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Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask: Dry Skin-Approved

Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask: Dry Skin-Approved

Have you ever had a week when just making it to Friday felt like your life’s greatest achievement? For me, that was last week. Unfortunately for my pocketbook (but fortunately for my face), the stars aligned with my misery and I ended my crappy week on a payday. It was time to treat myself. For those of you who know me, “treating myself” usually translates to adding a luxury skincare product to my ever-expanding shelf. Due to my indecisive nature and penny-pinching ways, I often spend hours scouring the SkincareAddiction and AsianBeauty subreddits (great resources, btw) for product reviews before making a commitment. It’s kind of like Googling a guy before a first date to make sure he’s not going to chop your face into tiny little pieces and burn the remains (kind of like a bad chemical peel). If he has a criminal record, you continue down the rabbit hole...

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I love all things horror & skincare. When it comes to horror, I'm particularly drawn to female directors and human-as-monster story lines. As an avid skincare enthusiast, I'm a huge advocate for skin cancer prevention and sun protection. I hope you like what you read here. If you want more of the same, you can subscribe above.

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Revenge: Coralie Fargeat Takes a Stab at the Male Gaze

Revenge: Coralie Fargeat Takes a Stab at the Male Gaze

No matter the genre, Hollywood has a long history of exploiting violence against women as entertainment. In her first feature-length film, Revenge, French director Coralie Fargeat acknowledges, rejects, and transcends this history, subverting the genre’s typical...

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COVID-19 & Safe Skincare: Brand Spotlight: Dermalogica

COVID-19 & Safe Skincare: Brand Spotlight: Dermalogica

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past few months, you’ve heard about the Corona Virus global pandemic. Google COVID-19 and you’ll find ample information about common sense preventative measures. (Wash your hands, people!) A common word of advice is to try...

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Rabid (2019): A Feminist Fairytale from Jen & Sylvia Soska

Rabid (2019): A Feminist Fairytale from Jen & Sylvia Soska

Contrary to popular opinion, I preferred the Soska Sisters' version of Rabid to the Cronenberg version (although it’s worth noting that I’m a rabid fan of the sisters … see what I did there?). I delighted in their feminist rewrite of the ending and got to thinking...

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