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 –…

Fall Face Care

Oh, my gosh, it’s winter already. Thank goodness my building manager has gotten the furnace going, or I would be living out of whichever room was small enough to warm sufficiently with a space heater. I’m stunned that we’ve already had snow here in Saskatchewan. I shouldn’t be; we’ve had snow in May before. But…

Sara’s September Challenge Diary Part 2/3

Day 11-15 – Nothing to report except that I’ve finally been feeling like my old self again! Still, some progress to go, but slowly catching up on sleep since the baby IS FINALLY SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! We’re talking 8+ hours of uninterrupted sleep ❤ this is definitely helping my skin, haha. Days 16-21 –…

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,…