Beauty Q and A: What Is Microshading?

We’ve heard of microblading, micro feathering, but recently another eyebrow tattoo option has made its way onto our radar and that’s microshading. When it comes to permanent makeup, doing your research before getting anything done is non-negotiable. So, if you’re curious whether microshading is for you, keep reading. We tapped professional brow expert Joey Healy to learn more about this […]

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The Best LGBTQ+ Beauty Influencers to Follow on TikTok, Instagram and Youtube

When we’re scrolling through our fave beauty accounts on social media, we’re often so focused on the stunning makeup looks that we forget about the actual artists creating them and what they mean to their followers and subscribers. This can be especially true for LGBTQ+ beauty influencers on TikTok, Instagram, and Youtube, who inspire and uplift so many by sharing […]

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PRETTY LINGERIE with FASHION NOVA

Gift yourself with a sexy little something courtesy of our lingerie roundup from Fashion Nova. Valentine’s Day aside, updating your intimates is pretty much the easiest way to brighten your mood (even if you’re wearing them for yourself). From pastel lace undies to alluring strappy bras, enjoy our spicy selection of lingerie sets, bodysuits, and more. We […]

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Let’s Gain An Inch A Month Of Hair Growth ‘Til December, Shall We?

StayUniquee. Merry Curly. Maryam Hampton. BeYoutifully Natural. Seun Okimi. Eugenia Kelcy. Natural Academia.Yinka Naturalista. Believe me, I could go on and on, but for the sake of time and space, those are 8 naturalists on YouTube who have some pretty long hair (most of ’em are Type 4 hair too). I thought that shouting them out would be a great way […]

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Yes, Mask-Acne Is Still A Thing… Here’s How To Fix It ASAP

The discovery of a new virus, COVID-19, has put us in a strange situation that created more problems than we originally had. There’s a coin shortage, food supply chain breakdown, people are still jobless, and this vaccine that is supposed to protect us from the corona is killing us. In the beauty world, we were introduced […]

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IT IS LOVE, VERA FA ME

Lingerie is a key wardrobe essential—after all, it’s the first thing you put on and the last thing you take off every day—and the best lingerie brands are designing underwear that anyone can appreciate. Think simple yet sexy styles that support and come in a wide range of sizes.  A handful of direct-to-consumer brands, like Cuup and […]

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How Are You Going to MAKE YOUR RESOLUTIONS LAST?

We’re all guilty of entering the new year with the greatest of intentions. We want to turn our lives around and kick-start all these healthy habits we hope will change our lives for the better. It’s great … in theory. But then, when we try to stick it out long-term, we fail. But why? Work […]

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Understanding Your HUMAN DESIGN

This is a defining year for a lot of us. We’re all sitting with ourselves, our vulnerabilities, our resilience, our goals, and our pivots. Many of us are learning a lot about ourselves, while others are seeing where we want to make a change.  Giving structure to what makes us tick the way we do […]

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How to Handle Things THE SECOND YOU’RE TRIGGERED

None of us is above being triggered. Even the most evolved person in the room—someone with a healthy, trained mindset—will struggle from time to time. We all have moments when we’re tired, we’re drained, and our batteries are running low. And it’s at times like these when we’re most open to being triggered. Everything goes wrong one […]

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OLD VS. YOUNG PARTNER: What’s Better?

In high school, I always had a crush on the “older” guy (me a freshman, him a senior—back then, it seemed like such an age disparity), and I never looked twice at the dudes my year or in the grades below me. I had concocted this fantasy that an older man and woman would save […]

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9 Beauty Mistakes to Stop Making in 2021 for Better Skin

If you thought you were coming to read an article in which I wax poetic about the benefits of drinking water, changing your pillowcase, and cleaning your makeup brushes, think again. If you’re reading this, I have too much admiration for you to say the same things we’ve all heard a million times. You’re a […]

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Jada Pinkett Smith’s Secret To Great Skin Is ‘Lots Of Steam’ And Baby Soap

Jada Pinkett Smith has knocked over the glass and spilled the tea, ladies! She has welcomed us into her home to show off a skincare routine for the gawds, all for the sole purpose of resetting our skin and starting off the upcoming year anew. And listen, we can hardly contain ourselves, because we finally have the scoop […]

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Our Favorite Youtube Tutorials for a Soft Glam Look

If you’re determined to up your everyday makeup game this year, a soft glam routine is a way to go. Whether you’re just joining video calls or hanging out with roommates, a soft- neutral smoky eye, highlighted skin, and long lashes will have you looking chic and pulled together without being too over the top. Not sure where to start? […]

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HOW ENDINGS Can Be a Good Thing

We tend to perceive endings as a kind of death. We dread them, we try to prevent them, and we grieve them, experiencing feelings of scarcity and loss. We think that’s OK, to an extent. We can mourn our losses, but it’s also important to see endings as a means to impending freshness. We tend to […]

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This Trend Is Officially Outselling Jeans and Leggings

Surprise, surprise—sweatpants are selling like crazy right now. I hope you read that with a healthy dose of sarcasm because based on the number of sweatpant stories we’ve published and my own personal lounge ‘fits, it’s abundantly clear that the humble sweatpant has achieved worldwide fame. In light of current events, sweatpants and joggers have become our daily staples where […]

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Are You Low Key AUTOSEXUAL?

Are you autosexual? The short answer is yes, most likely. We all are, at least a little. Casey Tanner, therapist, writer, and founder of QueerSexTherapy, helped us define autosexuality as “a trait wherein one is turned on by engaging in their eroticism.” In other simpler term, it means that you have an emotional and sexual attraction to yourself. So, to […]

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How to Find the Right Face Mask for YOUR SKIN

It’s easy to think that all face masks are good for us. They’re a treatment, right? How can special treatment be bad? But depending on the weather, or our skin type, or even just our skin’s current #mood, the wrong mask could do us dirty. If we have super dry skin, steer clear of harsh […]

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Kiehl’s Has a Holiday Gift Set for Everyone on Your List

Kiehl’s knows how to make skincare gifting easy — especially around the holidays. Not only has the brand created entire sets focused around different skincare needs and concerns, but it also packages them in adorable boxes and wrappings. Whether you’re shopping for a skincare novice, looking for grooming products the men in your life will use, or searching for a […]

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Kiehl’s 6 Best-Selling Face Masks (and Which One Is Best for You)

Devoted Kiehl’s shoppers are well-versed in the brand’s best-selling products. The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer or Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment? They’re practically iconic. With winter here, we’re currently focused on the brand’s selection of face masks. With so many tempting options, we’re breaking down six top-rated formulas to help you find the perfect Kiehl’s mask match for you. Rare Earth […]

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How to Treat Cracked Skin on Your Feet, Hands and Elbows

Dry skin is uncomfortable and can be hard to treat. When your skin is dry and cracked, though, it can be even more challenging to deal with. Because the skin on your hands, feet, and elbows is thick, it can be prone to these skin issues, especially during the winter. To learn how to prevent it from happening […]

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Dry Skin vs. Dehydrated Skin: What’s the Difference?

The terms dry skin and dehydrated skin are frequently used interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. If your skin feels rough, flaky, and tight, it could mean that you have dry skin, but it can also mean that your skin is just in need of a hydration boost. Vague? We get it. To explain, we tapped board-certified dermatologist and […]

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How to Keep From Getting Emotionally Drained During the Holidays

I wouldn’t call myself a big Kacey Musgraves fan, only because I don’t know much about her besides her iconic Met Gala 2019 look. I am, however, obsessed with all things Christmas, so I simply had to watch her special on Amazon Prime. Always a fan of new versions of my favorite holiday classics, I listened intently to the songs she selected, […]

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Fall/Winter Is A Great Time To Gain Some (Hair) Inches

Not too long ago, a girlfriend of mine sent me a picture of her hair. After the shoot, about a decade of being natural, she decided that she wanted to get another perm and chile, her hair is all down her back. After I cursed her out (because she never struggles with hair growth while my tale is a bit […]

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10 Apps That Make Adulting a LITTLE LESS STRESSFUL

Just like beauty and life hacks, yes, there’s an app for that. From front-door service to neighborhood alerts, we have the knowledge and tools at our fingertips to ease our daily routines with just one swipe. The apps we use can a) drain our bank account (Postmates, we’re looking at you) or b) today’s focus, make our lives […]

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Our Favorite Cheesy, Romantic Holiday Movies (That You Can Stream on Netflix!)

It’s the beginning of December, and in between skipping down the street with hot chocolate listening to All I Want For Christmas Is You, ice skating in pom hats, and making batches of Christmas cookies (ok not really, but that’s what I’ve been doing in my head since November 1st), we’re watching all the Christmas movies. While we love […]

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WHY YOU EAT WHEN YOU’RE BORED AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STOP!

YOU’RE NOT HUNGRY, YOU’RE BORED. Don’t be a victim of mindless snacking (I’m talking to myself too… “Why did I buy those m&m peanuts again?” *face palm*) 5 Tips to Curb Those Cravings 1 | MAKE SURE YOU’RE EATING ACTUAL MEALS DURING THE DAY. This may mean that you have to plan your meals in […]

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8 TIPS TO COMBAT STRESS + ANXIETY

I’ve battled with severe bouts of anxiety since I was a child. I won’t get into my life story spiel on that here today, but if you’d like to see a video or potentially even listen to a podcast episode about that, please comment below! I released my first audio download to test the waters […]

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7 Oral Sex Positions to Try This Weekend

If there’s one way to celebrate the end of a workweek, the end of 2020 (finally), and the beginning of the holiday season, I’ll say it’s probably an orgasm. But I’m not talking about any orgasm—I’m talking about the incomparable, fireworks-worthy orgasm you receive during oral sex (or the mind-blowing experience of giving it to someone—now that’s […]

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Anxious? Try This Doctor-Approved Breathing Trick

Anxiety has a very unwelcome way of popping up when you least expect it. When you’re anxious or stressed, you don’t usually pay attention to your breathing. You either overdo it, taking short breaths or don’t do it at all. It’s quite possible to suddenly realize you’ve been holding your breath and clenching your jaw for […]

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Sheet Mask Not Delivering Glow-Enhancing Results? This Could Be Why

Turns out there’s actually a fine art to applying a sheet mask that, until now, nobody was aware of.  It’s a little known fact that face masks can solve any of life’s problems. Bad day at work? Face mask. Overplucked your eyebrows? Face mask. Rent is due next week and you have less than five […]

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SOS: BUCKET HATS HAS NOW ENTERED THE RUNWAY

Winter headwear usually means one thing: beanies. We’re talking about crisply cuffed, tiny beanies, ultra-bright neon beanies, and every other type of beanie under the chilly winter sun. Fact: We lose a significant amount of heat through our heads (though not as much as was initially believed)—which is why it’s always wise to wear a hat in the fall and […]

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5 “Meh” Beauty Products You Really Don’t Need in Your Routine

As a beauty editor, I spend a lot of time telling you about the stuff you need. You know, the game-changing lotions and potions that will smooth your skin, give you shiny hair, make your hands hella soft, and a whole host of other beauty wish list items. But today, I’m coming at you with a cold, hard […]

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How Seasonal Changes Can Affect Your Skin in the Fall and Winter

Have you ever noticed that as one season winds down and another ramps up, you suddenly start to experience skin concerns like dryness, dullness and acne? Changes in temperature, humidity levels and lifestyle habits often come with a change of season, and these elements can all affect your skin.  Now that fall is here, we’re sharing three common […]

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Quick Q: Should I Apply Skin-Care Products on Wet Skin?

Even the most seasoned skincare enthusiasts might have some missteps in their daily routine — like not knowing what order to apply different products in or mixing ingredients that don’t play well together by accident. Another one of these skincare mishaps is a habit we’re all likely doing: drying our face before applying products. And as it turns out, skincare is […]

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Cozy Outfits That Are Perfect for a Casual Thanksgiving

Listen, I get it: even those amongst us who get the most joy from cute clothes are pretty over anything but sweats this year. What started as wearing real clothes just for ourselves to work from home has turned into fatigue and prioritizing comfort over all else—and hell, I think we deserve that. You don’t […]

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Here’s How To Rock A Little Black Dress In 2020 With OH POLLY

While most of the outside world is slowly reopening after a lengthy six months of back-to-back business shutdowns, I feel the energy in the air returning along with a certain zest for life. As I yearn to reunite with loved ones, I marvel at how much I’d taken advantage of their quality time pre-pandemic. While others are […]

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Sex Bucket List: 5 Updates to Make for Your Sex Life, Pronto

I stand by that one of the best things you can do for your sex life, with or without a partner, is creating a sex bucket list. Having an ongoing list of everything you’d like to try or do sexually can help keep your sex life spicy and full of experiences you are interested in. If […]

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The Only Bags Worth Investing in Right Now

Many of us have participated in several self-guided virtual retail therapy appointments while at home in recent months with hopes of catching the latest arrivals and best sales the internet has to offer. Like the majority of 2020, trends have taken an interesting turn as we quickly adopted the sudden change in our everyday lifestyles. Although our […]

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It’s Chapped Lip Season—Here’s How to Treat Them

Winter is nearly here, and with it comes the perennial emergence of our archnemesis, chapped lips. This might actually be the most annoying skincare woe that can befall anyone’s face. The cracked, irritated mess can crop up from seemingly nowhere, causing a painful and utterly unattractive situation we are forced to wear like a scarlet letter painted across […]

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