*record scratch* You’re probably wondering where Elle is -you know- the late sometimes-“writer” of this blog that whines about anything costing over 30 dollars and swears way too much to be taken seriously by anyone. ‘I’m sure she isn’t cool enough for Clarins’ you might be thinking.. for which I’ll say yes I am and even though I know this, I’m a little insulted you thought that.
Yet here we are! Elle is reviewing some reputable skincare! Some reputable, science-based skincare at that.
Let’s cut to the chase and dive in.
As you’ve been surfing your social media, specifically Instagram, you might have come across makeup videos featuring new looking brushes usually dubbed “oval brushes”. They’re very popular and brands are racing to make their own version, similarly to happened with the Beauty Blender.
After seeing a billion videos of these oval brushes being used and producing beautiful, flawless results, I was really curious and wanted a try some as well. I don’t need to tell you that getting anything brand new in Australia is annoying; there are some local brands that are starting to bring them out but they either sell out so fast or burn your pocket out quick-fast. Nude By Nature had brought out a set exclusively through Priceline and I sadly missed out on those. I was kicking myself.
Then on a trip to TK Maxx, I found this set of five oval brushes from an in-house brand and took them home to try…
I don’t know about you but it seems like every beauty video on Instagram is becoming more and more ridiculous under clickbait or some incredibly fucking stupid way to put makeup on. At first I wasn’t sure if it’s to be the next trendsetter, but now I’m absolutely positive it’s just for the clicks.
Once again I’m late on the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick bandwagon but I know this is a very popular lipstick that has gone through different re-formulations, so I thought it would be helpful to post about it.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure I had the right lipstick, but I had bought it in a gift set from Sephora so it had to not only be real but had the correct labelling. That’s where I did some digging and found out that Lolita has gone through a few re-formulations, as you can see here-
Ahhh yes, winter has now settled in around here and my skin knows it. Grumpy, itchy, dry skin that begged for exfoliation even after exfoliating. Remembering that I have some products stashed away, I decided to have a peek to see if I have anything to help my skin and wouldn’t you know it, I happened across this five-day treatment by Dr Dennis Gross that I bought when I was in Canada and totally forgot about. It was like my skin spirit animal was singing to me.
I decided to document my progress over the days and see if I can revive my very grumpy skin.
We’re back! I hope you haven’t missed us too much (if you’re on Twitter, you might be sick of us and our Eurovision live-tweeting). We were going to update and move the site to its first .com site, however we’re holding off on that until later in the year.
While we’ve been away though, we’ve had time to try out oil pulling ‘toothpaste’ by Keeko!