About me

Hello there!

To better understand what in the world is going on here, see my “What Madness is This?” post.

If you’re wondering who I am, keep reading, I guess? I’m Nichol, also known around these parts as thenchonto and ashinynickel. I love makeup in a geeky fangirl sort of way. I am obsessed with the details of it, of mixing and matching elements and making it my own. If something is working well for me, I want to know why and how and what other products contain the same ingredients that I like so much.

I don’t shy away from the grosser elements, but I promise to warn you guys if I’m about to delve into something a little unsavory in a post. That said, bring on the cochineal and snail slime! I take the same approach to my food as to my makeup: if I’m not willing to prepare it and work with it in its raw form, I can’t justify consumption of the finished product. Sometimes getting to the source isn’t pretty, but that’s just the harshness of life. I’ll make sure to mention when I’m highlighting vegan ingredients and alternatives, though. If there’s something plant- or mineral-based out there that works just as well, I’m all over that shiz.

The import thing is making solid, informed choices and doing what you feel is best for you. If you feel it works for you and isn’t hurting anyone else, that’s cool. You just keep doing you, snowflake. And don’t forget to tell me about it. I’m here to learn, too. There’s no chance I’m going to be right or objective 100% of the time. I’m not magic.

And that’s about it. I’ll probably add more to this page as the blog develops, to give you a solid starting point for jumping into the madness. Enjoy!

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