Sara’s September Challenge: A Diary of the First 1/3

Day 1, September 2 – Did a half-assed face washing and moisturizing plus sunscreening to go out. Mascara and Bite’s Dirty Chai lipgloss for make-up. Kept forgetting I had mascara on and smudged it (gah). Took 10 minutes to put on a face mask before going to bed. My skin is happy. Day 2, September…

Getting Your Sparkle On

I love glitter. Rather un-pragmatic of me, I know, but I can’t help myself. There’s something about glitter that I can’t resist. I’m one of the five people who hasn’t unhauled their Moondust palette, for instance. I put MAC’s Dazzledusts on my list of favourite products from 2017. There’s a lot that can go wrong…

Carving out time for my face: September Challenge

Since the day I became a mother 11 weeks ago, I’ve only gone through my entire skincare regimen and applied make-up a handful of times. I’m not lamenting this, but I’m the kind of person that is (I fear I’ll sound dramatic) deeply affected by a lack of self-care. For me, washing my face, taking…

Skin Savvy: Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil

Conversations with Sephora employees tend, in my experience, to go one of two ways: a quick point in the direction of a particular product, or a full-blown conversation about my specific needs. In the case of my recent visit – which like so many visits was done out of habit more than necessity – I…

Salty-Sweet: Some Thoughts on DIY

Quick post since it’s been kind of busy on my end recently, but I think I can make this pretty succinct: please, please, please get your make-up from reputable sources. Look, I get it: Pinterest makes it look so easy to conjure up your own products out of coconut oil and charcoal. Whole blogs are…

It’s the Product, not the Discount

I’ve been a record number of Winners in the past few weeks on various shopping excursions, and every time, I’m stunned at how many products from high-end brands I’m finding in their make-up section. Used to be that Winners shelves were stocked with primarily drugstore brands, but now, I’m finding shelves of Marc Jakobs lipsticks,…

Review: Colorpop “I Think I Love You”

I was not enamoured with the Tarte eyeshadow palette from FabFitFun’s Spring box. The colours were too warm-toned, and while it was a pretty palette, it did not have dark enough shades to fit my needs. Thankfully, I’m getting another shot at love with a neutral palette. This time, I’m trying out Colorpop’s “I Think…

Mom Hair (really, I don’t care…sometimes)

Everyone can probably tell I’ve really taken a backseat on the blogging train, and Sarah has done a beautiful (no pun intended) job of making sure there’s content. Love her. My beauty regimen has also taken a back seat (everything from brushing my teeth regularly to waxing the hair on my upper lip and exfoliating),…

Yeah, It Was All Yellow

I don’t want to jinx anything with this post, but it looks like yellow eyeshadow might be in. And if it’s not yet, it might be soon. Or maybe I completely missed the mark and it’s gone again. Whatever. Look – I have a special place in my heart for yellow eyeshadow. I have ever…

Assertiveness Training

My assertiveness is largely dependent on my surroundings…and what I’m saying. It’s easy for me to speak about certain topics rather than others. Among the topics I’m not particularly strong at is negotiation. I don’t like the thought of twisting another person’s point of view even if it might be beneficial. I can be persuasive,…