• Monday Must Haves

    Monday Must Have – Milani

    I am on a lip-gloss bender, I don’t even know who I am anymore. Long-wear, matte lips never really suited me and I didn’t feel comfortable wearing them but I am fully embracing the lip-gloss come back. I have been using a few different brands lately but the Keep it Full Nourishing Lip Plumper has been my daily product since I picked it up a few weeks ago. Not all lip-gloss is created equal and most glosses are nowhere near the goopy, gloppy, scummy products of my youth but this takes the cake for the perfect formula, in my opinion. The component is short and round so it’s as easy…

  • Makeup

    Colourpop New Releases Haul!

    Oh, ColourPop snatching my cash at every possible opportunity. If you didn’t know which I don’t know how one couldn’t, ColourPop recently released a new foundation that comes in a load of shades and only costs $12. I have watched a few reviews and they were consistently good so I decided to order some after a bit of hesitation. The hesitation was mostly a result of the fact that I just don’t need more foundation but I have a problem, the first step is admitting it. I didn’t know what shade to get and I have to say that in person, the two that I ordered look almost identical. I…

  • Monday Must Haves

    Monday Must Have – Australian Gold

    Shout out to Kim for posting about this amazing sunscreen in her Affordable Alternatives to Drunk Elephant Skincare post and convincing me to give it a whirl! I am not one to be on the look out for dupes, mostly because I am just bad at it and the few that I have found have been completely by accident. I appreciate all of you who put in the time finding dupes and then sharing them because it’s super helpful! Sunscreen and I do not get along, never have and it’s really frustrating since I have to wear sunscreen because I burn so easily. Most sunscreens will either break me out…

  • First Impression Fridays

    First Impression Friday – Glossier

    It’s June 15th, people, Incredibles II came out today and you better believe that I will be pushing little kids down in the theater tonight. Also, I don’t want to hear any crying or whining from any kids who can’t respect the sanctity of this film, I will be shushing so fair warning. Seriously though, is anyone else super jazzed that this finally came out?! Too bad I am so responsible, should’ve cut work – I hope my employer appreciates this sacrifice. I woke up early so that I could take some photos of my makeup but it was thunder-storming and I gave up on a good shot but I…

  • Makeup

    Glossier Haul

    Glossier – the brand that I am not nearly cool enough to use but keeps sucking me in with their flawless marketing and minimal chic aesthetic. Just take my money. I have been waiting to use up the rest of my tube of Boy Brow before I placed an order for their new mascara, it’s been a tense few weeks as I was sure that it would sell out but I was in luck. There were also a couple of new products that I have been waiting to try and some of them I anti-hauled but purchased anyway because I’m a jackass. Judge me later, let’s get to the goodies!!…

  • Show Me Your Empties

    May Trash Talk

    I am changing the title of my monthly empties posts to Trash Talk because it’s corny and vaguely 90’s. I am not going to post my faves for May because I only had two products that were new to my faves and all of the others, I had definitely posted about before – I will just save everything for June! I didn’t have too bad of a month for using things up in May and am slowly but surely reducing my products which feels great. Let’s get started! Wet ‘n Wild PhotoFocus Matte Primer – I think this is a great everyday, lightweight primer that provides a decent amount of…

  • Anti-Hauls

    Anti-Haul #14

    It’s Memorial Day weekend in the states, the official kick-off to summer and apparently when Americans celebrate fallen war heroes with an asinine amount of sales. The last place I want to be on my three-day weekend is a mall but my inbox is overflowing with temptation and I feel the need for an anti-haul. Per usual, these are products that I personally do not feel the need to own but if you are into them, keep doing you 🙂 Melt Cosmetics Gemini Palette – This palette looks stunning and I know that their shadows are amazing but I feel betrayed by them jumping on the palette bandwagon! This brand…

  • Trends

    Indie Beauty Brands to Try – Take Three

    I think that this is ‘Take Three’ but we all know that I love good indie brand so who knows. I support indie brands because I prefer small batch products, they usually aren’t doing whatever everyone else is doing, they more often than not are cruelty free and there’s so much creativity that goes into these lines. RMS Beauty – This brand offers a handful of complexion products that are formulated with food grade and organic ingredients. Most of their products are cream formulas but they have a setting powder that I have always been curious about. I think this brand can be found at Sephora these days but they…

  • Skin Care

    Monday Must Have – pixi Face Oils

    I can’t lie – I have an on again, off again relationship with face oils. I go through phases of having to have them and phases when I can’t recall why I ever started using them. I started using them when my skin was hyper-oily, the idea is that dousing your over-oil producing skin in more oil that it helps to balance the production. It does actually work, it sounds insane but it’s science. Now that I have dry skin, I like face oils for the added moisture barrier and long-lasting hydration that they provide. I also think makeup applies better and wears better over a face oil but that…

  • Makeup

    Burt’s Bees Makeup – Blush for Spring

    Not so recently, Burt’s Bees – known for their skincare and cult fave lip balm released a line of natural makeup. There are words to describe my makeup and natural is not one of them but I took a chance on a couple of their new blushers. I don’t need much convincing when it comes to purchasing new blush but it definitely helped that the shades were exactly the coral, peach-y, nude tones that I primarily wear. There are three shades, they come in these stinking adorable honeycomb plastic compacts and retail for $10 each. I chose Bare Peach and Toasted Cinnamon which are both warm-toned shades with a satin…