It’s June! Pride Month! I saw my favourite drag queen Trixie Mattel last week and I’m still thinking about it! A new season of Queer Eye came out yesterday! Much is happening! To celebrate this month, I want to recommend some of my favourite LGBTQ+ films. From important documentaries that will educate you on the trailblazers who sparked the gay rights movement, to iconic cinema which casted a mainstream spotlight on an underground culture, to modern teen rom-coms, here’s some essential viewing to chill out to between pride marches and drag shows. Give this post a “like” if you enjoy it, and let’s get to it.
It took three separate attempts for me to nail down the main image for this post. I kept getting the lighting wrong, every move I made when editing the previous tries looked over done, and then I considered throwing my hands up at the whole thing and perhaps, god forbid, not posting. Nevertheless, I persisted, and if that isn’t reflective of May than I don’t know what is. May brought us the pointy end of the semester, chock full of deadlines, assignments and internships. But May also gave me a bunch of new favourites to talk about, from makeup to music, television and more, and so as stressful as they are, I love these kind of months. Give this post a “like” if you enjoy it, and let’s get into the May Favourites!
Anyone else make a list of fun/productive things you want to do when you’ll have the time to help get you through those final weeks of the semester? Because I sure do. From projects I want to finally get off the ground, to books I’m dying to get into, shows I want to binge, to just little things I haven’t had time for, here’s a list of things I want to do during my mid semester break! If you enjoy this post give it a “like” so I know, and let’s get into the to dos!
I feel like a lot of people would say the secret to taking Instagram-worthy travel photos is to step 1) take a photo and step 2) upload it to Instagram, et voilà! But for those of us who want to up our Insta game, there’s a little bit more to it. However in our endless endeavour to capture the perfect ‘gram, I feel like you can kind of lose the moment. Whether you’re taking too long to photograph your food or you’re holding up the group because your shot of a landmark just isn’t working, I think the secret to getting the perfect gram is to take a step back, take a shot, and deal with it later, so you can get back to enjoying wherever in the world you’re in. My Instagram is far from the pinnacle of greatness (see Polabur’s drool-worthy, superhuman, ‘how the heck!?‘ feed) but after travelling through Italy and to Paris and London earlier this year, I learnt a bunch of helpful things that I’d pass on to fellow travellers and Instagram lovers alike. Give this post a “like” if you enjoy it or find it helpful, and let’s get gramming!
No offence to April, but never has a month moved so slowly. My calendar was chock full of events, from celebrating the Easter holidays to a two week intensive university prac assessment to just making long over due plans and catching up with friends. But my god am I struggling to understand how those 30 days wasn’t 300. Luckily, a busy month also brings a whole new batch of favourites. From 80s cult classics to makeup brushes, to beachside sporting venues and concert arenas, April had a little bit of everything. If you enjoy this post, give it a “like” so I know and let’s get into these favourites!
These days it takes a lot to get me excited by an eyeshadow palette. With brands like Colourpop churning out palettes on a weekly basis and Too Faced continuing to release Chocolate Bars with virtually the same shades as the previous four, a palette has to stop me in my tracks if it wants my dollar – and Anastasia Beverly Hills did just that. I feel like one of the only ‘beauty junkies’ in the world who doesn’t own their best selling, cult favourite Modern Renaissance palette, but that’s only because I already had three heavily burgundy tones palettes and couldn’t justify buying a forth, no matter how pretty it seemed. But then! After the controversy surrounding the ridiculous amount of fallout in their Subculture palette, ABH teased us with revealing their newest addition to their line, a gorgeous, more neutral, everyday friendly palette packed with warm tones and stunning shimmers – I had to have it! I added it to my cart the day it dropped and it was at my door a week later. It’s time to review it, so keep reading if you’d like to know my thoughts on this palette, where I purchased it from, and see swatches of each shade. Don’t forget to give this post a “like” if you enjoy it or find it helpful!
In a politically tense climate with a generation more socially aware than ever before, it’s no wonder activism-inspired apparel is in the window displays of fast fashion retailers everywhere. But when each stage of the production cycle invalidates what these clothes are trying to communicate, the feminist movement becomes no longer trendy, but tacky.
The Future Is Female, Wild Feminist, GRL PWR.
You’re not at a women’s rights march, but in a fast fashion clothing store. Instead of these politically charged slogans being painted in bright red on placards, they’re being bedazzled on crop tops. Instead of these powerful phrases being shouted into the air, loud, bold and unambiguous, they’re haphazardly falling off coat hangers, crumpled on the floor of changing rooms, and being dumped into bargain bins.