We’re Moving! Here Are Some Tips

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I’m diverting from what I was going to post as moving is constantly on my mind so I might as well talk about that!
Yes, we’re moving and in a pandemic! It’s fun. It’s really, really fun. Thankfully we have places lined up to go but we still have a whole house of stuff to downsize then move to multiple places.

So this is how it’s being done.

 

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Reasons to Stop Sleeping On BARRY and Start Watching

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This post is in collaboration with Behold! A Mythical Creature!

 

Watch Barry.
Let me say that again: Watch the HBO show BARRY.

 

We doubt you just went ahead and did that, so let us put it this way. Barry is about Barry Berkman, a former marine-turned-assassin that stumbles into an LA acting class after following a target there and, wouldn’t ya know, the boy loves it!
If that isn’t enough to pique your interest, we got some reasons why you should watch and… sorry in advance if we get too passionate.

[This post is spoiler-free! Be careful going onto YouTube to watch videos because a lot a very spoilery but we’ve added some videos below for your curiosity]

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Hey lads and laddy non-lads!

The post that was going up today wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be so next post will be up after the weekend after I’ve reworked it or completely abandon it for now to do something else because perfectionism is deeply rooted in my psyche and I will never escape it.

Sorry about that, lads, but something will be up soon! Skate mean live clean.

 

and for no reason, here is a good SNL skit

Attempting to Make the Easiest Rice Krispie/LCM Bars in the West

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Lately, I have been trying to get back into a groove of making my own snacks which… hasn’t gone as well as I remember it before a long time ago. One night, though, The Evil Assistant and I were watching a food compilation, I’m pretty sure it was a Tasty one, and I saw rice Krispies with four ingredients.

So, I gave it a go.

 

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A Word About Beauty Brands, Community and Our Site

There is no associated reason I’m putting this video here it’s just some good guys being dudes.

 

 

This is something I’ve been reluctant to talk about as we don’t like to get involved with beauty influencer drama, let alone it’s hard to keep up with every single thing that happens. I don’t care for drama for the most part and I’ll leave it to other people to face-dive into it.
Here, what we do think is important is the worldwide community and beauty brands, including how they take product criticism and interact with their workers and customers. As customers ourselves, we want to know what’s happening, and as a blog that does first impressions and reviews, we have always aimed to give you the whole scope of a product or brand. We know we might miss things and most likely have in the past, but when it comes to certain brands, we’ve been apprehensive of advertising them in any way.

We’ve brought this up before in a video where we reviewed a gift set with both Kat Von D and Huda Beauty as their behaviour and stances on topics were opposed to what we believed and, thus, didn’t feel comfortable in promoting their products. There are plenty of people who say to review brands and products as sole entities, however, in an ‘image is everything’ industry where a name or face influences (see what I did there?) supply and demand, it cannot be separated.

If you’re in the dark over things that have been happening in the beauty industry, don’t feel bad, and if you want to know what happened, I’m sure you can search for it pretty much anywhere and find out stuff. Again, not the stuff we talk about here.
Basically, this is my very long-winded way of saying a brand like Kat Von D, now KVD Vegan Beauty will be featured here as Kat Von D is out of the picture and the brand has internally branded.
There are other brands we have never featured here and we will continue doing that. The only reason we haven’t displayed them here is we don’t want all the shit that comes with “calling them out”, i.e. that negative drama exposure, stans, the brand itself attacking the site, our followers, us (look it’s happened before).

 

Unless a time comes where a brand/influencer/person has positively and authentically changed or rebranded (like KVD) has happened, we won’t feature them.
You’ve probably noticed by now we haven’t said anyone, in particular, however, if a lot of our followers want to know said brands we mainly talking about, I might post them so you know that this isn’t the place to come and get a review, etc. I say it with the utmost reluctance though.

 

Okay, enough of that, hope you all have a good rest of the week and weekend and if everything goes to plan we’ll be back in a few days with a new post.

The Battle of the Wing Stamps!

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Hey everyone, welcome back! Hope you’re all doing well and are ready for what could be a long post looking at different stamp liners I was able to get my hands on. Many of the stamps from the US don’t sell to Australia and some others made the price ridiculous (shipping and conversion). Anything that expensive should be doing my dishes.

Originally I was going to review six items, with three being point and slanted liner pens, but I think today we’ll stick to liners that actually have a stamp. Simple? Well, we’ll see about that.

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