New Year, New Host, New Theme…

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Thanks in part to the encouragement of Jaa of, I’ve finally taken the plunge and moved to self-hosting using!

So what does that mean? For starters, if you’re seeing this message, it means you’re still visiting my old site through If you head straight over to, you’ll be able to stay up to date even after I stop updating this site.

All my old posts are already on my new site, so you won’t lose access to any of that. You can also expect a few aesthetic changes, as I’ve changed my colour scheme, logo, and theme over there to be a smidge cleaner and simpler.

Thank you for sticking with me through any site downtime during the move, and I can’t wait to see you over there!


That Scary Blush

Nars Exhibit A Full Product Photo

Let me preface this by saying that I love neutrals, in clothing and in makeup. Makeup artists always steer me towards colour because folks with dark skin can pull of vibrant shades a bit easier than those with very light skin. So maybe it’s the rebel in me that makes me shy away from colour, or maybe it’s just because I feel best in shades of brown, bronze, and beige. In terms of blush, I love my plummy pinks and peaches as much as the next makeup-obsessed human. But since I first saw it, I’ve always been equal parts intrigued and terrified of one blush in particular: Nars Exhibit A. Read more!

The Cream Shadows For Lazy People

Rimmel ScandalEyes full
Rimmel ScandalEyes sideways

I’m lazy, and often, I’m lazy with my makeup. Read more!

The Empties…Round Two!

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I love a good empties video. It’s time to clear out the beauty trash under my desk and tell you what I thought!

The Sheer Base for Drier Skin

NARS Tinted Moisturizer Bottle

I love skincare – more than I love makeup. What’s more, I like the way my skin looks – I invest in glow-inducing products and I want to let that shine through most of the time. That’s why I like sheer foundations and BB creams so much; I can get a little bit of coverage just to even things out, but still can see the healthy glow and texture to my skin. Read more…

My New(est) Go-To Wintertime Polish

Chanel Rouge Noir

I’ve been considering picking up this polish for a few years now, but I figured hey, it can’t be that unique – I can probably dupe it!

Boy, was I wrong. Read more!

My Helix Piercing Experience

Helix Piercing

Almost two weeks ago now, I paid someone to stab me with a sharp object, so I thought I’d write about my experience. Read more!

The NARSissist Palette

First Photo closed and open Narsissist

When this palette came out, beauty bloggers everywhere collectively died of excitement. Read more!

Winterizing Curly Hair

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In my latest video, I come at you with my top 6 tips for taking care of curly hair during the winter!

The Highlight Trifecta

The Balm Highlighters outside packaging

I’ve been itching to talk about my favourite highlighters. And like all good things, they come in threes.

Read more!