Aaaaaaaaand we're back! Hopefully. I'm not sure if the domain registration issue I had during almost the whole month of September is completely resolved, but for now the website seems to be functioning. Of course, it threw off my schedule entirely so I'll do my best to catch up on some fall posts. First, here's a look back on September.
- "Is it in any way preferable for the term 'anti-ageing' to become taboo while all its apparatus remains intact?" An article at The Guardian points out the beauty industry's hypocrisy in marketing skincare for, ahem, mature women.
- Along those lines, wouldn't it be nice to for brands to regularly show un-Photshopped pictures of products on their models?
- I Need This Unicorn shared some vintage Too-Faced items and the history behind them (plus a shout-out to the Museum!) I so wish I had any items from the '90s and early aughts. They are surprisingly hard to come by.
- Does this sound, like, super creepy to anyone else?
- In '90s nostalgia, Google and two fairly huge '90s albums turned 20 in September, while one of the most legendary celebrated a quarter-century. Ditto for the premiere of The X-Files and Dazed and Confused. I must say while I'm not a fan of the latter - too much bullying for me - I will say that "Wipe that face off your head, bitch!" is one of the most hilarious lines ever.
- Speaking of liking problematic pop culture, I must confess that me and my sister used to watch Sixteen Candles on repeat - we can still recite it verbatim. In recent years I've been navigating the guilt I feel over having enjoyed one of the '80s most racist, ableist, rape culture-supporting movies, so I'm grateful to Vox for the timely reminder of just how wrong it is. #whatwerewethinking
How are you? Are you feeling fall yet? It's still fairly warm here and I'm not happy about the ever-growing lack of daylight, but I have been enjoying some PSLs. :)