By the end of the year, more than half of US households will have Amazon Prime memberships, but the thirst for safe, fast, affordable shipping is nothing new. Shipping has always been a necessary, expensive thing that doesn’t really add tangible value to a purchase, making it difficult to embrace. In fact, dissatisfaction with shipping is baked right into the development of capitalism and has inspired a whole field of academic research that grew up alongside e-commerce.
I’ve never written a holiday gift guide because I find that good gifts are super personal. That said, I’m an expert at buying myself stuff, so I thought I’d share what’s on my list for me. ME. MeeeeEEEEeee. I also have some ideas for stuff other people might like, but you’ll notice that I don’t really include much skincare. I dunno…skincare feels pretty utilitarian to me (and therefore tricky to give as a gift) unless someone is asking for something in particular.
By now, we hope you know what the Lipstick League is. But if you’re new around here…The League was founded in 2011 by Stef of we heart this and G. from Nouveau Cheap when they assembled an incredible group of beauty bloggers to support each other via a weekly post on all of the members’ blogs. To celebrate 6 years of sharing the best beauty posts on the web, we wanted to give you the best beauty GIVEAWAY on the web!
@mostlymartha OMG that is NOT good! For seemingly unsolvable skin areas, I put it on straight. For most skin, one big drop mixed into cream is fab. Propolis is a waxy residue made by bees that helps soften skin. For me, it's godly. I'm using this rn, reviewing soon https://t.co/iJnRxLyjvD
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".