Lauren Turner
Denver - Des Moines - Brooklyn - Beyond. Fake freelancer. Real breakfast enthusiast. Secret taxidermy admirer.

The Things Makeup Artists Wish You Knew

Since you probably don't have a contact list full of glam squads at the ready, relying on the mirror and an occasional Internet trend is the easiest way to get through your makeup routine. But there are so many things that makeup artists wish you…
By Lauren Turner

Stop Your Workout From Giving You Wrinkles

Everyone goes to the gym to try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to combat all of the pizza that gets eaten in life. So finding out that your workout could give you wrinkles made me really glad that I don't even workout anymore. Because who…
By Lauren Turner

Get Zendaya's Gorgeous Printed Blazer For Less

Every time I pick out a new jacket, I always end up buying something neutral because I think that's the easiest route for future outfits. But Zendaya's printed blazer has once again proven to me that I have no idea what I'm talking about. And that…
By Lauren Turner

Gina Rodriguez's Beauty Hack Is Genius

If you've ever done a five-minute-face, then you know how important it is for the products you choose to be super powerful and efficient. Which is only one of the reasons that Gina Rodriguez's Rosebud Salve beauty hack, which she shared with Allure,…
By Lauren Turner

Tyra Banks & Hillary Clinton Talked Celluite

Talking about bodies can be really awkward for a lot of people, which makes it really easy to change the topic and never look back. But back in 2008, Hillary Clinton and Tyra Banks talked about cellulite, and my image of the current presidential…
By Lauren Turner

How Often You Should Wash Your Makeup Brushes?

For the most part, you wash everything after you use it — socks, dishes, and yourself after a long day — because using it once is enough, which is why everyone's answer to the question, "How often should you wash your makeup brushes?" is likely…
By Lauren Turner

Experts Confirm Wearing Makeup To The Gym Is Bad

Everyone knows that wearing makeup to the gym isn't necessarily the best thing for your skin, even though chances are, there are still a few girls in your spinning class with some on. But according to the experts, wearing makeup to the gym is…
By Lauren Turner

How To Get 4 Natural Hairstyles From One Wash

When I first started wearing my hair natural, I styled it in a fresh set of bantu knots every night. That was until I discovered four natural hairstyles that I could get out of one wash. Previously, I spent at least an hour and a half doing my hair,…
By Lauren Turner

Queen Elizabeth Doesn't Like Kate's Wedges

When your mother-in-law is a queen, I feel like it's way harder to get away with stuff. And when it was released that Queen Elizabeth II didn't like Kate Middleton's shoes, it was clear why she immediately stopped wearing them. The Duchess of…
By Lauren Turner

Why Naomi Campbell Won't Retire From The Runway

We all know that the fashion world has been a place where diversity hasn't necessarily thrived, and it seemed that there was time when we just sort of accepted it. But Naomi Campbell won't retire until the runways are a more diverse stage, and I…
By Lauren Turner

Here's What Nick Jonas Thinks About Curvy Women

The word "curvy" has been stirring up a lot of drama this week (see: Instagram's announcement to ban the word), but I don't think people are going to stop using it. One person who isn't afraid of using the word? Nick Jonas, who said that he loves…
By Lauren Turner

Meet Dior's 14-Year-Old Runway Model

When I was fourteen, I was just trying to maneuver the halls of high school. But for girls like 14-year-old Sofia Mechetner, Raf Simons' latest muse, Dior's runway is more her speed. That's right: this 14 year old is walking alongside models like a…
By Lauren Turner

The #Multimasking Beauty Trend Is Taking Over

Wouldn't it be cool if there was a way to combine all of the good-for-you abilities of multiple beauty masks into one? While it seems impossible, it's actually far from it, according to the Internets. Introducing the #multimasking beauty trend,…
By Lauren Turner

Afropunk's 'Not My Nude' Campaign Is So Spot On

When it comes to being full-coverage, there are tons of makeup products that fulfill that promise. But as seen in Afropunk's 'Not My Nude' campaign, not all "nude" products are nude for everyone. The Brooklyn-based festival is not only the best…
By Lauren Turner

Tanning Bed Usage On The Decline For Women

Since summer is now a thing, everyone is dreaming of that perfect, golden tan. But according to a recent study, women's tanning bed usage has declined. Yet, that doesn't necessarily mean the urge to glow has gone away. With the ever-growing dangers…
By Lauren Turner

6 'Shark Week'-Approved Pieces That Are Scary Cute

When I was about five years old, my dad made me watch Jaws with him and it was honestly the scariest, most life changing moment I had ever experienced. And today, as a 23-year-old, I'm over here looking for Shark Week-approved pieces to wear, in…
By Lauren Turner

Get Rihanna's Fierce 'BBHMM' Makeup

Often times, music videos are so full of action that your eyes don't even know where to look, especially when you're trying to keep up with a crazy plot. But it's hard to miss Rihanna's BBHMM music video makeup look, even though it was seriously…
By Lauren Turner

Black Girls Sew Brings Sewing Camp To Brooklyn

When I was younger, my mother always tried to get me to learn to sew, but I was never able to pick up the trade (even though it could save me tons of money now that I'm older). With programs like Brooklyn's Black Girls Sew, kids and teens can learn…
By Lauren Turner

7 Ways To Style Your Hair This Summer

Even though I've been dreaming about becoming a bald beauty, until I actually get the courage to hit up my local barbershop, there is still hair on my head that I need to attend to. So adding a few new natural hair summer styles to my arsenal of…
By Lauren Turner

Amber Rose & Blac Chyna <3 Marriage Equality

This weekend has been jam packed with exciting news and events, one of which being the most memorable Pride yet to come. In honor of the recent SCOTUS decision, Amber Rose and Blac Chyna wore matching 2015 BET Awards outfits, in support of marriage…
By Lauren Turner