“I take my coffee either black, or chock full of sugar and half and half. Today was definitely a light and sweet day.”
I like to think my morning routine screams “I’M A WRITER” but it probably mostly just screams “I DON’T TAKE GOOD ENOUGH CARE OF MY BODY.”
Welcome to AM/PM, where Autostraddle team members share our morning and evening rituals. Let’s see how Carolyn starts her day!
Growing out your body hair can be exciting, liberating, and nerve-wracking. Here’s what I learned from growing out my leg hair.
With these tips, you’ll be turning heads (off people’s necks) in no time. BadabaDOOK.
If you live in the NYC area, I WANT YOU to play hair model for a future Autostraddle post!
I did my own research, aka I texted a bunch of my queer and trans friends to ask them about their body hair. What do you do with your pit hair? How does that choice connect with your gender, your other identities, cultural or family expectations?
This look will make people think: I can’t believe it’s makeup (and not just naturally good skin)!
I think you could style your hair like Dolly Parton and people on Kentucky front porches and in Kentucky truck beds would still call you a dyke in that horrible ugly tone that only bigots can growl with.
Maps, spiders, dispatches from the Hellmouth, Standing Rock, talking with kids about open relationships, Arabelle Sicardi and the sexual politics of hair, and so much more it’ll make your head spin.
There’s a lot of confusion over where to apply SPF, how much product to apply, whether or not reapplying on a normal day is necessary, what formulas are most effective, and just how much SPF a person needs, depending on their skin tone. (Hint: It’s way more than you think.)
Brace yourselves for a little makeover! As your beauty editor, I often want to be able to take a closer, deeper look at products and stories I don’t want anyone to miss, and today is the day we’re doing that!
After test-driving many different sheet face masks over the course of two weeks and across 3,000 miles, the verdict is in and it might shock you: I kind of hate them. Here’s why!
“Beauty sleep is not a thing evil stepmothers and boogeymen made up to tuck you in with the patriarchy at night, it’s when our bodies rev up regenerative and restorative functions, and when moisture loss, collagen and hyaluronic breakdown are especially real.”
I’m gonna tell you my tomboy femme favorites and then you tell me yours, okay?
The fantastic thing about frivolous holidays like Valentine’s Day is that they’ve become the perfect excuse to go ahead and treat yourself.
I have long admired Amanda’s gentle, glitter-strewn spirit, her dreamy creativity, and of course, her sweet makeup skills.
This time round we’re going to talk color and application, and finally get to answering some of your burning questions!
You asked, we answered! The first in a two-part Hard Lacquer special about absolutely everything you need to know about blush, Lick My Chops-style.
In the very first Beauty Thief, read our exclusive interview with androgynous model Rain Dove and get flawless skin, plus stretch mark love and a DIY for chapped lips.