Hi! Long time, no see!

So… are we back?!


Sort of!

The Long Version

There won’t be twice-a-day posts like in The Before Times, but I expect there’ll be a new post at least once a week (probably more). We still want this to be a place where we can all come and discuss beauty–new and old products, techniques, experiments, and news–in the comment section. Or, heck, in your own post! If you’d like to write something, hit me up!

Speaking of new authors, I’m psyched to introduce Gwhen. She’s a mutual friend of mine and Collier’s and she’s the bomb. And since she uses beauty products across a wide range of price points, countries of origin, and styles, she knows what she’s talking about when she says a product is good (or terrible). She’s also hilarious, gorgeous, and has a generous soul, so it’ll be fun to have her here.

Alright. That out of the way–why did I drop off the face of the earth? Well, I got pregnant (trust, I was plenty surprised) and super, super sick. Like, “losing weight,” “on prohibitively expensive drugs,” “quit my job and couldn’t get out of bed unless it was for a ride to the hospital” sick. Since then I’ve done two international moves and two cross-country moves, so life’s been a little bonkers in general.

But here I am! Again! In different circumstances, sure, and with different perspectives on makeup and consumerism, but here.

What does that mean for the blog? It’s not like I’m going to stop burning my face off with potent acids to see how it responds or experimenting with weird LED anti-acne masks to see if they work. The usual stuff, y’know? You can expect excellent reviews and product recommendations from Gwhen; my own posts will probably be more focused on low-buys, stash shopping, and making sure I only keep products that I enjoy using. Thoughtful consumerism, basically, and trying to work within a limited budget while still enjoying a favorite hobby. If you’re on a similar path, awesome! If not, awesome! There’ll hopefully be something for everyone here. (And let’s face it–it’s not like I won’t have any of the newest products. ColourPop’s new tie dye palettes are currently on their way to me because I’ve been dying for some high-quality pastel mattes. Fingers crossed!)

Okay, well, that’s it for me! Going to go work on a real blog post. *Cracks knuckles* Wanna know what happens when you do two TCA peels in a month?  So did I!