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I Only Used Natural Beauty Products For A Month & It Totally Changed My Skin

First date concept: you Venmo me $5,000 and then let me loose in the Whole Foods beauty aisle. Lately, I've been converted to the world of clean beauty. Yes, I've drank the Kool-Aid and now I'm also getting a Goop tattoo and constructing my shrine to…
By Kelsey Nguyen

11 Of The Weirdest MTV Movie Awards Outfits Ever

With the 2017 MTV Movie Awards right around the corner, us pop culture junkies and self-proclaimed fashion police are in for a real treat. There are a million unanswered questions — who will dazzle on the red carpet and who will become the living def…
By Kelsey Nguyen

Is The Red Swimsuit Instagram Promotion Real?

No, your eyes aren't fooling you. No, your friends did not ~all~ suddenly morph into Insta-worthy swim models overnight. And finally, no — your phone is not glitching (well, there goes that upgrade). What you are seeing is the latest digital plague: …
By Kelsey Nguyen

I Tried An Ancient Hawaiian Beauty Secret & Loved It

Apologies to my beloved coconut oil, for I have sinned and found love in another alternative: Hawaiian kukui nut oil. Don't look at this as betrayal — consider it more of a beauty awakening. Kukui oil is your ticket to paradise, a land where velvety …
By Kelsey Nguyen

What Does Non-Toxic Beauty Mean, Anyway?

Want a horror story quick fix? Just read the ingredient list on your beloved beauty products. Those labels look innocent on the surface, but your body may say otherwise. Exhibit A: the hairspray you thought could do no wrong also contains the impossi…
By Kelsey Nguyen

Will Rihanna Be At The 2017 Met Gala?

On May 2, 2015, history was made, history as in Rihanna dazzled in a yellow Gui Pei masterpiece at the Met Gala. The same dress that generated a meme movement and what numerous glossies branded as "winning" the 2015 Met Gala. Since then, no other ens…
By Kelsey Nguyen

Will Taylor Swift Be at The 2017 Met Gala?

Time for a game of Where's Waldo: T-Swift edition. The 2017 Met Gala will certainly be a star-studded affair, but will Taylor Swift be on the guest list this year? It's time we start placing bets.... but first: need I remind you that last year's crow…
By Kelsey Nguyen

Millie Bobby Brown Shared Her Entire Daily Makeup Routine

Time to swap Eggos for eyeshadow. On Thursday, Millie Bobby Brown shared her everyday makeup routine via Instagram livestream. And — as expected — the Stranger Things sweetheart made even concealing and contouring the epitome of adorable. Be still, m…
By Kelsey Nguyen

Google Image Search Can Help You Shop For Clothes Now, Too

It's 2017, so anything is possible on the tech front. Case in point: what if Google and Pinterest had a love child? Well, no surprise here — it's now a beautiful reality. On April 13, Google launched its new "Style Ideas" tool on Image Search. Next …
By Kelsey Nguyen

6 '90s Beauty Habits That Were Bad For Your Health

Once upon a time, an innocent soul Google searched "the dangers of glitter" and lived the opposite of a happily-ever-after. That unfortunate individual is me: A typical millennial with a severe case of nostalgia — specifically, a deep longing for '90…
By Kelsey Nguyen

The Best/Worst Viral Beauty Trends of 2017 So Far

No one is safe nowadays. A lunch break Facebook scroll seems innocent at first — and then, it strikes. It's yet another beauty trend video, but this time around, dripping in pure clickbait and gimmicky goodness. From using condoms to apply makeup (!?…
By Kelsey Nguyen

11 Products You Can Buy To Piss Off Trump

In an age of extremely fake news and very real witch hunts, there are a lot of people who are anti-Trump. As in, Donald J. Trump — purveyor of taste and the iconic orange shade that suspiciously resembles America's beloved cheese puff. Believe it or …
By Kelsey Nguyen

Karlie Kloss' Kode With Klossy Program Is Expanding

Karlie Kloss reigns supreme as one of the most successful models in the world, but fashion is only one aspect of her successful career. Kloss' work in coding is a big part of her life as well, and it's about to get even bigger. Today marks the launch…
By Kelsey Nguyen

This Cafe Only Hires Women Who Don't Wear Makeup

You've heard of cat and maid cafes in Japan, but what about no-makeup cafes? Naturalia — which first opened in 2015 in Sapporo — is touting itself as a "natural face girls cafe". The gist: they only hire women who don't wear makeup, reports Mashable.…
By Kelsey Nguyen

11 Crystal-Infused Beauty Products

Miranda Kerr sleeps with them. Victoria Beckham travels with them. And once, Spencer Pratt dropped $500k on them — then ended up with $203 in his bank account (a relatable event, really). They're Hollywood's favorite New Age plaything and the eighth …
By Kelsey Nguyen

A Love Letter To My Converse

Step one: tell friends you still own the same pair of Converse Chuck Taylors from seventh grade. Step two: experience reactions of confusion, disbelief, and fear. Step three: continue to wear said pair of Converse (optional step: lose certain "friend…
By Kelsey Nguyen

11 Stunning Eye Makeup Trends For 2017

Scenario: three months into the new year and you've found yourself in a makeup rut. Your standard daytime smokey eye feels monotonous, winged liner uninspiring and lips have been shellacked in the same trio of colors. Suddenly, your AM beauty routine…
By Kelsey Nguyen

What's The One Beauty Product You Need This Fall?

By Kelsey Nguyen & Dawn Foster

9 Products I Use When I Want To Treat Myself

As a devout follower of the Church of Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle, I take the "Treat Yo Self" mantra very seriously — and by seriously, I essentially mean indulging 365 days a year (my friends: "But is it really 'treating yo self' if you do it on …
By Kelsey Nguyen

What To Wear To Coachella This Year

Another year, another April where I will be terribly Coachella-deprived. Though I will not get to experience an existential crisis seeing Allah-Las live, I can settle for the next best alternative: pretend I'm shopping for my Coachella wardrobe. Expe…
By Kelsey Nguyen