DevaCurl is where I got my curly start. I bought and read Lorraine Massey’s book The Curly Girl Handbook cover to cover shortly after I started wearing my hair curly regularly. So when my boyfriend and I planned a trip to New York City, you can bet I booked a trip to the DevaCurl DevaChan Salon in Soho.
When I first started my blog 3 years ago, I posted something new every day.
I never had more fun blogging – more traffic and engagement – than I did in those first months. When this posting schedule no longer fit my own schedule, I stopped following a posting schedule altogether. There have been periods where I didn’t blog at all.
Over the past few months, I’ve been loosely trying to blog once a week. Sometimes, though, I want to write about something so badly and don’t want to have to wait until next week. In an effort to really focus on my blog this year, I’m going to try a more manageable schedule that still allows me room to be creative and gives you pretty people more fresh content.
So you can now expect posts here twice a week: on Tuesday and Thursday.
See you on Tuesday!
I’m working my way towards longer, stronger, more moisturized hair. And as the weather gets colder, let me tell you, it ain’t easy. I’ve been looking for a way to enhance my weekly deep conditioning treatments – you know, something beyond a plastic bag and a towel on my head to keep the heat in.
I feel like we can all pretty much agree that 2016 was a dumpster fire of a year. There was some good makeup, though.
Previous releases from Pat McGrath Labs, although gorgeous, haven’t quite been my cup of tea for various reasons. The initial highlighter release wasn’t available in Canada, if I recall, and then there was like one shade of lipstick that I was interested in, but I didn’t think it was worth it for the price.
The Metalmorphosis Kit in Bronze, however, is exactly the kind of thing I need in my life. So I got in on the Pat McGrath goodies.
My body is a paradox. My face will sometimes get so greasy, I may as well have set my makeup with cooking spray. My body, on the other hand, is dry and itchy 24/7, 365. My legs in particular are a problem area – they’re dry, cracked, and – on the very coldest days of the year – painful. I struggle to find a moisturizer that lasts more than a few hours.When Egyptian Magic reached out to me with an offer to try their product, I knew exactly where I’d try it first.
In the great tradition of Caroline Hirons, I love a good acid tone. I’ve been preferring it over physical exfoliation lately, and it’s thanks in part to the new L’Oreal Revitalift Bright Reveal Brightening Peel Pads.
There are few things I love more than a polarizing palette. It makes me determined to get to the bottom of things. Although the colour selection (and price – yikes!) of Huda’s debut palette didn’t draw me in, the mixed reviews got me interested.
My love for cosmetics started early. As an only child, I grew up mostly around women, and I looked at them – with their beauty routines and rituals – as the epitome of femininity. A few things stand out in my mind about this time. My mom’s red nail polish and extensive perfume collection. Trying on my granny’s high-heeled shoes. The smell of my aunt’s bright orange lipstick when she would talk to me. The smell of little old ladies at Church, a precariously-balanced mix of hairspray, perfume, dusting powder, and makeup.
On a recent trip to Philadelphia, I made it my mission to pick up the Ulta-exclusive Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer. The internet was collectively losing it over this concealer, and since we don’t have Ulta in Canada, my other option was to order this concealer directly from the Tarte website and pay the astronomical shipping, which is no bueno.
In any case, I’m glad I picked it up, because this concealer has quickly taken its place among my favourites.