HIGHLIGHTS #6

An extra-long post after an extra-long wait! It’s finally summer, the end of the term is nearing, and life is in some sort of limbo state where everything feels in-between and unstable. At the same time, the sudden appearance of the sun (my old frenemy…) makes me want to do nothing but smother myself in spf 50 and laze about reading questionable literature in a park or whatever. Here are...

Review: Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Since I was already (somewhat) on the topic of Glossier this week, I thought I might as well review some of the new products I bought from them. I placed my second Glossier order a while back, and have had some time to try everything out – I’ll also be reviewing Haloscope and Cloud Paint. I’ll be starting with one of the core products of the range, though – the...

HIGHLIGHTS #5 2017

It’s me, the queen of mysterious disappearances. I’m back! I’m medicated! I’m full of enthusiasm! Here are the latest highlights! As someone who gets very frustrated about the spread of straight up mythology as fact in the beauty world, this piece on the false history of beauty trickery was a boon. Arabelle Sicardi questions the idea that K-Beauty is nothing but a passing fad. How much are you really saving...

More Youtube Gems

Since my last post about youtube channels, I’ve realized I didn’t really cover all my favourites. There are so many other channels I love! And they deserve attention as well. So here are some more! TophCam This channel is run by a skincare aficionado named Chris, and he does very thorough and frequent reviews of the things he’s using and trying. His approach is spiritual and serene without being fluffy....

Youtube Gems

Youtube is undeniably the platform of choice for beauty blogging these days, and there are many beauty channels I love. There’s a tendency for hyperbole, illegal marketing techniques, drama and 700 identical neutral cut crease eye looks which can be really tiring, which is why it’s all the more lovely to see people breaking the mold. Veronica Gorgeois I don’t know what’s happened to her, she hasn’t updated her channel...

Daisy Beauty Expo 2017 – Day 2

[DISCLAIMER: All products in this post were received as press samples.] Day two of Daisy Beauty expo was dedicated to exhibitors and PR representatives from various beauty brands, offering everything from facials and skin analyses to hand massages and manicures. I only had a skin analysis done, which was fun since I love tech gadgets and statistics (the final chart looked like a weave draft, which goes to show how...

Review: Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

Luna is one of those products that’s been hyped to hell and back on social media. It’s got a cute name, pretty bottle, it looks like a magical potion and supposedly is a miracle worker for your skin. Oh, Luna. Our relationship has been full of ups and downs… passion and despair. They’ll make a movie about us someday. I was a skeptic. I know the formula contains some ingredients...

Daisy Beauty Expo 2017 – Day 1

This past weekend, I had the privilege to be invited to Daisy Beauty Expo, a major conference arranged by Daisy Beauty Magazine, currently the only domestic publication focused solely on beauty. Now, I’ve been to many conferences but none like this – my experience is with the depressing charity conferences that are important but not very cheerful. Daisy Beauty Expo was like a hug. A hug with great skin. Despite...

Hall of fame: My favourite products of 2016

This post is a little overdue, but I had to take some time to consider what I actually wanted to put on this list! Here are my favourite products of the year. Favourite fragrance: Frederic Malle ‘Monsieur’ EDP I love perfume, especially scents that are more or less marketed toward men. Frederic Malle Monsieur is my favourite of this year – it’s leathery, a little smoky, warm and absolutely beautiful....

HIGHLIGHTS: #1 2017

Since the concept of “weekend” posts has become rather disconnected from actual weekends, I’m renaming this series HIGHLIGHTS because it’s more descriptive. Same format, different name. Happy new year! I have high hopes for the coming year in beauty.   I love these modern art-inspired beauty looks by Violette! In light of mental illness hero and all-round badass Carrie Fisher’s passing, here’s a piece on Princess Leia’s iconic hairstyle We’ve...