My awesome friend sent me a belated birthday/Christmas x 3 (we’d been meaning to send each other presents for 3+ years), but last week I received an awesome box from her and I thought I’d show you some of the cool things I got, maybe some you might want me to review? I don’t know, but let’s have a peek.
Lipsticks are regularly between $20-$30. A palette with five eyeshadows can be close to $100 bucks and the cheapest and usually ‘cost-friendly’ packaging apparently is the most bougie thing because it has an ominous K attached in it.
What the fuck? Did I go to sleep one night and wake up in an alternate timeline? Did I hit my head? Again? Wasn’t the MAC lipsticks I was buying in Canada 15 bucks like.. two seconds ago? Now to get one I’m looking at $36?? Again, what the fuck?
With previously non-cosmetic brands dipping their toe into the makeup waters, beauty influencers (aka “YouTube Makeup People”) attached to companies being the norm, everyone is taking a ride at getting your money. I mean, that’s cool; competition is good for customers as we hold the key. However, the price I’m willing to spend and the products I’m offered are not on the same page most of the time. When I review a product on here, the price and value are pretty much the top of the pinnacle… which I guess is why I haven’t reviewed much makeup.. *cough*
Anyway, it’s getting a bit ridiculous out there and I want to know why, so, I went on a month-long journey down the Alice-In-Wonderland rabbit hole to gather as much information and to cover different areas and instances. It was… stressful. My eyes hurt. The speech program on my computer needed a glass of water every 1000 words spoken.
Do I have any real information to give you? I don’t know, but let’s find out.
[I might try to break this up into smaller parts because once you go down this rabbit hole of bullshit, it’s hard to get out. I literally have 12 tabs open, 2 down from a few days ago.
Also, don’t be surprised if I amend this post 20000 times because I’ve forgotten to put things in it.]
Typing that title hurts, even after explaining to others for over a year now, but yes, I’ve stopped any word to do with making my cosmetic line. After years and years of making my own batches in my childhood kitchen, researching for hours on end, designing unique packaging and trying to nail down everything I could, I stopped.
When I say I worked on it for years, it would have been around six years this year. I know, it’s a long time.
So why stop after so much effort?
I can’t believe it’s been 10 months already since I last reviewed something from Kat Von D’s line, so I guess it’s time!
There’s been much hype for a while now about Alpha-H and their Liquid Gold product. You’ve probably seen this product on beauty blogs, sales sites like Ozsale or shopping sites like Adore Beauty, which is where I got mine from.
Yes, I grabbed one to see what it was all about.
I’ve been slowly packing away stuff for our move in a month, at the same time wondering what to post for you all before we go on a mini-hiatus… and before I lose my mind.
While picking up some items from Priceline and Chemist Warehouse, I realised I’ve never shared some of my go-to, favourite drug store/pharmacy/chemist products!
I picked only one item from each brand to make it more interesting and apparently variety is the spice of life (can you just feel how tired I am?)!