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Bane Is Now a Cat!

By Allison EmmMarch 31, 2014
Just when you thought Bane couldn’t get any cooler, he becomes a cat. That’s right, he's a chubby feline! It’s not exactly news that cats are conniving little creatures bent on taking over the world. As the all-knowing Nibbler from Futurama once said, “Nothing acts ... More  →
Bane Is Now a Cat!

Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Green Eyeshadow

By Allison EmmMarch 28, 2014
Maybe you’re itching to try out that pop of color from the runway, or maybe you just don’t know what to do you with that leftover St. Patrick’s Day makeup. Either way, you’ll be happy to find that each one of these four eyeshadow looks is very beginner friendly. It More  →
Spring Trend: Four Ways to Wear Green Eyeshadow

YA Authors: Before They Were Stars

By Allison EmmMarch 21, 2014
If you’re anything like us, you constantly reaffirm your own value as a human being by reminding yourself of the humble beginnings many of your favorite authors endured before making it big. We’re here to help you with that little daily dose of confidence with a little s More  →
YA Authors: Before They Were Stars

Geeky Girl Glam: X-Men's Mystique

By Allison EmmMarch 6, 2014
n my never-ending quest to bring our favorite costume inspirations into the realm of wearable, I found Mystique to be one of my greatest challenges yet. It’s a good thing the girl can shape shift, because there’s absolutely nothing “everyday” about bright blue skin, More  →
Geeky Girl Glam: X-Men's Mystique

We Love the New Godzilla Trailer!

By Allison EmmFebruary 26, 2014
We all know that the monster disaster movie has been done to death, but that doesn’t mean a classic standby plot can’t be tastefully revisited. The 1998 version would be a prime example of how NOT to do this. This time, our hopes are significantly ... More  →
We Love the New Godzilla Trailer!

Makeup For Valentines Day

By Allison EmmFebruary 13, 2014
I have mixed feelings about V-day. I remember being single and dreading the inevitable onslaught of garish colors and sickly sweet platitudes. AND PINK. So. Much. Pink. Now that I’m no longer single, no matter how much I loathe the “LOVE-TASTIC!” section of Target, I f More  →
Makeup For Valentines Day

DIY Steampunk Clock Pendulum Pendant

By Allison EmmFebruary 12, 2014
Oh, hi there marvelous Mindhutters! Remember when we made these gorgeous Steampunky earrings? Well, I promised I would show you how to make the clock pendulum necklace I wore with them, so here you go! It’s got a little brass, a little silver, a little gear work, and a who More  →
DIY Steampunk Clock Pendulum Pendant

DIY Steampunk Earrings!

By Allison EmmJanuary 16, 2014
I like the aesthetic of Steampunk mostly because it combines two of my favorite things: Rustic metal textures and girly accessorizing. Fortunately, both of those things can be incorporated into everyday style on casual days, not just on convention trips. Today, I’ll show y More  →
DIY Steampunk Earrings!

What Do You Think Of Shia LaBeouf's Plagiarism Stunt?

By Allison EmmJanuary 3, 2014
Hey, do you remember that hilarious little kid with corkscrew curls and expressive nostrils from Disney’s Even Stevens? Shia LaBeouf was cute, funny, and grew up to be a decent actor with a career very few Disney stars ever achieve. Well, imagine he’s in your ... More  →
What Do You Think Of Shia LaBeouf's Plagiarism Stunt?

14 Countdown Alternatives To The NYE Ball Drop

By Allison EmmDecember 31, 2013
Oh, New Years Eve. Your romance, your glitz and glamour, your promise of a bright (and very sleepy) tomorrow. We love you so very much, but this whole dropping of the ball thing is getting kind of old. How many times do you honestly expect ... More  →
14 Countdown Alternatives To The NYE Ball Drop
About the Author
Allison Emm

Allison Emm is a writer, illustrator, and handmade soap enthusiast hailing from Boulder, CO. She is fond of bookish and ruggedly handsome mountain men, blue spruce trees, birds of prey, starships, and yarn. See more of her high jinks at www.AllisonEmm.com, and follow her on Twitter @Allison_Emm.

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