Productivity in the Covid-Times

Lifestyle posts on this blog have always given me trouble. I never know what topic is appropriate or acceptable or on-brand, and Googling lifestyle trends always fills me with a huge sense of alienation and self-consciousness. Is a new treadmill or fitness watch or sofa really popular in terms of people’s lifestyles? Seriously?  This goes…

First Impressions: Melt x Beetlejuice

In the span of a year, I’ve gone from owning 0 to 4 Melt palettes, and I love them all. The colour stories, the formulation, the finish, the packaging – that’s right: I actually love the packaging on them, and it’s not glossy black plastic. Everything about these palettes is utter perfection. I even tried…

Review: Naked Kitty

…well, I’m back. I think there’s a longer post to make about the effect of the pandemic on creative endevours, how all those feel-good posts as things started closing at the end of March about finishing novels and living your best, more productive life during quarantine were absolute trash, but that isn’t this post. Over…

Colour Experiments: Eyeshadow

I’m terrified of bold colours on my face, with the exception of a fun lipstick. Pretty boring, hey? Sarah and I were chatting, and I was eyeing up a Melt palette, and was torn between the Muerte and Gemini palettes. If you remember back to late 2018, I bought a Juvia’s Place Magic Mini on…

Review: Paul & Joe Lipsticks

I know that lipstick sales have tanked hard during the pandemic, but I really still love lipstick. It’s my feel-good cosmetic product that always makes me feel put together and adult like. Is that a weird thing to say? Eyeliner and mascara have always been my go-tos through my teens and 20s, and especially now…

Whole30 Summer 2020 Days 25-30

Day 25: Errrrrr don’t remember Day 26-28: Ditto Day 29: Oveja con trufa cheese happened. It’s amazing if you can ever get your hands on it. Day 30: I gave up…But I figured I’d eat 80-90% this way all of the time. Woot woot! All in all, I love the Whole30 and love how it…

Review: Cheekbone Beauty

Cheekbone Beauty is an Indigenous-owned cosmetics company operated out of Toronto by founder Jennifer Harper. Launched in 2016, Cheekbone offers products for brows, contouring, and highlighting, but its stars have always been liquid lipsticks and glosses, each named for Indigenous Warrior Women activists. Part of the company’s mission is to improve access for First Nations…

Whole30 Redo: Days 8-24

Day 8: I booked a boudoir session for the fall. I guess this is motivation? Day 9: 2 meals had beanless chili. I’m at the point in my Whole30 where food feels like it’s for survival and not for enjoyment. I hate this. Day 10: I’m so so so so close to eating goddamn popcorn….

Whole 30: A Redo (Days 1-7)

Starting a Whole30 pre-vacation feels a little silly. I got home last Friday night and decided that Saturday I’d start over. I’ve decided to keep a short diary to describe each day of the Whole 30. Day 1: You moody, moody SOB. Day 2: I’m hungry. Second dinner in my mouth. I had what I’d…

Whole30: Part I

I did about four successfully modified Whole30s in 2016-2017 (I quit my last one because I found out I was pregnant/suspected I was). The results were always great, but the process difficult. I’m not really into dieting at all, or cutting out whole food groups, but I did like the Whole30 solely for weight loss…