HIGHLIGHTS #20

It’s September. Turn on that Earth Wind & Fire track. Put on some boots. Enjoy these beauty highlights. Paging Elizabeth Bathory – blood may be the key to eternal youth and beauty after all. (I just had a flash of a deeply dystopian future in which the young and impoverished sell their blood to… oh wait, that’s already happening) The Urban Decay Naked palette is officially retiring. Is it too...

HIGHLIGHTS #19

This time of year is usually my favourite – the languid heat of August and September, the fresh start of post-holiday returns to school and work and society, the abundance of delicious produce and the fall beauty launches are what I look forward to all year. However, this heat wave is murder – I feel like the embodiment of a damp dishcloth, festering under the blazing sun. That said, I’ve...

Weekend, #4

As someone who is really interested in cosmetic history and chemistry, this video from national geographic is a fun look at the ingredients of lipstick. Then he tries making it himself! The ‘Clean Eating’ trend is putting young people at risk of developing eating disorders. I don’t think there’s anything healthy about a controlled diet where foods are referred to as ‘unclean’ or in other ways tied to guilt and...