Hi! It’s May! The sun is out!! I don’t know if it’s the vitamin D or a more cosmic kind of alignment that’s causing me to feel invigorated, but there’s something in the air. (Pollen?) I’m actually super mad about a lot of things, but a righteous anger isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
This should be required reading for everyone in the beauty business, no joke – Veblen’s theory of conspicuous consumption is painfully relevant, even 120 years later.
Glossier just doubled the size of their serums, but they’re keeping the same price. A good move, I think!
Dollar General, an American discount store, is launching a beauty line. Private labelling and in-house beauty brands aren’t so different, it seems.
In light of recent developments in abortion rights in the US, here’s how you can help. I’ve never set foot in america but I empathize greatly with the people affected, and worry about the ripple effect as western europe often looks to the US for guidance. Scary things. Get organized.
Here’s a lip colour search engine. It’s genius.
You may have seen beauty products and clinical treatments marketed as containing “stem cells” – and it’s a pretty sketchy industry.
As with much of wellness culture, sleep quality is now a status symbol.
These Met Gala manicures are fun! Elle fanning wins.
Gucci’s new lipstick campaign is so fun, chic, and cute. Super approved.
My most recent blog post is about stan culture and the way social media stars abuse their position – and here’s a piece exploring this through mainstream celebrities. I thought I was losing my mind when I read that “essay” by Olivia Munn.
An interview with Cathy Lomax – artist & makeup artist.
On the loneliness of quantifying your life through tracking apps. (My mom is suddenly obsessed with her phone’s pedometer. I’m concerned.)
Why do we love the tart qualities of kimchi, tamarind, and vinegar? Consider the appeal of sourness. (and hey… the acid craze in skincare might be related!)
Do you have pollen allergies? Turns out it’s literally the tree patriarchy ruining your life.
This is interesting: Sephora is opening in South Korea. I wonder what their strategy will be!
“War Paint” is makeup for men. Because of course it is.
Handmade silk flowers in NYC – a dying craft? I hope not!
These new ELF skincare products look cute! I’m intrigued!
Doing nothing is very cool right now. Finally, my time has come.
L’Oréal is entering the AI skincare diagnostic market. I’m so intrigued by the overlap of tech and beauty, It makes me wish I was more STEM-inclined.
This creepy essential oil MLM is embroiled in a lawsuit. It’s described as “cult-like”, which is kind of what you’d expect from an essential oil company.
This report on the few remaining Glamour Shots studios in the US is so… endearing. I kind of love these photos.
Going Out Tops are HAPPENING, people!!! Get on it! (I want a butterfly one SO. BAD.)
Of course venture capitalists are pouring money into the astrology business. Let me be cosmically narcissistic in peace, rich people!! Geez!!
Hold the phone: Is Wet n Wild no longer cruelty free?
In this day and age, I can’t believe people are still grossed out by women’s body hair but here we are.
Beauty books: A Guide.
Men’s emotional illiteracy is hurting women. But that’s not news.
I wanted a RAZR SO much, and maybe now it’ll finally happen…