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7 Things You Never Knew Were Making Your Acne Scars Worse

7 Things You Never Knew Were Making Your Acne Scars Worse

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If anyone knows what it’s like to deal with the damage acne scars do to your self-confidence, it’s me. In addition to having what seems like a life-long struggle with acne, I also have to deal with scars from when I had severe cystic acne. Whenever I take my makeup off, I have to force myself to look at the current blemishes I have along with the scars that remind me of a time in my life when I felt like a monster because of my acne. Scars aren’t just physical eyesores; they’re emotional ones too. More »

7 Hair Growth Mistakes You Didn’t Realize You Were Making

7 Hair Growth Mistakes You Didn't Realize You Were Making

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I go through phases when I want short hair and really long hair. I recently cut my long locks into a cute shoulder-length bob, and although I really love it, I find myself wishing I had long hair again. And so begins my growth quest. I’ve grown my hair out before, but right now my hair is the healthiest it’s ever been so I want to keep it that way throughout this process. More »

Save Vs. Splurge: 8 Skincare Products You Should Never Spend A Lot Of Money On

Save Vs. Splurge: 8 Skincare Products You Should Never Spend A Lot Of Money On

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I’ve been discussing what to splurge on and what to save on when it comes to beauty for a few weeks now. We’ve discussed makeup that’s worth the extra money and makeup you should always buy for cheap. We’ve talked about hair products you should consider splurging on and hair products you should never spend a lot on. I’ve told you what skincare products you can spend a decent amount of money on, and now I’m going to tell you what it’s totally fine to save on when it comes to your skin. More »

10 Weird Hair Tricks That Actually Work

10 Weird Hair Tricks That Actually Work

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I’ve heard a lot of weird beauty advice in my day, but few things have made me as skeptical as supermodel Suki Waterhouse’s hair tip. She recently told Us Weekly that she washes her hair with Coca-Cola. Yes, Coca-Cola, as in soda. Yes, she means she washes her hair with soda. Suki said, “I don’t like my hair when it’s washed – it’s fine and limp – but Coca-Cola makes it tousled, like I’ve gone through the Amazon or something.” More »

20 Style Tips on How To Wear Suede For Spring

20 Style Tips on How To Wear Suede For Spring

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Winter is coming to a close, and in the fashion world, this means one big thing: it’s time for spring trends to be worn and embraced. One of the biggest trends for spring 2015 is suede, which was seen all over the runways and in almost every designer collection (meaning it will be trickling down to less expensive stores that you can afford). You’ve probably already noticed an abundance of suede items, whether it’s clothing or accessories. More »

A Brief History Of Teen Girl Magazines

A Brief History Of Teen Girl Magazines

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Whenever I go back home, I notice a huge pile of magazines I’ve collected as a kid through my teens, from the late ’90s and through the ’00s. From issues of Teen People featuring Justin Timberlake, Destiny’s Child, and Britney Spears to GL before they started putting celebrities on the covers to the short lived (but awesome) Elle Girl that dared its readers to be different. More »

8 Tips On How To Deal With Dandruff And Scalp Problems For Beginners

8 Tips On How To Deal With Dandruff And Scalp Problems For Beginners

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One of the worst things about having dark hair is that any time you have a dry scalp or flakes, it shows. I’ve been suffering from scalp psoriasis for several years, and I always get super embarrassed when my scalp gets super irritated and starts to flake. Anyone who has a dry scalp or suffers from dandruff will feel my pain. More »

Splurge Vs. Save: 8 Skincare Products That Are Worth Spending More Money On

Splurge Vs. Save: 8 Skincare Products That Are Worth Spending More Money On

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I’ve been discussing what to splurge on and what to save on when it comes to beauty for a few weeks now. We’ve discussed makeup that’s worth the extra money and makeup you should always buy for cheap. We’ve talked about hair products you should consider splurging on and hair products you should never spend a lot on. And now it’s time to move on… toskincare! More »

14 Websites Every Beauty-Obsessed Girl Needs To Bookmark Now

14 Websites Every Beauty-Obsessed Girl Needs To Bookmark Now

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The internet is a wonderful source of information, but it can get a little overwhelming, especially when it comes to beauty. I often find myself lost in list after list of beauty hacks and tutorials. It can be hard to climb out of a makeup tutorial hole. I’m a beauty guru/beauty-obsessed girl so a lot of my time on the internet is finding the latest tips and tricks and products to relay that info back to you guys. More »

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Distressed Denim

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Distressed Denim

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Back when I was in college, destroyed denim was really popular, especially from Abercrombie & Fitch or Hollister. The more holes and rips your jeans had, the better! I wore my distressed denim with literally everything, and couldn’t imagine the day when I had to wear jeans that weren’t tattered and ripped up. More »

17 Flawless Responses To Give If Someone Slut Shames You

17 Flawless Responses To Give If Someone Slut Shames You

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No matter how many times we talk about how calling someone a slut is wrong and that being a slut isn’t even a thing, people are still slut-shaming left and right. I hate it. People, primarily women, are called sluts for basically every reason under the sun from hooking up with someone to wearing shorts to not having sex with a guy who asks. It’s ridiculous and makes no sense. More »

20 Style Tips On How To Wear A Striped Shirt In The Winter

20 Style Tips On How To Wear A Striped Shirt In The Winter

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When it comes to clothes, I like classic items much more than trendy ones. Classic basics are the best items to spend your money on because they never go out of style and they’re very versatile, meaning you will definitely get your money’s worth. One of my favorite options is a striped shirt – which, if you’re familiar with this column, shouldn’t surprise you. I include a striped shirt in almost every style tips post I write. More »