Monday, October 15, 2012

Shame On Beautylish

Okay, I don't typically get upset over things online. However, I thought that this was ridiculous, and terribly poor planning.

This is an email newsletter from Beautylish. As you can see, the main focus is about Barbie's new platinum blonde hairdo,. Meanwhile, beneath it, about 1/3 of the size of Barbie's photo, is a picture of a bald woman saying: losing hair, losing femininity. Can we just stop a moment and look at this?

First off, how can you make a woman feel good about herself and losing her hair due to chemo or radiation when you stick her underneath a freaking Barbie? Especially when the article about Barbie pertains to her hair. It's a bit disgusting to me.

Another thing I would like to say, long hair DOES NOT equal femininity. It's insulting to all the lovely ladies out there with bobs and pixie cuts to say so. Are they any less feminine than a woman with long hair? Of course not. And it's appalling to imply such a thing. One could argue that because it is breast cancer awareness month, that by "losing femininity", they're implying the list of breast tissue. Yes, cancer is one of the most devastating things a person could ever go through. But is losing breast tissue really losing ones "femininity". Not by a long shot. Breast size should not define what makes a woman "feminine".

Beautylish editors should be ashamed of this poorly planned newsletter. It's disgusting that cancer is trumped by a doll's hair style. Shame on you, Beautylish.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Adventures in OC

Oh golly, I've gotten far behind on my posting again! Luckily, a trip to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm is the cure for that~

On Thursday, my bestie Poppy and I went to Knott's Halloween Haunt. Sadly, we didn't get a lot of pictures because it was so dark, and I can't do flash photography due to -occasional- seizures. I was able to get two photos of that night, however.

This was my outfit. I bought new clip-in bangs specifically for this night, because I missed having bangs so much. And, yes, I AM wearing a fanny pack.

This was from the end of the night. I had been jonesing for ice cream so we had to get some. Knott's has a little Dryers outside of the park so we stopped inside to get some. We both got single scoops, but for some reason, mine was twice the size of Poppy's! She said, "yours is bigger because you're pretty." Well, I don't know about that, but why on earth would you give a little girl like me an ice cream that big?!

The next day, I went to Disneyland with my friend TK, just like last year. It was so much fun! 

It's all decked out for Halloween!

Me and TK waiting in line for the Matterhorn. It's just been redone, but it was like 100 times bumpier than before!

We went on Star Tours, also. I always have to buy nerdy gear from the shop in Tomorrowland. We both bought a bunch of pins, and the cashier asked us if we wanted big pins. Of course we had to say yes! He gave us Honorary Citizen of Disneyland pins, which I was super excited about. He also gave us birthday pins, despite the fact that it was neither of our birthdays. We wore them regardless, and got birthday wishes from everyone in the park. 

I've started a bit of a tradition in my photos over the last couple years where I have to be jumping in front of interesting backgrounds. Of course I had to get a jumping photo in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle!

We also got pictures with Tigger and Pooh. I was taking up a bit of time because I couldn't work TK's camera and Tigger was giving me a hard time. But he forgave me and gave me a hug and a pat on the head!

This is probably my favourite picture. Tigger accidentally tripped TK and this photo (that was taken completely by accident) was the result. Priceless.

Pooh was very sweet and gave me a hug. We also had to match our poses.

This is from our picture from Space Mountain. It's all decked out in its "ghost galaxy" phase for Halloween, which I've never been on. Honestly, it kind of freaked me out. I know for a FACT that it would have given me nightmares as a child. The "ghost galaxy" reminded me of a Resident Evil monster that gave me nightmares for years and years. This was my unhappy face.

This one is from Splash Mountain. TK hadn't been on it more than twice, so I had to drag her on.  She wanted to avoid getting wet, so she made me sit in the front. I got absolutely SOAKED. But it was worth it just for this picture.

This one is from the roller coaster in California Adventure. It was my first time going on it and, oh my gosh, I did NOT expect it to go so fast! I might have a new favourite roller coaster. We also went on Tower of Terror at California Adventure, but TK didn't care for that photo. 

This was the last one we took for rides, on Buzz's Astro Blaster. I was making a super concentrated face because shooting a ray gun is srs bsns.

I feel like the only time I ever update is when I go to Disneyland! I need to work on that.