A long overdue makeup review on Evalina Beauty, a new cruelty free Vancouver based cosmetic brand. Currently available only through their site, Evalina Beauty prides themselves on products that will help you achieve a natural glam that is fuss-free and easy to use. The do also sell a sponge (pictured) and brush sets but part of the appeal of Evalina is that the product and your hands are all the tools you need to create a selfie worthy makeup look.
For the review I used the Evalina sponge for the Dew Beauty Benefit Cream but for the highlighter and shimmer stick I just used my fingertips to blend. They also recently launched a cheek and lip stain that I assume can also be applied with your fingertips.
I don't know about y'all but this is my third week in self-isolation and a lot of my day revolves around creating Tik Toks, video chats and watching IG Live workouts (and sometimes even doing them!) We've all joked about how our homes are cleaner than ever and some of us have indulged in those Instagram challenges which is 2020's version of a chain email. One of the challenging is to share your work from home space and I have some serious envy seeing everyone's workspace - particularly those that have more than one room (hello studio apartment life.)
While a lot of us, understandably, aren't shopping at the moment, there is something to be said about an at-home workspace that helps you get into productivity mode when it's time to buckle down and Zoom non-stop.
Here is a list of some Vancouver-based business & people to make WFH a little bit easier, plus they're all smaller accounts (10 thousand followers or less.) I am a firm believer that the companies we support now are the companies that can continue to exist and thrive post-pandemic so I don't want to hear about how Bezos could be doing more if you're still buying everything off Amazon.
How's self-isolation going? At the time of writing this (March 25) I am on day 11 and I am somehow at two extremes at the same time. On one end, my days are going by faster and I am feeling less bored day to day, on the other end, it can be really frustrating sometimes to feel cooped up at home.
While being cooped up at home I am really pushing myself to be able to push through content that people will be interested in all while figuring out to take all my photos in one very small apartment. The Silk'n ReVit is a device I've had for a few years now and I kept telling myself that one day I would do a little write up for y'all and the time has finally come. It only took over an entire year and a pandemic.
But yeah, follow along as I vacuum my face because what else am I doing now that I finished watching Tiger King (that shit was wild.) Seriously, social distancing has put by social life on a standstill so at least something is sucking my face.
This reoccurring category features skincare products I liked enough to use up, but did I like it enough to repurchase?
Items featured in this post include L'oreal Hydra Ultra-Fresh Toner, Nena Mineral Toner, Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic, The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution, Aēsop In Two Minds Facial Toner.
It is a weird and anxiety ridden time at the moment and we are all feeling apprehensive of what is unfolding and what is still to come. I had remarked earlier last week that I wasn't overly concerned and that lack of concern was concerning to me. As I went to depleted grocery stores and attended media events at half capacity I wonder if I was ignorant to what was really happening.
While I don't think I was dumb or foolish, I do think that details about COVID-19 are being made public at a rapid pace and with that my concern grew with it. It got to the point where as of mid-day Saturday I opted to do one top-up grocery run and cancel all of the plans for this upcoming week.
Let me preface this post by saying that this is just me rambling my own thoughts. I encourage y'all to do your own research and make informed decisions about how you choose to react. There are WAY too many influencers sharing DIY hand sanitizer formulas - just stop. You're embarrassing yourself.