Weekend Links

Happy Pride weekend kittens!

Know Your Meme – Pride Edition!

Reevaluating Ursula and the anti-princess-feminism of the early aughts, juxtaposed with the uniquely vital cultural heritage of drag, as only Lindsey Ellis can. Pride Edition!

I’ve read a few pieces and seen some reports and documentaries on Estonia’s cyber transformation, and find it a really fascinating topic. For the uninitiated.

Sali Hughes annual bargain beauty round up has landed – as usual doing the lord’s work for us all!

We’re fucked as a species…and late stage capitalism is why

what did I just read? Every single line is worse than the last!

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is NOT fucking around, and I love it.

The Britney Spears conservatorship case took over the news this week and for good reason. The details that came out were horrific and reminded me of nothing so much as the confinement of women in mental institutions to control their estates.

NOPE. Nope nope nope nope nope. No one asked for this. No one needs this. Kill it with fire.

This on the other hand I love. My family lives in rural Virginia and I love driving past and exploring the abandoned houses in their area. It’s the exactly correct quotient between academically interesting and darkly weird.

4 thoughts on “Weekend Links”

  1. I am here for Sali Hughes’ list! I spotted the Garnier sun protection spray which is designed to be used over makeup, but it’s hard to find and looks like it might have been discontinued. 😦 I’ve been relying on the SPF25 in my CC cream, but I should probably use something a bit stronger and top it up throughout the day. It’s so hard to find one that goes well with makeup and doesn’t leave a chalky white ‘cast’. If you have any facial sunscreen recommendations, let me know!

    1. Sali Hughes out here doing the lord’s work, for real.

      And hoo boy, YES I have recommendations. By far the best SPFs are Korean or Japanese in terms of overall “elegance” of use. I’ve been using Thank You Farmer’s SPF for years. You can get them from Korean beauty stores online or a Cult Beauty.com. I’ve lost track of the number of people I’ve turned onto this stuff, but it’s by far the best formula I’ve ever used. Zero white cast, moisturizing, and SPF 30 or 50 depending on your need. I buy the stuff in multiples!

      I’m also currently using SuperGoop’s Unseen Sunscreen which is a sort of blurry clear primer in its formula. I find it works great under makeup and (if you don’t wear a full face, which I don’t), you can slather over a follow up layer later in the day. Which most people forget to do but is super important especially if you’re in direct sunlight.

      1. Thanks for the recommendations — they sound excellent! 🙂 I like the sound of a primer-type sunscreen. And yes, Korean beauty/skincare is great — I’m a big fan of Erborian BB and CC creams. I used to use their BB cream daily but since getting a sample of CC cream recently, I’m a convert to that for the summer months as it’s more lightweight. It sounds like it would work well with either of the sunscreens you mentioned.

  2. The Insta of abandoned houses is interesting — I now pay a monthly fee to a site that offers listings of cheap old houses in the U.S. and abroad. WHEW! The Swedish ones are impossibly gorgeous.

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