Hi! I’m back! My summer holiday (from this blog – I spent all summer studying) seemed to become a little too long to be believable. So here’s a painfully overdue highlights, extra long of course, but also extra edited. Here are the beauty news and highlights from the past summer.
Since my latest post is about Pride: Here’s an important piece on the history of the gay panic defense.
And again on the topic of Pride: I wasn’t the only one put off by JVN’s Essie-sponsored coming out this summer.
Loving these makeup-inspired art pieces by Sylvie Fleury.
Along with hair-and-nail vitamins, it seems like every wellness company under the sun is trying to “optimize” peoples’ brains through supplements.
Please read this hilarious piece on self care for men. It’s quite amusing!
Honestly, these decorative pimple patches are very cute. I especially like the ones with rhinestones.
Wellness brands influencers are spreading misinformation, what do you know.
Here’s a review of that La Roche Posay UV tracker – turns out it might be tracking more than your sun exposure.
…but that might not be totally hygienic.
Beauty products inspired by historical remedies, like victorian-era soaps and renaissance remedies, are quite the hot ticket. (I told you so.)
I’d also like to point out that historically-influenced fashion is still very much the thing, and I couldn’t be more thrilled as a fashion history geek. (Man Repeller agrees.)
Much in the same vein, here’s an article on instagram, facetune, and feminine physical perfection.
Glossier’s expansion into “lifestyle brand” territory has brought us… glossier dog toys?
Vintage fashion is close to my heart, but it’s popularity has lead to a bizarre problem: we’re running out of vintage clothes.
Once, the internet conjured thoughts of progress and democracy, an anti-authoritatian spirit – not so much, anymore.
Fashion brands are trying to get a foot in the door to the video game market. Remember that Louis Vuitton campaign with final fantasy characters?
As it turns out, mirrors have a long, fascinating, and complicated history.
They’ve been going on about 3D-printed makeup for years, and looks like something along those lines is coming to market.
Anti-Hauls are trending on youtube – but do they actually counter consumerism?
Digital beauty filters are growing in popularity, and why not digitize beauty? It makes sense.
I love Bon Appétit, and I love Claire Saffitz, so seeing her featured on Into The Gloss made me inordinately happy. She uses p50.
Oh my god. They featured Andy Baraghani too. He also uses p50. Heart eyes.
At this point I think I’ve seen enough satin midi skirts for one lifetime, but did you know the midi was once deeply controversial?
As a hater of all things mindfulness, this piece on why mindfulness is actually terrible is very up my alley. Let’s all read it.
I do think these padded alice bands are very cute, (especially the more renaissance-esque designs) but tragically I look ultra stupid in them.
I do love a floral element in food, and who better than Ezra Woods, founder of Régime des Fleurs, to share such recipes?
…and if you care to cook with flowers too, here’s a guide.
These new lip glosses by Flowfushi (makers of that UZ liner) have some seriously cool packaging design.
Fall is the time for acids (praise be), but overexfoliation is a risk, so be careful!
This piece refers to silicone as the MSG of the beauty industry, and I find that very apt.
You may have noticed I have a special interest in food and beauty and how they overlap, so I enjoyed this piece on food ingredients in beauty products a lot.
Let’s say it: spirituality in 2019 has a distinctly consumerist tone. I don’t like that much.
That mega-cheap instagram dress may be affordable to you, but somewhere, someone else is paying the true price.
Speaking of wellness, the white obsession with ayahuasca is deeply colonialist.
The recent trend in beauty to make intimate care products and deodorants feels bizarrely anti-feminist, but it’s undeniably catching on.
On the human cost of a cheap manicure, courtesy of Teen Vogue.
This made me cackle: On the influencers you love to hate.
Header image: works by Sylvie Fleury