Skincare and Beauty Products for Fall

For real summer is officially over. What does that mean for your beauty routine? Your skin will most likely start to parch, and that increase in dryness is localized on your cheeks, lips, under eyes, back, and legs. So, other than amping up your moisturizer game, here is how you can make your skincare and beauty routines work this fall.

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The Beauty Brands That Dreams Are Made Of

As much as budget buying in the beauty world is easy and convenient, there is nothing like splurging on luxury beauty products. Whether it be skincare, makeup or hair care, when you invest in yourself the feeling is indescribable. So here are just some of the luxury brands that not only make you look amazing, but make you feel extra fabulous.

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Rebecca Lucas Talks Hair Color, Beauty Boxes, and Self-esteem Issues

Rebecca Lucas is a mom, YouTube reviewer and an overall fire, with a YouTube channel loaded with everything you could ever want to know about subscription boxes. Like most of us, Rebecca is not a makeup artist, but is all about the joy of makeup, and dives into it like a child with finger paints and a bare canvas. She does what she wants, she uses what she likes, and is unapologetically real.

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A Conversation with Author LG Powell on her Memoir "Resilience: We Don't Stop"

LG Powell was born and raised into everything, but sunshine. After surviving an abduction and child abuse as a toddler, she came of age in the Bronx during the turbulent 70's, witnessing the creation of street gangs and Hip Hop, and the rise of crack cocaine and HIV. With the many incidents of sexual violence and domestic abuse, she devised a plan: just to survive.

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What is Franken Makeup?

Have you heard of franken-makeup? Maybe not. After all, it is a relatively new idea and is not exactly a running success. No, it isn’t making your makeup look like Frankenstein or anything like that. It also isn’t the next cat eye or liquid lip craze. It was first introduced to the online beauty community about a year ago by one of the most unique creators there is Safiya Nygaard.

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Cruelty-Free Makeup Under $5, Who Knew?

Whether you are looking to revamp your beauty collection, go entirely cruelty-free on a budget, or just want to delve into the world of affordable beauty, these are some cruelty-free brands selling phenomenal makeup for mostly under $5. Many of them even have a large number of vegan products available, and rarely cost more than $10.

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Is The Solution for Feminism and the End of Sexual Violence a Legal or Social Undertaking?

“If, for some, feminism is about legal redress and due process, for others, it requires an extrajudicial set of interventions given the repeated limits and failures of the law to bring gender justice. For some others, it is ultimately the voices of middle class and metropolitan women, journalists, actors, and other professionals that constitute the ‘me’ in India’s #MeToo” writes Srila Roy.

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Beauty Glossary: Common and Confusing Words

“What do you mean?” is probably a question you ask a lot if you read about beauty, but are less than familiar with beauty jargon. Beauty, like most everything else in life, is all about learning. There is an endless world of techniques, looks, styles and ideas to know, play with, and master. So here are some of the most common and confusing beauty slang words and their definitions.

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5 DIY Holiday Lip Scrubs Under 2 Mins with Fun Flavors and Organic Ingredients for Everyone

If you want to customize your lip scrub and have full control over what you put on your skin, or are on a budget but still want a quality product that works wonders, DIY is your best bet. And trust me, I made the best lip scrub last week and it took under 2 minutes. My lips are smoother and more kissable than ever before! Plus, this is the best time to get into the lip scrub life, because that chill in the air will only get colder, bringing with it cracked and flaky lips.

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A Conversation with Ivana Massetti: Award-Winning Writer, Director, and Founder of Women Occupy Hollywood on Sexual Abuse and Gender-Based Discriminations

Los Angeles-based award winning Writer, Director and Producer, Ivana Massetti, Founder of Women Occupy Hollywood, a movement that fights for gender equality, equal rights for women, and the equal presence of women’s voices in Hollywood and beyond, tells us about her story from an early child abuse experience to the gender-based discriminations she faced in the Film Industry.

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Social Media Self-Care, Self-Compassion, Self-Affirmation, Self-Prepared Anxiety Emergency Kits, and Jameela Jamil’s ‘I Weigh’ Campaign

As with many of everyday life-happenings, the ‘self-care’ trope has been adopted by the world of social media. A hashtag or youtube search yields hundreds of pictures and videos of beautifully groomed young women narrating their self-care routines and providing techniques. Activities range from physical grooming, self-reflective, and mindfulness practices to tips to prepare for times of emotional stress. The commodification of this phenomenon is a clear trend.

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A One of Its Kind Infographic Determining the Most Dangerous Cities for Women and Young Girls to Live in and Travel to

Alongside Halloween making a hit at the box office with over $75 million in its first weekend outing with a woman lead character Jamie Lee Curtis (happy feminist moment), NGO Plan International published a report determining the most dangerous cities for women and young girls in terms of harassment, sexual abuse and violence, as well as their safety and vulnerability when using public transportation, and the top cities with effective policies.

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Our Top 4 Beauty Brands with Unique Concepts From Packaging to Sustainability that are Affordable and Work Wonders

Beauty brands can no longer launch without some sort of concept beyond “this is skincare” or “this is makeup.” With the beauty space so full that even the biggest of beauty lovers cannot possibly get their hands on everything, brands need to stand out from the crowd. Of course, there are new brands launching what seems like daily, but these 4 are some beauty brands that really stand out due to their unique ideas, fun concepts, or intense transparency.

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The Top 5 Blackhead Vacuums for Home Facials

Unless you have been living under a rock (with the latest political news, I wouldn’t blame you), you have likely heard something about blackhead vacuums. Nearly every beauty blogger and vlogger has reviewed one. These handy gadgets are super intriguing. You know the satisfaction when you rip off a pore strip and see the grossness come off, seeing blackheads being sucked out with a vacuum is much better. With all the hype, do these gadgets really work? And if so, which ones are the best?

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Lovette Jallow: The Founder of BLACK VOGUE Discusses Beauty, Race, and her Mission to Overhaul the Beauty Industry

As the founder of Black Vogue, a forum for black men, women and non-gender binaries, Lovette Jallow aims to amplify black voices in the beauty industry with her candid and outspoken views on racism and cultural appropriation among other societal inculcated issues often perceived as too controversial. Lovette is a force to be reckoned with. Her passion and fire burn bright with no fizzling out in sight, a fierce mama bear for humanity.

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Surprising Beauty Gadgets Worth a Try

We have all heard of the Clarisonic, Foreo, and Neutrogena Light Therapy Mask. And thanks to stunning celebrities like Tracee Ellis Ross and Sarah Hyland, we also know and love the coveted Nurse Jamie tools. There are so many beauty gadgets around, it can be hard to keep up. Yes, some are certainly gimmicks, but others are actually worth it with sophisticated Instagram videos and stunning before-and-afters that are impossible to deny.

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Tarana Burke Explains Why She Started #MeToo, Anita Hill: The Woman Who Awakened Consciences in the 90s, and More Feminist News

A year after #MeToo emerged, Jezebel interviewed Tarana Burke. “She started the movement […] in response to what she saw as a failure to speak—openly, candidly—to a 13-year-old girl who had come to her with her story of sexual abuse.” “Anita Hill was one individual who came forward and shocked the nation with some language and a description that had never been part of the consciousness of the country.”

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The Timeline of a Skin Breakout

Pimples. We all deal with them. Whether it is full on acne, one spot, or a cluster of pimples, they have a life of their own. They pop up overnight, but seem to take ages to bid us adieu. So what’s happening when a pimple rears its ugly head, becomes inflamed, dries out, and scars? Let’s run the hardship of having a breakout, and what’s actually happening underneath our skin.

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