Posts in beauty
My Instagram May Look Perfect, But It's Not Real Life

As a writer, self-love advocate, and a modern voice determined to empower women through my stories, I couldn’t help but wonder if my Instagram account, or more specifically the images I share on my account,  were helping or hurting my cause. Yes, I want my voice to be heard. Yes, I want to reach my people, my ladies, my sisters from other misters. But at what cost?

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A Coffee-Lover’s Guide to Keeping Her Pearly Whites Sparkling

I'm proud of my smile. Not just because all my teeth are where they should be, but because there's a rather sordid (oral) history behind it — as far as teeth go. So it should come as no surprise, then, that I take my dental hygiene seriously. That said, I have a 2-a-day coffee habit, love myself an over-poured glass of red wine, and have been known to enjoy the odd skinny ciggy in foreign countries. This leaves me desperately trying to match my YOLO-mentality with an oral regimen my dentist would be proud of.

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Could Your Hair Be Trying To Tell You Something?

Whether we care to admit it or not, our hair plays a major role in the way we feel about ourselves. I know this, first-hand, after a botched bleach job resulted in a lot of my hair falling out and my only feeling confident to leave the house if I had a big ol’ hat on my head. But have you ever wondered how it feels about you? Could your hair be trying to tell you something? Here's how to find out.

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4 Common Makeup Faux Pas (And How To Fix Them)

Makeup is a tricky business. I can spend hours watching and copying makeup tutorials, have a BFF who's an actual professional makeup artist, spend hours in Sephora, buy all of the “right” products and still end up feeling less than flawless. Here's how to remedy the most common makeup faux pas and take your makeup from drab to fab.

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The One Beauty Rule You Need To Break, Right Now

Day in and day out, we’re constantly fed the latest trends in beauty — red lips so hot RN! Contouring is OUT! Are your brows “on fleek”? — as if keeping up with them is one of our sole responsibilities as women. As if the worst thing we could do in this world is over-contour our cheekbones, or under-wash our hair. As if we’re not capable of creating our own definition of beauty.

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5 Secrets to Healthier Hair (Bye Bye Golem, Hello Gorgeous!)

I’ve learned through extensive experiments of trial and error (more or less error) a few various hair care methods that can actually make even the Golem-liest hair stronger and shinier long into old age (I am pushing 30, after all). Whether you’re blessed with hair like my bros or have a little more of what I’ve got going on, here are some little-known tips that could result in much more healthy locks.

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Beauty & The Beach: 12 Essentials For a Perfect Day in The Sun

The beach is my happy place. It’s where I feel most at peace, most in love, most hopeful and inspired. It’s where I’ve had some of my greatest ideas, and experienced some of my greatest failures (turns out, I’m not that good at surfing). It’s because of all these reasons that I am forever chasing an endless summer, and as such, I’ve perfected the art of an ideal beach day.

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15 Summer Beauty Products I Can’t Live Without

Yes. This title is totally hyperbolic. Like, I could totally live without any beauty product. But we live in a hyperbolic world and you get my point, right? ANYWAY. When it comes to beauty, my approach to makeup is almost always, less is more. However, I'm still a girl who loves a bright lipstick, red nail polish and the promise of dewy skin. Here are the 15 summer beauty products I can't live without.

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8 Surprising Things That Happen When You Stop Wearing Makeup Every Day

When you stop wearing makeup, the first people to notice are usually your friends. Unless you have a significant other. But even then, if your significant other is male there’s a good chance he’ll be completely unfazed by the transition. AND SO HE SHOULD BE.

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