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 do 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…

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…

Sara’s September Challenge Diary 3/3

Well… The last 10 days of September, I did zero make-uping that I can recall when I went out. So no diary as per the first 2/3 of the challenge. But I’ll go over some of my goals and how I felt about them: My “rules” for my September Self-Care Challenge: Go through my usual…

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…

Skin Savvy DIY: Apple Cider Vinegar

I find a certain amount of skepticism is necessary as a DIY-er, particularly with regards to beauty. There are an awful lot of household products getting touted online as miracles for the skin with very little science to back up the claims. Usually, it’s easy to pick out the duds from a list of recommendations….