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I'm a freelance writer based on the East Coast. I've contributed to Refinery29, Bustle, Fashion Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue, xoJane, and xoVain. Email me: kelly.ann.dougher@gmail.com

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Bustle

The 20 Best Ikea Hacks For Organizing Your Closet, Makeup, And The Rest Of Your Life In 2015

With the new year comes new resolutions, and naturally many of us put “Be more organized” near the top of the list. Having makeup brushes scattered all over every surface and tripping over piles of shoes in the hallway does not bode well for a productive, peaceful 2015.  So you’ve...

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Refinery29

The 4 Beauty Brushes Every Woman Needs (& How To Use Them)

There are a million kinds of makeup brushes out there: It can be overwhelming and a little intimidating. How do you know which one to use for which product? Do you really need a brush for applying your foundation or BB cream? Do you need to invest in expensive brushes...

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FASHION Magazine

Happy Women’s Equality Day! The good, the bad and the work-in-progress | Scene | FASHION Magazine |

Today is Women’s Equality Day, and it feels pretty good to say that there’s actually a lot for women to celebrate this year. There has been a noticeable trend of strong women taking charge of their bodies, their appearances, and their stories in 2015. Seriously, everyone gets a high-five. You...

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FASHION Magazine

You’re doing the “capsule wardrobe” wrong | Fashion | FASHION Magazine |

People of the Internet, listen up: enough with your bloated versions of the “capsule” wardrobe. You keep saying that word; I don’t think it means what you think it means. So, what does it mean, then? Credit for coining the term “capsule wardrobe” goes to London boutique owner Susie Faux...

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xojane

Gillian Anderson's Wardrobe in "The Fall" Is Both Stylish and Feminist

Gillian Anderson's Wardrobe in "The Fall" Is Both S...

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Refinery29

The Best Party Hairstyles For Short Hair

The holiday season brings parties, formal events, family get-togethers, and a million other reasons to get your hair done. After all, there are so many options for party hairstyles — from intricate updos to Jessica Rabbit waves. But, there aren’t as many for women with short hair, right?...

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FASHION Magazine

Why the beauty industry’s overuse of the term anti-aging is annoying as hell | Beauty | FASHION Magazine |

A photo posted by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@officialjld) on May 4, 2014 at 5:55am PDT As a beauty writer, I get so many products that are labelled "anti-aging" and I am tired of it. I don't know who made the decision to use it as a blanket term, but somehow that's...

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xovain.com

Watch Me Shave My Head Like Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road!

A video tutorial for getting Charlize Theron's "Mad Max" look....

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Refinery29

Makeup Must-Haves For The Super-Pale Lady

Tanned skin has enjoyed popularity in our culture ever since Coco Chanel accidentally made sunbathing chic in 1923. However, with the recent increase in knowledge about sun damage and the risks therein, it’s becoming more and more fashionable to embrace your natural skin tone — just as it's...

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Bustle

15 Cape Dresses That'll Make It Acceptable To Dress Like A Superhero For Your Holiday Parties

Cape dresses have been making a splash lately, thanks to the celebrities who have been embracing this chic trend in the past few years. Gwyneth Paltrow stunned at the 2012 Oscars in a white Tom Ford cape dress; Lupita Nyong’o managed to make an off-the-shoulder cape dress an actual thing...

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Refinery29

4 Of The Most Common Scalp Issues — & How To Treat Them

It’s not hyperbole to say that everyone reading this article has had, or will have, a scalp issue or two at some point in his or her life. It's one of those you're-not-alone situations (everything from hair loss to dandruff is super common), yet it’s a topic we often don't...

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Bustle

Where To Buy Kate Spade Saturday After All The Stores Shut Down (Yep, It's Gonna Be Possible)

With the news that Kate Spade Saturday is closing (along with Kate Spade’s menswear brand Jack Spade) after only two years of business, fans of the lower-priced sister label of Kate Spade have been cycling through the five stages of grief. Denial, anger, bargaining… Wait, wait, WAIT: Back it up to...

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Daily Makeover

5 Unexpected Uses for Mascara Wands

The best beauty tools are those that multi-task. When you can use one product for several different purposes, you save both money and valuable makeup storage space. Seems like a no-brainer, right? Well, it's very likely that there's one common beauty tool that you're only using for one purpose when...