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How To Style Birkenstocks, Your Favorite ’90s Staple

How To Style Birkenstocks, Your Favorite '90s Staple

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Birkenstocks may look intimidating, strange, and difficult to wear, but they’re not. They’re also insanely comfortable. I suggest you all buy a pair (if you’re not into the idea of spending over $100 on a pair of sandals, the Target version is seriously worth it) and start wearing them ASAP. More »

I Only Used Organic Products For A Week – Here’s What Happened

I Only Used Organic Products For A Week â Hereâs What Happened

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This week, I decided to eat and use nothing but natural and organic foods and products. Food-wise, this meant all my food would be organic and not highly processed. I also decided to use natural beauty products. This meant I was saying goodbye to processed foods like hot dogs and Top Ramen, and saying hello to organic, hormone-free chicken… because that’s the only protein I could afford. More »

12 Summer Wardrobe Staples Every Girl Needs In Her Closet

12 Summer Wardrobe Staples Every Girl Needs In Her Closet

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It’s Memorial Day weekend, and I’m so glad that I can finally say that summer is literally right around the corner. Summer is one of my favorite seasons ever because it’s beautiful out, it’s beach time, and because the clothes are amazing. I hate wearing endless layers in the winter, and covering up a really cute outfit I put time into with a bulky jacket. Summer is when you can show everything off! More »

8 Things You Thought Were Okay To Put On Your Face But Actually Aren’t

8 Things You Thought Were Okay To Put On Your Face But Actually Arenât

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We love beauty DIYs because, well, they’re fun and usually save us a bit of cash. I personally love making beauty products because there’s just something cool about wearing makeup and saying, “Oh this color? I made it myself!” However, we know that there are some DIYs floating around out there that are actually pretty dangerous, like that Oreo mascara hack I still have nightmares about. More »

How To Wear And Style Gingham Clothes

How To Wear And Style Gingham Clothes

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When a lot of people think of gingham, they think of picnic blankets or button-down shirts. But trust me, there are so many better options for gingham than a blanket. Get creative with this pattern this spring, and learn how to wear it in new and fun ways. More »

10 Tips On How To Stop Your Feet From Smelling When Wearing Flats (Or Any Shoes)

10 Tips On How To Stop Your Feet From Smelling When Wearing Flats (Or Any Shoes)

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When I saw this Reddit thread asking for tips on how to keep your feet from smelling in the spring and summer, I was like, “YASSS,” and then I was like, “I need to share this with Gurl.” As Reddit user spotpig says, “Now is the time of year ballet flats and cute shows that look awful with socks come into season.” I don’t think I need to remind you that flats with no socks are basically a recipe for smelly feet. More »

8 Celebrities Who Aren’t Ashamed Of Their Stretch Marks

8 Celebrities Who Arenât Ashamed Of Their Stretch Marks

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When it comes to body insecurities, stretch marks certainly seem to be at the top of the list for most women. It feels like every time I pick up a women’s magazine, I stumble across some kind of article on how to make them go away or prevent them from happening in the first place. I pick up tabloids and see pictures of celebrity stretch marks circled in red, I read headlines about visible stretch marks in paparazzi photos, and I see think-pieces on how to feel about them. To be honest, it’s exhausting. More »

7 Things You Pay More For Because You’re A Girl

7 Things You Pay More For Because Youâre A Girl

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Do you ever get fed up with the price of some of the products you buy? Yeah, me too. When you buy a product as a woman, it’s usually pink or purple, cute, and scented like a flower patch or fruit bowl. It’s also usually more expensive than a similar product for a guy. I’ve known this for a while, but I really noticed it when I went to the drugstore with my boyfriend. More »

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Military Or Utility Jackets

20 Style Tips On How To Wear Military Or Utility Jackets

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According to the runways, military greens are back on trend for spring and summer 2015 – but honestly, I feel like they never really go out of style. A military jacket, army jacket, utility jacket, whatever you want to call it – it always looks stylish to me. This kind of light jacket is also perfect for spring because it keeps you from getting cold but won’t make you too warm, which is exactly what you need for confusing spring weather. More »

9 Annoying Ways You Dismiss Racism Without Even Knowing It

9 Annoying Ways You Dismiss Racism Without Even Knowing It

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As a black chick, I–like other people of color–have a pretty intimate understanding of a fun little thing called racism. Whether it’s in your face racism–N-bombs, harmful generalizations–or subtle–using coded words, telling me I speak well for a black girl, following me around in a store–I know enough about the ins and outs of racism to call people out on it when I see it. More »

7 Real Girls Discuss Having Uneven Boobs

7 Real Girls Discuss Having Uneven Boobs

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When it comes to boobs, everyone gets self-conscious whether your breasts are big, small, real, or fake. Now, you’ve probably looked at your boobs and noticed that one is bigger than the other. You may have totally freaked out about it, but guess what? That’s totally normal! I don’t know a single woman whose breasts are exactly the same size. They’re sisters, not twins, y’all. More »

Your Guide To Every Kind Of Vaginal Discharge And What It Means

Your Guide To Every Kind Of Vaginal Discharge And What It Means

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Ah, vaginal discharge – the best part of having a vagina. Just kidding, discharge is easily the worst thing about having a vagina. Unfortunately, discharge is also a part of our every day lives, whether it’s normal or something a little bit more serious. It’s just something we have to learn to live with, and that means it’s something we need to be informed about. More »

10 Stupid Yahoo Answers Questions About Interracial Relationships

10 Stupid Yahoo Answers Questions About Interracial Relationships

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Hi, my name is Ashley, and I’m currently in an interracial relationship. I’m black, my boyfriend is white, and sometimes this fact can cause some awkwardness. Example: one time at a party this woman asked my boyfriend what it’s like to have sex with a black girl, and wondered if it was freaky. She responded to my boyfriend’s look of disgust with an indignant, “It’s a legit question.” More »