In My Shower Right Now…

In My Shower

Maybe I’m alone on this, but it takes me a really long time to decide that I like a body, shower, or hair product, whereas I pretty much know whether I like a makeup product right away. These are the products I’ve added to my shower routine in the past few months that I have just decided that I actually like. Read more…

On Savvyist

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A few months ago, a website called Savvyist reached out to me. They’re a beauty community full of swatches, product reviews, makeup looks and challenges (which we’ll get to in a minute!), but the crown jewel of the site is their Guru Match Tool. I didn’t post about it right away because it has taken me a while to find my way around and decide that I really do like it.

The Guru Match Tool allows you to find bloggers who look like you. You input your information – skin color, skin type, eye colour, hair colour, eye shape – and receive a list of bloggers who most ressemble you. This is useful because their product recommendations are more likely to work for you. Through this tool, I have discovered a whole bunch of bloggers with similar colouring who have in turn recommended amazing lipstick, blush, and eyeshadow shades that I had never even thought of trying.

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Another fun Savvyist feature is their biweekly makeup challenges. Winners have a chance to win gift cards for various makeup retailers. After watching and voting in these challenges for a little while, I’ve finally decided to enter one with the look from this blog post. Although I didn’t like how that lip product wore, I loved the shade and how it looked!

If you’d like to vote for me, head over to Savvyist, sign up, and give me a heart! The beauty of it is that you don’t have to vote just once, so vote for the other looks you like while you’re there. I daresay that my red lip is on the tame side!

The Wishlist: January 2015

The Wishlist Jan


I love these kinds of posts, but for the longest time, I couldn’t find an easy-to-use and attractive layout for mine. I thought I’d try out a new format, a new title, and let you know what’s caught my eye in beauty these days. Read more!

Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Brightening Cleansing Cloths

Ole Henriksen Cleansing Cloths

Maybe a year ago, I went to Sephora in search of an MLBB lipstick, which I’ve always struggled with because my lips are two different colours – but that’s beside the point. Anyway, I tried on a whole bunch of shades, and the lovely beauty advisor handed me a cleansing cloth to remove colours from my lips before I tried new ones. The cloth smelled like orange creamsicle – citrus and vanilla and creaminess. I fell in love with the idea of Ole Henriksen The Clean Truth Brightening Cleansing Cloths. Read more!

That Scary Blush

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Let me preface this by saying that I love neutrals, in clothing and in makeup. Makeup artists always steer me towards colour because folks with dark skin can pull of vibrant shades a bit easier than those with very light skin. So maybe it’s the rebel in me that makes me shy away from colour, or maybe it’s just because I feel best in shades of brown, bronze, and beige. In terms of blush, I love my plummy pinks and peaches as much as the next makeup-obsessed human. But since I first saw it, I’ve always been equal parts intrigued and terrified of one blush in particular: Nars Exhibit A. Read more!