HIGHLIGHTS #6

An extra-long post after an extra-long wait! It’s finally summer, the end of the term is nearing, and life is in some sort of limbo state where everything feels in-between and unstable. At the same time, the sudden appearance of the sun (my old frenemy…) makes me want to do nothing but smother myself in spf 50 and laze about reading questionable literature in a park or whatever. Here are...

HIGHLIGHTS #5 2017

It’s me, the queen of mysterious disappearances. I’m back! I’m medicated! I’m full of enthusiasm! Here are the latest highlights! As someone who gets very frustrated about the spread of straight up mythology as fact in the beauty world, this piece on the false history of beauty trickery was a boon. Arabelle Sicardi questions the idea that K-Beauty is nothing but a passing fad. How much are you really saving...

Weekend, #4

As someone who is really interested in cosmetic history and chemistry, this video from national geographic is a fun look at the ingredients of lipstick. Then he tries making it himself! The ‘Clean Eating’ trend is putting young people at risk of developing eating disorders. I don’t think there’s anything healthy about a controlled diet where foods are referred to as ‘unclean’ or in other ways tied to guilt and...