While I used to love eye shadow in, say, the 7th grade, I’m generally pretty stumped on how to wear it in an everyday context. When I set out to test the Merle Norman Pro Glitter Eye Pallette I figured its rich, sparkly shades were a look I could only wear on a night out, but after I little experimentation I realized there’s more Keep reading »
My mom grew up in South Dakota and Nebraska. She was the second of seven children, and the first daughter, which meant that she was the child most tasked with helping to prepare meals. Those two facts factored largely into my fish-less childhood — my mom did all the cooking, and she had absolutely no experience with or desire for cooking fish. The closest she came was the kind of tuna casserole that has potato chips on top (Ruffles only, bitches). She’s a meat-and-potatoes Midwestern woman. To this day, it’s hard to get her to eat foods as exotic as fennel. Keep reading »
Most of the suggestions that you’ll find online for favors are totally lame (no offense if you’ve bought some of these): Personalized doo-dads no one will use, as if you need to constantly have your guests reminded of the fact that YOU GOT MARRIED!!!!!!; cruddy, also-personalized chocolate bars that no one really wants to eat; booze when your guests are probably already drunk; bottle openers, as if most adults don’t already have one; shot glasses that they can put next to their other shot glasses from, like, spring break, and do you really want to be remembered that way? The only cool, oft-suggested exceptions, in my incredibly humble opinion, are photo booths (which cost so much) and little samples of a signature cocktail from your wedding (which would also cost so much). Keep reading »
On the day-to-day, I tend to carry around big purses because I don’t like to leave the house without the space to carry whatever I may need, but nothing compares to the freedom I feel when I size down and opt for a cute little crossbody bag. They’re so simple and handsfree, and their small size forces you to get real about what you actually need for a day out – probably not much more than your keys and wallet. Click through for 15 easy breezy crossbody bags to get you through your day…
This past November, Aftenposten, the largest newspaper in Norway, produced a five-part online reality series in which three 17-year-old fashion bloggers were sent to Cambodia to live and work as textile workers in sweatshops for a month.
It’s a really interesting series, and there are English subtitles, so you can watch it here if you like.
When the bloggers first arrive, as shocked as they are by the conditions in which these people work and live, they sort of numb themselves to it by assuming the people here are just inured to it and it doesn’t bother them. In the first episode, when asked to describe the lives of the sweatshop workers, blogger Anniken Jørgensen describes it as “just OK — they have jobs!” Keep reading »
As the dust of male dick mania settled over the blogger horizon yesterday, a zillion restless fingers sat poised at their oil-stained Macbook keyboards, wondering what they would mock today within the halls of Tweetdeck. Luckily, the heavens answered their call, and SkyMall fell right out of the clouds. The airplane catalog that’s been a sitcom punch line for years filed for bankruptcy today, and almost instantly, people took to Twitter to mourn its loss, bemoan the inevitable stale jokes that would accompany it, and write tender tributes to its pages of expensive, meaningless crap. And in the incredibly unscientific survey I have not undertaken, I guarantee you every single one of those people is white. Keep reading »