Snails on a Plane!
Chel from Holy Snails and Fiddy from Fifty Shades of Snail are in New York RIGHT NOW for the first in-person snailing including maybe recording some new Snailcast episodes and certainly the EXO concert. Follow on Instagram Stories, it’s going to be WILD (I just put the Barefoot Moscato and White Girl Rosé in the fridge LOL).
Lupus Sucks, Help Me Raise $$$ to Fight It
In the beauty community, we often talk a lot about self-care, but the concept has become commercialized and exploited by companies to sell overpriced beauty stuff. Fuck that.
For some people, self-care still has profound meaning, and is absolutely necessary for their physical and emotional well-being. Here I’m thinking of people I know with chronic, sometimes excruciating diseases like lupus. A cold sheet mask can be necessary for relief from pain. A well-formulated product can help skin heal from an immune system attack.
But it shouldn’t be like that; things need to change. 90% of people living with lupus are women, and women of color are at especially high risk. So far, one drug approved by the US FDA has been designed and developed specifically for lupus. It shouldn’t be that way, and I intend to help.
I’m participating in the annual Walk to End Lupus Now in NYC on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to help raise money to fight against lupus. Want to donate? That widget thing below will take you to my page. All money goes straight to the Lupus Foundation of America. ?
Missha x Viki Giveaway
Missha US is giving away free passes to kdrama streaming site Viki when you buy from the Missha US shop. Details here.
To help get the word out about the promotion, Missha sent me some of their products — and one US-based reader (sorry, not my rules) can win those same products by visiting my Instagram post about the promotion and tagging a friend who needs to know about it. This giveaway ends Friday, 28 April.
The Lipstick League – week of 4.18.17
Question of the Week: Are you a depotter, or do you prefer to keep your products in their original packaging?
I have a Z-Palette, but I rarely use it. I much prefer products in their original packaging for some reason. Then again, many of my favorite products come in very basic packaging (Pat McGrath pigments), so it’s not even about the fancy packaging. Maybe it’s about…not kicking fairy dust from one unrelated pan to another? I dunno man, makeup psychology is weird.
EauMG – It’s Perfume Playoffs! I’ve put my favorite cherry blossom perfumes into competition to see which one comes out the champion.
fanserviced-b – I’m a big fan of Sunday Riley’s $105-per-ounce Good Genes, but I don’t love the price, so I tested 16 other lactic acids in hopes of finding a dupe.
Gouldylox – This new Wonder Brush and Blush from It Cosmetics seem too good to be true. Can the brush actually deliver? I’ve tested it and I have thoughts. Let’s discuss!
My Beauty Bunny – Urban Decay’s brand new Rehab Makeup Prep line is designed to prep your face for makeup AND cleanse it at the end of the day! I’m letting you know if I think the collection is a hit or a miss.
Nouveau Cheap – NYX is coming to Walgreens! Why is this exciting? I break it all down for you here.
Phyrra – I’ve got everything you need to know about What’s New in Cruelty Free Makeup!
Prime Beauty – is reviewing Neutrogena Naturals in celebration of Earth Month. This is green beauty that is affordable and available at the drugstore!
we heart this – Sing it with us: “Bathe like an Egyptian!” Then, check out The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Body Care Collection. (Hey, that kinda rhymes.)
Beautygeeks – gets into the geeky formulation details of Riversol, a derm-created line for sensitive skin; here’s how to get a 2-week trial kit for just $3 shipping (CAN/USA)!
Blushing Noir – What if I told you a SMART MIRROR exists & it tells you all about your skin woes as well as the best products to use AND what order to use them in? This is not a drill – you NEED the HiMirror Plus Skincare Analysis Mirror in your life ASAP …and it’s not as expensive as you might think (but I’ll give you a coupon code anyway)!
Clumps of Mascara – I’m late to this but turmeric in skincare is my new favorite thing. And a turmeric scrub? I’m in love!
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
EauMG is Currently Craving: I’m loving Pinrose’s newest makeover. But, what I love even more is the fragrance Sun Saint. I want to smell like I’ve left all my worries and ran away to a tropical island paradise.
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