Melissa’s wedding pictures! (And my commentary)

I did not cry at Melissa’s wedding because I cried when I met the guy. I knew right away that he was the one. He was way too sane and stable for Melissa to ever let go. So I let go of Melissa, right there, when I met him. I said some bossy things, like, “You better be really reliable because that’s what she needs.” And I said things you’d never want to hear from anyone like, “You better hurry up and have kids because Melissa’s eggs are dying.” He did not say, can you shut up because I have l...
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Lucid Dream and Love Crime: The New Ex Idolo Perfumes

  Ex Idolo, the perfume brand from London that became famous with its debut perfume Thirty Three, based on 33-years old oud oil and Chinese rose, is back. The last three years, Matthew and Tatyana Zhuk spent developing two perfumes - the soft gourmand  Love Crime and the flowery-woody Lucid Dream. Love Crime was inspired by the now mostly forgotten romantic story of May Coyle and Thomas Wandl... Read full article: Lucid Dream and Love Crime: The New Ex Idolo Perfumes from Fragrantica Perfu...
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Watch One College Student's Fierce & No-Fuss Beauty Routine

BRANDED - Alcon Air Optix: Power Faces For some, it's a musky, cool scent that makes them feel invincible, or a thick, sharp cat-eye that sets off their superpowers. For full-time student and beauty blogger Lynn Kate, however? It's her full head of curls that inspires all kinds of confidence. And while she likes to keep it natural when it comes to her hair, she's not afraid to experiment with the rest of her look. As a part of our ongoing Power Faces series, Kate shares exactly how she ac...
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The Best Home Buys From Amazon's Black Friday Sale To Shop Now

Black Friday is a shopping day dedicated to holiday sales that annually take place the day after Thanksgiving. But lately, the once day-long celebration has grown into a week-long event — an event that retailers are christening, "Black Friday Week." Mega site Amazon is at the forefront of alleviating our shopping-associated stress by turning the former fierce and frenzied store holiday into a more palatable and gradual, at-home affair with a boatload of early deal drops.In addition to sales on ...
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Very Wholesome Tweets That Will Absolutely Make Your Day

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These hot & heavy parties vie for Best of GayCities 2018. Vote till you drop!

GayCities nominated the best events/parties across the globe. Check out which one you want to go to and vote for your fave.
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This Is the Exact Lipstick Shade Lupita Nyong'o Wore to the 2018 Governors Awards

In case you missed it, Lupita Nyong'o arrived at the 2018 Governors Gala in a striking stark-white, 1920s-style Tom Ford gown, but what made the look even more eye-catching was the electric purple lip she paired with it. Creating Nyong'o's lip look wasn't born from just a few sweeps of a lipstick. First, a layer of Drama Liqui-Pencil ($23) - yes, eye pencil - in Ampoule (a creamy deep purple shade) was drawn across the actress's lips as a base. Then, Rouge in Love Lipcolor ($29) in Violette Coq...
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Why Barbra Streisand's Film Career Is So Important For Women

Barbara Streisand Interview We love Barbra Streisand. What's not to love, really? Just like our voice assistant, she can seemingly do it all. She's a prodigious singer (ICYMI, her latest album Walls is out now), multi-award-winning actress, composer, author, political activist, and filmmaker. That's right: In case you forgot, she's racked up quite an impressive list of credits as a director and producer in Hollywood — but her success hasn't come without a fight.In the latest episode of El...
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These Are the Best Hair Care Gifts You Can Buy This Season

Hair care products are personal, there's no doubt that. Between the different textures, lengths, styles, washing schedules, and scent preferences, there is a lot to consider when picking out presents for your friends and family. But before you skip over the category completely and start avoiding certain aisles of your beauty supply store, we're here to tell you that giving the gift of great hair - whatever that means to you - can be simple and extremely worthwhile. From the newest in high-tech ...
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Start Studying Up On This Year's Best Black Friday Fashion Sales

The wait is finally over - America's favorite unofficial holiday has finally landed. The Friday after Thanksgiving never fails to see thousands of people in their Turkey induced comas lining outside of store fronts at 5 a.m., fingers furiously typing in credit card numbers, and bank accounts slowly depleting as retailers announce their mega mark-ups for the national sale day. Seasoned sale shoppers can expect this year to be no different.If there's one thing we've learned over the years, it's t...
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13 Ulta Beauty Launches That Were Totally Worth The Hype In 2018

The future of beauty is here — and you’re invited. Check out the rest of our 2018 Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Awards winners for a full look at the products, brands, and people that are breaking the rules and redefining beauty standards, one lipstick at a time.We're six weeks away from ending 2018, and there are still a few ambitious goals we’re considering rolling over into next year (along with the rest of our flexible spending): Marie Kondo’ing our lives, cutting out sugar, and having 10 gra...
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The Results Are In: These Are the Best Beauty Brands of 2018, According to Editors

You know how archeologists can identify up to 700 species of dinosaur just by looking at some fossils? Beauty editors have a similar skill set. . . except our medium is products. Within a year's time, we've all but seen, smelled, and swiped enough lipstick, face cream, and fragrance rollerballs to fill up the American Museum of Natural History, which means we can easily discern a standout brand from the rest - the Tyrannosaurus of the group, if you will. Still, the cosmetics industry saw some bi...
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Kylie Cosmetics Just Launched a Holiday Collection, and Holy Glitter, It's "Snow" Cute

Kylie Cosmetics just launched a new holiday collection, and it's giving us all the cozy, wintry vibes. The lineup of new products includes lipsticks, cream eye shadows, luminous highlighters, and more, and we'll be treating ourselves and our makeup-obsessed friends to the gift-worthy items. The collection launched on Nov. 19, which comes quickly after the exciting news that Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian are teaming up for another KKW Beauty and Kylie Cosmetics collab. Looks like we have a lot ...
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We Tried Maybelline's New Lipstick To See If It's Really "Made For All"

Welcome to Unfiltered, where we give our honest, no-B.S. reviews of the most buzzed-about beauty products, brands, and services on the market right now.The words "universally flattering " are all over the beauty industry lately. From highlighters to lipsticks, everyone wants to get their hands on something that will make shopping for makeup a little easier, especially in the drugstore where it's impossible to open packaging for a closer look. In a perfect world, you'd never have to throw out an...
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"Has Anyone Ever Cried Here?" Inside A 7-Hour Drag Queen Makeup Class

Four hours into an Intro to Drag Makeup class held in the basement of the Kryolan makeup store in Greenwich Village, 22-year-old Connor Martin reached his breaking point.He had been instructed to use a product called Pros-Aide, a sticky substance professional drag queens use to glue down their eyebrow hair so they can paint a more exaggerated brow on top, but it kept clumping. "I have oatmeal where my eyebrows were," Martin said, miserably. The class's teacher, professional makeup artist Derek ...
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Best Black Friday Underwear Deals You Can Start Shopping Now

I see London, I see France, I see a damn good deal on underpants. Black Friday is quickly approaching and it never fails to live up to the hype. With tons of amazing deals and discounts, most of which you can now shop directly from your phone, it's the most wonderful time of the year to stock up. But where others may be making more frivolous purchases, think about how good you’ll feel if you walk away with the most underrated Cyber Week purchase of all — new underwear.From briefs to bikinis, th...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, France, Pandora, Victoria, Intimissimi, Felina, Knix Only Hearts, NoneBlueBella Pandora Thong Black, Bluebella Gooseberry Intimates Dates, NoneIcon Undies Pumpkin Spice, Tani Victoria

Take A Peek Inside This $1,500 Apartment In NYC’s Chinatown

BRANDED - Sweet Digs: Venmo Card In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. Today, in partnership with Venmo, freelance creative Bianca Valle shows off her one-bedroom apartment located in New York City's Chinatown.It's no secret that size is a prevailing issue for most New York City apartments. But for freelance creative Bianca Valle, that’s one thing she doesn’t have to worry about. The New Yorker lives in a one-...
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We Asked A Therapist To Interpret Our Sex Dreams

Ever woken up horrified after an intense sex dream involving someone you hate in real life? Me too. Which is why I asked Refinery29 readers to send me the sex dreams that still keep them up at night — so I could speak to a dream interpreter and find out what's really going on.Before we get into the dreams themselves, it’s worth mentioning that there’s still a lot we don’t know about dreams. In one camp, we have experts claiming that they are nothing more than images randomly spat out at you fo...
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What To Get The Dude In Your Life Who Likes Music Too Much

The trick to gifting a music fanatic is giving them something that enhances their music experience, because trying to get them music they'll like is incredibly difficult. Luckily, it takes a lot of stuff to have an amazing experience listening to music. Ahead we have suggestions to make listening to and loving music better for any and all music lovers in your life. But especially the hard to shop for ones! A true music completest likes to have everything, so the deep music nerd in your life sh...
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The 9 Holiday Beauty Sets You Can Share With Your SO, If You're Feeling Generous

Whether you prefer a neutral, no-makeup look or feel your best in full glam, having a great canvas makes your look so much easier. That's why it's critical to take care of your skin. We personally love a good night in with a great movie and a face mask. This holiday season, give the gift of good skin with these adorable sets from one of our favorite brands, Kiehl's. Why do we love it so much? Well, its products are simple yet powerful, they don't irritate sensitive skin, and the packaging is oh...
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Moto + Printed Sweater for Everyday; Under $75

Moto + Printed Sweater for Everyday; Under $75 Outfit specs: Occasion: Every day Body type: Slim, athletic build Budget: Under $75 Pieces: Faux Fur Trim Moto from Forever21, $28 Octavia Printed Sweater, $17 This is an original post from The Budget Fashionista. Moto + Printed Sweater for Everyday; Under $75
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The Best Black Friday Underwear Deals You Can Start Shopping Now

I see London, I see France, I see a damn good deal on underpants. Black Friday is quickly approaching and it never fails to live up to the hype. With tons of amazing deals and discounts, most of which you can now shop directly from your phone, it's the most wonderful time of the year to stock up. But where others may be making more frivolous purchases, think about how good you’ll feel if you walk away with the most underrated Cyber Week purchase of all — new underwear.From briefs to bikinis, th...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, France, Pandora, Victoria, Intimissimi, Felina, Knix Only Hearts, NoneBlueBella Pandora Thong Black, Bluebella Gooseberry Intimates Dates, NoneIcon Undies Pumpkin Spice, Tani Victoria

A How-To Guide For Palm Reading

Illustrated by Abbie Winters. Palm reading is often dismissed as a parlor trick or a fortune-teller's cash cow. But palmistry, to use the practice's official term, is actually a very old form of divination. More personal than tarot reading or rune casting, and more variable than one's birth chart, a thorough palm reading can reveal what you've possessed within you since birth and what may lie ahead for you.Like any esoteric practice, palmistry has many different forms and can be very complic...
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10 Whacky German Idioms To Brighten Up Your Day

Although the mundane day to day routine sometimes makes us forget all about it, German is in fact way more than the apparent mother tongue of bureaucracy. Some actually use it to communicate on a daily basis – even in a joking or figurative manner. While you might have reasonable doubts about the feasibility of such venture, we’re here to introduce these 10 ingenious idioms from the German vernacular that will instantly elevate your conversational competence and make you question everything you...
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Mercury Insurance Drive Safe Challenge

I attended the Mercury Insurance Drive Safe Challenge on behalf of Mercury Insurance. All opinions are my own.  My daughter will be getting her driver’s permit in seven months and the reality of her actually getting behind the wheel is starting to sink in. I, for one, am not prepared for this transition— more so […] The post Mercury Insurance Drive Safe Challenge appeared first on Mommy Musings®.
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I Tried the Facial Device Victoria's Secret Angels Use, and My Skin Is Glowier Than Ever

If there is one thing I learned from my mom, it's the importance of skin care. I've never gone to bed without taking my makeup off; I'm always trying out new masks, getting facials, and using technology in my skin's favor. This year after attending the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, I couldn't stop thinking about how healthy the Angels' skin looked. So I decided to find out the secret behind their glow - and it was the GLOPulse ($165). The futuristic-looking device was created by skincare expe...
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Google Searches For This Moisturizer Are Up 1000% — But Does It Work?

'Tis the season for toggling between the internet's best pie recipes and Black Friday deals on your favorite device, so we weren't exactly surprised when Google reported electronics among the most searched products online this month. But among it is a more puzzling one: Dr. Brandt Do Not Age (DNA) With Dr. Brandt Time Reversing Cream, a $132 moisturizer that saw a 1000% surge in search as of late with those in D.C., New York, California, New Jersey, and Minnesota driving the spike. We’ve alread...
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