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,…

Review: Ardell Magnetic Lashes

Ardell’s Magnetic Lashes are a lot like Sharknado: it’s a great pitch, a solid concept, but it’s doomed to be a disaster. There’s just so many logical problems with it that it seems wholly unbelievable that it ended up reaching the public. And yet, here we are. For the uninitiated, Ardell’s Magnetic Lashes are a new…

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…