Why is it that beauty products run out all at once? My shampoo, pomade, deodorant, cleanser and soap are all on the brink of disappearing in one catastrophic cosmetic calamity. The same goes for makeup. One minute you have a fully functioning makeup bag, and the next you have a stub that used to be an eyebrow pencil and a flaky wafer that used to be a bar of bronzer. How do these disparate products, all such different shapes and sizes, seem to run out at the same time? It’s truly one of life’s greatest mysteries and I don’t like it.
But here are some things I do like!
I’m sorry to say this, Katie Heaney, but I always thought Kevin was the hottest member of Backstreet Boys. I did not, however, realise he was like a billion years older than everyone else! How is he 47 and A.J. McLean is only 41??? Bonus fact: it’s wild but also sweet that all of the BBs are still on their first marriages.
“Man. Bitch, I need to hear this. I listen to my mixes every day, and I just get like, Fuck! Yes! I am excited about life!” LIZZO FOR PRESIDENT by Allison P Davis. And the photos by Pari Dukovic? ICONIC.
I’m not taking my annual springtime trip to my parents’ oasis in Florida this year, but that’s not going to stop me from buying this beautiful Baywatch red swimsuit and closing my eyes and daydreaming of sunshiny weather.
Amanda Mull wrote about influencer culture and how it normalises expensive beauty procedures, specifically veneers, and it’s really fascinating and also really sad.
I kinda brushed my friend Ed off when he recommended I watch Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit about beautiful award-winning Canadian cats and their obsessive owners, but then I watched it and was TRANSFIXED. First, the amount of shit these cats let their owners do to them is mind-blowing. My cat wouldn’t put up with any of it. Second, the lifestyle required to support this hobby is almost as mysterious to me as my aforementioned beauty product mystery. Someone please make a follow-up documentary showing us how all these people make money. Thank you in advance.
Speaking of cats, I think I’m soon going to become one of those mad cat people and start making my own cat food. We’ve spoiled Le Chat with roast chicken and the odd scrap of bacon or steak and now when we try to feed her packets of cat food (even the fancy brands) she just looks at us and whines. Honestly, I can’t blame her, but making her food seems a bit daunting. Has anyone tried this before? Any tips are very welcome.
Photo taken in Provence in October 2017. We’re going back in June this year and I honestly can’t wait.