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9 new (to me) beauty products I’m loving

I’ve noticed a big shift in my beauty focus within the past year. I used to not be able to walk out of Sephora without a new mascara to try or blush to swipe on—my beauty bag was overflowing and it was seriously becoming an issue. Recently, though, I’ve really paired down my collection to…

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beyond burgundy: 7 oh-so-chic nail shades for fall

Come September, the chance to paint on dark nails feels like a relief. After months of bright pinks, florescent neons or sea-inspired blues, wearing deeper shades on my nails make me feel a bit moody and mysterious and…dare I say cool? Burgundy has always been a go-to (along with black) for fall and winter months—I…

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is your workout ruining your skin? 3 easy fixes

There are a lot of obvious pros to working out—a hot bod, for one….plus boosted confidence, a happier outlook thanks to all those endorphins, and face time with that cute guy in your running club, just to name a few. But all that sweating (and running, and crunching, and sports-bra wearing) can take some surprising…

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lighten up

I kind of just woke up one day recently and decided I wanted to be a blonde. I’m not sure what sparked the change, really–maybe the increasingly nice weather we’re having has me game for a lighter shade, or maybe it would just be a really fun way to mix things up. I’ve never been…

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DIY moisturizing hair mask (from your kitchen!)

I’ve put my hair through its fair share of rough patches. I heat style it on the reg, I’ve dyed it on occasion–I even sprung for a Coppola Keratin treatment last summer (which I loved the results of, but in the end it was too $$ and too damaging to continue doing). While it’s in…

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video: a 6-minute makeup routine

I have a video for you today! Recently, I’ve gotten hooked on all sorts of makeup videos (ones from Lisa Eldridge are my favorite–if you haven’t heard of her, check her out!), and I thought it might be fun to try my hand at one of my own. Obviously I’m no pro like Lisa, but…

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my routine for fresh, glowing skin

I’ve always had a problem with consistency concerning my skincare routine. I run into two problems–either I don’t stick to an actual skincare schedule (aka, I’m lazy and sometimes will forget to wash my face before bed) or I get so eager to try out new products I get through work that I mix it…

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your valentine’s day look, simplified

If you could narrow in on the days in a women’s life where she wants to look especially pretty, Valentine’s Day is probably one of them. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, there’s just something about the holiday (at least, I think) that makes you go extra-feminine, extra-girlie and extra-pretty for a few days….

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how to look like a human again after you’ve been sick

It’s funny–I feel like I don’t realize how good it feels to be healthy until I’ve been sick for a week, and finally start to get to the other side of it. The same goes for my beauty routine, or lack there of, when I’m feeling sick. The night before I returned to work late last week,…

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steal her style: felicity jones

For me, there’s just something about British style–it’s cool but aloof, casual but thought out…it’s quintisentially British, and just something us lowly Americans can’t fake, no matter how hard we try. And Felicity Jones? Well, Felicity Jones is one of my favorites from across the pond. Maybe it’s because she’s the star of one of…

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