Makeup I Thought I’d Love Forever # 1

But time proved me wrong and removed those rose-colored glasses. This first of many entries in this series (I really need to keep track of how many of these I've created) features two makeup products that weren't as great as I thought they were. I really thought I'd love the products mentioned in this series …

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BAFT: Long-Wear Makeup

One interesting trait that I've noticed as of late is the industrial standard claim of "long-wearing" or "long-wear" makeup. As in, the makeup lasts so long, I don't need to bring my makeup kit for touch ups. It sounds convenient at first - I wouldn't have to worry about checking myself with my compact mirror …

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Choosing Platforms: YouTube vs Blogging

When I wanted to create an online presence to discuss my personal beauty preference(s), blogging was the first thing to come to mind. At the time, many people were flocking to YouTube with the hopes that they'd be the next big beauty channel with subscribers, free PR, and millions of views. From a business standpoint, …

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What Went Wrong: UD’s Naked Palette

In today's WWW, I'd like to blog about the palette that kicked off the never-ending craze for warm (arguably) neutrals: Urban Decay's Naked palette. Commonly referred to as Naked 1 - even though it was never released as such - this was hailed as an all-time favorite by beautytubers... that is, until the next free …

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Outside My Beauty Bubble (Part 3)

In the last entry, I mentioned a brand that I had no access to in the US: BYS Cosmetics. The brand hails from Australia and is mainly available to Southeast Asia, Australia (obviously), parts of Europe and the Middle East, Southern Africa, and in Colombia and (soon) Chile in South America. At this time, there …

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Outside My Beauty Bubble (2)

In the previous entry, I dabbled a bit about coming across counterfeit makeup. I've seen Internet talk about their existence and even saw news reports about them, but to see them in person is a bit of a rarity. You see, in NYC, counterfeits of major makeup brands is rare to see - there's just …

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Outside My Beauty Bubble (1)

Hello, blogosphere! No, I haven't kicked the bucket - it is 5:04 AM as I type this sentence, and I'm just going to provide a quick TL;DR version as to why I have pretty much fallen off the face of the blogosphere. 1. Quit my job as a Pharm Tech almost a month ago. Only …

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