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Meet The Woman Who’s Inventing The First-Ever Makeup Printer

Ever wish you could find the perfect shade of coral lipstick or plum eyeshadow, but after endless hours scouring Sephora’s supply, you’re convinced it doesn’t exist? Soon this won’t be a problem, thanks to a woman named Grace Choi.

Grace is a Brooklyn-born, Harvard-educated entrepreneur who is about to change the cosmetics industry in a BIG way. Grace has pieced together the initial idea for her Mink makeup printer, an invention that allows you to customize and print your own cosmetics. Keep reading »

The DIY Bible: 33 Recipes For All Of Your Cosmetics, Beauty & Home Care Needs (With A Shopping List!)

The DIY Bible: 33 Recipes For All Of Your Cosmetics, Beauty & Home Care Needs (With A Shopping List!)
DIY Spa Day
How To Have An At-Home Spa Day That Feels Like The Real Thing
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So ya wanna go all-natural, eh? Tired’a lookin’ around for recipes, ehhh?

Well here you go! There are about a million reasons to DIY your makeup, self care, and home care routines and it gets even cheaper the more you make (these recipes will bring your cost down up to 95 percent), as you can recycle old makeup containers, including any you end up having to buy the first time. Keep reading »

True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)

True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)

The first time I met my friend Jeff, I told him his hair was amazing. It was a thick, effortlessly tousled blond mane that anyone would envy. “That’s because I stopped washing it two years ago,” he told me.

That got me thinking, and researching. So in January, I did an experiment and stopped washing my hair. My experience has been like everyone else’s who’s stopped using shampoo and conditioner: My hair felt greasy for about two weeks, and then it stopped feeling greasy. In those two weeks it became thicker and more natural looking, and easier to style on its own, and after six weeks it started looking spectacular. I do rinse my hair with water every other day, and on Fridays I scrub my roots with baking soda. So yes, I get the sweat and grime out. My hair stopped falling out, and my skin stopped breaking out. It’s actually been pretty fabulous.

I’ve become fervent about the matter because the more I look into the history of shampoo, the happier I am that I stopped. So to wit, other than the reward of having amazing-looking hair, here are the reasons I stopped washing it: Keep reading »

The Soapbox: The Real Problem With Skin Lightening Cosmetics

The-Soapbox--The-Real-Problem-With-Skin-Lightening-Cosmetics

Whitenicious, a cosmetics line created by California-based, Nigerian-Cameroonian pop star Dencia touts its ability to help customers even out their skin and get rid of discoloration. The product is essentially a skin bleaching cream in a golden jar, sold for $150 a pop– well, at least that is what anyone would gather from Dencia’s “transformation” as seen on the advertisement, from a mocha beauty, to a caramel, Beyonce look-alike, to a washed-out corpse.

So why is this never explicitly stated? More importantly, why is the purpose of Whitenicious — to make a dark skinned person have lighter skin — intentionally concealed? The advertising campaign for Dencia’s product leads consumers to believe that the function of her “cosmetic” is to “nourish your skin and lighten dark knuckles, knees and elbows.” Keep reading »

10 Super Easy Ways To Simplify Your Makeup Routine

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Sephora Gifs
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Makeup I'm Throwing Away
makeup to throw away
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10 Ways To Simplify Your Makeup Routine

After giving up makeup for two weeks this summer, I had a realization: my usual makeup routine was way, way too complicated. Two weeks was enough to get used to the whole “zero-get-ready-time” thing, and along the way, I completely lost my tolerance for time-consuming cosmetics. Before my makeup fast, I was spending at least 20 to 30 minutes on my face every morning. These days it’s more like 5 to 10 minutes. And let me tell you: it’s awesome. If you’re looking to streamline your own makeup routine, read on for some tips… Keep reading »

Weekend Project: Whip Up Some Yummy Lip Balm

DIY: Polka Dot Jeans
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DIY: Chocolate Facial
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DIY lip balm

When it’s hot and humid, I’m a big believer that the best makeup routine is a bit of mascara and a constantly reapplied sheen of lip balm (although if you want to add in a couple more products, our beauty guru Rachel has some great tips). I’ve never made my own lip balm before, but judging by this recipe, it’s the easiest thing in the world, and also super cheap (one of the ingredients is “a squirt of Kool-Aid”). I think it’s time to whip up a batch for myself. Care to join me? [Style Me Pretty]

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