Back to Old Habits

What we see here, folks, is a common occurrence: Karina all dressed up with nowhere to go. A not so common sight: Karina wearing makeup from the drugstore. As I've said in previous posts, I've been using makeup with more natural ingredients. However, I was broke, had finished most of my products, and had some…

Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Lipstick Review

I was really excited to try out the Burt's Bee's lipsticks because I'm a huge fan of their products, particularly their lip balms. I bought these about two months ago around the time that I decided to switch to less-toxic makeup. I wanted to make the switch as quickly and conveniently as possible. At $8…

Switching to Less-Toxic Makeup!

It used to be that I could slather on any makeup product without checking the ingredients first. But lately, I've been wondering about what goes on my skin. I started looking up some of the ingredients that were in my cosmetics. What I found was really scary: that a majority of them have been found…

The “Effortless” Cool-Girl Look for Less

Now, don't get me wrong. I love brands like Glossier and Milk Makeup. They have an "I'm not even trying" vibe that I've been identifying with more and more. But $26 to look like you're not wearing foundation? And another $20 for some added color to your cheeks and lips? It's just not worth the…

My Favorite YouTubers

I probably spend more time on YouTube than any other website (Reddit is a close second). It's a big source of my inspiration, and it's what got me into makeup so long ago. Apparently I'm subscribed to 53 channels! Most of those are comprised of fashion channels, but some of them are about random topics…

MAC ‘Del Rio’ Lipstick Review

 MAC's lipsticks are some of my favorite. I own a couple of them from their matte line, and I've tried some of their cremesheens. However, my favorite formula has to be their satin finish. MAC's satin lipsticks are semi-matte, so they aren't as drying as completely matte ones, but they still offer the same amount of pigmentation. Del Rio is described as a…