amity

Amity teaches rhetoric, composition, and creative writing in Central PA. Her non-fiction has appeared in xojane and Story, as well as on Snap Judgement and This American Life; her fiction has appeared in Hobart. She is the cohost of Bone Palace Ballet, a true crime podcast focusing on murder, mysteries, and the macabre.

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Bubbles make everything better: e.l.f. Hydrating Bubble Mask review

The Body Shop Almond Milk and Honey Body Care Collection

The Body Shop has been one of my favorite brands since I was a pre-teen. In the terrifyingly dark days before the internet and online shopping, my BFF and I would pour through The Body Shop catalogue, planning our purchases. Remember the fruity lip balms, in those glass pots? And the Japanese Washing Grains face …

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This Lune + Aster duo will give you beautiful skin, quickly

You know those rushed mornings where you’re just like, “OMG, I have ten minutes to brush my teeth, get dressed and throw enough makeup on to look vaguely human?” I have those mornings more times than I’d like to admit. At the bare minimum, I need some light coverage to even out my skin tone, …

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Long wear, no cares: Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Creme swatches and review

The liquid lipstick train is chugging along at full speed, and I am on board. From couture to drugstore, every major brand has done iterations on the trend—but leave it to one of our faves, Milani, to put a fun spin on matte mania. Milani Amore Matte Metallic Lip Creme ($9) is available in a …

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This IT Cosmetics trio says Bye Bye to flaws, Hello to beautiful skin

On a recent overnight trip, my sister watched in disbelief as I embarked on my skin-prep routine; I was pulling product after product out of my bag (picture Mary Poppins’ magical carpet bag, only for serums and toners and potions). There’s no shame in my game, though, because skin care is important. And after trying …

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Beauty & Pin-Ups Haircare Review

The haircare line Beauty & Pin Ups first caught my eye a few months ago. The company received a lot of buzz over the new spokesmodel for their Fearless Rescue Treatment Mask, 32-year-old Katie Meade. Meade, an individual with Down’s Syndrome and a lover of all things beauty, is an ambassador for Best Buddies, a …

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