I Don’t Get It: Makeup Trends Edition

Okay, so I am a lover of makeup and all things beauty, it’s no secret. I could talk about lipstick formulas for hours at a time (nothing beats NARS velvet matte lip pencils) and my hunt for the perfect blue-based red will probably continue until I give my final dying breath, and I acknowledge that not everyone shares my deep devoted passion, but there are some things I just CAN’T with when it comes to makeup. I lit-er-ally just don’t understand. How do some people get through life without using primer? Or concealer? Or…

PSA: OUAI IS THE WAY

The way to what you ask? THE WAY TO GOOD-ASS HAIR LEMME TELL YOU. I am just writing today to let y’all know that I finally got my hands on some hair products from Ouai. I have been gagging to try them for forever after seeing everyone from Nicole Richie’s crew (you know the celebulites I mean right? They have actual real jobs, but they’re almost celebs and they are always at parties like the socialites they are. I say this with zero shade by the way because I love all of them…

Allllll The Charlotte Tilbury Please!

Well okay, maybe not alllll of it, but at least a never-ending supply of these 5 items. Pretty please with sugar on top. Man, am I WELL overdue to gush about makeup and the only thing that provides me joy, OR WHAT? And do I have some good shit for you todayyyy. Hint: I do. When I went to Europe in October, I was actually pretty restrained (for me, comparatively) with my beauty purchases (to the surprise of EVERYone) but I did buy up big on Charlotte Tilbury products. I kinda went a little nuts because a) I’d…

I Am A Personal Makeup Shopper Now

Which, okay, doesn’t actually sound out of the ordinary. But I legit mean a makeup shopper for OTHER people where I don’t have to pay for it, I just tell them what to wear/buy and they LISTEN TO ME. And spend ALL their money on products I hand them based on my personal, meaningless recommendation. And, yes, this doesn’t actually make me any money, in fact, it could also be called “shopping with a friend” but it’s a thing that’s been happening lately and I’m…

Lips, Lips, Lips

I don’t think I’ve ever walked into Mecca or Sephora without actually purchasing a new lip product. It’s problematic at best and an addiction at worst. The number of “berry” toned lipsticks/stains I own fill their own compartment in my makeup draws. And yet, they are each so nuanced and necessary for my life. And when I say ‘life’ I mean, the time when I decide to play in my makeup draws and watch Real Housewives in my pyjamas while lookin’ pretty. What I’m trying to…

Gimme Face

When it comes to tried and tested products, I have done ’em all in the quest of dewy, fresh, non-shiny, natural-looking slap. These 5 products have stayed with me since First Use. Sure, I’ve delved  into other brands and I’ve bought almost any other shiny new thing that’s come my way but I always come back to these. In my (obviously well-versed and highly respected) opinion, there’s nothing more universally flattering for an eternally fresh look (even when you’ve caked that shit on) than these offerings…

The Search For An Amazinger Face

So if you know me well or have simply met me once, you probably know that I completely adore Zoe Foster Blake and every single thing she does, and have done so for a very long time. She’s a fabulously talented fiction and non-fiction author; the impressive founder of Go-To Skincare; and most importantly (to me), a font of beauty knowledge. Truly, she’s the only reason I know anything about what to put on my face/in my hair to look acceptable enough to leave the house on a daily basis. Who knew a…

I Ain’t Even Bovvered Tho

Do you sometimes want to stab yourself in the eyeball with a pair of tweezers first thing in the morning instead of putting on a Face for the day? Me too. And if going make-up free isn’t an option for you (“guilty!”) read on. Honestly, when you’re not bothered, adding some shit to the overall eye area on the face can sometimes be the easiest/quickest way to make it look like you have made an effort on a day where no effort and no fucks were given (a lot of people say…

The Ultimate Mask

Buying and discovering a new makeup gem is literally one of the most gratifying experiences of life and a high that I chase too often for my incoming salary. I will share these finds with anyone who asks/remotely ever mentions something resembling the topic to me (i.e. “I have a face-“). Also can I just say girls complimenting other girls on their makeup is the most beautiful way to start a friendship and lit-er-ally can make someone’s day. So don’t be shy ladies. Below are my ultimate, life-changing, tried…