Review: Paul & Joe Lipsticks

I know that lipstick sales have tanked hard during the pandemic, but I really still love lipstick. It’s my feel-good cosmetic product that always makes me feel put together and adult like. Is that a weird thing to say? Eyeliner and mascara have always been my go-tos through my teens and 20s, and especially now…

Review: Cheekbone Beauty

Cheekbone Beauty is an Indigenous-owned cosmetics company operated out of Toronto by founder Jennifer Harper. Launched in 2016, Cheekbone offers products for brows, contouring, and highlighting, but its stars have always been liquid lipsticks and glosses, each named for Indigenous Warrior Women activists. Part of the company’s mission is to improve access for First Nations…

Whole30 Redo: Days 8-24

Day 8: I booked a boudoir session for the fall. I guess this is motivation? Day 9: 2 meals had beanless chili. I’m at the point in my Whole30 where food feels like it’s for survival and not for enjoyment. I hate this. Day 10: I’m so so so so close to eating goddamn popcorn….

Skincare Savvy: Spousal Edition

I finally had the opportunity to trade in several years worth of Lush pots for a complimentary face mask. Rather than enjoy the spoils of my hard-earned victory by myself, I asked my husband to join me in the process. And rather than blog about my experiences with the face mask, I thought I would…

Review: Naked Reloaded Palette

The Naked palettes have always been on my radar but never in my collection. I’ve waffled between Naked 2 and Naked 3, loving the shadows but never being able to justify the cost. A neutral palette, in my humble opinion, should be affordable and include shades ranging from highlighters to black. Every neutral palette should…

Review: Essano Rosehip Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water

I made a point of traveling with an abridged version of my skincare routine this trip. I should know better by now: there are ways of shortening the process I’ve established, but certain products are essential to maintaining my complexion and overall health of my skin regardless of how much they weigh in my bag….

Temporary Hiatus

Hello, all! Sara and I are very sorry that the blog has been silent for the past couple of months. We’re both busy with our own projects: Sara, with her baby and her business, and me with school. Sara would like to add that she has been so busy, she has not brushed her teeth…

Review: Fenty Pro Filt’r Powder and Concealer

Last year was easily the Year of Fenty. I loved every single thing I tried from them, with few exceptions. Yes, the formula of the Stunna Lip Paint was a little thin, and yeah, the Flyliner had a little too much sheen for my liking, but overall, I found myself several new standards. I went…

Review: Colourpop Dream St.

I admit this was purchase strictly to qualify for free shipping, but – not to get ahead of myself in a review – I’m very happy that I ordered this palette. The Colourpop Dream St. palette is a collaboration with Kathleen Lights. It is twelve pressed eyeshadows – some mattes and metallics – ranging from…

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…