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What We Talk About When We Talk About Government

I don’t think that word means what you think it means. On every form of online communication,  a similar sentiment is echoed: the government is bad. It’s going to take your rights, purposefully misinform the electorate, or otherwise subvert all that is wholesome. What exactly does one mean by “government”? The department of homeland security? […]

Milk Makeup’s Sunshine Oil Tint Changed my Entire Stance on Foundation

For years, I’ve been advising peers, friends, and readers that foundations are unnecessary at best or counterproductive at worst. Clogging pores and  irritating skin for the sake of covering up, I felt the best course of action was to categorically avoid these sorts of products to focus on skincare — taking care of the largest organ in […]

Tatcha’s Dewy Face Mist: Moisture, Glow, and Nature-Inspired Science

I bought this spray because I was impressed by jelly-like texture and skin softening properties of its traditional moisturizer incarnation that I tried as a deluxe sample. Since the solid version had no SPF, making it unviable as my primary moisturizer, I decided to opt for the spray. I was introduced to facial mists as […]

Sugarpill x Bei Badgirl Trinket Review and Swatches

It finally arrived, the long-awaited Trinket re-release from Sugarpill. For those who aren’t aware, this highly coveted shade is a collaboration between the Australian artist and prophetess of all things cute, Bei Badgirl and the independent, intensely bright brand Sugarpill. When the lipstick launched, it sold out in under three minutes. I was one of the […]

oVertone’s Extreme Red Complete System: A Review

Damn, it feels good to be a redhead. A few months ago, I finally decided to dye my hair a color that I’d frankly considered for quite some time, but never had the courage (or income) to maintain. I oscillated between brown, black, and purple-ish, with some feather extensions thrown in, but had never taken on a complete transformation. It […]