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When you've got major inches, you've also got major options when it comes to your hair. Maybe you favor a one-length cut to give your fine hair some volume. Or perhaps you fancy a chop that will play well with your ringlets. If you're willing the shell out the cash, you might even want to add some super long extensions just to be extra.

Hairstory's resident New York City-based stylist Wes Sharpton says long hair is all about versatility. "If you like to style your hair, having a long haircut gives you great options to change up your look," he notes. No matter what you want to do with your long hair, there's a perfect cut out there just waiting for you to discover it; but since there are so many choices, a little guidance is helpful.

First things first: planning is key. "Pull images that speak to you," says Sharpton. "They may not be exactly what you want, of course, but this gives your hairstylist the overall vibe that you are looking to attain." You want the haircut itself to be customized for you and what's best for your texture and density. Create an image folder on your phone or put together a Pinterest board and have it ready the day of your consultation so you can jump right into the conversation with your hairstylist. "Being prepared with references makes it easier for everyone," Sharpton adds.

To make the process smoother, read on for inspiration from the stars and tips from the pros. Here, a few of our favorite cuts for long strands — and how to get them.

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6 Health Tips Everyone in Their 20s Should Follow






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I’d like to make a case that your 20s are the weirdest decade of your life. All of a sudden, you’re all on your own (I miss you, mom!), trying to get a job or score a promotion, spending any off-time on your social life (FOMO is real), and maybe (just maybe) being in a relationship or saving up for those major purchases like a house, a kid, or a dog (vet bills are no joke). Who has the time and money to prioritize all the different health tips out there too? Plus, we’re told that we’re “so young” and have “nothing to worry about” (even when it definitely doesn’t feel that way).

While your 20s should absolutely be enjoyed (just like every other decade of your life, FYI), it’s also a crucial time to revaluate your health and establish habits that will help keep you healthy as you get older. Think of it like an investment: What you do for your body now will not only make you feel your best, but will also help your future self be healthier too. Read on for six things women in their 20s should be doing for their health.

 

1. Prioritize your reproductive health





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Your 20s are weird because everyone is in a different place: You may have some friends who already have two kids while other friends just booked a one-way ticket to Thailand after quitting their job on a split decision. But one thing we all have in common, no matter what’s in our five-year plan, is that knowledge is power. Whether having kids is a part of your future or not, knowing your body is crucial for health. The Modern Fertility Hormone Test is the most comprehensive hormone test you can take at home for a fraction of the cost, and it comes with personalized reports, 1:1 consultation with a fertility nurse, and a community of people to lean on for support. Modern Fertility believes that knowing your fertility early on is the key to owning your future.





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Real talk: whether you are considering having kids or not, Modern Fertility can get you the information you need to be proactive about your reproductive health. The test will give you insight into your ovarian reserve (how many eggs you have), potential success rates for IVF and egg-freezing, and can help identify red flags that may indicate a hormone imbalance (1 in 10 women suffer from PCOS.)

Think of Modern Fertility like every 20-something’s best friend: it will help you plan for the future you want, and be there to support you every step of the way. The test is also HSA/FSA eligible and shipping is always free. Get 10% off your order HERE.

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2. Schedule regular doctor appointments





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Whether you’re an older Gen Z or a younger millennial, you might not be in the habit of scheduling regular doctor visits. Maybe your mom always scheduled those appointments for you until you turned 18 so it’s just not a habit, or maybe you let busy work life and an overbooked calendar delay those appointments because there’s no pressing issues right now. PSA: Health is not something you focus on when you’re forced to. Preventive health ensures your body is as healthy as possible, and regular visits are important to stay on top of symptoms or underlying issues you don’t even know are there (yes, even as young as your 20s).

You need a physical exam once a year, but you should also see a gynecologist every year if you have a vagina, a dermatologist every few months (depending on your family history, concerns, etc.), a dentist every six months, and any other specialists as needed. Get in the habit of scheduling all appointments needed for the next 12 months at once. Dedicate some time this week to make all the appointments you’ll need over the next year, and set up a system to make sure to keep regular appointments in the future (like booking the next appointment at the doctor’s office or scheduling the same chunk of time in a year from now to make those appointments). 

 

 

3. Take your mental health seriously





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The good news is that our generation prioritizes mental health more than any generation before, thanks to normalizing therapy (thank you, #therapytiktok!) and moving away from burnout culture. But just because it’s “common” to feel anxious and burned out does not mean you should feel anxious or burned out. You have routines for your physical health (read: eating your veggies, working out, and annual doctor visits), and you should have an established routine for your mental health too. Whether that means weekly therapy sessions, daily meditation, regular tech-free time, or leaving a job that’s depleting you, prioritize mental health above all else. Oh, and don’t wait until you’re totally burned out or suffering with anxiety or depression to ask for help and make some changes. Work with a therapist and instill daily practices to avoid getting to that point in the first place. 

 

 

4. Eat for your health





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Maybe it was when you graduated college and realized cafeteria food and binge-drinking wine out of bags just wouldn’t cut it anymore, or maybe as you got older, you noticed your body doesn’t bounce back from a McDonald’s meal or pitcher of spicy margaritas like it used to. No matter what the catalyst is, many people start to reevaluate the way that they’re eating when they’re in their 20s. However, just because your body is changing and reacting to food differently does not mean you should be eating for weight loss. Instead, think of every bite you take as an investment in your future self.

What you’re eating now will impact your health in 10, 20, or 30 years. Instead of just eating “healthy” so that your body can look a certain way, start eating to boost heart health (like leafy greens and avocados), keep your energy levels increased (like bananas or dark chocolate), or improve overall longevity (like cruciferous vegetables and berries). In other words, eat your fruits and veggies because they’ll help you feel good, not just because they help you look good. It’s certainly never too soon to start eating for your future self, so get in the habit now of using food as a tool to stay your healthiest as you get older. 

 

 

5. Wear SPF every time you go outside





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If SPF is something you only pull out before a beach day, we need to talk. Sun protection is a crucial part of overall health, but it’s one of the most overlooked. Sun damage (including skin cancer) can happen anytime you’re exposed to the sun, not just if you get a bad burn after a day outside. If you’re not yet in the habit of applying SPF every time you leave the house, keep a face sunscreen by the front door with your keys and wallet so you remember to put on a quick layer before running out the door or keep a bottle in your car for easy reapplication. Of course, sun protection is most important for protecting against serious sun damage like skin cancer, but it’s also a crucial time to prevent other forms of sun damage like wrinkles or hyperpigmentation that increase as we age. Trust me, you’d much rather take preventative measures now to protect your gorgeous skin than fight the effects years from now. 

 

 

6. Get a good night’s sleep (every night)





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Long gone are the days of regular clubbing until 6 a.m. or pulling an all-nighter for an exam. Sure, we might have a fun night out here and there, a special event, or an extra heavy workday that will give us a shorter night of sleep, but I stopped being able to enjoy any time spent out past 11 p.m. the day I turned 25. The reality is that sleep cannot be a second thought or a welcomed bonus like it might have been in your teenage and college years. Start prioritizing sleep (and quality sleep) every night. Turn off Netflix at a reasonable time and have a go-to wind down routine that you prioritize over the next episode of Outer Banks (as hard as it is to turn it off!). Especially as we get older, sleep is crucial for keeping the body as healthy as possible and our energy levels high, so prioritize getting a full seven to nine hours of sleep every night.

 

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Victoria’s Secret Just Rebranded—Here’s What We’re Eyeing

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You know what betrayal feels like? It feels like years—during middle school and high school—of me trying to squeeze my curves into itty-bitty Victoria’s Secret bras and loungewear because that’s what everyone else was wearing, just to get into my adult years and find out that the brand doesn’t believe it should cater to plus size or transgender women.

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OK, to be fair, maybe it wasn’t the whole brand, but in 2018, the (then) Chief Marketing Officer, Ed Razek, put into words what we all felt—that Victoria’s Secret had a blatant size problem. After that, I vowed to never shop there again. It made no sense to me to spend money on a brand that not only neglected to prioritize my sizes but also made it clear that they were not for fat women.

Now, in 2021, I’m reconsidering my “never” statement. Victoria’s Secret is undergoing a rebrand in which they’re seeking to redefine the definition of sexy by highlighting women of all body types, races, and sexualities and by replacing their brand-famous “angels” with what they’re referring to as “what women want” rather than catering to the male fantasy. Now, they’re attempting to get in touch with the customers they lost by focusing on women we adore for their beauty as well as their accomplishments (like Megan Rapinoe and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas). 

“When the world was changing, we were too slow to respond,” said Martin Waters, the former head of Victoria’s Secret’s international business who was appointed chief executive of the brand in February, to The New York Times. “We needed to stop being about what men want and to be about what women want.”

Moreover, they’ve added XL and XXL to their repertoire, increasing their size range from 00-12 to 00-20.

The question remains: Will this rebrand be enough to win over and win back so many scorned by the company’s actions in the past and Razek’s comments only a few years back? Watching a brand that’s known for an outdated standard of beauty listen to customers and modernize themselves is exciting, especially when they once held onto their archaic views with white knuckles. It also helps that the company now has an entirely new executive team and is forming a board of directors where all but one seat will belong to women.

 

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While it’s up to those of us who have been scorned by the company to decide if we’re willing to give them another chance, we support their change and transition to being a brand that’s one for all women, not just the ones that fit their former beauty standard. These are the pieces we’re loving from their new collection—and just might be adding to our carts.

 

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10 Ways to Style Your Favorite Graphic Tee

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I’ve collected quite a surplus of shirts over the years in an effort to find my personal style. My closet is bursting at the seams with blouses, crop tops, button-downs, and tanks, but my all-time favorite is my Budweiser graphic T-shirt that I copped from Urban Outfitters two years back. 

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Time and time again, I reach for that tee more than anything else in my wardrobe. Backyard barbecue with friends? Budweiser tee. Hitting up bars in Chicago’s Old Town on a Friday night? Budweiser tee. Casual trip to the grocery store? Budweiser tee. Bedtime? Budweiser tee. You get the point. My friends laugh at me for how much I wear it, but my love for this particular piece is so strong that I simply don’t care. “There’s the shirt again,” they snicker. Whatever, y’all. I’m a one-hit-wonder and I’m proud.

I’ve never met a graphic tee I didn’t like, and I particularly love how versatile they can be. Whether you want to thrift your own, dig up your mother’s vintage band tee, or buy it fresh, there’s a graphic tee out there for you. Styling graphic tees to achieve a cool-girl vibe is my true dream job. Here are my favorite ways to wear them:

 

1. Faux-cropped with straight-leg jeans





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Now, I say *faux* crop because I have to be in a particular mood to wear a crop top. Unless you buy a graphic tee with a cropped fit, the best way to achieve the look without pulling out shears and risking an asymmetrical, crooked hem and a permanent change is to either tie it up or tuck the hem into your bra like so. Rock your newly cropped top with a pair of high-waisted, straight-leg jeans and layered jewelry, and voilà, you have a new favorite go-to look for spring and summer. 

 

2. Paired with a structured blazer





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Wearing a fitted or oversized blazer over a graphic tee is my version of business-meets-pleasure and is a great way to give a slouchy tee some structure. Maddie, our fashion editor and certified cool girl, rocked this look in our office pre-pandemic, and truly, I’m still thinking about it. If you want a look that says, “I get sh*t done but also know how to have a good time,” this outfit was made for you.

 

3. Tucked in with a pair of wide-leg jeans





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Tucking a graphic tee into denim pants or chino trousers is so fashion-forward and a look that I’m currently drooling over. Pair with your favorite shoulder bag and pointed-toe loafers and *swoon.* It’s a bold and beautiful mix that I’ll definitely be rocking all year long.

 

4. Coupled with distressed shorts





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This look is so easy to put together and is one of my favorite outfit recipes for warmer temps. Grab your go-to pair of distressed denim shorts and pair it with your favorite graphic tee for an edgy, cool look you’ll rock again and again.

 

5. Under a power suit





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Calling all boss ladies! This graphic tee + power suit pairing has your name written all over it. Graphic tees pair really well with an oversized, monochrome suit and help bring a playful vibe to a traditionally powerful look.

 

6. Paired with a delicate skirt





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Tucking my graphic tee into a flowy, long-lined skirt makes me feel like I’m living out all of my beachy California dreams and is a fun way to bring a more feminine vibe to a grungy T-shirt. If you haven’t yet considered this beautiful mix of girly meets edgy, it’s a sure and effortless way to up your warm-weather fashion game.

 

7. Rocked with an oversized denim jacket





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Coupling a slouchy denim jacket with a loose-fitting graphic tee and wide-leg jeans says, “I’m on a coffee run but I’m also ready to run into Harry Styles on the street and make a move.” Pair with a denim-on-denim Canadian jumpsuit for an extra vintage look that will earn you some well-deserved extra credit.

 

8. Sized up with bike shorts





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An oversized graphic tee with a pair of bike shorts is simply one of the comfiest outfit combinations and a look that I hold dear to my heart. This combo screams “effortless cool-girl vibes” and is super simple to recreate. It’s a perfect take on the “look trendy without trying” grocery store fit and is perfect for a day of errands when you want to look cute but with minimal effort.

 

9. Glammed up with a tailored pant





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Are you kidding me with this absolutely unexpected, glamorous outfit combination? Tuck a graphic tee into a pair of tailored power pants for the chic surprise you didn’t think to rock before. Paired with pointed-toe heels, a belt, chic jewelry, and a red lip? Sign me up for this fabulousness.

 

10. Dressed up with leather





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If I’m hitting a night on the town with my girls, you already know I’m pairing my graphic tee with a leather jacket or a leather skirt. Having this outfit formula on hand takes the guesswork out of the all-dreaded “WTF am I going to wear tonight” dilemma. It’s the perfect way to dress up an otherwise casual tee and looks so damn cool.

 

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7 Beauty Secrets French Girls Swear By






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For me, Parisians can do no wrong. From stunning interior decor to effortlessly chic fashion, French girls know aesthetics, and that goes for their beauty routines too. While the key to the signature French look is je ne sais quoi, it still requires some effort to achieve. When I lived in Paris (not to brag or anything), I spent basically all of my time eating croissants, drinking red wine, and searching for all the beauty secrets that give French girls that iconic glow and effortless beauty. Crank up some Edith Piaf, pour yourself a glass of Pinot Noir, and read on for seven beauty secrets I learned from French women while living in Paris. 

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1. Give your hair a little extra shape and body

First lesson: Parisian beauty is more about what not to do than what to do. Their air-dried bedheads are a signature staple (hot tools need not apply), but what the rest of the world has a hard time figuring out is how they do it. I don’t know if you were blessed with flawless supermodel hair, but when I don’t blow dry, I look more like a wet Yorkshire Terrier than a street-style star.

For straight to wavy hair types, the trick is to wash hair before bed so you’re not leaving the house with wet hair (nothing less chic) and to sleep with damp hair in loose braids or a top bun to give hair gorgeous body and shape when you wake up. It gives a whole new definition to beauty sleep, doesn’t it? For coily and curly textures, use a curl-defining cream and a microfiber cloth to dry your hair as much as possible before the blow dryer to give you a lot of bounce without the extra heat. 

Oh, and a great haircut with a little dry shampoo work wonders too. 

 

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2. Wash your face with water

You (yes, you!) can actually wash your face with water and improve your complexion while you’re at it. Micellar water, a French cult product, is pulled off pharmacy shelves faster than you can say La beauté, s’il vous plaît. The product is essentially special water with oil particles that hydrate, suck out dirt in clogged pores, and remove makeup (which isn’t that much for a Parisian, but more on that below). This is especially beneficial because water from the tap has a high pH that can be harsh and drying, so it’s important to add moisture whenever possible. When it comes to beauty, less is always more.

 

3. Keep makeup simple

Sorry, Kim Kardashian—no contour palettes are needed here. The goal of makeup for a Parisian is not to cover, hide, or fake. The goal is to highlight certain features while proving to the world that you’re comfortable in your own skin (this means not comfortable behind layers of foundation, concealer, highlighter, eyeshadow, contour sticks, mascara, eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, eyebrow gel, etc.). If you do want to go a little bolder, choose one feature and focus solely on that, whether it’s red lipstick or smudgy eyeliner. Keep everything else even more minimal than you think you need (curling your eyelashes or swiping on tinted lip balm can be enough). That said, at the end of the day, makeup is about confidence for the Parisian, so applying whatever makes you feel like your best self (no matter if it’s “simple” or not), is what’s most important. 

 

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4. Never look too “perfect”

A crucial factor of Parisian beauty (and style in general) is to be polished but never look like you tried too hard or took too long. This is so crucial to the French aesthetic—I imagine Parisians repeat this to themselves in the mirror every morning as an affirmation. A Parisian once told me that makeup should be used to show a lifestyle, not just beauty. When she wears eyeliner, she smudges it so it looks like she had a late night and slept in her makeup. When she wears lipstick, she dabs some off with her finger so it looks like she might’ve just been kissed. Note to self: Use makeup to seem more interesting instead of just more beautiful. 

 

5. Perfume is for more than your neck

Spritzing perfume is more of an art form for Parisians than a step before running out the door. Get out of your one-spritz-on-the-neck routine and be strategic on placement: A spritz on the back of your neck is extra potent when (hopefully a special) someone goes in for an embrace, and letting down a ponytail when your hair has been sprayed with perfume makes a simple act instantly refreshing, delicious, or alluring (depending on what scent you chose). Spraying into your suitcase before you travel ensures you’ll arrive at your destination with fresh-smelling clothes, and a spritz on your pillow in the morning will pleasantly wake up your senses (I know it’s cliché, but I’d give bonus points for using Chanel No. 5. It’s cliché for a reason!). 

 

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6. Skincare is more important than makeup

When considering what beauty products and tools are worth the investment, Parisians put their money and effort into keeping their skin naturally radiant and clear rather than on good foundations or top-of-the-line mascaras to cover up or accent what they naturally have. French women know that beauty is not just what you look like on your way out for the evening but how you look waking up in the morning and just after you get out of the shower. Facials and skincare investments are not indulgences, they’re rituals. 

 

7. Your beauty routine should give you pleasure

Mathilde Thomas, the founder of international beauty brand Caudalie and an iconic Parisian, has studied the beauty habits of both her homeland and the United States. In her book, The French Beauty Solution, she notes the key principles of a French beauty routine, including how the idea of beauty is something that brings you joy and pleasure. While Americans often talk about laser treatments and invasive facials (“beauty is pain!”), French skincare and beauty routines are more centered around feeling good both in self-confidence and indulgence. In other words, they include beauty as a crucial part of their self-care routine, not in an effort to look their best but as a way to routinely pamper themselves because they know they deserve it. Seek out treatments, products, and rituals that feel luxurious rather than painful, and view your beauty routine as a way to add a little more pleasure to your day. 

 

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Rose Inc.’s New Beauty Line Just Took Over My Minimalist Makeup Routine

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Those who know me personally know that I'm extremely low-maintenance when it comes to my beauty routine. But I'm not the only one who shudders at the thought of rigorous 12-step routines: Between the bubble wrap-laden waste from the products themselves and the rise of Zoom-friendly "skinimalist" options for work-from-home days (because, yes, we're still in a pandemic), many of us have decided to retire our heftier full-coverage products for lightweight, multiuse alternatives. If minimalism is also your makeup motto, supermodel-turned-beauty-mogul Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has got you covered with her latest curated beauty collection.

Huntington-Whiteley is known for two things: her inarguably epic presence on the runway and her love for beauty, which she's been broadcasting on her famed "insider" beauty site, Rose Inc., since its inception in 2016. Now that it's been nearly five years since Rosie HW has been showing off her and her famous friends' beauty routines on the internet, she's taking her elevated aesthetic one step further by finally launching her own line of cosmetics and skin-care products.

I know, I know — another day, another celebrity beauty brand. But before you roll your eyes, there's a reason why we're especially hyped about this line: It's coming from a celebrity that actually has years of experience in the beauty industry. In case you didn't know, Huntington-Whiteley has been partnering with mainstream and indie beauty brands alike through Rose Inc. to create a handful of impressive collaborations (think Nanor, Le Bouche Rouge, and Hunting Season, to name a few), so it's safe to say that she knows what it takes to create a proper beauty line. She also called upon Caroline Hadfield, Rose Inc.'s chief executive officer with previous stints at Biossance and Pipette, to help fine-tune the collection.

So, what can be expected from Rose Inc.'s new lot of beauty products? Well, each and every product under the eight-piece roster, named the Modern Essentials collection, features a blend of botanicals like sea fennel extract, vitamin E — which New York City-based board-certified dermatologist Dendy Engelman describes as "part of the ‘glue’ that holds skin cells in place and keeps the skin barrier healthy and strong" — and hydrating, sugarcane-derived squalane. 

The formulators also included a few synthetic ingredients (which, as our skin-care glossary shows, are totally safe) to create balanced formulas that Rose Inc. says are noncomedogenic. If that's not enough to convince you to check this line out, the collection also comes in refillable packaging made of glass, sugarcane-based plastics, and 30 percent hemp-based cartons. As far as price goes, the products range from $18 to $72.

I had the pleasure of testing out early to share my honest thoughts (work perks, am I right?), and I kicked things off with the Skin Resolution Clarifying Toner. It's infused with pink clay powder and exfoliating salicylic, mandelic, lactic, glycolic, tartaric, and pyruvic acids to brighten your complexion while deep-cleaning your pores.

Though Rose Inc. recommends applying the toner onto your freshly cleansed skin with a cotton pad, I decided to go rogue and use my hands. I probably didn't need this much, but I indulged and splashed a palm-sized amount on my face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, and even my butt (body acne has been a real summer problem for me). The first thing I noticed was its light, sweet, and slightly spicy fragrance that reminds me of pumpkin spice latte season, though it quickly faded as the toner absorbed into my skin. It feels refreshing as a nightly clean-up for my pores after a long day, and it tingles just a bit without causing my sensitive skin to immediately freak out. But with that being said, it did cause my skin to feel slightly irritated when used twice per day for two weeks straight, so sensitive skin types may want to proceed with caution.

The Radiant Brightening Serum was a crystal-clear winner. It joins squalane with vitamin C, sea fennel extract, and hydrating sodium hyaluronate (also known as the form of hyaluronic acid found naturally in your skin) to give your skin that radiant glow-from-within finish — and goodness, will your skin glow from this serum. Immediately after slathering a few pumps of the Radiant Brightening Serum on my face, my skin had a delightfully luminous finish, and my sensitive complexion took to this dewy serum much more than the toner.

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While the serum is now part of my morning routine, it's the makeup products that really make Rose Inc. worth the investment. Let's start with the Brow Renew Enriched Eyebrow Shaping Gel: It comes in four shades and one clear option to give your brows a fuller, naturally bushy finish. 

Considering the fact that I have trichotillomania, a body-focused repetitive behavior that involves irresistible urges to pull and pluck at my hair, I constantly need to break out pencils to fill in spots. I was pretty skeptical that a brow gel would do the trick, but lo and behold, the shade Fill 5 was a perfect match for my black-brown brow hairs and tinted them just enough to create a Cara Delevingne finish without looking drawn-on. If you'd rather skip the tint, the clear shade is great for grooming your natural brow hairs in place.

Rose Inc.'s hero product, the Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer, may not be suitable for full-coverage days, but its lightweight and buildable formula is great for a low-key routine. This concealer is made to work with your skin and is infused with squalane and vitamin E. This pick also contains the brand's proprietary "color-corrective botanicals" to disguise any dark circles, small bouts of acne, and any discoloration you'd like to address. It comes in 20 shades (but could benefit from additional options), and I opted for the shade LX 040, which wasn't an exact match but did the job for brightening my undereyes. 

Don't let its thick, rich texture fool you. This concealer is actually very light in terms of coverage, so it wasn't the best at fully covering up blemishes and keeping them concealed, but it was perfect for lightening my mild dark circles for quick errands. It did start to fade and seep into fine lines by the middle of the day when worn by itself, but adding a primer and setting spray quickly addressed that issue. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with the effects it had on my undereyes, and it's worth noting that the cooling texture feels especially nice to apply on a hot summer morning.

Out of every product in Rose Inc.'s collection, the Blush Divine Radiant Lip and Cheek Color is, by far, my favorite. Just like its skin-care counterparts, this blush is packed with nurturing ingredients like squalane and vitamin E, but it has the addition of marine ferment extract to minimize shine without creating a fully mattified look and ceramides to strengthen your skin barrier. Think: dewy without a greasy feel.

If you've used a cream blush before, then you're probably aware that it's basically the laidback cousin of powder options. The former tends to be more pigmented, so you don't need to apply as much product as powder blushes, and it's overall much easier to control color intensity. For a more flushed look, makeup artist Joseph Carrillo tells Allure "smiling and applying the color in the center of the apples" before gently fading the edges. 

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I stepped out of my coral-hued comfort zone and opted for the dark-pink shade, Azalea, and now I can fully admit that I'm a convert to this balmy blush. Its creamy formula blended into my skin in a few effortless swipes, and it gave the apples of my cheeks a dewy, rosy finish without leaving a sticky feel behind. Its balm-like texture also felt like a tall glass of water for my lips but didn't feel heavy like a gloss, so it's great for creating monochromatic makeup looks. A little goes a long way with this blush, but the included blush brush may not be the best applicator if you have sensitive skin since it's pretty firm and may cause some irritation.

Last, but not least, there's the Lip Sculpt Amplifying Lip Color. This chubby lip crayon comes in four gorgeous takes on rose shades (which we can only assume is an ode to the brand's founder): the rose-nude hybrid named Sixteen, dusty rose Still, light blush pink Quartz, and my personal favorite, the deep-rose Harp. Each contains hyaluronic acid, squalane, ceramides, hemp, and vitamin E to create a hydrated, flake-free fullness.

I lost the genetic lottery in this department and ended up with dry, thin lips, so lightweight and hydrating options are a must. This lip crayon actually does a great job at both. It's breathable and leaves a wash of color (which you can build up if you please), and it feels like a lip balm, so it won't dry your lips out throughout the day like conventional lipstick can. Each hue works just as well paired together as they do alone — because who doesn't love a little experimentation? — and they all create a dewy, subtle finish that's perfect for minimal makeup days.

The Rose Inc. Modern Essentials collection will be available, beginning August 20, retailing for $18 to $72, on roseinc.com. The line will arrive in Sephora stores and sephora.com starting August 27.

7 Health Hacks Hilary Duff’s Nutrition Coach Swears By






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It’s 2002. You just got home from school, so you grab a Push Pop from the cabinet and turn on the TV because Lizzie McGuire is on. Life is good. 19 years later, Hilary Duff is still an icon. Maybe we no longer look to her for boy advice (Ethan Craft, you’re so 2001) or how to artfully apply 18 butterfly clips to your hair, but we can look to her for lots of other inspiration: motherhood, chic fashion, and #fitspo (let’s be honest, she looks better now than when she was a teenager). 

A key piece of the latter (besides undoubtedly killer genes) is Erik Young, a celebrity nutrition coach. Duff swears by Young for keeping her healthy while still enjoying bread, chocolate, and wine. Yes, you read that right. Celebrities are just like us! With other celeb clientele (including the Molly Sims), Young is basically Hollywood’s best kept secret. I knew I had to grill him for all of his best health tips (and where, oh where, does the bread, chocolate, and pasta fit in?). Read on for seven healthy eating hacks that this celebrity nutrition coach swears by for a healthy diet that still includes all your favorite foods. Now that is what dreams are made of. 

 

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Erik Young
Celebrity Nutrition Coach
Erik Young is a NASM-certified personal trainer, macro nutritionist, and celebrity nutrition coach as well as owner of The Body Shop, a personal training + nutrition coaching service based in Arizona.

 

1. Healthy eating should be flexible

Young is called the flexible nutrition coach for a reason. While he’s a fan of the 80/20 rule (80 percent of the foods you eat are nutritious, whole foods, while 20 percent is food that is “just for fun”), he knows that there’s room for the foods you love, even in a nutritious diet. “With a flexible dieting approach, you can enjoy foods you don’t think you would normally be able to when trying to make changes in your body,” he explained. Young’s approach is to give clients exact macronutrient percentages and calorie goals based on each individual’s body composition, current diet, and health goals. That means that there’s room to adjust those macro percentages and calorie goals based on the indulgences and meals you love. As Young says, “Track your macros, eat what you want, and enjoy life.”

 

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2. Knowledge is power

PSA, you can’t just “start on a diet” one day and hope for the best. Knowing what you’re currently eating, lifestyle habits, and the food you gravitate toward is crucial for success. “I start off by getting a three-day food journal so I can get an idea of what clients are eating and how much they are eating,” Young explained. Try tracking what you eat for a few days. Make a list of your meals and snacks, or even take pictures on your phone. You’ll start to see patterns where cravings come up, what foods or flavors you love, and what you’re actually eating (versus what you think you’re eating). The idea here is not to judge but to get curious. Self-awareness is the key to health in every area, so figuring out where you are and what you’re eating is crucial for knowing the next steps. 

 

3. Meal prep

Unfortunately for you meal prep haters, prepping in advance is key to keeping up a healthy diet. “Most of us don’t have a lot of time during the week, so it’s almost impossible to cook three meals a day every day,” Young said. “You will definitely set yourself up for a successful week if you already have food made.” As for what and how to prep? You bet I asked for all the details! Young recommended keeping it simple by prepping a carbohydrate, a protein, and some veggies. He likes cooking rice or potatoes in bulk (super easy and still tastes good when reheated!) or having tortillas on hand for easy meals and healthy carbs. As for protein, baked chicken is the easiest, but ground turkey keeps better. If you don’t eat meat, try roasting tofu or rinsing chickpeas ahead of time. As for veggies, you can roast at the beginning of the week or steam the day of since it’s fairly easy. 

 

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4. Snacks are your friends

Snacking not only has a place in a healthy diet, but it is also crucial for keeping a healthy diet. Picture this: You had a nutritious breakfast, deliciously healthy lunch, and are fully prepared for a tasty, veggie-filled dinner out. But then your hunger starts to kick in around 4 p.m., and by the time you get to the restaurant, you’re scarfing down the bread basket and ordering Fettucine Alfredo over the tasty salmon dish you had planned. Nothing wrong with eating bread or Fettucine Alfredo (yum and yum!), but if you’re not really enjoying it and just mindlessly eating because you’re so hungry, that’s not great for a healthy diet or a healthy relationship with food. Try adding in snacks between meals (because FYI: when your body feels hungry, you should eat). Young recommended clients try snacks like nuts, fruit, hummus, yogurt, cottage cheese, popcorn, string cheese, and KIND bars.

 

5. When eating out, plan in advance

Speaking of restaurants, you can eat out and still have a healthy diet. In fact, if a diet ever tells you to stay home to avoid eating out, run (life is meant to be enjoyed!). Since many of Young’s clients are celebrities, he’s used to making a healthy diet work, even when restaurants, events, and takeout are a part of everyday life. The key? Planning ahead. “Clients who are on-the-go or eat out often should have their day planned out,” he explained. “You can pretty much get a meat and veggie or a protein and a carb at any restaurant. If a client does want to have pancakes for breakfast, then we would just eat less carbohydrates through the rest of the day to compensate. It’s all about balance!”

In other words, look up menus ahead of time to make a plan of what to eat, or build your day around allowing for the indulgences you want. Young knows that carbohydrates or fats are not an enemy against health goals (they’re important nutrients your body needs). Instead, he teaches that the key to achieving goals is to have a balance between all macronutrients throughout the day, and planning out your meals helps you get there. 

 

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6. If you don’t feel like you’re on a “diet,” you’re doing it right

What makes Young’s program unique (read: flexible) is that he asks clients what they like to eat in all categories (like proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fruits, and veggies) as well as their non-negotiables so that he can fit those into the plan too. “Our whole goal is to have clients not feel like they are on a diet so they are more likely to stick to the plan and sustain the changes.” Anything that’s meant to be temporary or feels too restrictive does not work. Restriction is unsustainable by nature, so at best, you’ll “fail,” but at worst, you’ll experience damaging emotions, food guilt, and nutrient deprivation. “Healthy eating” does not mean only eating certain foods, it actually just means being aware of getting in the right nutrients for your body while still enjoying the foods you love. Not only is there room for your indulgences in a healthy diet, but it also wouldn’t be “healthy” without them. 

 

7. Mindset is everything

“It’s very important to set expectations and be in the right mindset when you start your journey into healthy eating,” Young advised. “Focus on the big picture and don’t compare yourself to other people. There’s a lot of smoke and mirrors on social media, so just focus on you and your goals.” In other words, eat healthy for the right reasons. Change your diet because you want to feel your best in your body and keep it as healthy, energized, and balanced as possible. Also, don’t get discouraged if you don’t immediately reach your health goals or if you struggle with sticking to a healthy eating plan. Remember the key principle that Young (and Hilary Duff) know to be true: A healthy diet is supposed to be flexible.

 

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The Best Hobbies for Each Enneagram Type






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Hobbies are a pressure-free way to relax, wind down, and enjoy yourself. Pursuing a hobby is not about being the best (or even good) at something. Rather, it’s about finding joy outside of your daily routine to reconnect with yourself and do something you love. Beyond just being enjoyable, hobbies can have many benefits and be great for your overall well-being. I know what you’re thinking: How am I supposed to find a hobby that I love and will actually stick with? The answer: There are many different types of hobbies out there, and it’s important to find something that feels easy and natural to you.

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One way to get inspired? Looking to your Enneagram. Since the Enneagram reveals nine types of personalities, it can be an insightful way to gauge which hobby benefits your deeper sense of self and plays to your strengths (if you don’t know your type, take an online quiz here). Read on to find the hobby that correlates best with your Enneagram type below, and remember that experimenting with new things is part of the process.

 





Volunteering

Ones are improvement-oriented and want to make the world a better place. A hobby that supports their passion for activism makes volunteering a wonderful way to give back and use their incredible organizational skills. There are multiple ways to volunteer, whether it’s at an animal shelter, tutoring, or raising funds for an organization they care about. Pick something you’re passionate about to spark meaning and purpose.

 





Cooking

Twos are highly relational and love to make the people they love happy. Cooking is a wonderful way to stay connected with the ones they love through hosting dinner parties or trying out new recipes with friends. At the same time, it allows them to be mindful about the food they put into their body. Twos often want to take care of everybody else, so nourishing their own body with healthy foods and savoring delicious flavors serve as a reminder to care for themselves. The best part? There are lots of fun recipes to try at any skill level. Pick something that sounds delicious and then share the love with others.

 





Painting

Threes value hard work and recognition, always striving to be the best. While their competitive side scores them many promotions and opportunities, a good hobby helps  disengage from their constant hustling and desire to be in the spotlight. Painting can be extremely meditative and doesn’t require being an artist to enjoy it. Roll up your sleeves and splash some colors on a canvas or try a paint by numbers kit to experiment with various styles. Take it slow and enjoy the process without rushing through it. Eventually, you’ll find your flow and have a ton of fun with it. Feeling more productive than artistic? Painting furniture for your home counts too. 

 





Upcycling

Fours want to be the most authentic version of themselves. What better way to do that than to update furniture or clothes to make them more personal and meaningful? Fours are true idealists, often longing for things they don’t have, so upcycling is not only a fun way to tap into their creativity and make something unique, but it also helps them find new appreciation for the things they do have. Anything is possible with a little imagination, and Fours will love using their aesthetic gifts to recreate objects that play to their vibrant personality. Looking for some inspiration? Here are a few upcycling ideas to get started.

 





Amateur Astronomy

As the observers and knowledge-seekers of the Enneagram, Fives will take an acute interest in astronomy—no fancy telescope needed. You can learn a lot by simply observing the night sky and getting curious about what you’re seeing. Hit some books or use an app on your phone like NASA that provides more insight into the planets and constellations you’re looking at. Fives crave alone time to recharge their batteries, so anything that allows them to spend some time alone and learn something new is the perfect hobby. Astronomy will speak to their innate curiosity about the world, but researching a historical event or other part of the world might be exciting and interesting too.

 





Journaling

Sixes always have a million thoughts running around in their heads. Journaling makes for a great stress-relieving hobby because it gets all those thoughts out on paper. Since they’re prone to worrying about the future, journaling can help Sixes process fears and put things into perspective. There are lots of different styles of journaling you can experiment with. For example, there’s stream of consciousness journaling, where you write down anything that comes to mind for a certain amount of time. You can also try bullet journaling to stay on top of all those ambitious plans you have or get creative with pre-written prompts. Once you find your groove, you may even discover a lot about yourself in the process. 

 





Yoga

As the enthusiasts of the Enneagram, Sevens are constantly in motion, dreaming up new ideas and making exciting plans for the future. A mindful hobby like yoga allows them to slow down and reconnect with themselves. Sevens hate feeling trapped or limited in any way, so they’ll love the free-flowing movements of yoga. Plus, Sevens will enjoy finding their own flow and pace. Whether you take a class, find a video, or practice your own poses, you’ll feel more balanced and grounded after a few sun salutations. 

 





Start a club

Strong and self-assured, Eights are born leaders. They love having the people they care about all together, especially when they share a common belief, mission, or passion. Starting a book club or other organization nurtures an Eight’s ability to lead, inspire, and listen to others. Plus, let’s be honest, Eights love getting into heated debates and challenging others’ opinions (in the most loving way, of course). To Eights, that’s quality bonding time, so starting a club will allow them to share and discuss the things they’re passionate about while spending time with people they care about.

 





Gardening

What’s more zen for The Peacemaker than a slow, meditative hobby like gardening? Nines value harmony within themselves and their environment, and plants are a natural way to bring tranquility into any space. Whether you go all out with a backyard garden or opt for a few trusty houseplants, there are tons of ways you can develop your green thumb. Gardening is not only relaxing and therapeutic for a Nine, but it can also be metaphoric for tending to themselves too. Nines often push aside their own needs to please others and keep the peace. However, when they “water” and nurture themselves, they can grow in incredible ways.

 

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Summer, it's been real. But now that autumn is upon us, we can finally wear cute fall hairstyles. It's the best time of the year to bust out our hot tools, hairsprays, bobby pins, and hair ties because now, we actually get to decide what our hair looks like when we go out — you know, as opposed to letting the sweat and humidity decide our fates every day. Luckily, there's no shortage of celebrity inspiration for autumnal looks that work on short, shoulder-length, and long hair alike (and that work on a multitude of hair textures).

Whether you're into straight and shiny or gloriously curly, it's easy to amp up your hair game this season. To provide some autumnal inspiration, we've gathered up all the prettiest and trendiest hair ideas to play around with this season — no bleach or scissors required (though we've got plenty of fall hair-color ideas, if you're looking for a way to dye). And, yes, they all pair well with your favorite leather jackets and a toasty pumpkin spice latte.

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What Tinder Taught Me About Dating






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OK, everyone is abuzz about it, and I know I’m late to the party. But the other day, I said to my productivity, “Hey, workflow, let’s take an unexpected two-hour break and check this out.” “This” being Tinder: a dating app that’s like if hotornot.com (remember that?!) had a lovechild with match.com.

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Basically, Tinder is a location-based app that pulls info from your Facebook to create your profile, and then pulls up matches that meet your age/gender identity/location criteria. All you see of these potential matches are a few photos, any mutual friends or interests (according to your FB profile), and one tagline. Then, you “swipe right” if you’re interested in them, and left if you aren’t (bonus: when you swipe left, you get a satisfying stamp across their picture that says “NOPE.”) From there, if you also fall into their criteria (age, gender, distance) and they find you attractive. you match. Then, you can chat, swap numbers, meet up for a date, etc.

Naturally, I had a lot of questions: what are people doing on here? Is anyone normal? Is it just a hookup app? Has anyone actually ended up with someone this way? Is it too superficial? Dangerous? WILL I BE THE FIRST TINDER MARRIAGE?

The danger aspect really got me. The fact that you can tell when someone is “less than a mile away” made me believe that I was one mis-swipe away from ending up in some guy named Xenon’s trunk never to be seen again all because he had a cheeky tagline and a photo of a puppy in his profile pic.

What started out as an experiment got me thinking about what this app says about dating in general. Is Tinder simply a microcosm of what we do in real life ( that’s what its creators profess)? File people away as attractive or unattractive, make split-second decisions based on minimal facts, trust complete strangers? Do we really need to know tons of information about someone to know if they’re a good match?

Thus, I drafted a list of dating app truths… many of which are true about dating in general:

  • If you didn’t know you had a type: you do, hence the quick-fire way you can absolutely hate or love someone’s face.
  • There is no smooth way to start a conversation with a total stranger with whom the only thing you have in common is the belief that you both are not ugly.
  • It’s OK to dislike someone based solely on the Facebook friend that you have in common.
  • People have apparently not learned that it might be misleading or confusing to highlight pictures of them with their nieces or nephews.
  • A clever opener goes a LONG way.
  • You never get a second chance at a first impression.
  • Apparently, 80 percent of men like to “work hard, play hard,” have many leather-bound books and apartments that smell of rich mahogany, and know approximately one phrase in Latin.
  • If they seem too good to be true, they probably are. 
  • Take this as an opportunity to delete profile pictures that you didn’t know you had of you and your ex. Nothing more confusing than a Tinder pic of a guy snuggled up to a girl. The same goes for “interests” you may not know you have selected on Facebook. I just saw a guy with whom the only thing we had in common was our shared interest in Buitoni Pasta. What?!
  • If someone is less than a mile away, put your phone down slowly—very slowly—and run for your life (OK, this one is just me).
  • Everyone loves traveling! And working out! And trying new things! And food!

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