Review: Fenty Flyliner

Black winged or cat eyeliner is one of my favourite things to do on my face. Years of practice and I still get it wrong, but that doesn’t stop me from wearing it. I typically apply black gel liner with a brush to get the look just right; it’s how I learned. However, I’ve since…

Things I’ve Learned: Travel Edition

It’s a surprised Saturday post! I couldn’t name this entry Travel Hacks. I can’t fathom anything I do constituting a hack. My life is more about balance than minimalism, a middle path rather than indulgence. So no, no hacks, though I do know how to pack a carry-on that blazes through airport security. And I’m…

Eyebrow Maintenance: A Painful Masterpost

I have my mother’s brows. Fair and fine with hairs that grow and arrange themselves in a downward fashion (a fact my first aesthetician found strange, but I admit to having no basis for comparison). I spent a lot of my life not caring about my eyebrows. Even after I started applying make-up extensively, I…

Review: Tarte FabFitFun Palettes

FabFitFun sounds like a lark. It addresses some my bigger criticisms about subscription boxes, offering full-size products four times a year rather than samples every month. Their most recent box included two Tarte palettes – leave your mark, an eyeshadow palette, and a Pro Glow contour palette. Neither were items I would have picked up…

The Best Spot Treatment

I hate pimples. I know, I know: who doesn’t, right? What a redundant way to begin a blog post. But I feel the need to adequately contextualize all the stuff I’ve done to my face in the name of clear skin. All the DIY treatments I’ve tried, all the picking I’ve done (and shouldn’t have….

A Personal History of Dry Shampoo

Fine hair makes it near impossible for me to go more than a day without shampooing. I’ve read the articles; I know stripping hair of its oils is bad, and that it’s important to train hair to go more than a day between washes. Unfortunately, I’m having a hard time breaking with my routine. I…

Review: Fenty Beach, Please!

I am so late to Fenty, I know. When the brand launched, I had just made some pretty major investments to my make-up drawers, so I had to stand on the sidelines and sing praises about the massive shade range, the marvel of a collection that centered squarely on the face rather than eyes or…

The Sunburn Series Pt. 2: Everywhere Else

I am no stranger to sunburns. I don’t go looking for them, but they have the tendency to find me wherever I go. On my honeymoon in San Francisco, I even had an allergic reaction to the sun resulting in me being covered, head to toe, in hives. My other experiences haven’t nearly been as…