The One Straightening Brush That Actually Works On My Curls

I'm a firm believer in the "try everything at least once" rule. I've gone blonde on a whim (and dyed it back five months later), will slather just about any serum on my face (much to my dermatologist's dismay), and I've even gotten a few unplanned tattoos (sorry, mom). But one thing I've always approached with major side eye is the too-good-to-be-true straightening brush.My curl pattern is a thick 3B and getting it straight has never been a one-step process. Since I was a child, my mom used a b...
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Perfumed Horoscope April 1 - April 6

  This week we are looking at Chiron. He’s a former asteroid, former minor planet, and currently a comet. Spiritually, he brings a very exciting proposal. The basic premise is: “You got hurt? Learn from your wound.” A lot of evidence has demonstrated our potential to know what Chiron wants us to be aware of, but he is also proactive. Chiron has spent the past 7 years in Pisces, and now... Read full article: Perfumed Horoscope April 1 - April 6 from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine...
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Lanvin A Girl In Capri

A Girl In Capri is a new fragrance from the house of Lanvin that comes out in the spring of 2019. As the new "pillar" of the Lanvin house, A Girl In Capri is made to evoke the scent of sunshine, vacation, good moods and youthfulness of spirit with notes of citruses, white flowers and musk. A Girl In Capri is announced as a fragrance for a woman with a bright smile and sparkle in her eyes, for ... Read full article: Lanvin A Girl In Capri from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
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Dzintars My Charm: Elegant, Grace and Special

Latvian cosmetic brand DZINTARS has presented a new perfume collection MY CHARM which includes three fragrances: My Charm Elegant, My Charm Grace and My Charm Special. The fragrances are composed in a contemporary manner, with a dose of elegance and sophistication. *** My Charm Elegant is a woman's fragrance focused on florals and musk. The composition opens with sparkling grapefruit combi... Read full article: Dzintars My Charm: Elegant, Grace and Special from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colo...
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Ulta and Marvel Teamed Up For an Avengers Makeup Collection, and It's Out of This World

Makeup-lovers, assemble: Ulta just dropped Marvel's Avengers collection, and it's out-of-this-world affordable. The line was created to celebrate the highly anticipated release of Avengers Endgame on April 26. It includes a 15-shade eye shadow palette, superpowered lip glosses, long-lasting matte liquid lipsticks, and a four-pan highlighting palette. The products come with inspiring names like: "I've Got This," "Built For Battle," and "Fearless" to further inspire you to reach your highest drea...
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Keeping Up With The Kardashians Season 16 Premiere: The Kanye Show

Welcome to the safest, most contoured space on the Internet: A space where we can openly discuss, dissect, and indulge in the greatest show of our time, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.We're back for season 16 of KUWTK, baby, and if things feel a little different, it's because Kanye West got his hands on a few of the producers' numbers. In an interview from earlier this week with the New York Times, it was revealed that the rapper has taken a new interest in the series and will be appearing in ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Kim Kardashian, Chicago, Kanye West, House, New York Times, Khloe Kardashian, Scott Disick, North, Kardashian, Kim, Kylie Jenner, Pixar, Facetime, Kris Jenner

Ulta and Marvel Dropped an Avengers Makeup Collection, 'Cause Heroes Get Glam Too

Makeup-lovers, assemble: Ulta just dropped Marvel's Avengers collection, and it's out-of-this-world affordable. The line was created to celebrate the highly anticipated release of Avengers Endgame on April 26. It includes a 15-shade eye shadow palette, superpowered lip glosses, long-lasting matte liquid lipsticks, and a four-pan highlighting palette. The products come with inspiring names like: "I've Got This," "Built For Battle," and "Fearless" to further inspire you to reach your highest drea...
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To imagine the ‘5G’ future, revisit our recent wireless past

How will fifth-generation cellular networks affect your life? Look back at the last big wireless upgrade to get a sense of how profound that change might be.
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Happy April: Spring break ahead

Perfume PosseHappy April: Spring break ahead Happy April, dear Posse folks! Hope you all are enjoying more moderate temps, now that spring is more fully here in the Northern Hemisphere. But we’ve felt Mother Nature’s tantrums even in April, here in the South, so you never… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseHappy April: Spring break ahead
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What I’m re-Reading right now

(My affiliate links are included in this post and I may earn a few cents if purchases are made through it. See my Disclosure policy here.) I learned about this book, Disciplines of the Beautiful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A Week In Brooklyn, NY On A $48,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a freelance photographer, photo assistant, and tutor who makes $48,000 per year, and this week she spends some of it on a Coke.Occupation: Freelance Photographer, Photo Assistant, and TutorIndustry: PhotographyAge: 23Location: Brooklyn, NYIncome: ~$48...
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Wondering How The FBI Broke Operation Varsity Blues? It All Started With An L.A. Dad

It turns out Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and the 48 others charged in Operation Varsity Blues were actually scapegoats for a completely different crime.Last April, financial executive Morrie Tobin was looking to strike a plea bargain with the FBI for allegedly scamming investors out of millions of dollars, The Los Angeles Times reports. In exchange for leniency, Tobin gave federal investigators an indirect tip about the “side door” scheme wealthy parents engaged in to get their children ad...
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I Borrowed This $12 Face Lotion From My Boyfriend, and Now I Can't Live Without It

I'm Victoria Messina, and I fell victim to splurging on trendy, made-for-Instagram skincare products. Ideally, this would be the part where other millennials respond "Hi, Victoria" in unison while sitting in a circle gathered at a Trendy Skincare Packaging-aholics Anonymous meeting, but alas, that group unfortunately doesn't exist (not yet at least), and I'm just sitting here at my desk, prepared to spill the details on the lotion that saved me from overspending on beauty products simply because...
Tags: Instagram, Beauty, Skin Care, Lotion, Cetaphil, Drugstore Beauty, Beauty Review, Face Moisturizer, Hyaluronic Acid, Victoria Messina, Hi Victoria

Stop Worrying About What Others Think of You: 7 Tips for Feeling Better

When you’re feeling insecure, you typically don’t notice the hundreds of people around you who accept you just the way you are. All you notice are the few who don’t. In what way is the fear of rejection holding you back? How would your life be different if you didn’t (subconsciously) care what everyone thought about you? To answer these questions, we must understand that the vast majority of our fears and anxieties amount to one thing: Loss. We fear: Losing our youth. Losing our social statu...
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Nope, These Aren't Art Supplies! Lip Smacker Just Teamed Up With Crayola

As kids, we loved coloring with every crayon in our Crayola set (64-packs were the epitome of our cool-art-kid aesthetic) while popping on our favorite strawberry Lip Smacker. Fast-forward to 2019, and our two favorite childhood brands are teaming up for a collaboration you'll flip for. The new Lip Smacker Crayola collection features glosses and tinted lip balms that look just like the crayons and markers you love. The products include a Crayola Lip Balm Party Pack ($11) with eight fruity and c...
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PHOTOS: New museum offers rare glimpse at gay life in the 1940s, on Fire Island and beyond

The collection presents "the glamour and grit of yesteryear, with a strong dose of homoeroticism" -- sign us up!
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Beyoncé Reinvented The White Suit For Her NAACP Awards Look

White suits are truly having a moment this year and Beyoncé is getting in on the action.On Saturday night Queen Bey took home the NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year and graced the stage wearing the iconic women’s suffragette color we have seen a lot since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. But, you know, with a very Queen Bey twist.Instead of the typical pants and suit jacket combo, Bey donned a uniquely tailored, Balmain Spring 2019 couture suit gown with lots of thigh show...
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Hungry for more “RuPaul’s Drag Race”? Whet your appetite with Drag Star!

What do you get when you combine the drama of "RuPaul’s Drag Race" with the excitement of a Choose Your Own Adventure novel? ...Drag Star!
Tags: Games, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Dragaholic, Rupaul's Drag Race, Dragaholic Features, Drag, Gamers, Josh Galassi, Evan J. Peterson, Drag Star

PHOTOS: Get into the best of Queerty’s Instagram, March edition

If you don't follow @Queerty on Instagram, you're only getting half the story.
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Black and gay for the first time in Trump’s America, after a decade away

My gay black friends in the U.S. have warned me to brace myself. "No blacks" has been an American mantra forever.
Tags: Life, Race, Lifestyle, America, Racism, Homophobia, Donald Trump, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Trump, Jeremy Helligar

This real-life gay couple directed ‘Pig Hag’ to honor the female besties of gay men

Jodie is a fruit fly who is horny, a bit boozy, depressed and seething with rage. (In short, she's a lot like us.)
Tags: Entertainment, Women, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Jodie, SXSW Film, Colby Holt, Fag Hags, Sam Probst

Annie Leibovitz on the shots that made her

She captured America’s most tumultuous moments and its biggest stars. The great photographer relives her Rolling Stone years – and the time she set fire to Patti SmithAnnie Leibovitz is standing by a photograph she took of Pont Neuf in Paris. It’s a swirling panoramic shot of the famous bridge, taken when she was a student and would roam the city’s streets camera in hand. One day, with a thrill, she realised she was standing where her idol, Henri Cartier-Bresson, once stood to take his own ghost...
Tags: Art, Photography, Music, Media, Celebrity, America, Life and style, Society, World news, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Culture, US politics, Art and design, Magazines, The Rolling Stones

Tale of two cities: Frankfurt & New Orleans finally brought together by one fantastic flight

New Orleans and Frankfurt aren't sister cities. But perhaps they should be family. With vibrant nightlife, historic architecture, fine dining, both urban areas are paradise for LGBTQ visitors.
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Rant & Rave: Sharing a love of books

Readers rave about Little Libraries, hospital staff, help after accident, officer at the library, rant about noisy calls, noisy Amber Alerts, inappropriate hug, not enough blood donors, looking for free books at sale
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Settling the Case of Imam Ul Haq and Usman Khan Shinwari

Imam Ul Haq has faced it since the day he made his debut for Pakistan, while Usman Khan Shinwari has lately got some stick as well.It is not only the largely emotional fans but even well read ones and experts who have questioned the inclusion of Usman Khan in Pakistan's ODI team with comments like "he has off days when he is slaughtered by the batsmen".Well I don't remember any such day in Usman's short ODI career.In 14 ODIs, he has picked up 24 wickets at a remarkable average of 20.5, a strike ...
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‘Tangerine,’ ‘The Most Dangerous Year,’ and 8 other titles to celebrate Trans Day of Visibility

From drag balls to elementary schools, all the must-see entertainment to celebrate the transgender community.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Colette, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Man Made, Room to Grow, A Fantastic Woman, Pose, Saturday Church, Boys Don't Cry, America In Transition, The Most Dangerous Year

Quentin Lee on the challenges of casting trans characters as an Asian male director

The acclaimed director shares his experience in the ongoing talent search to cast transgender characters for his new film.
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Quentin Lee, Ad Friendly, The Searching Of Chris And Adri

How can an emotionally abusive partner break the cycle?

When you feel unable to stop yourself from hurting someone, you need to get good therapeutic care immediately, writes Carolyn Hax.
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Federal judge says a public charter school violated Equal Protection by requiring girls (and not boys) to wear skirts.

WaPo reports.Baker Mitchell, founder of the Roger Bacon Academy, which runs Charter Day School [in North Carolina]... explained in an email that the dress code, along with other policies, were meant to “preserve chivalry and respect among young women and men.” He cited societal concerns such as “teen pregnancies” and “casual sex” for the need to create a learning environment that “embodied traditional values.”...According to the decision, the skirt requirement forced girls to “pay constant atten...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Etiquette, North Carolina, Howard, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Equal Protection Clause, Sex And Education, Trump's Access Hollywood remarks, Baker Mitchell, Roger Bacon Academy, Malcolm Howard -RSB

What is a Video Game?

In 1970, the British mathematician John Conway devised a fascinating set of rules for infinite pattern generation. These rules, when enacted on a two-dimensional grid of cells, each of which is either “populated” or “unpopulated,” can produce a staggering array of algorithmically interesting “organisms.” A universe of black and white creatures that seem to spontaneous […]
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