Kara is Bustle's Deputy Editor of Fashion & Beauty. Beauty school dropout with a passion for burgers, spicy food, and sci-fi.

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Here's The Real Story Behind Those Steve Madden Slides Everyone Had In The '90s

Fwap. Fwap. Fwap. Fwap. The sound of the Steve Madden Slinky alternating slaps between the ground and the wearer's feet echoes in the memories of just about every person who grew up wearing shoes in the late '90s and early '00s. They were a simple pl…
By Kara McGrath

3 Holiday Makeup Looks To Try When You're Sick Of Your Usual Smoky Eye

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's hottest releases, shopping tips, and gifting ideas in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Holiday Edit channel weekly to see what we're up to. …
By Kara McGrath

This Best-Selling Bra For Bigger Boobs Is Now A Swimsuit

My world changed the day I discovered Lively's Busty Bralette. That's not me being dramatic: With size 34DDD boobs, I had pretty much abandoned the idea of ever finding a supportive bralette that my nipples didn't pop out of every time I moved. Every…
By Kara McGrath

19 Holiday Candles That Will Look Great On Your Instagram

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's hottest releases, shopping tips, and gifting ideas in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Holiday Edit channel weekly to see what we're up to. …
By Kara McGrath

What The Most Common Hack To Get Curly Hair Looks Like On 12 Different People

In the world of beauty, there are few things universally agreed upon. That being said, I've never heard anyone wish their hair care routine was longer and more complicated than what they're already doing. Sleeping in braids to wake up with wavy hair …
By Kara McGrath

18 Winter Shoes That Are Warm Enough To Wear Without Thick Socks

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Kara McGrath

3 Daenerys Targaryen Braids You Can Pull Off Even Without A Blonde Wig

As Game Of Thrones progresses, the Mother Of Dragons only gets more and more incredible. If all her recent fire-work has you extra inspired to emulate the blonde queen this Halloween, proper Daenerys Targaryen braids are arguably the most crucial par…
By Kara McGrath

3 Mermaid Makeup Tutorials For Halloween That Are Way Easier Than They Look

What's the point of Halloween if not to cover yourself in all sorts of glitter? There are plenty of mythical creature transformations that beg for sparkle, but mermaid makeup, IMHO, lends itself to the prettiest color palette of all. The blues, the p…
By Kara McGrath

This Facial Massage Is The 1 Minute Act Of Self Care Everyone Can Do

As of late, just about everyone you talk to brings up being in a perpetual state of stress. In fact, the majority of us are: According a survey released in February by the American Psychological Association, Americans reported the first significant s…
By Kara McGrath

31 Ridiculously Cool Backpacks That Cost Less Than $50

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Kara McGrath

This New Service Lets You Rent Designer Glasses, So You'll Always Have The Trendiest Frames

As a (nearly) lifelong glasses wearer who despises contacts, having a rotating collection of cool frames has always been a priority for me — at least as far as accessories go. But building up a collection of glasses can get expensive, especially if y…
By Kara McGrath

Many Argue This "Silencer Bill" Could Make Mass Shootings More Deadly

On Sunday night, more than 50 people were killed by a shooter in Las Vegas while attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival. The shooting, which is the deadliest in recent U.S. history, has brought a bill — which is being referred to as the gun si…
By Kara McGrath

The Beauty Products 13 Beauty Editors Actually Finish

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Kara McGrath

Reese Witherspoon's 2017 Emmys Dress Looked Almost Identical To An Elle Woods Outfit

Nice outfit! At the 2017 Emmys, Reese Witherspoon wore a blazer dress in an emerald green shade that looked almost identical to the emerald green wrap sweater Elle Woods wore on her first day of classes at Harvard Law in Legally Blonde. Sure, one's a…
By Kara McGrath

Laverne Cox Has A Nail Polish Collab That Gives Back To Hurricane Relief

At the 2017 Emmy Awards, Laverne Cox looked effing incredible in a gunmetal dress by Naeem Khan with matching earrings, matching eye shadow, and, most importantly matching nail polish. On the red carpet, Cox revealed that she was wearing two colors f…
By Kara McGrath

You Probably Won't Get Through This List Without Buying At Least One Backpack

Bustle and Coveteur are working together to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational, and attainable. Check The Fall Style Edit channel weekly to see wh…
By Kara McGrath

We Need To Talk About The Fenty Beauty Makeup Tools

On September 9, 2017, Rihanna dropped her first collection of Fenty Beauty products simultaneously in 1,600 stores across 17 countries. With 91 items in total, it's a fairly massive first drop, featuring primer, highlight and contour sticks, powder h…
By Kara McGrath

How To Dye Virgin Hair Millennial Pink Without Completely Trashing It

From sunset to fruity pebbles to salmon sushi, pink hair has officially become a surprisingly persistent trend, especially among the millennial-ish set. And although virgin hair is actually the easiest to dye (more on that later), it’s those of us wi…
By Kara McGrath

Bustle & Coveteur Present The Fall Style Edit

This season, Bustle and Coveteur are partnering on The Fall Style Edit, an effort to bring you the best mix of the season's fashion and beauty releases, shopping tips, and service stories in ways that are both inspirational and attainable. Bustle is …
By Kara McGrath

Millie Bobby Brown's 2017 VMAs Dress Is Spookily Pretty

In case you weren't already counting down the days to October 27, Millie Bobby Brown's outfit at the 2017 VMAs should get you fully stoked for a whole new round Brown in Stranger Things. The bedazzled, black Rodarte dress is the latest in a string of…
By Kara McGrath