Winter Skin + How to adjust your skincare routine for the dry season

We’ll take the pragmatic route on this topic, of course! Anyone that has ever cared or paid close attention to their skin will know that a change in environment, a trip, a change in seasons, eating something weird that you’re allergic to, or even pregnancy (damn hormones), can throw a wrench in the gears of…

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….

Getting Pointy: A Practical Guide to Contouring

When I was asking friends for suggestions about blog topics, one of the first things to come up was contouring: how to do it, when to do it, with what to do it, the works. I was reluctant, uncertain of what to say about a process that’s so straightforward. Turns out, however, that I underestimated…

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…

Sarah’s Beauty Wind-Up 2017

Happy New Year! Sara and I have had Pragmatic Beauty on the brain for months as a project, but we’ve been pragmatic about our beauty regimens for years. We want our make-up and skincare to have purpose and to work, and we’re very excited to share that passion! To celebrate the start of the new…