This + That

Wow, we had really questionable shoe choices in the 90s, y’all. (I had almost all of them, or at least knock-off versions.) Benefit just released a cream-to-powder stick of one of my favorite bronzers and I want to get my paws on it. I LOVE this body-positive roundup of women sharing real “before-and-after” body shots…

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Style Files

In 2016, I noticed a big shift in my blog reading preferences: I became less interested in aspirational style blogs that post 15 photos of the same $$$ outfit, and instead found myself bookmarking lifestyle-focused sites by women who post casual snaps of their everyday outfits, review makeup and skin care products, share delicious recipes, and provide helpful tutorials. You know the blogs that…

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This + That

We survived Valentine’s Day! This $5 bubble bath is a holiday week staple in our house: it relieves tired, achy muscles and puts me right to sleep. Need a place to house your ever-growing book hoard? *raises hand* Emily Henderson rounded up 81 bookshelves that combine form and function. My favorite seventh grade sneakers are making a…

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This + That

My new lazy-girl hair heroes: this invisible oil primer + air dry styling creme. I shampoo at night, follow up with these products, and air dry. In the morning I have a little extra volume and texture for a quick and easy ‘do: I pile it up in a messy top knot or add a…

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Why There’s Lip Balm In My Eyebrows

To File under: Weird Beauty Hacks The Internet Made Me Try. Ya’ll know I love full feathery brows. I tweeze mine just enough to keep them from growing together/into my hairline/down to my eyelids (seriously, they’re wild) and lately I like them brushed straight up, à la Brook Shields in the ’80s. Last week, thebeautydepartment.com dropped the bomb…

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This + That

I tried a sample of this vibrancy-boosting mask from Sephora this morning. First impression: it felt like I was spreading orange marmalade on my face. But when I removed it with a warm damp washcloth 10 minutes later, my skin felt balanced, soft and, dare I say, glowy? Speaking of skin care, I think I just used the…

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This + That

Handbag collection taking over your life? These purse storage ideas are functional and pretty. Is coconut oil really the all-in-one beauty miracle the Internet claims it to be? The best way to meditate, based on your personality type. My inner 90’s child loves the return of the embroidered denim trend. I’d like to make a big…

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