“Gay Men Love Skincare”: An Interview With Malin+Goetz

While this is not a safe bet, I would be willing to put money on their being a Malin+Goetz product in most cosmopolitan gay men’s bathrooms. Their products are good looking, smell great, and are at a specific price point that says, “I have taste and money (but not too much money).” It’s a faggy status symbol. Continue reading ““Gay Men Love Skincare”: An Interview With Malin+Goetz”

Don’t Bite Your Nails: Paint Your Nails

Nail biting is something that I inherited. My father is a furious nail biter, stealing a nibble in front of the television or while driving with one hand. His free fingers travel up to his mouth and click, click, click nails off. He had no use for nail clippers. He had chosen the more economic, grossly minimalist idea of maintenance: he had his mouth. Continue reading “Don’t Bite Your Nails: Paint Your Nails”

Real American Beauty

A few weeks back, my good friend Funmi was telling me about a shoot she helped out on in South Los Angeles. It took place at a hair salon where droves of women spent their Saturday getting the works before going out. Many spent their salon time as a pre-party for wherever their new hair was going to take them and, given the amount of time they spent getting made up, the resulting hair styles are undeniably flawless.

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