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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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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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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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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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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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13 Beauty Brands That Combine Makeup & Skin Care

No-makeup makeup was one of the biggest beauty trends of 2014, and it’s not going anywhere soon. So, of course, there’s a huge demand for cosmetics that make your skin look effortlessly flawless. Unfortunately, the results aren’t always easy to achieve. Proper skin care plays an important...

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Why I Love Gimmicky Makeup

My first foray into the world of makeup was when I was a pre-teen shopping at CVS with my grandmother. Self-conscious about my acne, I convinced her to buy me some foundation. I left the drugstore excited, expecting a brand-new, flawless face. Instead, I was disappointed to end up with my...

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Read This Before You Get A Pixie Cut

Getting a pixie cut is probably one of the most daring changes you can make with your hair (short of buzzing it all off), because once it’s done, it’s done. If you don’t like it, all you can do is put on a hat and wait several months for it...

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Glam Up Your Beauty Look With Gold Leaf

With the holidays and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, everyone and their mother is breaking out the red lipstick and smoky eyeshadow as their go-to festive look. Now, there’s nothing wrong with red lips and a smoky eye, but if you’re looking to stand out this year, we have something...

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The Secret To Never Wasting Money On A Beauty Product Again

We’ve all been there: You take your hard-earned paycheck to Sephora, excited to splurge on a fancy new moisturizer that promises to rejuvenate your skin or an expensive lipstick that looks gorgeous in the tube. Then, you get home, and — the horror! — it’s all wrong. Sometimes, your new...

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Halloween Costumes You Don't Need to Buy a Wig For

Are you scrambling for last-minute Halloween-costume ideas? Of course, you could whip up something in a pinch with clothes and makeup you already have lying around the house. But, it’s the hair that makes or breaks a look. Because, you need the long, blonde locks to be Cher from Clueless,...

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The Most Unexpected Source For Top Beauty Buys

Think hard: Where was the most unexpected place you’ve found awesome beauty products? When we say "place," of course, we don't mean the bins full of cheap nail polish in the Forever 21 checkout line. We're talking about a spot that seems to have nothing in common with Sephora but...

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How To Make Your Own Face Mist

Everyone loves a good facial mist, especially in the sweltering summer heat. They're refreshing, soothing, and deliver benefits to your skin all while imparting a dewy glow. However, I personally refuse to drop my hard-earned cash on expensive face mists when I can just as easily make my own....

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Choose Your Own Adventure: SPF

While our parents may have been able to plead ignorance about sunscreen best practices, thanks to a wealth of readily available information, we all know the golden rules of SPF. As dermatologist Dr. Marc Levin of Advanced Dermatology Associates in NYC reminds us, “It’s best to just try to stay...

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Beauty For Beginners: A Cheat Sheet

Are you a complete newbie when it comes to makeup? Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. This is a judge-free zone where you can learn about tips and products that will help get you started on the beauty basics. Many people struggle to know where to begin when it...

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Why You Should Get A Buzz Cut This Summer

I've been happily sporting different variations of a pixie cut for the past five years, but I wanted to try something different this summer. My hair has already been every possible length and color, including an undercut and platinum blonde, so I felt the need to do something brand-new —...