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Monthly Archives: July 2018

One Of Beauty’s Top CEOs Shares Her Journey To Self-Confidence

“I felt like a duck in a swan pond,” says Meghan Asha, reminiscing about her angsty youth—when she was the only Indian and biracial student in an all-Caucasian school in San Jose, CA. Although she dabbled in some professional modeling with brands like Marie Claire, Macy’s and Tommy Hilfiger, she never felt particularly attractive, but invariably felt different. “I remember I would look in the mirror and I would say ‘fat Indian girl. ’ I would say nasty things, and now I’m like, oh my god, how could I have ever said that to myself? There were so many things that were telling me in the world that I was attractive, but I didn’t believe it myself.

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Nailing It: How To Get Through The Stress Of Choosing A Nail Polish Color

Not everyone subscribes to regular mani/pedi self-care, and I get it. Some of my friends think it’s an unnecessary luxury; or they’re creeped out about someone else dealing with their nail beds and cuticles; or they consider it simply a time suck, a prolonging of the unviewed Instagram feed. I love sitting back in the pedicure chair, being propped and pushed by the massager’s vibrations, prevented from using my phone by my foiled fingers, pampered to the nines. There’s something about submitting to the manicurist’s control (once you find “the one,” of course).

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4 Ways To Buy Beauty Products That Won’t Kill The Ocean

Real talk: our beauty habits are probably not the most environmentally friendly decisions in the world. From the UV in our gel manicures to the excessive packaging in almost every product, it might not come as a surprise to know our self-care rituals often take a toll on our environment. And unfortunately, our oceans are really getting the brunt of it. Remember the Great Garbage Patch swirling around in the Pacific? Or how millions of fish are choking on microscopic plastic particles that were in your soap? Or the empty bottles cluttering our shelves, mixing our pride of finally using the #empties hashtag with the shame of waste?Thankfully, there are plenty of options to explore to help us get our beauty fix while protecting our coasts and oceans.

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Beautycon Takeaways: 6 Unexpected Lessons We Learned

Beauty conventions are usually all about free swag, celebrity sightings, and trendspotting. But at Beautycon LA, we were shocked to find something else — a revolutionary spirit. Beautycon was way more than the latest lipstick launch. We hung out with people from literally every background and walk of life, whether it was the woman who wore her everyday makeup, the man who went full-on “Kardashian,” the grandma with sky-high faux lashes, or the 8-year-old covered in glitter — all united in shared kindness, respect, and love.

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Fact Vs. Fiction: Aging And Makeup

Aging and makeup: When it comes to makeup for women of a certain age, we’ve all heard the muted rumblings of what is — and is not — acceptable. Or, powders actually age you. Does a matte foundation intensify fine lines and wrinkles? Shimmer and highlighter makes you look older. Fact or fiction? We turned to celebrity makeup artist Vincent Oquendo, who works with Jenna Dewan, Lily Collins, Hailey Baldwin, and Karlie Kloss to offer his opinion on this age-old question.

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Rodin’s Mermaids… Mariangela

The Illuminating Liquid and Powder are perfect for creating a summer glow although they just come in one shade which only works with fair to tan skintones (I often notice this issue with highlight products). I layered them in the above look on Mariangela for an all over glowy effect. Note: Donald’s packaging is so fun that you will want to save the outer boxes and archive the empty containers!. .

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Banter Babe: Clara McGregor

What’s your beauty vibe?My beauty vibe is beachy and natural. What’s the first beauty product you owned and loved?My first beauty product was black eyeliner which I used far too much of at the time. I loved it because I felt it gave me an edge. What’s your favorite beauty treatment splurge?I love going to Shin in Los Angeles to get a facial.

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