Battle of the BeigeIn 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 CairoWe are going to compare whether a higher or lower end palette is...
On My Face: Korres Pomegranate Discovery KitIf 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 ReviewI 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 ScienceI'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 BoxJulep 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...
I Don't Know What Your Sexy Facebook Profile Picture Says About Your Competency, and Neither Does the University of Oregon"The Price of Sexy: Viewers’ Perceptions of a Sexualized Versus Nonsexualized Facebook Profile Photograph" coming out of Oregon State University is being published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture. A study called "The Price of Sexy"? Time for a disproportionate amount...
Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium BrownThose of you who lurk here frequently probably know that I don't have a lot of eyebrow hair. I have the kind of brows that make brow-grooming ladies say, "Well, I don't know what to do about all these weird bald spots…"Luckily, I know what to do about my weird bald...
Julep September 2017 ReviewAs per usual, I opted to upgrade my Julep Maven box this month (using points rather than cash; I would not upgrade if I had to pay to do so!), turning what would have been a small $20/$25 box into an unnecessarily gigantic collection of nail and beauty products that I can barely manage to even...
Ipsy September 2017 ReviewMonth. September. One of those. Oh god. Please forgive my lateness. I don’t know why I am so short on time these days. Judging by the dust bunnies, I clearly can’t blame the time I have been spending cleaning.Stuff Ipsy sent me a super long time ago:Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser with Cucumber and Watercress...
Birchbox September 2017 ReviewPretend it's a month ago.This was my Birchbox!:I got stuff!:Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Spray (travel size at 2 fl oz), retail value $14.50I'm still waiting on a genie in a lamp to deliver some magic "healing" hair ingredients. This spray consists mostly of water and fractionated coconut oil ("Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride") held in an emulsion by an...