Who is Dovey?
City girl. 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 cosmetic, perfume, and high end delights.
Who is Baby Bird?
City dog. 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 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 (more on that below)!
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!
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 is your must-read series on Cute and Mundane?
My Inspired by Art series is quintessential example of my blogging philosophy. In my original series, Inspired by Art, I find a museum art piece I find personally inspiring, delve into a little art history, and how I've used it to color my makeup selections. It's my favorite series to write ... and the most loved amongst my readers. Other bloggers have emulated my 'Inspired by' series over the years with their own inspirations; now you know where it all started!
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!
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.
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