Vanity Project

Valerie Loftus
A beauty newsletter for people who have a lot of feelings about blush
Created 07 Jan 2021
  • everything i've ever tried from glossier, reviewed
    21 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 2 3
    I’ve seen quite a few people talking about the upcoming Glossier Black Friday sale — it’s the only time of the year that they offer a discount (usually 20%), so it’s a good time to stock up on your fa...
  • my favourite lipsticks for christian girl autumn
    24 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Loving autumn has replaced a personality for many people here on God’s internet. I’m not even exaggerating — I follow several American influencers who have been putting up their ‘fall decor’ and suffe...
  • your q3 empties report
    10 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    When you read this, I will be recuperating after my 30th birthday celebrations, but because I am DILIGENT and CONSCIENTIOUS I made sure to write this far in advance! Aren’t I good? We’re diving back i...
  • makeup memory lane #2
    26 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    In my first Makeup Memory Lane post, I took you all the way back to my Confirmation in 2004 to talk about the enduring power of olive green eyeshadow. At that point, I was already dabbling in the ‘alt...
  • those post-lockdown summer blues
    22 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    CW: body image chat God, I’m not a very good newsletter-er, am I? To be fair to myself, I’ve had a lot going on behind the scenes (I’m not trying to do the faux-coy influencer thing —“Can’t say much!”...
  • a veritable cornucopia of empties
    27 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    It’s been almost exactly three months since my last empties post! Can you believe? Time is a flat circle, etc. Well, I have been blitzing through stuff ever since and once again I’m ready to share my ...
  • anatomy of a shower
    30 May 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    I, along with literally hundreds of thousands of others, felt extremely seen by this tweet from makeup artist Gracey O’Connell (please follow her on Instagram and Twitter, she is fab): I am fascinated...
  • makeup for slugs
    05 May 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    I am having what I have taken to calling a Slug Week. It happens at least once a month these days. I work and eat and sleep, achieving little in my supposedly ‘free’ time. I spend many hours on social...
  • fenty beauty eaze drop skin tint: the world’s most confused foundation review
    11 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    This review was meant to go out this morning, but I have been flip-flopping on this foundation so much that I needed extra time to formulate my opinion. Seriously! I’ve never been this conflicted abou...
  • a bumper crop of empties
    28 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    How is everyone? I was going to ask if we’re all recovered from FriendsOfGlossier 50% Off Friday but since I haven’t actually received my order yet, I am still very much Not Over It. Apparently, this ...
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