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Grooming and beauty for all genders.

Ipsy July Unboxing: Hot Summer Nights

July 30, 2016 |

If I had to describe this month’s Ipsy merchandise as a whole, I’m leaning towards “swanky packaging.” Seriously, look at this stuff. It all came in such neat, subtle packaging that was a nice change from some of the loud … Read More

An Ideal Aesthetic

April 30, 2016 |

Welcome back guest writer and Twitch mod Vianey for a piece on the most important aesthetic: Respect.

I don’t have an aesthetic.

If I’m walking down the street, I’m usually wearing something casual—a nerdy T-shirt, jeans, sneakers. If there’s a … Read More

The Basics: Makeup

April 29, 2016 |

I cannot be the only one who got to adulthood not knowing how to do makeup, can I? I felt shame that I didn’t know how to makeup (or hair) for years. I felt like I had just missed something, … Read More

Dropping Wisdom

April 28, 2016 |

As I am edging ever closer to 50, I’d like to drop some of my wisdom on you (*said with tongue firmly in cheek):


Sometimes I feel like we suffer from a sense of cultural cognitive distortion—I don’t wear … Read More

Aesthetics Are For Everyone

April 27, 2016 |

I wasn’t going to write for theme week this month; I’m a guy what do I know about aesthetics? I don’t do makeup or my hair. I don’t have style; I’m just a dude that likes comic books, movies, video … Read More

The Aesthetics of Invisible Illness

April 27, 2016 |

Welcome to guest writer Beth who wrote a piece for Aesthetics Week on how appearances can be deceiving. 

I know the look all too well as I hang up my handicap parking placard in my rear view window. It follows … Read More

Nerdy Makeup is the Bomb Dot Com

April 26, 2016 |

I love indie makeup, y’all.

There are so many reasons for this. I like supporting small businesses. I like having more color (and, let’s be real, sparkle) options than with traditional makeup companies. I like how much easier it is … Read More

The Crafting System Episode 10: The Squirtle Hierarchy

April 5, 2016 |

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Ness and Eris have on Caitlin from Shiro Cosmetics to talk about cosplay, makeup, and Nic Cage. (Seriously, check out those glosses. Cages through the Ages. Classic.) Also the collection she’s … Read More

Espionage Cosmetics’ Beta Box The Third

October 3, 2015 |

The beta of Espionage Cosmetics‘ subscription box has drawn to a close. So this will be the final unboxing. Try not to cry.

There is a ton of awesome in this month’s box, though, so let’s get right to it.

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Espionage Unboxing the Second

August 26, 2015 |

New month, new Espionage Cosmetics subscription box. I won’t go into the background on these this time, so let’s dive right in, shall we?

This month, we have four nail wraps plus a loose eyeshadow. I had never tried Espionage’s … Read More