the detox market

Find a place that clears your mind and let’s the most ridiculous of thoughts flow. Once they start flowing, write as if your life depended on it. Some of the greatest ideas come from a place of tranquility. This is my humble place.


Attempting to be Snow White - a girl who spent all of her puberty getting her beauty sleep - on almost no sleep at all!  Yeah, a really good idea.

My face is so puffy and swollen today.  But my makeup has been really lovely lately! I am trying a number of new products out since I discovered you can get samples of so many lovely things from The Detox Market (4 good-sized samples for 10 dollars with shipping in the US).  I’ve probably put down like, 50 dollars on samples in the last two weeks.  There were a lot of green beauty products I wanted to try that I couldn’t swatch even if I could walk into a Sephora, and this was a brilliant alternative.  I’ve mostly been trying face and skincare products, but I hope to go back for more color cosmetics eventually.  They offer samples from so many good brands I already love or want to try: Rituel de Fille, Ilia, RMS, Vapour, Ecobrow, w3ll people, Indie Lee, Briogeo, Rahua, and Kjaer Weis all spring immediately to mind.  Being able to test colors and formulas when you have an unusual skin color or sensitive skin is such a big deal.  So I might have gone overboard in my excitement to get so many multi-use samples of things I can’t even afford to get right now, but who can blame me?

Vapour Stratus Instant Skin Perfector in the shade 902, used as primer
Ilia Vivid Foundation in Santorini, applied with the Sephora Pro Collection Flawless Airbrush #56
w3ll people Bio-Correct Multi-Action concealer in the shade Light (undereyes only)
w3ll people Realist face powder
The Body Shop lip & cheek stain in Red Pomegranate
Vapour Stratus Soft Focus Instant Skin Perfector in the shade 902, used as highlighter

Ecobrow in ‘Liz’ on my brows
RMS beauty Contour Bronze as a crease shade
RMS beauty eye polish in Myth on my lid
DHC pro perfect double protection mascara
Bite beauty multistick in Anise applied to the inner corner of my eyelid
NARS eye pencil in Vogue Rose on the lower lashline
primed/set with the same w3ll people realist powder

same Body Shop lip and cheek tint
Lipstick Queen lipstick in Medieval