Sara’s Beauty Favourites 2018

2018 was a year full of product testing for me. SO MANY FUN PRODUCTS! Actually, there are so many products I love from this last year that I could (and will) do an exclusive skincare favourites post later on. For this one, I decided to stick with products I’ve used most frequently this last year…

First Impression: Juvia’s Place Magic Palette

I bought this palette during a cyber Monday sale aaaaand opted for the faster shipping like a total nut. The palette arrives, and it’s super meticulously packaged in bubble wrap and foam (barf). I rip everything off and open up the palette. I’m in awe of the colours, but intimidated. They are SO pigmented. SO…

Indie Brands + Local Loving

Sarah will tell you that if I have even the tiniest opportunity, I’ll pick local shops or indie brands over a chain when it comes to any occasion or shopping experience. Restaurants, coffee, and beauty are my biggest go-tosĀ for localizing my purchases. When it comes to beauty brands, I love to tout the little guy…

Review: “Natural” Nail Polish + Indie Beauty Product Love

About a year ago, I purchased a stockpile (I’m not exaggerating, a stockpile…minimum orders for wholesale were 100 bottles) of natural, vegan, water-based, odorless, fast-dry, peel-off nail polishes from a company called Little Ondine out of the UK. PS, if you’re looking to try a few of these out yourself, use the coupon code “PRAGMATIC”…

The DivaCup Chronicles

I’ve been using this magical time-of-the-month gadget (can I say that?) called a Diva Cup for a decade. It feels like a healthy long-term relationship. It’s taken me through every kind of period under the sun and has turned me off of tampons and pads forever. Yes, forever. In an effort to consciously minimize personal…

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…

Sara’s Beauty Wind-Up 2017

My husband walked in and saw the title of my blog post and said, “Is your top ten beauty product ‘Love yourself and feck all the rest of that stuff out there because it’s all marketing and superficial’?” I told him he’d get an honourable mention for that. He’s right, but I still like to…