I not-that-recently-but-recently-enough-that-I-considered-using-recently-as-an-adverb-here received a sample of Guerlain's 'Cils d'Enfer' Maxi Lash Mascara. Actually, I received a ton of samples of it, and I've been slowly working through them with the diligence expected of someone who is weirdly obsessed with cosmetic formulas. Guerlain's new Maxi Lash formula is seriously impressive. First of all, before we even get into how it makes...
Let's keep this short and sweet. Here's what I got in my Birchbox this month: Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner (0.04oz), approximate retail value $9.14 The Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner is one of my favorite eyeliners and I am borderline annoyed at Birchbox for robbing me of my ability to do a full review. (Since I also own a mini, I went...
Tis the season for blatant consumerism... and what better way to celebrate than to determine the best way to purchase makeup you don't really need for slightly discounted prices?! More information about my methods and my suggestions for using this guide are available on my original Sephora Value Set Guide, which you can find by clicking here. This guide contains Sephora's...
There are certain things that shouldn't be shaped like Valentines. Tampons. Junk mail. Your Toenails. Blush, though? Blush should definitely be shaped for romance. Although there is something covetable and romantic about the heart-shaped container, I actually don't think that the packaging is very well-designed. The blush container is cardboard, which seems a little low-end for a thirty dollar blush....
I've talked previously about Kat Von D's incredibly inappropriate and offensive product shade names. Happily, Sephora and Kat Von D have received a small portion of the backlash that they rightly deserved for their terrible, terrible judgment thanks to a group of advocates who discovered the "Celebutard" lipstick. (Ugh.) Actress Lauren Potter, best known for playing Becky Jackson on Glee,...
The hardest part about doing your makeup in three minutes is to allow yourself to leave things in an unfinished, imperfect state. You can't keep blending your foundation, no matter how much you may wish to. The second hardest part is resisting the urge to say, "And, uhhh..." on camera. Edit: By request, here is a photo of how that actually...
I don't normally review nail polishes because I have the manual dexterity of a four-year-old and my nail swatches look like I spilled paint all over my hands. However, I was so excited by these new scented nail polishes by Revlon that I decided to break with tradition and show them to you for your admiration. The Revlon Parfumerie...
Yesterday, the FDA officially began steps to ban trans fats in the United States. Their ruling was that partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of dietary trans fats, are no longer "generally recognized as safe." This suggests that the FDA intends to re-classify artificial trans fats as "food additives". Because the burden will then shift to the company to...
Dear Wantable, You have so much promise. Your survey is super good. You are working with at least a couple of fancy-pants brands (that you consistently insist to send exclusively to other people). The premise of spending more money on some shit you might actually want is appealing. The idea of being able to skip and return boxes fills my...
Urban Decay recently released a super, super pricey value set for the 2016 holidays called "the Mother Lode" The Mother Lode contains 68 full-sized single eyeshadows at 0.05 ounces each, a total of 3.4 ounces of eyeshadow. It retails for the SERIOUSLY WHAT THE HELL price of $595. One of the most common comments I've seen about this set is...