What is the Body Positivity Movement?

The media, fashion, tabloids, advertising and a variety of other industries all pressure people, particularly women, into believing that they need to look a certain way. Everyone needs to be petite, with just the right amount of muscle to fit into and be flattered by the latest fashion trends. You’d better not look too old, […]

An excerpt from the beauty and fashion photography satire SPOOF.

Why Don’t Beauty Ads Reflect Real People?

A lot of the time, it feels like beauty advertisements are made by beautiful women for average women, as if an average woman can be nothing but a consumer. French stylist and photographer Nathalie Croquet recently put herself in front of a camera to spoof 11 advertisements from high-end beauty companies from Givenchy to Lancôme. […]

Beauty Mistakes To Leave Behind in the New Year

Although makeup is often experimental, there are some bad habits that we can develop within our regimens. These no-no’s run the gamut across the board of extremities. So here are a few of the beauty faux pas you should plan to move on from in the New Year. Break the habit of biting your nails. […]

life lessons and happiness

20 Life Lessons I’m Thankful For

In your twenties, you learn a lot about yourself in relation to the world around you. For me, my outlook on many things is challenged and constantly changing; the lessons I’ve learned have all led to my personal growth. In honor of Thanksgiving this week, here are 20 life lessons I’m thankful for: Caffeine is […]

the perks of dating

5 Perks of Dating

There are some people who say dating is fun…and then there are the rest of us who don’t find the interview-like questions, the awkward moment the bill comes, or wondering if your date will call you all that exciting. So while it may seem easier to crawl into bed and binge watch Gilmore Girls, there […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know At 23

Going through your 20’s, you’ve already been told there will be many changes. But what about those changes in just a few years; what happens from 22-25? Here are a few things you will realize later in life you probably didn’t know when you were 23. Having a partner who you are able to trust […]

10 Things You Learn on the Road to Adulthood

In your young twenties, there are many discoveries you will make along the way and epiphanies you will make. You learn things about people and things about yourself that you can carry with you throughout life. Below are 10 that have come my way so far on the road to adulthood. You can’t save someone […]