• Makeup

    Trying On: tarte Chrome Paint

    I thought that I would talk about some makeup today for a change! I have been so deep into the whole K-Beauty routine and researching new skincare that makeup has taken a back seat. *gasp* I have purchased a couple of new things recently but rather sparingly – I actually have my eye on the new mermaid edition tube of the Lights, Camera, Lashes and I know that it is the same formula but I love that mascara and I love it when they come out with these gorgeous tubes. Today, I have the Chrome Paint pots that I am less than in love with. I received these for my…

  • Life&Style

    If I’m Wandering, I Probably Am Lost: A Travel Bucket List

    It’s true, I spend a lot of my life lost – some find this endearing and others find it irritating. If I am not going somewhere important where punctuality is expected then I like to take my time and I don’t get stressed out about the inevitable wrong turn. I once got lost on the way to a Chinese food restaurant but ended up just stopping at a different one and it became my Chinese food restaurant of choice. I think that the journey should be as enjoyable as the destination and I like to take my time. I’ve done the tourist experience in quite a few countries but I…

  • Wishlists

    Riley Rose Want List

    Do you ever put off doing something for an irrationally long time because you are convinced that it will be the most terrible thing you have experienced to date but when you finally take care of said thing it took about 10 minutes and wasn’t that bad. You convince yourself that next time you will just suck it up and do it full-well knowing that this has been your pattern of behavior for the last 10 years and will be until the day you die. Same. I just found out that Riley Rose is opening a location in a suburb near me and I am super excited. This beauty store…

  • Life&Style

    Setting a Beauty Budget

    Ah, my least favourite 6-letter word 😛 Since discovering my obsessive personality disorder for all things beauty, I have managed a beauty budget like any other household expense. I actually became really interested in budgeting after reading an article written by an individual who was worth 50 million dollars and how they managed their wealth in surprisingly simply ways. They skipped the part about where they made the 50 million but some of the tips have always stuck with me and they work for any budget because clearly I will never see 50 million dollars in my lifetime and it works for me. Beauty is tricky though, I can precisely…

  • Wishlists

    A Case of Too Many Cases

    The BF watches a lot of foreign films which tend to be pretty interesting but inevitably what ends up happening is that I am glued to the television while he is dinking around! While he owns most of them, I’ve probably actually watched more of them. I give Bluebeard a 9/10 – I don’t know what he thought of it since he wasn’t the one watching it 😛 We purchased new phones this weekend which I find irritating – they cost way too much for how long they end up lasting. Mine is still in good condition but I also don’t really take it everywhere, it lives in my purse…

  • Skin Care

    K-Beauty Skincare Update!

    I accidentally Hulked out on my tube of Charlotte Tilbury highlighter and over-tightened the cap so it broke. I do this constantly, I have a commitment to over-tightening twist caps and it usually leads to something breaking. Instead of wasting the product, I just wiped it all over my face – I don’t know if that was a mistake or not but here’s a pic of my face: I mean, I think it looks a little sweaty but I would do it again 😛 I was going to talk about some additional products that I have added to my skincare routine but have decided to do a ‘check-in’ post instead…

  • Makeup

    First Impression Friday – Shape Tape Foundation

    Yup, I am that bitch. The one who lists out a number of logical reasons as to why she isn’t going to buy something, why she doesn’t need something and then gets totally peer pressured into purchasing something. One of my gal pals claimed that this was the best foundation that she had ever tried and I was sold. I had not watched or read many reviews on this product aside from knowing that the shade range was very limited and it is. There were signs in ULTA that said there were more shades online but even so there are only 18 shades. It surprises me that with more brands…

  • Life&Style

    Patiently Persistent

    So, it’s International Women’s Day and I have read quite a lot of posts/articles/tweets pointing out various ways that women are still getting the short end of the stick. I get that, I understand the conversation but I also feel that progress should be recognized. I’m here with a few things that have happened in modern history that have made being a woman a whole lot easier. And we can vote for a candidate of our choice, not our male counterparts choice. Can you imagine not having the power to cast your vote just for being female? I can’t and when I asked my mom about the Votes for Women…

  • Life&Style,  Random,  Trends

    Five Thoughts & A Photo

    Or stick to PBS or not-for profit stations. I read this very important story this morning: Dating app bans guns in profile photos. Who is posing with a firearm in a profile photo?! Please remove yourself from the gene pool. What is the thought process behind this choice of prop, you know what turns people on, guns. I mean, I might understand someone wanting to use a hunting photo, I grew up hunting, I get it but a classy head shot will do. Well, I could also understand a service photo and it sounds as though the app will account for those. But to all gentlemen in uniform, you can skip…

  • Entertainment

    5 Movies I’ve Never Seen

    I have been on a YouTube cleanse, meaning I consciously unplugged from watching it because drama. I feel that everyone just runs a drama channel these days, I don’t need fake drama – I can watch the fucking news. Although, slow clap for Kim Jong Un for being willing to talk about relinquishing nuclear weapons (still a fascist). I mean, how is it that such a tyrant is less of a demagogue than The 45!? Anyway, I think it’s hysterical that Tati, who has vlogged her Botox procedures releases a dietary supplement for skin, hair and nails. I mean, I feel that she could have guessed that there would be some…