“i have no special talent. i am only passionately curious.” // a. einstein*

i am, as the saying goes, a jack of all trades, and a master of pretty much… none.

this is not to say i don’t have a few tricks up my sleeve, and a handful of tips to share. i’m a whizz at folding a fitted sheet, i’m pretty solid at whipping up a risotto and i can wrap a gift like nobody’s business. none of these, much to my dismay, are marketable traits; alas.

of course, upon my travels through the years, (as in, aging as opposed to flights abroad), i’ve picked up a few tricks from those a bit more clever than myself.

i’ve learned that apple cider vinegar is the best multi-purpose cleanser – use it for shinier hair, whiter teeth, a happier belly, and for clearer skin. use a peach-toned matte shadow for a sheer under-eye brightener, and to cover up irritated, splotchy skin. need to retouch your liquid liner? mascara and an angled brush will do the trick. (a well-timed sneeze and a thick coat of mascara also stands in for an instant smokey eye.) lacking oomph at the crown? skip hairspray at the end of your styling sesh, and spray it at your roots while your hair is still wet and style as usual. boom – your hair will be as high as martha stewart and snoop dogg. and finally, if you had to choose just one product to save you from a plain face, opt for a nude-plum lip colour. you can get away with almost anything with one quick slick – on lips, dab a bit on your cheeks, and swipe a sheer wash of it on your eyelids, and well, you’re ready to go.

now, don’t say i never did anything for you.






➝ source : eye shadow in blanc type via mac

➝ source : witchery mascara via rouge bunny rouge

➝ source : sachajuan root lift via b-glowing

➝ source : siren lip stick in chère via vapour organic beauty

*some have shark-week. i have einstein.


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