Deanna Pai
Writer, editor, reader, shameless jaywalker.
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How To Actually Wear 7 Spring Beauty Trends IRL

Spring can't come soon enough. As soon as the temperatures start to creep up and the sun takes a little bit longer to set, you get the feeling that it's about to make its glorious entrance. You know the drill: Throw the rosé in the fridge! Dig out yo…
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How To Keep A Healthy Glow All Year Long

If you made a resolution for the new year, join the club. And if you already can't recall what, exactly, that resolution was...well, you're only human. It's not like you can just snap your fingers and suddenly turn into an early bird, or a gym rat, o…
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These 8 Products Will Get Your Skin Red-Carpet Ready

There’s one thing you can always count on during red-carpet season, and that’s plenty of beauty inspo. Whether the eyeshadows are popping or the lips are coated in glitter, every look tends has one commonality: beautiful skin. But for those of us who…
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9 Beauty Must-Haves To Prep For Any Holiday Party

Oh, the weather outside is frightful...but that doesn't really matter, because you'll be indoors having a night to remember at your BFF's annual holiday party. A festive get-together — whether it's with your fam, your best friends, or even your work …
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5 Fun Gifts for the Rosé All Day'er

You can guzzle rosé — or slurp frosé, if it's sweltering outside — with the best of 'em. But even so, you can barely keep up with your most down-for-whatever friend. You know the one: She's always game for happy hour (who cares if it's a Monday?) and…
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5 Gift Ideas for Your Insta-Famous Friend

Okay, so maybe your friend isn't quite an influencer — yet. All you know is that you, as well as the rest of her followers, can always count on her to post the most double-tap-worthy pics. Your BFF has radar for what everyone is going to want (that a…
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5 Travel-Friendly Gifts for the Frequent Weekender

Imagine packing...and then unpacking...and then packing again. Woof. Traveling 24/7 can be a tad stressful. (Let's not get started on the ordeal that is digging liquids out of your bag in the security line.) So if your friend is always on the road — …
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5 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Fanciest Friend

The biggest holiday mystery is definitely figuring out what to get for your fancy BFF. She’s the one who’s always up on the latest and greatest. She’s the first to know about — and get her hands on — just about everything. And you can always rely on …
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8 Self-Care Tips for a Better November

It's been a long, whirlwind of a year. Short of building yourself an underground bunker filled with candy and puppies, there aren't many ways to escape from the pressures of work and subpar dates. That might explain why self-care has been such a big …
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5 Gifts For Your "My Body's A Temple" Friend

Everyone has that one friend who ducks out early on Friday nights so she can be up Vinyasa slaying the next morning. You know who we're talking about. She loves athleisure and definitely has been telling you all about wellness since before it was a t…
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8 Gorgeous Makeup Ideas for Halloween 2017

Some things you grow out of over time, like all-nighters and microwavable mac 'n cheese. (...for some of us, at least.) But Halloween is a different story; this fall holiday is for everyone. It just looks a little different when you're an adult — thi…
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The Coolest Hair Color Trends to Try ASAP

The best thing about hair color? You can change it—easily. You don't have to wait for it to grow out (hi, bangs) or drop a paycheck on it (when you DIY it, at least), making it possible for you to experiment whenever, wherever. This fall, whether you…
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How To Color Your Roots Like A Pro

Hair color isn't one-and-done. (If only.) Depending on your color, it can require some maintenance, from touching up your roots to swapping out your shampoo for formulas made specifically for color-treated hair. And, if you're one of the #blessed few…
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Your Everything Guide To At-Home Hair Color

First time DIYing your hair color? You're in the right place. Coloring your own hair at home can seem way more intimidating than booking an appointment at a salon, but thanks to all the new formulas on the market, it doesn't have to be complicated or…
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The Best Nighttime Skin Care Secrets You Haven't…

Bustle presents our Beauty IRL package, a tribute to our readers' love of beauty and the way they use makeup and skincare to express themselves, embrace their identities, and self-soothe. Check out more of those stories here. If you wash your face at…
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How To Achieve Summer Nail Art That Won't Fade…

There's one thing, one little thing, that can take your mani from meh to next-level and truly Insta-worthy: nail art. It can add a splash of color or a flash of shine. Plus, while all of your friends show up to dinner wearing the exact same shade of …
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Styling Inspo For Women With Fine Hair

Do you need to twist an elastic around and around just to keep your hair from slipping out of a ponytail? Do your strands hold a curl for two minutes before stretching back to normal? Do you load up on dry shampoo, even when your hair is clean, just …
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5 Easy Weekday Hairstyles For Curly Hair

Got curls? If that’s a yes, then you’ve probably plopped, scrunched, and pineapple-d your way to finding the perfect styling routine for your hair. You’ve probably layered and cocktailed products, wet-set, air-dried, or diffuser-dried, all in the nam…
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Everything You Need to Know About Doing Your…

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then your eyebrows are basically everything else you put in a room to make it look cute. Eyebrows are the MVPs of your face. A good, thick set of them not only frames your eyes and gives your face structure, b…
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5 Cool Ways To Wear Flowers In Your Hair This…

Music festivals come and go, but that doesn't mean that you've missed the chance to wear flowers in your hair. (Hello, it's still spring.) A bud or two — hell, even a full bouquet — aren't any more difficult to work into your hairstyle than your aver…
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