Rosemary’s Baby

By Ira Levin Goodreads Synopsis Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse, an ordinary young couple, settle into a New York City apartment, unaware that the elderly neighbors and their bizarre group of friends have taken a disturbing interest in them. But by the time Rosemary discovers the horrifying truth, it may be far too late! As a…

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Midsommer

I may as well rename this blog Skincare and Slashers because that’s all I seem to talk about anymore. Or maybe Bloodbaths and Beauty or Murders and Mud Masks. Perhaps Wes Craven’s Winged Eyeliner. Regardless of the title, I’m going to be talking about some spooky stuff again today. Be warned, light spoilers ahead. This…

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Curology: Chapter Two

So it’s been one full week since I started using Curology, and I thought now was a good time for a check in. I won’t be writing a post every week going forward, but I plan to mark big milestones (or if anything goes horribly awry and my face falls off). The first and most…

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A Head Full of Ghosts

by Paul Tremblay Goodreads Synopsis The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia. To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly…

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Curology: Chapter One

One would think, judging by the state of my medicine cabinet, bathroom shelves, and Sephora bills, that I love skincare. I have spent what amounts to weeks of my life browsing articles about skincare and researching the newest, most obscure, and most “groundbreaking” skincare products, and I don’t even want to get into the number…

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The Spirit of Halloween: A Candlelit Ghost Tour of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

New York City is full of ghost stories. During the month of October, the city’s dead come alive through countless ghostly attractions. The nighttime streets of the Village are crowded with walking ghost tours, Brooklynites can hop Madame Morbid’s incredible Ghost Trolley Tour, and you can even take a Haunted Broadway Walking Tour (if you’re…

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The Broken Girls

by Simone St. James Goodreads Synopsis Vermont, 1950.┬áThere’s a place for the girls whom no one wants–the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It’s called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it’s located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears,…

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What It’s Like Having Your Gallbladder Removed

Last Monday I was scared. I was in horrible pain and lying in a very uncomfortable hospital bed when my doctor told me that I would have to undergo a laparoscopic cholecystectomy first thing in the morning. Aside from having my wisdom teeth removed (which, admittedly sucked and I do not mention lightly), I have…

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World Mental Health Week

My experience this past month can best be summarized in a short phrase: When it rains, it pours. Recently there have been issues with our living situation, a stressful period at work, and, most importantly and unfortunately, an extremely close family member was involved in a horrific car accident. And after all of this, I…

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How I Care for my Ultra-Lightened Hair

I have a confession to make. This is not my natural hair color. Three years ago, I walked in to my salon with a pretty rough hair situation. My roots had grown out, and the rest had been bleached and dyed multiple times, ending up at a brassy and extremely unflattering orange. I told my…

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