On My Imaginary Friends: The Beauty YouTuber Economy

@gtrachel Some of us actually like watching beauty bloggers! Women shouldn't be pressured to constantly work on their looks, but there's nothing wrong with wanting to check out new beauty products.

And of course, once you get older, you'll be harassed by a whole new crowd of beauty-pushers...except they'll be pushing eye cream and Retin-A on you instead of lipstick and nail polish.

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm 0

On When You're Unemployed

@Lily Rowan I've never been let go, but if that happened and people still said I was lucky, NO. Just, no.

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm 0

On When You're Unemployed

I've been unemployed for about half a year now, and I didn't even get a form rejection to my job applications. :/ In fact, I didn't even get any response or interview at all until earlier this month! So it was really great to read this.

Truth: I am all about the Netflix right now. And so tired of hearing "you're so lucky!" Yes, I love going out with my friends and ordering tap water because I cannot afford alcohol. I wake up more hydrated than I was the night before!

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 7:09 pm 2

On Alternative Anne Geddes Babies

I want to print and frame this and hang it up in lieu of an Anne Geddes print.

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 7:36 pm 1

On Rigs to Drive to High School From 1996-2000, Ranked

I was a senior in 2006, but the car I drove? Toyota Cressida my parents bought in '87. Tinted windows, blue sheepskin, tape deck, sun roof, cigarette lighter...

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 8:30 am 0

On Mama Kreay

@Kira-Lynn@twitter What is wrong with "announced her first pregnancy?" Do you know how many pregnancies Kreayshawn has had? In any case, it's likely the first pregnancy she has announced, key word being "announced."

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm 2

On 917 People Who Are Hotter Than Benedict Cumberbatch

This might be my least favorite Hairpin ever. Not because I find Benedict Cumberbatch hot (I started off viewing him as a weird, icy alien and now find him disarmingly attractive with a smoky voice), but because this piece is devoid of charm or humor. It's just an overly long, largely inaccurate list. Seriously, Prince Charles? ALF? Soda and toilet cleaner? LeFou? RUDE.

I don't think that Benedict is the Hottest of Them All, but please, there are thousands of famous men who are considered hot because of personality, talent, voice, etc. aside from their physical makeup and I don't see why he's singled out as the most repulsive.

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 5:16 pm 9

On Let's Revisit All of Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 1

Oh uh uh, you did not just rank The Way lower than MMMBop. But to be fair, I've never really listened to the lyrics until now.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm 0

On Saying Sorry Is a Pretty-Girl Trick

@nyikint Thank you! I was a bit of a wild child but I've never done any of those things because they're just plain inconsiderate/rude/dickish. Ok, the passport thing is mild, but taking cabs without cash and shoplifting? That's not cool.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 5:01 pm 3

On Pretty Women on Bikes

@Leila Q Uh, really? Because I've been to Vietnam (I have family there) and every time I've been there EVERYONE wears a helmet because it is the law to do so. They're just disguised as baseball caps, but they have a hard interior.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm 0