Browsing Category

Makeup

Review: Mikasa Beauty

Happy spring! I know I said that spring had sprung last week, but if I’m being honest with myself, 55 degrees and sunny isn’t really springtime. But this week, the sun is shining and it’s warm enough to wear shorts! And, I only have two and a half more weeks of class before summer! Okay, on to today’s post.

A few weeks ago, Mikasa Beauty reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in trying their products. Mikasa is based in Vancouver and offers makeup brushes, lashes, hair products and makeup. I was given the opportunity to try their products at a discount (as always, head to my Disclaimer for more info on this!). Click through to see whether I think it was worth it!

mikasa Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Microblading

I have mentioned it before: my natural eyebrows are pretty sad. They don’t quite fit the arch aesthetic of 2017. So each morning, I spend 20 minutes outlining and filling in my eyebrows with three separate products—a pencil, a pomade and a gel. And that makeup doesn’t come cheap. Each product costs around $20 and needs to be replaced four times per year. I’ll do the math for you: I spend $240 every single year for the two hairy things that sit above my eyes.

Despite the toll my arch addiction takes on my wallet, I don’t think I’ll be sporting the pencil-thin brows of the 2000s anytime soon. So I set out to do some research on other options. I settled on castor oil (post coming soon), but my dream is the procedure I’m talking about today: microblading.

microblading

Read More »

Review: Azeredo Cosmetics Mink Eyelashes + Exciting News

I am always looking for ways to enhance my lashes. Like my eyebrows, my lashes are super light and short. I’ve definitely considered getting eyelash extensions but man, is that expensive. So, I tend to rely on mascaras with darkening and lengthening properties. But sometimes, makeup just doesn’t cut it. When a look needs more than just a swipe or two of mascara, I reach for false eyelashes.

I’ve gone through tons of different brands and styles through the years. I’ve tried full strips and individual lashes from Ardell, Duo and Sephora. But no matter the price point, these lashes have all been synthetic. The look I get from them is certainly dramatic, but not quite as seamless as I’d like. I’ve wanted to try natural lashes, but between the expense and the possibility that they aren’t cruelty-free, I’ve hesitated to buy any. Recently, however, the team at Azeredo Cosmetics (formerly Mandy Cosmetics) reached out and offered me the opportunity to try their natural mink eyelashes. Check out my thoughts below!


mink eyelashes Read More »