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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BPAL Carnaval Diabolique 2015

Do you dare enter BPAL Carnaval Diabolique, “A Pantomime of Deviltry and Debauch in Seven Acts”? A dark wonderland of sinful delights awaits, so step right up and get your tickets—because this olfactory sideshow puts on one hell of a performance. BPAL fans will no doubt remember the original collection. Carnaval Diabolique first debuted in …

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Nonie Crème Colour Prevails Watercolour Eye Shadow Palette in Nude and Neutral, swatches and review

As a fan of Russian author Vladimir Nabokov and his lushly intricate writing (Lolita only scratches the surface), I’ve come to really appreciate butterflies. You see, Nabokov was an accomplished lepidopterist—in other words, a butterfly scholar. The winged creatures flew through both his scientific and fiction writing, blurs of bright color and astonishing beauty. I’m …

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Four Brilliant Picks from Butter London

There’s just something about the Butter London line that makes me want to drop phrases like “bloody brill” and “chuffed” into everyday conversations. And after being lucky enough to test out four products, I can confidently confirm that from nail polish to mascara, these products are quite fit. Butter London was founded in 2005 as …

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BPAL Dorian review

So, hypothetical scenario—you have the opportunity to remain perma-gorgeous and forever young, unblemished by the ravages of time. You look like you’ve bathed in Crème de la Mer EVERYDAY. The key to your perfection lies within a magical self-portrait hidden away in the attic, as well as a Faustian-type relationship with a lord quite fond …

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Mad Men Musings: Person to Person

If you’re a Mad Men fan, you SHOULD HAVE joined us here regularly for Mad Men Musings – a space to discuss selected highlights, low points, or just plain water-cooler worthy moments of each episode. You would have liked it, I promise. “What the World Wants Today is the Real Thing”—(2nd chorus from I’d Like …

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Mad Men Musings: The Milk and Honey Route

If you’re a Mad Men fan, join us regularly for Mad Men Musings – a space to discuss selected highlights, low points, or just plain water-cooler worthy moments of each episode. You guys, it’s really ending—and this penultimate episode really brought that point home. I hope everyone had a nice stiff drink to see them …

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