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Beauty Test Drive: Eyelure Katy Perry Lashes In Lovely Lolita

Beauty Test Drive: Eyelure Katy Perry Lashes In Lovely Lolita

Who doesn’t love a little glam? I certainly do. So when I was given the opportunity to Beauty Test Drive a pair of Eyelure False Lashes, I wasn’t going to pass it up. There were hundreds of pairs to choose from (including these dramatic falsies which Sophie tried out!), but I was immediately drawn to Katy Perry’s collection since she’s one of the fiercest females in the game. I opted to try out her Lovely Lolita lashes, a subtle but voluminous pair to give my peepers some pop. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: TastyFace Organics’ Vanilla Mint Daily Moisturizer

Beauty Test Drive: Tastyface Organics' Vanilla Mint Daily Moisturizer

Organic moisturizer that smells like delicious cake frosting? Yeah, I’m totally Beauty Test Driving that… Keep reading »

Color-Changing Henna Lipstick Is So Much Fun

Color-Changing Henna Lipstick Is So Much Fun

This odd green lipstick, also known as Magic Moroccan Hare Color Changing Lipstick, is one of my favorite beauty products in the whole wide world — and the universe’s resolution smudgy, goopy lipstick hang-ups. It’s often referred to as henna lipstick because of its staining power, though there isn’t any straight-up proof that it’s truly a Moroccan product or that it includes henna in it. What the lipstick does likely have in it is Red 27, which was a major ingredient in the short-lived “mood lipstick” trend of the ’80s (apparently, color-changing lipstick has been around for about a billion years and my generation is late to the game). The moment the stuff hits your lips, the Red 27 allows it to change from green to a lovely reddish-pink hue. The coolest part is that it shows up as a different color on everyone — the lipstick reacts to the acidity and temperature of your lips, creating a slightly different shade on everyone who uses it. Because your body chemistry varies, you could find yourself wearing a different color from one day to the next. Keep reading »

4 Terrible Messages That Girl-Centered Ads Are Sending

Dove Real Beauty Ad Send The Wrong Message

The Internet has exploded in an estrogen-charged fury of pro-girl viral ads, each more emotionally manipulative than the last. And it’s a good thing, because prior to the summer of 2014, American girls were languishing in princess towers, completely clueless that they had any value beyond their homemaking and boob-flashing skills.

As a grown woman and a mom of middle school daughters, I’m convinced that the new wave of viral ads are just as pandering and insulting as the things they’re trying to prevent. You just have to get past your gut reaction of “Yay! Girls!” to see it. Read more on Cracked…

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The Tippy Topknot

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The Tippy Topknot

I had no idea who Zendaya was until her hair caught my attention. Check out her tidy topknot! It’s perfectly positioned at the very tippy top of her head turning a casual knot into a full-on statement. Paired with hoops, it easily goes from day to night. Cute!

Tried & Tested: 10 Hippie Beauty Treatments

Tried & Tested: 10 Hippie Beauty Treatments

Beauty products are the one thing that I waste my money on. Give me a hundred bucks and plop me in the nearest Duane Reade, and I’m happy as a pig in shit, wandering the aisles, Googling face cream comparisons, debating the merits of serums. I love beauty products for the breathless and inspirational lies they tell. This thing will shave years off your face. This other thing will erase dark spots and get rid of wrinkles. Pat this into your delicate under eye area, ring finger only, to avoid tugging at the crepe-y skin. I love them for their promise of self-improvement, but I hate how expensive they are. This is why I have turned to the powerful hive mind of the internet, where I discovered the soft-lit, and earnest underbelly of natural, DIY beauty remedies. You see these things on Pinterest and Facebook, and while you may click and stockpile tabs, how often do you really try them? Does rubbing food on your face actually work? I was ready to do the work. Here are nine natural, DIY, blogger-approved beauty remedies — plus one store-bought hippie solution — tried and tested by yours truly… Keep reading »

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