Bad or Rad | Kylie Cosmetic High Gloss Review

Bad or Rad | Kylie Cosmetic High Gloss Review

Since launching in 2016 with her infamous lip kits, Kylie Cosmetics has become one of the fastest growing beauty brands in the industry and catapulted Kylie Jenner to billionaire status. Kylie Cosmetics is currently one of the biggest beauty brands on Instagram, with over 20 million avid fans, but the brand remains divisive in the eyes of many consumers. Is Kylie Cosmetics really worth the hype or is the brand only successful due to the mega-stardom of the brand's famous founder? In today's review, we'll be taking a deep dive into the Kylie Cosmetics High Glosses. Please keep reading for arm swatches, lip try-ons and my honest thoughts.

Yearlong Beauty Low Buy | Update #4 (August Recap)

Yearlong Beauty Low Buy | Update #4 (August Recap)

I've been working hard to reign in my spending this year and to stop my beauty collection from expanding beyond control. Although some months have been more successful than others, I've been making an effort to reduce my hyper-consumerist tendencies. Please keep reading for my latest recap of my first Yearlong Beauty Low-Buy.

Bad or Rad | Persona Cosmetics Identity Palette Review

Bad or Rad | Persona Cosmetics Identity Palette Review

Founded in 2016 by makeup artist and beauty blogger, Sona Gasparian, Persona Cosmetics is all about providing beauty lovers with high quality products that will make wearers look and feel good. Since launching in 2015, the brand has released a series of eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners, lip glosses and liquid lipsticks. But is is indie darling worth the hype? In today's post, we'll be diving into the brand's first launch, The Identity Palette. Please keep reading for my thoughts on this neutral palette.

Beau-Tea Talk #2 | Are Celebrity Makeup Brands the New Celebrity Perfume?

Were you even an American adolescent in the 2000s if you didn't own your favorite celebrity's signature scent? Amongst some of the most notable celebrity perfumes were Beyonce's Heat, Brittney Spears' Curious and Fantasy, Jennifer Lopez's Glow, Justin Bieber's Girlfriend, and Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck. Gone are the good ole days where all of our favorite celebrities released their signature scent(s) so that us common-folk could smell like our idols. In lieu of the celebrity scent, we the consumer have seemingly been offered something better: The Celebrity Cosmetic Line. But is this new category of celebrity merchandise here to stay or just a quick cash grab? Is this something that consumers really want? In today's Beau-Tea Talk, we'll be discussing the rise of the Celebrity Cosmetic Line.

Bad or Rad | Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette

Bad or Rad | Juvia’s Place The Nubian Eyeshadow Palette

Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've likely heard of indie beauty darling, Juvia's Place. This affordable, black-owned, indie beauty brand is known for their affordably and highly pigmented eyeshadows. But are they truly worth the hype? In today's post, we'll deep dive into the Juvia's Place Palette that started it all...the OG, The Nubian  Eyeshadow Palette. This is probably the most controversial of all Juvia's Place palettes because many fans of the brand dislike the formula of this palette when comparing it to the brand's later releases.