Singapore-based beauty blogger Bun Bun (pre-allergic reaction, above) has blogged about her skin troubles before–she suffers from acne and describes her skin as generally sensitive. As part of some recent blogging duties, Bun Bun received a free extraction facial from a local salon for a sponsored post–she won’t name the salon because she believes the ensuing ordeal was an accident (and she can’t pinpoint what exactly caused the terrible reaction) but what happened to her is the stuff of grooming nightmares. More
As bloggers, we get a fair amount of free stuff from companies and the publicists who represent them. This is both common knowledge and common practice in the industry, as it allows writers to see new products and figure out whether or not we should recommend them to readers, as well as giving the businesses a better chance at exposure. So is the idea of us selling those free gifts ethical? More
Hey there! The Gloss has an available position for prospective bloggers! We need a weekend editor and maybe that weekend editor is you. If you are 1) a good writer, 2) have a great sense of humor 3) harbor a … More
If only the rest of us were half as wise as Tavi… More
Watch out Tavi Gevinson, Ophelia Horton is here. And she’s younger than you. More
Has everyone read Taylor Cotter’s piece in the Huffington Post?
Beyond it being a terrible work of photoshop?
Have you ever walked by those grotesque posters held up by anti-abortion activists and wondered if that is what an actual abortion looks like? More
We’re not going to talk about Nora Ephron, we’re going to talk about me. More
There’s an article in The Atlantic right now bemoaning the fact that journalists keep writing the same dumb articles for women. The author lists some of them including: More
Crowdsourcing awesome decisions time is here. More
As part of her eternal crusade to make the internet a safe space for her bottomless self love, Jane Pratt has declared today “Say Something Nice On The Internet” Day. Besides the obvious fact that February 29 is a terrible day for your made up holiday, this is silly for a variety of reasons. More
Following criticism from various sources over its continued hosting of so-called “thinspiration” blogs, Tumblr has revised its content policy to explicitly forbid blogs that promote self-harming activities like eating disorders, self-mutilation, and suicide. It’s about fucking time. More
For their new spring ad campaign, Japanese jeans-and-basics chain Uniqlo went with two people famous for things other than modeling: Cyndi Lauper and Tavi Gevinson. This was an excellent idea! More