Made from walnut-shell powder and apricots and right under five bucks, this is a holy grail, budget buy, beauty buy. The crushed walnut shells are gentle enough to leave your face feeling invigorated and looking polished.
This lightweight formula won't cake, fade, or rub off. And it works great on dry, combination and oily skin and finishes silky and matte.
After running across Helena Vee's results, we're excited to go all mud mouth. All you need are activated charcoal caps, a tooth brush and five minutes to get your teeth three to five shades lighter.

Fall and winter are perfect times of the year to have glowing skin. The problem most of us are faced with however is that the brutally cold weather and the beating our faces take from it normally lends to anything but glowing visages. But, the beauty of makeup is that we can glow even when it’s blistering outside. When done right, and with the right products, you too can pull off having a glowing face year round, even when there is a rainbow of fallen leaves or a blanket of snow on the ground. READ MORE

How to wear purple lipstick. That was the challenge we found ourselves struggling with. Purple lipstick is no doubt beautiful, edgy and sexy but it can be hard to pull off. Where do you even go wearing purple lipstick? And a beautiful purple lipstick for darker skin tones (in this case we specifically mean ethnic skin)? That’s even harder to find…or was, because we found it in OCC “Rollergirl” Matte Lip Tar. READ MORE

Here are a couple of things you may not have yet thought about pertaining to this week/end: Halloween falls on Friday, the start of the weekend (yes and yes some more) annnnd…you don’t have to go to anybody’s party or answer any door for little people begging for their next sugar high while looking like the scariest thing since Bride of Frankenstein. Actually, you can go to anybody’s Halloween bash or host your own as someone posh and beautiful and sexy and intelligent and chic. No, not as yourself. As the other beautiful and sexy and intelligent and chic boss. As Ms. Diana Ross, baby. READ MORE

Supposedly food is big on Pinterest. Like bigger than fashion. We can see that. We can also see how it’s also big on Instagram and anywhere else people post brightly colored photos of meat and vegetables glistening with oils and teased with salt and pepper. We try our best to do good and to stick with the healthy stuff for our hair and skin and just to feel good overall so when we feel weak and want to order up a Domino’s special (those wings, tho) we give ourselves a healthy dose of Hannah Bronfman’s Instagram feed and get inspired by her fitness and food porn. READ MORE

Let’s us go ahead and get something out of the way right now. Orange eyeliner is everything. Everything you never thought it could be. It’s drastic and stark and bright and finishes with a mean tinge of eclectic mixed with fun, biker girl. It brings together all the things you are afraid of in makeup-the “wrong” color multiplied by brightness. But when done just right, it can be absolutely beautiful. READ MORE





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