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Life Update: I Lost My Job

I’m a firm believer that bad (and good) things happen in threes. It started last week, before my trip to The Blog Societies Conference (what I also refer to as TBSCon), when I went to my first Orangetheory Fitness class as part of my membership and I strained a muscle in my back while working out on the floor. It immediately started hurting after this core/arm exercise. This happened a week ago Sunday.

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6 Unmissable Life Hacks From Beauty Entrepreneur, Nyakio Grieco

And, with every beauty entrepreneur, there is a lot of grit beneath the luster. She opens up to us at Makeup Madeover about her unique path to success, from re-defining the beauty industry to changing how we experience African prestige skincare. Born in Buffalo, New York to Kenyan immigrants, Nyakio was raised in Norman, Oklahoma, where her father was the Professor of African Studies at a local university (her mother later became a dean at Harper College). She was a child of academics — which meant curiosity and discovery were in her DNA.

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#Shelfie: My Summer Essentials

Summer skin is fickle and frustrating. One minute it’s sweaty and greasy, the next it’s dry and dehydrated. I play around with my summer skincare routine A LOT, and these are the products I’m currently coveting. I’m sure they’ll change by next week (#thatbeautywriterlife).

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Weekly Must-Have: Dermalogica Bio-Lumin C-Serum

Vitamin C is a one of our favorite, saving-graceskincare ingredients. It’s a must-have for many, thanks to its ability to lighten, tighten, and brighten the complexion. On top of that, it helps to encourage collagen production and fights off free radicals. Clearly it should be a crucial part of every skin devotee’s routine.

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Summer Moisturizers For Every Skin Type

Summer’s sunny, humid climate can actually dehydrate the skin. Weird, we know. But think about it: the sun is super dehydrating, and then all of that processed air to keep you cool is really drying for the skin. So while humidity and sun can leave us looking greasy, our complexions are actually begging for a dose of moisture.

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Milani Luminoso Blush & Lip Gloss

Milani Cosmetics baked blush and lip gloss, both in the shade “Luminoso” sounds like something out a Harry Potter movie. But in all fairness, these beauty products are pretty magical. A few months ago, I was on the hunt for a peach blush. I stumbled upon this Milani Luminoso blush on Instagram and was immediately drawn to the color.

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Hero Ingredient Spotlight: Retinol

Retinol is one of the few ingredients that is truly anti-aging. If implemented into your skincare routine early on, it is actually preventative. It’s also ideal for those suffering from breakouts, uneven skin tone, dull complexions, and sun spots. It’s a multitasking complexion savior, and we’re so here for it.

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The Beauty Of Vulnerability: An Open Letter To Change The Mental Health Conversation

In light of the heartbreaking news about storytellers and creatives who have inspired us in accidental and profound ways, I am compelled to say I can empathize personally with those who experience grey and dark thoughts; depression and addiction run in my family. Makeup Madover is committed to delving deeper into the topics society often deems seductive, strange, unsexy and, well, goop-y. I believe that within those previously untouchable subjects lies a rich and wonderful treasure trove of stories, waiting to be told. It’s clear to me that when we understand, we have a greater capacity to appreciate and empathize.

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