Beauty Abroad, Part 20: Barry M Nail Paints in Butterscotch Sundae, Damson, and Vintage Violet

I thought I’d post more after returning from England, but instead I’ve spent most of my time agonizing over a dissertation chapter that I’m revising (well, basically rewriting). You know that feeling when you read over an unfinished piece of writing one too many times, and suddenly it seems to dissolve before your very eyes,… Read More Beauty Abroad, Part 20: Barry M Nail Paints in Butterscotch Sundae, Damson, and Vintage Violet

Formula X Lively and a K-Pop Microtrend

Yellow is an underrepresented color in most people’s makeup collections, including mine. Deservedly or not, it has a dismal reputation: The Googlers have spoken: yellow is the most “visible” and “noticeable” color, but like many highly visible and noticeable things, including the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Lime Crime, and Donald Trump, it is also perceived as “annoying”… Read More Formula X Lively and a K-Pop Microtrend

Fun with Glitter Topcoats: Essie, Floss Gloss, Urban Outfitters, Zoya

Like many of us, I go through polish phases. Sometimes I prefer neutral cremes, sometimes bright pastels, sometimes dark shimmers. The category I’m most fickle about, though, is the glitter topcoat. I’ve accumulated quite a few over the years (so pretty in the bottle!), but I usually find it hard to wear glitter on ordinary… Read More Fun with Glitter Topcoats: Essie, Floss Gloss, Urban Outfitters, Zoya