Cruelty-Free Beauty and Skin Care

Long-lasting Foundation Hack for Oily Skin that WORKS? (a.k.a ice + patience + less-is-more)

A day doesn't go by when I am not bombarded by 'flawless foundation hacks'. They're all over Youtube and Facebook, and inspire SO much hope that we make-up lovers can't help but give it our best go. Unfortunately, some of us (ergo, those of us with less-than-ideal skin) are left wondering just what went wrong,… Continue reading Long-lasting Foundation Hack for Oily Skin that WORKS? (a.k.a ice + patience + less-is-more)

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Cruelty-Free Beauty and Skin Care

How Flawless is the Flawless Foundation Hack? (a.k.a trying out the powder-foundation-powder hack on oily skin)

For as long as I can remember, through trial and error of many brands and techniques, my foundation coverage has never lasted me more than maybe four hours of the day (if that). As someone with oily, acne-prone skin, most full-coverage foundations become cakey and flaky as the oil pushes up from beneath it during… Continue reading How Flawless is the Flawless Foundation Hack? (a.k.a trying out the powder-foundation-powder hack on oily skin)

Mental Health and Wellness

5 Things that Empaths want You to Know (a.k.a explaining our weirdness)

I didn't come across the word 'empath' until I was in my 20s, and at the time, I didn't think much of it. I equated it with something ephemeral and over-the-top, like psychic or fairy god mother, and hardly considered it real, let alone a descriptor. And not once did I think it could apply to me.… Continue reading 5 Things that Empaths want You to Know (a.k.a explaining our weirdness)

Cruelty-Free Beauty and Skin Care

Oils for Oily/Acne Prone Skin? (a.k.a why oil isn’t always your enemy)

If you suffer from oily skin like I do, chances are the going narrative you've encountered is to STAY AWAY from products containing oil at all cost. For years, I refused to put anything on my face that did not say 'oil free', since I thought I had more than enough natural oil than I… Continue reading Oils for Oily/Acne Prone Skin? (a.k.a why oil isn’t always your enemy)

Cruelty-Free Beauty and Skin Care

Tackle Blackheads in 3 Steps (a.k.a why nose strips and suction masks don’t work)

We've all been there: buying the nose strips, coating our face in glue and charcoal, eggwhite and toilet paper, or using peel-off suction masks to try and rid our faces of blackheads. I'll admit, there is something satisfying in seeing blackheads and whiteheads come away on those strips; seconds ago, they were stuck in your… Continue reading Tackle Blackheads in 3 Steps (a.k.a why nose strips and suction masks don’t work)

Geekery

Meeting my Best Internet-Friend in Person for the First Time (a.k.a friendship knows no distance)

Many of us have made friends with people we've never met in person, thanks to the magic that is the internet. Sometimes, we hold them as close (or closer than) the friends that we see in person on a daily basis. But when you finally meet someone you've known for a decade on your computer… Continue reading Meeting my Best Internet-Friend in Person for the First Time (a.k.a friendship knows no distance)

Mental Health and Wellness

Anxiety and Sensory Deprivation (a.k.a how floating saved me)

Back in February, I experienced my anxiety at its absolute worst it has been since I was first diagnosed, almost ten years ago. I  felt as though I was about to fall apart, and afraid that I wouldn't be able to pick myself up again.   It was a miserable winter, and my partner and… Continue reading Anxiety and Sensory Deprivation (a.k.a how floating saved me)