As someone who struggles at being critical (I swear 97.5 percent of my movie reviews for the college paper were 4 out of 5 stars), it brings me great joy to say this “revitalizing eye treatment” from Juice Organics is a zero-ambivalence no bueno.
It’s but one member of my mother’s ever-growing potpourri of seems-like-a-good-deal purchases from TJ Maxx and Marshall’s. (No wonder TJX — parent company of those two, plus Home Goods— is outpacing profit forecasts, killin’ it while other retailers are limping)
Anyways. The cream goes on fine at first — my skin feels firmer almost immediately. After a while though, the product itself (not my skin, thank god) starts peeling, so you get an onslaught of white residue.
A quick google search reveals that other customers have had similar experiences. Although it appears that this is a discontinued product (ohitallmakessensenow) and a newer version may not have the peeling problem.
I guess the moral of the story is to be judicious/practice self-control at TJX stores (herro, mommy!) But really, I just wanted to practice criticizing something, anything.
Andrew-ism: VMAs edition
I haven’t watched the VMAs in idontevenknowhowmany years, but tuned in with my bro tonight and thought it was rather fun.
Found myself cheering for Ariana Grande throughout — mostly because I’m (belatedly?) obsessed with her signature high ponytail…
ANYWAYS, unsolicited commentary from Andrew:
sometime early in the show
Nicki Minaj’s face looks like plastic
after performances by nicki, ariana, jessie j, taylor swift
so it’s pretty much confirmed that all the popular female singers shake their butt while singing…is that how you get popular?
after ed sheeran accepts award for best male video
he has an accent too? so it’s pretty much confirmed that no american singers are popular
At this point, Andrew says he has a headache, “probably from all the butt shaking” — alternatively, it could be because I was shaking his head while singing to boom clap.
And there is not a home in Chengdu, in which an older man lives, that does not have a box of cheap Sichuan green tea and a mug so brown from years of use that it must be carcinogenic by this point.
If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph.
…we don’t choose the forms our work takes. We feel the pressure, wait for the explosion, then stand back, stunned and speechless at the shape that emerges.
Wise words on blogging
Just put your stuff out there.
Somebody will like it. True fact.
Whatever you say, someone will be offended.
You have to make time to make things.
And it’s worth it to find it and protect it.
(via Jessica Hagy on Medium [“I’ve been blogging for 8 freaking years. Here’s what I learned as I went along”] There are 15 excellent points in total.)