Marlen Komar
Marlen is a Chicago-based writer first, vintage rummager second, and cupcake fiend third. Being the fiend is probably her favorite part. To get better acquainted with her, dig through her portfolio here: http://www.marlenkomar.com/
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Ariana Grande Got A Bee Tattoo To Honor The Manchester Victims A Year After The Tragedy & It's So Beautiful

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing, where on May 22 a suicide bomber killed 22 concert-goers at an Ariana Grande concert. In honor of that tragic event, Ariana Grande got a bee tattoo as a way to remember the Man…
By Marlen Komar

Tupac's Favorite '90s Hip-Hop Clothing Line Is Back & It Will Make You SO Nostalgic

Now that the summer fashions are rolling out, there is definitely an influx of gingham, cherry prints, frills, and lace accents, filling up every store window with feminine accents. But if you're not much of a chiffon-dress kind of person, then the n…
By Marlen Komar

Nordstrom Is Having A MASSIVE 50% Off Sale That Even Includes Designer Handbags & Shoes

In between heading off to the beach and patio drinking with friends this three day weekend, remember to also keep an eye on the massive sales happening all weekend long. One of which is Nordstrom's half-yearly sale, which just dropped Tuesday night a…
By Marlen Komar

This 'Alice in Wonderland' Brush Set Will Help You Get Ready For A Very Important Date

No matter how old you are, you're never too old for Disney. You might have rent to pay and a grownup job to get to, but when a new brand drops something fairy-tale-related you can't help but turn back into seven-year-old you and get excited about it.…
By Marlen Komar

The 11 Best Items Under $20 In Old Navy's Memorial Day Sale

With Memorial Day right around the corner, you're probably already thinking about all the grilling you'll be doing and the Rosé you'll be drinking. But while you're busy celebrating the unofficial start of summer, also keep an eye on the sales that c…
By Marlen Komar

The Brow Pen That Gives You The Look Of Microbladed Brows Is FINALLY Available In The U.S.

Big, bushy brows have been in style for a long time now, where unplucked arches took over everything from Vogue covers, to London catwalks, to the bartender pulling you a draft at your Friday night bar. But if you're not blessed with naturally thick …
By Marlen Komar

This Makeup Artist Contoured Herself To Look EXACTLY Like Mona Lisa & She Belongs In A Museum

Makeup lovers have long known that putting on a face is akin to playing with art, but one beauty blogger just took that idea one step further. A makeup artist turned herself into Mona Lisa on Instagram, and the change proves the transformative power …
By Marlen Komar

This Body Scrub With A 30,000 Person Waitlist Now Comes In A Brand New Form

If you have been looking for an all-natural, cruelty-free lip scrub to get your lips summer-ready for all the bright pink and cool lilac colors of the season, then you'll be excited to hear about Frank Body's new Shimmer Lip Scrub. Not only will it g…
By Marlen Komar

Lupita Nyong'o Petitioned Her High School's Makeup Ban Because She's Always Been A Badass Feminist

You've heard it a million times: "Wow, that's a lot of shadow for the AM," "who knows what she looks like under that foundation;" "I just want a girl who doesn't cake it on." Even though it's 2018, makeup still gets a lot of backlash, but one actress…
By Marlen Komar

Meghan Markle’s First Outfit As A Royal Is Basically A Third Wedding Look

Now that the royal wedding is behind them, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry aren't doing the usual honeymoon-in-Aruba thing, but jumping right into their royal duties and appearing in engagements. Meghan Markle just made her first appearance as a royal…
By Marlen Komar

Jada Pinkett Smith Is Losing Her Hair & Her Attitude About It Is The Best

You might have noticed that one of your favorite actresses has been wearing a turban recently, but that's not because hair wraps have become part of her summer style. Jada Pinkett Smith shared that she's losing her hair possibly because of alopecia, …
By Marlen Komar

Kate Hudson Now Has A Super Short Bob That You’ll Want To Copy For Summer

It's always educational to see how celebs grow out their pixie cuts, which is what makes Kate Hudson's new asymmetrical bob so interesting. It gives us inspiration on how to gracefully handle that awkward grow out stage that comes with short haircuts…
By Marlen Komar

This Is The Sketch That Made Meghan Markle Choose Her Givenchy Wedding Gown

For months now, the fashion world has been abuzz over what Meghan Markle's wedding dress would look like, and Kensington Palace just released the Givenchy wedding dress sketches that helped Markle choose her designer. There were a lot of different di…
By Marlen Komar

MAC's New Lip Glosses Taste JUST Like Your Favorite Desserts

Chances are that when you were younger and first growing curious about your mom's makeup drawer, one of your first makeup purchases was lip gloss. And one of the best things about gloss back then was that it tasted just like candy. Well, MAC is bring…
By Marlen Komar

The Billboard Music Awards Are Coming & Here's When To Catch The Red Carpet Action

Every year the Billboard Music Awards celebrate musicians for their popularity, taking a look at everything from their album sales, to their streaming downloads, to their sellout shows. Which means that their red carpet is jam-packed with the brighte…
By Marlen Komar

This Hair Cleanser Wants To Replace Your Shampoo AND Conditioner For Good

You probably have heard it a thousand times before in the natural beauty world: Shampoo does more damage than good, and you should nix it from your shower routine. But if you end up with a greasy, limp mess within three days and can't go to work look…
By Marlen Komar

Lush Is Bringing Back A Discontinued Product That Could Help You Stay Asleep All Night

If you're the type of person that has to stare at the ceiling for an hour before finally drifting off to sleep, then there's a new product out there that is meant to help you slip into dreams a little easier. Lush is bringing back its Deep Sleep Show…
By Marlen Komar

Universal Standard Is Expanding To Size 40 — And Now Shows How Each Item Looks On Every Size

There is one newcomer brand that's about to shakeup the fashion world in more ways than one. Not only does it want to get away from "plus size" and "straight size" labels altogether, but Universal Standard will let you see its items on your particula…
By Marlen Komar

Meghan Markle's Stylist Spilled The Four Hair Products She Can't Live Without

The royal wedding is only days away, and you may or may not be already scouring eBay for your commemorative plate and learning how to bake scones for the early-AM viewing party. People are obsessed with Meghan Markle, and part of her appeal is her on…
By Marlen Komar

This Backpack Is Actually Five Bags In One & It's The Only Travel Bag You'll EVER Need

If you're the type of person that likes to keep a streamlined and uncluttered closet, then you know how much the purse shelf can be a nightmare to control. People need different kinds of totes, backpacks, and handbags for different purposes, which me…
By Marlen Komar