Review: Tarte Maracuja Cheek Tint I am a recent convert on Tarte foundation, and their cheek stains have been a staple in my makeup routine for years. So, on a whim, I decided to give the Tarte Maracuja Cheek Tint a try. There are four colors: deep berry, light nectar, light pink, and sheer red. I am pretty much set for...
Get It Before It's Gone: Benefit Cabana Glama Unlike fancy makeup blogs who get free stuff sent to them and/or review things right when they come out, I have the joy of picking things out a thousand years too late, right when they go on sale!Benefit's Cabana Glama is a summertime kit that features various bronzing products. It came out last summer...
Beauty Bullshit: Resveratrol and Fruit Stem Cells Welcome to the first installment of “Beauty Bullshit”, a segment where I explain to you how makeup and skin care companies are trying to manipulate you into buying expensive shit because it sounds vaguely science-y. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream. Note the vast diversity in skin types that this brand caters to....
Battle of the Beige In the past couple of weeks, I have acquired two new neutral palettes. I have been playing with both of them extensively for the past couple of days. It's time to put them head to head: Urban Decay Naked Basics vs. Coastal Scents Go Palette Cairo We are going to compare whether a higher or lower end palette is...
On My Face: Korres Pomegranate Discovery Kit If there is one thing that gives me joy in life, it is kits full of random different types of makeup and skincare goodies that I have never tried before. As much fun as it is to get one full size product, by the end of the tube/tin/container/whatnot, it's not longer as special...
Miscellanious Urban Decay Goodies: a Review I have purchased many an Urban Decay product in my life. Up until now, I have purchased those products at my friendly neighborhood Sephora. But no more. Ipsy gave me a handy dandy code to get free goodies with a purchase of Urban Decay on their website. I bought the new Naked Basics Palette, which...
Is it Important to Get "Three Free" and "Five Free" Nail Polish?: The Science I've had a few questions recently about two marketing buzzphrases in the nail polish business: "Three Free" and "Five Free". "Three Free" nail polish is advertised as nail polish without Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde. "Five Free" nail polish is advertised as nail polish without Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, and...
Julep "It Girl" Intro Box Julep Maven is the monthly subscription box for people who would rather look at their fingernails than their faces. Based out of Seattle, Washington, Julep sends either two nail polishes and one product or three nail polishes month for $19.99. To be honest, I probably wouldn't have signed up for Julep if not for the promo...
Is the Sephora Sun Safety Kit Worth It? Luckily (unluckily?) Sephora is a glitchy website. As a result, they accidentally revealed the contents of their 2016 Sun Safety kit ahead of schedule. Thus, you get some extra time to examine, research, and compute this bag's worthiness with no "OH MY GOD IT'S GOING TO SELL OUT ON ME" time crunch....
Beauty Bullshit: LaFace Laboratories PUR Purifying Facial Wash LaFace Laboratories PUR Purifying Facial Wash is an overwhelmingly expensive face wash that charges $48 a pop. Part of the reason it is so pricey is because of its supposed skincare benefits. According to Birchbox, "Copper encourages collagen production and skin regeneration, while gluconic acid and eliminates harmful micro-organisms and lemon peel oil cleanses...