A Week In Silicon Valley, CA, On A $78,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Want even more Money Diaries, plus $$$ advice from a kick-ass, all-female team of financial advisors, and tips on how to save more than $500? Pick up our new book: Money Diaries! Order here!Today: a mechanical design engineer working in tech who makes $78,00...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Kentucky, Netflix, Food Network, Silicon Valley, Jordan, Bill, Giants, Skype, Sephora, Joe, TJ, Peet

What's the Deal With Clinicals, and Why Don't All Brands Do Them?

Unlike the current dating climate, labels are everything when it comes to skin care. Brands want you to know that their products are clean, are natural, or contain buzzy ingredients. They're also sure to let you know when a product has been clinically tested. But what does that mean, exactly? Simply put, skincare brands opt into clinical testing because they want to prove that the products work for a specific condition. "The skincare market is extremely competitive, so research-proven products...
Tags: Boston, Beauty, Skin Care, Sarkar, Beauty News, Beauty Interview, Papri Sarkar, Kerry Benjamin, Dhaval Bhanusali, Bhansuli

My Love of Metallic Sparkly Eye Looks Was Inspired by Grunge, High School, and Days Gone By

Am I the only one that remembers one particular girl in high school that was perfect? She was the girl that you wanted to be just like? Popular, super pretty, smart. I had one of those girls in my life. Her name was Stacy and I swear I had a total girl crush on her. She had blonde curly hair that never showed signs of frizz and it was a mystery how she pulled that off. She was also really sweet, totally pretty, everything that everyone wants to be in high school. I also remember the day she com...
Tags: Courtney Love, Pandora, Beauty, Times, Kurt Cobain, Pat, Bush, Stacy, Revlon, Courtney, Daria, Stila, Trend Report, Buxom, Seasonal Shades, Buxom Va Va Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick

A Week In Brussels, Belgium, On A $47,600 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Want even more Money Diaries, plus $$$ advice from a kick-ass, all-female team of financial advisors, and tips on how to save more than $500? Pick up our new book: Money Diaries!Order here!Today: a project manager working in government who makes $47,600 per ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kentucky, Berlin, Aldi, Belgium, Silicon Valley, Starbucks, Norway, Brussels, Skype, Brussels Belgium, Labor Union, Money Diaries, Keri Danielski, BBQ My dad

How To Build Your Own Fall Fashion Starter Kit

In a time of ever-increasing options, knowing what to wear, and therefore what to buy, can be exceedingly difficult. Some extremists like to consider the recent aggressive increase of trends to be the reason so many have adopted minimalism. Then there's the maximalists who jump all in and say the more trends, the better. We like to think we fall somewhere in the middle — the camp that toes the line between wanting to build out a solid wardrobe, but with items that are more modern than the ho-hu...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Larkin, Loeffler Randall, Saks Fifth, Loeffler Randall Photo, Christine Alcalay, Nanushka Photo, Nanushka The Black BootiesBy Far Becca Black Suede, Dôen The Co, Saks Fifth Avenue Photo, Tibi The Silk SkirtLily Ashwell Gia, Lily Ashwell Photo, Lily Ashwell The Tall BootsLoeffler Randall Gia, La Ligne Photo, Audra Photo

10 Asian Fashion Influencers Who Are Actually Crazy Rich

Crazy Rich Asians is a decadent joy to watch — and not just because of its all-Asian cast (a first in Hollywood in 25 years!). As Awkwafina’s character, Peik Lin, put it: “These people aren’t just rich, they’re CRAZY RICH!” They charter private planes, they own remote islands, they invite members of the Thai royal family to their weddings, and they have no problem spending $1.2 million on a pair of diamond earrings. But the happenings on-screen, which are adapted from Kevin Kwan’s book of the s...
Tags: Hong Kong, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, London, Instagram, Stanford, Singapore, Malaysia, Paris, Vogue, Bangkok, Bazaar, Dolce Gabbana, Michelle, Chang

Stila Vivid & Vibrant Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Stila Vivid & Vibrant Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow ($24) are a new range of sparkly cream eyeshadows that launched in six shades for Fall 2018 and are a companion to the Stila Vivid & Vibrant Eyeshadow Duos that also launched recently. Just to clarify the Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is A LOT different than the Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow. I think it’s a little tiny confusing the way Stila markets these sometimes. Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is more of a traditional cream eyeshad...
Tags: Beauty, Swatches, Stila, Eyeshadow, Makeup Reviews, Muse Approved, Ulta Sephora, Fall Collections 2018, Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Liquid Eyeshadow, Stila Vivid Vibrant Glitter Glow Liquid Eyeshadow, Stila Vivid Vibrant Eyeshadow Duos, Shimmer Glow Liquid Eyeshadow, Shimmer Glow Liquid Eyeshaow, Stila Shimmer Glow Eyeshadow

Exactly How Your Favorite Actors Get Those Fake Tattoos On Screen

Sorry to break it to you, but the majority of tattoos you see in films are not real. Brad Pitt's tribal hand art in Ocean's Eleven? Fake. Jason Momoa's superhero markings? As real as Aquaman himself. Rooney Mara's all-important body art for Girl With The Dragon Tattoo? Totally temporary.So how the heck does on-screen ink look so authentic? To find out we went straight to Christien Tinsley, makeup and special effects master behind his eponymous studio, which is responsible for the sci-fi beauty...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Time, Ocean, Sons Of Anarchy, Brad Pitt, Warner Bros, Pearl Harbor, Jason Momoa, Rooney Mara, Warner Bros Pictures, John Carter, Santa Clarita Diet, Christien Tinsley, Tinsley Studios, Tinsley Studio

Breaking Down Madonna’s Red Carpet Power Pose

Hello! You may have thought today is August 16. You might have even felt like it's Thursday, also known as the fifth day of the week, the day after Hump Day, or Friday, the prequel. Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you're wrong: It's actually Madonna's 60th birthday. That's right. The queen of pilates and pop, the self-proclaimed unapologetic bitch, the mother of six is turning the big 6-0, and we're celebrating. We're jamming out to everything from Like A Prayer to Rebel Heart, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Madonna, Kylie Jenner, Kylie, Jamie McCarthy Getty, Jennifer Graylock Getty, David M Benett Dave Benett Getty, Jeff Vespa Getty, George Pimentel Getty, Jeffrey Mayer Getty, Traci Brown, Taylor Hill Getty, Jeff Kravitz Getty, Blanca Cobb, Red Carpet Power Pose

Movado Group acquires watch startup MVMT

The Movado Group, which sells multiple brands including Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss, has purchased MVMT, a small watch company founded by Jacob Kassan and Kramer LaPlante in 2013. The company, which advertised heavily on Facebook, logged $71 million in revenue in 2017. Movado purchased the company for $100 million. The acquisition of MVMT will provide us greater access to millennials and advances our Digital Center of Excellence initiative with the addition of a powerful brand manag...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Fashion, Clothing, Social Media, Tech, Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, MVMT, Movado, Daniel Wellington, Movado Group, Efraim Grinberg

I Can't Get Enough Of Vintage Laura Ashley Dresses

The prairie trend has reached fever pitch this summer, and you're now as likely to find a dress with an empire waist, ruffled collar, and long sleeves at Topshop as you are at your local vintage shop. Thanks to shows like Picnic at Hanging Rock and Westworld, brands like Batsheva and Ganni, and an industry shift towards the hyper-feminine, the Little House on the Prairie look has gone from farmhouse to fashion in just a few seasons. As someone with a penchant for milkmaid dresses and blouses, i...
Tags: Topshop, Fashion, Music, London, Etsy, Ebay, Kansas, Victoria, Kate Bush, Dorothy, Laura, Gamble, Albert Museum, Drinkwater, Little House, Laura Ashley

The Verdict Is In: Millennial Women Do Not Like Ivanka Trump

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Tags: Fashion, Music, Cbs News, White House, Gop, United States, Trump, Kerr, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Stephanie Kerr, CBS New, Kelli Hoffman

These Nail-Art Looks Are Mini Masterpieces

When you step into your favorite nail salon — or break out your own decades-in-the-making stash of lacquers — and you're suddenly hit with 1,463 polish options, it’s easy to just go with the expected: anything bright for summer, burnt oranges and burgundy for fall, or glitter for the holidays. Sure, we might try a geometric nail, as seen all over the runways last season, or a colorful French mani plucked from our social feeds, but more often than not, trying out a new design can be intimidating...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Cindy, Naomi Yasuda, Kalysse, Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens

The 10 Commandments of Success

Editor’s note: The following excerpt on the “The Ten Commandments of Success” is taken from The Business of Life (1916) by Frank Crane. It has been condensed from the original.  It is the purpose of this piece of writing to give a glimpse of the fundamentals of success. I would indicate, not all the elements, but what kind of elements they are that enter into a triumphant existence. I do not have in mind success in your particular calling. I have nothing to say concerning some things in which y...
Tags: Life, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dante, Dickens, Beatrice, A Man's Life, Maeterlinck, Ed Howe, Frank Crane, Napoleon Grant Roosevelt

Aretha Franklin Was Calling For Diversity In Fashion In The '80s

On Thursday, Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit. She was 76. The first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was not only a force musically during her six-decade career — she was a force in appearance, too. During the ‘60s and ‘70s, a time when girl groups and glitter reigned supreme, Franklin performed in slinky silhouettes often accompanied by fur or feathered accouterments. And while her hairstyles often changed to reflect the country...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Aretha Franklin, Barack Obama, Madonna, Calvin Klein, Kylie Jenner, Detroit, Civil rights movement, Valentino, Luke, Kylie, Newsweek, Roll Hall of Fame, Franklin, Queen of Soul

The Best Ice Cream Shops in Berlin

During the cold dark Berlin winter, everybody longs for the sun and the warmth. And when the longed-for summer finally arrives the sunshine makes suddenly everybody smiley and more friendly. You can chill in the parks, swim in the lakes, go on an excursion with your bike. But there is nothing that screams out summer like a cold sweet ice cream. Whether you like it in a “Waffel” or “Becher”, with cream on top, vegan, on a sandwich, we’ve got you covered. Here is our selection of the greatest ice ...
Tags: Apple, Sweet, Fashion, New York, California, Berlin, Summer, Ice Cream, Italy, South America, Bologna, Popsicle, Tribeca, Frank, Kreuzberg, Don

I Tested Pricey Products Against Affordable Options - and the Results Might Surprise You

If you can't afford a $500 serum, that would put you with about 99 percent of the population - including me. Although my job grants me the privilege of trying a lot of beauty products for free, I've learned that a heftier price tag doesn't always mean better results. Ahead, find the pricey products I've found are worth your money, coupled with great affordable options if you just can't justify the cost. Cheers to looking great while also being able to pay your electricity bill. Related: ...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Skin Care, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping

15 Pretty Blouses To Play With This Season

Whether you opt for cute polka dots, vintage paisley prints or fail-safe florals, blouses are a key piece of every capsule wardrobe. For 9-5, wear with wide-leg trousers and pumps for a great desk-to-dinner outfit. And for the weekends? Pair with your fave jeans of choice and sexy kitten heels for the perfect, stylish yet comfy look. Ahead are our top picks, and while we love them all, we must admit we’re absolutely obsessed with Gucci’s gorgeous bow-embellished satin silk blouse. ...
Tags: Fashion, Gucci, Fashion Fix, Most Wanted, Blouses, Wardrobe Essentials, Capsule Wardrobe

How To End Passive-Aggressive Laundry Fights — According To An Expert

Let's talk about laundry: No matter your wash-and-dry situation, getting it done is a pain in the ass. Simply trying to reload on clean underwear for the week can become a breeding ground for heated disputes and confusion.From fighting with rowdy college students over the shared dorm basement's appliances to dropping our lace thongs in front of strangers at the corner laundromat, doing laundry is yet another item on our list of dreaded adulting to-dos. The task can feel like a western standoff ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Ahead Lizzie Post, Cher Drew Barrymore

David Beckham Inspired by Respect

DAVID BECKHAM INSPIRED BY RESPECT is a new fragrance by David Beckham and a flanker of last year's Respect edition, known for its contrasts of fresh, fruity, spicy and dry earthy tones. Inspired by Respect is available in a bottle that takes the same shape as the predecessor, each of which is quite different, because the purple "smoke" decor on the glass does not repeat in the same way. As such, ... Read full article: David Beckham Inspired by Respect from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Mag...
Tags: Fashion, David Beckham, Beckham, Fragrantica Perfumes

Banh mi showdown: a look at the two most-talked-about new spots

Who has the best banh mi? We tried two Seattle newcomers: the much-hyped Lan Hue in the Chinatown International District and Mr. Saigon, across from Seattle University.
Tags: News, Life, Food & Drink, Seattle, Saigon, Chinatown International District

What's It Really Like to Get Volume Lash Extensions? Here's the Truth

I have always longed for luscious, full eyelashes. My natural lashes are pretty average - I have enough to work with when it comes to swiping on mascara, but it definitely takes plenty of effort. As more celebrities have started wearing eyelash extensions, I was intrigued by the process. There have been plenty of horror stories when it comes to the service, so I was hesitant to test it out for myself. I finally decided to give it a try before a month with lots of events and parties I was planni...
Tags: San Francisco, Beauty, Beauty Review, Eyelashes, False Eyelashes, Eyelash Extensions, Yuel

Dolce Gabbana The Only One

Dolce Gabbana presents The Only One as a new variation on the theme of The One, the oriental-floral original from 2006. The Only One comes out at the end of August 2018 as a fragrance that "captures the essence of sophisticated and hypnotizing femininity."   The floriental-gourmand composition plays on opposites: The violet blossom in contrast to the gourmand aroma of coffee gives character t... Read full article: Dolce Gabbana The Only One from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
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10 Affordable Skin-Care Essentials To Pick Up Before School Starts

Whether you're heading off to experience dorm life for the first time, spending a semester abroad in a villa in Florence, or still kicking it in your childhood bedroom, the back-to-school to-do list always includes stocking up on new toiletries to get you through the next nine months. Clearly we're not mad about it, because loading up on moisturizer, lip balm, and a fresh pack of face wipes is a hell of a lot more fun than shopping for loose-leaf paper and three-ring-binders.From the $2 jelly e...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Florence, Pomegranate, Toner, Neutrogena

Big Bang: the "stupid patent" on teledildonics has expired

Twenty years ago, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted patent number 6,368,268: "Method and device for interactive virtual control of sexual aids using digital computer networks," a minor classic of a majorly fucked-up genre, the bullshit tech patent that simply adds "with a computer" to some absolutely obvious and existing technology or technique. (more…)
Tags: Security, Gadgets, Post, News, Sex, US, Infosec, Patent Trolls, Patents, Uspto, Eff, Sex Toys, Trademark Office, Teledildonics, Hurr Hurr Hurr

Colourpop Expands Line at Ulta

Colourpop randomly dropped off the face of Sephora’s earth but they are still readily available at Ulta and have expanded the collection today to include 23 Super Shock Eyeshadows as well as other offerings such as Creme Lux Lipstick (which is freaking amazing), the Fortune Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette, and more. It’s nice to see them expanding and I hope to see more offerings in store as well! I don’t there’s any real benefit to having the brand at Ulta since Colourpop has plenty of real...
Tags: Uncategorized, Beauty, Sephora, Don, OCC, Ulta, Colourpop, Creme Lux Lipstick

Bartholomew Winery’s range expands to Eastern Washington

Mortgage-broker-turned-winemaker Bart Fawbush has earned a reputation for working with out-of-the-mainstream grape varieties.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Food & Drink, Pacific NW Magazine, Eastern Washington, Bart Fawbush

Female Ejaculation 101. Everything You Need to Know

I used to have a fish named Squirt. He was a pretty little fellow whose genus name of Betta was much more befitting of his elegant flowing fins and luminous shades of red than was his nickname of Siamese fighting fish. But when it got down to the nitty-gritty, Squirt was the epitome of his nickname and knew how to pose a challenge-much like a g-spot orgasm does. But in my experience, that is a squirt worth fighting for, and one that no woman should miss, so welcome to’s step-by-ste...
Tags: Sex, Blog, Ernst Gräfenberg, LELO Gigi, Rotate Caress Maybe, Vibratex Pearl Rabbit

Birthday Girl Madonna's 11 Greatest Music Video Beauty Looks Ever

In honor of Madonna's 60th birthday today, please accept this list of her all-time greatest music video beauty looks as our official present to the Material Girl. From "Vogue" to "Hung Up," here are 11 times Madonna worked it in all possible ways. Related: Madonna Talks Feminism, Skin Care, and Faking a Good Night's Sleep
Tags: Beauty, Vogue, Madonna, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Looks

Bruno Banani Daring Woman

Available from September 2018, Daring Woman is a new fragrance from the Bruno Banana brand that invites women to be "confident, sexy, capricious and playful," consistent with the constant theme of the fragrances of this house. It is conceived as a sensual, feminine fragrance that inspires women to live out their adventurous side. Daring Woman is a floral-fruity fragrance on a woody-musk drydown.... Read full article: Bruno Banani Daring Woman from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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