Sara Tan
West Coast Fashion & Beauty Editor

These New Hair Products Smell So Good, They'll Completely Replace Your Perfume

Los Angeles has been generating some of the most enviable hair for decades, whether it's on the red carpet of a big Hollywood premiere or on the beaches of Malibu. It makes sense, then, that & Other Stories looked to the LA girl when developing…
By Sara Tan

88 Petite People Share Their Favorite Places To Shop

When I let myself fall into a daydream about shopping, a montage of scenes from my favorite movies play in my head — the ones where the characters are sifting through racks, tossing on blouses, and twirling in dresses to some sickeningly sweet pop…
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Here's What Henry Golding Has To Say To Everyone Who Thinks He's Not 'Asian Enough'

Henry Golding has all the makings of a textbook Hollywood heartthrob — sweet eyes, charming accent, a million-watt smile that belongs super-sized on the side of some big city building — except for one not so subtle thing: He's Asian. Well, half…
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Sephora Just Announced A Surprise Sale That Could Get You 20% Off EVERYTHING — EXCLUSIVE

Makeup lovers, your favorite beauty retailer has got some huge news to share: Sephora’s Beauty Insider Loyalty Program is getting a major upgrade and it involves loads more rewards for its most devoted customers. Beginning Aug. 14, Rouge, VIB, and…
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Reformation Is Having Its Biggest Sale Of The Year, With A Bunch Of Styles At 40% Off

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — summer is in full swing, which means Reformation’s 2018 annual summer sale is finally here to shop, beginning Aug. 9. If you’ve been adding your favorite floral jumpsuits, linen dresses, and ruffly tops to…
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Brow Contouring Is The Next Big Beauty Trend You NEED To Try

If you have ever used a brow product, whether it was a powder or a gel or a pencil, you know that doing your brows is a literal art form. The act of painting (or drawing) your brows in is a technique that takes days, sometimes months (and even…
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30 Major July 2018 Beauty Launches That You May Have Missed

With the arrival of July comes the arrival of a slew of new summer beauty products, which makes total sense: Unlike the other seasons, summer is all about putting the focus on making you look as glowy as possible, be it through makeup or skin care.…
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My Dog Tried OUAI’s Pet Shampoo & OMG, He Smells So Rich

There is absolutely no question about it — I am a crazy pet owner. I know it, my friends know it, even my dog (named Oliver James) knows it. I'm one of those people — the kind that schedules her day around her dog's meals and walks, who has a…
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How To Give Yourself The Famous Facial Massage Every Japanese Actress Gets

As a beauty editor, I've had the privilege of trying all sorts of professional facial treatments, but regardless of what spa I'm at or what esthetician I'm seeing, my favorite part of each service remains the same — the facial massage. Some are…
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Meghan Markle's Makeup Artist Reveals Whether The Queen Has To Approve Her Beauty Looks

While she may be the most famous (and fabulous) member of the royal family, Meghan Markle is far from flashy. Though she could parade from one event to the next dripping in diamonds or dressed in haute couture, the Duchess of Sussex continues to…
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Chrissy Teigen Told Us If She'll Ever Run For President

It's a gorgeous summer night in Malibu and I am hanging out on the balcony of my best friend, Chrissy Teigen's, beach house. We're admiring her newest BECCA collaboration, chatting about her daughter Luna's adorable 2-year-old antics, and searching…
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I Slept With An Air Purifier For One Month & It Actually Changed My Skin

You've likely considered using an air purifier to ease your allergies, but the gadget can do more than just relieve your sinuses — using an air purifier might also affect the way your skin looks and feels. With the beauty industry's growing concerns…
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What It Really Means To Be An "All American" Woman

In 1977, my dad boarded a plane from the Philippines to Mexico and immigrated across the Arizona border into the United States. My mom and two sisters would follow a few months later, and after moving around from Los Angeles and New Jersey, they…
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14 Things Your Dermatologist Wishes You'd Stop Doing

When it comes to skin care advice, many of us love turning to our favorite celebrities and beauty vloggers for guidance, but even those with the brightest complexions or the biggest followings would admit that they are no licensed expert. Only…
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Marcel The Shell Is Back (Kinda), But This Time As A Summer Strawberry For J. Crew

Do you remember Marcel the Shell with Shoes On? For those of you who don't, he was the hilariously quirky shell that was created and voiced by comedian Jenny Slate and starred in a YouTube video that went viral in 2010. (Of course you remember!)…
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NYX Is Launching 3 Brand New Lip Products & They're All Under $10 — EXCLUSIVE

If you have used any NYX Professional Makeup products, you are fully aware that their lippies are near perfection. From their jumbo lip pencils to their soft lip creams, NYX has truly figured out how to create some of the best lip formulas for gals…
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Kim Kardashian Teases The New Kimoji Fragrances She's Launching At Her KKW Beauty Pop-Up

Los Angeles, brace yourselves: Kim Kardashian West has officially set up shop at Westfield Century City mall. On Wednesday, June 20, the KKW Beauty and Fragrance Pop-Up opened its doors, welcoming fans from all over to touch, feel, and play with…
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Kim Kardashian Tells Us Why She Wore Fulani Braids To The MTV Movie Awards — EXCLUSIVE

Kim Kardashian West wants to set the record straight: she knows full well what fulani braids are and she is not trying to offend anyone when she wears them. In an interview at the opening of her inaugural KKW Beauty and Fragrance pop-up at Westfield…
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Korea’s Most Famous Nail Artist Predicts This Will Be The Next Big Mani Trend

If you follow the world of nail art, you know that there are a lot of weird manicures going viral on the internet. From creepy AF molars to gorgeous, leafy succulents, it seems like there's no end to what people are putting on their nails. While…
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This Hairspray Was Made For People Who Hate Hairspray

Hairspray can be a rather divisive topic. Some people have never stopped loving it since Aqua Net's heyday in the '80s. Others steer clear of it, relying only on pomades and texturizing sprays to hold their styles together. While I subscribe to the…
By Sara Tan