My name is Nova and I am a beauty nerd with an MSc in Marine Biology. I first started this blog during my Masters degree, looking to add some fun to the days filled with research. I have always been a makeup enthusiast, but I really jumped into the deep end in 2016. Eyeshadow is definitely one of the main focuses of this blog, as I find it to be the most fun part of makeup. As for nails, I actually started painting my nails regularly in high school as a distraction technique from an OCD condition I had, but I quickly became very interested in nail art. Now, after ten years I am positively obsessed with nail polish and stamping!

On my blog I most often feature product reviews on cosmetics, nail polish and create nail art designs. I really enjoy zeroing in on whether a product has good value, so in all of my beauty reviews, I compare the amount of product you get for the price you pay against other similar products on the market. You would be surprised by how much product amounts can vary! My series Wow! or Waste? is an expansion on this, where I evaluate the value of new releases and whether they are worth your time and hard-earned money!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!