Before Black Friday, There’s Wishlist Tuesday

I've been particularly short on funds this month, hence the plethora of tl;dr meditative posts and the absence of product reviews. Luckily, I just received my latest stipend check, so I'm planning to do a bit of damage during the High Holy Days of consumerism. (Only online: I can't stand the crush of people at … Continue reading Before Black Friday, There’s Wishlist Tuesday

Experiments with theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude Palette (Part 2: Looks and Field Notes)

My face has emerged from the shadows! My previous post on theBalm's Nude 'Tude palette was devoted to swatches and mini-reviews of the colors. As promised, this post features four looks I've concocted since then, plus an alternate use that isn't a look per se. I began by pushing myself to focus on the shades … Continue reading Experiments with theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude Palette (Part 2: Looks and Field Notes)

Not Quite Never-Nude: Experiments with theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude Palette (Part 1: Review and Swatches)

(Yes, I've been rewatching Arrested Development.) I bought theBalm's Nude 'Tude eyeshadow palette, a mostly cool-toned mix of neutrals, back in August 2012. It was my first eyeshadow palette, and still the only one I own. I'd spent all summer vacillating between Nude 'Tude and Urban Decay's recently released Naked 2, and I might never … Continue reading Not Quite Never-Nude: Experiments with theBalm’s Nude ‘Tude Palette (Part 1: Review and Swatches)