Seriously, when the Russian government puts your girl punk band on trial for “hooliganism,” you know you’re doing something right.
I really dig the new tumblr interface and features for the iPhone; it’s way faster than before and well-thought out. Looks like I may actually use it now!
Last night at the Brand New concert was one of the best I’ve had in a little while and when Jesse Lacey sang Play Crack The Sky at the beginning of the end of the show I felt the heaviest boots in the whole wide world.
Teen Mom Farrah Abraham writes a book without any writing skill and releases a song that not even Autotune can salvage.
I thought I’d take a look at the 3 pages MTV released and have a laugh, but the situation is much worse. If I had a physical copy, I’d spit on it. Farrah, you’re one of MTV’s “chosen ones” that represent the girls born in our generation. You earn money, publicity, and the privilege to invade music and literature. Would it kill you to visit a speech therapist? What about an English tutor? What, you’re too busy yelling cunty remarks at your mom? Buying puppies for Babygoo? Should’ve hired someone, beyatch.
What sickens me is that here’s a 21-year-old spoiled brat with money, a TV show, and an apparent modeling career. She’s writing a goddamn book about her life yet she still continues with the unnecessary cynicism and self-pity through poorly placed adjectives. I can picture you rolling your eyes after every sentence. That is, if you even did write the book. Perhaps this memoir is nothing more than a transcription of the bottlenosed narration that we had the misfortune of hearing on TV.
How would a normal human being start this story?
"I was asleep in my parents’ bed when my cellphone rang and woke me up. Sleeping in my parents’ bed wasn’t a usual occurrence for me, but earlier that night my mom invited me to watch a movie and sleep in her room. She was worried about me because my social life was crumbling, making me unhappy and lonely.
It was December 28th. The phone was still ringing, and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to answer it. My mom was laying quietly on the other side of the bed and I didn’t want her to wake up or eavesdrop on my conversation. Who was calling me? There must be something really dramatic happening, I thought, for someone to be phoning this late. I’d been avoiding my friend group as an attempt to keep away from the gossip, immaturity, and late-night partying that they brought with them. At the time, I was seven months into my pregnancy and filming a show that MTV was going to air soon. Even though I was only seventeen, I wanted to get on a better path and give my baby and myself the best possible life.
My cellphone went silent and the screen lit up with a message: missed call from Kerrie. She was one of the few good friends I had left. It had been a while since the last time that we spoke about our boyfriend problems. She didn’t leave a voicemail, so I figured…”
There you go, Teen Mom. I took your mumbo-jumbo and tidied it up. By the way, your pill-popping habits are in every other tabloid and it seems like you swallowed one too many Xanax when you sat down to write this little Pulitzer winner. Word of advice - next time you want to put words into sentences, reach for the Adderall instead and save that Xanax for the next time you feel like screaming your cunt off at your mother in the presence of a camera. And remember - too many of either and you’ll be a vegetable in the same patch that Amber is currently weeding up.
LUSH is extremely notorious for being a very ethical company in terms of their sourcing and campaigning, as well as all the green initiatives they take for their packaging. The fact that all products are 100% vegetarian and 80% are vegan plus that all the solid products are preservative-free attracts many people as well. Are LUSH’s ethics the reason why you use LUSH products?
Well, I can’t say that it’s THE reason why I was drawn to LUSH, however, it does make me feel good about myself and the products I’m using. I still own non-lush products, and I can’t say that I will completely stop, but LUSH ethics have brought more awareness regarding ingredients, sourcing, animal testing, and the environment. And I think that’s what matters, right? I find myself reading ingredient labels more often and these days, that can make or break a decision for me. I prefer brands with the “cruelty free” or “no animal testing” logos to corporate giants. With that said, I’m not at the point where I avoid Covergirl with a plague. Now that LUSH has a line of make-up with all the essentials, that will constitute most of my cosmetics collection and make me feel better and more confident with my brand choice. That’s what’s key here - Lush is my preference not only because their stuff is pretty damn great but also because their products and their company aren’t shitheads, to put it simply. It doesn’t mean that I am openly boycotting every other brand, but it does give me almost reason to buy a shower gel, bubble bath, or a black eyeliner from another brand.
For instance, I recently bought a Rimmel concealer stick for $3 at the drugstore. I wanted a stick concealer and not Jackie Oates colour supplement. So I bought it. Last summer, I picked up a Philosophy shower gel because I was sick of Snow Fairy (I think I didn’t know about It’s Raining Men) at the time. Needless to say, it takes me forever to go through shower gel and I just finished that Philosophy last week. Working at LUSH and only going through 3-4 bottles of shower gel a year means that I don’t have a lot of need to switch things up - I have 2 favourites and there’s always limited edition and season stuff coming out - like the Avoshower my store is getting for our anniversary party.
What areas of the products available that you haven’t dived into at all? What’s holding you back?
The only things I haven’t tried are the shampoo bars and the steamer tabs. The shampoo bars have a really simple soap base, which is not a bad thing, but that would send my hair colour going down the drain. And the steamer tabs - I really don’t know why I haven’t tried them yet. I’ll probably pick some up in the next few weeks but they require a little bit of effort and I’m lazy!
Favourite Gorilla perfume that you’ve tried?
Vanillary is my all time fave, but I’m currently waiting on my Yuzu & Cocoa, American Cream and B-side exclusives. Lust is also a lovely, lovely scent but is smells weird on me, so I spray it on my clothes.
But until I have the rest, Vanillary, Vanillary and more Vanillary for me! Vanilla, Tonka bean absolute and a hint of Jasmine essential oil. Beauty!