Beauty

This Finnish Brand Will Change How You Feel About Mushrooms

This Finnish Brand Will Change How You Feel About Mushrooms

Feeling on the low? Get high with shrooms (not the ones you’re thinking about) in your coffee to reduce anxiety, decrease inflammation, and boost your immune system.  Beyond the Portobello and Crimini, an entire kingdom of mushrooms exists, many with amazing health benefits for immunity, energy, and longevity that have been studied for centuries. This is why our Finnish friends at Four Sigmatic, a superfood brand, have created a varied assortment of medicinal mushroom based products de ...
Charcoal: C’Mon Baby Light My Fire? 1

Charcoal: C’Mon Baby Light My Fire

Barbeque season is here! Bags of charcoal have suddenly cropped up at every grocery store, and while I am channeling my inner Girl-Scout-singing-chimney-sweeper, I am wondering how these lumps have worked their way into a global beauty fad.
period underwear, Is That a Crime Scene in My Pants or Just Period Undies?

Is That a Crime Scene in My Pants or Just Period Undies?

When a coworker first suggested to me that I try out THINX period underwear and write about it, my initial reaction was, “lol no.” I do not write about my menstrual cycle. It’s not like I take myself “too seriously” as a writer, I’m just squeamish about getting too personal with anyone.
Your Next Facial Cleanser is Just Around the Corner

Your Next Facial Cleanser is Just Around the Corner

Remember when jumping in the pool counted as a shower? Or the hours spent outside shamelessly sunbathing? Then our brazen youth blossoms into a self-conscious state, and we adopt some more stringent bathing rituals (hopefully!) and line up for society’s norms. Perhaps the most unified rule of growing up is that you should be washing your face twice a day. I still remember dropping my jaw in disbelief as my college roommate told me that she only washed her face with water, no soap. Shit, I’m stil ...
What is the Pink Tax, and Why Do We Need to Ax it?

What is the Pink Tax, and Why Do We Need to Ax it?

The pink tax, also known as the reason why women usually pay more on identical products to those marketed towards men, has become a louder conversation within beauty and lifestyle industries. Guys, it’s time to #axthepinktax. Beauty and lifestyle brands have been jumping on this bandwagon to make gender equality in commerce become a reality.  You may have been seeing a lot about the pink tax in the news lately, especially since a lot big beauty brands are bringing awareness to it. Howe ...
femininity challenge, The #NoSizeFitsAll Challenge: What Femininity Really Means

The #NoSizeFitsAll Challenge: What Femininity Really Means

Femininity has been dictated far too long by a fake reality, but the real reality is that femininity goes deeper than appearances and actions. Now is the time to question standards, make a change, and to start to truly accept our Self and feel empowered. Beauty can be found everywhere, you just have to look for it and accept it as it is.
How to Give Your Eyeshadow Looks a Minimalist Twist for Summer

How to Give Your Eyeshadow Looks a Minimalist Twist for Summer

One of the first makeup products any woman learns how to put on is eyeshadow. We’ve all dug through our mother’s makeup purses in our younger years and slathered shimmering shadows relentlessly on our lids. And since our first encounters with eyeshadow, most of us keep stockpiles of palettes and tins in our beauty drawers, yet have settled on a small rotation of just two or three staple eyeshadow looks. If the eyes are truly the windows to our souls, shouldn’t we give them a pop of individuality ...
cleansing oil, Why You Should Be Using Cleansing Oils

Everything You Need to Know About Cleansing Oils

For most of us, washing our face has become an ingrained habit since our pre-teen years of pop-art-zit-zapping clearasil commercials. Water, lather it up, maybe laugh, maybe cry, rinse, pat dry, repeat in 12 hours. I distinctly remember sulking in a Rite Aid while my mom refused to buy me any trendy face washes, insisting that my skin was too sensitive for the harsh (but oh-so-cool) brands. Fifteen years later, I am just now ready to admit that she was right. A few years ago I converted to K-bea
father's day brunch, How to Start Father’s Day Off Right This Year 4

How to Start Father’s Day Off Right This Year

Kick off Father’s Day with brunch at home, made by the one and only (you). These simple recipes are perfect for a dad-jaw-dropping brunch. Soft Eggs with Green Goddess Dressing Time: 45 minRecipe by: Steven Satterfield (EatingWell Magazine)Put a large pot of water on to boil. To prepare dressing: Combine crème fraîche, mayonnaise, basil, chives, parsley, anchovies, lemon zest and juice, vinegar, tarragon, salt and pepper in a blender. Puree until smooth. Set aside. To prepare b ...
What do Boobs Have to do With Femininity?

What do Boobs Have to do With Femininity?

What is society’s obsession with boobs? They’re just pockets of fat, yet somehow, boobs have become synonymous with femininity. But to Samantha Paige, femininity is a feeling. After being diagnosed with BRCA1 and electing for a preventative double mastectomy, Samantha decided to forgo her implants and embrace a boob-free life.