Philosophy

I went into work without makeup the other night and I received so many compliments about my skin. Typically, compliments like this make me immediately hide behind thanks but it’s actually blah blah blah. God forbid I simply accept a compliment. But not this time. My entire life I’ve struggled with my skin. Like most…

Yves Saint Laurent Beauty

Few things in life are more satisfying than learning how to pronounce something that has perplexed you all your life. Yves Saint Laurent was one of those things for me (Yves is pronounced Eeves which isn’t actually that complicated at all). Also as a wee lass I believed Yves Saint Laurent was the same brand…

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is a man and brand that is wildly popular but honestly I don’t know why. I’m not saying that like some fashion snob. I literally don’t know what makes the brand so iconic because I don’t follow fashion houses. But he’s a big deal. Obviously. Launched almost 15 years ago, Marc Jacobs Beauty…

Bare Minerals

Ugh. I knew this day had to come and I was prepared to hate it. To really emphasize my dismay, I have really dirty hair and a large wide headband to hold my bangs back and I am not in peak form. A lot of people love and swear by Bare Minerals which is fine…

Lancome

This day started out as kind of a best because I had to work on a Sunday morning which was a huge buzzkill. Not because it was a weekend morning, but missing church is really hard for me because it’s the highlight of my week. Even so, I plowed through my emotions and used the…

Ren Clean Skincare

I’m going to apologize at the start and say it’s been crazy recently so I haven’t had a lot of time to dedicate to Brand Beat. Saying that, I still want to publish my reviews, but they will be a different style than before. In a nutshell, I’ve never used any Ren before and I…

MINI BONUS! LOLITA!

Hey hey hey so today I was feeling very lazy and decided to do a quick look using the new Lolita Eyeshadow & Blush.  Right now monochromatic is IN (according to Sephora) and products like this are basically a dream if you’re looking for a way to look ~*kEwL*~ and not spend a lot of…

Huda Beauty

Today was not a day for Huda Beauty. Some brands are designed to be quick for the girl on the go, and some create textured eyeshadow palettes and glow kits designed to highlight your whole face. You can guess which category Huda falls into. I was late to work and didn’t pack food so I…

Sephora Newness! June 20 Edition

Lancome has been my next brand for like a week but I just haven’t found the energy to take the plunge and do a review. Fortunately, we have a lot of newness in store so I could spend the day distracting myself. Every month or so, Sephora puts up what is called a new animation….

Korres

TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW OF SKINCARE! ANOTHER BRAND WHERE I HAVEN’T TRIED ANY OF THE PRODUCTS. What a crazy week I’m having. Last night I brought you the disastrous combination of Five Guys and a peel off mask. Fortunately, this endeavor was a little more successful (minus some burnt popcorn). And by more successful…

Boscia

Tonight I made the horrible decision of ordering Five Guys. Now ordinarily I would never dare say those words, but when you have 45 minutes and plan to do a 25 minute mask, you need to be smart. I had to run all over the place to get my wallet and food just so I…

J’Adore Dior

When I think of Dior, I don’t think of fashion or makeup or luxury. I think of Charlize Theron saying j’adore Dior or Natalie Portman fooling around with a man whose looks were designed for a fragrance ad. Why do the fragrances, scents I don’t even like, stand out the strongest? Advertising, man. I actually…