was really cool, and less plastic ending up in landfills... Continue Reading →
Flesh: are you kidding me?
There's a new brand at Ulta: Flesh, the prestige brand from Revlon. Where do I even start? First, the name. Flesh. I'm not the kind of person who gets weird about certain words, but the name alone makes me think of Buffalo Bill. IT PUTS THE LOTION ON ITS SKIN! Ahem. The tagline for this... Continue Reading →