Skin Savvy: The Ordinary

Skincare products are near impossible to review right out of the gate. There is an adjustment period. My sensitive skin is acne-prone, so I generally give skincare about a week before I make any hard decisions. Some products are exceptions to this rule; I knew, for instance, that I didn’t like First Aid Beauty’s cleanser…

Review: Colourpop Good Sport Palette

After being thoroughly impressed with Colourpop’s I Think I Love You palette over the summer, I decided to expand my collection. Colourpop makes a solid eyeshadow, hosts a variety of shades, and lands at a price point I find laudable. I was immediately drawn to the Good Sport palette, sixteen shadows perfectly suited for autumn…

Surprise Saturday Post: That Pat McGrath Highlighter Palette

So after talking myself off the ledge of a $170 eyeshadow palette that I┬ádo not need, I took the plunge during the Sephora VIB sale and ordered the Pat McGrath Sublime Skin Highlighter Trio: three of the most gorgeous highlighters I’d ever seen in Pat McGrath’s extra-as-hell packaging. My justification was rather flimsy. I focused…

Sarah’s Beauty Favs 2018

We started off this blog with a round-up of beauty favourites from 2017; it’s only fitting we should kick off the new year reflecting on beauty favourites from 2018. I worried, when I put together my list of Beauty Busts, that I didn’t try a whole lot this year, but going through my make-up drawers,…

Surprise Saturday Post: Beauty Busts 2018

Hello, all! Apologies, up front, that this blog has gone quiet: it has been a very busy year here for both of us, and December has been one of the busiest months of all. But we’re coming back for another year of beauty blogging, and I thought it only fitting to get a fresh start…

Review: Milk Blur Liquid Matte Foundation

I’m shopping through my collection lately, trying to keep myself on a strict spend-fast. The process has been therapeutic but also unnerving: Black Friday and Cyber Monday have taunted the hell out of me, and rubbing salt into that wound is the growing realization that there’s a lot of my make-up collection I didn’t even…

Do I Need…? Melt’s Smoke Sessions Palette

I need to unpack another irrational desire this week, because Melt’s newest palette drops this Friday and boy, oh, boy, do I want the crap out of it despite only seeing myself using four of the shadows. Melt Cosmetics came to my attention thanks to their Gemini palette, a gorgeous array of golds and greens…

Surprise Saturday Post: First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser Review

The past couple of times I’ve been to Sephora, I’ve asked about skincare. I’m looking to switch up some products, not because my routine isn’t working but because change is good. Trying new things is good. One thing I’ve noticed, though, is that the recommendations are centering more and more on one brand. When I…

A Personal History of Dry Shampoo – The Sequel!

A while ago, I made a post detailing my misadventures with dry shampoo. I’m going into this with a few disadvantages, all of which I’ve outlined before, but to sum up: 1) I’ve washed my hair daily for years now, so the oil production is pretty out of control; 2) I have fine hair, which…

Do I Need…?: Pat McGrath’s MOTHERSHIPS

Sephora’s VIB sale ended yesterday. 20% off everything in-store and online, not to mention additional deals and holiday gift sets: it’s an exercise in unbridled avarice, a celebration of consumerism, and a good opportunity to stock-up on products that aren’t otherwise discounted. I admit that I topped up my supply of skincare items and grabbed…