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…

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…

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…