Sara Tan
West Coast Fashion & Beauty Editor
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This Is The One '90s Beauty Look Nicole Richie Would Never Try Again

Fashion has always come easy for Nicole Richie. Before she became the big style icon she is today, with the big fashion brands eager to lend her clothes, she says that she made her own dress for prom. Richie also considers herself a pro when it comes…
By Sara Tan

Here's What Makeup Artists Are Buying At The HUGE Sephora Sale Happening Right Now

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And no, we're not talking about Christmas. Makeup and skin care junkies know that Sephora's Spring 2018 Beauty Insider sale is happening right now, which means Rouge, VIB, and Beauty Insider shoppers can stoc…
By Sara Tan

KiraKira Hair Is The Festival Trend You Need To Know About

It wasn't too long ago when flower crowns ruled the festival circuit as the hair accessory of choice (and before then, the unfortunate popularity of Native American headdresses among festival-goers). Thankfully, we have come a long way from just plop…
By Sara Tan

This Eye Cream Could Actually Replace Your Concealer

What's not to love about concealer? It can erase a sleepless night from your face, cover up a blemish in an instant, and brighten up your eye area with a few little dabs. But some days, you just don't want to wear a concealer, and Tatcha doesn't thin…
By Sara Tan

Why These Asian Women Will Never Stop Getting Eyelash Extensions

I am in a very serious and committed relationship with a woman named Courtney Baker. She is not my romantic partner (I have a husband); she is my eyelash extensions lady. I see her religiously, every two weeks, and never miss an appointment between m…
By Sara Tan

15 Holographic Makeup Products Under $15 To Score For Festival Season

Festival season is upon us, which means it's time to put the natural, minimalist makeup products away in exchange for something a little bolder, brighter, and more galaxy-inspired. The holographic makeup trend was practically invented for the festiva…
By Sara Tan

I Got A Facial From Every Beauty YouTuber's Favorite Esthetician & This Is Why She's So In Demand

In Los Angeles, there are about as many facialists promising that coveted “Hollywood glow” as there are palm trees dotting Sunset boulevard. But only one of them is continually entrusted with the faces of YouTube’s biggest beauty vloggers, from Patri…
By Sara Tan

Nordstrom Is Selling These Exclusive Allbirds Sneakers, But Only For A Limited Time

If you're a sneaker fan, then you are probably familiar with Allbirds, the online-only shoe brand specializing in ultra comfortable, eco-friendly sneakers made from New Zealand wool. Since launching in 2016, the brand has amassed a cult-following, bu…
By Sara Tan

Every Bridesmaid & Bride-To-Be NEEDS To Watch This Show About Bridesmaid Dresses

Whether you've gotten married, been part of a bridal party, or have been a guest at a wedding, you know just how important choosing a dress can be for all people involved, not just the bride, but also the bridesmaids. You also likely know how content…
By Sara Tan

9 Weed-Infused Beauty Products That May Help With Anxiety Or Discomfort

You don't need to live in California, Colorado, Oregon, or any of the other few states that have legalized marijuana to know that weed-infused beauty and wellness products are more popular than ever. Contrary to the stereotype the plant has gotten af…
By Sara Tan

Millennial Pink Minnie Mouse Ears Now Exist & Disney Fans Couldn't Be More Excited

There is arguably no better time than the present to be a Disney super fan. Not only do you have an abundance of merch collaborations to shop, from adorable bath bombs at Hot Topic to vintage-inspired sweaters and Letterman jackets from Opening Cerem…
By Sara Tan

These Pants Made Of Recycled Fabrics Are So Popular The Brand Can't Keep Them In Stock

When you find a good pair of pants that you feel good and look great in, it can be hard to resist buying one in every single color available. That seems to be especially true for Whimsy + Row's customers who apparently cannot get enough of the sustai…
By Sara Tan

I Tried Venus' New Facial Hair Removal Device & Will Never Get My Upper Lip Area Waxed Again

I remember the first time I realized I was growing hair above my upper lip. It was when a very rude seventh grader decided to point it out in front of my friends and me during our lunch break. He wasn't wrong — just mean — and ever since then, I've b…
By Sara Tan

The Drugstore Mascara This Celeb Makeup Artist Swears By To Give His Clients Incredible Lashes

Patrick Ta is one of the most talked about celebrity makeup artists in the industry and after scrolling through his Instagram page, it's easy to see why. Not only is he at the helm of some of the most recognizable faces in the world, from Chrissy Tei…
By Sara Tan

Meghan Markle’s Favorite Jeans Had A 400-Person Waitlist & They’re FINALLY Back In Stock

If you didn't already believe that Meghan Markle is currently one of the world's most influential people, you clearly have not been paying attention to the news. Anything the soon-to-be royal duchess does makes headlines, especially when it comes to …
By Sara Tan

Benefit Brought Back Its Most Popular Brow Product & Twitter Is Freaking Out

Benefit Cosmetics has built a reputation as a brand that'll do just about anything for its customers. That's how the company got its start after all — Benetint, the first product they ever created, was brought to life in 1976 as a request from an exo…
By Sara Tan

Benefit Is Expanding The Shade Range On Its Most Popular Brow Product & OMG It’s So Good

If you are a fan of Benefit Cosmetics, you have likely spent the last week rejoicing in the news that the brand's beloved brow product, Gimme Brow, is making its return with a new formula and a new name (Gimme Brow+) since being discontinued last Oct…
By Sara Tan

The 15 Best Ways To Spend $10 (Or Less) At Ulta To Upgrade Your Skin Care Game

Beauty shoppers usually accept the fact that when they walk into an Ulta store, they are inevitably going to drop some major dough. But if you can't splurge and still need to get your beauty fix, worry not — there are tons of affordable products out …
By Sara Tan

Kim Kardashian Says Other Celebs Write Her To Ask “What They Should Do” To Their Face

While it might not seem obvious at first, Madonna and Kim Kardashian actually have more in common than you think. They are both icons, famous for reinventing themselves, time and time again. They have an affinity for diamonds and provocative fashion …
By Sara Tan

This Vagisil-Inspired Primer Made My Makeup Go On Like Butter

Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places, especially when it comes to beauty products. Take Benefit, for example, who looked to space suits and spaceships when they were creating their latest aeroparticle-packed BADgal Bang! mascara. Or h…
By Sara Tan