Guys, we’ve been quarantining/isolating/social distancing for a long time now. While we’ve all gotten into our WFH and self-care routines at this point, that doesn’t mean it’s easy. And especially as the weather gets nicer, it’s more and more tempting to test the waters of getting back to normal life. Of course, in some states, restrictions have already been lifted, and people are experiencing things like restaurants and hair salons again. Speaking of hair salons, today we’re talking about one salon in Arizona, and two women’s long journey to get a much-needed cut and color.
Those women are Corinne Olympios and Amanda Stanton of Bachelor fame, and yes, they really did break quarantine and drive to another state to get their hair done. I mean, I’m really not that surprised, but still, like, really? On Monday, they drove from Orange County to Gilbert, Arizona, to visit hairstylist Chrissy Rasmussen at the Habit Salon. That’s a distance of around 400 miles, and according to Google Maps, it’s at least a five hour drive. I’d love a haircut right now, but that’s some serious dedication.
Both Corinne and Amanda documented their hair-care journey on Instagram, and Amanda even shared that she brought one of her daughters along to get her hair done. In this photo that Corinne shared, there are three different women working on her hair (and at least two more in the background), and there’s not a mask in sight.
For reference, Arizona salons were allowed to reopen starting May 8th, with new protocols in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. According to the Governor’s guidelines, salons must “provide face coverings to employees and visitors,” and practice “physical distancing in waiting and service areas.” Who knows, maybe Chrissy provided masks, but they certainly weren’t being used. And that’s definitely some
sketchy nonexistent physical distancing. Like, maybe given the circumstances, you could have one person do your hair at a time instead of three?
In a post that I think was supposed to be funny (?), Amanda showed off her fresh hair, saying that she “may have peed on the side of a dirt road because I’m scared to use public restrooms.” But don’t worry, it was worth it!! I guess I’m glad she didn’t use a public restroom, but if you’re that scared, maybe it’s a sign that you should rethink what you’re doing?
Unsurprisingly, not everyone was thrilled to see these posts, and Amanda attempted to address everyone’s concerns in an Instagram story that has way too much text, but I read it anyway. She starts by explaining that she’s been VERY diligent about staying home, and hasn’t even gone to the grocery store since March 14th. That’s great and all, but please, go get some groceries, that’s not the issue here.
Then, she gets into the most compelling part of her argument: the salon was safe because she knew everyone there! She assures us that “Not a single person in there was a stranger or even close.” Great, because we all know that you can’t possibly get coronavirus from someone you know. I’ll just invite all my close friends over and see what happens! We’ll be fine! Amanda says that they tested negative before leaving California, which is fine, but did everyone else in the salon get tested? And if they’re just hanging out at the salon like it’s NBD, how many other people are they coming into contact with? It’s one thing to make a questionable decision for yourself, but to explain it away with bullsh*t logic is infuriating.
Amanda then responds to people who “might think this is going to great lengths to get my hair done.” (Sidenote: she literally went to great lengths to get her hair done, but whatever.) She says she has nothing else to do, and she’s totally willing to isolate from her family for a couple weeks in order to get that fresh balayage. She also explains that she posted her trip because she doesn’t feel bad, and that overall, she feels “really good about doing my part during this pandemic.” Ok, whatever helps you sleep at night.
In the grand scheme of things, it seems like Amanda has taken the pandemic seriously overall, which is why it’s so confusing and frustrating for her to do this now. Even with the precautions that she says she took, it doesn’t seem worth the risk. And we all saw Corinne’s photo with no masks, which isn’t any better.
As frustrating as it is to put our lives on pause, we ALL want things that we can’t have right now. I’m about to spend my birthday weekend alone in my apartment, and you better believe that’s not what I had planned. But just because I’ve been good until now doesn’t mean I’m going to throw it all away for something I *want*. Not to get preachy, but there’s still a very real crisis happening, and we shouldn’t just get to pick and choose when we care about it. As unpleasant as they are, the restrictions and guidelines are meant to keep us safe, and they should be taken seriously—not treated as a challenge to drive to another state to get what you want.
This isn’t a competition to see who can quarantine the most responsibly, but for two women with a lot of privilege and followers, they should be mindful of the influence they have over their fans. For every person who rolled their eyes at Amanda Stanton’s explanation, there could be someone else who started Googling the nearest state with open salons. “She said she was safe, so it’ll be safe for me too!” But even if you take precautions or get tested, it’s just not smart right now. We’re all doing our part to make it out of this, and I promise your highlights can wait.
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There’s a lot that can be learned from spending two to six hours a week
being held hostage by ABC watching The Bachelor (despite what my therapist tries to tell me). For example, if I didn’t watch, how would I know what’s in the latest FabFitFun boxes? Imagine what I’d be missing out on. RIDDLE ME THAT, THERAPIST. But the one lesson that’s been drilled into my head more than any other, episode after episode, is that these women do not come to play. And by “play” I mean in any way ruin the carefully painted-on face they show to the cameras. Dismissed night one before the girl who showed up wearing a giant fucking shark suit? She still looks better than me in my last professionally done headshot photo. Dumped on national television by the man who two weeks ago literally vowed to “choose you today and every other day”? She looks fucking flawless. Like, is there some sort of witchcraft happening on my TV screen? Because I do not for one fucking second believe these ladies just woke up like that. Nah. There’s something far more sinister going on here, like maybe that these ladies have extraordinary taste in makeup products. Luckily for you, betches, I do too. So here’s a definitive list of the best Bachelor-proof mascaras that will literally save your life, whether you’re dumped by a wet linguini noodle on national television or you just saw a cute puppy.
The Best Cry-Proof Mascara
Perhaps one of the most
thrilling devastating moments in Bachelor history was when Becca got straight-up dumped on national goddamn television after saying yes to Arie’s proposal on The Bachelor finale. And I do not at all believe that Arie uses this footage to get it up before banging the female version of C3PO minus the personality Lauren B (yes I do). Anyway, after the finale Becca said the one thing she learned from this experience was that men shouldn’t be allowed to breathe the same air as the rest of us “it’s always good to have waterproof mascara on hand—with this show, you never know when you’re going to cry.” Yeahhhh, that’s what I’m taking away from this experience too… Becca said her favorite brand of cry-proof mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, and I’m actually in total agreement with her on this one. It’s a cult favorite for a reason. Not only does it come in the best Betches approved color, black (duh), but it’s also suuuuper volumizing without making your lashes stiff and gross.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
The Best Eyelash Extension-Friendly Mascara
Ah, yes. What would a list of Bachelor-proof mascaras be without Human Fountain of Tears, Ashley Iaconetti? If you’re wondering why Ashley didn’t get the coveted spot of “cry-proof mascara” example, then shame on you because Ashley is so much more than a (literal) cry for help. For example, Ashley also has some insane eyelash extensions that should also be represented here. She’s well-rounded like that. Ashley did a makeup tutorial back in 2016 when she wasn’t wearing eyelash extensions, and she said she uses L’Oréal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara when she doesn’t have them in.
L’Oréal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara
But since I’d venture the amount of time Ashley spends without her eyelash extensions in is about equivalent to the time I spend at the gym, let’s discuss some extension-friendly mascara options. As every Cosmo girl here knows, in order to make your extensions last as long as humanly possible, you’re supposed to avoid using mascara, period. That said, if you think any of these bitches are going to show up on live fucking television with one single ounce of their real faces showing, you better think a-fucking-gain. That’s where Maybelline Great Lash comes in clutch, especially if you have eyelash extensions but also if you hate revealing your true face (hi). For one, it’s not an oil-based mascara so it won’t fuck with the glue and loosen your extensions. It’s also super lightweight and looks natural so, like Ashley, you can pretend to be a chill low-maintenance girl (at least in front of the guy your pretending hasn’t friend-zoned your ass).
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
The Best “Surviving Paradise” Mascara
If you’re less of a perfectionist and more of a
Lace person in need of a keeper to supervise your every movement, then you’re gonna need a mascara that keeps up with your ratchet ass. Blinc Mascara is some good shit and will be the only thing keeping you from looking like Lace seconds after she face-plants into her marg when you’re out day drinking. Seriously. This shit does not budge, flake, or smudge, AND it’s tear-proof. Like, it can survive you openly weeping when your Seamless guy calls you to say your pizza will be a few minutes late. The only downside is that it’s not super buildable—this shit dries in literally 90 seconds or less so you better be quick AF when you apply it. But, like, if you’re already planning to black out and ruin your life while looking flawless, then who tf even cares?
The Best Nap-Proof Mascara
ABC did not know what a GEM they had on their hands when they let Corinne Olympios grace all of our lives with her presence on Nick’s season, because that girl is a fucking wise-ass betch. Seriously. There’s no one I learned more valuable life lessons from than the nap queen herself. And one of those lessons is that love can wait until after you’ve napped. Honestly, inspiring. So when you’re napping on national television and then rolling out of bed for a shitty group date, you’re going to need a mascara that doesn’t rub all over your face when you sleep. We asked Corinne, and she said she uses Maybelline Total Temptation mascara.
Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara
If you’re a little bougie and want to invest more than like, $9 in waking up looking like you didn’t just claw yourself out of your own fresh grave, then you’re gonna want to buy Clinique Lash Power Mascara, because it is a goddamn game changer. It’s got an ophthalmologist-approved formula that lengthens the shit out of your lashes but, like, without any irritation. Also, it legit never smudges, even when you sleep. Blessings.
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In a stream of glitter-laced tears, Corinne said goodbye to human Donald Duck, Nick Viall on this week’s episode of The Bachelor. We had some good ups and downs with our pal Corinne. We even discovered that she’s actually probably even a certified betch. In honor of Corinne escaping Nick’s evil grasp, we’ve listed her top 10 moments on the show for your enjoyment.
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10. Getting Drunk While Playing Volleyball
We’ve all been involved in some sort of horrible date activity where we were like, fuck this shit. I’d rather be 1) sleeping or 2) drunk AF. Corinne is all of us with her total lack of interest in being good at sports and extreme desire to get drunk when she’s bored. Even if crazy-ass Jasmine pushed her really hard down into the sand, Corinne was already too drunk to care. That’s the quality of a true winner.
9. Replacing Raquel For A Day
When a girl is without a nanny, she must do her best on her own—er, at least, do her best to replace said nanny. That’s what happened when Corinne found a new maid/nanny while in St. Thomas. I feel like the other women really missed out on an opportunity to get some lobster dip, a marg, and have their pillows fluffed fo’ free. Corinne is nothing if not an opportunist.
8. Introducing The World To Cheese Pasta
One of the great week-long mysteries of the world was what Corinne’s nanny’s famous “cheese pasta” recipe was. The internet discovered pretty quickly that it was just shredded cheese and pasta. I think the bigger mystery is is figuring out how Corinne stays so tiny while eating so many carbs.
Revealed: Racquel’s cheese pasta recipe
7. Ordering A Shit Ton Of Room Service
While Corinne and Taylor anxiously awaited their two-on-one date, you could already tell which lady had a leg up on the competition. Taylor was in her hotel room meditating and using some bullshit essential oils. Meanwhile, Corinne was ordering an amount of room service that would shock a subject on My 600-lb Life. She had like, steak and fries and pasta and desserts galore. It was legit like $150 worth of food and I’m so jealous.
6. Becoming A Fairy God Betch
One of the best things about Corinne is that she’s unapologetically Corinne at all times. While the other women on their hometown dates wanted to pretend they were charitable and fun and sweet, Corinne was not going to play that BS. Instead she was like, “Get in loser, we’re going shopping” and made Nick go to some fancy-ass galleria with her. She even bought him a $3k outfit that looked like something you could get at J. Crew for $250, but whatever. Corinne wasn’t afraid to switch up the gender roles and play Sugar Mama for a bit. I just don’t think Nick was man enough to handle her game.
5. Putting A Voodoo Curse On Taylor
I guess voodoo isn’t just an overrated donut in Portland. Aparently it’s like legit witchcraft or something, but the good kind, I guess. When Corinne got stuck in a swamp with boring nicegirl Taylor, she had to prove she was better somehow. That “somehow” was by putting a voodoo curse on her. At least, I think that’s what happened. IDK that was honestly the most boring episode of The Bachelor I’ve seen in a long time so I’m going to pretend that’s what happened. Side note, has anyone checked on Taylor lately?
4. The Whipped Cream Thing
Our girl is nothing if not bold and brash. These other betches are standing around and crying over Nick Viall not giving them attention, which is embarassing in itself. Instead of being a whiny little bitch, Corinne went after what she wanted with a nice full can of whipped cream. Take a hint. If you want a guy to pay attention to you, strap on your best trench coat and sweeten up his life a little. Pro Tip though, maybe make sure he isn’t dating 12 other women when you do so.
3. Falling Asleep During A Rose Ceremony
Corinne was the first woman in show history to reveal the fact that the rose ceremonies are totally bogus and the rules are a sham. Corinne had a rose so she didn’t bother with barrel curling her hair and wasting one of her dresses on a ceremony when she already had a rose. It’s genius. Also, she stayed on the show for, like, 6 TV weeks after that so I don’t think her not standing around to watch other women with the nervous sweats wait to get a rose really ruined her chances with Viall.
2. Getting Naked On The Group Date
What a power move this was. All the other girls were playing lame-ass “getting to know you” games with Nick, and Corinne was like “Nah, fam” and just stripped off her clothes. Homegirl has a great rack and isn’t afraid to show it off. Extra points. What a champion. This move also scored here some alone time with Nick. It obviously worked because Corinne tapped into the one fact about the male psyche she knows best: Men love boobs.
1. The Platinum Vagine Comment
Out of all the naps, all the crazy arguments with Taylor, all the times she polished off a tall glass of Champagne, Corinne’s best moment has to be describing her vagine as platinum. It was a shocking comment but also so amazing because, like, who just fucking says that on national TV? Even Raven’s confession that she’s never had an orgasm doesn’t really top that. That’s kind of just sad for her. Anyway, our hat is off to you, Corinne and your shiny, metal vagina. Please keep entertaining us on Bachelor in Paradise. Please, please have a weird relationship with Chad.
Corinne And Chad Are Texting & It’s Everything We Ever Wanted
In true Corinne fashion, Imma go to sleep now. Peace.