Recently, I cut my hair from shoulder length to just above the ear. I go through cycles with my (mousy brown, quite coarse, wavy/curly) hair which are roughly characterised thus: long natural colour -> long, gentle golden balayage -> long, high lift blonde balayage -> just above shoulder length full head platinum, maybe with some pastel fun in … Continue reading Your Post-Apocalyptic Beauty Routine Sorted.
This means so many different things to so many different people. Minimalism where? In ingredient lists? Number of products? Number of products used for any given task or issue? Number of products per day? A wider philosophy of living, even? I won't bore you with any further rhetorical questions; these sorts of things are personal and … Continue reading Minimalism in Your Beauty Routine (and Your Life)
People are so much more aware of the chemicals we find in our cosmetics and skin care products now than they have ever been. The old guard industry standard response still seems to be 'yeah but there is so little formaldehyde in that nail polish it's considered safe' - NOT IF YOU DO YOUR NAILS … Continue reading Are You a Purist or a Pragmatist?
The Internet seems to have declared this week a week of self-love. I am well and truly a part of the Internet now, so I thought I would put my thoughts into the ether to mingle with everyone else's. Self-love is an interesting concept. To me it always feels a little too close to indulgence. … Continue reading Taking a ride on the Self-Love Bandwagon
I confess. Every Monday night when he goes to football (soccer in the old country), I get with my masks. And sometimes even my nail polishes. AT THE SAME TIME. This whole affair started because my Other Half doesn’t believe in the efficacy of OTC topical products. This man lives in a city, commutes daily to … Continue reading I’m Cheating on my Husband with Beauty Products
The picture of failure. My thumb of shame. When is a New Year's Resolution no longer a resolution? If you've not kept up your resolve every day of January, is 1 February the Official Day of Failure? I do not usually make resolutions (mostly because by the second week in January I'm so far gone … Continue reading Dissolving Resolve