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Jaclyn Hill used alcohol to cope with being “canceled” over makeup launch

Published: 4/Feb/2020 21:33 Updated: 4/Feb/2020 21:35

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber and makeup mogul Jaclyn Hill suffered massive backlash over her first-ever product launch, which included alleged fuzz and bumps on her lipsticks —  but the drama didn’t come without a massive mental toll.

Hill released her very own lipstick line in 2019, which quickly sparked outrage across the net after dissatisfied customers claimed that the products weren’t up to standard.

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Instead, the lipsticks were alleged to be covered in fuzz and bumps and even filled with holes, with some even claiming the “fuzz” to be human hair.

The YouTube beauty guru was subsequently “canceled” by the online community, leading to a period of major depression and anxiety that Hill opened up about in a video on February 3.

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According to Hill, the outrage surrounding her lipstick launch caused her such great mental duress that she found herself vomiting several times a week — a physical response that prompted her to turn to alcohol to quell her inner chaos.

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YouTuber and beauty guru Jaclyn Hill opened up about the toll her failed lipstick line took on her mental health.

“At the end of the day, to cope with my anxiety and my depression, I turned to alcohol and started drinking to fix what I was feeling mentally,” she explained. “…my anxiety gets so bad, you guys, that I uncontrollably throw up. Last year, I would say, there was a couple months’ period where I was throwing up probably five days a week.”

The YouTuber went on to explain that her overuse of spirits to “self-medicate” her anxiety eventually swelled up her face and caused weight gain — a major development when one compares her current look to older photos.

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“I’m fine with gaining weight,” she continued. “I’m fine with gaining weight in my body, I’m fine with it. I don’t care. But what the weight represents is what makes me so upset. So when people tell me, ‘You’re fat, you need to stop getting fillers,’ it triggers me, in a way.”

Thankfully, Hill also revealed that she is currently in therapy to address her anxiety, which comes after a tumultuous 2019 that hit many makeup stars — like James Charles — where it hurt.

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MattDoesFitness reveals the insane cost of his home gym renovation

Published: 8/Oct/2020 20:41

by Virginia Glaze

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British fitness guru and social media influencer Matt ‘MattDoesFitness’ Morsia has completely transformed his home gym — but the cost of the renovations was nothing to sneeze at.

Morsia is one of the fitness community’s biggest internet stars; boasting over 1.9 million subscribers on YouTube and 898,000 followers on Instagram, his honest approach to fitness and crazy physical challenges have earned him as substantial audience.

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Of course, it stands to reason that someone so dedicated to working out would have their own home gym (especially in a time where going to the gym could put one at risk) — but for Morsia, it’s more than just another room in his home.

For this influencer, the gym is his office, which he explained in the beginning of his video on the topic. He clarified that much of the equipment in his gym had been provided by his sponsors, and since it “directly contributes” to his salary, he chose only the most top-tier brands — something he claimed the average person does not need to do for their own home gym experience.

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That being said, Matt went on to reveal the exact cost of the space, and it’s enough to make your jaw drop to the floor (or at least a fair wince).

As for the building itself, he spent a grand total of £34,000 (or $43,979), which isn’t actually part of his house. Instead, he commissioned the space to be completely “built from scratch” in the back garden — further compounding on its comparison to a true office space.

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Combined with his equipment — the most expensive part of which was his £2,790 ($3,608) dual cable pulley — the entire gym ended up costing him £47,999 ($62,073). That’s nothing to sneeze at!

Morsia was quick to inform viewers that much of his equipment is no longer available for purchase due to the current global climate, and that other parts of the space — such as the bumper plates for his squat rack — were built by hand.

All in all, Morsia’s home gym is an impressive project that cost an equally impressive amount of cash, but when it’s your livelihood on the line, no price is too high for a quality workout.