Things I Love to Put on My Face

Things I Love to Put on My Face: You Can Buy Some Things in a Store Edition

My favorite drugstore findsI don’t have a car. The Internet is amazing. I can get anything I want sent to me! Once a month I get a box * of toilet paper and cleaning supplies sent to me. I even get cat food and litter in the mail. Blogs, Reddit, Makeupalley, Paula’s freaking Choice, etc have encouraged us to keep our skincare shopping mostly online. I am here to tell you that you can buy great versions of culty internet hits IRL at your damn drug store.

You know those super chic Shiseido facial cotton squares? Hey, you can buy basically the same damn thing at CVS and some Walgreens and almost every Duane Reade! Hell, I once saw them at Target (maybe that was a skincare dream?). Just look for the EXTRA THICK (thicc) Premium Cotton Squares with plush layers. Sometimes they’re labeled as pick a size cotton squares. Dig around in the cotton balls section, you’ll find those babies.

Pimple patches are a thing in any skincare loving corner of the Internet. Did you know that you can buy them from CVS? Yes, my friends, you no longer have to order them from dubious sellers on Amazon. CVS paired with Peach and Lily to create Peach Slices. The full line isn’t available in most stores, but the pimple patches can be found hidden among acne care in many a CVS that does not feature the line. I promise, they’re just as good as the ones that come in the mail.

Glossier’s* Milky Jelly cleanser is iconic, and for good reason. It’s an effective but gentle cleanser and its bottle is damn cute too. I love it so much, but these days I mostly stick to Neutrogena’s Ultra Hydrating Cleanser: Creamy Formula. The two cleansers are basically the same, except the Neutrogena I can buy with cash on my way home from work (and I don’t have to worry about someone stealing a package).

What are your favorite in-store steals?

 

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Things I Love to Read

Things I Love to Read: Sephora’s God Damn Fake Reviews Edition

Maybe you read /r/SkincareAddiction and saw the revelatory post about Sunday Riley making their employees post fake reviews on Sephora’s website. Maybe you saw the Vox article. Fake reviews aren’t exactly a shock, but seeing concrete evidence from a luxury brand like Sunday Riley sure is something (not mention the fuckery of their bungled response).

Well, last night an intrepid user (/u/wrongcolornote) added a new chapter to the Sephora fake review scandal. They made a spreadsheet! They took notes! Four Sigmatic is totally faking their Sephora reviews. Read it and enjoy.

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Things I Love to Read

Things I Love to Read: There’s No Theme Edition

READ SOME SHIT.

IT’S GOOD FOR YOU.

New York Magazine’s This Is What a ModernDay Witch Hunt Looks Like is a great breakdown of the latest controversy over an academic article about Transracialism, without going into whether or not the NYMag author agrees with the content of Tuvel’s article. Also, I am so glad I decided against going the academic route!

WTF are peptides? Why are they in my skincare products? Should they be in my skincare products? Reddit is here for you. I don’t have much to say, other than if you’re interested in some of the science behind the latest hyped up skincare ingredient than this the reddit post for you!

Leaves of Grass. Look, if you haven’t read this already then I really question your education and you should fix that. Even if you have, you should go back and read it. I was listening to the Walt Whitman episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class and literally cried while thinking about Walt Whitman’s America and where we are today. Go back and read it. Fight for the America that he believed in.

Amanda Knox going in on Donald Trump is all of my interests aligning in one OpEd. Get it girl. Fuck Trump.

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