Topic: nature

Makeup Inspired By: Slimy, Slippery, Splashy Snails

Makeup Inspired By: Slimy, Slippery, Splashy Snails

When I was a kid, I used to love beetles and snails and all things colorful that crawled. Nowadays, I’m one of those people who becomes hilariously frantic when arthropods are anywhere near me, but I still love snails.

This week, I wanted to pay tribute to our lovely little friends who leave pretty trails behind with their slime. This was kind of a weird tutorial to do since it uses so many different shades, but I wanted to play up the blended, multi-hued nature of these guys, as well as the aforementioned slime trails.

Perhaps not Gail the Snail so much, though… More »

Gallery: Important Things To Bring On A Camping Trip

Gallery: Important Things To Bring On A Camping Trip

If you’re reading this post right now, I’ve already set out for the wilds of upstate New York to attend a giant rock and roll camping party in the woods. What does that entail? I’m not totally sure, but I know there will be both rock and roll and camping. And, as the last time I went camping—six years ago, with Bad College Boyfriend, in the rain—wasn’t much fun, I’ve decided to be a little more thorough in my preparations this time. So thorough I’m now giving you advice. Here are some things you shouldn’t forget to bring with you when you go camping. More »