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   The relationship between women and fashion is complicated, or at the very least, layered. We all need to buy clothes. That one’s obvious, or like the first layer. The second level of this cake (I’ve made it a cake) is the clothes that we buy reflect how we are judged. Teen girls all over the internet are counseling each on how to dress like a certain persona (i.e. Wear hemp bracelets if you want to be a surfer). At the top of our cake ... Read More
 Recently, I was hanging out with a friend who told me that she has been obsessed with making Katniss Everdeen braids lately. I immediately thought (after reading The Hunger Games series and watching the movie four times,) "WHY HAVEN’T I TRIED THAT YET?!" So I went home, researched what I needed to know, and started practicing. Here are some DIY tutorial videos, so you can get that Katniss-style braid too! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to ... Read More
Many girls with straight hair tend to want curly and vice versa. In the past, I've used a curling iron on my stick-straight hair, but curls never seemed to stay, especially if I wanted bigger, fuller curls. Normally I'd just use a curling iron to flip the ends for a 60's-esque 'do, but lately, I've been really inspired by hair from the 1940's. There were fabulous curls galore! Looking to put away my damaging curler, I turned to rag curls. I've heard a lot ... Read More
When I first saw this collection by Paul & Joe Beauté, all that came out of my mouth were embarrassingly giddy exclamations of cuteness. I was instantly smitten and I guarantee you will be too. While cat lipsticks have popped up before, we now have an entire collection of cute, kitty-inspired beauty products in honor of the French label's 10th anniversary! There are lipsticks, eye shadows, and nail polishes, each with a design cuter than the next. I ... Read More
Most people who indulge in shows like The Bachelor and Jersey Shore don't take them seriously. In fact, most people I know who watch reality TV, watch it  almost sadistically, as they are enjoying the act of hating it. New Research from the Girl Scout Institute is proving that these popular TV shows may have more of an effect than we may think. The study took middle school and high school aged girls and asked reality tv viewers and non viewers questions ... Read More
 Guess what arrived in the office today? The very first copies of  The BUST DIY Guide to Life!! And boy is it beautiful, chock-full of awesome info and super sweet projects. Editor-in-chief Debbie Stoller and creative director Laurie Henzel compiled over 250 of your favorite BUST projects from the last 15 years in one handy-dandy volume.No more digging through your back issues for that how-to story, or searching through scraps of paper for that ... Read More
An NPD Group market research survey reports an increase in tween (8-12) girls' regular use of mascara, eye liner, and lipstick compared to 2007, while overall use of beauty products by teens (13-17) and young women (18-24) is declining. In the past two years mascara use among tweens has almost doubled, from 10% to 18%, as well as eye liner, from 9% to 15%.  Notably, the study defined "regular usage" as at least once a month, which isn't very often. So luckily ... Read More
Andrea Garland's beauty products might not do exactly what it says on the tin, pill box or compact for that matter, but they're sure to give the likes of Benefit a run for their money! Tired of boring mass produced packaging, this vintage-loving aromatherapist decided to forgo the norm by choosing to fill all manner of tiny antique receptacles with her products instead.Each one different, the balms and lotions inside are lovingly made from organic and ethically ... Read More
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