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Beauty IRL: Trust Me, You Should Wear Blush

Beauty IRL: Trust Me, You Should Wear Blush
Don’t fear the blush, even though it is intimidating and weird. It’s the a product many write off as completely unnecessary. but is actually really, really important. Think about it this way: Once you’ve done all that you need to do to your face, you’re left with a beautiful, even-toned canvas — but it’s all the same color. You need some rouge, pumpkin.

Clean Out Your Closet, Ya Slob: 3 Rules That Will Help

I have reached a point in my life where it seems that everything I wear looks kind of the same. Call it an accidental uniform. There are many stripes, lots of florals, and tons of floppy, oversized tops that conceal my figure and make me look with child in the wrong light, but allow me to eat food the way I want to — with gusto. Perhaps that is my uniform: jeans, a shirt faintly stained with the ghost of nachos past, and a sweater that is both pill-y and possibly ill-fitting. I am okay with this. The desire to change my look constantly, in reaction to trends like crop tops, or wide legged pants, or an excess of velvet, has waned. Recently, I purged my closet of all the excess, and it was the best thing I’ve done this year.

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Confession: I Am A White Person Who Does Not Shower Every Day

Bathe Like A Rock Star
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“Glee”‘s Naya Rivera is in hot water over some comments she made on “The View” this week, about how showering more than once a day is a “white people thing.” Rivera and the hosts were discussing a recent study that says it’s actually better for your skin if you shower only once or twice every three days. After “View” co-host Nicole Wallace shared that she actually showers three times a day, Rivera remarked, “I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics.” Then she defended her position, saying, “My mom is half black, half Puerto Rican. She showers every day so I can say this. But I’m now married to a white man. And he showers a lot, like two, three times a day.” Rivera, on the other hand, says her showering routine is “right on the mark” with the study’s recommendation. Still, her position that showering excessively is a “white people thing” and that people of color generally shower less angered a whole lot of people on Twitter, which I can understand, as it’s usually not a great idea to make such generalizations about whole swaths of people, especially with a sensitive issue like hygiene. Besides, while I can’t speak for “ethnics,” I can refute Rivera’s belief that white people are obsessed with showering based on one thing and one thing alone.

I am a white person. And I do not shower everyday. Keep reading »

I’ve Decided To Jump On The CrossFit Hate Train

It’s taken me a while to formulate an opinion on CrossFit, but I talked it out today, so I think I’m ready to dip my toe into some controversial waters and speak about a fitness routine/lifestyle/whatever that is related to the fitness routine/lifestyle/whatever that I do — barbell lifting — but in which I have never participated, personally.

There’s a reason that I have never participated in CrossFit, personally, and it’s that it strikes me as rhetorically and physically dangerous. Rhetorically, because there’s a quit-whining attitude and physically because that attitude is sometimes applied even to real injuries that really shouldn’t be ignored. I have permanent injuries in my forearms as well as not permanent but persistent and sometimes fickle injuries in my neck and back that I have to accommodate in my workout routine, and I don’t trust a CrossFit coach who paid $1000 for a two-day weekend certification course to understand how to accommodate those so that I can still write for a living without my hands being in a prohibitive amount of pain. Keep reading »

Ben & Jerry’s Appeals To Stoners Everywhere With New Cookie-Specific CORE Flavors

Ben & Jerry's Cookie Core Flavors

Ever since I stopped drinking as much cheap champagne and my sugar craving skyrocketed, I have become a bit of an ice cream junkie (okay, I also maybe get the munchies). I am pretty serious about stocking up on my fave flavors and Ben & Jerry’s makes a bunch of them — Mint Chocolate Cookie, Late Night Snack, What A Cluster, I could go on — so when the brand launched their CORE flavors last year, I was stoked. I am always down for more BITS OF STUFF in my ice cream and the CORE flavors pack all the bits of stuff into the center so you can dig out as much stuff as you want in each bite. BRILLIANT, really. However, I was disappointed that B&J failed to offer a CORE variety for what seemed like the most obvious flavor — COOKIE DOUGH. Until now. Keep reading »

Cadbury Hates Us, So They’re Cheaping Out On The Cadbury Creme Egg This Year

STOP THE PRESSES. CADBURY IS CHANGING ITS CADBURY CREME EGG RECIPE.

A spokeswoman for Mondelez International, the company that makes the eggs, told the Mirror that they were switching from Cadbury’s dairy milk chocolate recipe to a “standard cocoa mix chocolate,” whatever the shit that means. And yes, I’m cussing-mad over this. I am serious as a Cadbury Creme Egg-induced heart attack. I’m not the only one. Keep reading »

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