Marlen is a writer first, vintage hoarder second, and cupcake fiend third. Being the fiend is probably her favorite part. If you have a passion for finding the best taco joints in Chicago or want to talk about Doris Day movies, then she thinks an afternoon coffee date is in order.

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This 11-Year-Old Girl Cut Off All Her Hair To Support Her Bullied Sister

Sometimes, siblings can be total superheroes. One 11-year-old girl totally proved that when she did something drastic to stick up for her sister. While most middle school kids try to keep their heads ...
By Marlen Komar

Demi Lovato Wore Dreads & Twitter Is Not Having It

Another day, another conversation about dreads. The latest controversy revolves around Demi Lovato sporting dreads in her new music video for "No Promises," and Twitter is not having it. The video has...
By Marlen Komar

Here's Where You Can Buy MISSHA Sheet Masks For Half Price

What if you could combine your love chilling at cafes with your sheet mask obsession? Well with MISSHA's new Sheet Mask Cafe, they're making that dream a reality — and supplying you a place where you ...
By Marlen Komar

Kylie Is Rocking A Bold New Hair Look

If it's one thing the youngest Jenner has no hangups about, it's changing her hair. While some might hem and haw over whether or not to trim their bangs, the beauty mogul changes looks in the snap of ...
By Marlen Komar

Olivia Wilde's New Hair Totally Transformed Her Look

With warmer weather comes the usual need for a hair change — something that Olivia Wilde's new haircut would agree with. In February 2017 she drastically changed her 'do by getting a blunt, chin-grazi...
By Marlen Komar

Brow Carving Is A New Makeup Trend & It's Metal AF

Nowadays, there are a ton of different things you can do to make your brows stand out. You can put glitter on them, turn them into barbed wire, or give them dragon spikes. But the newest eyebrow trend...
By Marlen Komar

This Neon Lip Art Is '80s Perfection

If you're bored of swiping on a swatch of red lipstick on a Friday night and, the this neon lip art might be just the ticket. About a year ago, Genevieve Jauquet was one of the first Instagram makeup...
By Marlen Komar

Glossier Sunscreen Is Coming Soon

Not to sound like an infomercial, but sunscreen can be hard sometimes. But Glossier's new sunscreen promises to solve all of our problems with the skin serum, and everyone is excited about it. Sunbloc...
By Marlen Komar

Where To Buy St. Tropez's Self-Tanning Sheet Masks

Want to get a subtle glow across your face but don't want to skip the sunscreen when heading out to the beach? St. Tropez Self-Tanning Sheet Masks might be the answer to your prayers, even if they do ...
By Marlen Komar

This MUA Used Real Flowers As Eyeliner

With a little bit of shadow and liner, it seems like you can create just about any look on your eyelids — from candy canes to floral bouquets. But the creativity goes up a notch when you move away fro...
By Marlen Komar

Sticker Hair Is The Newest Social Media Trend & It's Rad AF

If you were one of those kids that used to put stickers all over their furniture, ear lobes, clothes, and walls, chances were you eventually made it up to your hair. Well, it turns out you were onto s...
By Marlen Komar

Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuit Lip Balm Is A Thing Now

If you love to don lobster bibs and go out for an evening of crayfish and biscuits, then you're going to love this newest beauty product. If you want to lick your lips and taste the remnants of a crab...
By Marlen Komar

The Face Shop x The Simpsons Collection Is A '90s Beauty Dream

When a beauty brand releases a throwback collection that pays homage to your childhood memories, it's always exciting. From Sailor Moon compacts to Lisa Frank makeup brushes, millennials love their no...
By Marlen Komar

Here's Everything In The Face Shop x The Simpsons Collection

The last person you would think you would get beauty advice from is Homer Simpson, but here we are. If there's one thing the Face Shop x The Simpsons collection teaches us, it's that the cartoon famil...
By Marlen Komar

Where To Buy Winky Lux's New Avocado Oil Lipsticks

If you're avocado-obsessed, let that stonefruit enthusiasm spill over into your makeup box. The new Winky Lux Liquid Lipsticks are packed to the brim with avocado oil, saving you from the dried-out fe...
By Marlen Komar

This Lip Balm Will Have You Saying 'Bye Felicia' To Dry Winter Lips

Now that summer is around the corner, it's time to pull out the patio chairs and get the colorful floaties out of storage — and the "Felicia the Flamingo Lip Balm" could be your perfect poolside compa...
By Marlen Komar

Here's Where To Buy This Adorable Flamingo Lip Balm

If you're looking for fun summer-ready lip treatment, you don't need to look further than this pool floatie-inspired flamingo salve. According to PopSugar, the lip balm is created from a collaboration...
By Marlen Komar

The Weird History Of Women's Dress Codes

There's a lot of back and forth when it comes to how women dress, but if there's one thing that the history of dress codes has taught us is that a woman's body is political, no matter how benign her c...
By Marlen Komar

Times The Met Gala Should Have Been More Political

The Met Gala hosts the red carpet of the season, where attendees dress in their own interpretations of the theme of that year's Costume Institute exhibit. While the themes have varied over the years, ...
By Marlen Komar

7 Things To Know About Comme des Garçons Before The Met Gala

On May 1, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will host the 2017 Met Gala, the Institute's annual fundraising event. Both the gala and the exhibition will honor Comme des Garçons a...
By Marlen Komar

Weird Beauty Tips You'd Get During The Middle Ages

While compacts and makeup palettes might have been rudimentary back then, people still dabbled with pots and paints in the medieval times. But with limited ingredients and the ever-watchful eye of the...
By Marlen Komar

What To Do If You Hate Your New Hair

When you book a hair appointment, all manner of fairytales begin playing out in your head: You're going to walk out of that salon in slow motion, with your gorgeous hair swishing around you. But what ...
By Marlen Komar

How To Make Your Bras More Comfortable

Whether you wear them occasionally or pray religiously at the alter of the push up, wearing a bra is a common part of everyday live. However, just because a large percentage of women wear them doesn't...
By Marlen Komar

7 Ways To Get The Exact Haircut You Want

If you've ever raced out of a salon with tears stinging your eyes, you might already know that sometimes it's hard to explain to a stylist exactly what you're hoping to get. Don't worry: There are way...
By Marlen Komar

Manicure Bath Bombs Will Save You This Dry Winter

If you spend your evenings pouring glasses of Prosecco and cozying up in water fizzing with bath bombs, then this new beauty trend might be right up your alley: There are now manicure bath bombs just ...
By Marlen Komar

9 Ways To Keep Your Hair Hydrated In Winter

Winter is a rough season all around: You have to fight hat hair, your lips turn into sand paper, and your hair can become a brittle mess. While that's enough to make you want to wave the white flag of...
By Marlen Komar

Tips On How To Make Your Eyeshadow Last All Night

It's the midst of party season right now, and almost every weekend is filled with ugly holiday sweater parties or swanky, sequin-dress-requiring shindigs. In order to keep your makeup flawless through...
By Marlen Komar

Beauty Routines In The 1800s Were Super Twisted

Nibbling on an arsenic wafer here, dipping into your pot of ammonia face cream there — your beauty routine in the 1800s would look a lot different than it does now. Whereas currently your morning gamb...
By Marlen Komar

This Four-Way Makeup Pen Is A Total '90s Throwback

School supplies from the '90s were the best. Glitter gel pens reigned supreme, Lisa Frank trap binders jazzed up our desks, and clicky four-way pens made taking notes during science bearable. Now you ...
By Marlen Komar

Where Can You Buy The Clarins 4-Colour Pen?

There's probably not much a person would like to bring back from their middle school days — just thinking about those emo CDs and questionable graphic tees can make a girl cringe. However, this new ma...
By Marlen Komar

Life-Organizing Tips That Can Help Anyone

If my dad could sit you down and tell you, he'd let you know that I'm the most scatter-brained, disorganized, shockingly messy person to walk this planet. But there are even organizing tips for the mo...
By Marlen Komar

The Sneaky History Of Why Women Started Shaving

Imagine straightening your skirt at a swanky bar and, glancing down, you take in the thick, month-long stubble on your legs. A kind of dark fuzz that doesn't trigger any panic or make you want to shif...
By Marlen Komar

Glitter Strobing Is Next Level

If you're looking for a fun way to bring all that tinsel and sparkle into your own beauty regimen this holiday season, why not try glitter strobing? If you've grown bored of contouring and highlightin...
By Marlen Komar

9 Incredible Ways To Wear Red Eyeshadow

With the holiday season well underway, you're probably received your fair share of soiree invites. And while you're dressing yourself up for those shindigs, why not try some red eyeshadow looks to tak...
By Marlen Komar

How To Get A Holiday Glow With Highlighter

Tis the season for all that glitters — it's one time of year when it's perfectly acceptable to wrap yourself up in sparkle, from your dresses to your hair roots. That also includes your makeup. If you...
By Marlen Komar

How To Get Razor Sharp Eyeliner

If you love a sharp cat eye but can't seem to get it right the first nine tries, then you've come to the right place. Experts have plenty to say on how to get your eyeliner razor sharp without the str...
By Marlen Komar

This Lash Applicator Gives You Red & Green Lashes

Sometimes, ugly Christmas sweaters just aren't enough and you need to add more oomph to your holiday look. To help you achieve maximum Christmas spirit, Flirt Flashes Lash Applicator now comes with re...
By Marlen Komar

How To Make Curls Last All Day

There's nothing quite like the confidence that an immaculately curled head  of hair can create — that is, until it all deflates. If you're tired of having your waves die on you, then you need tips on ...
By Marlen Komar

How To Add More 90s Looks To Your Holiday Outfits

Now that we're officially in the holiday season, there are going to be a ton of parties in our horizon. But instead of showing up like the rest of the guests, stand out by adding '90s trends to your h...
By Marlen Komar

11 Cheap Holiday Gifts That Seem Expensive

If you have a lot of people on your Christmas list, then you're going to have to be savvy in order not to go into the red when it comes to your budget come January. That's why you need to hunt down ch...
By Marlen Komar