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The CEO We All Want To Be Chats with The SLF

I’ve followed Alexandra Wilkis Wilson‘s entrepreneurial career from the beginning. I’ve told her this. (Ain’t no shame in my game.) She first won us over while elevating the flash-sale game as co-founder of Gilt Groupe. (That’s right. Gilt.) And now she’s making our hearts sing — while we get our hair blown out — by bringing the beauty team to us via Glamsquad. My 212, 305 and 213 readers know

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Your Best and Brightest Budget Lipsticks

In some aspects of life, the ultimate aim is to find your soulmate, your one-and-only, your perfect pairing. So finding a beauty product which is your ultimate favorite and knowing that that part of your life, at least, is sorted, can give great satisfaction. But when it comes to lipsticks, monogamy is not for me. Why have one when you can have 60? When you’re as much of a lipstick

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Wild About Wild Beauty’s Meli Pennington: “The Media Discussion of Beauty Is […] Sexist”

Beauty can be such a heavy touchy love-hate helluva SUBJECT. For one, it’s something everyone deals with, whether you wear no makeup and haven’t gone for a trim (anywhere) for 10 years, or are on the members-only injectables-preview list at your plastics guy in Bev Hills. It’s all tied to self-image. And that is something we all have. To us here at The Self-Love Formula, beauty, however you define it,

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This Blogger Helps You DIY Your Personal Branding

There’s beauty in the moment one’s creative endeavor inadvertently becomes a part of a person’s purposeful living. Lizzie Benson has been documenting this evolution for the past almost-3 years. Over at her adorably named OctoberJune blog, Lizzie lets us in on her daily exploration of actionable blogging and personal branding tips, real-life fashion, doable beauty looks, yummy recipes, and DIY for days. (This is really where I fell in love: 6 Must-Subscribe Newsletters for

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Glamsquad Gives Good Lip and We’re Loving It For Fall

So, have you all been as obsessed with this vamped up fall lip look as we have? We can’t get over the statement-making impact of these magnificent matte burgundies, plums, and autumn auburns that are substituting for our daily red. It’s like insta-channeling Adele. Or Grace Jones. Or any sultry powerhouse, really. The fun part of this fall look is that (almost) anything goes with this richly hued pout. From

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Lady Bits from Around the Web: Oh, Hey, Adele | Body Image Is Not Just Our Fight | Victoria’s Secret Models Need Love Too | Sorority Sisters For Self-Acceptance

Your lady bits for the week. Love ’em. Love ’em hard. Oh, Hey, Adele  As if we needed another reason to love Adele (we didn’t forget you, girl. ‘Take It All”s been on repeat this whole time), she up and dropped another single that’s had us all clinging to our ex’s blurry Facebook feeds (they’re blurry because we can’t see clearly through the tears, HELLO). What’s especially fun about Adele is

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BTS with Sarah Rocksdale, Your New Favorite Beauty YouTuber: “Best Advice I’ve Received Might Be To Just Be Myself”

In our saturated online world, there are many a YouTube channel from which to gain invaluable beauty tips, hairstyle how-to’s, and DIY-isms. Trust me, you could lose a lot of productivity hours combing through the noise. I tend to gravitate toward users who produce with a purpose, and a positive one at that. Why not digest your smokey eye tutorial with a side of encouraging affirmations that, yes you CAN

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3 Hair Treatments To Use When You’re At A Total Loss

You know what sucks more than getting an unsolicited dick pic? Losing your hair. Hands down. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assume not many of you are losing your hair at the ripe age of 20- or 30-something. As such, this post may not prove helpful to most, but for the few of you lone souls who ARE dealing with this disaster, I hope this gives

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Lady Bits from Around the Web: Lena Dunham Sits with Hillary Clinton (And Our Heads Explode) | Pop Stars Sing Positive | MAC Joins the Real Beauty Bandwagon

This week’s Lady Bits are good. Don’t let your friends miss out (i.e., share them). Yesterday, Lenny, the intellectually curious and feminist-leaning newsletter put on by the one Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner (aka the geniuses behind Girls), went out with a worth-the-13-minute-read Q&A between Lena and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. And then our mind exploded. Lena got Hilz to talk about her time at college during the Civil Rights

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This Is a Story of Loss, Hair and Otherwise. (Or, How My Vanity Saved My Self.)

Stress: It’s a helluva drug. Let’s take it back, an early #tbt if you will. It compounded last year. I was the most stressed I’d ever been in my 31 years. The culprit? Family. Family was never really my thing, ya know? But it became a thing last year, in a major way. To be brief, there were people close to me making life decisions that I, as a relationship

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