date makeup
The unusually affordable LORAC Blushing Beauty Collection takes the guesswork out of ridiculously pretty makeup.
eye makeup
In honor of the college football season starting, I'm using Urban Decay’s new Electric Eye Palette to create the coolest makeup looks at the tailgate party, even though I don't really care.
what makes you feel beautiful
It might be a harder question to answer than you think. At least it was for me and some of my friends.
honey
It's moisturizing, antibacterial, and can be used head-to-toe.
weekend
babysitters club
My childhood evenings were not complete without an Ann M. Martin The Baby-Sitters Club book by my bedside table and dreams of Kristy and the gang in my head.
hair
For some reason, SOs think I can be trusted with dyeing their hair.
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Aug 22, 2014 at 12:30pm | 169 comments

cosmetics for women of color
Looking for good products for women of color is akin to searching for a single bronze needle in an ivory haystack.
red lipstick
In the 21st century, where tattoos and piercings are seen in many professional settings, why would red lipstick still raise an eyebrow?
hair
According to the Internet, semen might promote hair growth because of some of the vitamins it contains.
hairstyles
Ponytails and messy buns get boring, so here are the more creative ways I've been getting my hair off my neck this summer.
cleaning
Too busy to clean? Watch me pair some of my favorite beauty rituals with some of my most-hated household chores.
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Aug 19, 2014 at 4:00pm | 51 comments

shampoo
I buy into any mentality that validates laziness, but that feeling of just-washed hair? It’s irrefutably the best.
arm pits
Did you know that even if you're a proper lady and shave your unsightly underarm hair, your underarms will still continue to be #unsightly and #repulsive?
commercials
You think today's beauty commercials are trying to make you feel inadequate? It's nothing compared to the TV spots of a few decades ago.
weekend
I stood there a full minute, staring, before I whispered, "Kat Von D, you treacherous so and so!"
short hair
By not having long hair for much of high school and college, I taught myself to value my personality, and young men who felt the same.
lipsticks
I discovered the pros and cons of custom-blending my own avant-garde shades.
teeth whitening
The teenage goth in me got a grand kick out of having black liquid oozing out of my mouth.
blood orange
Today I am here to sing the praises of my favorite summer scent, my fruit muse, the BLOOD ORANGE.
teen movies
I can still remember every makeover scene, every outfit and transformation montage. Looking back, most of them don’t make any sense, but I was hooked.
korean products
When snails are agitated, they release a thick goop laced with nutrients that are thought to stimulate cell regeneration and moisturize the skin.
pot-bellied pigs
I don’t believe that all skincare products should be made with food-grade ingredients, but I also suspect that most humans aren’t tempted to eat their lotion.