Read Every Word of Taylor Swift’s Inspiring NYU Graduation Speech

Hi, I’m Taylor.

Last time I was in a stadium this size, I was dancing in heels and wearing a glittery leotard. This outfit is much more comfortable. 

I’d like to say a huge thank you to NYU‘s Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bill Berkeley and all the trustees and members of the board, NYU’s President Andrew Hamilton, Provost Katherine Fleming, and the faculty and alumni here today who have made this day possible. I feel so proud to share this day with my fellow honorees Susan Hockfield and Felix Matos Rodriguez, who humble me with the ways they improve our world with their work. As for me, I’m…90% sure the main reason I’m here is because I have a song called “22” And let me just say, I am elated to be here with you today as we celebrate and graduate New York University’s Class of 2022.

Not a single one of us here today has done it alone. We are each a patchwork quilt of those who have loved us, those who have believed in our futures, those who showed us empathy and kindness or told us the truth even when it wasn’t easy to hear. Those who told us we could do it when there was absolutely no proof of that. Someone read stories to you and taught you to dream and offered up some moral code of right and wrong for you to try and live by. Someone tried their best to explain every concept in this insanely complex world to the child that was you, as you asked a bazillion questions like, “how does the moon work” and “why can we eat salad but not grass.” And maybe they didn’t do it perfectly. No one ever can. Maybe they aren’t with us anymore, and in that case I hope you’ll remember them today. If they are here in this stadium, I hope you’ll find your own way to express your gratitude for all the steps and missteps that have led us to this common destination. 

I know that words are supposed to be my “thing,” but I will never be able to find the words to thank my mom and my dad, and my brother, Austin, for the sacrifices they made every day so that I could go from singing in coffee houses to standing up here with you all today because no words would ever be enough. To all the incredible parents, family members, mentors, teachers, allies, friends and loved ones here today who have supported these students in their pursuit of educational enrichment, let me say to you now: Welcome to New York. It’s been waiting for you. 

I’d like to thank NYU for making me technically, on paper at least, a doctor. Not the type of doctor you would want around in the case of an emergency, unless your specific emergency was that you desperately needed to hear a song with a catchy hook and an intensely cathartic bridge section. Or if your emergency was that you needed a person who can name over 50 breeds of cats in one minute.

I never got to have the normal college experience, per se. I went to public high school until tenth grade and finished my education doing homeschool work on the floors of airport terminals. Then I went out on the road on a radio tour, which sounds incredibly glamorous but in reality it consisted of a rental car, motels, and my mom and I pretending to have loud mother daughter fights with each other during boarding so no one would want the empty seat between us on Southwest. 

As a kid, I always thought I would go away to college, imagining the posters I’d hang on the wall of my freshmen dorm. I even set the ending of my music video for my song “Love Story” at my fantasy imaginary college, where I meet a male model reading a book on the grass and with one single glance, we realize we had been in love in our past lives. Which is exactly what you guys all experienced at some point in the last four years, right?

But I really can’t complain about not having a normal college experience to you because you went to NYU during a global pandemic, being essentially locked into your dorms or having to do classes over Zoom. Everyone in college during normal times stresses about test scores, but on top of that you also had to pass like a thousand COVID tests. I imagine the idea of a normal college experience was all you wanted too. But in this case you and I both learned that you don’t always get all the things in the bag that you selected from the menu in the delivery service that is life. You get what you get. And as I would like to say to you, you should be very proud of what you’ve done with it. Today you leave New York University and then you go out into the world searching for what’s next.  And so will I.

So as a rule, I try not to give anyone unsolicited advice unless they ask for it. I’ll go into this more later. I guess I have been officially solicited in this situation, to impart whatever wisdom I might have and tell you the things that helped me in my life so far. Please bear in mind that I, in no way, feel qualified to tell you what to do. You’ve worked and struggled and sacrificed and studied and dreamed your way here today and so, you know what you’re doing. You’ll do things differently than I did them and for different reasons. 

So I won’t tell you what to do because no one likes that. I will, however, give you some life hacks I wish I knew when I was starting out my dreams of a career, and navigating life, love, pressure, choices, shame, hope and friendship.

The first of which is…life can be heavy, especially if you try to carry it all at once. Part of growing up and moving into new chapters of your life is about catch and release. What I mean by that is, knowing what things to keep, and what things to release. You can’t carry all things, all grudges, all updates on your ex, all enviable promotions your school bully got at the hedge fund his uncle started. Decide what is yours to hold and let the rest go. Oftentimes the good things in your life are lighter anyway, so there’s more room for them. One toxic relationship can outweigh so many wonderful, simple joys. You get to pick what your life has time and room for. Be discerning. 

Secondly, learn to live alongside cringe. No matter how hard you try to avoid being cringe, you will look back on your life and cringe retrospectively. Cringe is unavoidable over a lifetime. Even the term “cringe” might someday be deemed “cringe.”

I promise you, you’re probably doing or wearing something right now that you will look back on later and find revolting and hilarious. You can’t avoid it, so don’t try to. For example, I had a phase where, for the entirety of 2012, I dressed like a 1950s housewife. But you know what? I was having fun. Trends and phases are fun. Looking back and laughing is fun. 

And while we’re talking about things that make us squirm but really shouldn’t, I’d like to say that I’m a big advocate for not hiding your enthusiasm for things. It seems to me that there is a false stigma around eagerness in our culture of “unbothered ambivalence.” This outlook perpetuates the idea that it’s not cool to “want it.” That people who don’t try hard are fundamentally more chic than people who do. And I wouldn’t know because I have been a lot of things but I’ve never been an expert on “chic.” But I’m the one who’s up here so you have to listen to me when I say this: Never be ashamed of trying. Effortlessness is a myth. The people who wanted it the least were the ones I wanted to date and be friends with in high school. The people who want it most are the people I now hire to work for my company. 

I started writing songs when I was twelve and since then, it’s been the compass guiding my life, and in turn, my life guided my writing. Everything I do is just an extension of my writing, whether it’s directing videos or a short film, creating the visuals for a tour, or standing on stage performing. Everything is connected by my love of the craft, the thrill of working through ideas and narrowing them down and polishing it all up in the end. Editing. Waking up in the middle of the night and throwing out the old idea because you just thought of a newer, better one. A plot device that ties the whole thing together. There’s a reason they call it a hook. Sometimes a string of words just ensnares me and I can’t focus on anything until it’s been recorded or written down. 

As a songwriter I’ve never been able to sit still, or stay in one creative place for too long. I’ve made and released 11 albums and in the process, I’ve switched genres from country to pop to alternative to folk. This might sound like a very songwriter-centric line of discussion but in a way, I really do think we are all writers. And most of us write in a different voice for different situations. You write differently in your Instagram stories than you do your senior thesis. You send a different type of email to your boss than you do your best friend from home. We are all literary chameleons and I think it’s fascinating. It’s just a continuation of the idea that we are so many things, all the time. And I know it can be really overwhelming figuring out who to be, and when. Who you are now and how to act in order to get where you want to go. I have some good news: It’s totally up to you. I also have some terrifying news: It’s totally up to you.

I said to you earlier that I don’t ever offer advice unless someone asks me for it, and now I’ll tell you why. As a person who started my very public career at the age of 15, it came with a price. And that price was years of unsolicited advice. Being the youngest person in every room for over a decade meant that I was constantly being issued warnings from older members of the music industry, the media, interviewers, executives. This advice often presented itself as thinly veiled warnings. See, I was a teenager in the public eye at a time when our society was absolutely obsessed with the idea of having perfect young female role models. It felt like every interview I did included slight barbs by the interviewer about me one day “running off the rails.” That meant a different thing to everyone person said it me. So I became a young adult while being fed the message that if I didn’t make any mistakes, all the children of America would grow up to be perfect angels. However, if I did slip up, the entire earth would fall off its axis and it would be entirely my fault and I would go to pop star jail forever and ever. It was all centered around the idea that mistakes equal failure and ultimately, the loss of any chance at a happy or rewarding life. 

This has not been my experience. My experience has been that my mistakes led to the best things in my life. 

And being embarrassed when you mess up is part of the human experience. Getting back up, dusting yourself off and seeing who still wants to hang out with you afterward and laugh about it? That’s a gift.

The times I was told no or wasn’t included, wasn’t chosen, didn’t win, didn’t make the cut…looking back, it really feels like those moments were as important, if not more crucial, than the moments I was told “yes.” 

Not being invited to the parties and sleepovers in my hometown made me feel hopelessly lonely, but because I felt alone, I would sit in my room and write the songs that would get me a ticket somewhere else. Having label executives in Nashville tell me that only 35-year-old housewives listen to country music and there was no place for a 13-year-old on their roster made me cry in the car on the way home. But then I’d post my songs on my MySpace and yes, MySpace, and would message with other teenagers like me who loved country music, but just didn’t have anyone singing from their perspective. Having journalists write in-depth, oftentimes critical, pieces about who they perceive me to be made me feel like I was living in some weird simulation, but it also made me look inward to learn about who I actually am. Having the world treat my love life like a spectator sport in which I lose every single game was not a great way to date in my teens and twenties, but it taught me to protect my private life fiercely. Being publicly humiliated over and over again at a young age was excruciatingly painful but it forced me to devalue the ridiculous notion of minute by minute, ever fluctuating social relevance and likability. Getting canceled on the internet and nearly losing my career gave me an excellent knowledge of all the types of wine. 

I know I sound like a consummate optimist, but I’m really not. I lose perspective all the time. Sometimes everything just feels completely pointless. I know the pressure of living your life through the lens of perfectionism. And I know that I’m talking to a group of perfectionists because you are here today graduating from NYU. And so this may be hard for you to hear: In your life, you will inevitably misspeak, trust the wrong people, under-react, overreact, hurt the people who didn’t deserve it, overthink, not think at all, self sabotage, create a reality where only your experience exists, ruin perfectly good moments for yourself and others, deny any wrongdoing, not take the steps to make it right, feel very guilty, let the guilt eat at you, hit rock bottom, finally address the pain you caused, try to do better next time, rinse, repeat.  And I’m not gonna lie, these mistakes will cause you to lose things.

I’m trying to tell you that losing things doesn’t just mean losing. A lot of the time, when we lose things, we gain things too. 

Now you leave the structure and framework of school and chart your own path. Every choice you make leads to the next choice which leads to the next, and I know it’s hard to know sometimes which path to take. There will be times in life when you need to stand up for yourself. Times when the right thing is to back down and apologize. Times when the right thing is to fight, times when the right thing is to turn and run. Times to hold on with all you have and times to let go with grace. Sometimes the right thing to do is to throw out the old schools of thought in the name of progress and reform. Sometimes the right thing to do is to listen to the wisdom of those who have come before us. How will you know what the right choice is in these crucial moments? You won’t.

How do I give advice to this many people about their life choices? I won’t. 

Scary news is: You’re on your own now.

Cool news is: You’re on your own now.

I leave you with this: We are led by our gut instincts, our intuition, our desires and fears, our scars and our dreams. And you will screw it up sometimes. So will I. And when I do, you will most likely read about on the internet. Anyway…hard things will happen to us. We will recover. We will learn from it. We will grow more resilient because of it. 

As long as we are fortunate enough to be breathing, we will breathe in, breathe through, breathe deep, breathe out. And I’m a doctor now, so I know how breathing works. 

I hope you know how proud I am to share this day with you. We’re doing this together. So let’s just keep dancing like we’re…the class of 22.

Selena Gomez’s Pale Yellow Suit Set Is Perfect for Your Summer Work Wardrobe

We’re still about a month away from actual summer, but Hot Selena Summer is already here. Selena Gomez wore a summer-ready skirt suit set that’s making us kind of want the scalding heat just so we can wear this to the office already. 

Selena Gomez attended the ABC/Disney upfronts to promote season two of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building on Tuesday, May 17 in New York City, and the singer/actor/makeup mogul wore the light skirt set for the event. Gomez’s pale yellow jacket featured a cropped length, short sleeves, and two pearly white buttons. The slightly boxy shape paired well with the set’s short mini skirt. Underneath the jacket, Gomez wore a simple white shell. She accessorized with a pair of white pointed-toe heels, square hoop earrings, and rings. 

The Rare Beauty founder went for neutral makeup with a classic winged liner and a pale coral lip. She wore her hair in a high messy bun that’s giving Y2K prom vibes, but in a good way.  

See the look below:

Selena Gomez at the ABC/Disney upfronts 

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Hailey Bieber’s Pearly Pink Manicure Is Our Summer Nail Goals

Hailey Bieber has inspired our beauty look again with a pearl pink manicure that we’re off to copy, asap. It makes sense, after all, she’s one of the leading forces behind the “clean girl aesthetic” – a barely-there, but better vibe that’s set the tone for her signature no-makeup makeup look, and the philosophy behind her upcoming beauty line, Rhode (which fyi, launches in the US next month). 

So far for 2022, she’s already given us glazed-donut skin, revealing “my standard when I go to bed at night is if I’m not getting into bed looking like a glazed donut, then I’m not doing the right thing.” She’s given us cappuccino brunette hair, a stunning natural brunette complete with light caramel babylights for extra dimension. And she’s given us sun-kissed blush, a flushed, sun-drenched look that involves a softer blush placement on the apples of cheeks, rather a super high sculpted look. It’s a cuter, fresher take.

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She’s shown that minimal and boring are two very different things. And classic beauty looks executed beautifully with a subtle new-gen twist have become her trademark.

Next up? Nails. Despite mixing in brights every now and then, Bieber’s go-to mani tends to be a continuation of the clean-girl theme with a spin on sheer, nude nails, buffed into a perfect almond shape. 

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This Is Us Finally Confronts Rebecca’s Death—and Solves a Lingering Mystery

Warning: This post contains spoilers for This Is Us.

The penultimate episode of This Is Us was always going to belong to Rebecca Pearson. If the NBC drama’s first several seasons left viewers preoccupied with how Jack Pearson died (may the Crock-Pot live in minor infamy), then the last few have been—sometimes tediously—devoted to Rebecca’s eventual demise. The show’s second to last episode, titled “The Train” and written by series creator Dan Fogelman, does get there—but not before one last misdirect.

Things kick off with an unfamiliar group in an ambiguous time period. The West Wing’s Dulé Hill is the patriarch to a family of three, all of whom get into a major car accident that leaves their son, Marcus Brooks, with a severe leg injury. Back at the Pearsons’ palatial residence, the family prepares to give their goodbyes to Rebecca, whose dementia has deteriorated to its final stage.

One by one, each family member bids farewell to Mandy Moore’s matriarch. Beth (an ever-standout Susan Kelechi Watson) tells Rebecca that she tried to mirror her mothering style. “Thank you for helping me with that complicated, incredible, beautiful boy that you raised,” she says of Randall (Sterling K. Brown). “But I got him now.” Toby (Chris Sullivan) and Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge) thank Rebecca for welcoming them into the family as the respective partners of Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Kevin (Justin Hartley). Kate is on a flight back from a London work trip, desperate to make it to her mother’s deathbed in time.

An unconscious Rebecca experiences these farewells through the metaphor of a train—a callback to the season 6 premiere—each car representing a person’s last message. Randall’s biological father, William (Ron Cephas Jones) acts as her guide, moving her throughout the train despite Rebecca’s insistence that she’s “waiting for someone.” Serving vespers in the bar car is Dr. K (Gerald McRaney), who tells Rebecca that he initially thought she wouldn’t withstand the birth of her triplets. “You survived just to lose a child and then a husband, and still, what a thing you made of it all,” he says. “What a big, messy, gigantic, spectacular thing.” While delivering the poignant speech, he’s surrounded by relics of the show—Jack’s Terrible Towel from the pilot, the growth chart from the Pearson kitchen, VHS tapes watched on Thanksgiving.

In-between tear-filled speeches to Rebecca past and present, a secondary storyline unfurls. Déjà (La Trice Harper) tells Randall that she’s pregnant, news she’s apprehensive about given her new medical residency particularly since she’s not married to the baby’s father. The show then cuts to Marcus in a medical lab, casually toiling away on a cure for cancer. When his boss asks if he has anyone to go home to, we’re promptly shown Déjà. But all of this proximity turns out to be a red herring: It’s Déjà’s first love Malik who is her child’s father. “I’ve loved you since I was 16,” he tells her after making an impromptu appearance at the Pearson residence. “I wanna marry you. I wanna have this baby with you.” It’s yet another happy ending checked off the list.

U.S. Soccer Has Finally Agreed to Pay Men’s and Women’s Teams Equally

Today marks a huge victory for women in sports. After a long fight for equal pay, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) has finally agreed to pay its U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) and U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) teams equally. 

The deal promises to “set the global standard moving forward in international soccer,” per CNN. Under the new agreement, USSF becomes the first Federation in the world to equalize FIFA World Cup prize money. The US Soccer women’s team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against US Soccer in March 2019, though the parties didn’t reach an agreement until early 2022. 

“This is a truly historic moment,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone in a statement, per CNN. “These agreements have changed the game forever here in the United States and have the potential to change the game around the world. “U.S. Soccer and the USWNT and USMNT players have reset their relationship with these new agreements and are leading us forward to an incredibly exciting new phase of mutual growth and collaboration as we continue our mission to become the preeminent sport in the United States.” 

The agreement does not stop at equal pay, but also aims to give the U.S. soccer women’s team more visibility with “broadcast, partner and sponsorship revenue with a 50/50 split of that share divided equally between USWNT and USMNT,” per CNN. The deal also covers other areas including child care, parental leave, short-term disability, mental health impairment, travel, and equal quality of venues and field playing surfaces.

“They said equal pay for men and women was not possible, but that did not stop us and we went ahead and achieved it,” said Walker Zimmerman, a member of the U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association leadership group, per CNN. “We hope this will awaken others to the need for this type of change, and will inspire FIFA and others around the world to move in the same direction.”

Drew Barrymore’s Crisp White Suit Is a Lesson in How to Put a Modern Twist on a Classic Style

Drew Barrymore may have been the poster girl for grunge in the ’90s, but, at 47, she’s swapped her biker jackets for crisp suiting courtesy of Fendi. 

Drew put a twist on classic tailoring at the annual Webby awards on May 16 with a quirky layered jacket and a preppy shirt-tie combination, all in pristine white. Completing her look: chunky platforms tucked neatly beneath her wide-leg trousers and a Fendi First clutch.

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Twenty-something Drew would add a gothic edge to a sultry slip with a dark lip and heavy eyeliner, but for the Webbys her make-up was pared-back. The understated beauty look complimented her beachy brunette waves, a departure from her choppy blonde hairstyles of yore.

Drew Barrymore knows the power of a great suit. At Christian Siriano’s autumn/winter 2022 show in February, the actor wore cherry-red oversized suiting from Siriano’s pre-fall 2022 collection with her hair in a mass of curls that called to mind a ’90s Julia Roberts. Old-school Drew will forever have a place in our hearts, but her elegant style evolution is truly mesmerizing.

The 23 Best Sex Toys for Men, According to Experts

If you want to kick things up a notch in the bedroom, the best sex toys for men are a great place to start. These days, there are countless ways to slide, stroke, and vibrate into an earth-shattering orgasm—so if you’re curious, there’s no reason not to give sex toys a try.

Toys designed for penises and prostates can increase arousal, enhance pleasure, and make any sexual encounter more fun, says Todd Baratz, a certified sex therapist and licensed individual and couples’ psychotherapist. “Some people simply don’t like toys, and that is 100% okay,” he says. “However, it’s always a good idea to try everything and see what works. Toys are one thing men can explore.”

And that exploration can make your sex life better in ways you might never have expected. “Part of the benefit of sex toys is that they add another flavor of variety to our sex lives—and for the vast majority of people, variety is important,” says Andrew Smiler, PhD, a licensed therapist and author of Dating and Sex: A Guide for the 21st Century Teen Boy. “People tend to report that they are happier with their sex lives when they’re having more variety.”

Male sex toys allow you to switch things up both solo and with a partner (or partners); they present people with the “opportunity to please their partner in a new or different way,” Smiler explains. In fact, some toys are also designed specifically for couples, adding bedsheet-gripping pleasure to sex. Because there are so many ways to use sex toys, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all option, Baratz notes. “Explore and experiment with a variety of different toys, shapes, sizes, and materials,” he recommends.

If you plan to use your toy with a partner, Smiler recommends sitting down and talking through your desires together—you might discover that they have also fantasized about adding a vibrator to the fun. And Baratz recommends that you should always use lube if you’re giving anal play a shot, since it can be uncomfortable for newbies. Ready to unlock entirely new levels of pleasure? These are the absolute best sex toys for men, from beginners to experts.

TikTok Is All Over This Rose-Shaped Sex Toy

It’s the appearance of the floral-shaped vibrator known aptly as The Rose Toy (or the rose sex toy) that will first get your attention—and probably, at least in part, what’s enabled it to go viral on TikTok over the past year.

But it’s this elegant, unassuming sucking vibrator’s rumbly power that’s really got people talking. In a clip with 3.9 million views, one user testifies that it got her off in 30 seconds. Other similarly enthusiastic videos can be found under the hashtags #TheRoseToy and #TheRoseReview.

There’s no one toy that these users seem to be talking about; several brands including Adorime, Lovehoney, and V for Vibes offer their own iteration of the rose vibrator. The one I happened to get the opportunity to try out, however, was the Rose Toy Official, which—like the other toys in the rose vibrator family—looks like a stemless rose (coming in red, pink, purple, blue, or black for those who enjoy goth vibes), with a hole in the middle of the petals that cups your clitoris and sucks on it. 

Modest in size and made of medical-grade silicone, the Rose Toy has seven suction modes: three that provide continuous clitoral stimulation at different levels, and four that stop and start with different speeds and rhythms. You can turn the rechargeable product on and off and cycle through all the patterns with just one little button. 

I’m not the biggest fan of patterns, so I used the continuous setting on the highest vibration level. And man, is it powerful. Almost immediately, my vaginal muscles started contracting, almost like little mini orgasms, building up to a big one. 

To see if the toy lived up to the claims made on TikTok, I tried it again while timing myself with my phone. It didn’t quite get me off in 30 seconds, but it did in just a minute. And then again in a minute and a half. And then again in another minute. Needless to say, I can’t complain. It’s kind of addictive. 

In all fairness, other suction toys—like the Satisfyer Pro 2, Womanizer, and LELO Sona Cruise—have also been able to get me off about this quickly, but even within the suction vibrator family, I’d have to say this one is among the most efficient. Not to mention, it’s a pro at delivering multiple climaxes.

The Rose Toy Official site also sells a version of the rose sex toy with a stem, of sorts: The rose attaches to a tube with a dildo on the other side, so it basically looks like a rose with a penis. Hot. 

The dildo isn’t super large but was big enough to make my vagina feel filled up, and I was able to angle it to hit my G-spot while also using the rose on my clit. The orgasm that resulted felt like it was coming from somewhere deeper than usual; even though the clitoral attachment pushed me over the edge, the internal part engaged my vaginal muscles. 

Pritika Swarup Drops Her Skin-Care Routine

I also like the 111Skin eye masks. I was just in Paris and I would wake up and put them on every morning. I was jet lagged, it was four events a day, four shows. So I would put these on and then they would de-puff, brighten and tighten, and all the good things that you want out of an eye mask. 

My face mask

I do a bunch of homemade face masks that I’ve been doing my whole life. But now because we have MahaMask, it encompasses all the best of the three masks that I would do growing up. But MahaMask is this pampering moisture treatment, it’s for extra hydration and you can leave it on for 10 minutes, or you can leave it on for the full night. It has palmarosa oil, sandalwood, and turmeric butter, so it’s this really buttery, delicious mask.  I use that three times a week, because my skin lately has been on the dryer side because I’ve had so many shoots and events and work meetings and travel. That’s definitely been a great skin saver for me.

My spot treatment 

I don’t deal with acne a lot. It’s more something that pops up depending on stress or my diet. But I use the CeraVe spot treatment, it’s one of my drugstore products. It actually works really well, I’ll use it for like two days or something, and then any sort of blemish will really die down.  It’s also light and absorbs into your skin, so even if you go workout, or go out and you have a little bit of this on your face, it’s not crusty or anything like that.

My oil

I don’t really use any face oils, but if I do, it’ll be coconut oil from my kitchen. Sometimes I’ll have random dry patches on my face, and it might be because I’ve been putting on a full face of makeup for work for two weeks in row. Depending on what my skin needs, I’ll shift a little bit and say, “Okay, maybe I will use a face oil.” And sometimes when I oil my hair— I’ll do that a couple times a week—I’ll do a little massage and I’ll put some on my face too just cause it’s very relaxing. I think the oil is the best when you’re doing an abhyanga massage, or doing a body or face massage, because you can get in there and stimulate the blood flow and relieve some tension.

My mist

I’ve been using the Mario Badescu rose mist forever, and it’s such a classic and I can do it before makeup or after makeup. It’s almost a setting spray too. It’s very refreshing and gives you that uplifting moment.


I never go out without sunscreen, though I feel like I haven’t found an amazing sunscreen that I love a lot. I use the EltaMD one that’s a go-to for everyone. It would be nice to find a sunscreen that was just a little more luxurious, but does the job.

My Lip Balm

I use a Chanel one, but I also use Aquaphor. I know Aquaphor isn’t super clean, but for some reason, nothing feels as good as Aquaphor on my lips.

My tool

NuFace sent me its Line Smoothing Device, and it’s so interesting because it sculpts your face and feels so good. I don’t use it every day, but I’ve gotten into it, and I think it works really well. A jade roller is great because it does stimulate blood flow and gets your skin feeling a little bit tighter, but with the NuFace device, it sculpts a little bit better because it’s smaller and you can define your lines more.

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Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly Got Matching Tattoos on Their Ring Fingers

No judgment, but much of Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s whole ~ thing ~ is going farther than your average couple. Most of us don’t display quite so much PDA or drink our partner’s blood—though if you do, more power to you. Yet their latest romantic stunt, getting matching tattoos on their ring fingers, is downright regular! I would totally do that!

Beyoncé and Jay-Z both have tattoos on that finger in lieu of wedding rings, and even non-couples have gotten similar ink. Olivia Rodrigo, Charli D’Amelio, Iris Apatow, and Avani Gregg got matching friendship tattoos on their fingers (hearts and smiley faces). The cast of Pretty Little Liars cemented their bond with “A” tattoos on their “shh” fingers. So what adorable, simple design did MF and MGK decide on? Perhaps a mix of their initials, a drop of blood, or a star or something?

Oh, it’s a burlap Voodoo doll. But the doll has a heart patch, so that’s sweet, I think. Check out the picture in this birthday tribute Kelly posted to Instagram, below:

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Fox recently celebrated her 36th birthday in Las Vegas while there for the Billboard Music Awards with her fiancé. If you’re wondering if they did it in Sin City, the answer is yes. “An introvert in Vegas for three days during eclipse season…just SO much crying in the shower,” Fox wrote on an Instagram carousel from the trip, which included a screengrab of a text she sent to her stylist which says, “Was this blue outfit expensive because we just cut a hole in the crotch so we could have sex.” She also included a shrug emoji. Fox’s stylist replied, “I hate you,” with three crying laughing emojis. “I’ll fix it.”

So, are crotchless jumpsuits and doll tattoos going to be incorporated into the theme of the Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly’s upcoming nuptials? We know they want something extravagant and dark. And honestly, we’d be disappointed with anything less.