Glossier Review: Rose Balm DotCom

The appeal of the balm is its simplicity: it’s a very classic, traditional petrolatum-and-lanolin formula that many lip balms are based on. Glossier is a fairly minimalist brand, so this formula fits with their philosophy. I know there’s some controversy around petrolatum and other mineral oils, but I have no quarrel with it in my lip products. It comes in a metal tube with a plastic coating, which feels classic...

Glossier Review: Boy Brow

Boy Brow comes in a very plain, simple plastic tube that is standard for this type of product. I was getting a little sick of brow pencils, and I am one of those people who likes brushing coloured mascara into my brows, a brush-in brow wax seemed just the ticket for me. It comes in three colours: blonde, brunette and black. I picked blonde, and found the colour very flattering...

Good Habits

When you’re out shopping, whether it’s for food or clothes or skincare products, do you check the label? Do you read the ingredients, shelf life, and care instructions before making a decision about whether or not to purchase the item? I always do, and I always have, because my mom was really thorough about it and passed that on to me. Things like the sugar content in cereal or whether...