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Suck It Up Sick Days: How To Look Awesome When You Feel Your Worst

When you feel like crap, ideally the world stops and feels it with you. A snow day score when you’ve got the flu, a randomly granted work-from-home day saving you the explanation of your weekend-acquired arm brace or a serendipitous subway shut down when you’re terrified of leaving the bathroom floor. Shouldn’t sick days be national days of observance anyway? Unfortunately, the reality is we have to get up and show up on some days we’d rather be channeling robe, slippers and curtains drawn. I’m here to help you through several sick day scenarios, with upgrades to your look that focus more on where you can add flare or finesse instead of honing in on the trouble spots.

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Ugly Lesson: Finding Beauty In My Mother’s Battle With Cancer

In 2006, a month after my father had died from his year-long bout with kidney cancer, my mom was diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumor called a glioblastoma. For the next year and a half, I watched the most attentive, most loving, most quintessential woman in my universe fall victim to the devastating physical and emotional effects of one of the most aggressive cancers. It was then that I saw my mom’s femininity — which had for so long seemed like a non-priority — be stripped from her in so many ways. Growing up, I never really thought about the ways my mother championed beauty and femininity.

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The Best Eyelash Curlers Of All Time (With Or Without Latisse)

The eyelash curler: medieval torture device or makeup-bag essential? Hopefully you consider it the latter, but even if this tool doesn’t scare you, it can still feel like a nightmare to shop for. Have no fear—finding your holy grail is simpler than you might think. A girl can burn a lot of time and moola looking for an eyelash curler that caters to her eye shape or lash growth. But according to Makeup Madeover’s celebrity makeup artist Kim Do, the silicone pad and the weight and design of the curler are what matter.

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Suck It Up Sick Days: How To Look Your Best When You Feel Your Worst

When you feel like crap, ideally the world stops and feels it with you. A snow day score when you’ve got the flu, a randomly granted work-from-home day saving you the explanation of your weekend-acquired arm brace or a serendipitous subway shut down when you’re terrified of leaving the bathroom floor. Shouldn’t sick days be national days of observance anyway? Unfortunately, the reality is we have to get up and show up on some days we’d rather be channeling robe, slippers and curtains drawn. I’m here to help you through several sick day scenarios, with upgrades to your look that focus more on where you can add flare or finesse instead of honing in on the trouble spots.

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3 Cannabis Skincare Products That Will Take Your Beauty Buzz Higher

For a time, it seemed like skincare treatments were becoming more and more horror-movie-like (vampire facials! snail slime! leech face-lifts!), but these days, skin care is becoming a lot more… chill. There’s been a lot of talk lately about how to use cannabis not just for recreational use but also for vanity purposes. I noticed the buzz bubbling up, with more and more talk of slathering cannabis on your face. Until recently, cannabis was primarily known for its most active ingredient, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the compound that compels you to jam to Bob Marley.

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The Best Waterproof Drugstore Mascaras That Rival Définicils

Given how much I love having long, lush Twiggy lashes, I consider mine quite stubborn. The tops are difficult to curl (like trying to curl hay) and the bottoms are virtually nonexistent. This is why I have some damn high standards for mascara — my all-time favorite being Lancôme Définicils Waterproof High Definition Mascara. Définicils is even ranked the number-one waterproof mascara Rank & Style, a nifty site that uses an intelligent algorithm to calculate top-ranked products.

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I’m An IT Cosmetics User (but I Really Want To Look Like A Glossier Girl)

If you’ve purchased makeup or skin care from Glossier or IT Cosmetics, you’ve made a statement about the kind of beauty consumer you are. The beauty market is saturated with brands catering to all types of age groups, skincare needs, packaging preferences, budgets and personalities. So it makes sense the brands you choose above all others are bound to say something about you. If you have even a passing interest in beauty, chances are you’ve heard of Glossier and its minimalist, natural approach to beauty.

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Oscars 20 Years Ago: Titanic Void Of Inclusion, #MeToo And Time’s Up

With all the groundbreaking Oscar nominations in the throes of #MeToo and Time’s Up, it’s still easy to see how this year’s Oscars fell short of our expectations — from Gary Oldman and Kobe Bryant’s arguably problematic wins (a striking contrast to “Oscar,” who “keeps his hands to himself”); only six women taking home wins compared to 33 men (not since 2012, when four ladies took home statues, have there been so few female winners); to the issue that characters who are disabled exist in award-winning films, yet only non-disabled actors are cast in those roles. When it comes to the Academy Awards, change happens slowly. (What do you expect from a 90 year old — with Eva Marie Saint as the radiant exception?). youtube.

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