Articles in women’s magazines tend to be written in a condescending/scolding, “you’re so stupid” tone. Articles will have titles that look like this: “You’re Clipping your Toenails All Wrong!” instead of this: “Here’s a Cool Way to Clip Your Toenails You May Not Know About”
This weird passive-aggression is one reason why I stopped subscribing to women’s magazines and drifted toward reading blogs instead. But now beauty/fashion/lifestyle blogs have become all ‘professional’, which means they’ve adopted many of the same crappy editorial habits, including these kind of dickish titles for posts.
I really fucking hate it. Just show me your stupid best beauty buys roundup and leave the berating to my mother, OK?