Clarifying Self-Care

I was having trouble thinking of a lifestyle topic for this week when yet another Top Ten List of Self-Care Ideas chanced my way. Self-care is one of those things I’ve made a study of; I think the concept is fascinating. And the ways in which self-care has become commodified? Doubly so. There seem to…

Review: Sarah Does Sugarpill

I fell in love with Sugarpill when it launched in 2010 and started appearing in make-up tutorials from all my favourite gurus. I had been keeping an eye out for a true red eyeshadow for years, and the company delivered with Love+, a stunning candy-apple red that I simply had to own. That they sold…

Review: Sara does Korean Skincare

There I was, never thinking I’d write a review on Korean skincare products…and here I am now, actually sitting down to write one. I’m a huge (huge) fan of natural** skincare products, so whenever I did encounter Korean products, I’d read the ingredient list, see ingredients that I didn’t want to use, put the product…

Review: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Aquarius

Small disclaimer: this might be a week of product review posts by Sara. I’ve got a few in my arsenal! I got caught up on some Internet fangirl lipstick hype recently: I wanted, nay, I needed Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Aquarius. Then I ended up with two lipsticks I thought were the same. So…

Process not Product: My BuJo Journey

Surprise! It’s a Sunday post. A couple weeks ago, I posted a picture of my bullet journal on Instagram, teasing an upcoming post, but I wanted to make sure I had something fresh to say on the subject. A lot of people bullet journal nowadays. It’s a fantastic way to track important dates and manage…

Skin Savvy DIY: Yogurt Face Mask

My try-everything-once attitude should never have been introduced to Pinterest. It’s time for another post where I put food on my face. To be fair, this mask – like the apple cider vinegar toner I recced a few posts ago – has the science to back it up. This combination of plain yogurt, honey, and…

Sarah’s Beauty Profile

Ten years ago, if someone had told me that I would be writing for a make-up and skincare blog, I would have laughed right in their face. I didn’t start wearing make-up until my late teens, and even then, it wasn’t until my early twenties that I really learned how to apply it! But make-up…

Sara’s Beauty Profile

As a precursor to reviews of individual products (wind up aside!), we thought it would be best if Sarah and I both wrote beauty profiles to give our readers a better sense of how we form our opinions about products. Let us know in the comments if you think we should add anything! Skin tone:…

Style Mecca

For the past two months, the Vintage Vault in Yorkton, SK has been hosting a weekly Style Mecca. Every Thursday, photographers, make-up artists, bloggers, hairstylists, and models are invited to meet for a fashion show and photo shoot. Saying it’s a night for networking and promotion minimizes the larger contribution of these Style Meccas. Vintage…

A Little Love for Lipstick

While my days of wearing bright, electric-coloured eyeshadows are waning, my days of wearing dramatic lip colours are just beginning. A good lip colour, in general, can be a striking look all on its own, saving you time and energy from extensive cosmetic application. And while I see the value in nude or neutral lip…

Beauty Books Worth Reading

Sarah and I are both avid readers, but beauty books and books on the subject of beauty are still new to me (I can’t speak for her!). I’ve got a handful that I can strongly recommend without hesitation, and then I’ve got a “to read” list (which is much longer…maybe another post). I’d like to…