The Glam Night Out

The Glam Night Out Collage

As much as I love natural-looking makeup, some events in life just call for the full shebang. Read more!

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The Do-Not-Buy List Vol. 1

The Do-Not-Buy List

With a beauty obsession hobby comes the inevitability of not liking products. Luckily, most high-end stores like Sephora have phenomenal return policies where even if you’ve opened a product and tried it, they will take it back if it didn’t work out for you.

As a result of this return policy, I don’t actually have most of the products I regret buying, as I’ve taken them back and exchanged them for products I now love. Nonetheless, here’s my cautionary tale: the products I would not recommend. (Do note that these products might work for you – they just didn’t work for me!) Read more!

Review: Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel in ‘Role Play’

Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel Collage

I am not a lipgloss person, nor am I a lipstick person day-to-day. I like lip balm, and not even tinted ones at that. Sometimes, if I’m feeling fancy, I’ll try a lipstick that feels like a balm, like a Chanel Coco Shine or a Revlon Lip Butter. Generally, though, for me, it’s either lip balm or bright lipstick. All or nothing.

But recently, I became interested in a lipstick colour that I could wear every day that would even out my lips and just make me look more polished and put together. I’ve never really had a lipstick like that. So I went into Sephora and asked for an MLBB colour: My Lips But Better.
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Fragrance Tips from an ‘Industry Insider’

Perfume Tips

This holiday season, I’ve been working in the fragrances department of a major department store. As such, I’ve learned a thing or two (or nine) about fragrances that all perfume-wearers should know!

  • A commonly-asked question that I get is, “What’s the difference between Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette?”. Do be aware of this difference! The short answer is that Eau de Parfum has a higher concentration of essential oils and has a stronger smell, meaning it’ll linger longer, while Eau de Toilette is lighter and you might need more to get the same scent-payoff. The long answer is that while this is often the case, some brands make their EDT and EDP of the same fragrance smell completely different. For example, Givenchy’s Hot Couture EDP is more of a mature, Chanel-Number-5-esque scent, while Hot Couture EDT smells like raspberries and cotton candy. When in doubt, ask an associate! Read more!
  • Review: Marc Jacobs Dot & Travalo Atomizer

    Marc Jacobs Dot

    I love Marc Jacobs fragrances. They’re youthful but sophisticated, unique but trendy. I have quite a few of them, although that’s a tale for another time.

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