Review: Naked Reloaded Palette

The Naked palettes have always been on my radar but never in my collection. I’ve waffled between Naked 2 and Naked 3, loving the shadows but never being able to justify the cost. A neutral palette, in my humble opinion, should be affordable and include shades ranging from highlighters to black. Every neutral palette should…

Review: Essano Rosehip Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water

I made a point of traveling with an abridged version of my skincare routine this trip. I should know better by now: there are ways of shortening the process I’ve established, but certain products are essential to maintaining my complexion and overall health of my skin regardless of how much they weigh in my bag….

Sarah’s Beauty Favourites 2019

Hello again! Happy New Year! Our hiatus has finally reached an end, and Pragmatic Beauty is getting back on track with new posts about skincare, cosmetics, and lifestyle for the year 2020. Sara and I had a very busy 2019, some of which we’ll probably be talking about here. But I thought it would be…

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…

There’ll be Stye in the Eye When We Die

Disclaimer: All content and media on this blog is created and published online, and contain personal anecdotes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. A couple of weeks ago, I had the tail end of my second stye in less than…

Pelvic Floor Physio: What to Expect

Disclaimer: All content and media on this blog is created and published online, and contain personal anecdotes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. There’s a big movement (maybe it’s a little movement but it’s big to me because new mom…

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…