BIO

Annie Walton Doyle is a 22-year-old writer based in and around the UK. She typically writes about beauty and other "personal aesthetics," with a healthy dose of both social commentary and stupidity. When not touching makeup, she enjoys pubs, knitting, nature, and mysteries. Find more of her work at www.huffingtonpost.com/annie-walton-doyle and www.xovain.com/author/annie-walton-doyle.

Annie Walton Doyle's Articles

Yes, PMS is real. No, women are not just making it up.

Natural Remedies For PMS  

Yes, PMS is real. No, women are not just making it up. Here are a bunch of natural remedies, tips, and tricks to make PMS less miserable.
Annie Walton Doyle    |   01.3.18 12am   |   SHARE
I became strangely interested in the … “media genre” (?) of true crime.

How Do You Reconcile A True Crime Obsession With Being, Like, A Good Person?

It’s a prime example of what I’ve known all along: that the true crime interest and the niceness of a person are not mutually exclusive.
Annie Walton Doyle    |   12.11.17 12am   |   SHARE
Drag isn't one-size-fits-all femininity. (image credit: Thinkstock)

What A Drag Queen Thinks About Female Beauty Standards

Being a Drag Queen isn't one-size-fits-all femininity. Not all real life women are glamorous and fabulous at all times, nor should we feel we have to be.
Annie Walton Doyle    |   12.4.17 12am   |   SHARE
What's your good side or best selfie side?

Do You Have A "Good Side?"

Do you have a good side? I definitely don’t have a preferred “side.” I am sometimes pictures of myself for my job, and I don’t know which side is better.
Annie Walton Doyle    |   10.11.17 12am   |   SHARE
Real self-care is respecting yourself instead of, quite literally, spoiling yourself.

Why Real Self-Care Is Not Just Buying Bubbly Scented Bath Oils

Self-care is a phrase so enthusiastically tossed about as of late that in many ways it has lost all meaning. In the same way “wellness” has gone, the concept now seems vague and fuzzy, somehow... Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   09.18.17 12am   |   SHARE
L’Oreal, however, was not on Bergdorf's side, and fired her from a campaign that was supposed to celebrate diversity. (Image Credit: Instagram/munroebergdorf)

L'Oreal, Munroe Bergdorf & The Problematic Relationship Between The Beauty Industry & 'Diversity'

Companies — like, say, L'Oreal — wouldn’t just use the broad, vague, abstract concept of diversity (by hiring Munroe Bergdorf) to lure in customers... would they? But you have to remember — companies... Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   09.8.17 12am   |   SHARE
The idea of a society where claiming you like the way you look is judged as both strange and an invitation for disagreement is, to me, very sad.

Face Positivity: Just As Important As Body Positivity?

Let this idea appeal to your insubordinate nature: the world wants me to not like my face, so guess what? I’ve decided I like it. Take that, world!
Annie Walton Doyle    |   08.22.17 12am   |   SHARE
By applying your hair masque, or rubbing cocoa butter on your shins, you’re at least subconsciously admitting that there is going to be another day.

How The World Of Beauty Helps Me Cope With My Depression

Aside from knitting and prescribed medications, beauty products are the thing that helps me out the most during a bout of depression. Sound crazy? Read on.
Annie Walton Doyle    |   07.17.17 12am   |   SHARE
For makeup lovers, perfumes that replicate the scent of lipsticks, powders, and blushes may be the trend of the year.

Makeup Perfume: The Fragrance Trend To Help You Smell Like Fave Beauty Products

Take your makeup love to its logical conclusion via a sensory attack on all fronts. Smelling like old ladies' handbags and young ladies' dressing tables and powder puffs and lipstick bullets has... Read...
Annie Walton Doyle    |   05.30.17 12am   |   SHARE
Benzoyl Peroxide (BP) has been there when nothing else worked. But boy did BP come with a price.

On My Complex Relationship With Benzoyl Peroxide

During such trying times, there is one trusty frenemy whose shadowy presence always sneaks back into my life. Benzoyl peroxide, I wish I knew how to quit you.
Annie Walton Doyle    |   05.22.17 12am   |   SHARE