6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Makeup Products

6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Makeup Products | uptherollercoaster.com

We have less than a month less of spring and if you’re a spring cleaner like I am, you’re probably done all of the organizing and cleaning you can by this point. But last week I realized I completely forgot about my beauty stash! I tidied and purged the rest of the apartment, but my poor beauty drawers were left totally forgotten. Seems as I am going through the beauty stash a bit late in the game I thought you might enjoy following along and getting some tips as I go. Continue reading

Odylique Skincare for Acne Prone Skin

Odylique Skincare for Acne Prone Skin | uptherollercoaster.com

This post contains products that were sent to me for my consideration. Go here for my disclosure policy.

It’s been a while since I’ve done an Acne Busters post, but it’s been worth the wait. I’ve been testing out three skincare bits from Odylique, an organic beauty and skincare brand from the UK. I’m always excited to try new skincare, especially from a brand that loves and respects nature. The products are all handmade (I mean, wow!) and are cruelty-free. Talk about a brand that speaks right to my soul! Continue reading

Lise Watier Summer Collection – FOTD

Lise Watier Summer Collection - FOTD

This post contains products that were sent to me for my consideration. Go here for my disclosure policy.

As promised last week, I’ve put together a little makeup look using the Lise Watier Summer Collection. I tried to use as many products as I could from the collection in this look, and I had so much fun playing with the eyeshadows!

I don’t wear colour on my eyes very often – if I do wear eyeshadow on a normal day it’s probably a neutral wash with a little bit of something in the crease. I easily could have done that thanks to the great selection of neutral, cool-toned browns in this palette, but I wanted to push myself a bit. The blues were just calling my name – and I inadvertently matched my eyeshadow to my shirt. 😉

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Empties & Tosses #14

Empties & Tosses #14I’m starting to really really enjoy writing these Empties & Tosses posts. It’s not only nice to keep track of things I use up, but it feels like a nice, reflective way to look back on the month. Or maybe I’m just feeling poetic this morning. 😉

😘 = love (repurchase)
😊 = pretty great (consider repurchasing)
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Out of My Comfort Zone: Cool Toned Makeup

Out of my Comfort Zone: Cool Toned Makeup

About a month ago, Krystal and I were talking about how we don’t often push ourselves out of our comfort zones of warm toned makeup (for me) and cool toned makeup (for her). We both had an idea of doing a post about it and figured we might as well collaborate on it!

Cool toned makeup never really does it for me. I like warm golds and rusts, corals and reds. It’s not often that I’ll use taupe, silver or pink – and if I do, I use it sparingly. So it was about time that I set my mind to actually using a full face of cool toned makeup. Continue reading

How Much Does My Face Cost?

How Much Does My Face Cost?

This is terrifying to do – taking a look at the make up you use every day and calculate how much it cost you. I don’t even know what has made me decide that this is a good idea (I’m blaming Christine), other than I thought it would be fun. This would also vary day to day depending on what I wear, but I decided to go for a simple look and spare me too much heart ache.

I’ve had to google the prices I’ve used and some of them have been in foreign currencies, so they are according to today’s exchange rate which is unfortunately very dismal. Continue reading

Ethical Beauty Blogging

Ethical Beauty Blogging

The title of this post seems hyperbolic, but at the same time perfect. At any rate, it’s what I’m going with. I’ve been struggling for quite a while with whether or not to write this, or how to. It’s a tough thing to tackle. See, mainstream beauty blogging doesn’t meet up with a lot of my ethical standards. But I also don’t want to change what I do – I love testing out new products, I love the excitement of seeing new products dropping at the drugstore, Sephora, high end counters. Nothing gets me quite as excited. But then I go back to the ethics and I feel conflicted and guilty. What to do? Continue reading