ABOUT ME


Who is Dovey? 
          I'm a twenty-something medical student with a penchant for all things beautiful. I live in the city of Chicago, which gives me access to a myriad of cosmetic and perfume delights.

Who is Baby Bird?
         She's a secondhand poodle with an attitude that makes brief cameos on Cute and Mundane. I strongly support pet adoption; you may have noticed that I keep a link to Petfinder on Cute and Mundane!

What makes Cute and Mundane unique?
          My blog motto and mission has always been ' Beauty without borders'. For me, beauty doesn't just stop at makeup reviews. I incorporate my love for art, culture, and travel into the posts I write. I hope to inspire readers and other bloggers to think outside the box and embrace their own beauty inspirations.

What are your passions?
          Before makeup, I had a passion for pens, pencils, and everything related to art. Ever since I could hold a crayon, I've been drawing, coloring, and painting everything I could get my hands on. This love and talent for art has certainly drawn itself out in Cute and Mundane. I take a lot of care in creating and curating photos for my posts. Plus, I love to incorporate my love of art and art history into my unique Inspired by Art series!

         As someone whose family history spans multiple continents, languages, and cultures, I'm fascinated by travel, whether it be across America or overseas. I love sharing thoughts on the places I've been, whether it be the wilderness of Yellowstone National Park or the Louvre museum in Paris, France. You'll find tidbits of from my travels scattered throughout the blog as well!

Perfume, anyone?
          I've been blessed (or perhaps cursed) with a nose that has a knack for picking up even minute odors and fragrances, whether they be pleasant or onerous. Over the past couple years, I've applied my sensitive nose to sniffing out perfumes. Smelling the symphony of notes present in a perfume can be a challenge, so I've written my reviews as a roadmap that any budding perfume lover can use to understand scents. I highly recommend you check out my perfume reviews here!

What is your skintone / foundation color?
            I have light neutral to cool East Asian skin. My skin tans easily, so there's variation between seasons which you may notice on arm swatches. In winter I'm almost fair, while in summer I'm almost medium. I wear NARS Deauville / Santa Fe and Chanel Perfection Lumiere B20 and would guess that I'm a MAC NC20.

How can I contact you? 
           Please see the "Contact/PR" section of the blog.

Can I copy or republish content and/or photos from Cute and Mundane?
           No. Please do not copy or republish content from this blog. All photography and content on this blog are subject to copyright laws.