Review: Maybelline Vivids Color Sensational Lipstick As one of the brands that inaugurated middle-school me to makeup, Maybelline maintains a major place in my heart. The 'Vivids' lipsticks show that they deserve it. I purchased Shocking Coral, Vivid Rose, and Pink Pop. One thing that immediately bothers me about the packaging of these lipsticks is that all the fucking colors are packaged...
Sephora Points: Spend or Save? A Mathmatical Analysis I am not going to lie. I am one impatient motherfucker when it comes to Sephora points. I am not sure that I have ever managed to save up for a 500 point perk, let alone one of the laughably gigantic free-vacation-to-Paris ones. I'll just have to pay for my own trips...
Ipsy August 2016 Review Ipsy can sometime be a shit. "Oh, thanks for the craft glitter!" But sometimes it's truly a work of glory. I can't say this bag is perfect, but it's pretty fucking good. The bag itself was a missed opportunity. I liked the print when I just saw glimpses of it online and thought it was just a...
"Artificial Skin" Potential Animal Testing Alternative The release of ThinCert Cell Cultures by multinational biotech company Greiner-One seems to be the perfect opportunity raise questions about the scientifically sound alternatives to animal testing. For the past few decades, animal testing has offered the only viable method of experimenting on intact, living tissue. Products like ThinCert may change that. I am perhaps...
Birchbox August 2016 Review It's clearly beauty box subscription time at my residence! With Wantable rolling in yesterday, Birchbox coming today, and Ipsy likely showing up tomorrow, I have buttloads of new goodies to play with. Here's what I got in my August Birchbox: Dr. Jart+ Premium BB Cream SPF 45+ (5ml/0.17 fluid oz), approximate retail value $4.42 Birchbox clearly has a weird...
Wantable August 2016 Review Oh my god. Oh my god, you guys. Someone sent me a free thing. I had pretty much set it up in my mind that no one would ever send me free thing. After all, why would they? My reviews are mean as hell. I make Pajiba, whose tagline is "Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People" look like paid...
Review: Shiro Curaga Mineral Highlight When I first purchased the Shiro Curaga Mineral Highlighter, I hated it. Unlike my usual golden highlighters, this is a pale pink color with an intense sheen like you wouldn't believe. The powder form makes it easy to pick up way too much product and the borderline-theatrical color can look artificial and over-the-top. Shiro Curaga Mineral...
Do Quick-Dry Nail Polish Products Actually Work?: A Test BlacKat asks, "Do you have any experience with those products that claim to help nail polish dry instantly, hellocampcomfort.com?" Conveniently, in my drawer of weirdo nail polish products that I don't really use, I have a bottle of Sally Hansen Dry Kwik Nail Color Dryer. Until this evening, I had never even...
Review: Wet'n'Wild Pop Art Color Icon Trios I love you, Wet'n'Wild, but damn, you can be difficult. Acquiring the Pop Art Trios, the new eyeshadows from Wet'n'Wild's limited edition summer line, has been a serious pain in the butt. I have been phoning drugstores incessantly. I even got a few false alarms, when Rite Aid employees assured me that they...
Review: theBalm Time Bomb Concealer in Lighter Than Light TimeBomb is one of two concealers by theBalm. It comes in nine shades that run from relatively light to relatively dark. I use the lightest shade, called "lighter than light". I will say, the outside packaging is not necessarily the most aesthetically appealing choice, especially if you plan on using it buttload....