Hello, everyone! I guess I will start with the basics here. I’m 33, very fair (NW15 is a tad too dark for me), acne-prone and have blue eyes/blonde hair. Cosmetics has been an interest of mine since my teenage years. With my best friend in tow, I would walk up to the local pharmacy actually named Drug Palace (!) and look for any new finds. One particular favorite was what looked like a book of matches but the tips were actually fuschia lipstick. Not the most flattering, but fun all the same.
I became really immersed in cosmetics and skincare when I joined the Kevyn Aucoin beauty forum back in 2001 and met many like-minded gals such as co-publisher Sheila. This was the place where I learned so much about the different brands available, what colors suited my skintone and application techniques.
My interest in beauty has branched out to a few different areas, including a love of Japanese and Korean cosmetics. Many of their skincare products are life-savers for my oily skin and the packaging on their makeup is so cute, or kawaii! I am also interested in eco-conscious brands and becoming aware of what’s in my products. I do have to be completely honest – just because I’m aware of what’s in those items doesn’t mean I have managed to ditch every non-green product in my regimen. There are some products too good to give up, but I have been able to keep those to a minimum, thankfully.
On that same note, one of my biggest interests is environmentalism and working towards clean air. I also enjoy Japanese anime/manga, gaming, reading just about anything from articles on bowling to aviation, and listening to music ranging from Fleetwood Mac to opera.
I look forward to sharing my reviews and any tips or tricks I have with our new readers. My reviews will always be 100% honest, real and uncensored. I hope you will continue to come back and see what’s in store for our new, exciting site!