Do I Need…? Primer

When I started buying make-up, I didn’t ask a lot of questions. If the product was new or recommended by a YouTuber or sales associate, I assumed that I needed to own it. This has resulted in some regretful purchases over the years, which have, in turn, made me a more discerning consumer. If a…

The DivaCup Chronicles

I’ve been using this magical time-of-the-month gadget (can I say that?) called a Diva Cup for a decade. It feels like a healthy long-term relationship. It’s taken me through every kind of period under the sun and has turned me off of tampons and pads forever. Yes, forever. In an effort to consciously minimize personal…

Hairiness: A Waxing Memoir (and some tips for DIY)

If you don’t already know, I’m biologically Iranian (haha, I’ve mentioned it like twelve times already, I’m sure), which means I’m hairy. Thankfully, not as hairy as some of the other biologically Iranian woman I’ve met in my lifetime. Really, I’m on the less hairy end of the spectrum. So much win. Buuuuut I’m still…

Clarifying Self-Care

I was having trouble thinking of a lifestyle topic for this week when yet another Top Ten List of Self-Care Ideas chanced my way. Self-care is one of those things I’ve made a study of; I think the concept is fascinating. And the ways in which self-care has become commodified? Doubly so. There seem to…

Review: Sarah Does Sugarpill

I fell in love with Sugarpill when it launched in 2010 and started appearing in make-up tutorials from all my favourite gurus. I had been keeping an eye out for a true red eyeshadow for years, and the company delivered with Love+, a stunning candy-apple red that I simply had to own. That they sold…

Review: Sara does Korean Skincare

There I was, never thinking I’d write a review on Korean skincare products…and here I am now, actually sitting down to write one. I’m a huge (huge) fan of natural** skincare products, so whenever I did encounter Korean products, I’d read the ingredient list, see ingredients that I didn’t want to use, put the product…

Review: Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Aquarius

Small disclaimer: this might be a week of product review posts by Sara. I’ve got a few in my arsenal! I got caught up on some Internet fangirl lipstick hype recently: I wanted, nay, I needed Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Aquarius. Then I ended up with two lipsticks I thought were the same. So…

Process not Product: My BuJo Journey

Surprise! It’s a Sunday post. A couple weeks ago, I posted a picture of my bullet journal on Instagram, teasing an upcoming post, but I wanted to make sure I had something fresh to say on the subject. A lot of people bullet journal nowadays. It’s a fantastic way to track important dates and manage…

Skin Savvy DIY: Yogurt Face Mask

My try-everything-once attitude should never have been introduced to Pinterest. It’s time for another post where I put food on my face. To be fair, this mask – like the apple cider vinegar toner I recced a few posts ago – has the science to back it up. This combination of plain yogurt, honey, and…

Sarah’s Beauty Profile

Ten years ago, if someone had told me that I would be writing for a make-up and skincare blog, I would have laughed right in their face. I didn’t start wearing make-up until my late teens, and even then, it wasn’t until my early twenties that I really learned how to apply it! But make-up…

Sara’s Beauty Profile

As a precursor to reviews of individual products (wind up aside!), we thought it would be best if Sarah and I both wrote beauty profiles to give our readers a better sense of how we form our opinions about products. Let us know in the comments if you think we should add anything! Skin tone:…