• Beauty
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    This Neutral Pink Polish Is My Go-To Shade

    I own three bottles of it, just in case I lose one. It takes me a long time — if ever — to finish a bottle of nail polish, and I considered it to be something of an urban legend until I found my one consistent go-to color: Revlon’s Colorstay Gel Envy in the shade […]

  • Beauty
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    Mineral Sunscreens That Actually Work

    Beach-tested in Hawaii, where “chemical” sunscreens containing oxybenzones may soon be banned. When I was in my teens, I used to lie out in the yard as soon as it was warm enough to don a bikini, rotating myself with military-like precision to ensure an even roasting. These days, as I’ve gotten older, “sun’s out, […]

  • Beauty
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    The Glossier Wowder Cuts Summer Shine in Seconds

    By Sarah Kinonen. Photo by: Hannah Choi/Allure. Real talk: There’s nothing worse than painting on a full face beat and then watching it all melt off literally seconds after stepping out into 90-degree temps. Or realizing that your oil-blotting sheets aren’t cutting the shine, sweat, and tears (no? just us) in the thick of summer. […]

  • Fashion
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    Blogger’s Empowering Side-by-Side Photos Show Instagram vs. Reality

    First, blogger Sara Puhto took to Instagram to share a photo of her unshaved armpit hair in a bid to highlight the unrealistic beauty standards that women face every day. Now the body-positive advocate is trying to show the world that you shouldn’t believe everything you see on social media. Taking to Instagram once again, […]

  • Celeb Style
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    Kendall Jenner Is Spearheading the Fanny Pack Comeback

    Are fanny packs making a comeback? If Kendall Jenner has anything to say about it, the answer is a resounding yes. Earlier in the summer, the Keeping Up With the Kardashiansstar was spotted accessorizing her off-model looks with not one but two different styles in the space of a couple days, and it doesn’t seem […]

  • Fashion
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    4 Ways To Spice Up Your Office Attire

    Like first-date small talk with your latest right-swipe or trying to figure out the whole “meal prep” thing, dressing for your 9-to-5 is one of those parts of adulting that doesn’t seem to get any easier, even the more you do it. Unless your job requires a uniform that you can throw on, chances are […]

  • Beauty
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    The Best Hair-Care Routine for Every Hair Concern

    By Jessica Chia. Photo by: Getty Images. The liveliest curls and shiniest waves start out the same way: with a squirt of shampoo and a hit of conditioner. No matter your hair challenges, a little lathering, rinsing, and repeating can do a world of good — if you’re strategic. How to wash your way to […]

  • Style
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    Kiehl’s Is Coming to Sephora Stores

    There’s a rumor that, a few years ago, after Kiehl’s teamed up with Equinox to stock the locker rooms with fan-favorites from the heritage skin-care brand, gym members began swiping the products and taking them home. After a while, Equinox caught on and bolted the products down to the counters to stop the items from […]

  • Fashion
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    Why It May Not Be Wise to Move for Love

    Some singles looking to pair up are taking drastic measures to boost their romantic odds and their self-esteem: moving to another state. According to a story titled “I Left New York City So I Could Feel Hotter,” published by the New York Post, young single women (and some men) are fleeing Manhattan’s impossible physical standards […]