Small Brands to Shop This Holiday Season

This has been a really hard year, and small businesses have taken on a great deal of financial strain as a result of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. One of the best things we could do...
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Gifts That are Worth the Splurge (and Who We're Getting Them For)

The very best things in life are often expensive. And though not all of us are able to drop a huge amount of our hard earned cash on each and every person on our list,...
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The Ultimate Self Care Gift Guide: Face Masks, Grooming Essentials, Cozy Things, and Beyond

This has been an incredibly stressful year, but if it has taught us anything, it is that taking care of ourselves is of the utmost importance. From eating right, exercising, and getting enough sleep, to...
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Best Gifts for The Men in Your Life

We all love the men in our lives, but let's face it—they are the hardest people to shop for. What is it about shopping for our brothers, boyfriends, husbands, and fathers that is so tricky?...
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The Best Beauty Gift Sets for the Skincare & Makeup Lover in Your Life

It's the most wonderful time of the year — especially if you are a beauty lover. When the holidays roll around, so do all of the incredible makeup, skincare, hair, and nail gift sets. But...
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Face Oils You Need (Really!)

As someone who has spent her entire tween-to-adult life trying to *avoid* face oil, the entire concept of intentionally putting oil on my face boggles me. But because Gwyneth Paltrow and legions of professional dermatologists...
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Bling! The Best Teeth Whitening Products

I don’t know about you, but my teeth are feeling a little less than Disney-princess-white under quarantine. (I think I can safely blame the red wine, TBH). To get them back into radiant shape for...
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Kiana Reeves' Swears for Sexual Wellness, Self Care, and Healthy Intimacy

Raise your hand if you've ever cried after you had an orgasm. You, my friend, are not alone! Pleasurable sex allows you to connect with yourself in ways you wouldn't be able to otherwise. Sexual wellness...
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The Perfect Red Lipsticks

Elizabeth Taylor knew the power of a perfect pout. As she famously said about getting through tough times (like...cough, 2020, cough): “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.” And when...
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Glow-Boosting Beauty Products for Winter

You know those women that just gloooow? Women like permanently pretty Gwyneth Paltrow, who claims radiance comes from jade rollers and soaking oneself in valerian root—and not bajillions in the bank? I am so not...
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Celeb Branded Beauty Products That are Actually Worth Buying

IDK about you, but I take everything celebs try to sell me with a grain of proverbial salt. Of *course* that jacket/lipstick/Porsche looks 🔥 on your airbrushed, surgery-perfected, multiple-assistanted Instagram selfie! How could it not??!! ...
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Pumpkin Spice Your Life with these Finds

I’ll admit it: I’m #basic, and proud of it. From September 1 onward, I’m essentially a walking, talking billboard for all things sugar and spice and everyyything nice. Pumpkin candles? Sure. A sprinkle of nutmeg...
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How to Make Your Littles Bilingual

There’s a reason raising bilingual kids is so popular these days: kids that can speak multiple languages are shown to have both better focus and better comprehension, thanks to all the added activity in their...
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Spook-tacular Last-Minute Halloween Costumes & Accessories

“All dressed up with no where to go” may be the mood this Halloween, but we’re dressing up, regardless. Halloween is the one night a year where we get to get a little wild with...
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Hair Accessories You'll Actually Use

Full disclosure: I do *not* have good hair. It’s verrrry flat and verrrry lifeless and can be stringier than a pasta shop if I don’t put some effort into it. And since the pandemic WFH...
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Our Favorite Skincare Products for Fall

To keep our skin glowing and healthy all year long, we need to make some tweaks to our skincare routine with the seasonal changes. That’s right: as summer’s warm weather and humidity gives way to...
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7 Products to Add to Your Bathtime Routine, Stat

Is there anything better than a warm bath or a relaxing shower at the end of a long day? We think not. If you haven't been treating your bathtime as your "me" time, perhaps you...
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The Best Waterproof Makeup That'll Withstand the Heat

Ok, I can admit it. I’ve been “that girl.” The one at the important business meeting with the eyeliner smeared nearly to her hairline. The one with concealer somehow dabbed on her otherwise pristine and...
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Sajani Amarasiri's Swears for Living a Healthy and Ethical Lifestyle

Health and wellness to me is about not being judgmental, and instead approaching it with fun and balance. I came to America 11 years ago from Sri Lanka, and my idea of health and wellness...
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The Best Exfoliating Products for Smooth Skin

No, we don’t want no scrubs (at least not the TLC kind). But face and body scrubs that will leave us fresh and glowing? We’ll try ‘em allllll. You don’t have to be Gwyneth Paltrow to...
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From Books, Beauty, to Style: 10 Things Grace Atwood Absolutely Swears By

My name is Grace Atwood and I’m the founder of The Stripe and co-host of Bad on Paper Podcast where I cover a slew of women’s lifestyle topics, but most notably books, skincare, and all...
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The Fragrances SwearBy Editors Love for Summer

Maybe it’s the masks we’re wearing — or the fact that we’re spending so much time cooped up at home —but we’ve been spritzing perfume on ourselves like 16th-century French courtiers. Elizabeth Taylor said it...
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9 Products to Keep You Cool in the Heat

The temperatures are rising, folks. And while we might be able to crank up the A/C or go for a refreshing dip in the pool, these options aren't always available. Sometimes, you need back-up, like...
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Sunscreens & Tanning Products that Will Leave You Glowy & Protected

Maybe you just feel more moviestar-esque with a glow, even if it’s faux. Or maybe you’d rather splay out by your local swimming hole and catch all the rays you can — with plenty of...
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Momfluencer Brianne Manz Swears By These Essentials for Busy Parents

I live in New York City with my husband, our three children, and our puppy Cooper. My blog Stroller In The City boasts about city living, family travel, kids fashion, and all things mommy. Over...
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