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xoVain
December 3, 2015
6:55 pm
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Meows: 732
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July 24, 2014

Soooo… Doing my usual lurk-through of LOTW — I hardly ever post there myself because I'm not big on selfies — and I saw an exchange between Maura and two other girls about pitching to vain and never hearing back.
1) Do the vain pitches end up in Best Editor Emily's inbox as well?
2) Why do Christina's awful articles get published yet Maura's pitches don't even get a "I'm sorry hon, try again."?
3) Maura's makeup skills far exceed Christina's or Southern Belle's. Why doesn't she get a chance?

I swear I'm not Maura, I just don't get it.

December 3, 2015
6:58 pm
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Lexminster Abbey
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March 2, 2015

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What is happening here? I am honestly struggling to understand what's triggering: 

 

cacophonousdin • an hour ago
 

The comment about "having David Tennant there to watch" really made my skin crawl. I know you probably didn't think about it, but to those of use who have experienced abuse or sexual assault, that is a really triggering remark to make about a known abuser/rapist (his character, not the actor). :(
 

I love Jessica Jones, but this made me sad. Probably just a case of bad wording, but still.

 
Even in the reply to Marci I was just like "huh?"
 
Am I monster that this sounds like nonsense? 

No, it sounds like nonsense. His acting was outstanding.

Doctor Kilgrave, renowned child-rearing expert.
December 3, 2015
8:43 pm
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Thirty Something Toddler
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Meows: 28
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November 27, 2015

The Face of xoJane Mistakes meowed
Soooo… Doing my usual lurk-through of LOTW — I hardly ever post there myself because I'm not big on selfies — and I saw an exchange between Maura and two other girls about pitching to vain and never hearing back.
1) Do the vain pitches end up in Best Editor Emily's inbox as well?
2) Why do Christina's awful articles get published yet Maura's pitches don't even get a "I'm sorry hon, try again."?
3) Maura's makeup skills far exceed Christina's or Southern Belle's. Why doesn't she get a chance?

I swear I'm not Maura, I just don't get it.

1)  Probably.  Didn't Dan include them in the "I swear we'll pay you, please don't sue!" Facebook post?

2) Christina, Kat, and Morgan are objectively terrible at beauty, regardless of whatever positive features they have.  They seem ignorant of even super basic stuff like blending and washcloths, among many other things.

3)I don't get it either.  Christina and Kat do not belong on a beauty site, Allison only barely does.  Maura and RedHeadedFox consistently blow Tamara out of the water in terms of skills, while retaining that "we like ladies who are unusual" aesthetic that Vain strives for.  I dig that aesthetic, but when your regular commenters make your staff look like rank beginners and indeed your staff has said "Puhleez write for us" on multiple occasions?  Idk.  

Maybe everyone's too busy with the ceaseless, soulsucking drama vortex of Jane and her xo to give Vain the attention it needs.

 

OT, but I swear to God, Tamara needs to stop doing blue eyeshadow for every LOTW.  It's supposed to be a different look every week.   

December 3, 2015
8:44 pm
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Benedick c**terb***h
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May 9, 2014

The Face of xoJane Mistakes meowed

Soooo… Doing my usual lurk-through of LOTW — I hardly ever post there myself because I'm not big on selfies — and I saw an exchange between Maura and two other girls about pitching to vain and never hearing back.
1) Do the vain pitches end up in Best Editor Emily's inbox as well?
2) Why do Christina's awful articles get published yet Maura's pitches don't even get a "I'm sorry hon, try again."?
3) Maura's makeup skills far exceed Christina's or Southern Belle's. Why doesn't she get a chance?

I swear I'm not Maura, I just don't get it.

I am not Maura either, though I think she's fantastic. I imagine they might not publish her since she only uses photo booth to take her pictures, but she deserves a response, at least!

Fondly,
Benedick Cunterbitch
December 3, 2015
9:25 pm
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Meows: 732
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July 24, 2014

Benedick C**terb***h meowed

The Face of xoJane Mistakes meowed

Soooo… Doing my usual lurk-through of LOTW — I hardly ever post there myself because I'm not big on selfies — and I saw an exchange between Maura and two other girls about pitching to vain and never hearing back.
1) Do the vain pitches end up in Best Editor Emily's inbox as well?
2) Why do Christina's awful articles get published yet Maura's pitches don't even get a "I'm sorry hon, try again."?
3) Maura's makeup skills far exceed Christina's or Southern Belle's. Why doesn't she get a chance?

I swear I'm not Maura, I just don't get it.

I am not Maura either, though I think she's fantastic. I imagine they might not publish her since she only uses photo booth to take her pictures, but she deserves a response, at least!

Mmm… I see. The other commenter was Peachy or Peaches, and she posted a pic of top notch nails taken with a seemingly good camera, so we'll see if she ever has her byline on vain.

December 4, 2015
10:11 am
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goingpearshaped
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Meows: 63
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July 31, 2015

I just don't see the point of xoVain. It's not a serious beauty site, they have no focus, the photography is shit, and there's not enough drama for hate-reading. 

December 4, 2015
10:37 am
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nutella_fitzgerald
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August 19, 2014

The Face of xoJane Mistakes meowed
Soooo… Doing my usual lurk-through of LOTW — I hardly ever post there myself because I'm not big on selfies — and I saw an exchange between Maura and two other girls about pitching to vain and never hearing back.
1) Do the vain pitches end up in Best Editor Emily's inbox as well?
2) Why do Christina's awful articles get published yet Maura's pitches don't even get a "I'm sorry hon, try again."?
3) Maura's makeup skills far exceed Christina's or Southern Belle's. Why doesn't she get a chance?

I swear I'm not Maura, I just don't get it.

I'm not Maura either, but for those of you who love her, she does have her own blog: http://www.mauraivy.com/

I'm flabbergasted that they wouldn't take a pitch from her, especially because the commentariat LOVES her.

December 4, 2015
10:38 am
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Alice
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What is happening here? I am honestly struggling to understand what's triggering: 

 

cacophonousdin • an hour ago
 
 

The comment about "having David Tennant there to watch" really made my skin crawl. I know you probably didn't think about it, but to those of use who have experienced abuse or sexual assault, that is a really triggering remark to make about a known abuser/rapist (his character, not the actor). :(
 
 

I love Jessica Jones, but this made me sad. Probably just a case of bad wording, but still.

 
Even in the reply to Marci I was just like "huh?"
 
Am I monster that this sounds like nonsense? 

No, it sounds like nonsense. His acting was outstanding.

I'm sorry but I'm really f**king tired of everything being a trigger. Everywhere I look these days someone is screaching about being triggered by something totally benign. It's ridiculous. If you need trigger warnings on everything then maybe just stick to reading Little Golden Books and taking self-care naps. 

~ you and people like you ~
December 4, 2015
12:25 pm
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Thirty Something Toddler
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November 27, 2015

Alice meowed

Lexminster Abbey meowed

lilsebastianlives meowed
What is happening here? I am honestly struggling to understand what's triggering: 

 

cacophonousdin • an hour ago
 
 

The comment about "having David Tennant there to watch" really made my skin crawl. I know you probably didn't think about it, but to those of use who have experienced abuse or sexual assault, that is a really triggering remark to make about a known abuser/rapist (his character, not the actor). :(
 
 

I love Jessica Jones, but this made me sad. Probably just a case of bad wording, but still.

 
Even in the reply to Marci I was just like "huh?"
 
Am I monster that this sounds like nonsense? 

No, it sounds like nonsense. His acting was outstanding.

I'm sorry but I'm really f**king tired of everything being a trigger. Everywhere I look these days someone is screaching about being triggered by something totally benign. It's ridiculous. If you need trigger warnings on everything then maybe just stick to reading Little Golden Books and taking self-care naps. 

Especially when it was pretty clear that Allison was talking about a compelling acting performance and not wanting to bone a super powered rapist.

Triggers are a thing to be aware of within yourself, not a means to guilt people into sanitizing the world.

December 4, 2015
12:43 pm
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goingpearshaped
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Meows: 63
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July 31, 2015

Thirty Something Toddler meowed

 

Triggers are a thing to be aware of within yourself, not a means to guilt people into sanitizing the world.

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December 4, 2015
12:44 pm
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First Journalism Professor
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December 10, 2013

goingpearshaped meowed
I just don't see the point of xoVain. It's not a serious beauty site, they have no focus, the photography is shit, and there's not enough drama for hate-reading. 

I just read it for the commenters, mostly. I don't have a ton of female friends (and now that I moved across the country, I don't know anyone!) so for me, it's a good place to ask for advice, opinions, and product recs. I could, and do, check makeupalley and shit, but xoVain is better for an actual discussion. 

I don't really read other beauty sites (what even are they?). Rookie doesn't resonate with me, IntotheGloss has turned into "listen to this 15 year old model's makeup and skincare advice even though she OMG DOESN'T WEAR MAKEUP EWW", so I don't have anywhere else to go, haha.

Also, pissed that ButterSmarsh has started commenting. GOOOOAWAAAAAAAAY

December 4, 2015
2:43 pm
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Swastika Handbag
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Meows: 732
Snarking Since:
July 24, 2014
December 4, 2015
3:24 pm
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Meows: 1583
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May 23, 2014

The Face of xoJane Mistakes meowed
http://www.xovain.com/skin/warming-skin-care-products

 

Paging @wenter dri skin tho

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