50 Words or Less: Things I've Been Enjoying Recently

Monday, May 11, 2020

So these are unusual times, I think it would be an egregious move to pretend that things are fine and dandy when they're not. COVID-19 is claiming the lives of people all around the world, small businesses are taking huge hits, and plenty of folks are dealing with furlough or being laid off altogether. 

Part of me feels like talking about beauty is the most frivolous, totally out of touch. Another part of me wants to push forward, because letting go of interests and passions feels like conceding. I don't quite know how to reconcile those two sides, so I'm gonna to continue to post but also acknowledge what's going on right now and the difficulties people are facing. For the time being, that feels somewhat acceptable. 

Today's post is a collection of items I've been using, some of these things for as long as eight months. I'll keep it brief. 

Review: Pat McGrath Labs Decadence MOTHERSHIP

Monday, May 4, 2020

In December of last year, I managed to get my hands on a palette that I had been coveting for months and months. About once a week I would take a peep at the Pat McGrath website, hoping to see the Decadence MOTHERSHIP in stock, courting disappointment every time. When Mother announced a collaboration with Star Wars that included a re-promote of Decadence in shiny Star Wars gold packaging, I set my alarm and was pleased as punch that I managed to check out successfully.


Armani Power Fabric Concealer

Monday, March 16, 2020


Hello! Like many of you out there, I'm going to be spending more time than usual at home in the weeks to come so I decided it was time to dust off the blog and get back into the groove of posting, hopefully with greater regularity. Today I want to talk about the Armani Power Fabric Concealer that I bought in early February.


Brand Overview: Energy Brushes

Monday, February 17, 2020


Energy is another brand of Chinese brushes that I really enjoy. I've had the pleasure of accumulating quite a few over the last four years and it is high time that I did a brand overview. Like the brand ShouShouLang, not too many English reviews are out there. This is both understandable and lamentable, I think the word needs to get out about how some of these brushes are the absolute bees' knees.


Review: Amika Reset Products

Tuesday, February 11, 2020


Last summer I tried out a mini set of Amika products, I want to say it was a GWP Sephora code that offered a deluxe duo of Amika Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil and Exfoliating Jelly Shampoo. I liked them so much that I ended up buying the full sized products.