13 Festive Manicures Perfect For the Holidays

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By De Elizabeth

Half of the fun of the holiday season is definitely the clothes and the makeup. When else can you wear a ton of sequins, endless amounts of velvet, and sparkles for days? As Thanksgiving approaches, which will bring us fully into the ~Holiday Season~, we’re rounding up some festive inspiration for your next holiday manicure. Here’s some nail art ideas to get your inner fashionista going. Continue reading

20 Manicures That Are Perfect For Fall

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By De Elizabeth

Spring and summer manicures are great and all, but we are all about the darker colors – which are perfect for fall. There’s something about the shades of blue, gray, and black that go with almost every warm fuzzy sweater scarf or flannel button-down shirt. In honor of being fully immersed in fall weather at this point, here are 20 manicure ideas that you’ll want to steal throughout the colder months. Continue reading

5 Big Reasons Why Olive Oil Is The Best Beauty Essential

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By Rachela Forcellese

One of my favorite things about health and skincare is that I can find a lot of natural remedies with things that I find in my house, which is especially nice because I’d rather have a few multipurpose products than many single purpose ones.  One of my absolute favorite products is olive oil because it has a million different uses both health and beauty related – and it’s super easy to find. Here are five ways to use olive oil outside of the kitchen. Continue reading

I Stopped Washing My Hair, And I’m Obsessed

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By Rachela Forcellese

I have thick hair. Not even regular thick hair. But like, “I shaved half of my entire head and I still have a full head of hair” hair. I am fully Italian – bred from beasts, and my hair has always been a problem for me and others. Once, I smacked my head on a pole and felt nothing because my bun was so thick it saved me. Hairdressers love to pull a big fistful of my hair in their hands and tell me how much I have. Continue reading

10 Things You Should Know Before Getting Your First Spray Tan

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By De Elizabeth

I was always hesitant about spray tans. I had images of orange stripes and was convinced that if I tried it, I’d emerge looking like a neon zebra. Perhaps this was from portrayals of spray tans in sitcoms (I hope you’re also picturing that Friends episode), or maybe it was my own experience with attempting to apply sunless tanner while in high school. However, I’m happy to say that I was pleasantly surprised.  Continue reading

7 Lipsticks To Bring Out Your Inner Vampire

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By De Elizabeth

Lipstick (and, let’s face it, makeup in general) can sometimes become a bit of a habit. It’s part of so many of our morning routines. We apply our light nude matte before going out to work, or dab a pale gloss after lunch. While day makeup is essential (for some), it’s not always the most exciting. Sometimes you just need a ~*fun*~ lip color. Luckily, dark lips are allllll the rage this season.  Continue reading

Why Every Day Is “No Makeup Day” For Me

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By Fiona Tapp

Today is “No Makeup Day.” Makeup, what’s makeup? Almost every day is No Makeup Day for me.

When I was nine, a teacher’s assistant gifted me a pale pink shimmery lipstick for Christmas and I took to wearing it every day. It was sheer and after a glug of my favorite Sunny D, it was all but gone. Yet it drove my Dad crazy, after enduring it all week, he announced just before Christmas that I was too young for lipstick and could not wear it at all in the new year. I was distraught.  Continue reading

13 Makeup Tutorials To Help You Contour Like A Boss

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By De Elizabeth

If it seems like everyone is contouring their makeup but you, don’t worry – you’re not alone. The trend, which has gained exposure and momentum thanks to the Kardashians and the Jenners, began picking up waves last year, but it’s a technique that’s actually been around since the 1500s, where actors in England would apply soot to their faces. Luckily, you don’t need to go out and look for dirt to highlight your cheekbones – you can just go to your local CVS (or if you’re feelin’ fancy, Sephora.)  Continue reading

Celebrating Audrey Hepburn

By Jana-Lynn

Growing up, I was never interested in Audrey Hepburn.

Not that I assumed her to be a terrible person. It just that there was something about the way women were seemingly obsessive about her just turned me off (I blame the non-conformist in me.) I never watched her films or knew much about her background but I just never delved too much into her life. I was very stand-offish.

And then the weirdest thing happened a few years ago: everyone kept giving me Audrey Hepburn gifts.

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8 Products You Need To Achieve The Purrrfect Cat-Eye

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Ah, the elusive cat-eye. It’s simultaneously the one of the trendiest looks but also one of the most challenging to master…or so you might think. You need a steady hand, right? Or at least the ability to draw a straight line? Not anymore. There are so many products out there that are just waiting to help you obtain that ~flawless~ cat-eye you’ve been dreaming of…during your catnaps.  Continue reading