Occasionally I see a tag somewhere that catches my eye and makes me think, “Hey, that’s a bandwagon I should jump on.” This tag was created by Nineties LoveChild, one of my favorite small creators on YouTube. This is not her actual name, but I won’t insult her by attempting to spell her name. She... 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 →
One year of FabFitFun – is it worth it?
When I got my first FabFitFun box last year I was so excited I thought I might explode. It's more expensive than any of the other subscriptions I had tried and I was concerned that it wouldn't actually be worth the price. I've received four more boxes, and while I've been happier with some boxes... Continue Reading →
News! About beauty things!
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... Continue Reading →
Beware! There’s death in everything!
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... Continue Reading →
Home again, home again
Happy Saturday internet friends! I'm sitting in my childhood room with Dan snoring next to me. We've been here all weekend for Thanksgiving, and as much as I've enjoyed being home and seeing the family, I'm ready to go home to Albany. Which we're supposed to do at the crack of dawn tomorrow. I've been... Continue Reading →
Election Day 2018 and a MAC wishlist
I don't really get political in my blog posts. Despite what day today is, that's not going to change. Sorry, not sorry. As much as I like debating policy and having engaging, interesting discussions with people about our views, that kind of thing has become really difficult over the past few years. I know what... Continue Reading →
Get excited you creepy f%@*ers! There’s new makeup coming
As Halloween approaches, it's time to put my creepiness on display. I know that I complained about fall yesterday, but I'm really not that mad about it. This is the time of year when my love of scary things goes from off-puttingly odd to charmingly enthusiastic. From now until Halloween I'm on trend, yo. Anyway.... Continue Reading →
Beauty wish list
I've already done my spring/summer anti-haul, but since I have a birthday coming in a couple months I suppose I should also do a wish list. Some of this stuff is new and some has been out for awhile and I haven't been able to justify purchasing it. Tarte Be a Mermaid Eyeshadow Palette I... Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago when I talked about the Tarte April Fools palette I mentioned that I had placed an order on Hush's website, and I want to tell you about my experience. I've placed two orders from this site at this point and I haven't been disappointed. Both orders shipped either the same day... Continue Reading →
Joke’s on you, Tarte
Did you all see Tarte's April Fool's joke? They teased a new palette, the Icy Betch palette. The problem is that people were more interested in this joke palette than they have been with Tarte's recent releases. Awkward. Don't get me wrong: I like Tarte for the most part. I've used a ton of their... Continue Reading →
I went to Lush and got some stuff!
While I was in Boston this weekend I went to a Lush store. For the first time ever. Now, I've been to Boston to visit my friends (Mike and Tasha... hi guys!) several times in the six years that they've lived there, and I had no idea how close they were to a... Continue Reading →
Shopping page updates!
Hi folks! If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed with the coming shopping craze I may be able to help. I've updated my Shopping page with sale information and codes for some of my favorite sites. I hope you find it helpful, and try not to get trampled!
It’s almost Black Friday! Get excited!
Or not, since the Black Friday "deals" I'm seeing so far are basically the same as the past five or so years. Don't get me wrong; Ulta has a couple notable deals on their preview page. There are a bunch of what I think of as beginner sets: big kits with craploads of eyeshadows, lip... Continue Reading →