Summer Makeup Prep

Friday, June 21, 2019

It's heating up for me here in the northern hemisphere. In the very hottest part of the summer, day time temperatures are often over 100°F/ 38°C for a week or more at a time. It's a dry heat that can really exacerbate my t-zone oiliness. At the same time my cheeks and now eye areas dry out from the AC, so it's a balancing act to address combination skin when preparing it for makeup. Today I want to talk about two products that I've really liked the last couple of years.


Travel the World: Edinburgh, Scotland

Tuesday, June 4, 2019


I can't believe it's been a year already! Time goes by so quickly when things are good. Our trip to the UK late last spring started with a few days in the city of Edinburgh. I didn't stay here very long, so correspondingly I don't have much to say about this beautiful Scottish city. Just some photos to show you. 
   

Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions

Sunday, June 2, 2019


Hey! I'm back. I planned on some posts so things on the blog would continue uninterrupted while I was gone, but that didn't really end up panning out. It happens. Well today I'd like to talk about the palette I bought when I was gone, that I couldn't wait to dig into the day I came home. The extremely sold out Melt Cosmetics Smoke Sessions.


Pat McGrath Labs Subversive MOTHERSHIP III Palette

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

For a long time, I wanted Pat McGrath Subversive but balked at the price. While I have purchased palettes north of the $100 mark, something about paying MSRP feels ever so slightly offensive. I waited for a good discount, even passed by a 20% Sephora sale and my patience was reward with 25% off on the Pat McGrath Labs website.

2019 Newly Reformulated: Missha Borabit Becomes Probio Ampoule

Wednesday, March 20, 2019




I've written about Missha Borabit Long Name Ampoule before - I first received it to try for free from 08Liter and it immediately became an HG product for me. Over the last two years I've bought at least four bottles of the stuff, I've tried to look for alternatives but they just didn't stack up. When I saw that Missha had released a new version of this ampoule now called Probio, I was eager to start it after finishing yet another bottle of Borabit.