When Kylie Cosmetics first came onto the scene in 2015 and KKW Beauty launched in 2017 I was super skeptical and I vowed never to purchase from either brand. But, never say never. I became a Kylie Cosmetics convert after playing with her products at the Kylie Cosmetics pop-up truck at Beautycon L.A. in 2018. [...]
As a beauty blogger and lover, I'm constantly trying new cosmetic, skincare and hair care products. However, over the past 2-3 years, I've been attempting to reign in my shopping and work through what I own through a comprehensive inventory system, periodic No-Buys, and yearlong Project Pans. The below products are beauty items that I [...]
Y'll I had the toughest time finding the right words to describe the Viseart Grande Pro Volume I eyeshadow palette. To say it in the simplest terms, not all products can be easily defined as being "bad" or "good." Please keep reading for a swatches and an in-depth review on the Viseart Grande Pro Volume I Eyeshadow Palette.
Not every new beauty find can be a winning product for everyone because everyone has different needs when it comes to cosmetics, skincare, and haircare. Even the biggest beauty enthusiast will sometimes try a new product that is a dud. Although I love reading about what products my favorite bloggers and influencers are loving, "negative" reviews can be just as informative. Please keep reading to see the beauty products that I regret purchasing.
Melt Cosmetics has remained one of the hottest indie beauty brands in the market since the brand released their first line of lipsticks in 2013. Aesthetically, Melt Cosmetics is like the cooler, younger sister of Kat Von D – with marketing and color stories that encourage customers to rock unique, bold looks.
Whenever Melt Cosmetics teases a new release, the hype surrounding that release quickly builds in the beauty community. Hype quickly turns into hysteria as avid fans rush to snag Melt’s newest eyeshadow stack and eyeshadow palette releases. All of the brands most recent releases have sold out within days of launching: Gemini Palette, Twenty Seven Palette, Smoke Sessions Palette, and the BluePrint Stack. But is the brand's beloved BluePrint Stack worth the hype?
The Perfect Palette Tag is an OG Beauty Tag that was popular on YouTube nearly 5 years ago! This quick little tag has been done by everyone from NikkiTutorials and Tati to KathleenLights and Emily Noel. I rediscovered this tag when Nicole from I Like It Sparkly brought this back from the YouTube Graveyard. Click [...]
Whenever a new beauty product launches within a matter of weeks the beauty community determines whether that launch will became a "holy grail" staple or whether the product is a fail. But have you ever noticed that every new release is slowly forgotten, regardless of whether they've earned cult classic status or whether they were an utter fail? In my new series, "Back-In-Time Beauty," I'll be rediscovering old cult classic beauty staples to see whether these goodies stand the test of the test of time or whether they were an overhyped release that will eventually fade into obscurity. For my inaugural post in this series, I'll be reviewing the L'OREAL True Match Foundation. Please keep reading for more on this OG drugstore foundation staple.
Did you know that plastic packaging alone accounts for 40% of the world's total plastic usage? Although plastic packaging is used for far more than cosmetics, a high volume of cosmetic-related waste is being generated every year. For example, the World Wild Life Fund estimated that the UK used 10.8 billion wet wipes and 13.2 billion cotton buds in 2018 alone. According to the National Geographic, 91% of all global plastics have not been properly recycled. Unfortunately for beauty lovers, cosmetic and beauty packaging can be some of the hardest plastic-packaged products to recycle due to the unique colors, shapes, and plastic types used to house our favorite beauty must-haves. Thankfully, some beauty brands are actively trying to reduce waste and encourage consumers to recycle their used makeup and packaging. The below list is a compilation of beauty brands that reward their customers for recyling.
Despite behind a diehard drug store beauty fan, I came to the recent realization that I don't actually talk about affordable beauty enough on my blog (outside of ColourPop). Although ColourPop is inexpensive, there aren't as easily accessible as "traditional" drugstore brands given that purchases don't qualify for free US shipping if they are under $30.00 USD. Recently, I snagged a few affordable drugstore goodies from Target and CVS Health that I am stoked to be sharing with you! Nearly everything I grabbed is from a brand that I've yet to try, so I'm excited to see how these will perform.
Creating a makeup inventory system is a must for anyone with a large beauty collection OR for anyone looking to reduce their collection or spend less. I've been using a comprehensive Beauty Inventory system to track how my collection has grown over the years, in terms of both product volume and value. Please keep reading to learn how to create a Beauty Inventory System.