On 7 Haikus For Failed Hip Hop Clothing Lines

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 5:10 pm 0

On Ask a Glutton: When Your Food Groups Are Cheese, Chocolate, and Coffee

@katiechasm Just so you know, eating a lot of turmeric and garlic isn't necessarily going to make a breastfeeding baby unhappy and/or sick. By the time those spices make it to breast milk, they're most likely not as potent as they were when the breastfeeding mom ate them. My family is Indian, and my mom frequently fed my sister the Indian food that we grew up eating while she was nursing. I don't see why it would automatically be such an issue for a baby.

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm 1

On Interview With a Virgin: Scarlet

This series has just made it more and more apparent how much I hate the concept of virginity.

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 2:25 am 0

On Beauty Q&A: Remember Crystal Gayle?

@dotcommie Chiming to add another thumbs up for the delicate brush head. I tried the Clarisonic two years ago with the normal brush head and ended up returning it since I got scratches on my face (seriously). I've been getting eczema patches on my face in the past few months due to exposing my skin to cleansers that are far too harsh for my skin type. I went for broke and bought a Clarisonic Mia, a delicate brush head, and a whole line of skincare products meant for sensitive skin. My skin isn't perfect yet, but it's way better than it was a month ago.

Posted on January 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: If You See Something, Say Something

LW1: I unintentionally made my friend feel bad the second I said something about frosty lipstick and how much I'm not a fan of it. I didn't mean to make her feel crappy, but I felt terrible about it the second I realized that she loves frosty lipstick and feels great when she wears it. You don't want to do that to your sister!

Have fun doing a makeover with your sister at a cool counter(I second NARS, but MAC has been and will always been a mainstay for me since the selection of colors in their permanent line is fantastic and has great range for many, many skintones). However, I'd only stress about it in terms of her job prospects/looking appropriate for certain types of interviews. It's her face, and let her enjoy every purple out there if she pleases!

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: If You See Something, Say Something

LW2: Try lush if you want anything with patchouli, sandalwood, typical hippie smells. Patchouli sits well on me, and I use their aluminum-free deodorant that has a strong patchouli note in it as its primary deodorizer (Aromaco, if you're interested). They also have a pretty large selections of perfumes, and many of them have these types of scents in them. I've used Karma in the past and enjoy it, and people who like the same stuff you like tend to like Ginger as well. If you're nervous about committing to a whole bottle, buy one of their solid scent sticks and try it out for a few weeks. Pretty much every perfume they have has a corresponding solid that is significantly cheaper than a full bottle, and they take awhile to finish (note: the fragrance doesn't last as long as it does in spray form, though). Good luck and happy hunting!

Posted on December 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm 0

On Remembering 'Hocus Pocus'


Posted on October 18, 2012 at 12:12 am 4

On Shut Up With Your Eyebrows, Josephine Baker!

Oh Jane, you're the Lady Who Knows Stuff about the land of makeup and beauty that I've always wanted as a friend. I know I'd certainly feel less weird babbling on and on about makeup if I had ONE friend to do it with. Oh well! Maybe I'll start a blog or something.

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: Blushing, Cobbling, and Black Ties

@every tomorrow@twitter They use the same kind of terminology that artist palettes have, I guess. So everything yellow-toned is "cool," and everything pink-toned is "warm." Pretty much every other makeup brand does the opposite, and it makes sense especially when you think about the way gold and silver look (gold being warm, silver being cool). I wish they just said yellow and pink because it's a lot more literal and honestly just makes more sense (you literally look yellower or pinker when you're warmer or cooler toned). Either way, the best way for me to remember MAC's terminology is reading NC and NW as "not cool" and "not warm" since they label the color families exactly opposite from other brands, lol.

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@anachronistique This place is kind of random, but my boyfriend and I found it on my birthday because we went out too late but wanted to eat. It's called The Franklin Cafe, and it's on Shawmut Avenue in the South End. They have a pretty cool cocktail menu that isn't crazy overpriced, and they also have awesome food/chill vibe. I also like The Beehive a lot in the South End because they have equally fun drinks, but they also have live jazz a lot that's pretty sweet. I co-sign Deep Ellum, and there's also this place in Kenmore called The Lower Depths that has a chill vibe, loud music, and awesome seasonal beers/ciders on tap if you're interested in that kind of thing.

I also agree that Eastern Standard and Island Creek Oyster Bar have great drinks.

Jesus, I drink too much.

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 5:01 pm 0