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I Lasered My Face in the Name of Beauty

Hailing from LA, Skin Laundry has been likened to the ‘Drybar of Facials’, serving up facials quicker than a sweetgreen line. There is only one facial on the menu, the Laser Facial, which is supposedly safe for all skin types. Game to try anything once, I visited the TriBeCa shop for a lunchtime facial.
Lush Cosmetics Wants You To Get Naked

Lush Cosmetics Wants You To Get Naked

You probably know Lush Cosmetics for two things: their glitter-filled bath bombs, and their love for the Earth and everything within it. The brand has been at the helm of ethical beauty for over 20 years, and they’re pushing a major wave of eco and social consciousness into the mainstream beauty industry.
Jump Rope, the Take-Anywhere Cardio

Jump Rope, the Take-Anywhere Cardio

We all do cardio for different reasons, whether it’s to burn off that second er… third glass of wine, or a way for you to checkout from a busy day and check-in with yourself. Cardio is not always an easy task to get excited over, but at the same time, you’ll never regret it afterwards. If you’re in store for a more enticing-seeming push into your cardio fix, try the age-old classic, jump rope.Jump rope  is a great use for metabolic training and gets your heart rate up quickly. The rebounding ...
bags under eyes, Home Remedies for Dark Circles and Bags Under Eye Treatments

How to Finally Get Rid of Those Pesky Under-Eye Bags

I have no idea who coined the term “bags” as a catchall for eye puffiness and dark circles, but boy are they prevalent. Most of us suffer from occasional bags, whether from genetic, environmental or lifestyle causes. The under eye area is the thinnest of skin, about .5mm thick compared to the 2mm normal fare we are sporting on the rest of our body. And as we age, the skin loses its ability to regenerate and becomes thinner. Double whammy. Bags under eyes are largely genetic, and also very much t ...
The Natural Fask Mask That Gave Me Major Hydration 1

The Natural Fask Mask That Gave Me Major Hydration

I’m alarmingly unafraid of chemicals on my face and a bit dubious of granola health store, all-natural claims for beauty remedies. So when Manuka Honey landed on my desk, I sneezed at it having any real benefits. Still never one to pass up a beauty experiment, I gave it a very messy whirl and I’m hooked.
sunscreen, Your Face Called, it Wants You to Read This

Your Face Called, it Wants You to Read This

For fellow boneheads, not wearing sunscreen is the equivalent of asking to look like a dressed down Melisandre, and if you listen close enough, you can hear a collective uproar from the army of dutiful potions and serums screaming for protection.
Sitali is This One Trick Is How We’re Surviving the Heat This Summer

This One Trick Is How We’re Surviving the Heat This Summer

Stress, heat, and sweat in New York in the summer are a real thing, and this week, it’s more real than ever. But worry not, there’s actually a breathing technique called sitali that cools the body down.   Sitali breathing can calms the nervous system, reduces agitation, fatigue, anger, and anxiety. It can even calm hunger and thirst as well as reduce bad breath, fevers, and high blood pressure. When we become overheated, emotionally and physically, the mind cannot think straight and we c ...
soapwalla, Skincare & Acceptance: A Match Made in Soapwalla’s Kitchen

Skincare & Acceptance: A Match Made in Soapwalla’s Kitchen

When it comes to standing up for what she believes in, Rachel Winard does not just “talk the talk.” And that goes for everything: from well-made, natural skincare, all the way to social issues of acceptance and equality. Through her brand Soapwalla, Rachel makes her beliefs a reality.
shaving, The Lazy Girl's Guide to Smooth Legs 1

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Smooth Legs

Like most of my friends, winter permits me sporting a nice fuzzy buffer of leg-hair until the uncomfortable prickles against jeans sensation overtakes the smug joy of laziness. The blistering heat of summer requires a pronounced step up of the shaving game.
How to Get a Perfectly Beat Face, as Told by The Drag Queens Who Do it Best

How to Get a Perfectly Beat Face, as Told by The Drag Queens Who Do it Best

Anyone who's anyone knows that you need a good beat face to get anything done these days. You know, a makeup look that's so full of power and awe that you just look truly stunning. So we searched high and low to find the best teachers to show us how to get that beat look done right. And who better than drag queens Saint the Sinner and Nicky Ottav?Saint and Nicky let us into their boudoir to share their secrets of looking good, being fierce, and perfecting their beat face.Head of Video: T ...
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 ...