Gettin’ my 90s on- Test Human product review: Nyx Jumbo Eye pencil


Oh, the quest to find a perfect black eyeliner to colour in my waterline (that wee band of tissue between your lashes and actual eyeball).. i spent many hours and several dollars (because i didn’t understand quality vs price) back in my Goth teen years searching for a prize in this category.

Today, I’m getting my 90s on, and testing the Jumbo Eye pencil in Black Bean by cruelty-free makeup lovelies Nyx!

I was surprised right off the hop by how inexpensive this gem was- $6.99 CAN plus tax at Shopper’s Drug Mart ( for those of you lovely readers who aren’t Canadian- this is a pharmacy..not a place to score. lol!).

The packaging is very secure.. it took me several tries and a bent fingernail to prise away the plastic safety seal. The product itself is creamy and glidey.. and non-glittery! ( do NOT attempt to line your waterline with a glittery liner.. ouch!!)

I lined below my lashes with some concealer to hopefully minimize the dreaded “melted raccoon eyes” effect that seems to usually happen.. so now I wait! Applied at 915am.


update: it is now 230pm- and i haven’t retouched the liner. It still feels great! There HAS been some creepage under my outer corners, and into my tear duct. The centre of my bottom lids remain, as do almost my entire upper waterlines. I’m not sure if my concealer-boundary line has actually helped, or if it has made it worse.. but this is definitely one of the better liners I’ve used! .. AND with no animal testing!



Trailer Renos continue.. waterproofing woes.

Arg!! Le siigh.

There’s waterproofing… and then there’s “Says it’s Waterproofing on the Overly Expensive Tiny Can, but is Actually No Such Thing”. It turns out that i have expensively purchased, and the Werehusband has laborously applied, just such an epic failure.

I bought TWO precious little cans of a Highly Popular and Often Recommended brand of roll-on trailer roofing sealant. I don’t wanna say the name.. but it is HIGHLY POPULAR.. like, probably one of the very first white roof coatings that would pop up on a Google search. Just sayin’.

HOW MANY LEAKS CAN THERE BEEEEEE??? I’m starting to feel like Glennie is going to make a better pasta sieve than a Hair Lair!!

It turns out that September has been a deceptively busy time for our family- so Glennie has been slightly back burnered. Luckily, from a Human Safety perspective, it’s also been a busy time for our Electrician Buddy.. so the wiring isn’t affected by the deluge of misfortune.. cos it doesn’t exist yet!

I don’t kniw why, when building a mental schedule of trailer repairs for Glennie, I didn’t account for the Monster starting Junior Kindergarten.. this has been a great adventure for him, and a rather much-needed crash course in “Daaamn, my days go by fast now!!” for me! (We aren’t doing before-or-after school care.)

Many thoughts rushing through my Kitty Brains today! But.. never fear! Glennie WILL be finished in style! (eventually) The leaks WILL be sealed! (with my tears, if necessary!)… And until then, rockin’ rolling awesome hair will continue to be done in my Hair Lair!

Now, as i pull myself outta this little funk here.. check out a local news article on me and Glennie! We made the paper! 🙂 HERE: