The Best Leave-In You Probably Can’t Buy

Going through and packing things up for The Move has produced some really good treasures. In particular, I found some hair products that I hadn’t tried yet – good timing too because I’m low on treatments!
So I decided to go through some things instead of buying something else, so a few days ago I lucky-dipped into my leave-in treatments I still had to use and picked the Phyto Huile Soyuse Lightweight Hydrating oil for fine and dry hair.


I immediately fell in love. I have used it once.

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Future Makeup Predictions for The End Times, Part 2

Just checking my watch now and, yep, still in the middle of a global pandemic with inequality and corruption at every turn!
Okay that was really nihilistic of me, but now is where I segue this statement about the state of affairs in 2020 to how we reflect what is going on in our lives through our clothes, hair, and – surprise! – makeup.

In today’s post, we’re finishing our predictions of what makeup trends we might see in the near future…

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Whyyyyyyyy??!: Beauty Products I Regret Buying, Again

We haven’t done one of these in a while!

I have reviewed quite a few things since our first (and last) one of these, but I thought I’d look at ones I maybe mentioned on social media or briefly at some point. I actually went all through my makeup because of the whole moving thing and have picked up some items that are still fairly new

Disclaimer fun time: This post isn’t to shame or generally be an asshole to any company, only simply to talk about a specific product I paid for that didn’t live up to expectations, be it effectiveness or performance. All of these products for one reason or another could not be refunded, in case you’re wondering why I simply didn’t return them.
All these products have been used by me unless stated (e.g. The Evil Assistant’s input) and after numerous applications, so testing opinions could have changed from first impressions.

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Dangerous Beauty! Part 2

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Aaaand we’re back with another Dangerous Beauty post, showing you worldwide examples from yesterday and today. Trust me when I say I have a good-sized list written down with products.

Today it’s all about the complex, the gross and the heart-stopping.

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Future Makeup Predictions for The End Times, Part 1

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Visions of the future have always had an aspect of technological strides with a dash of individuality. In the early-to-mid 1900s, the future seemed really promising but thanks to cyberpunk and recent history, we’re a biiiit more skeptical of a utopia that includes rolling away from your neighbours.

 

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For when Susan won’t stop being a nosy bitch.

 

Like some tired, beauty-focused Millenial Nostradamus, I’m throwing my hat into the ring and predicting some mainstream future makeup trends, fitting for late capitalism, societal changes and our never-ending love of silver. My biggest predictions will be able to change our face enough for privacy and against anti-surveillance [I bet you weren’t expecting that kind of talk from a beauty post] by utilising looks we already do, with some exaggerations and tweaks; like changing face shapes, throwbacks, and complete merging of tech… and yes, silver.

 

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A Word About Beauty Brands, Community and Our Site

There is no associated reason I’m putting this video here it’s just some good guys being dudes.

 

 

This is something I’ve been reluctant to talk about as we don’t like to get involved with beauty influencer drama, let alone it’s hard to keep up with every single thing that happens. I don’t care for drama for the most part and I’ll leave it to other people to face-dive into it.
Here, what we do think is important is the worldwide community and beauty brands, including how they take product criticism and interact with their workers and customers. As customers ourselves, we want to know what’s happening, and as a blog that does first impressions and reviews, we have always aimed to give you the whole scope of a product or brand. We know we might miss things and most likely have in the past, but when it comes to certain brands, we’ve been apprehensive of advertising them in any way.

We’ve brought this up before in a video where we reviewed a gift set with both Kat Von D and Huda Beauty as their behaviour and stances on topics were opposed to what we believed and, thus, didn’t feel comfortable in promoting their products. There are plenty of people who say to review brands and products as sole entities, however, in an ‘image is everything’ industry where a name or face influences (see what I did there?) supply and demand, it cannot be separated.

If you’re in the dark over things that have been happening in the beauty industry, don’t feel bad, and if you want to know what happened, I’m sure you can search for it pretty much anywhere and find out stuff. Again, not the stuff we talk about here.
Basically, this is my very long-winded way of saying a brand like Kat Von D, now KVD Vegan Beauty will be featured here as Kat Von D is out of the picture and the brand has internally branded.
There are other brands we have never featured here and we will continue doing that. The only reason we haven’t displayed them here is we don’t want all the shit that comes with “calling them out”, i.e. that negative drama exposure, stans, the brand itself attacking the site, our followers, us (look it’s happened before).

 

Unless a time comes where a brand/influencer/person has positively and authentically changed or rebranded (like KVD) has happened, we won’t feature them.
You’ve probably noticed by now we haven’t said anyone, in particular, however, if a lot of our followers want to know said brands we mainly talking about, I might post them so you know that this isn’t the place to come and get a review, etc. I say it with the utmost reluctance though.

 

Okay, enough of that, hope you all have a good rest of the week and weekend and if everything goes to plan we’ll be back in a few days with a new post.