Category Archives: Make up

Posts related to makeup products and cosmetics.

(Daily) Makeup: Summer 2015

A little over a year ago, I blogged about my makeup routine during the disgusting months of higher temperatures (June, July, and August).  A lot has changed since that post: I got diagnosed with mild rosacea, some of the products I was using started to break me out and/or I got tired of using them, and I switched to (mostly) cruelty-free products.  Here’s the updated list of makeup and skincare products I am using during these summer months.

Summer makeup choices

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2014: Year Summary

I used to write a summary of the passing year around this time. I don’t remember if I did it last year—if I did, I don’t remember where I kept it or if I posted it online. Usually I blogged about the year’s end when I had an active Livejournal account, where people read my babbles, rambles, and teen thoughts… and where/when I didn’t care if people knew about me—now I find it quite exposing. However, I am writing this because I want to remember. I could write it in paper but I’m typing it here. I find it easier to connect with my brain if I type (with a serif font) instead of exercising my hand with a pen. Continue reading


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Geek Chic Cosmetics: This Is My Design and Strange Aeons

Yesterday I received my very first order from Geek Chic Cosmetics.  After spying on their website for a very long time, I decided to give it a go with their 4th of July sale.  It was perfect timing because a few weeks earlier they had released their Hannibal-inspired collection called This Is My Design.  Obviously I had to try it!  It also was the perfect excuse to pick up some samples of their Cthulhu/Lovecraft-inspired collection—called Strange Aeons—that I’ve been eyeing since its release.

Geek Chic Cosmetics’ eyeshadows

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Daily Makeup: Summer 2014

I don’t think I need to write this: I’m a daily makeup user.  I love makeup.  I love reading about it, thinking about it, applying it, and buying it.  It may sound obsessive but it’s not because… me?  I’m a little miser.  I spend a lot of time thinking—Do I need this? What am I going to do with this? Where am I going to put it? This looks similar to…—about the thing(s) I want to buy before I buy it/them.  Therefore I end up not buying many of the things I like or choose at first.  This happens with e v e r y product I touch or desire.

Having said that, I want to make a series of posts about makeup because I always wanted to write about it.  It’s silly—but a silliness that makes me happy.  Today’s post consists of the products I use every day, my “basic” makeup routine.  I want to keep a record of the products I love, just in case I change them and I want to go back to them at some point.


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