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    I got semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos and this is what happened

    Ever wondered EXACTLY what happens when you go to get semi-permanent eyebrow tattoos? Wonder no more. 

    By no means am I lacking in the brow department, my dark bushy caterpillars can be tamed into looking pretty good (at least one of them will – why do they never look the same??) from time to time. But wouldn’t it just make life so much easier to not spend a good 20% of morning makeup time perfecting the arch of my brow.

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    Am I a bad feminist?

    The walls are thick with the sweet smell of Sambuca and you’re sweating like a pig that’s had far too much to drink. Snoop Dogg is playing overhead and you’re singing along, lungs about to burst. ‘Bitches ain’t sh*t but hoes and tricks, lick on these nuts and suck the d*ck’. And there it is. You’ve unwittingly colluded with one of the most misogynistic lyrics of all time.

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    Ticking the right box

    At the age of thirteen I was sat in registration class when a form landed on my desk. I absent-mindedly ticked my way through, until all of a sudden I came to a section entitled ‘ethnicity’. I was stumped. I looked to the left and the right of me to see which box my classmates had ticked. ‘White British’, I did the same. Seconds later, clocking that I’d copied her, my friend that was sat next to me started to laugh. Confused, I explained that I didn’t fit any of the other categories listed and I’d always thought of myself as white. After some deliberation we agreed that I should tick ‘other’. This was the first time I had ever really called my identity into question but it wouldn’t be the last.  Continue reading…

    My lipgloss is poppin

    I ditched lipgloss in 2010 along with errrybody else that was done with their hair getting stuck to their face whilst running for the bus.

    Jojo might still have been working that gloss in her LEAVE (GET OUT, RIGHT NOW IT’S THE END OF YOOOOU AND ME) video but I was done.

    That was… until yesterday.  Continue reading…