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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 […]

Overrated Products

Overrated Products

  You can’t get a refund on hype sadly.   There seems to be a collection of makeup products that have achieved holy grail status for a lot of beauty fans. Being the extremely impressionable pseudo-adult that I am, I jumped on many a bandwagon. […]

Tarte Haul

Tarte Haul

This was the most exciting package I’ve ordered in a while. I’ve never bought anything from Tarte before, but they’ve always been high on my list of brands to try. Their site is fantastic, and they’ve just added some serious wishlist items that will go […]

Testing out High End Foundations

Testing out High End Foundations

The search for a great foundation seems to be eternal. I dread to think of how much I’ve spent on affordable foundations down the years only to be disappointed; they definitely stop feeling affordable after a while. I know that I’ve taken risks in the […]

LA Girl Foundation: Do You Need It?

LA Girl Foundation: Do You Need It?

If you spend a lot of time reading about popular makeup products online, you’ll be very familiar with the LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Long Wear Illuminating Liquid Foundation (and the concealer everyone is obsessed with). It’s available in 16 shades. Promising decent coverage at the […]

Hits and Misses: Buying Makeup at TK Maxx

Hits and Misses: Buying Makeup at TK Maxx

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know how much I love going to TK Maxx for makeup. As great as it is to buy something amazing on special offer, it’s even better to feel superior to someone who bought that item at full price. […]

No More Beauty Boxes: Why I Cancelled My Subscriptions

No More Beauty Boxes: Why I Cancelled My Subscriptions

I was so attracted to the concept of beauty boxes: a monthly treat, finding new brands, new products to play with. I started with Birchbox last year (February if you’re curious), and added Glossybox in May of last year. They always arrived in the middle […]

Nyx Total Control Drop Foundation Hurt My Feelings

Nyx Total Control Drop Foundation Hurt My Feelings

You’ve probably figured out that Nyx is my favourite brand. I have their Invincible foundation which is pretty great. Their eyeliners, lipsticks, jumbo pencils and eyeshadows are amazing. But man, they keep letting me down this year.  I ordered this online as it wasn’t available […]

3 Skincare Products that have Helped my Stupid Face

3 Skincare Products that have Helped my Stupid Face

I was that smug teenager who never got pimples. I didn’t know what hormonal breakouts were. I had to wait until I was into my 20s before ever dealing with spots, which I’m still doing now at 30. Of course, your skincare needs will change […]

Sephora Haul

Sephora Haul

I may have been online shopping in the middle of the night. Oh, you don’t make poor financial decisions when you have trouble sleeping? Can’t relate. I honestly hadn’t intended to buy anything, but it was the night after I’d figured out exactly how we […]