The Beauty Critic

Highlights #25

It’s March. I’ve moved highlights to later in the month, as one does, I hope that feels okay! My treatment program ended at the start of the month, and I’m feeling a little weird about it. Adwoa Aboa’s Revlon collab is so cute and cheery-looking, and there’s a really ...

On Loving Beauty, Warts and All

For a long time, I’ve anxiously denied that what I feel for beauty is love. I’ve been calling it an obsession or a passionate interest. A fascination. How clinical it sounds written black on white! Of course, what I’ve truly felt is ambiguous, because there’s really no way ...

Tendency ; Apothecary

When I started these Tendency posts, I used the dreaded affiliate links to illustrate my point: Look! The thing I’m talking about is for sale!! But since affiliate links give me anxiety and I’d like to keep this blog as ad-free as possible, no more. I’m gonna be talking about ...

Highlights #24

Happy Highlight day! The sun has started creeping out of hiding, and I find myself THIS CLOSE to yelling at random trees and shrubs to hurry the hell up with buds and leaves and flowers so I can at least have some assurance that spring is on its way. Well, it’s a little way to go, but ...

A Profound Loneliness

‘Tis with deep and sincere regret I pen this note, dear reader, but I cannot bear to keep this from you much longer – I must confess that I have been come upon by an immense sense of melancholia. Having been pricked, bit and bled by needle and leech alike at the hands of well-meaning ...

Highlights #23

I skipped last month’s highlights so this edition will be a little thicker and juicier than usual, I’m sure you’ll forgive me! I’ve been extra selective about what I’m sharing, so you can be sure all these articles are worth your time. Having a “Glow” is the ...

Highlights #22

November has hit me like a cartoon anvil. When did it get so cold? And dark? And why have I been crying on a daily basis? Is this seasonal affective disorder, or am I relapsing? Why have I already forgotten what ripe stone fruits taste like? So many questions, none of them answered in this blog ...