Beauty: Eyeliner, a comparison

So for the life of me I just cannot use a pencil or pen eyeliner to line my top eyelid. It doesn’t matter if it’s a felt tip, a this, that, or the other, it just doesn’t work. As a matter of fact, I can only use a pencil eyeliner on my lower waterline and it has to be a soft tip. As you can see, make-up is definitely not one of my strong points.

If you’ve noticed, sometimes I do rock a pretty killer cat eye (with the flick on the side) – and so I have been complimented (this is to let you know that this isn’t just my opinion)  and I do this using a gel liner in the pot with a brush.

So, much like I tried a couple of different mascaras which you can read about here, I went in search of the best gel pot eyeliner.

The Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner is where it all began. It is a drug store brand, one of many that I have tried (but this was 7+ years ago which is why the others are not included in this review) and it was definitely the best of them all. It comes with a brush that is super easy to use and has been one of my Read More

Feature Interview: Kathryn Nurse x Immortelle Beauty

So, when I came across the Immortelle Beauty line a few years ago and followed the brand owner on twitter her bio read “I drive a manual truck in 5 inch heels.” Now, my parents made me learn to drive a stick shift – as in I didn’t drive an automatic until I had a license in hand. However, I could not do it in shoes. No joke, I would take my boots, flip flops, you name it, off to drive. So Kathryn’s bio set me some goals that I can proudly say I have managed to achieve!

So now, meet Kathryn Nurse, boss babe behind the Caribbean owned skin care line – Immortelle Beauty.

How did Immortelle Beauty come to be?
I trained as a Cosmetic Chemist at an R&D research lab in New Jersey. Immortelle Beauty came out of me wanting to come up with my own concepts and truly take ownership of the products I made throughout the entire development, marketing and sales process. I wanted everything to be mine and me to be the face of the products as well. So I decided to move home to Trinidad and start my little company.

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Product Review: Immortelle Beauty

Let’s talk all about Immortelle Beauty! Immortelle is the baby of Kathryn Nurse who sent me some product just a few days before Christmas and it was probably one of my better received gifts last year.

Immortelle is a Caribbean skincare brand that is formulated and packaged right in the West Indies – in the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. It is Caribbean to the core as even the branding is done by a Caribbean branding firm!

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Beauty: The Mascara Experiment

So, once in a while, I write about make-up. Here, you can read what my daily make-up routine once was. And here, you can see what was the catalyst that pushed me towards paying more attention to, and taking better care of my skin. I realized the less blemishes to hide, the easier and less time consuming get ready would be – sort of like using photoshop to edit pictures.

All of that being said, my go to cosmetic item is mascara. I am a sucker for long, thick eyelashes. I have the length, however, I do not have the volume. So I have been on a multi year scavenger hunt for the mascara that does this for me. Note: all of my mascaras are always in the blackest of black in the waterproof formula that I can find in the specific line.

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