Review: Maybelline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation

Given how my skin reacted to the original formula of this foundation, I wasn’t really planning on even trying the new formulas out. Once I try a product and find it to be disappointing, it usually puts me off testing out newer releases. I am very glad that wasn’t the case for this foundation. I…

Tutorial: Everyday Makeup

You can never go wrong with a brow, a wing, and a good lip. You can find the review for the eyeliner used here, and the review for the foundation is up next. Don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe and let me know exactly what kind of videos you want to see next from me!…

Pebbles of Resistance: The Wedding

In a village composed of families whose ties were made long before the earth was ever found to be round, he wanted segregation of the sexes. As if the women who’s presence he was rejecting weren’t the ones who birthed him. In a culture where music, singing and dancing flowed as freely as the spring…

Tutorial: Simply Pink

So, I finally decided to invest in some video content; namely tutorials. The first is a look I first posted back in December and have gotten requests for since. I must note that the primer used is not a favorite or a recommendation. I find it to be average and over-priced and am simply using…

Review: Zoeva Cocoa Blend Palette

Zoeva is a brand that’s probably most well-known for their makeup brushes. They’re generally well regarded as their products perform well and don’t burn much of a hole in your pocket. Zoeva also carries their own makeup line; and their eyeshadow palettes in particular are quickly coming into their own. The Cocoa Blend palette is…

Discover: Musée D’Orsay, Paris

Musée d’Orsay is a work of art in itself. It was originally a train station until 1975, when the Direction des Musées de France considered installing a museum in a train station where all the art from the second half of the 19th century could be displayed. The station then underwent refurbishment and was finally…

Surviving sexual assault

When I was younger, I wasn’t allowed to go to sleepovers. My mother had always been worried, especially as most of the invitations I got were from gwer and she had no trust in them. She told me that they came from a different world and culture from us and so they don’t pay as…

Express Finds: Zoeva Brushes

I come to you bearing gifts and another great find. If you type “makeup brushes” into the search bar on AliExpress, copies of two brand brushes are bound to turn up at some point: Artìs and Zoeva. I have yet to try Artìs, but I have much to say about Zoeva. I bought a copy…

Drugstore Finds: Essence Liquid Liner

If you know me in real life (many of you don’t, but the ones who do can attest to this), there is one thing I am known for makeup wise; and that is eyeliner. Winged liner has been my go-to everyday makeup look since I started wearing makeup. There was a time where I used…

Discover: Roman Ruins of Tipasa, Algeria

The Roman Ruins of Tipasa is a UNESCO site located approximately 70km west of Algiers. Originally a Punic trading post dating back to 600 B.C., it was a place for exchanges between the Carthaginians and the indigenous population. Colonized by the Ancient Romans after the Third Punic War, it was then turned into a military…