Frank on Depression: Makeup Edition

Is it possible to be depressed from makeup? Yes. Yes it is. Maybe depressed isn't the right word, but I definitely don't feel the joy of makeup anymore... at least, not like in the beginning. And I have to remind myself that I can't always be euphoric with makeup - it's not healthy. And someone …

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Life Update 4: YouTube, Work+School, Etc.

Ah, YouTube. How you used to be on a pedestal for many who were sick of regular TV. Now, you can't think of the platform without being made painfully aware of the controversies that hover over it like a dark cloud. You may or may not know it, but I have a YouTube channel too! …

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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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One Trick Pony

Or the reality of burnout in a super-saturated industry. I stopped keeping up with the latest-and-greatest releases in makeup. Even skincare. I'm tired and I just don't care anymore. Edit # 2: After some tinkering, here is the GIF that should have been here in the first place: One (if not THE NUMBER ONE) unspoken …

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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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