The Ordinary was probably the most hyped skincare brand of 2016, and the hype has not died down yet. They claim to have simplified skincare by providing cheap, simple products that get the job done. They are definitely a skincare brand on the cheaper end of the price scale as their most expensive skincare product is the “Buffet” (a peptide serum) that retails for just under €15. The Ordinary is a Deciem company, they also own skincare brands Hylamide and NIOD. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 to refuse to leave the house without a wing. I used to get written up in secondary school for being late to class because I had missed my bus trying to get my eyeliner right. Liner is my shit, I am a seasoned liner veteran. Continue reading
I don’t like giving negative reviews, not only are they disappointing but they’re an indication of time, money and product wasted. Unfortunately, there are quite a few brands around who make disappointing, overhyped products and given the amount of new makeup I try; I tend to come across quite a few. Continue reading
Aliexpress is a goldmine for finding cheap, good-quality products if you know how to use it right. Unfortunately, while good-quality cheap products do exist, a lot of the products sold there are either a waste of money or hazardous to your health and skin (especially the beauty products). I’ve created this series to help you guys sort through the trash and get to the good stuff. Continue reading
I like beautifully written prose. I like reading non-fiction that educates me without alienating me first. I also like sharing books that I thought were particularly well-written or that left me thinking about what I’d read for quite a while after; so I decided to compose a list of the three best books I read in 2016.
After deciding to step up my eye-shadow game recently, I figured it was about time I expanded my palette collection. I was browsing through Love Makeup looking for palettes when I came across the Venus Grunge palette (amongst others, reviews coming soon). It’s basically an everyday palette with a pop of color, which I loved as my collection up until then only consisted of neutral shades.
I must admit, I am a fan of NYX. They are one of my favorite affordable brands and the fact that they’re rapidly expanding and becoming easily available is making me warm to them more. I have a number of their products now, mostly their matte lipsticks and not so long ago I completed my collection (of shades I wanted, not of their entire range) so I figured it was time for a review.