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who cares about “beauty” anyway?


In the last few months, I’ve become beauty-obsessed. I’ve scoured the aisles of Target and Sephora; I’ve scrutinized sites like Into The Gloss, From Roses, and Byrdie; I’ve covered my dresser drawers in moisturizers, lip balms, and highlighters. I’ve learned a lot about the beauty landscape in a short amount of time, and I’ve discovered a bunch of new products that I’d love to write about here. But before I do that, I’m going to share some thoughts on “beauty” with you.

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5 podcasts to check out now


In all honesty, I don’t listen to many podcasts. I spend most of my free time reading, flipping through magazines, and watching reruns of my favorite TV shows. But when I find a podcast that I really like, I treat it like a new season of House of Cards and binge the hell out of it.

My first foray into podcasts began with the almighty Serial; I fell in love with it when the first season was only five episodes deep, and have been fascinated by podcast storytelling ever since. This year I’ve also been determined to be a better feminist—out of the 54 books I plan to read this year, 40 of them (75%) will be by women—and so I’ve been hunting for podcasts with a similar goal in mind. As a result, three out of the five podcasts are about and produced by women. Read on and get ready to discover some audio gems.

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monday mood

monday mood / june 6th


Listening to…
Emily King’s The Switch, Santigold’s 99 Cents, Brave Shores’s self-titled album

The Blind Assassin 
by Margaret Atwood

Check out…
the NY Times Opinionator for a cultural analysis of the saying “is that even a thing?” / this step-by-step guide to making delicious tea lattes / some great advice from NYLON about post-graduate life (I’m soaking it all in!) / this reminder from Science of Us that we’re all know-it-alls and should be more humble / this conversation between Sophia Amoruso and Emily Weiss for #Girlboss Radio / the newly-released magazine Mary Review


Well hello, June. I can’t believe how quickly the time goes. You’ve probably noticed that things are happening here on Mode and the Like. I’ve revamped my layout and renewed my commitment to blog here. I want to once again use this space to explore my many interests, from style and beauty products to literature and the art world. Thank you to anyone who’s stuck around to see this blog suffer its dry spells. I’ve got some fresh ideas for future content and am excited to continue my story here. (On another note, even though it’s more of a fall hue, I’m really craving emerald everything, especially when it’s the accent for an otherwise black and white outfit.)

Here’s to starting again, and keeping it classy in the process.

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