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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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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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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...

Summer sweat article
FASHION Magazine

From sweaty bangs to thigh chafing, we tackle 10 of summer’s worst beauty side effects | Beauty | FASHION Magazine |

Ah, summer: the time for swimming in the pool, trips to the beach, backyard BBQs, and short, leg-baring dresses. Unfortunately, summer is also the time for chlorinated, brittle hair that smells like a BBQ, sunburns, sweaty bangs, underboob sweat and thigh chafing. We've all suffered through the seemingly inevitable trials...

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FASHION Magazine

Your online beauty reviews might be making the world a better place | Beauty | FASHION Magazine |

Imagine shopping for beauty products before the Internet existed. You’d be pacing the aisle of the drugstore, trying to decide which mascara deserves your money. What could you use to inform your purchase? There’s your own past experience with a product, but perhaps you wanted to try something new. Maybe...

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FASHION Magazine

What does Raf Simons leaving Dior say about the fashion industry? | Fashion | FASHION Magazine |

By now, even those with only a passing interest in fashion have probably heard that Raf Simons is leaving Dior. After only three and a half years as the artistic director of the iconic French fashion house, Simons has cited a need “to focus on other interests in my life,...

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FASHION Magazine

Why snail extract is the latest It ingredient in skincare | Beauty | FASHION Magazine |

If you aren't currently putting snail extract on your face in some form or other, sorry to inform you but you're woefully behind in the skincare game. Snail extract has been rapidly gaining popularity as a powerful skincare ingredient for a few years now, although it's not exactly new. From the...

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FASHION Magazine

Kiran Gandhi ran a marathon tampon-free, but are there better ways to fight period shaming? | Health | FASHION Magazine |

First off, I applaud Kiran Gandhi’s decision to run the London Marathon without a tampon. Her reasoning made sense: it would have been uncomfortable to run with a tampon in, and she could use the opportunity to raise awareness about women without access to sanitary care and fight the stigma...

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FASHION Magazine

The best beauty products to use when your anxiety is taking over | Beauty | FASHION Magazine |

In a perfect world, every woman would get plenty of sleep every night, treat her body with gentle TLC, and spend each weekend in a relaxing spa. Unfortunately we live in the real world, and stressors and anxiety triggers are everywhere. It’s pretty much impossible to avoid stress, whether it’s...

Summer sweat article
FASHION Magazine

From sweaty bangs to thigh chafing, we tackle 10 of summer’s worst beauty side effects | Beauty | FASHION Magazine | - Part 7

Ah, summer: the time for swimming in the pool, trips to the beach, backyard BBQs, and short, leg-baring dresses. Unfortunately, summer is also the time for chlorinated, brittle hair that smells like a BBQ, sunburns, sweaty bangs, underboob sweat and thigh chafing. We've all suffered through the seemingly inevitable trials...

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FASHION Magazine

The worst beauty DIYs we’ve ever heard of (and why you should stay away from them) | Beauty | FASHION Magazine |

As a beauty writer, nothing irritates me more these days than the booming popularity of beauty DIYs. It’s not that I'm judging anyone for trying to save some money (hey, I’m on a budget too) or that I’m too lazy (okay fine, it’s partly that). I’ve had more than my...

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FASHION Magazine

How to survive Mercury retrograde: 10 brilliant beauty cures to help you pull through | Beauty | FASHION Magazine |

Let me guess: you’re having a bad day. Maybe you got a run in your brand-new pair of tights on the way to work, or you spilled coffee down your white blouse, or suddenly every piece of technology you own is turning against you. How did I know? Because it’s...

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FASHION Magazine

The Internet (and yes, Kim Kardashian) has ushered in the golden age of beauty | Beauty | FASHION Magazine |

A photo posted by Mario Dedivanovic (@makeupbymario) on Aug 1, 2015 at 2:33pm PDT A revolution of sorts has been taking place in the beauty industry over the past few years. Once relegated to behind-the-scenes action (whether in an average woman’s bathroom or in a celebrity’s dressing room), the rituals...

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FASHION Magazine

How to shop ethically: 10 tips for reducing your fashion footprint, now! | Fashion | FASHION Magazine |

Nothing is more disheartening for a fashion lover than to realize that their passion for clothes might have a negative impact on the rest of the world. Even casual shoppers are contributing to the problem more than they may think. The problem, to be specific, is fast fashion. By now...

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FASHION Magazine

A look back at all the genius ways David Bowie transcended beauty norms | Beauty | FASHION Magazine |

While we were lucky enough to have David Bowie here with us, he managed to cycle through countless reinventions when it came to his music, his persona, and his style. Bowie inspired countless people in so many different ways, but especially those who saw themselves as different, as outcasts, as...