Oil Slick Rainbow Hair for the Holidays – Beauty Article

11/11/19November 11, 2019 Though my original plan was to update my hair and sort of transition back to more natural tones (like a mix of various coppers and caramels, maybe with one vivid color as an accent), my go-to colorist, Lauren, just got married and is heading off on her honeymoon and I didn’t think to book ahead (oops!) and I couldn’t want to wait until January 2020 to see her… so I decided that it was an opportunity to…

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Temptalia’s 5-Step Guide to Making Better Purchases – Beauty Article

Much of the features Temptalia’s built over the years have been guided by trying to help readers make better, more informed purchases that they’ll love.  I approach this from the standpoint that I’m not necessarily trying to convince someone to buy or not buy any specific product but to provide the information, resources, and tools for someone to make that decision knowing their own needs, preferences, budget constraints, and so on. 1. Why do you want it? Ask yourself questions…

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Reflections on Brands “Celebrating” Pride – Beauty Article

This year, it seems more brands than ever are participating in Pride celebrations with product releases.  The part that has struck me as a little out-of-sorts and unexpected has been the lack of charitable components and meaningful ties to the LGBTQIA+ community. This June marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is often considered the “birth of the modern LGBT movement” (GLAAD, Sage).  New York City announced it would commemorate transgender activists “Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera,…

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