HIGHLIGHTS #16

Highlights are back, just like me! It’s may, it might be spring if you squint, and I’ve got extra juicy highlights for you. I’m in a gritty, gross depressive state right now and thus in great need of some sunshine and colour. Maybe a new pair of shoes. You know how it is.

Into The Gloss interviews my childhood crush, Isabella Rossellini. Remember Death Becomes Her? I saw it when I was a kid and it made quite the mark.

Deciem is a recent source for all sorts of drama, and with founder Brandon Truaxe’s latest tantrum on social media the future of the brand appears to be in serious jeopardy.

Ok, so this isn’t beauty related, but how cute are these blouses? (me, I’m dying for one of those cotton eyelet lace corselets people wore back in the day.)

This 2013 New York Times piece on the way other people’s opinions of us cause us anxiety is well worth revisiting.

Consider the beauty of a rose garden.

I’ve often expressed a desire to wear a fragrance that strikes fear into the hearts of my enemies – too bad this article is from 2016!

How to deal with creative dry spells – much needed reading for me!

Kim Kardashian’s new perfume launch looks kind of familiar. (personally, the bottle design creeps me out)

The faces women make in the mirror, sometimes while applying makeup, feature in this photo series.

A tiny $60 leather case to hold a single lipstick, for the woman who has everything.

Minimalism is hotter than ever, but what does the simple life really cost you?

I’m an uncomplicated woman – give me a dubiously effective skincare product in a cute bottle, I’ll buy it.

In yet another social media scandal, PopSugar knocks off influencer content – and adds their own affiliate marketing links. For shame.

Lip balm may well be my greatest vice, and this Scentbird collection feels unexpected from a fragrance agency. I love the little illustrations on the tubes, very cute (are icons making a comeback? Like emojis, but designer. Maybe.)

Speaking of scandal – here are alternatives to Deciem products now that the brand has lost all credibility.

Anxiety is my constant companion and this personal essay about using fashion and beauty to gain a sense of control really hits close to home.

Being the colour of copier paper, bronzer is a little scary to me. But this guide to bronzers might make me give it a shot. MIGHT.

OCC was one of the first beauty brands I loved – lip tar was early in the game with not only bright colours but a longwear liquid formula – but it looks like the brand isn’t surviving. This article details their legal troubles and what it really costs to be stocked in brick-and-mortar stores.

This MAC brush set comes in a giant lipstick. A GIANT LIPSTICK!!! Mama want!!

I’m obsessed with cyborgs (my copy of Simians, Cyborgs and Women by Donna Haraway looks like it’s been through a natural disaster) and I really enjoyed this article on the way fashion is embracing technologies that blur the lines between the digital and physical world.

These girls ruining their spray tans by crying and drooling cracked me up.

Inspo: Polka Dot

Photo by JUCO Creative Direction

3 thoughts on “HIGHLIGHTS #16

  1. Linnea

    Asså, det är så många lager i att materialet på kim kardashian-flaskan skapar superstarka venus från willendorf-vibbar och att det är en avgjutning av kims kropp. Min trötta hjärna orkar inte ens formulera nån analys, men ni fattar

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    1. Saffron

      Jaaaa gud det har du ju så rätt i! Kopplade inte alls till venus från willendorf förrens du sa det och det är ju verkligen den “ytan” de efterliknar. Jag tänkte först på att flaskan påminde mig om typ sexdockor, du vet sånadär realdolls med helt överdrivna proportioner? Tycker det är så underligt att marknadsföra en doft till kvinnor i ett format som är så tydligt format efter den manliga blicken, typ som en påminnelse om hur kvinnor “borde” se ut??? eller överanalyserar jag?

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  2. Linnea

    Asså, om man ska vara hård tycker jag typ att det är det som kardashian-familjens varumärke bygger lite på. Kvinnliga kroppar som är formade efter en viss mall och blick. Och det verkar ju sälja till kvinnor. Tänker att det kanske är för att de är förhållandevis öppna med hur ickenaturliga deras utseenden är? (tänker på typ kylie jenners och khloe kardashians transformationer) Svårt att sälja in bara en sexig kropp till kvinnor, men lättare att också sälja in drömmen om att leva upp till den manliga blicken? Ba att köpa ett contour-kit och göra tusen squats liksom.

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