First Impression: Juvia’s Place Magic Palette

I bought this palette during a cyber Monday sale aaaaand opted for the faster shipping like a total nut. The palette arrives, and it’s super meticulously packaged in bubble wrap and foam (barf). I rip everything off and open up the palette. I’m in awe of the colours, but intimidated. They are SO pigmented. SO…

Review: Milk Blur Liquid Matte Foundation

I’m shopping through my collection lately, trying to keep myself on a strict spend-fast. The process has been therapeutic but also unnerving: Black Friday and Cyber Monday have taunted the hell out of me, and rubbing salt into that wound is the growing realization that there’s a lot of my make-up collection I didn’t even…

Do I Need…? Melt’s Smoke Sessions Palette

I need to unpack another irrational desire this week, because Melt’s newest palette drops this Friday and boy, oh, boy, do I want the crap out of it despite only seeing myself using four of the shadows. Melt Cosmetics came to my attention thanks to their Gemini palette, a gorgeous array of golds and greens…

Surprise Saturday Post: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser Review

The past couple of times I’ve been to Sephora, I’ve asked about skincare. I’m looking to switch up some products, not because my routine isn’t working but because change is good. Trying new things is good. One thing I’ve noticed, though, is that the recommendations are centering more and more on one brand. When I…

A Personal History of Dry Shampoo – The Sequel!

A while ago, I made a post detailing my misadventures with dry shampoo. I’m going into this with a few disadvantages, all of which I’ve outlined before, but to sum up: 1) I’ve washed my hair daily for years now, so the oil production is pretty out of control; 2) I have fine hair, which…

Do I Need…?: Pat McGrath’s MOTHERSHIPS

Sephora’s VIB sale ended yesterday. 20% off everything in-store and online, not to mention additional deals and holiday gift sets: it’s an exercise in unbridled avarice, a celebration of consumerism, and a good opportunity to stock-up on products that aren’t otherwise discounted. I admit that I topped up my supply of skincare items and grabbed…

Review: Fenty Stunna Lip Paint

2018 will go down in my personal history books as the Year Fenty Won My Heart Over and Over Again. I have yet to try a product from their line that disappoints me. The foundation is my new standard, the Flyliner is always in my travel kit, and the Killawatt highlighter is so brilliant I…

Sara’s September Challenge Diary 3/3

Well… The last 10 days of September, I did zero make-uping that I can recall when I went out. So no diary as per the first 2/3 of the challenge. But I’ll go over some of my goals and how I felt about them: My “rules” for my September Self-Care Challenge: Go through my usual…

Review: Bite Beauty Lipstick

I celebrated the start of October with lipstick. A few weeks ago, I picked up Kale by Bite Beauty, this gorgeous shade of dark green. Seemed like a bit of a ludicrous purchase, but I was enamoured with the idea of it, and now, having rocked the look for a full day – a full work day –…