Something that always drove me crazy when I was getting ready to return: how difficult it is to figure out new styles. The pressure to “reinvent” yourself like an aging pop star making a comeback is bizarrely pervasive (at least, it was for me, as I transferred in high school and felt obligated to be…I don’t know, “a new Sam,” or something). Obviously, this is not some requisite for growing up, but change is almost always a fun thing when it comes to style, so why not run with it and try out one of these fantastic tutorials for yourself? More
Since people capable of raising $6.5 million to launch one (while offering such bracing condescensions as “knowing the difference between mascara, concealer, and eye-liner is not my job,“) are somehow utterly oblivious to the competition, we thought we’d make a little list of helpful recommendations. More
But what will the challenges be like? More
When we first saw photos of a naked man interrupting Dolce and Gabbana‘s Milan runway show a few days ago, we had a lot of questions. Who was this streaker? Why did he do it? What did he do when he wasn’t streaking? Did he do it for fame, or purely for the chance to feel fashion-infused air gently caress his balls? More
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