What would you change about the world around you?

Hey Strangekittens. What would you change about your community, given the power? Today I want to see your opinions. They’re all important. I’m sick and I can’t do a make-up tutorial this week, I got to thinking about stuff I’d change about the community around me, and on a national level, if given the chance. I’m the type that keeps up with the news, especially political news and science. I as of yet, cannot vote at federal … Continue reading

Women, you should be pissed off…

…And motivated to stand up and do something about stuff like this, especially if you’re American. I for one, am a Kiwi ex-patriate living in canada. Yet this still makes me angry how anyone could presume to tell women, or anyone for that matter, what to do with their bodies and reproductive rights. I firmly, and unshakably believe that a person has the right to do as they please with their … Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day!

Hey Strangekittens. As you may have read, today is International Women’s Day. Some of the younger people among us may not understand why we have such days. These days are in respect to the women that came before us, they built the foundation of the countries you stand in. Without a woman, you wouldn’t even exist. We all have mothers, alive, dead, or ones we don’t like. Some of us … Continue reading

5 budget friendly ways to get your beauty fix

Hey Strangekittens! So, not all of us, (myself included) have much to spend on beauty products. But I get my fix, muhahah! Here are some places that you can get cheap (or free) goodies to play with. 1. The dollar store Yes, really! At nearly every dollar store I’ve been to, they have those Jordana makeup shelves. It’s great stuff to experiment with, if you wanna try a new color, … Continue reading

5 quick tips to improve your skin (and health)

Hey Strangekittens, here are 5 quick tips to improve your overall health and skin. 1. Don’t over wash. I have sensitive skin, so I only cleanse at night with a very gentle cleanser – Burt’s Bees Radiance Facial Cleanser, and with just cold water in the morning. This way my skin texture is pretty awesome most of the time, except some unavoidable PMS breakouts! The cold water also wakes me up quicker and de-puffs my … Continue reading

Eyes Wide -10 minute tutorial – How to make your eyes look bigger

Hey Strangekittens, here’s a quick tutorial on an easy way to make your eyes look bigger. It’s also a really natural looking everyday look. This is only for the eyes, I haven’t included doing your foundation/primer, which I did beforehand. I designed this so you can do it anywhere, even if you just have your make up and no brushes. I used my (clean) fingers! Before you ask, yes, my hair is really … Continue reading

Why we should all have personal projects

Hey Strangekittens, This morning I read an excellent piece on the importance of personal projects on my friends blog, Rookie Designer. (Jake Van Ness & Kitty Florido, both some of the best graphic designers I know and some VERY motivated sorts) He explained how having personal pet projects to do is important as a designer; I think, as any sort of artist too. It keeps your skills sharp, for one. But for … Continue reading

5 beauty, fashion and health blogs I read every day

Hey Strangekittens. Happy hump day! Today is a list post, wooo! Short and sweet. This is the stuff I read every day, when I first wake up. They’ve all proven to be consistent and an excellent source of valuable info for me. 1. Mark’s Daily Apple is about the Primal/Paleo lifestyle. I’ve been living this for a year now and can personally attest to the awesome results. Mark Sisson posts everyday, and it’s … Continue reading

Product reviews: Sugar Rose/Fresh Lip Treatments + JB Lip Balm

Hey Strangekittens, This month I’ve been spoiled with many Sephora visits, courtesy of my Beauty Insider card, and theweejenny giving me a hefty gift card for my birthday! So I thought I’d share reviews of my latest haul with you. I’m actually going to do two separate posts, one for the lip stuff, and another for the eye shadows. Today we’re looking at this year’s Sephora birthday gift for their members – a lip balm duo – … Continue reading

I love thrift stores! Tips for shopping on a budget

Hey Strangekittens! Did you have a good weekend? Mine was pretty nice. Saturday was my birthday, so was was a little bit spoiled. My husband took me to one of my favourite places: Value Village. Yes, really. (He took me other places too. Don’t worry, he’s not cheap lol) I found an awesome leather jacket there, check it out! I love second-hand stores. You can find some of the most awesome stuff … Continue reading