Mask Madness, Vol. X: Manyo Factory Active Refresh Herb Pack

Tuesday, January 2, 2018


I recently finished another mask and thought I'd blog about it before it before it faded from memory. I've lost track of how many Manyo Factory products I've tried at this point (actually I don't want that kind of accountability in my life) and on the whole, they've been really good! No sensitivities to speak of, and I've definitely found a few HGs in the galactomyces containing products.


Colourpop All Nighter Super Shock Shadow Set

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Quick post today, I just wanted to share swatches of a Colourpop shadow set I had ordered recently. 20% and free shipping did me in. 

Travel The World: Vienna, New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

2017 went by at warp speeds. I feel like I was dealt a pretty good hand this last year, the best I've felt in a long time both physically and mentally.  My 2017 started on a pretty high note, as my spouse and I made our way from Germany to Austria to ring in the new year. I really don't know what got into the two of us, what made me propose Vienna for NYE and for my husband to agree, but it turned out to be sensational. Today's post is just a collection of images from that trip.

Best in Budget Beauty 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017


Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all good health, good food, and good company. 

This past year the median price of the average piece of makeup I purchased has undoubtedly risen, but I still came across some really great products that were under $15 (actually all but one item in this post is under $10!). Today's post rounds up some of my favorite beauty items that won't break the bank. 

2017 Skincare Empties

Friday, December 22, 2017

This year, I saved all my empties for one final post. I did a pretty good job of saving almost every scrap; every sheet mask backing sheet, all the boxes, and even empty foil sample packets. I used a surprisingly amount of things on my face, body and head. Laying it all out like this is certainly one way to survey your wallet damage for the year.