Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 25 Coral Sunset

Surprise! I’m allowing myself to write one quick post during this hiatus. Today I’ll be skipping over my backlog of unreviewed products to take a look at my most recent purchase, a new product that hasn’t yet received much attention online. Sephora massively expanded its Cream Lip Stain range last month, adding twenty-seven new shades,… Read More Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 25 Coral Sunset

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

Empties and Near-Empties, Spring 2015

(I typed “Spring 2013” at first, then spent a few seconds wondering why that didn’t look right.) Not quite five months since my last empties post, I’ve accumulated another small collection of used-up products: Herewith, some mini-reviews, in no particular order: CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara There’s a reason why I never write posts about mascara:… Read More Empties and Near-Empties, Spring 2015

The Pacific Coast Highway and an Antidote to SoCal Dryness: Sephora Rose Mask!

Long time no blog! We reached Los Angeles yesterday evening, after a two-day drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. On the first (and more scenic) day, we covered the PCH from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo. The drive included lots of opportunities to pose for windswept photos on sand dunes: And a breathtaking “historic”… Read More The Pacific Coast Highway and an Antidote to SoCal Dryness: Sephora Rose Mask!