FOTD: Cyborg Easter Bunny ft. NYX Twilight Tint

Happy Easter! Full disclosure: I'm one of those secular assholes who welcome the Easter season not for its religious significance but for the positively pagan abundance of egg-shaped chocolate. Growing up half-Jewish, I couldn't help noticing the difference in quality between Easter candy and kosher-for-Passover candy, which consisted (and still consists) primarily of coconut-covered marshmallows … Continue reading FOTD: Cyborg Easter Bunny ft. NYX Twilight Tint

Beauty Abroad, Part 18: Ancient and Modern Beauty in London

UM, HI. A lot has happened since I last posted. I'm still stunned and depressed at Britain's decision to leave the European Union. It was surreal to watch the whole thing unfold around me, and painful to have no way of affecting the outcome. It's not my nation or my fight, but I'm still heartbroken … Continue reading Beauty Abroad, Part 18: Ancient and Modern Beauty in London

Selfie-Consciousness: Some Thoughts on Instagram Beauty

I've been thinking recently about the so-called "effortless" look, but I've also been thinking about its opposite, or perhaps its obverse: the heavy, colorful, ombréd look popular on Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube. At first I thought these two looks couldn't be further apart aesthetically, but I've come to believe that they're actually two sides of … Continue reading Selfie-Consciousness: Some Thoughts on Instagram Beauty