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Tips on dialing in Zoom backgrounds, Caribbean beaches to visit, understanding UVA vs UVB, how to be bold, and more. Ten articles worth reading this week. How to Become the Most Compelling Person You Will Ever Know 51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature Understanding UVA and UVB 5 Ways to Step Forward When You’re Scared to Death 70s Rock Stars In Their Parents’ Homes Super Cool Free Posters

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Makeup Favorites – July 2020

Some of my favorites in my current summer makeup routine include a buttery bronzer, a new mascara, and BB cream for glowing skin plus sun protection. It’s hot and we’re stuck at home but I do try to make an effort a couple of times a week. In the summer heat, I’m loathed to put on foundation so I reach for BB creams or tinted sunscreens with built-in SPF. No-fuss,

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Best Foundations For Dry Skin

Tried and true, best foundations for dry skin that give a satin or luminous finish without caking or settling into fine lines. As I go down the path of life, I try to avoid full coverage or powder foundations on my dry skin and choose instead to reach for creamy liquid formulations that give flawless texture and luminosity to the skin. Foundations that cake, oxidize or settle into fine lines

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Glossary of Skincare Ingredients & Terms

Your glossary of skincare-related terms and ingredients to help better decode all the ingredients listed on the back of beauty products and understand their uses. A ACNE The root of all acne is a pore clogged with dirt, dead skin cells, and sebum. Beyond that, there are many ways acne may manifest, such as whiteheads (also called closed comedones), blackheads (also called open comedones), and cystic acne (occurring deeper in

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Tips for success and confidence, avoiding travel mistakes, get inspired by cool photography, and a primer on manners. Ten articles worth reading this week. How To Make an Orange Julius Rules for Success From a Former Navy SEAL Rare Color Photos of Paris Shot 100 Years Ago Karl Lagerfeld’s Library The Ultimate Routine for a Perfect Work Day 10 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Checking In (and Out of) a

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Recreating Princess Diana’s Outfits

Princess Diana was able to communicate through clothes like no one else. Her style was always classic and impeccable. Her outfits were truly iconic. We find fashion inspiration and styling ideas all around us in films, photography books, fashion magazines, and amongst billions of online images. I was up late one-night scrolling through images of Princess Diana and decided to challenge myself to recreate some of her outfits from clothes

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Vintage Yellow Ruffled Blouse

This pretty and feminine ruffled blouse is a vintage find from last year’s A Current Affair vintage exhibition in Brooklyn, New York. Last week, I took my first trip to the Pacific Northwest to visit family since the pandemic began. I hadn’t realized how bored I was isolated in my apartment these past four months and just how much I missed my friends and family. I’m grateful to have this

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Current Anti-Aging Skincare Routine – June 2020

My current anti-aging morning and evening skincare routines include a few new discoveries and old favorites packed with active ingredients. Morning Skincare Routine Step 1: Cleanse CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser – One of the best drugstore cleansers on the market is this one from CeraVe. Most importantly, it’s fragrance-free, affordable and one bottle will last for months. Available at drugstores. Key Ingredients:Ceramides are lipids that are good for hydrating the

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Exploring travel destinations, managing anxiety, feeling inspired by art and houseplants, useful kitchen tips, and four cute bear cubs. Ten articles worth reading this week. Encyclopedia of Houseplants Famed Yellowstone Bear Emerges From Winter With Cubs A Dynamic Collection of Black Art This Stunning Hotel Room In The Swiss Alps Has No Walls 7 Reasons To Be Proud Of Being A Night Owl 5 Smart Tips For Remote Performance Reviews

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Eyeshadow Palette Q&A

I’ve been watching the eyeshadow palette tag videos created by Samantha March and Allie Glines and felt inspired to audit my own stash. At the beginning of 2019, I embarked on a low-buy year purchasing replacements only of bath and beauty products as a means of using up the product inventory I had on hand. When in came to makeup, I bought items once I ran out such as mascara

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