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Keep your fantasy hair color looking vibrant forever with oVertone

oVertone was created by Maegan and Liora, who put their brightly-colored heads together and concocted a product that both of them had always wanted — a conditioner that would heal hair between dye jobs and keep it looking as bright on day 60 as it did on day one. As they put it, “We want to be bold, AND look the part 24/7, no matter how long ago our last salon trip happened.”

Get messy and other advice when first learning about make-up

Get messy and other advice when first learning about make-up

I am a near-25-year-old that never used make-up routinely. I am starting to get curious about it at a late point, and am inspired when I see others wearing make-up to enhance their look. The problem is, I don’t know where to even start looking at brands or what goes well with various skin types and such. I don’t even really know the difference between foundation and concealer. Does anybody have a good cosmetic guide or beginners advice?

My eyeshadows betrayed me with pinkeye: How you can avoid my fate

I’m not new to the eye makeup game, so you can imagine my surprise when I got visited by a nasty bout of pink eye, especially when nobody around me had it. At first I blamed my brushes, which I admittedly hadn’t washed in a long time. So how, especially after having deep-cleaned my brushes, could I getting pinkeye AGAIN?! Then it dawned on me: My eyeshadows themselves had to be the culprit.

Why I fucking love my Caboodle from 1988

A couple years ago, my father gave me a trunk that had been gathering dust in his storage shed.

“I think this is yours,” he said. I wasn’t sure, but I took it because I’m a pack rat and even if it wasn’t mine, doubtless there was something interesting inside.

And there was! Under my entire childhood collection of ElfQuest comics (!!!), I found a relic of my high school theater days — a vintage CABOODLES makeup case. It still had two yellow post-its taped onto the top that said “ARIEL’S MAKE-UP” and “RUM-TUM-TUGGER IN CATS,” relics from the last high school play I was in.

I simplified my beauty routine and I’m not “less of a woman” for it

I had a pretty complicated beauty routine and I used a lot of products. But as much as I love me some Sephora goodies, did I really need all of them? I had become trapped in societal expectations about my beauty routine. This beauty routine I had developed wasn’t because I enjoyed the pampering and the process, it was because I listened to “beauty authorities” tell me that I needed to be afraid of growing old and afraid of being seen as less feminine.

Make your own lemon scrub at home

Here is a quick recipe that you can make at home that’s great for exfoliating your face. It also works great as a yummy lip scrub…

6 easy ways to style your short straight haircut

Hi, my short-haired babes. Okay… Maybe you aren’t short yet, but maybe you are dreaming of A Big Chop. Maybe you are short and uninspired. Maybe you are newly short and clueless. Whoever you are, if you have short hair or are considering it, I’ve got some styling ideas for you.

The ultimate vintage razor gift buying guide

Trying to figure out a gift for your partner/groomsmen/dad? How about a vintage shaving razor! They’re eco-friendly, economical (both for you to buy and for the recipient purchase blades for), built-to-last, and damn cool!

Since my man is a huge shaving aficionado, I interviewed him to make a little guide for anyone who wants some pointers on buying a razor! I hope it’s helpful…