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Start your Makeup Inventory in 2018

Start your Makeup Inventory in 2018

  Ok, I know New Year’s resolutions are a bunch of hokey and statistically are likely to fail in less than a month (presumably). However, I’m not proposing starting them (although I’ve suggested starting resolutions any time of the year). I’m talking about starting a […]

Best Shade Range Per Brand: Part 2

Best Shade Range Per Brand: Part 2

  Many moons ago/in July of this year, I posted the first part of this series. You will no doubt notice the absence of several well-known brands (Essence, Catrice, theBalm, etc), and this is because their shade ranges are appalling. Affordable brands are the worst […]

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Review

Huda Beauty Mauve Obsessions Review

  We were inundated with new releases this year from low to high-end brands. It seemed like a week didn’t pass without a new eyeshadow palette coming out that dominated social media, with every blogger, influencer and everyone in-between sharing their looks and swatches on […]

Underrated Products We Need to Talk About More

Underrated Products We Need to Talk About More

Fans of makeup will be very familiar with the hype machine behind promoting products, and the chain reaction it has for consumers. Remember the furore around Naked Heat this year? How many times did it sell out? It’s hard to avoid such fuss when it’s […]

Inglot YSM Cream Foundation Review

Inglot YSM Cream Foundation Review

You know how it goes. You pop into Inglot for something (bronzer), and leave with more than you intended to buy (bronzer and foundation). I’ve been wearing MAC Studio Fix for a while now and even though I do like it, it’s a bit heavy […]

Liquid Lipsticks: Hits and (Mostly) Misses

Liquid Lipsticks: Hits and (Mostly) Misses

  *Steps on soapbox* When did we as a society decide that dry, uncomfortable lips were something we paid money for? Is it really imperative that we have a type of lipstick that has the staying power to last 12 hours? Is it that much […]

Have my TK Maxx beauty products expired?

Have my TK Maxx beauty products expired?

Let me preface this entire post with this: yikes.  I noticed a few people on Youtube discussing sites on which you can enter the brand and batch code of a makeup product, and it will tell you the date of that product’s manufacture, and whether […]

Sweet Deals: Black Friday Edition

Sweet Deals: Black Friday Edition

I know I haven’t done a Sweet Deals post in a while, but that’s because I vowed to only do them when it was warranted and heck yes is it warranted today. It’s not even Black Friday yet but we already have a ton of […]

Project Pan: The Pannening

Project Pan: The Pannening

Oh, you thought one post on project panning was all I was going to have to say on the topic? Heck nope! This is something that’s on my mind every time I see the sheer amount of unnecessary products I have. I can make allowances […]

Smashbox Drawn In Decked Out Shadow and Highlight Set Review

Smashbox Drawn In Decked Out Shadow and Highlight Set Review

  Every year, brands pass themselves out releasing special holiday editions of their makeup. Truth be told there’s a lot of crap out there, and what’s not crap is often very overpriced. Sometimes we get lucky though and hit that sweet spot of a makeup […]