Beauty Trends I’m So Over 2018

Is it Festivus? Because I’m about to air a list of beauty grievances. In searching for topics to post on this blog, I’m constantly uncovering more and more things that I have no desire to try, buy, or even engage with from a conceptual standpoint. Innovation in beauty and lifestyle have come to center on…

One Shadow Wonder: MAC Woodwinked

I don’t mind wearing more than one eyeshadow. My standard is four – one light to wash across the lid and brow, two darker for the crease and outer corner, and one black for the lashline. However, since I’ve been sharing my make-up routine more and more, I’ve learned that my process may be a…

Pragmatic Pregnancy II

My third trimester is in full bloom. New pregnancy needs came to light pretty quickly. Particularly things I didn’t think of earlier, like, “how do I deal with snissing?” (peeing while sneezing), or “you’re not supposed to wear underwire bras while you’re nursing”. So for those of you that are also on the eco-friendly pregnancy…

Battle of the Brands: Leuchtturm vs. Scribbles That Matter

I finally reached the end of my first bullet journal last week, a blue Leuchtturm 1917. The Leuchtturms are pretty ubiquitous among bullet journal enthusiasts. They’re widely available, especially now the bullet journals are trending, and seem to have achieved a fair balance of cost and quality. Chapters is currently having a sale on many…

[Cuticle] Care

I fear this may be a multi-part post. I’ll certainly never turn down an opportunity to say more about cuticle care. My obsession must amount to something. It must. Having said that, I fully acknowledge that I’m employing a bit of a misnomer. Turns out your cuticles aren’t what you’re taking care of at all! Big…

Brush Cleaning

I tend to avoid sites that explain how to clean make-up brushes. Not because they’re inaccurate but because I can’t bear the shame: I’m more of a do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do type when it comes to cleaning habits. And honestly, when I braved a Google Search to put together this post, the information I found wasn’t much more…

Review: Australis Eyeshadow Primer

I was nearing the end of my Urban Decay Primer Potion, but before I could go back to Sephora, Sara took me to Regina’s own Blush Beauty Bar. Blush carries a number of brands, among them being Australis, an Australian-owned cosmetic company. Their eyeshadow primer was selling for the same price as UD’s Primer Potion…

A Fascinating History of Nail Polish

Title and images from Mental Floss. Infographic text by Elizabeth Segran, Illustrations by Julia Rothman. I have a pretty healthy stash of nail polish. Okay, so maybe teetering on unhealthy. I like it a lot, and who can blame me? So many pretty colours. I figured a post on beauty history would be a refreshing break…

Review: imPress Gel Press-On Nails

I went looking for a quick and inexpensive way to spruce up my nail situation for a family get-together on Sunday. My nails aren’t in terrible shape, but they’re short, a little brittle (thanks, winter), and in need of some TLC that I simply couldn’t provide during the month of March. Prior to catching my…

What’s In My Travel Bag?

Greetings, all! This blog post is coming to you from my childhood room in the GTA. I’m on the road for a few days, visiting friends and family, eating way more than my fair share of delicious food, and enjoying the brisque, beautiful spring weather! Traveling is nothing new for me. I won’t claim to…

Confessions of a Nail Polish Addict

For those of you that know me–even if you don’t know me but have seen me around–you probably know or have noticed that I love nail polish. A couple of months before my MBA class trip to China, we had a mandatory trip meeting. We were asked to sit with a classmate we didn’t know…