All Posts By Katie Hoesley

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly of Exfoliating Scrubs

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If you aren’t exfoliating regularly, your skin’s potential is completely untapped. Exfoliating (the right way) is an absolutely essential part of maintaining glowy, beautiful skin. It’s important during winter, it’s important during summer, it’s just plain important. From your approach to your products, exfoliating is a game that everyone can play, and half the fun is figuring out and personalizing your own routine. 

Celebrity Buzz Cuts That Are Hot Right Now

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Chances are that the thought of shaving your head and rocking a buzz cut trips an anxiety wire in your brain. Or…is that just me? The thought of revealing to the world my unusually round, pale head is nothing short of my own personal nightmare. If you told me five years ago that the female buzz cut would enter the mainstream in 2017, I’d have told you to get outta town. But here we are in 2017, which will likely be known to our children as “The Year of the Buzzcut,” and I’m totally here for it.

4 Things We Can All Learn From Gwyneth Paltrow @ Goop

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If you’re like me, you basically only know Gwyneth Paltrow as Margot Tenenbaum and can hardly name another movie she’s in (save for checking her IMDB, which I just did). If you were born after the late ’90s, though, there’s a decent chance you only know Paltrow because of her self-proclaimed status as a modern health guru and lifestyle aficionado. I spent a lot of time being irritated that Margot Tenenbaum, my favorite chain smoking idol, had become a “lifestyle influencer” toting $125,000 dumbbells and $1,000 toilet paper because how could that not be infuriating? The dark, lethargic Wes Anderson character that I’d known and adored for so long had become now the poster child for clean eating and vaginal steaming.

Channeling 1970s California Beauty for Spring & Summer

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There’s no better feeling than walking outside as spring approaches and feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin after months of bleak weather and overwhelming greyness. It’s at this time of year that I can’t help but allow my beauty routine to reflect the changing season, and there’s no era that symbolizes fresh-faced beauty and sunkissed style more than the 1970s in California.

6 Awesome Celebrity Beauty Transformations

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Celebrities: they’re just like us! Well, kind of. Everyone cringes a little bit when forced to look at pictures from junior high that are chock-full of overly-plucked brows, poorly straightened hair, and foundation two shades too dark. Lucky for us, nobody can Google those images. But perhaps unluckily for celebrities, we can Google their junior high images! Beauty transformations are so fascinating, always reflecting a shift in age, a shift in style, or a shift in colloquial beauty trends. Here are six celebrities who have gone through beauty transformations, big or small, and are looking better than ever today!

6 Ways Your Beauty Routine Impacts the Environment

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As we approach Earth Day 2017, it’s time for all of us to take a critical look at our own personal impact on the beautiful planet we call home. Though you may not know it, your beauty routine is one of the ways you regularly impact the planet, good or bad. From packaging to ingredients, these are 6 things about your beauty regimen and the products you use that may be hurting Mother Earth so you can knock it off and protect our planet!