HIGHLIGHTS #3 2017

I went to see the Gerda Wegener exhibit at Millesgården in Stockholm with my friend Oli and it was so lovely, I just wanted to crawl into the frame of the paintings and live there! Gerda has come to some attention recently because of her wife and muse Lili Elbe – one of the first trans women to go through medical gender-affirming treatment. She modeled for many of Gerda’s paintings,...

Cinematic Cosmetics – The Love Witch by Anna Biller

I’ll confess right away – I love movies (though I loathe the term cinephile…gross). I watch them a lot – I’m the kind of person who can’t focus on one thing at a time so I usually have a movie or tv show rolling in the background as I’m working on something. Now, as with any visual media, film is full of interesting aesthetic choices – including cosmetic ones. I’d...

Pink & Rosy

I mentioned in my last nail art post that I’m not exactly adept at nail art, and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. Luckily, there’s a whole industry aimed at butterfingered fools like me, producing all sorts of wonderfully tacky DIY nail art products that let you wear everything from the american flags to oil paintings on your fingertips. As a girl with fundamentally questionable aesthetic judgement, I went...

Lip Treats

[DISCLAIMER: This post contains press samples and referral links] Lipstick is by far my favourite beauty product, but it’s not enough to just paint your lips in fun colours and be done with it. I want my lips to be soft, smooth and comfortable at all times – and that’s where lip treatments are important. I’m not using the term balm here because a balm is not the be-all end-all...

On Love & Labour

Let’s take a serious moment. Today is Valentine’s Day, a holiday with plenty of controversy attached to it. How can a celebration of love be controversial? Isn’t love a universally pure, good thing? Well, I want to say yes. But also no. Love can be as draining as it can be energizing. It can be productive or destructive. And unfortunately, the type of love we celebrate most – especially for...

More Vintage Beauty Treasures

One of my earliest posts is a little collection of vintage beauty products and packaging, and I have two new additions to the family! Well, I actually got these last fall, but they’re new to you. Most of my collection from the previous post were purchased on a summer trip to see my friend Mika in Karlskrona, a beautiful navy town in the southern part of Sweden. I think Mika...

Brand Overview: Apoliva Makeup

[DISCLAIMER: All products in this review were received as press samples] At Daisy Beauty Expo, Swedish Pharmacy Apoteket presented their new colour cosmetic line. I really liked their presentation, so I was excited to try out the products. Since I’m trying several products at the same time I’ll do an overview format rather than individual reviews, so we don’t end up with so many separate, lengthy review posts. All products...

HIGHLIGHTS #2 2017

Urban Decay is notorious for tactless product names, and now they and Sephora are under fire for it. Michaela Coel’s “Chewing Gum” comedy series is my favourite right now – season one is on netflix if you’re inclined to binge! A look inside Sephoras retail success and brand catalog. I’m a HUGE fan of Sailor Moon (it was a formative childhood influence to say the least) so seeing the Sailor...