2018

Today Cruelty Free International announced that CoverGirl has become the world’s largest certified cruelty-free makeup brand. Cruelty Free International, formerly the ‘British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection’, has existed for over a century and from its inception has aimed to end experimentation of any kind on animals. They’ve awarded their Leaping Bunny Certification to…

Read more CoverGirl loves bunny rabbits!

We’re one day from Halloween, my most favorite holiday of the entire year! I also like Christmas, but for completely different reasons. Have you ever noticed that gross things come out at Halloween? We decorate with bugs, bats, and brains, among lots of other weird, gross things. I can’t even tell you how many Halloween…

Read more Halloween is gross, and so am I

Dan and I are home this weekend, mostly for his youngest sister’s wedding, but a good friend of mine, a member of the Gangsters, was also performing in a stage version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He’s playing Eddie/Dr. Scott, and last night was opening night; I couldn’t miss it. If you’ve never seen…

Read more Storytime: Rocky Horror and me

I haven’t talked much about this here, but I don’t have children. I don’t want children and never have. The thought of being responsible for the survival of a tiny, helpless tyrant on a full-time basis is basically my worst nightmare. As such, the Halloween season seems to be the ideal time to talk about…

Read more Non-traditional baby gifts

One of my favorite things about Halloween is fear. Sounds weird right? We all experience some level of fear every day, whether it’s about something relatively small like starting a new job, or something major like being diagnosed with a serious illness. My daily fears are things like being incapacitated by my cocktail of chronic…

Read more What are you afraid of?

What in the holy hell is happening with Deciem’s founder? Let me back up: Deciem is the parent company of The Ordinary, the company that’s proven that decent skincare doesn’t need to cost an arm, a leg and our first born. Their most notable release was their foundation almost two years ago; with two coverage…

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Bonus points if you know which scary movie that line is from. I love scary movies. I can occasionally be a bit of a chicken, but for the most part, I like scary horror movies. Like, the kind of movie I can’t watch at night because I’ll have nightmares. Below you’ll find a few of…

Read more Do you like scary movies?

If you weren’t alive in the 90s or were too young to stay up to watch Friends you won’t get this reference. The rest of you can skip this next paragraph. Friends was an NBC show that aired on Thursday nights from the mid-90s to the early 00s. It’s a situational comedy about six young adults living in…

Read more Books I stick in the freezer

I love podcasts. I’m now subscribed to more than 60 of them, and I listen basically all day, every day. While I’m working, while I’m driving, sometimes even when I’m in the shower. I know this is when normal people listen to music, but music doesn’t keep my brain engaged. I zone out, and I…

Read more Creepy AF podcasts: Lore