Hey there!  I started this blog as a place to swatch all of my makeup – “project swatch” – but at the moment it’s more of an all purpose beauty blog. I tend to focus on reviews and comparisons, with a focus on drugstore makeup (though I also discuss my mid- and high- end favorites!). I posted frequently for a few years, then stopped completely for a couple years, and now I am posting occasionally.

Here are some of my favorite makeup products – all links are to my reviews:

My favorite brands are ever- changing, but right now, I especially love Guerlain, Hourglass, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Wet n Wild, Jordana, and Revlon.

My favorite nail polish finishes are scattered holos, jellies, and multichomes. And I love thermal polishes!

I have light skin with olive undertones – my best match is usually Koh Gen Do Aqua in 213.  MUFE Y225 (formerly 117) is also a good match, and MAC NC15 is decent. I have normal to dry skin – more normal in the summer, and it can be quite dry in the winter.

Photographs on this blog are taken with a Canon PowerShot SX230HS, a Canon EOS Rebel T3i, or an iPhone.

Please feel free or contact me anytime via email.