Broke Bitch Beauty: NYX Cosmetics Simply Red Lip Cream


I’ve been been SUPER into lip pencils lately. Not lip liners, mind you, those have their own special place in my heart. I’m talking about stand alone lip pencils – usually in a chubby formulation, sometimes not, but definitely always thicker than a lip liner. When my birthday rolled around a few months ago, I immediately went to Sephora to snag my birthday gift. There’s a few options right now, but I grabbed the NARS Lip Pencil duo because, duh, free lipstick. One of those happened to be the Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, which an Emmy-nominated makeup artist friend of mine said I had to try.

It instantly became a RIDE OR DIE must-have for me. I’m not a huge fan of reds but that shade just looks SO GOOD on me. Howevs, sharpening it is a pain in the ass AND it ends up loosening the color pour, so now its just a red splotchy mess in my makeup bag . Plus, it’s $26, and the way I go through lip products, I just can’t afford that kind of disaster.
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Björk – “Enjoy”


I’ve been looking heavily to Björk for beauty inspo lately – her style in the 90s just had such a unique flair. Obvs, that led me to listening to the black hole of listening to every Björk album ever.

Let me tell you, man, that was intense. Her music is just so hauntingly gorgeous and weird. Her breakout album, Post, turned 20 this past June and this is one of my favorite songs off it. It’s so sexy it just makes me want to put some lipstick on and have some sex without touching, which is great because then my lipstick wouldn’t get all smeared.


Eric Prydz VS CHVRCHES – “Tether”


The first time I heard this song, I was in the middle of a Saturday morning Pop Physique class, thighs shaking and sweat dripping down my face. As the lyrics registered in my pain-focused mind, I thought it was some sort of sick joke. “Feeling capable of seeing the end? What kinda shit is that?!” It’s definitely a little taunting when you’re balls-deep in a barre workout.

To be fair, they do play it toward the end of the workout.

It’s such a great remix of the original. I listen to it whenever I feel overwhelmed with anything.


5 Product Predictions for the UDxGwen Makeup Collab


By now you’ve heard the big news: Urban Decay announced their first ever celeb collab, and it’s with none other than Gwen Stefani. According to, Urban Decay founder Wende Zomnir spent hours at Stefani’s house, talking makeup and crop tops (probably) and coming up with the exact colors, formulations and packaging that would comprise the line. Stefani had hands-on guidance in the process, creating the products she always wished existed.
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Rage Against the Machine – “Killing in the Name Of”


Is there anything worse than tuning into KROQ’s Flashback Weekend only to hear all the music you grew up with? You start screaming at the radio like, “DAMMIT KAT CORBETT THIS SONG IS NOT EVEN A FLASHBACK HOW DARE YOU!!!” then you do the math and realize that song is TWENTY TWO YEARS OLD and you’re like, shit. That, combined with finding my first grey hair over Labor Day Weekend, were enough to drive me to drink. Just one drink though, I didn’t want to be hungover, I had to wake up early the next day because I’m OLD AS FUCK.

I appreciate Rage Against the Machine so much more now that I’m older, and this is a really good song to add to your workout playlist. I’ve made my peace with the 90s revival of fashion and beauty trends, now if only we could bring back 90s music.