It’s March, and I’m itching for spring which shows no sign of appearing. If I could see a crocus or snowdrop I might find hope, but so far there’s nothing. At least we can all find comfort in the fact that the sun now rises at an appropriate hour – day and night are no longer diffuse and abstract. Me, I’ve been neglecting my skin terribly lately  – I blame seasonal affective disorder – but I’m going to improve. Sometimes it’s ok to let your routine fall into disarray.

The beauty look at Opening Ceremony turned out to be one of my favourites of the season – I just love the multicoloured glitter!

I’ve never even tried anything from Bliss, but their pastel-hued brand revamp has piqued my interest.

The scrunchie is staying.

I wish I’d read this before I wrote my post about pastels in beauty – it’s short but full of goodness!

If you like to snicker at goop as much as I do, you’ll enjoy this bot-generated parody.

Cleansing is one of the most important steps in your skincare routine, and I’ve been leaning towards cream formulas lately. Into The Gloss shares a guide to cream cleansing.

Nail art is kind of outside my personal bubble of familiarity, so this edit detailing the advanced work of New York nail techs was spellbinding to see and read. 

Beauty products are often referred to as “cult favourites” – let’s dive into the terminology.

Nobody’s missed the release of Tati Westbrook’s line of beauty vitamins, and let’s just say the response has been chaotic to say the least.

Can’t get enough of glitter? Cover your face in it like at Giambattista Valli.

Prizing weakness and frailty, the 19th century beauty ideal was downright sickly.

These are the people to watch in the skincare world.

Photo c/o Refinery29

So I mentioned being an absolute amateur when it comes to nail art – I’ve succeeded at it exactly twice – but these looks seem doable and chic.

New-age beauty shows no sign of losing ground, but what are the ethical implications of that cute rose quartz-infused toner?

The Cut has a series called Radical Beauty, and the episode on “biohackers” kind of made me laugh. It’s kind of a silly subculture, right? Women have been “biohacking” in much cooler ways for way longer than these geeky dudes.

The editors of T magazine share their perfume recommendations.

Essential Oils, image c/o Man Repeller

So what’s the deal with essential oils, really?

I always roll my eyes at the way girls on instagram can’t do something funny or creative without there being some sort of viral hysteria about “beauty trends going too far”.

You keep hearing the term “intersectionality” being thrown around. But what does it actually mean?

Inspiring me to take the plunge and write about the instagram beauty ideal, this piece on women, social media and artifical intelligence is one of the best things I’ve read this past month. Furthermore, there’s also this piece from 2016 which covers a similar topic. I’m reading it with glee.

Inspo: Floral Appliqué

Makeup by Heidi Nymark

by Henrik Adamsen for Ugly Magazine