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…

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…

Surprise, your skin hates you!

T he last few times I’ve worn eyeshadow, my eyelids feel itchy. Like they’re wearing a wool sweater. This. Has. Never. Happened. Before. Skin, why you hate me?! Part of me suspects the massive hormonal fluctuations I’ve gone through the last few months could be one of the culprits, but I’m not entirely certain. My…

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…

Review: Fenty Stunna Lip Paint

2018 will go down in my personal history books as the Year Fenty Won My Heart Over and Over Again. I have yet to try a product from their line that disappoints me. The foundation is my new standard, the Flyliner is always in my travel kit, and the Killawatt highlighter is so brilliant I…