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.

Brand Spotlight: Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty Makeup

 

Look I know the audio is terrible but we have days of audio issues, including the fixed and cleaned audio suddenly being swallowed so enjoy this mess but I hope you learn something THANK YOU! We’re looking at Drew Barrymore’s makeup line, FLOWER!

 

I will (shut up I know what you’re going to say) be taking a few weeks away from making posts as I have to do some other things, but I will be a good girl and updating the socials (Facebook even though I hate it, Twitter and Instagram), so follow us on those or maybe just none if you want, I won’t pressure you, so enjoy the video and see you again soon!

Brand Spotlight!: Nude by Nature

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Here it is, the second (and final) part of Nude by Nature for Brand Spotlight, where we discuss:

  • Touch Of Glow Highlight Stick (Champagne)
  • Natural Illusion Pressed Eyeshadow (Dune)
  • Blending Brush
  • Contour Eye Pencil (Anthracite)
  • Moisture Infusion Lipgloss (08 Pink Violet)
  • Overall review of Nude by Nature and product wrapup
  • My wishlist for NbN in the future! 

Audio after the cut!

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You Paid HOW MUCH For That??

 

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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.]

 

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