July 18th, 2019

Scar Lion King Drag Makeup + Cosplay

Scar Lion King Drag Makeup | Sara du Jour Oh you thought I only cosplayed Disney Princesses, huh? In honour of The Lion King coming out today, I decided to do a little Scar drag makeup and cosplay.

I didn’t want to turn myself into a literal lion, so instead I drew inspiration from elements of Scar’s look in the animated Lion King movie and created this androgynous, humanoid Scar look. It’s a big departure for me, but honestly? I’m kind of digging it. Continue Reading →

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July 12th, 2019

Jessica Rabbit Cosplay + Drag Makeup

Jessica Rabbit Cosplay + Drag Makeup | Sara du Jour

Good morning class, welcome to Male Gaze 101. Please take your seats and turn to page 52.

I have so many questions when it comes to Jessica Rabbit, like how does she remain upright? And why is she not actually a rabbit? Her husband, Roger Rabbit, is a full rabbit, ears and all. Are we meant to understand that a rabbit married a human woman, and she took his surname of “Rabbit”? But alas, these are questions for another day. Let’s set aside our critical lens for a moment and focus instead on how to transform into one of the sexiest and most absurd animated characters that ever lived: Jessica Rabbit. Continue Reading →

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July 11th, 2019

How to Make Every Day a Productive Day

How To Make Every Day a Productive Day | Sara du Jour

Being more productive means you’ll get more done and make better use of your time. Businesses are hyper-focused on productivity, and our culture is obsessed with cramming more and more tasks into each day. Here are a few things you can do to improve your productivity without totally burning yourself out. Continue Reading →

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July 7th, 2019

Huda Beauty Neon Palette Makeup Look

Huda Beauty Neon Palette Makeup Look | Sara du Jour

We need to talk. Specifically about the new Huda Beauty Neon Palettes. Even more specifically about the orange palette, because I am SHOOK. Look at this colour payoff!!! But I’m getting ahead of myself. Continue Reading →

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July 1st, 2019

Off to the Races – Queen’s Plate Outfit

Racetrack Outfit | Sara du JourQuick links: lace top | satin skirt | straw boater hat | bamboo bag | shoes

I’d never been to a horse racing event before, so when a friend suggested we attend the 160th Annual Queen’s Plate this weekend, I was excited to dress for what I regarded to be, essentially, a costume party. A costume party with fancy clothes, fancy hats, and the horses in the back. (Yes, I had to sneak that in there somewhere.)

And you know I can’t resist a theme. Continue Reading →

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June 27th, 2019

Iridescent Pride Makeup ft. Unicorn Skin

Iridescent Pride Makeup + Unicorn Skin Review | Sara du Jour

As promised, here’s the sparkly, iridescent makeup I wore on Pride weekend to match my iridescent Pride outfit. I absolutely loved how this makeup turned out! It’s one of the simpler creative makeup looks I’ve done recently, but it went with my Pride outfit perfectly and I was feeling the fantasy all day long.

This comes as a surprise to absolutely no one at this point, but I’m a big fan of glitter. But with great power comes great responsibility, and I’ve learned some things about using glitter responsibly that I’d like to pass along to you. Continue Reading →

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June 23rd, 2019

Iridescent Pride Parade Outfit

Iridescent Pride Outfit | Sara du Jour

It turns out I’m too shy and embarrassed to pose for fashion photos amid a big crowd of people, so here are some photos of my look from today’s Pride parade…that I took at home. Continue Reading →

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June 21st, 2019

Hermione Granger Cosplay / Costume

Hermione Granger Cosplay | Sara du Jour

Hiiiiiii, welcome to my first full costume reveal of the year: a Hermione Granger cosplay! I’ve been sitting on this secret for months, so I’m thrilled to finally be able to share it with you. (That’s why my hair’s so big – it’s full of secrets.) Continue Reading →

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June 17th, 2019

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Review

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Review | Sara du Jour

Me again, back on #SkincareQuest2019. This time, reviewing Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask and Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer. If you’ve been considering trying either of these products yourself, keep on reading. Continue Reading →

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June 12th, 2019

How to Do It All (in 24 Hours)

How to Do It All (in 24 Hours) | Sara du Jour

Anyone else have a never-ending to-do list? Whether you’re single and living alone or are caring for a family, the 24 hours in a day seem to be stretched thinner and thinner. Continue Reading →

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June 11th, 2019

Lash Stash: Koko Lashes Haul + Review

Koko Lashes Haul and Review | Sara du Jour

If you’ve been a longtime reader of my blog, you might remember my last lash haul from back in December of 2015. I bought 5 pairs from House of Lashes, and have been wearing them for costumes, cosplays, and special occasions (sometimes cut up, sometimes whole) ever since. Since I don’t wear lashes on a daily basis, they last me a long time. And lashes last even longer if you invest in better quality ones, and take good care of them.

(Don’t put mascara on them and make them all clumpy! Remove the glue from the strip at the end of the night! Be gentle putting them on and taking them off! Don’t pull and bend them all out of shape! Store them properly so they stay protected!!!)

That’s why I haven’t needed to buy new lashes for almost FOUR YEARS. But I finally used them up, so here we are. Continue Reading →

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June 9th, 2019

The Girl with the Drag(on) Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | Sara du Jour

If you thought regular winged liner was hard, welcome to expert mode. As I’ve said before, I enjoy getting creative with makeup, and once the idea to draw a dragon tattoo in liquid liner entered my head, there was no getting rid of it.

I knew it would be a challenge, but I didn’t realize exactly how hard it would be. I guess I temporarily forgot that the dragon “tattoo” would extend to the side of my face, and that my eyeballs can’t really…see there. In short, I almost went cross-eyed doing this, and pushed my peripheral vision to its absolute limits. But nobody said being the mother of drag(ons) was easy. Continue Reading →

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June 5th, 2019

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas

5 Healthy Vegan Breakfast Ideas | Sara du Jour

I loooove breakfast and breakfast foods, but I hardly ever eat it. Most mornings, I wake up, get ready, and fly out the door as quickly as possible. But if it’s a weekend or a day I’m working from home, I love spending a few minutes putting together a beautiful (and super delicious) breakfast to start the day.

While I’m not strictly vegan (or strictly anything), I do try to ensure the majority of my meals are plant-based. Here are a few of my go-to quick and easy breakfast options. Continue Reading →

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June 2nd, 2019

Does Charcoal Powder Whiten Teeth?

Does Charcoal Toothpaste Really Work? | Sara du Jour

In today’s instalment of “Sara tests things from the internet”, I went to the dark side…literally. I had to know if charcoal powder toothpaste really worked for teeth whitening. In short, the answer is kind of – but it’s really annoying. Here’s the good, the bad, and the messy. Continue Reading →

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May 29th, 2019

Iridescent Unicorn Drag Makeup

Iridescent Unicorn Drag Makeup | Sara du Jour

I called this makeup look “iridescent unicorn drag makeup” because I didn’t really know what to call it, but welcome to my Polly Pocket/Care Bears/Sky Dancer/pastel glitter butterfly fantasy. AKA Taylor Swift’s new #aesthetic.

While I don’t need an excuse to attach rhinestones, glitter, and lashes to my face, in this case I happen to have one. Continue Reading →

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