Bridgerton Costume – Regency Ball Style
Happy Halloween month! I’ve returned to (hopefully) bring you some Halloween inspo. This past weekend I attended The Bridgerton Experience – a regency-themed ball. It was pretty spectacular, and nearly everyone really went all out with their regency-inspired looks. This was the Daphne Bridgerton-esque Bridgerton costume I put together for the occasion. Everything I got was very affordable – call that ballin’ on a budget. Literally. Continue Reading →
Jasmine Cosplay Makeup + Costume
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I’m so excited to share this Princess Jasmine cosplay transformation with you, I’ve been planning it forever. So leave your homes behind for a moment and take a quick magic carpet ride with me to Agrabah. Continue Reading →
How I totally cleared my skin in lockdown
This post has been a looooong time coming. I didn’t want to share my skincare routine before I finished testing everything, and was absolutely, totally sure my skincare routine worked (for me). Now, skin is completely individual, and what works for me isn’t guaranteed to work for you. All I can do is share the changes I made that took me from perpetual adult acne all through my 20s to clear skin. Hopefully, you’ll find something here helpful. Continue Reading →
Rare Beauty: What to Get and What to Skip
So: Rare Beauty launched at the beginning of September, and despite the initial assumption that this would be just another cash grab by a celebrity slapping their name on some mediocre makeup products (catered to preteens), it turned out to be pretty awesome and very fairly priced. I’ve gotta hand it to Selena Gomez and her team – I didn’t think I’d be purchasing anything from this launch, but after watching a bunch of Youtuber reviews, well, here we are. I’ve taken just over a week to test everything out myself, including wearing the products for a whole day to see how they last.
Some of these items I’m keeping, and some are getting returned. So let’s break down the good, the bad, and the…meh of Rare Beauty. Continue Reading →
Cruella de Vil Cosplay Makeup + Costume
Cruella de Vil is one BAD BITCH. So of course I eventually did a Cruella de Vil cosplay and makeup transformation. Of all the Disney villains, Cruella is probably the most fabulous, with her big fur coat, slinky black dress, blood red lipstick, and elbow-length gloves. She’s a fashion icon AND has hilariously insulting one-liners.
Once I had the whole Cruella outfit on, I definitely felt my inner bad bitch come out. Continue Reading →
Korean Skincare Haul: Klairs + COSRX
It happened. I finally got into Korean skincare. Like many other people, I decided to use this time in lockdown to finally figure out my skincare routine. I’ve struggled with sensitive, acne-prone dry(ish) skin my whole adult life, and I’d like to get clear, glowing skin – once and for all. Plus, my thirties are just around the corner, and I’d like to have an effective and complete skincare routine sorted before then. Continue Reading →
Ariana Grande Costume + Makeup
I’m back, wearing all the bronzer I own for this Ariana Grande costume and makeup transformation. I promise this is the closest I’ll ever get to blackfishing. 👀Aside from her occasional bouts of cultural appropriation, I’m a fan of Ariana Grande, especially this more recent chapter of her musical and style evolution.
But that’s not why I did this Ariana Grande costume. What happened was this. I ordered a pink oversized sweatshirt to lounge in during quarantine, and when I tried it on, the thought struck me to do a full Ariana Grande look, since she often wears oversized sweatshirts and thigh-high boots. Once the idea took root in my brain, there was no going back. Classic me. Continue Reading →
What to Get in the Sephora Sale (2020)
Sephora’s Spring Sale 2020 starts today for Rouge members, April 21 for VIB members, and April 23 for Beauty Insiders – which means 20% off, 15% off, or 10% off your total order, respectively. Wondering what to get in the Sephora sale? I gotchu.
I’ve put together this post to share my Sephora favorites, and which products I recommend you buy while prices are slashed. Their sale event only happens twice a year, so I wait and wait to stock up on all my holy grail products at a discount, or nab any big-ticket items I’ve had my eye on. Because buying things full-price is for suckas. (Use code “SPRINGSAVE” for your discount!) Continue Reading →
Maleficent Cosplay Makeup + Costume
Well, well. It is I, the world’s worst procrastinator, here to bring you the Maleficent cosplay makeup tutorial I meant to share last October when I took these photos. And what a different world it was! Now we’re in lockdown because of a global pandemic. Continue Reading →
Pink Hair, Don’t Care: Meet Quarantina
Well, we’re still in quarantine. I don’t know how you’re coping, but I’m doing everything I can to keep myself entertained and busy to prevent the darkness from creeping in. For me that means throwing myself into creative projects and transforming for fun.
It’s day 26 in my apartment as I write this, and on day 24, I had tickets to watch many of my favourite queens from Drag Race perform in Werq the World live – a streamed event broadcast around the world. It was Saturday night, and I planned to watch the show while video chatting some friends. So I decided to surprise them by showing up on Zoom in a drag look for the occasion. Continue Reading →
Shego Cosplay + Costume – Kim Possible
Welcome back! As promised, here’s my Shego cosplay from this year’s double Halloween costume. Want to see my Kim Possible cosplay instead? Go here.
Don’t know who Shego is? She’s the iconic baddie from Disney’s Kim Possible. She hurls green magic just as easily as she hurls snappy insults. Continue Reading →
13 Halloween Costume Ideas for Women
Let me start by saying this post isn’t just Halloween costume ideas for women – it’s Halloween costume ideas for anyone who wants to dress up as a woman/female character for Halloween. But the SEO ranking for that would be utter sh*t, so please forgive me. All genders are welcome to dress up as whoever and whatever they want – it’s 2019 y’all.
With just over a month to go before Halloween, it’s a good time to start planning your Halloween costume. Here are 13 costumes and cosplays I’ve done so far, to hopefully help inspire you – whether you’re going to a Halloween party or dressing up at home for fun. Continue Reading →