SmashBox Double Exposure – Comfy Girl’s Lat...

 

Smashbox Full Exposure | Comfy Girl with Curls
Smashbox Full Exposure

I have had the Smashbox Full Exposure palette for a couple years now, and while I wasn’t a huge fan of it at first, I now use it more than my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. I am really enjoying the matte colors in Full Exposure, and I find they make for a nice, no effort-natural eye when I’m rushing before work (which, let’s be honest, is everyday before work).

For awhile now, I’ve been on the look out to expand my eyeshadow collection. As I have been doing so, SmashBox Double Exposure has been on my radar. I have been picking it up and putting it down everytime I go into a Shoppers Drugmart, but have been unable to bring myself to spend the $66 on it.
Then last week I managed to find it for $45 CAD and I caved. So here it is featured on Comfy Girl’s
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Accepting “The Selfie” – Notes From a...

Since starting this blog, I have taken more selfies than I have in my whole life.

I am not saying I have taken an obscene amount of photos the past two months (though the boyfriend may beg to differ), but rather that up until the start of 2016, you can count how many selfies I have taken on two hands. This is because I was a self-titled “Selfie Hater”.

 

IMG_0157_FotorMy friends disregarded selfies, so I did too. 

From grade 1 to grade 12, I was part of the French Immersion program at my school.

I am not meaning to generalize, but I have always felt that either the program itself, or the type of family that chose to put their kids in French immersion, tended to produce teenagers with a more global set of values.

By high school, a good percentage of the kids in my classes were already mini social/ environmental/ political activists, and many preferred the rhythm of their own drum over beauty trends and taking pictures of themselves (unless they were really cool and artistic pictures, of course). This overall awareness of ideas like “the societal construct of beauty” and of conforming to the norm, grew within me an overall aversion to something as mainstream as selfie taking.

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Big Chop Inspiration – My Friend, Tilda

For any of you considering it, here’s some Big Chop Inspiration for you! It takes a lot of courage to make the decision to ‘big chop’, especially when even in the natural hair community, there is so much focus on long hair. (Think “length checks” and “length retention tips”.)

Personally, I think there is so much beauty in short hair, and even more so in the confidence of someone rocking the style.

This is why I was so extremely proud when a good friend of mine decided to Big Chop. First for the health of her hair, and two because I knew she would own the look.

Here she is sporting a beautiful TWA:

TWA - Big Chop Inspiration | Tapered Cut Natural Hairstyle

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Mini Haul – ComfyGirl’s Latest Buys

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Behold the first of what will be an ongoing series of relatively short posts featuring my latest purchases (be it hair product, makeup, or just something cool I found around town.)

The idea behind this series are not to give in-depth reviews, but to show you what additions I am making to my cupboard/drawers/closet/etc. If I feel strongly about something I bought, however, or if people show interest in hearing more, a review is definitely not out of the question.

So I would love to hear your thoughts on what I’ve picked up!

– Have you tried it? Is it on your list? Do you want a to hear more? Is there something you think I should buy?? Let me know!


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Why I Love #29DaysofBlackCosplay

I have recently discovered the gem of a blog that is BlackGirlNerds.com, and through them I have discovered the #29daysofblackcosplay tag. In case this seems like gibberish to you, this is a tag that celebrates black people in cosplay (which is the act of dressing up as a character from a movie/tv show/anime/comic book/ etc). Needless to say I have been refreshing my twitter feed non-stop under the tag to see what new images pop up!

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