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Finding your perfect concealer is a lot like falling in love. Once you've found The One, you start to feel incomplete without it, and you're pretty sure you'll never part ways. Lucky for you, 2019 is going to be packed with romance because the year is already producing some dynamite cover-ups. Brands like Fenty, Huda Beauty, Josie Maran, and more have created creamy, full-coverage concealers so you can make your blemishes and dark circles completely disappear while letting the rest of your skin shine through.

They're so good, we dare you to skip foundation.

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Forget Brushes - Here's How to Clean Makeup Sponges https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/How-Clean-Makeup-Sponges-45685260

By now, we hope you know the importance of keeping your brushes clean, but there may be a tool that you're forgetting also needs washing: your makeup sponge.

Sponges can blend liquid products like nothing else and are awesome for baking your base makeup, but when your tool is looking a little grungy, it's time to commit to cleaning it. While you should be cleaning your sponge after every use, we won't tell if you get lazy. Just make sure you eventually get to the sponge laundry at some point with one of the best methods, ahead.

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Kristin Ess's New Milk Oil Works Wonders on My Dry, Itchy Scalp https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Kristin-Ess-Hair-Milk-Oil-Review-45681339

My scalp is temperamental. On some days, it feels perfectly fine, while on others - especially in the colder months - it feels uncomfortably tight. Lately, when I've felt my scalp start to act up, I've been reaching for the new Anytime Anywhere Scalp and Hair Milk Oil ($14) from hairstylist Kristin Ess.

When I first got my hands on it, I immediately shook up the bi-phase formula of hydrating avocado, olive, jojoba, and castor oils and skin-softening vitamin B5 and applied it directly to my scalp with the dropper. As I massaged the liquid in, in seconds, I noticed that my scalp felt less itchy and that the milk-oil blend didn't leave my hair greasy like I had expected it to. I then dispensed one dropper-full of the liquid into my hands and rubbed it into my ends. It defined my medium-coarse waves without being too heavy.

Now I rely on Kristin Ess's new milk oil to calm my scalp - every time and every place. See Kristen Ess's most soothing creation ahead.

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The Best Under-$16 Hair Products Hitting Target This Month https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/221891/target-hair-products-winter-2019?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

If you want to shop at Target — and stay on budget! — then you need a strategy: written lists, Cartwheel discounts, hell, maybe even a map of the store (so as not to be diverted by whatever Joanna Gaines just launched). We get it, you're only human and distractions happen. More often than not, they come from the giant trap expertly placed just a few feet from the registers: the beauty section.

Walking by Target's beauty offerings is overwhelming at best. From shaving cream to acne-fighting face masks, you're bound to browse off course. And in case you do, we recommend starting in the hair aisle first. January is when the biggest brands, including Garnier, Aveeno, and Tresemmé, roll out the most exciting launches of the year. In other words, it's prime time to revamp your haircare routine to include a new clarifying shampoo or weekly scalp scrub. Even better: Not one product will cost you more than $20. How can you resist?

Keeping clicking to check out the 18 best new hair products hitting Target right now.

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Dandruff is that one hair problem most of us struggle with, but rarely talk about — or really know how to fix. But ditching the white flakes for good isn't as hard as you think, especially when you have a solid anti-dandruff shampoo in your shower. L'Oréal's latest formula to hit Target shelves is free of harsh sulfates and formulated with 1% pyrithione zinc to rebalance your scalp and keep your black sweaters flake-free.


L'Oreal Paris EverFresh Sulfate-Free Antidandruff Shampoo, $5.99, available at Target

Hairspray is notoriously smelly — and not in a good way. L'Oréal is trying to solve that problem, starting by offering its cult (and distinctly flowery) Elnett spray in an unscented version at Target.


L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hair Spray, $11.19, available at Target

Jen Atkin's Ouai may have started the foaming dry shampoo trend, but Dove is making it cheap. If you feel like your second-day hair is flat and greasy — even with a spritz of regular dry shampoo — try this volumizing and oil-soaking foam.


Dove Foam Dry Shampoo, $4.99, available at Target

Leave-in conditioner isn't just for children with tangled hair. In fact, it's more helpful for adults who have put their healthy hair through the ringer with years of hot tools and hair dye. Luckily, there's this no-rinse, coconut oil-based formula to save the day.


The Good Stuff Intensive Nourishment Cream No-rinse Conditioner, $7.99, available at Target

You've swapped your entire skin routine, splurged on a humidifier, and booked a facial. But what are you doing to relieve your dry winter hair? This ginger and honey-infused shampoo is the best place to start.


Garnier Whole Blends Ginger Recovery Strengthening Shampoo, $5.49, available at Target

Want your hair to be softer the second you step out of the shower? This hydrating formula locks in moisture, helping revive brittle and dehydrated ends in just one use.


Tresemmé Ultimate Hydration with Moisture Complex Shampoo, $4.99, available at Target

Finally, a frizz-fighting hairspray that will leave your curls happy, not crunchy.


Tresemmé Compressed Micro Mist Curl Hold Hair Spray, $4.99, available at Target

Root touch-up products don't have to be complicated. In fact, this color-depositing comb makes it easy for beginners who'd prefer to skip the salon (and the $300 bill).


L'Oreal Paris Root Rescue Permanent Hair Color, $5.99, available at Target

When you have dull hair, you know it. This shine-enhancing shampoo, with moisturizing coconut oil, is like a highlighter for lackluster strands.


Love Beauty and Planet Indian Lilac and Clove Leaf Positively Shine Shampoo, $6.99, available at Target

Trying to grow out your platinum hair? This turmeric shampoo adds vibrancy to fresh color and protects hair from potential breakage.


Love Beauty and Planet Turmeric and Tonka Essence Prevent and Preserve Conditi, $6.99, available at Target

Turns out oat milk isn't just creamy and delicious in your coffee, but also soothing on your scalp.


Aveeno Scalp Soothing Oat Milk Blend Shampoo, $6.99, available at Target

You might dread taking your morning shot of the stuff, but apple cider vinegar is the one ingredient your hair routine is actually begging for. Since it rebalances the scalp — freeing it of product build-up and dirt — it simultaneously adds lift and volume to droopy hair.


Aveeno Apple Cider Vinegar Blend Shampoo, $6.99, available at Target

Normally, covering up your grays means wasting half of your Saturday afternoon by the sink — but not anymore. This at-home hair dye hides roots in five minutes by turning what's usually a multi-step process into one ready-to-use bottle.


Revlon Permanent Root Erase Dark Brown Hair Color, $9.99, available at Target

Even if you've got a shelf of intensive deep conditioners in your shower, we're betting you'll ditch them all for this conditioning cocktail that uses aloe to nourish and argan oil to de-frizz curls.


Camille Rose Lavender Quench Deep Conditioner, $15.99, available at Target

It's easy to forget that your scalp is just skin, which means it gets as easily clogged with oil and dirt as the pores on your face. Counteract the congestion with a weekly scalp scrub that gently exfoliates away build-up and dandruff.


Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub, $14, available at Target

This curl-defining butter, infused with moisturizing coconut oil, might just change our winter wash-and-go routines.


Carol's Daughter Coco Crème Coil Enhancing Moisture Butter, $10, available at Target

Fine hair is often victim to sticky roots from heavy-duty volumizers. Luckily, this rose water spray is lightweight enough that a whole head of product won't drag down your hair.


Carol's Daughter Cactus Rose Water Volume Spray, $11, available at Target

Avocado is as good as people say it is for dehydrated hair (and skin, for the record). Still, in case you just ate your last avocado for lunch, try this far less messy miracle oil instead.


Aussie Miracle Moist Intense Hydrating Oil, $4.99, available at Target

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It's Time To Start Taking Baths Like A Grown-Up https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-bubble-bath?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

There's only one reason to post a photo of a body of water — be it an ocean at sunset, a pool full of unicorn floats, or a bubbling bathtub — and that is to show that you are relaxing better than everyone else. What doesn't convey that you're having the most well-deserved and stylish pamper sesh of all time? Black grout between tiles, murky water, Summer's Eve wash in the corner...

Ahead, the products you need to convince your friends you're soaking in a tub far fancier than the one in your pre-war studio. As for faking that infinity pool shot at the Holiday Inn, you're on your own.

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Experts suggest you unplug from social media if you're feeling anxious, and you totally should — but only after you pour a cup of these stress-reducing salts into your marble tub, snap a pic, and archive it on Instagram for later.


Susanne Kaufmann St. John’s Wort Bath, $67, available at Violet Grey

If you still associate soap-on-a-rope with prison, then you probably also think loofahs are innocent little cleansing puffs. I'm here to tell you they're mesh mold havens — and rope soap can be chic as hell. Take this handcrafted Hammam bar out of Lebanon: It's made with rich butters and potent essential oils, like Balsam of Peru, patchouli, geranium, and orange, for a deep clean that leaves your skin soft and naturally perfumed. (And makes your bathroom look like it's in the Taj Mahal.)


Senteurs d'Orient Amber Hammam Soap, $36, available at Senteurs d'Orient

The Dead Sea salt crystals in this jar do more than just look really pretty next to the lavender buds and rose petals — they soothe sore desk neck and achy Spin class muscles as well as Bengay, but without the stench. Perch a glass of Pinot Noir on the corner of the tub and you've got yourself a nice little #bathgoals pic.


Among The Flowers Soothing Bath Tea, $12, available at Among The Flowers

Not only does your flimsy plastic razor look bad, it rusts, leaves your bikini line with red bumps, and lasts no longer than a carton of milk. Ditch it and invest in a metal safety razor. The price might make you flinch at first, but know this: You won't ever have to replace it. Like, never in your entire life.


Oui Shave The Rose Gold Single-Blade Razor, $75, available at Oui Shave

And if you give a girl a fancy razor, she's gonna want a fancy shaving cream to go with it... which is where this cult French brand comes in. It's fitting that Good and Evil are duking it out on the packaging, because the angel on your shoulder is going to be whispering, "But it's $40!" while the devil is asking, "But do you want to have the coolest bathroom in the world or what?"


Buly 1803 Crème Pogonotomienne Shaving Cream, $44, available at Net-A-Porter

Not a regular body scrub, but a sexy body scrub, this features Tatcha's signature indigo (hence the blue color), black sugar from Okinawa, and nutrient-rich camellia oil. It'll make your leg in your casual leg-sticking-out-of-tub-to-show-off-pedicure Insta look crazy silky smooth.


Tatcha Indigo Smoothing Black Sugar Body Gommage, $74, available at Barneys New York

The whole rose petals on the bed look is so cliché. If you want to hint to your followers that you're about to get engaged on your romantic weekend away, smooth this decadent bar across your skin and snap a Boomerang as the rose petals spread through the water.


Lush Ro's Argan Gourmet Soap, $15.95, available at Lush

The only thing better than a body oil that doesn't leave slick streaks on the leather of your Uber seat is one that also has notes of citrus, ylang ylang, coconut, and musk to make you smell like the type of person who flies to islands in private planes.


Maison Margiela ’REPLICA’ Beach Walk Dry Body Oil, $126, available at Sephora

Taking a bath is an indulgent, water-wasting act, so if you're going to do it, do it right. Carve out the time, pour the wine, throw your iPhone off a cliff, and then light a damn candle.


Bath & Body Works White Barn Sea Salt & Sandalwood 3-Wick Candle, $24.5, available at Bath & Body Works

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11 Latinx-Owned Beauty Brands To Support Right Now https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/latinx-beauty-brands?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

There's been a wave of international influence on the American beauty market in the last few years. From K-beauty skin care to French-girl makeup, brands from all over the world have been appearing in our favorite U.S. stores, consuming our Instagram feeds, and inspiring new beauty trends. And as unique beauty communities get more attention in the beauty aisle, we're seeing an uptick in brands owned by Latinx men and women.

The Latinx community prides itself in having a strong connection to la belleza. And it has given birth to some of the most talented makeup and hair artists and created some of the best beauty hacks. But before now, the Latinx consumer hasn't been fully represented in the beauty space — whether it be in foundation shades or curly hair products — which is why some entrepreneurs took it upon themselves to create new brands that speak directly to their specific needs and culture.

In the recent months, the Latinx consumer is finally getting some much-needed time in the spotlight. From curly hair products to fragrances inspired by Mexico, these are the Latinx-owned beauty brands you should support right now.

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Cuban-born makeup artist Gabriela Trujillo wants her followers to remember that "there's beauty and inspiration in your very own roots." It's that same concept that inspired the name of her brand, Alamar, which means "stay close to the sea" in Spanish. After fleeing Cuba to America with her family, Trujillo learned the value of staying true to your roots — even as you adapt and evolve. Her roots are front and center in the tropical influence (vibrant colors, palm leaves...) and Spanish product names in her line, which includes brushes and eyeshadow palettes.


Alamar Cosmetics The Ojitos Brush Trio Vol. 2, $18, available at Alamar Cosmetics

After realizing that there was an untapped market in the beauty industry for affordable, high-quality makeup catering to Latinas, Ralph Mandil decided to do something about it. He founded CAI Para Mi, a cosmetics brand offering everything from foundation to liquid eyeshadow formulated with olive, yellow, and brown undertones in mind. The products are available now on the brand's website, but will be available in Target as of February 2019.


CAI Para Mi Liquid Eye Shadow Cocoa, $8, available at Amazon

Christina Kelmon had two priorities when creating her makeup line: luxury and safe ingredients. That's exactly what the Latina entrepreneur delivered with her beauty brand Belle en Argent, which pairs clean and cruelty-free products with art-meets-deco packaging. She didn't stop there; a portion of the brand's sales goes to The BEAMuse Project, a program "committed to the advancement of women who write, photograph, film, act, direct, and produce."


Belle en Argent Doing It All Auteur Matte Lip Color, $32, available at Belle en Argent

Reina Rebelde is a makeup line inspired by the telenovelas Regina Merson watched growing up in Mexico. Everything about the line touches back to her cultural background, from the rose-covered packaging to the vibrant colors and even the product names, like Azteca. The brand is currently sold at Target and has a variety of products, including lip colors, eyeshadow palettes, and eyeliner.


Reina Rebelde Reina Rebelde Lip Brilliance , $12.99, available at Target

You can take a perfumer out of Mexico City, but you can't take Mexico City out of the perfumer. Master perfumer Rodrio Flores-Roux's newest perfume is an ode to his native Mexico — not just with a Spanish name but with the citrus and floral notes, a combination that he finds to be as vibrant as the colorful city he was born in.


Flores Perfumer's Edition Flores, $52, available at Jafra

Mia Del Mar is a brand that aims to change the "lack of authentic representation for Latinas in the American beauty mainstream," according to the brand website. Don't mistake it for just a beauty brand though. Mia Del Mar has cultivated an active community with empowering, fun, and culturally relevant content on Instagram. Right now, the brand only has one product: a night cream that comes in gorgeous lavender packaging and has hydrating ingredients that will give you smooth skin by morning.


Mia Del Mar Overnight Miracle Glow Night Cream, $54, available at Mia Del Mar

Former talk show host Bianca de la Garza knows a lot about makeup and skin care (thanks to hours sitting in a makeup chair before going on air). Now, she has her own beauty brand called Bianca de la Garza Beauty. The first product is the serum that follows her mission of "skin care meets makeup." It's got a slight tint for coverage (with three shade options), leaves skin with a glowing finish, and fights hyperpigmentation.


BDG Beauty In Glo We Trust Illuminating Serum, $58, available at BDG Beauty

Makeup brand Araceli Beauty was the brainchild of licensed cosmetologist Araceli Ledesma, who wanted to bring her Hispanic heritage to the beauty market at an affordable price. Ledsema launched her company on Mexican Independence Day (September 16) with an array of products in colorful packaging. The collection includes everything from an eye palette, brushes, and false eyelashes.


Araceli Beauty Jalisco Eyes Palette, $28, available at Araceli Beauty

As beauty lovers, Joanna Rosario and Leslie Valdivia never felt like they saw themselves in the products they were purchasing, and so they came together to create Vive Cosmetics, a brand that's centered around "Beauty con cultura " (Beauty with culture).

"I have never felt truly represented by any brand out there. This brand is made by Latina women for our Latinx community," says Rosario on the brand website. Where the Latina influence shines is in the product names, like this highlighter duo with shades Reina and Diosa.


Vive Cosmetics Luz & Glow Highlighter Duo, $21, available at Vive Cosmetics

Cuban celebrity hairstylist Orlando Pita, who has been in the industry for decades, has always been passionate about diversity and natural textures. That's why it only made sense for him to create an inclusive line when bringing a hair collection to life. His award-winning product line — that has everything from conditioning masks, leave-in concentrates, and tinted dry shampoos — was made with many different hair types in mind.


Orlando Pita The Gloss Up, $26, available at Orlando Pita Play

After learning to embrace her curls, Julissa Prado set out to find hair products that were inclusive of all hair textures, from transitioning to coils. When she couldn't find what she was looking for, she set her mind to creating her own brand. That's how Rizos Curls was born. The line has detangling sprays, defining creams, shampoo, and conditioners. On top of all that, she's created a community for curly girls on Instagram with over 60k followers.


Rizos Curls The Rizos Curls System Trio, $45, available at Rizos Curls

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Yes, Madelaine Petsch's Red Hair Is Real — & Here's How She Maintains It https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/221713/madelaine-petsch-red-hair-riverdale?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

Madelaine Petsch is largely known to her fans as Cheryl Blossom, the high-school mean girl turned Southside Serpent on Riverdale. But as we've learned with her co-stars, Camila Mendes (who plays Veronica Lodge) and Lili Reinhart (who plays Betty Cooper), Petsch is not her character. In fact, the only thing the two share is their red hair color.

Petsch's fiery red hair color is almost as important to Cheryl Blossom's mainframe as her quick comebacks and archery skills. In fact, when the show first aired two years ago, early fans rushed to the internet to find out if Petsch's vibrant color was, in fact, real. Turns out, it is.

"My hair is very much real," she told Flare in 2017. "If I dyed my hair, my mother would actually disown me." Despite the fact that we've known the truth for awhile now, it hasn't stopped us from wanting to know more about Petsch's now-famous, signature look. So, we tracked down her go-to hairstylist, Marc Mena, to get the details — and he told us everything.

Check out Mena's favorite products, learn how he keeps Petsch's look different from Cheryl's, and discover the haircut he hopes she gets when Riverdale ends, ahead.

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One-Of-A-Kind Fantasy
"I started working with Madelaine about two years ago during her first Upfronts for Riverdale in New York. Hers is one of the most beautiful manes I’ve ever worked with. It's so vibrant from root to ends — it’s like fantasy hair, which I don’t see very often.

"As a client, she is so open to trying new things and different styles. I loved the first look I did for her [at Upfronts] when I wove two braids together to make one. It was a fresh, a modern twist on the traditional French braid. And not only is she a great client, but she’s become a great friend."

Redhead Requirements

"Since there aren't that many redheads [I work with], I haven't always stocked my kit with red hair-specific products. Instead, I've tried to find products that work for Madelaine. I typically recommend that she use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to prevent dulling and keep her color vibrant. I'm a fan of the Aveda red-hair shampoo and conditioner. I also love the Oribe pre-shampoo mask, which is great for her because it deep conditions hair without weighing it down."

Editor's Note: Aveda's Madder Root red hair shampoo is no longer available.

Post- Riverdale Bangs
"We always try to steer clear of styling Madelaine like her on-screen character [Cheryl Blossom]. She has a personality and style that's completely opposite of Cheryl's, so we let that speak for itself. Although, I did just cut her hair in a way that will work with her character's signature look and with her own personality. I decided to go with a Brigitte Bardot vibe and add more movement.

"Eventually, when she isn’t playing Cheryl [anymore], I would love to do a bang on her. I think it would be a super-dramatic shift without messing with the length of her hair, but even then, I would never touch her [hair] color. You couldn’t pay me to do it! Natural redheads are rare, and I think that every tone of red is beautiful, so [I] don't mess with perfection [by using glosses or toners]."

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9 Beauty Gifts For Your Valentine Under $20 That Are Better Than Dinner and a Movie https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Cheap-Valentine-Day-Beauty-Gifts-2019-45684117

Boxes of artisan chocolates, mountains of roses, dinner reservations at your city's finest restaurant - scrap those Valentine's Day gift ideas. Making the holiday memorable doesn't necessarily have to break the bank, and we're here to prove it. From a lipstick that leaves lips silky soft to a massage tool that ensures blissful evenings ahead, see our favorite Valentine's Day beauty gifts under $20.

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The One Product Every Eyeliner Novice Should Be Using https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-gel-eyeliner?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

Eyeliner is wonderful — there's nothing like a bold graphic line or subtle cat-eye flick to make any look pop — but applying eyeliner is a different story altogether. Unless you've mastered the craft (and more power to you), drawing lines on the lids can get dicey, a struggle that ends with you looking like you fell asleep with a Sharpie in your hand. But what if we told you that there are options out there that are actually ideal for beginners... and you might even have had them in your makeup bag this entire time?

Potted gel liners aren't just for fine-arts majors; in fact, they're deceptively easy to use. "The great thing about gel liner is that you can use the formula with any type of brush, and it’s easier to control because you have time before it dries down," says Cassandra Garcia, lead editorial makeup artist for Bobbi Brown. "You can also easily layer it, and if you make a mistake you can use your finger to blend and create an easy smokey eye."

So, if you're still at beginner level (like 80% of the eyeliner-wearing world) or just want to take a break from liquid formulas, it might be time to add a gel to your routine. Ahead, we round up the best gel eyeliners to help you fake it 'til you make it as a liner pro. No worries — your secret's safe with us.

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This product doesn't have "drama" in its name for nothing: You can expect bold, inky pigment that promises to stay in place for up to 24 hours, just in case your plans take you somewhere unexpected.


Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, $9.99, available at Ulta Beauty

This award-winning formula has had an obsessive following for decades, and for good reason: The intense pigment and long-wear formula will hold up through a day by the pool or an sweaty cardio workout (or both).


Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, $27, available at Sephora

Unlike most other types of liner, gels are easy to work with when creating different looks — one of the things Garcia loves most about the format. "You can create such a lovely crisp line or smudge it out for a diffused look," she says. This perennial favorite formula blends out like a dream for an impactful smokey effect.


Stila Smudge Pot, $20, available at

If you're looking to add some color to your life, this creamy, waterproof 12-hour formula comes in gold, eggplant, and ultramarine blue.


Morphe Gel Liner, $9, available at Ulta Beauty

The mineral pigments in this gel give it major color payoff, especially in unexpected shades like rose gold and merlot. You can easily dab the formula onto your lid or draw on a line with your brush — the possibilities are endless.


Tarte Clay Pot Waterproof Shadow Liner - Rose Gold, $21, available at DermStore

If inky black feels a little too harsh for you, opt for a rich brown painted close to the lash line — the effect is understated, but makes eyes look perfectly defined.


Beauty Bakerie Cioccolato GELato Gel Eyeliner, $16, available at Beauty Bakerie

The only thing smoother than gel is gel cushion, a formula that transfers from pot to brush via sponge and goes on silky smooth to ensure there's zero tugging.


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Everything You Need To Know About Influencer Caroline Calloway & Her Disastrous $165 Mason Jar Meet-Up https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/221909/caroline-calloway-instagram-influencer-disaster-tour-explained?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

When Caroline Calloway, a 27-year-old Instagram influencer and writer, abruptly cancelled her tour of creativity workshops scheduled across America, all eyes were watching. Her lofty endeavors had gained notoriety on Twitter after writer Kayleigh Donaldson began documenting what she felt were Calloway's ill-advised attempts to throw together a multi-city tour that promised teachings, lunch, care packages, and personalized letters for every attendee.

"This woman is a blatant scammer who's now organizing a WORLDWIDE TOUR with this 'workshop' she admits she wrote in one day, I think it's categorical bullshit that nobody is talking about & that we glorify this 'influencer' nonsense," Donaldson tweeted. She later expanded in her own piece on the saga.

It wasn't long before Calloway found Donaldson's Twitter thread and ultimately cancelled her remaining dates, saying the criticism was "really valid" and ceded that "preparation was inadequate" and the event did not live up to what people had paid $165 (plus fees) for.

That Instagram influencer I occasionally check in on because she's The Worst is now charging $165 for a 4 hour "seminar" on how to be yourself. pic.twitter.com/zLvBFn9dPI

— Kayleigh Donaldson (@Ceilidhann) December 20, 2018

In its wake, voyeurs began referring to this whole experience as "Fyre Festival 2," and accused Calloway of purposefully scamming her fans into paying too much for a workshop that was never going to deliver. However, I don't see Calloway as a scammer. She's Tana Mongeau, the vlogger who wanted to throw a convention for her fans and ended up getting in way over her head, resulting in disaster.

Calloway doesn't have bad intentions, but she's no stranger to plans gone awry. Let's start at the beginning.

Who is Caroline Calloway?

She is a 27-year-old writer living in New York City.

Why do people follow her?

Her popularity began when she attended Cambridge University and documented her life on Instagram with long captions and a fairy-tale like tone that has since earned her over 830 thousand followers. It also earned her a $500,000 book deal, that she eventually pulled out of, putting her over $100 thousand in debt. Now, she makes longform Instagram Stories about her life in New York City.

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Much like Ring Pops and disposable razors, memories deteriorate with use. It’s science. According to a study by Northwestern University, every time we access a memory we tamper with it, editing the past with our feelings in the present. Or to put it like this: the only way to preserve our most precious memories is to forget them. Sometimes I worry that I’ve revisited my first weeks at Cambridge so often that the real story is too damaged to tell with accuracy—that something about the star-struck, devastated, bewildered way I felt when I arrived has been permanently paved over. I know now, for example, that Oscar and I will end up dating. We will spend Valentine’s Day in Paris and weekends at castles and untold hours of our lives watching movies on laptops. Cambridge will not always be a beautiful but hellish maze. I will, eventually, learn the street names; the college names; where to buy falafel at 3 AM (Gardies). I will even become friends with Josh after many upbeat and infrequent lunches in Manhattan. Once—and only once—Josh will say the name Oscar by mistake. “George,” I will correct him quickly. “The royal baby’s name is George.” But in the moment that this photo happened I couldn’t have imagined what was to come. And in fact, at this moment now, it’s hard for me to imagine how this photo felt. During the past week I’ve asked so many friends (spoiler alert: I make friends) what Cambridge was like at first and they all say it was a whirlwind. They cite Bambi-like awe. And sure, I get it. But when I look at this photo I see a staged kind of fun. Where is my jacket? Did I throw it out of frame, but keep the champagne? Why am I looking off into the distance? I had definitely asked for this photo to be taken. What I’m trying to say is that wonder can often run parallel to loneliness. And while the emotional sum of my first weeks at Cambridge would eventually add up to happiness, this photo was probably not the extraordinary moment it looks like. Sneaking past the porters wasn’t actually that hard. Conversation that afternoon with Oscar lulled. Things were real. And they would only get surreal-er. To Be Continued… #adventuregrams

A post shared by Caroline Calloway (@carolinecalloway) on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:00pm PST

What are these "workshops"?

Despite the failure of her book deal, Calloway still has clout for her ability to gain a social media following (at the time of publication, Calloway currently boasts 830K followers) and successfully maintain her audience. “I tried to give them really tangible skills, like setting aside time and scheduling, and being scrappy about it," she told BuzzFeed News in a recent interview. "You don’t have to wait to be in a white cube gallery to write a great novel. Like, I make a lot of my Instagram content while I’m on the elliptical.” It's stuff like this that she promised to teach at these creativity workshops, but at its core, it was just an opportunity for her and her active community of fans (she has many fan accounts dedicated to her writing, relationships, and outfits) to be in the same room.

Why were people mad?

It depends who you ask. (Calloway did not respond to Refinery29's request for comment.) Those who watched from afar first noted the steep price of $165 per ticket, but Calloway was promising a lot of perks. For instance, the four-hour event included a homemade lunch, individualized care packages and letters, homemade Orchid crowns, and a meet and greet, in addition to Calloway's teaching.

One by one, these promises fell out the window as Calloway realized just how much she was undertaking. She had, apparently, not allowed herself enough time between the initial conception of the tour and the actual scheduled ticketed events. She was unable to produce the 50-ish care packages and individualized letters in time, and cooking for that many people in her studio apartment proved unbearable — she documented such on her Insta stories. Instead, fans were given mason jars with seeds in them (not to eat, but to grow), a personalized notebook, and a crystal that turned out to be a rock. Future dates would have to settle for carrots and hummus rather than a cooked lunch. The Orchid crowns also disappeared when Calloway realized she instead needed the flower crown fund to pay photographers to take portraits at the event. (She originally wanted to hire unpaid interns before facing — there's a trend here — backlash.)

update: RE: the Caroline Calloway scam, she bought 1200 mason jars to give her fans “wildflower gardens” turns out this was an empty mason jar and some seeds. she’s traveling around with a huge suitcase of empty mason jars. these people paid $165 for AN EMPTY MASON JAR. pic.twitter.com/FS4IiDvTHG

— Catherine Britt (@catbritt) January 14, 2019

However, attendees of the two workshops Calloway did manage to host, in both New York City and Washington D.C. with about 50 attendees at each, don't feel scammed because as loyal followers of Calloway, they knew what they were getting into.

“I knew it was unplanned, and honestly never expected her to fulfill most of the bizarre promises she kept adding,” an anonymous woman told BuzzFeed News. “Caroline is a human who has genuine heart, overwhelming empathy, a preoccupation with wealth, and a shallow conception of what it means to be authentic — that anyone can clearly see.

“I just wanted to go hear her workshop for a few hours and hear what she had to say. I justified it as being about the amount I’d spend on a concert for someone I really loved,” another fan wrote on Reddit. “I don’t think anyone didn’t have fun.”

But the drama escalated when, after just two workshops, Calloway offered her followers an alternative: What if all the workshops were hosted in New York City and they just flew to meet her? When she shared the news on Insta stories, the two options to vote on the last minute change were “This is our space!” or “FUCK yes.” There was no option to disagree.

When did she cancel them?

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— ◥◤Caroline Calloway (@carolinecaloway) January 14, 2019

After Donaldson's thread on the fiasco went viral (even Seth Rogen shared it), Calloway announced via Twitter and Instagram that she was cancelling the tour and refunding all those who bought tickets, including for those who attended the workshops in New York City and Washington D.C. This happened on Monday, January 14.

People immediately noticed that Eventbrite's policy did not allow refunds within 30 days of the event — a time frame both the New York and D.C. events fell into — which would seemingly complicate the process.

“We don’t believe she was trying to be a fraudster or a bad actor — sometimes things just don’t go as planned,” Amanda Livingood, a spokesperson for Eventbrite, told BuzzFeed.

Has she said anything in response to all this attention?

Other than her initial statement on the tour's cancellation, Calloway has only spoken to BuzzFeed News about the viral moment.

“I wanted to create an experience that would be my perfect weekend day, with cozy acoustic music and a plant-filled space. If I had known how hard it was, I never would've tried," she explained, later adding, "I said I didn’t plan this because I’m dumb, but that’s not true. I didn’t plan well because I didn't know. I would be dumb if I did it again like this.”

Now what?

The tour is back on, baby. In a statement on January 16 on Insta stories , Calloway declared she wouldn't let those who want her to fail just for entertainment purposes to stop her, and that she'll let the lessons she's learned from this tour shape her workshops going forward. No dates or locations have been announced.

Presented without comment. pic.twitter.com/QAJtNM8tna

— Kayleigh Donaldson (@Ceilidhann) January 16, 2019

Now all we need is Shane Dawson to do another documentary on this saga, and we'll finally know the truth (no, seriously, we asked Shane Dawson and will update if we hear back).

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30 Netflix Movies To Get Excited For In 2019 https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/netflix-movies-2019?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

2018 was the year we finally grasped the purpose of a Netflix movie. They're there to create unforgettable internet moments, experienced together. To All the Boys I Loved Before and Set It Up reminded us, after a long drought, that we do indeed love the romantic comedy. Bandersnatch had us waking up at seven in the morning to try out all the different possible endings before work. After a flurry of memes, Bird Box eventually inspired an ill-advised real world challenge. And that's not even touching on Netflix's award show hopefuls, like Roma and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

If all of that happened in 2018, then what does 2019 hold for the Netflix Original Films front? At least two romantic comedies are on the lineup. We'll also see new movies from Dee Rees, Michael Bay, and Martin Scorsese, and a movie starring all your favorite Saturday Night Live women.

Here are the originals coming to an account near you.

Lionheart
January 4

Netflix is kicking off its 2019 with Lionheart, its first-ever Nigerian original film. Lionheart is also Nollywood star Genevieve Nnaji's directorial debut (she stars in the movie as well).

As Nnaji told Essence, " Lionheart stemmed from my desire and hunger to shed light, and to speak the truth of what it’s like to be a young [woman] trying to make it in a world that is dominated by men. That being said, it was equally important to me that the movie was light-hearted and warm, so the environment in which it was told was crucial as well."

Close
January 18

Calling all fans of Bodyguard : Close was made for you. The character Sam (Noomi Rapace) takes inspiration from real life bodyguard Jacquie Davis. Sam is hired to protect Zoe (Sophie Nelisse), an heiress. The job should be easy — then, Zoe is threatened by kidnappers. A woman-led, woman-directed action movie? Sign us up.

IO
January 18

Sam Walden (Margaret Qualley) is one of humanity's few survivors — and she's the only one who might be able to fix the planet. But can she do it before everyone boards the next space shuttle out of there?

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Polar
January 25

In 2018, Vanesa Hudgens' starred in the Netflix Christimas movie A Princess Switch. She's making a complete pivot in 2019, starring instead in the arctic set thriller Polar. Mads Mikkelson is serving up a look as the world's top assassin, Duncan Vizla.

Velvet Buzzsaw
February 1

We can't tell you what Velvet Buzzsaw means, but we can tell you what it's about: It's a supernatural thriller set in the contemporary art world scene in Los Angeles, where buyers drop millions on cutting-edge art. After seeing the cast, it'll come as no surprise that Velvet Buzzsaw is going to get a theatrical release. The movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette, and Tom Sturridge. Velvet Buzzsaw will make its debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

High Flying Bird
February 8

Steven Soderbergh keeps saying he's retiring, and then keeps making movies and shows. His latest? High Flying Bird, a basketball movie starring Andre Holland of Moonlight. The twist? Like the movie Tangerine, High Flying Bird is shot an iPhone.

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Triple Frontier
March 15

Triple Frontier is based on a provocative premise. Five former Special Forces operatives (Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund, and Pedro Pascal) reunite dangerous mission — this time, though, they plan to benefit directly. The group is going to rob a cartel. Not on a mission for United States, but for themselves (and their bank accounts). As Narcos shows, Netflix is good at cartel-related content that also stars Pedro Pascal, so we're hopeful for this heist thriller.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Date TBA

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind tells the remarkable true story of a 13-year-old boy (played by Maxwell Simba) from Malawi who saves his village from famine. Chiwetel Ejiofor wrote the screenplay and also stars as the boy's father. Ejiofor also starred in last year's Netflix movie Come Sunday.

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The Dirt
March 22

With the release of the Mötley Crüe biopic, Netflix is about to get sexier, druggier, and rock and rollier. And you know who's excited? Motley Crue. After leaving a screening, frontman Vince Neil tweeted: “Wow!!! Just left Netflix offices. Just saw The Dirt movie!! Fuckin’ awesome!! Can’t wait for everyone to see it! Released March 22!! Yea!!!”

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The Highwaymen
March 29

We've seen the story of Bonnie and Clyde from the criminals' perspective. The Highwaymen is set to tell the law enforcement side of things. Two former Texas rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) go after the duo when conventional avenues fail.

Someone Great
April TBA

You want it, you got it. Netflix is bringing us another romantic comedy — this time, starring Gina Rodriguez. She plays a newly single woman who decides to go on one last New York adventure before moving for her dream job. The movie is produced by Rodriguez and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, and directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson.

The Perfect Date
Spring TBA

Another year, another rom-com in which Noah Centineo plays a fake boyfriend. How did we get so lucky? According to Netflix's "See What's Next" Twitter account, The Perfect Date is about "an enterprising young man who, to make money for college, creates a dating app & stands in for non-existent boyfriends." He meets Camila Mendes' character. If he keeps it up, Centineo will become the official leading man of the Netflix Star System.

Otherhood
Spring TBA

What happens when you combine Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, and Patricia Arquette? You get Otherhood, a movie about three mothers tired of their lazy adult sons (played by Jake Lacy, Jake Hoffman, and Sinqua Walls).

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Wine Country
Spring TBA

Netflix is billing Wine Country as "your new favorite movie," and we are wont to agree. Take a look at the cast, which is essentially an SNL greatest hits reunion: Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer. And it's Poehler's directorial debut. Let's fast forward to the spring.

The Perfection
Spring TBA

If we had to guess which Netflix thriller would turn into a viral sensation, our bet would be on The Perfection. The movie's synopsis is admittedly opaque: Two cello prodigies reunite in Shanghai. But the cast (Logan Browning and Allison Williams) combined with the movie's hype has us hopeful.

Murder Mystery
Spring TBA

Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison, has an exclusive deal with the streaming service. With Murder Mystery, Sandler is bringing Jennifer Aniston aboard the Happy Madison train. Murder Mystery is about a couple (Sandler and Aniston) who take a long-awaited European vacation. On their way, they somehow become embroiled with a mysterious billionaire and his shady dealings.

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The Pope
TBA

The Pope is a high-stakes drama about, you know. Popes. Specifically, the course of Pope Benedict's (Anthony Hopkins) election and later resignation from the papacy. Jonathan Pryce plays Pope Francis, Pope Benedict's successor.

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Always Be My Maybe
TBA

Keep the romantic comedies coming, Netflix, keep 'em coming. Nahnatchka Khan directs this movie about two childhood sweethearts who reunite as adults. The spark is still there, but circumstances aren't conducive for an easy relationship. Sasha (Ali Wong) is a celebrity chef. Marcus (Randall Park) is a struggling musician who lives at home. What's next?

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Sextuplets
TBA

There's no easy way to say this, but Marlon Wayons is playing sextuplets in this upcoming Netflix movie, which seems like a comedy version of Three Identical Strangers. In Sextuplets, Alan discovers he's one of six and goes on a road trip to track down his brothers. Looks like The Princess Switch has just been blown out of the competition in the "actors playing more than one character" category.

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Dolemite Is My Name!
TBA

Eddie Murphy stars in this biopic of Rudy Ray Moore, a 1970s comedian best known for his Blaxploitation films.

The King
TBA

Timothée Chalamet fans and English majors, get excited for this one: Chalamet stars as King Henry V — known to his friends as Hal — in this Netflix period drama. After his brother is unexpectedly killed, Hal ends up on the throne in his early 20s. He faces a tough transition from wayward prince to king. Chalamet is joined by an exciting cast: Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, and Lily-Rose Depp.

Earthquake Bird
TBA

If you're desperate to know what an "earthquake bird" is before the Netflix movie comes out, check out the novel o n which it's based. In Japan, Lucy Fly (Alicia Vikander) is suspected of murder after her friend (Riley Keough) goes missing following her affair with a local photographer (Naoki Kobayashi).

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Tigertail
TBA

Alan Yang wrote, directed, and produced this movie, which is based on his own family's experiences emigrating from Taiwan to the U.S. John Cho will star.

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The Laundromat
TBA

Remember what we said about Steven Soderbergh retiring? Forget it. He's directing another Netflix movie that comes out this year. The Laundromat looks into the Panamanian law firm that allowed wealthy individuals and corporations to launder money in tax havens around the world. It starts Meryl Streep and Antonio Banderas.

The Last Thing He Wanted
TBA

High-brow alert — Dee Rees of Mudbound directs this adaptation of a Joan Didion novel. Elena McMahon (Anne Hathaway) quits her job as a reporter covering the 1984 presidential election to care for her ailing father.

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All Day and a Night
TBA

This wrenching movie looks at three phases in an incarcerated man's (Ashton Sanders) life: His childhood, his time in prison, and how he got to prison in the first place. All Day and a Night was written by Black Panther 's writer, Joe Robert Coe.

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The Last Days of American Crime
TBA

This thriller seems like the opposite of The Purge. The American government plans to transmit a signal that will make it impossible for anyone to commit crime. Just before a signal is sent out, a group of criminals bands together for one last heist. The movie stars Edgar Ramirez, Michael Pitt, Anna Brewster, and Sharlto Copley.

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The Irishman
TBA

It's happening: The ninth collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro, 10 years in the making. And it's happening on Netflix. De Niro plays Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran, a labor union official with mafia connections. On his deathbed, he claims responsibility for the death of labor organizer Jim Hoffa (Al Pacino).

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6 Underground
TBA

Thought Bright was big? Think again. 6 Underground is a high-budget action movie directed by Michael Bay and starring Ryan Reynolds. It's about six billionaires who form their own vigilante squad.

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The Devil All The Time
TBA

An absolutely all-star cast — Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgard, Mia Wasikowska, and Eliza Scanlen — star in this movie based on a Western novel.

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On Wednesday, Virgil Abloh presented his latest collection for his label Off-White during Paris Men's Fashion Week featuring a few familiar faces, like rappers Playboi Carti and Cardi B's (maybe, soon-to-be) ex-husband Offset who walked very slowly along the runway almost as if to say "do you see this coat?!" Abloh, King Hypebeast, dressed Kulture's father in an oversized maxi puffer coat with a built in crossbody fanny pack, graphic T-shirt, black pants, and dad sneakers. This isn't the first time Offset modeled during Fashion Week. Last September, the 27-year-old walked in Jeremy Scott's New York show.

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However, back in the City of Light, Offset, nee Kiari Cephus, is having what appears to be the best time ever. In between Instagramming himself on photoshoots and backstage at Virgil's show (where he got his skin touched up before hitting the runway), the Migos rapper was photographed out and about wearing baggy striped Gunther Paris pants, a rope around his waist and a black Balenciaga turtleneck. But the real star of the show was his white shearling Louis Vuitton coat. Earlier in the week, he wore yellow neon pants and a tie-dye fleece sweatshirt, both Abloh for Louis Vuitton. On Tuesday, he took in the Gunther Paris show in a noticeably more muted, but chic look wearing a kimono-style top, cuffed jeans and sneakers.

He may need help when it comes to picking out luxury gifts for Cardi B but when it comes to men's fashion, the rapper can walk it like he talks it.

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Bath & Body Works Is Having A Huge Sale — & Jumbo Candles Are Only $10 https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/12/220321/bath-and-body-works-semi-annual-sale-2018?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are great, but there's something about a post-holiday, new year sale — the kind you can casually shop from the comfort of your couch after Marie Kondo-ing your closet — that's a lot more enjoyable. Of all the big stockroom-clearing sales going down this month, the best one is happening at Bath & Body Works. The brand's semi-annual sale is underway right now, with insane deals both online and in stores.

For a limited time, you can grab all the B&BW goods you love — select jumbo candles, scented shower gels and body lotions, plug-in fragrances, and foaming hand soaps — for up to 75% off retail price. As an added bonus, this sale includes over 50 of the brand's formerly-retired fragrances — like White Tea & Ginger, Pink Chiffon, and Oahu Coconut Sunset — available in all scented forms (body lotion, shower gel, and fragrance mist) for a limited time only.

Head over to the site and scroll through all the sale items, or check out the best picks from the mega sale, ahead. With deals this good, you can stock your bathroom with lemony fresh hand soap, Pink Chiffon body butter, and coffee table candles for all of 2019.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

Right now, you can grab a jumbo three-wick candle — like this one that smells like a fresh-cut fir tree — for just $10.


Bath & Body Works Fresh Balsam 3-Wick Candle, $10, available at Bath & Unwind

Bath & Body Works is offering a deal on all its beloved (but sadly discontinued) fragrances like Pink Chiffon, Sensual Amber, and Twilight Woods. They're all just $4 to $6 while supplies last.


Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Pink Chiffon Shower Gel, $5, available at Bath & Body Works

For a limited time, you can grab select body-care products — from candy apple-scented lotions and shower gels to cashmere fragrance mists and funfetti body scrubs — for 75% off.


Bath & Body Works Signature Collection Winter Candy Apple Shower Gel, $3.12, available at Bath & Body Works

If you're partial to wall plug-ins, you can grab a two-pack of plugs for just $5. That'll give you a cinnamon-scented living room clear through March.


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For $3, you can give your bathroom a refresh with a foaming hand soap that smells like in-season lemons.


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All shampoos aren't your friend. At least, that's what a few stripping, harsh formulas have taught us over the years. While most liquid lathers are free of drying agents (we're talking about you, sulfates) and full of nourishing ingredients, some of them can leave your hair feeling (and looking) parched. It's why so many pros preach the importance of keeping a good conditioner in your routine to keep hair balanced.

But if you frequently shampoo your strands and find that your hair and scalp is dry, it may be time to consider adding a cleansing conditioner into the mix. Cleansing conditioners are designed to gently free your strands of debris, while softening and conditioning the hair at the same time.

"The right cleansing conditioner can work wonders on a variety of textures, especially curly and chemically processed hair," Jaxcee, color director at Hair Rules tells Refinery29. " Unlike traditional sudsing shampoos, they provide the perfect balance of detoxing your hair from dirt, sweat, excess oil, and product buildup, while not stripping your hair of its natural oils," she says.

Though you shouldn't totally eliminate shampooing — your hair needs a deep clean every so often — using a cleansing conditioner between washes can make a huge difference in the softness and manageability of your strands. Ahead, find our favorite formulas for different hair types.

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For Fine Hair

For folks with fine hair, finding a formula that is lightweight is everything. This Drybar cleanser comes in foam form and feels light as a feather on hair. It has volcanic ash to sop up dirt and raspberry seed oil to re-hydrate dull strands. Most importantly, your hair won't be limp and greasy once you leave the shower.


DryBar Double Standard Cleansing + Conditioning Foam, $28, available at Sephora

For Wavy Hair

The coconut, grapeseed, and rosemary oils in this conditioner work to stimulate the scalp without stripping it of all the good stuff. The formula doesn't foam up like traditional shampoos, but it will leave your waves soft and easy to detangle. Plus, it'll enhance your curl pattern and cut back on scrunch time.


Ouidad Coconut Cleansing Cream Conditioner-No Lather, $44, available at Ulta Beauty

For Tight Curls

The hydrolyzed elastin in this formula is what makes this product perfect for tightly curled hair. The ingredient helps give curls slip so detangling is a lot less painful. And once you get out of the shower, your wash-and-go will be shining, honey.


Kérastase Discipline Cleansing Conditioner, $47, available at Sephora

For Dry Hair

Thirsty hair will sip up this cleansing conditioner, which has macadamia oil, shea butter, and rice amino acids to add shine and smooth frizzy cuticles. It's also packed with other nourishing ingredients (like almond and argan oil). You won't even need to follow up with another conditioning product afterwards.


Macadamia Professional Ultra Rich Moisture Cleansing Conditioner, $26, available at Amazon

For Frizz-Prone Hair

Step away from the frizz-fighting sprays and keep a bottle of this in your shower instead. The moisturizing ingredients in this formula strike a perfect balance: smoothing enough to stop static after you towel dry but not so heavy that your hair is left looking greasy.


It's a 10 Miracle Defrizzing Cleansing Conditioner, $24.95, available at Ulta Beauty

For Color-Treated Hair

Color-treated hair can take the biggest hit if shampooed too frequently with aggressive detergents. Instead, swap out daily shampoos for this cleansing balm every once in a while. It's sulfate-free and will lightly cleanse your hair while treating the inevitable damage from your last bleach session.


L'Oréal Hair Expertise EverPure Cleansing Balm, $11.99, available at Ulta Beauty

For Natural Hair

For people with curly and coily hair, Jaxcee suggests making cleansing conditioner your main squeeze and using a clarifying shampoo sparingly, like once a month. Opt for an ultra-hydrating formula, like this one from Mizani, which will help detangle and soften hair.


Mizani True Textures Cream Cleansing Conditioner, $24, available at Ulta Beauty

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These 50+ Nail Art Ideas Are All the Beauty Inspo You Need to Carry You Through 2019 https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Nail-Ideas-2019-45680817

New year, new polished fingers scrolling through #NailArt on our Instagram feed.

Never know what nail design to show your technician? Haven't tried a cool trend since crackle polish? Wishing you had saved every manicure photo you've double-tapped on Instagram? We've got you.

Ahead, we've rounded up the trending nail art ideas for 2019, and the key to pulling them off is all in the details. Think: colorful French tips, negative half moons, textured accents, bedazzled statement nails, and more. Look through a few of our favorites for inspiration before your next nail appointment. (Spoiler: you'll want to book it ASAP - like today.)

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We Just Found Your 2019 Alternative To Leggings https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/flare-pants?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

We're not always the first to admit it, but the truth is, we love leggings. Sure, they might not always be the most stylish choice. But when you're running to the bodega for last-minute dinner party supplies or sleepwalking to your local coffee shop, there's no better pair of throw-on-and-go pants. Or is there? What if we told you that there's a new pant trend rising in the ranks that feel like ultra soft leggings, but look so much better?

Introducing the 2019 alternative to leggings: the flared stretch pants we've been spotting on every retailer's website, from Urban Outfitters to Net-A-Porter. Unlike their skinny-legged predecessor, these new pull-on styles go the distance when it comes to options. From floral-patterned bells by Acne Studios to split-leg trousers courtesy of The Row, we've rounded up all the best picks of this new trend.

So pack away your rainy day leggings and take these equally lush, but much more fashion-forward stretch flares for a spin.

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The 12 Celebrity #10YearChallenge Photos That Blew Our Minds https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/221893/best-celebrity-10-year-challenge-photos-2009-2019?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

When an internet challenge goes viral, people can usually expect the familiar cringe associated with watching teens eat cinnamon or people doing things they shouldn't be doing while blindfolded. But the latest challenge to grip social media is much more wholesome (we hope), and celebrities are especially obsessed with it.

The #10YearChallenge is simple: post a photo of yourself in 2009 beside a current 2019 one. Many people have taken the opportunity to gloat and show off their agelessness. Others have used it as a moment to show just how significant their glow-up has been, to varying degrees of hilarity. There's even a theory that all of these then-and-now split-screen photos will one day be mined by Facebook to train a facial recognition algorithm on age progression. Celebrities have gotten creative with the meme and tailored it the way they want, to the delight — and sometimes, horror — of fans.

Here are some of the best celebrity #10YearChallenge photos out there.

Chrissy Teigen

"googled myself in 2009. HOW IS JOHN GONNA LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME"

The hilarious Twitter power user posted a picture of herself and husband John Legend in 2009. While she looks different, it seems Legend has Benjamined Buttoned somehow.

@chrissyteigen

Nicki Minaj

"??"

In 2009, the rapper had just signed with Young Money Entertainment and was starting to make a name for herself. Little did she know that in ten years she'd be Queen.

@nickiminaj

Reese Witherspoon

"Time sure does fly when you are having fun!! #10YearChallenge "

The Big Little Lies star may have grown out her hair, but she hasn't seemed to age a bit.

@RWitherspoon

Brie Larson

"Am I doing this right? #TenYearChallenge "

Larson decided to play around with her particular brand of glow-up — from kitten heels to pizza eater. Except for that pizza eater happens to have an Oscar and her own superhero movie on the way.

@brielarson

Kiernan Shipka

"2009 / 2019 (okay maybe ‘18 but whatevs I love you @januaryjones)"

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress posted a throwback with Mad Men costar January Jones. It's a heartwarming ode to the show that became her big break.

@kiernanshipka

Caitlyn Jenner

"Now THAT is a #10YearChallenge Be authentic to yourself ?"

Jenner took the time to appreciate the journey she's gone through in the past ten years, especially as she came out as transgender in 2015.

@caitlynjenner

Busy Philipps

"I'm so annoyed right now my skin is ACTUALLY crawling(it's not important why)BUT I like that girl doing gymnastics and also that egg pic is funny and ALSO I did that 2009/2019 thing. Am I all caught up today?"

Busy Philipps made sure to keep up on all the hot internet trends (and how cute is her daughter Birdie?).

@BusyPhilipps

Snooki

"2009-2019"

The reality star has certainly come a long way since her pickle-eating, drunken Jersey Shore days. She's since had her own spinoff shows, gone on Dancing with the Stars, and has two children (and one on the way).

@snooki

Tyra Banks

" Ok, @janetjackson. I saw yours and got inspired. Me at 18years old on a Paris runway AND me...today. #howharddidaginghityouchallenge #10yearchallenge yearchallenge (NOT! Ha!)"

Besides a slight eyebrow re-vamp, Banks is still owning the smize 10 years later.

@tyrabanks

Shan Boody

"#howdidagehityouchallenge...been waiting for one of y’all over the age of 30 to be honest so here goes: I have mad grey hair, my eyes have lines, I now have sunspots AND acne scars, I can’t eat a muffin without looking like I’m made of them the next day, without glasses or contacts don’t expect me to wave to you in the streets, sometimes when I run my knees are like “please, I beg of thee, turn back!!” But I understand the hair/ makeup game to a science, I have WAY more money, no bullshit drama and I’d much rather have a conversation with myself today. So yea you win some, you lose some ❤️"

On a more serious note, the author took the time to explain how her values and general outlook on success have changed over the last ten years.

Viola Davis

"Is it too late for the #10YearChallenge?"

The Widows actress somehow looks glowier and younger today. How??

@jillmanipulator

Demi Lovato

In a power move, Lovato decided to opt out of the challenge and instead focus on the here and now. Respect.

https://www.instagram.com/ddlovato/?hl=en

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The 13 Celebrity #10YearChallenge Photos That Blew Our Minds https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/221893/best-celebrity-10-year-challenge-photos-2009-2019?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

When an internet challenge goes viral, people can usually expect the familiar cringe associated with watching teens eat cinnamon or people doing things they shouldn't be doing while blindfolded. But the latest challenge to grip social media is much more wholesome (we hope), and celebrities are especially obsessed with it.

The #10YearChallenge is simple: post a photo of yourself in 2009 beside a current 2019 one. Many people have taken the opportunity to gloat and show off their agelessness. Others have used it as a moment to show just how significant their glow-up has been, to varying degrees of hilarity. There's even a theory that all of these then-and-now split-screen photos will one day be mined by Facebook to train a facial recognition algorithm on age progression. Celebrities have gotten creative with the meme and tailored it the way they want, to the delight — and sometimes, horror — of fans.

Here are some of the best celebrity #10YearChallenge photos out there.

Chrissy Teigen

"googled myself in 2009. HOW IS JOHN GONNA LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME"

The hilarious Twitter power user posted a picture of herself and husband John Legend in 2009. While she looks different, it seems Legend has Benjamined Buttoned somehow.

@chrissyteigen

Nicki Minaj

"??"

In 2009, the rapper had just signed with Young Money Entertainment and was starting to make a name for herself. Little did she know that in ten years she'd be Queen.

@nickiminaj

Reese Witherspoon

"Time sure does fly when you are having fun!! #10YearChallenge "

The Big Little Lies star may have grown out her hair, but she hasn't seemed to age a bit.

@RWitherspoon

Brie Larson

"Am I doing this right? #TenYearChallenge "

Larson decided to play around with her particular brand of glow-up — from kitten heels to pizza eater. Except for that pizza eater happens to have an Oscar and her own superhero movie on the way.

@brielarson

Kiernan Shipka

"2009 / 2019 (okay maybe ‘18 but whatevs I love you @januaryjones)"

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress posted a throwback with Mad Men costar January Jones. It's a heartwarming ode to the show that became her big break.

@kiernanshipka

Caitlyn Jenner

"Now THAT is a #10YearChallenge Be authentic to yourself ?"

Jenner took the time to appreciate the journey she's gone through in the past ten years, especially as she came out as transgender in 2015.

@caitlynjenner

Busy Philipps

"I'm so annoyed right now my skin is ACTUALLY crawling(it's not important why)BUT I like that girl doing gymnastics and also that egg pic is funny and ALSO I did that 2009/2019 thing. Am I all caught up today?"

Busy Philipps made sure to keep up on all the hot internet trends (and how cute is her daughter Birdie?).

@BusyPhilipps

Snooki

"2009-2019"

The reality star has certainly come a long way since her pickle-eating, drunken Jersey Shore days. She's since had her own spinoff shows, gone on Dancing with the Stars, and has two children (and one on the way).

@snooki

Tyra Banks

" Ok, @janetjackson. I saw yours and got inspired. Me at 18years old on a Paris runway AND me...today. #howharddidaginghityouchallenge #10yearchallenge yearchallenge (NOT! Ha!)"

Besides a slight eyebrow re-vamp, Banks is still owning the smize 10 years later.

@tyrabanks

Shan Boody

"#howdidagehityouchallenge...been waiting for one of y’all over the age of 30 to be honest so here goes: I have mad grey hair, my eyes have lines, I now have sunspots AND acne scars, I can’t eat a muffin without looking like I’m made of them the next day, without glasses or contacts don’t expect me to wave to you in the streets, sometimes when I run my knees are like “please, I beg of thee, turn back!!” But I understand the hair/ makeup game to a science, I have WAY more money, no bullshit drama and I’d much rather have a conversation with myself today. So yea you win some, you lose some ❤️"

On a more serious note, the author took the time to explain how her values and general outlook on success have changed over the last ten years.

Viola Davis

"Is it too late for the #10YearChallenge?"

The Widows actress somehow looks glowier and younger today. How??

@jillmanipulator

Mariah Carey

"I don't get this 10 year challenge, time is not something I acknowledge. *Picture taken at some point prior to today."

The Diva plays by her own rules, but thanks.

Demi Lovato

In a power move, Lovato decided to opt out of the challenge and instead focus on the here and now. Respect.

https://www.instagram.com/ddlovato/?hl=en

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Benefit Cosmetics' 10-Year Challenge Post Just Gave Us a Glimpse Into Its Past https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Benefit-10-Year-Challenge-45684515

Ranked alongside your favorite pair of 501's and, of course, wine, you can add Benefit's Benebalm ($18) to the list of things that age well. The brand's Ireland Instagram account gave us a glimpse into its past by posting the below photo of the balm's glow-up as part of the 10-year challenge that is sweeping social media. The lip tint - which hydrates and leaves lips with a sheer rosy color - was available in a tiny jar labeled Benetint Lip Balm until the brand decided to repackage it into a travel-friendly, pink sleeve and refer to it simply as Benebalm.

See the transformation ahead.

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Benefit Cosmetics Just Won the 10-Year Challenge, and It's the Throwback We All Deserve https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Benefit-10-Year-Challenge-45684515

Ranked alongside your favorite pair of 501's and, of course, wine, you can add Benefit's Benebalm ($18) to the list of things that age well. The brand's Ireland Instagram account gave us a glimpse into its past by posting the below photo of the balm's glow-up as part of the 10-year challenge that is sweeping social media. The lip tint - which hydrates and leaves lips with a sheer rosy color - was available in a tiny jar labeled Benetint Lip Balm until the brand decided to repackage it into a travel-friendly, pink sleeve and refer to it simply as Benebalm.

See the transformation ahead.

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This Woman's $545 Winter Beauty Routine Is Going Viral On Reddit https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/221874/reddit-glowing-skin-routine?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

Call it the Reddit effect: What started as an unassuming selfie shared by London-based YouTube vlogger Michele Manteaw showcasing her poreless skin, perfectly curled lashes, and glossy, glazed lips — has accumulated hundreds of upvotes and comments, with admirers desperate for a breakdown of the routine she titled "Glowy Winter Makeup on Dark Skin."

Over 16,000 upvotes later, Manteaw tells us she never thought her post would drum up so much interest. "The original Reddit post was actually made on my boyfriend's account," Manteaw says. "It's not even an account I use, apart from occasionally sourcing beauty inspiration from MakeupAddiction and SkincareAddiction. But I'm really happy to be able to help others by sharing what I've learned in regards to skin care and makeup."

So, what are the secrets to getting that summertime glow in the dead of winter? For Manteaw, it starts with prepping the skin with loads of moisture, and lots of layering. "I always start by using Lush's Full of Grace Serum bar before I put on my makeup," Manteaw tells us. "It's an almond oil-based serum, and acts like a primer. From there I layer my face makeup. I use lots of products, but I've done a lot of research, and watched hundreds of YouTube videos. If the product is amazing, I don't mind how much it costs."

Manteaw is a testament to the fact that, more often than not, it takes a lot of products — sometimes $545 worth — to look naturally dewy and untouched in photos. In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Manteaw broke down her daily skin-care routine, and followed her trending Reddit post with a full breakdown of her makeup must-haves. We put it all together, so you click through to find all 21 products — from cleansing brush to lip gloss — that went toward the glow that sparked a viral beauty sensation.

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"Chocolate Lilac" Hair Is About to Be Everywhere This Year, and We Approve https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Chocolate-Lilac-Hair-45684108

Still in that "new year, new you" mood? Then it's time to consider giving yourself a hair color refresh. The latest hue sweeping social media is "chocolate lilac" hair, and it's up 1,077 percent on Pinterest alone.

To get the shade, you'll want to keep your brown base color (or become a brunette first) and ask for a balayage of light purple at your ends. You're likely to see this style everywhere soon, so check out all the ways you can try it ahead while it's still sweet.

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Having A Work Spouse Isn't Just Fun, It's Key To Professional Success https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/real-work-friends-coworkers-trust?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

When Miranda Smith*, 30, started her job as a senior advisor in government consulting, she immediately surveyed her new team. More specifically, she started searching for another person who looked like her.

“As a Black woman, I always look for another person of color,” Smith explains. “It’s such a relief knowing there’s someone else in the workplace like me.

For many professionals, entering a new workplace brings with it a desire to connect with colleagues. Sometimes, these connections can unfold on a superficial level, restricted within the structured confines of the forty-hour workweek. But other times, these relationships can root themselves deeply and eventually expand well outside of the office.

Indeed, real workplace friendships are not only possible, but they are also common. After all, when spending some 40 hours each week surrounded by the same people, substantial friendships are a strong possibility.

“I found my past work ally by working directly with her every day,” says Tionna Graham, 27, who works as a desktop support technician in the IT industry. Graham and her confidant were both the same age and interested in many of the same activities, therefore relating in many ways. “She invited me to the bar with her friends one day and told me a secret, [which] I kept it. Later on, I told her a secret and she kept it, [too]. We’ve been friends since.”

She invited me to the bar with her friends one day and told me a secret, which I kept it. Later on, I told her a secret and she kept it, too. We’ve been friends since.”

Lindsey Pollak, multigenerational workplace expert and author of the forthcoming book, The Remix, says that having a workplace confidant who can serve as a supporter or sounding board can be critical for growth, at any juncture of one's career. “Sometimes you just need someone to listen so that you can vent when you’re frustrated or happy,” Pollak says. “Sometimes you need someone who is good at giving advice or who can give you tough love.”

Pollak cautions that a confidant may not always be just one person. Sometimes, it's necessary to have multiple people who can provide support in certain scenarios. Diversity, Pollak says, is critical. Having a number of confidants of different backgrounds, generations, seniority levels, and genders can be incredibly important."To thrive today you have to be able to understand a variety of perspectives," Pollak adds.

Graham says that, in addition to making her experiences at work more fun, her previous confidant also bolstered her growth at work since she was able to perform Graham’s duties and covered for her if needed (and vice versa). Like Graham, Smith’s experiences with her workplace confidant, Shelly*, have in many ways allowed her to thrive at work as a woman of color, particularly in the face of racial and gendered microaggressions.

“As a woman of color, having a workplace ally of color has honestly made my job [one] that I love,” Smith says. “No one can relate to the things you experience as a woman of color. Especially when, [for example], an older white man ask if your braids are fake in front of meeting attendees.”

No one can relate to the things you experience as a woman of color. Especially when, for example, an older white man ask if your braids are fake in front of meeting attendees.

Recently, discussions of ‘onlyness’ — that is, the phenomenon of being the only one of a certain identity, whether gender, race, or sexuality in the office — has become increasingly relevant. In fact, according to the Women "Women in the Workplace" report from McKinsey & Company and Lean In, one in five women report they are often the only woman, or one of few women, in their place of work. For women of color, experiences of onlyness tend to be particularly pronounced and, sometimes, having a confidant can make all the difference.

According to Pollak, having someone you can trust — especially as an 'only' — is tremendously important. After all, Pollak says, sometimes you need someone who can validate and normalize your experiences, providing a reality check that what you're thinking and feeling. “It’s an uncomfortable and exhausting position to be an only,” Pollak adds. “Having someone who understands your perspective is really important.”

She knows when I’m struggling with something or if I don’t know the answer and vice versa so we step in every time to ensure we both excel.

Like Smith, Fabiana Meléndez, a 23-year-old working in public relations, has always had a workplace ally. These alliances, Meléndez says, tend to develop naturally — usually through commonalities, such as having similar roles, outside interests, or struggles. “When I have been at jobs that have been less than great, these friendships help us both vent and determine what we don't like and how to proceed,” Meléndez explains. “At places where I have enjoyed working, we usually vent about smaller issues such as difficult clients or weird deadlines.”

Regardless of how they evolve, Meléndez says her workplace confidants have had a positive impact on her mental health, giving her an outlet to vent about work to someone who knows the specific politics and dynamics of the office. Having such resources has been pivotal — especially in times of internal company conflict. “Having someone to talk to who saw what was going on helped validate my experiences and realize that it wasn't just me,” Meléndez adds. “They were a great resource for advice on dealing with tough professional situations.”

Still, not everyone is as open as Meléndez. Though Graham’s last workplace confidant made a difference in her experience, she does not currently have one at her current job and doesn’t feel she would be able to easily trust another coworker in the same way, particularly with sensitive information that could jeopardize her job.

“I’m very private about my life at work,” Graham explains. “These people aren’t my friends or don’t have my best interest at heart. I’m not saying they wouldn’t want me to do well but I would not trust them with information that could hurt me in a long run.”

Ultimately, no matter how you feel about the necessity — or lack thereof — of having workplace confidants, it's a lifeline for so many in the workplace. For women, particularly women of color, having an ally who is trustworthy and supportive can make all the difference. And, as these women have demonstrated, these alliances hold a powerful potential to transform even the most toxic or unfulfilling work environments into opportunities for solidarity and even lifelong friendship.

“I don’t think I’ve ever had this close of a relationship with someone in the workplace. We’ve shed tears in private together, I helped her receive a $30,000 raise, and we’re traveling to Iceland together next month. She has my back, just as I always have hers," Smith concludes. And one extra perk: “It makes coming into work every day so easy.”

* Name has been changed.

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Popular Miami Realtor shot and killed by broker son-in-law http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFutureOfRealEstateMarketing/~3/_uZ81sdwVHY/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:32:12 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Technology Lifestyle Radio Miami Agent South Florida News Brief Aimee Marx Kasimow Christian Lata Linda Marx Linda Marx Realty Stephen Kasimow Meghan Markle Just Broke Her Biggest Beauty Rule — & It Looks Good https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/221911/meghan-markle-red-lipstick-cirque-du-soleil?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

Ariana Grande, Melania Trump, and Meghan Markle are three famous women with nothing in common — or so you'd think. Look a little closer, and you'll see there's one quality the unlikely trio shares: They all largely stick to their own individual beauty uniforms, with Markle's involving a low bun, lightly contoured blush, and a neutral, usually glossy lip color.

But on Wednesday night in London, while out with Prince Harry to see Cirque du Soleil, Markle switched things up by pairing her sparkly midnight-blue Roland Mouret gown with a rich, berry-hued lipstick.

The Duchess of Sussex hasn't worn a look so dramatic — at least not publicly — since her days frequenting red carpets as an actress on Suits. While it's not necessarily a daring makeup choice, it is surprising: In an interview with Allure last year, Markle's go-to makeup artist Daniel Martin (who famously did her wedding-day makeup) revealed that bold lipstick just isn't her thing. "The one time she did a red lip, she just didn't feel comfortable in it," Martin said. "She likes to talk and she's not a fussy person, so she doesn't want to have to worry about anything."

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Yet here she is, having clearly ended her red lipstick-averse ways — but why? Maybe she was caught up in the showiness of the evening; this was, after all, a Cirque du Soleil premiere. Maybe wearing such a glamorous dress with her usual understated lip color just didn't feel right.

Or maybe — just maybe — Markle is giving the look another shot with the influence of her husband's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II (perhaps you've heard of her?). That's a woman who is rarely seen without a bold swipe of red lipstick, no matter the color of her matching ensemble. After all, if there's one person in the world who could convince a non-believer that a red lip might work in their favor, it's probably the Queen of England.

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Police arrest suspect in real estate office robbery http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFutureOfRealEstateMarketing/~3/aiNY5N7pgxo/ Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:28:23 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Lifestyle Radio KIRKSVILLE MISSOURI News Brief Kevin McCormick The One Beauty Lesson Sophie Turner Learned From Priyanka Chopra https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/221808/sophie-turner-hair-game-of-thrones-interview?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

Everyone is gearing up for the final season of Game of Thrones, which will premiere on April 14. For months, HBO has been taunting fans with cryptic trailers that have everyone questioning: Who's going to end up on the Iron Throne?

Well, when we asked Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, to spill the details in a recent interview, she had nothing to share about the ending of the epic series that has been airing since 2011 (although she has told three or four of her friends exactly what goes down in season eight). But she did tell us about some of her plans now that GoT is over.

First, she's got to go on the road to promote her new role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, a nd eventually there will be wedding bells with fiancé Joe Jonas (although she's pretty tight-lipped about the details). And during all of that, she's plotting what her next hair color will be. Yeah, Sansa is a redhead no more.

The actress, who's not a natural redhead but a born blonde, has been dyeing her hair since the age of 13, when she started GoT. Right now, she's rocking icy blonde strands, but she is considering something more drastic in 2019 (more on that later).

Refinery29 got a chance to sit down with Turner, who is the global brand ambassador for Wella Professionals, at the launch of the brand's Koleston Perfect and INVIGO care lines. In the interview, she shares a few Game of Thrones tidbits, the one beauty tip she learned from her future sister-in-law, Priyanka Chopra, and a hair color horror story that'll have you running towards the deep conditioner. Read more from Sophie, ahead.

We read that you once tried to go from red back to your natural blonde and almost lost your hair. Can you tell us more about what happened?

"When I got back from the salon, I was brushing my hair, and it was coming right out. It was awful. When I went back to Game of Thrones, the [stylists] said, 'I don't know if we can dye it, it might ruin your hair. It's in such bad condition.' So, I wore a wig. Before that, I was changing my color with semi-permanent dye for Game of Thrones, so I would have to dye it quite a lot — twice a week maybe."

After that experience, what are your top tips for people looking to start dying their hair?

"I would say have it done professionally, have aftercare for your hair once it’s been dyed, and ask for Wella hair dye. If you dye your hair, your hair will always end up being so dry, and if you use Koleston Perfect, it's like nothing ever happened to your hair."

Your new X-Men role also has you in red hair. With so many of your roles in red hair, do you feel more connected to red or blonde?

"It's so interesting. I feel different ways about each hair color. With my red, I feel very empowered, because with every character that I've played that has red hair, they've been such a strong and powerful character. I love it for that. But, my blonde hair gives me a new identity that's actually me. I feel more at-home when I come back to my blonde hair; it also makes me feel a bit cooler and edgier."

It seems like your movie roles have been pretty demanding when it comes to hair. If you were to take a year off of acting, what drastic changes would you make with your hair?

"I was thinking of going brunette, but I reckon that I'll have to do that for a role at some point. Maisie [Williams] dyed her hair bright pink, and I kind of love that, so I'm thinking a pastel color, like a green or blue."

Well, lilac is trending for 2019...

"Oh, really? I want to be cool, so I'll do lilac. I want to be 'in' with the kids."

If you could swap hair with anyone on Game of Thrones, who would it be?

"Kit Harington [laughs]. He has beautiful, curly locks. I would love short, black, curly hair. I just don't know if it would look good on me. I will say that he does have this meticulous way of making sure each that curl is perfect."

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On the topic of GoT, how hard it is for you to not let out any details about how the series ends?

"I'm fairly good with press, but I'm not good with friends and family. People who don't watch the show anyway, I probably will tell them. People who do watch the show, I won't tell them, because it'd just be mean to give them the spoiler. But I have told like three or four people. It's been hard. I'm a blabbermouth. If someone tells me a secret, I get so excited about it, so it's not good. And I've been holding this in since we got the scripts a year and a half ago."

It's hard for my boyfriend, too. I'm currently catching up on GoT, and every time I'm watching, he'll hint at what's going to happen.

"That's what my fiancé [Joe Jonas] does! He'll be like, 'You should watch this show,' and I'll be like, 'Oh, cool.' Then, he'll tell me the ending, and I'm like... 'What's the point in that?' I don't want to be that person with [ Game of Thrones], but I think I am."

You have a new sister in the family. Have you learned any beauty lessons from Priyanka?

"She makes her own face masks and lip scrubs. She was trying to teach me, but I have forgotten all of them."

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Speaking of face masks, we saw you touched up a zit on Instagram Stories the other day. What are your go-to products when you have a breakout?

"I just bought these tiny little patches [Nexcare Acne Absorbing Covers] from Amazon. You put them on when you go to sleep, you wake up the next day, and they're just gone — also water, moisturizer, and a good diet. That’s how you do it."

We’ve seen that you have a love for music. Who is the throwback pop star that influenced your beauty and style the most?

"Britney [Spears] for sure, like old-school Britney. Her hair in the ["Baby One More Time"] music video with the [pigtails] and the pink, fluffy hair ties. Her style was so cool. I'm actually going to have a '90s party soon, just so I can dress up like Britney. I want to wear the red, skin-tight catsuit."

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Why You Should Care That Karen Pence Is Teaching At A Homophobic School https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/01/221882/karen-pence-artwork-anti-lgbtq-school?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence, has accepted a job at a school that discriminates against LGBTQ+ teachers and students. She will teach art part-time at Immanuel Christian School, a private K-8 school in Springfield, VA.

In its for teachers and staff, the school requires applicants — who must promise that they are born-again Christians — to adhere to the following belief:

"I understand that the term 'marriage' has only one meaning; the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union as delineated in Scripture."

It also defines as "moral misconduct" behaviors including: "heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g., premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual or lesbian sexual activity, polygamy, transgender identity, any other violation of the unique roles of male and female, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites, and sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law."

Don't overlook this as yet another Trump administration distraction. Let's call this what it is: religious extremism having crept so deeply into the upper echelons of government that people are no longer bothering, or simply too exhausted, to be particularly outraged.

The wife of the Vice President of the United States of America is choosing to spend a great deal of her time in — and therefore to endorse to the public — a school that denies the humanity of over 11 million Americans. A school that either doesn't believe trans people exist or simply doesn't care. Which is teaching these values to children ages 6 to 13 as we speak.

Karen Pence, who previously taught at this school when Mike Pence was in Congress, knows exactly what she's doing.

She knows what she's doing because it's exactly what the Trump administration has been doing all along. From instructing staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not to use the word "transgender" in documents, to pushing for the transgender military ban, to hanging out with anti-LGBTQ+ activists, this administration — especially Mike Pence — has a long history of being hostile to the LGBTQ+ people. And let's not forget VP Pence's defense of groups that promote "conversion therapy."

GLAAD made a whole list of these statements and policies. All you really need to know? In a New Yorker profile of Mike Pence, President Trump reportedly joked, when asked about LGBTQ+ rights: "Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all!"

Jerri Ann Henry, the first woman executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, told Refinery29 that while she thinks the second lady could set a much better example, the school is a private organization that is free to do what it wants.

"I will defend vigorously organizations like this school; I will defend their right to do whatever they want," she said. "But I would hope that Karen Pence is aware of the implications of her actions. There are many children in America who are struggling with their sexuality and their gender identity. I wish she would do better, and I would love to talk to her about how she can provide a great example for all Americans, including the LGBTQ ones."

But Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, called on Immanuel Christian School to abandon its discriminatory policy.

"Immanuel Christian School should immediately reexamine its policy of open discrimination against LGBTQ students and understand just how dangerous it is to further marginalize young people who are struggling to come to terms with their identity or have made the courageous choice to come out as LGBTQ in a difficult environment," she said in a statement to Refinery29.

Ellis noted that the Pence report comes a week after the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) released a report that found LGBTQ students, specifically those who are transgender and gender-nonconforming students, have experienced more hostility at their schools in the past two years.

"It’s disturbing Second Lady Karen Pence would put her stamp of approval on an institution that actively targets LGBTQ students at one of the places where they should feel the safest," she said. "When young people are coming to terms with their sexual orientation and gender identity, they deserve to have the support of the adults in their lives. Often the arts are a safe haven for these students, and let’s be honest — we wouldn’t have some of the world’s most profound and impactful art if it weren’t for LGBTQ people. As an art teacher, I suspect she is aware of that. She should leave this teaching post and join the faculty of an institution that values and supports the acceptance of all students."

What can you do? Donate to and volunteer for organizations like GLAAD, the Trans Lifeline, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), and The Trevor Project. Read this useful guide to intervening when you witness racial or homophobic assaults. Don't throw up your hands and act like it's normal for the Vice President's family to work at a school with these discriminatory practices. For more ideas, check out our guide on LGBTQ+ issues under the Trump presidency.

We've reached out to Alyssa Farah, spokesperson for the VP's office, and Immanuel Christian School, and will update this story when we hear back.

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TV broadcaster Sinclair launches STIRR, a free streaming service with local news and sports http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/wkapLkk6ILE/ Local TV broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced the launch of a new streaming service called STIRR that aims to bring local TV news and other content to the growing number of cord cutters across the U.S. The company today owns over 190 TV stations, which it’s leveraging in order to create its own “skinny bundle.” However, unlike TV streaming services such as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, or YouTube TV, for example – STIRR will be free and ad-supported instead of a paid subscription.

The service will offer access to national news, sports, entertainment and digital-first channels and a video-on-demand library in addition to its local content, which serves as the anchor for the new service.

In a special channel called STIRR CITY (yes, all caps), the service will stream a curated, 24/7 program lineup based on where the viewer lives. This will include local news, local and regional sports, entertainment and city-focused lifestyle programming from the local Sinclair TV station in that city.

STIRR CITY joins other original channels developed for the service, including STIRR Movies (for some reason, no caps), STIRR Sports, and STIRR Life.

STIRR Sports and Life will offer locally focused programs, we’re told. For example, the Sports channel may show high school football, and the Life channel might show a local lifestyle show like “Seattle Refined.” When local content isn’t available, the channels will be fleshed out with content aggregated from other networks on STIRR.

STIRR Movies will also be aggregated content, but the company is exploring additional deals, we’re told.

At launch, there are over 20 national networks and digital-first stations available, but few are notable.

The list includes: BUZZR, Charge, Cheddar, Comet, CONtv, Dove Channel, DUST, FailArmy, Futurism, Gravitas, Mobcrush, MovieMix, NASA TV, Outdoor America, The Pet Collective, SOAR, Stadium, TBD, The T, and World Poker Tour.

The company says it plans to grow its selection to over 50 networks by the end of 2019.

It’s clear, however, that the network selection won’t be the draw here – it’s the local content.

Today, it’s still fairly difficult for cord cutters to access local programming. While consumers can use a digital antenna to capture over-the-air TV signals for free, it requires the installation of a not-very-aesthetically-pleasing antenna. (At least Amazon’s Fire TV Recast gives you the option of hiding the antenna in a back room so as not to junk up your entertainment center.)

But even with an antenna, signals can be hit-or-miss – some areas have poor reception, or are too far from the signal’s source for a good experience.

And while the new crop of live TV streaming services provide another means of accessing local channels, they are not free.

Plus, the live TV services include cloud DVRs which subscribers use to record programs then skip the ads. STIRR doesn’t have a recording option, which may make it attractive to advertisers.

“Despite the explosive growth of new national over-the-top (OTT) services, local TV station’s programming, especially local news, has remained some of the most popular and desired content to audiences and advertisers alike,” said Adam Ware, STIRR’s General Manager, in a statement. “By creating the STIRR CITY channel format, local TV stations can now extend their programming strength to OTT,” he added.

Ware also points out that STIRR will give advertisers a way to reach a different demographic who is no longer watching traditional TV.

“Local broadcast traditional skews older. Streaming skews younger,” he tells TechCrunch. “This brings the two together for the first time,” he says.

STIRR’s ad sales will be coordinated between Sinclair Digital, OTT Compulse and Sinclair’s local stations. And its ad revenue is shared with content partners. (The company hasn’t ruled out a premium version that eliminates ads, we understand, but has nothing like that at launch.)

Also of note, you don’t have to live in a particular city to tune into its local programming via STIRR. That’s good, too, because STIRR doesn’t have a presence in all major metros. But it will suggest your closest markets when you load the app.

One caveat about STIRR: while local programming is available, STIRR won’t stream the primetime shows that these networks carry – you’ll still need your antenna or a paid streaming service for that. (Or, if you’re like a growing number of TV viewers, you don’t watch much network TV these days, in favor of streaming shows on Netflix and Amazon.)

In time, STIRR’s selection of content could be enhanced by more regional sports channels, as it’s a top bidder for those being sold by Disney and Fox. That could make the service more compelling.

STIRR is available for free on the web, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku.

*We’ve run into some launch bugs when testing STIRR, and have gotten page load errors when trying to access the Channel Guide. Hopefully these will smooth out in time as traffic stabilizes.

 

 

 

 

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You Won't Recognize Your Favorite Beauty Influencers in Their 10-Year Challenges https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/10-Year-Challenge-Beauty-Influencers-45683561

At the beginning of a new year, it's normal for people to reflect on their lives and think about how far they've come. In 2019, many people have been participating in the 10-Year Challenge across social media, in which someone posts a current photo of themselves next to a picture from a decade ago. Some of the most jaw-dropping changes have been from beauty influencers, whose entire careers are based off how they make themselves look.

Ahead, you'll see images of your favorite YouTube and Instagram personalities - from Patrick Starrr to Kandee Johnson - before they were famous, or when they were just starting out. Get ready to witness the glow-ups.
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