Beauty Bullshit: Fat Girl Slim Reader Corbyn Wild wrote, "Love the Beauty Bullshit posts! Ever think about looking at the Fat Girl Slim products? They seem to be based on pseudo-science and buzzwords at best but who knows maybe they are legit! I know a fab scientist (YOU) that could clarify that for her adoring public (ME)." Despite the bizarre and...
Review: Yes to Carrots (Well, Blueberries, Cucumbers, and Grapefruit) Facial Towelettes I am lazy when I am wide awake, but I am really lazy when I am sleepy. If I couldn't keep my birth control on my bedside table, I would probably be pregnant by now, as standing up to get it would be way too hard. I regularly sleep...
How Many Applications Are In A Pan of Blush? I've already calculated how many swipes are in a tube of lipstick and how many applications you have in a bottle of foundation given various application methods. At the request of a few commenters, I dusted off my accurate-to-the-milligram scale to examine the longevity of my blush next. For this test, I used the...
Review: Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Nocturne (RD607) It's difficult not to love lip lacquer. With the longevity and opacity of a lipstick and a sexy glossy finish, Shiseido's lacquer rouge in Nocturne perfectly encapsulates what lip lacquers are about. I received this as a deluxe sample, but I'll almost definitely be picking up the full sized version. How could I...
Battle of the Topcoats: Seche Vite vs. Julep Freedom This has been a long time coming. In February, Julep released a topcoat called the Freedom Polymer Topcoat. I've already talked about why I think their product name is a little disingenuous (all nail polish contains polymers) here. I haven't, however, been able to give a full review. That's because it's absurdly...
Review: The Body Shop Concealer Pencil "FUCK. FUCK. FUCK," I thought. I was at the airport. You know how you always forget something? This time it was concealer. On the way to a job interview, it is best not to look like you get punched in both eyes. Luckily, I had easy access to the Body Shop in the SEATAC...
How Does It Work? Soap It would be possible to live in a world without soap. You could do it the modern way-- use the oil cleansing method, go "no poo", eat only on paper plates. You could do it the old-fashioned way and just kind of smell bad. However, since we've been using soap since at least ancient Babylon,...
Terrible Tutorials: Okay, you guys. Fine. Here is how I do my makeup. After getting a lot of comments asking how I do my contouring/eyeshadow/what have you, I have decided that I could probably handle making a crappy youtube video (emphasis on the crappy). Please don't share this with your friends, as this video will almost certainly be unhelpful to them....
Julep July 2016 Review Although I do enjoy laughing at Julep's misguided attempts to "invent" new products, I couldn't bring myself to take Julep's "Beach Tonic" this month. The idea of spraying myself with oils sounds less like a luxurious way to apply moisturizer and more like a greasy new chore. Julep also released a sea salt hair texture spray...
Which of Urban Decay's Absurdly Discounted Eyeshadow Palettes is Right For You? Because Urban Decay has recently released a new formulation for their eyeshadow, they are frantically selling off some of their old palettes for deep discounts: the Ammo Shadow Box, the Mariposa Palette, and the Deluxe Eyeshadow Palette. This blog post will give a quick overview of each of...