Bloggie Wednesday: Auto-Subscribing People To Your Newsletters

Bloggie Wednesday: Auto-Subscribing People To Your Newsletters

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Have you noticed that you’ve been getting email newsletters from companies that you didn’t even know existed? I’m not talking about random spam emails on SEO and web development but legit newsletters from the retail sector? They could be small companies (usually with something to sell) that you’ve never heard of and yet, you’re somehow subscribed to their newsletter without you actually signing up.

Magic? Hardly. They were auto-subscribing people to their email list. In my books, it’s spam. And it’s certainly not cool.

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Benjabelle’s Brush Trees Make Drying Makeup Brushes A Real Breeze

Benjabelle Brush Tree in Daisy

I remembered seeing this on blogs over 2 years ago and I thought “what is that cool contraption and why don’t I have one?!” At that time, it wasn’t available on any other websites other than the Benjabelle’s and if I remembered correctly, they didn’t ship overseas. It’s either that or the shipping fees were very high. Whatever it was, it stopped me from getting it. That was until a few weeks ago when I did a spot of online shopping on Beautylish. I saw that they stocked the brush trees and thought it was high time I gave it a go.

What the Benjabelle Brush Tree is that it’s essentially a “pedestal” for hanging your brushes out to dry (*snigger*). It contains rubbery cut-out bits that allow you to slip your brush in while leaving it hanging upside down. It’s really easy to use; once you’ve washed a makeup brush, stick it onto the Brush Tree and it will hold the brush upside down, allowing it to dry naturally without water seeping back in.

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Beauty Tip: How To Keep Your Clear Brow Gel As Clean As Possible

Beauty Tip: How To Keep Your Clear Brow Gel As Clean As Possible

If you love using clear brow gels to tame those caterpillars on our foreheads as much as I do, then you’ll know that it’s very easy for clear brow gels to get very dirty. I recently watched a video on YouTube where the YouTuber claimed that her clear MAC Brow Set was too dirty to use and she had to chuck it even though there’s still a lot of it left.

Wasteful, I know, but I understand where she’s coming from. When your clean and clear brow gel becomes brown, muddy and, quite frankly, gross as hell, you wouldn’t be compelled to use it. I didn’t even finish my old Australis Lash and Brow Extender and Essence’s clear brow/lash gel and I already threw those in the bin because they were so grubby.

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Tim Talks: The Portrayal of Mental Illness on the Silver Screen

A note from Tine: Welcome to another edition of Tim Talks! For those who are new to Beautyholics Anonymous, Tim Talks is a new series on the blog where my husband, Tim, will be sharing his knowledge to help raise mental health awareness. Tim is a psychiatrist who works in metro Melbourne. His area of interest is child, adolescent and youth psychiatry.

I’m really excited for today’s post because when Tim and I were planning his content for Tim Talks, he came up with this topic and I was immediately intrigued. This is the post I’ve been waiting for since we started Tim Talks.

Enjoy!

Tim Talks: The Portrayal of Mental Illness on the Silver Screen

It’s that time of the year when there is a lot of excitement around the movie and TV industry, with such glamorous award events as the Golden Globes and the Oscars. As Tine would know, I am a huge fan of the silver screen; I find that movies and TV shows serve as an outlet to immerse oneself into an alternative reality even though they are but brief moments.

Ever since I entered into the field of psychiatry, one of the fascinations I hold about the movie world is the portrayal of mental illness on the big screen. Like it or not, our views and perceptions are influenced to a degree by what we view in the media. I think we can learn a lot about mental illness from the movies, but one caveat is that, due to the dramatising of films and TV shows, the depiction of mental illness can be somewhat skewed or portrayed quite contrary to reality.

I thought it might be interesting to discuss some contemporary films, characters in TV shows and some classic movies, whilst offering some context to the elements of psychiatry in them. I will not go into detail of the films and TV series as some readers might start hurling abuse for the spoilers if they have not viewed any the movies below yet. :)

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