#EOTD - Dirty Taupe Eye Makeup

#EOTD – Dirty Taupe Eye Makeup

I’ve decided that this is my aesthetic jam for winter 2K14: taupe and brown, a nod to the nineties in itself, but given an urban warlock twist with an oil-on-the-sidewalk sheen. There’s nothing I like more…


My Five Favourite Pinterest Accounts

I’ve been a bit out of sorts for a while now, with not much to do beyond cocooning myself under the blankets all day, mindlessly refreshing Tumblr and throwing myself back into the…

#EOTD - Straight Liner with Benefit They're Real! Push Up Liner

#EOTD – Classic Straight Eyeliner

Happy Power Liner Friday! Just a quick look for today; I’ve been kind of sick and out of it for a while now, so I haven’t been feeling up to creating anything too…

June Hair Update - Original & Mineral pastels

June Hair Update – a bold take on coral pastels

I’ve decided that my personal aesthetic this winter is of a fat urban cyber-warlock: straight lines against long drape cardigans that brush the back of my knees, black skinny waxed denim jeans, doc boots,…

#EOTD - Soft Rounded Eyeliner

#EOTD – Neutral Eye with Soft Rounded Eyeliner

I am an avid worshipper of the dagger-sharp eyeliner flick. My theory is that if I’m is going to wear eyeliner, then it needs to be so sharp, so pointed, so lethal that I could use…

#EOTD - Warm Brown Eye with Benefit They're Real! Push Up Liner

#EOTD – Warm Brown with Benefit They’re Real! Push Up Liner

Sometimes it’s nice to wear a sleepy, smudgy, sloe-eyed look, y’know? It’s a fresher take on a traditional smoky eye that swaps heavy dark shadows for lustrous warm shades of brown and taupe,…

Don't Forget To Wash Your Brushes!

Don’t Forget To Wash Your Brushes!

Don’t forget to wash your brushes this weekend! Clean ALL The Brushes Help! My Makeup Brush Is Shedding!

#EOTD: Black Slash

#EOTD: Black Smoky Eye

EMBRACE THE DARKNESS. Products used: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Candlelight eye primer, NYX Black Bean jumbo eye pencil, MAC Shroom eyeshadow, MAC Nehru eyeshadow, MAC Rondelle eyeshadow, MAC Moth Brown eyeshadow, Illamasqua Abyss…

swatchgirl.com's Fourth Birthday Giveaway

swatchgirl.com Fourth Birthday Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my all time favourites giveaway to celebrate swatchgirl.com’s fourth birthday! I loved all the entries (and got some good new beauty tips of my own!), but I loved Jennifer…

swatchgirl.com's Fourth Birthday Giveaway

swatchgirl.com’s Fourth Birthday Giveaway

A few days ago swatchgirl.com turned four years old. I’m inordinately proud of that, as it’s a testament to my stubbornness: four years is a hell of a commitment. Most blogs last only…

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