Showing posts from July, 2022


Last month was the five year anniversary of Lorde 's sophomore release of Melodrama , which has since become one of the most influential albums in my life over that time. Although I have written about this album many times before, I never wrote a full review of it, so this felt like the perfect time to finally do so.  After taking a four year hiatus following her massively successful debut album, Pure Heroine , Lorde came back and better than ever in 2017 with Melodrama . This is a release that since became one of the best albums of the 2010s and also truly solidified her as a once-in-a-generation type of artist - what she did with Melodrama is just so amazing and can never be replicated. In the album's acknowledgements , she wrote "It’s been two years of breathlessness and hunger – a new sound, a new scene; a drink, a drumbeat." In a 2017 interview with The New York Times, she spoke of how she took inspiration from a night at a house party, "With a party, the


This Colourpop x Lizzie McGuire eyeshadow palette is what dreams are made of! These colorful pastels, mixed with the early 2000s nostalgia, is right on trend and has been an essential in my makeup routine all year.  I loved Lizzie McGuire when I was younger and when I saw my favorite brand, Colourpop , was collaborating with Disney for this palette, I knew I had to have it! This is a 12-pan palette made up of 5 metallics, 6 mattes and 1 pressed glitter and retails for $22 on their website.  Colourpop is one of the most dependable eyeshadow formulas on the market, and also just about all that I use in my makeup routine. Their metallics are always so smooth and ultra shiny while their mattes are soft, pigmented and easy to blend. All of the mattes are so bright and vivid, I never used a palette like this before. The way they look in the pan is exactly the way it looks when applied, which can be difficult to find. Many of the metallics have a duo-chromatic finish, which sealed the deal


Earlier this year ELF Cosmetics released such a cute collection with the coffee and donut chain, Dunkin'. As a lover of makeup and coffee (especially as an East Coast girl!) I just had to try out a piece of this collection! I was instantly drawn to this set of three mini eyeshadow palettes and couldn't wait to try them! For the past few months I have been using these 3 mini palettes all the time and have been loving the quality. These 12 shades take inspiration from all of the colors in a box of a dozen donuts - each shade named after one of their three famous flavors: chocolate frosted with sprinkles, strawberry frosted with sprinkles, and Boston Kreme. The packaging even resembles Dunkin's classic white donut boxes! I was familiar with this formula already because a couple of years ago I tried one of their other mini eyeshadow palette quads, called Hot Jalapeño . I loved how small and compact the product is, and also at just $3 it was an offer I couldn't pass up. It