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Test Out Your Next Nail Polish Color With an Augmented Reality App 

I got my nails done a few weeks ago, and it felt great, but I highly recommend trying Wanna Nails (iOS, Android) before you head into the salon so you aren’t fumbling around with color choices. And if you’re more a DIY person for nail maintenance, you can avoid purchasing a color you end up […]

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The Best Way to Conceal Dark Spots and Blemishes

If there’s one makeup technique that separates pros from amateurs, it’s complexion work. Convincingly faking perfect skin with makeup requires a working knowledge of color theory, lighting, skin types, and cosmetic formulations—not to mention lots of experience.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Use Soap to Shape and Tame Your Brows 

Thick, fluffy brows—you know, the ones you plucked into submission in the 90s that refuse to regrow—are making a serious comeback. For those of us with naturally “meh” brows, the deluge of readily available tinted eyebrow gels in recent years has been a godsend: a good gel emphasizes the hairs you already have, making…Read more… […]

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How to Make Highlighter Look Like Your Own Beautiful Skin

Most people who wear makeup do so to look like a better version of themselves; “better” translates roughly to “prettier,” which is almost invariably code for “younger.” A fresh, youthful glow has long been the desired outcome of makeup application, and the recent explosion of highlighting means it’s easier to achieve…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Shampoo and Conditioner In One: Real or Scam? 

Everywhere you look, there is shampoo and conditioner—in one. The same bottle. How is this possible? Are we all being played for dupes, “yanked around” by our hair follicles as Big Shampoo laughs all the way to the bank? I sought out answers—the scientific answers.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Moisturizer Won’t Make Your Skin More (or Less) Oily

I have extremely oily skin, which I choose to see as a plus: sure, I spent my twenties fighting stubborn nodulocystic acne, but maybe all that extra oil means I’ll age more slowly than my dry-skinned peers. Unfortunately, any anti-aging effects are probably negated by the grimacing I do when someone insists my skin is…Read […]

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How (and Why) to Exfoliate Your Face

If you want to expand your skincare routine beyond cleansing, moisturizer, and sunscreen, exfoliation is a good next step. Exfoliating serums and scrubs boast that they can fight acne, clear your pores, reduce fine lines, and make your skin vaguely brighter. Some of those promises are true, but they’re not the whole…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Get Super-Fancy SK-II Sheet Masks on eBay for Way Less Than Sephora

We’re not entirely sure the sheet mask is the answer to everyone’s skincare dreams—it’s a paper mask (masque?) drenched in some allegedly salubrious liquid that you stick to your face while you let the serums sink in and Instagram a picture of yourself looking alarmingly similar to Jason from Friday the 13th. Does it…Read more… […]

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Traveling Light, Part 2: Yes, You Can Fit a Full Face Into Minimal Space

This is my toiletry case. It doesn’t have a name, though it probably should, since we’ve traveled the world together for years. For now, let’s call her Clare—probably Clare the 8th, at this point. But she’s always a simple, clear bucket case measuring approximately 4"x 5"x 8", with a double-zip top, maximizing both…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Apply Makeup That Will Still Look Amazing at the End of a Race

When I ran my first obstacle course race, I envisioned crossing the finish line triumphantly, a big smile on my face, glowing with the joy of achievement. In reality, it was a sweaty and humid unseasonably warm day, but in my race photos I look great. My secret? I ran in a full face of […]

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Spend $35 on Household Stuff You Need Anyway, Get a $10 Amazon Gift Card

College student or not, take full advantage of all the kids stocking up their dorm rooms with this Amazon deal on cheap beauty, personal care, and household cleaning supplies. Spend $35 on items featured on this page, add this deal to your cart, and receive a $10 Amazon gift card in the mail. The deal […]

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