Sara Tan
West Coast Fashion & Beauty Editor
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The Best Ways To Spend $5 (Or Less) On Amazon To Instantly Upgrade Your Skin Care Routine

If you don't think $5 can you get much these days, you clearly haven't been shopping on Amazon. The e-commerce website is chock-full of budget buys, especially in the beauty department. It's no wonder makeup and skin care junkies are ditching their f…
By Sara Tan

These $28 Bralettes Are Constantly Selling Out & Have Over 1,000-Person Waitlists

Finding a bra that is supportive, comfortable, and affordable can seem like an impossible feat, but California-based brand Richer Poorer believes they have made the mission easier for you. What's more, they've got thousands of customers who will back…
By Sara Tan

The Story Behind The Naked Palette That Launched A Billion Dollars Worth Of Eyeshadow

These days, it seems like eyeshadow palettes are a dime a dozen. Does anyone even buy single eyeshadows anymore? Nearly every makeup brand has at least one palette in their line — but it wasn't always this way. If you are a passionate palette collect…
By Sara Tan

The 10 Korean Beauty Trends Experts Predict Will Be HUGE In 2018

In the world of beauty, it's pretty much common knowledge that Korea is leading the industry when it comes to product innovations. From BB creams to bubbling oxygen masks, Korean beauty is responsible for some of the most game-changing, albeit head-s…
By Sara Tan

Model Nikia Phoenix Wants Doesn't Want To Be Remembered For Her Freckles

You have undoubtedly seen Nikia Phoenix's freckled face before, whether it was plastered on a billboard, highlighted on the pages of a magazine, or featured on a recent commercial for direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe. But if you hav…
By Sara Tan

This 19-Year-Old Influencer Is Using Her Alopecia To Spread An Important Message About Self-Love

Shalice Ader is not your typical teenager. For one, she's internet famous — collectively, the 19-year-old Hawaii native has over 61,000 followers across YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. Ader also has alopecia, a hair loss condition she was diagnosed …
By Sara Tan

How Miley Cyrus' Backup Dancer Became A Rising R&B Star

When you hear about Samantha Duenas' (more famously known as SOSUPERSAM) childhood it probably would not surprise you in the least to learn that she is taking over the Los Angeles (and Asia) music scene as one of the hottest DJs and burgeoning R&B si…
By Sara Tan

How This Quadriplegic Beauty Lover Beat Cancer & Became A Professional Makeup Artist

In 2010, one day before she was supposed to start cosmetology school, Steph Aiello was involved in a car crash that left her paralyzed from the waist down with limited ability to move her hands and one of her closest friends dead. She would spend the…
By Sara Tan

How This Blogger-Turned-Founder Is Working To Normalize Afro Hair

Just because Frédérique Harrel has landed on our Must Follow list of 2018 does not mean she is new to the influencer scene. The Paris-born, London-based fashion blogger has been inspiring her community of followers (over 168,000 across Instagram and …
By Sara Tan

Why It Feels Really Cool To See Lululemon Launch A Chinese New Year-Inspired Collection

February 16 marks the arrival of the 2018 Chinese Lunar New Year, celebrating the beginning of the Year of the Dog. Communities across the country and cities around the world will partake in colorful and festive celebrations involving parades, firewo…
By Sara Tan

All Your Favorite Sunday Riley Products Are On MAJOR Sale Right Now

Beauty junkies know there is no worse feeling in the world than running out of their go-to products (except for when they look at their bank account and discover they can't afford to restock). If you can relate, here's a bit of good news: Dermstore i…
By Sara Tan

You Can Buy All 7 Of These Pro-Approved Makeup Brushes For Less Than $22 Combined

Kira Nasrat is responsible for creating the most gorgeous makeup looks on some of the most talked-about celebrities in the industry, from Jessica Alba and Margot Robbie to Bebe Rexha and Natalia Dyer. And while the professional makeup artist is mostl…
By Sara Tan

Benefit's New Mascara Uses Actual Space Technology To Give Your Lashes An Out-Of-This-World Lift

Cosmetic brands are constantly looking to nature to find inspiration for their latest product innovations, whether it's the nutrient-rich marine algae found across the oceans or the antioxidant-packed Arctic plants growing underneath the Northern Lig…
By Sara Tan

SZA Wore The Most Badass Pair Of Jeans To Perform At The Grammys

SZA may not have walked away with any Grammy awards tonight, however, she did not let that stop her from looking fly AF when she took the stage to perform "Broken Clocks" from Ctrl, her highly-acclaimed 2017 album. SZA's jeans during her 2018 Grammys…
By Sara Tan

Twitter Is Obsessed With Zayn Malik's Pink Suit At The Grammys

Everyone loves a man in a suit, especially if it's Zayn Malik in a pink suit. The former One Direction singer showed up to the 2018 Grammys dressed in a gorgeous dusty rose suit with a crisp white oxford shirt, colorful dinosaur socks, and loafers. I…
By Sara Tan

SZA's Grammy Gown Looks *VERY* Familiar — Here's Why

From the Associated Press to Pitchfork, countless major publications around the world called SZA's Ctrl album of the year for 2017. It should come as no surprise then that the 27-year-old songstress, whose real name is Solána Imani Rowe, nabbed the e…
By Sara Tan

Chrissy Teigen Does A Lot Of Weird Stuff With Coconut Oil

By now, fans of Chrissy Teigen's know that it would be nearly impossible to find anything that could embarrass the model, cookbook author, and social media maven. In fact, she's usually the first person to poke fun or call herself out on something, w…
By Sara Tan

The One Thing Chrissy Teigen Wishes Was Different About Her New Gray Hair Streak

If you're ever feeling bad about yourself, whether it's the fact that you're an ugly crier or you've suffered from an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction, you can always count on Chrissy Teigen to understand. The social media queen is famous for embrac…
By Sara Tan

How Chrissy Teigen Thinks Social Media Is Being Used In The RIGHT Way

In case you hadn't heard, Chrissy Teigen is a huge fan of social media. She uses it to share photos of her stretch marks, troll President Trump, and ask for bananas to help her make banana bread. But the most important reason the model-turned-TV host…
By Sara Tan

The Important Reason Androgynous Haircuts Are Going To Be Huge In 2018

If you've ever gotten a major haircut, you know that it can be a very powerful experience. Chopping off your locks can be life-changing, marking a pivotal moment, one you'll always associate with that specific haircut. It can be therapeutic, whether …
By Sara Tan