MAC Heroine Lipstick Review and Swatches: A Relatively Wearable Purple

I recently edited my lipsticks and finally decided on which colors/ products to keep — and yeah, Heroine made the cut. If you showed me a swatch of Heroine a year ago, I’m sure I would not use wearable as a word to describe it. Funny how “wearable” changes over time.   The color on the tube is a really crazy scary color.  I almost just ignored it when I saw it. It seemed like an impractical buy — something I can only wear to costume parties (and I don’t go to costume parties). But being the stubborn woman that I am, I swatched it on my lips.  I didn’t want what-ifs lingering at the…

Sun Protection Week: Day 4 – A Quarter Teaspoon of Biore UV Perfect Face Milk On Human Face

The next few days of sun protection week will be of me slathering a quarter teaspoon of sunblock on my face. In Day 1, I mentioned that 2 milligrams of sunblock per square centimeter of skin is needed to get the SPF rating as written on the label. I don’t own a weighing scale sensitive enough to measure milligrams so I’ll be using the measuring spoon approximation. Check out Robyn’s attempt on 2mg per cm². Vanessa told me that it’s possible to apply that much with Biore’s UV Perfect Face Milk (and still manage to look decent.) I freaked out…

Olay Age Protect Anti-Aging Cream: Emptied and Reviewed

I’ve already tried a lot of Olay moisturizers: Oil of Olay, Age Protect, Total Effects (Normal, Gentle, and Blemish-prone), Regenerist Superstructure SPF 30, Natural White Night Cream, and Natural White SPF 24. Of all of them, Age Protect is my favorite. It’s straightforward and BS-free. Even the name is clear cut, unlike the fancy-sounding “Regenerist.” I got to know about it when I was looking for the discontinued Olay Total Effects Blemish-prone Skin variant. Since that variant wasn’t available anymore, I looked for any other Olay moisturizer that has salicylic acid on the label—this one does. I almost didn’t buy…