Best Lips at the Oscars (2015)

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After five hours of watching the 2015 Oscars, I had to admit that I came away with a, “What was this all for?!” feeling. If you follow me on Twitter (and you should!), then you already know I was let down by the show. However, I decided to take my five hours of disappointment and turn it into something positive–a quick look at my favorite

Almay One Coat Mascara: My Holy Grail Drugstore Mascara

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I’ve done it! After trying about 20 drugstore mascaras, I’ve finally found one that works for me. Hallelujah! I’ve been using the Almay One Coat Lengthening Mascara for the past two months, and I can safely say that this is my new holy grail drugstore mascara. And, of course, I wanted to share my new discovery. Why I don’t wear high-end mascara Before I dive

9 Steps for Unearthing Products with Harmful Plastic Microbeads (Updated)

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My heart sunk last week after reading the article Don’t Lather, Don’t Rinse, Don’t Repeat, which describes a study of the Great Lakes that revealed something quite disturbing. The microbeads, or microplastics, found in beauty products are ending up in the world’s lakes, rivers and oceans. What damage are they doing exactly? On Earth reports, While microbeads may be less visible than plastic bags, they are no

That One Time I Was Blonde

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One January night in Philadelphia six years ago, I was busy bleaching the life out of my hair with the help of one of my best friends. We worked until late in the night, bleaching it once and then again. My scalp burnt in anger, but I got the desired effect. I was blonde at long last! You’d be surprised at the downsides that accompany

Kryolan Opens Boston Store and I Geek Out

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When I first started geeking out about makeup about six years ago, one of the first brands I stumbled upon was Kryolan. The German brand made its name in theater and became critically acclaimed for its professional grade products. Up until recently it was only available in-store or by special order, which is why I never saw their products in person. So you can imagine