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Tuya Haden

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Mel Trindade

I’m a journalism student. You’ll probably find me reading a book, drawing or just telling some story.

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Jillian Holness

I'm a freelance writer and creator of Handbag Honey, a luxury and contemporary handbag blog. I love to …

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Latest Articles

The New Carter Beauty Christmas Collection is the Perfect Gift for any Budget

The Christmas season has kicked off early this year and Carter beauty has dropped their Christmas collection, just in time to start buying your stocking fillers. CEO Marissa Carter, owner of Cocoa Brown and Carter Beauty has dropped a Christmas range this year that is easy on the eye and even easier on your pockets The prices in this collection range from €9.95 to €49.95 and it is perfect for anyone trying to dabble with colour on a budget or somebody who hasn’t had a chance to try the brand a
By Jennet Jusu
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Top 5 Coziest Athleisure Staples for the Holiday Season

Oh, holiday season! The most anticipated time of the year. With COVID-19 still being a global health issue and a hot topic, it’s only natural to feel discouraged that we won’t be able to celebrate the holidays among family and friends like we used to. However, our current circumstance provides us with an opportunity to reinvent our holiday gatherings to keep our loved ones healthy. Besides organizing a good meal, setting up decorations, and prepping up for family drive-thru potlucks, it's impor
By Jennet Jusu
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Sustainability in Conversation: Fashion

This is Sustainability in Conversation; a series where I talk to people about their individual experiences of sustainability. In a world where the media is a continual onslaught of negative news and general dreariness, I wanted to talk to the environmentalists, the business owners, the experts, the craftspeople and everyone else with a love for sustainability – about what they’re personally doing to help protect our beautiful planet. In doing so, I hope to maybe remind myself (and hopefully you)
By Jennet Jusu
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Must Try Makeup Collabs featuring RuPaul's Drag Race Alumni

RuPaul’s Drag Race gave a platform for queens everywhere to showcase their sickening styles of drag to the world. Many of the queens that performed on this show went on to start careers of their own, even if they didn’t snatch the crown. No tea, no shade, no pink lemonade. Just alumni brands for your next escapade. Kim Chi was a season eight alumna known for her ability to bring the anime style fantasy alive, and the dancing challenges she stumbled through. Kim Chi brought that same cartoon vi
By Jennet Jusu
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Why Men Wearing Dresses Really isn’t a Big Deal

If you follow Harry Styles on social media, then you’ve probably seen his iconic Vogue cover that came out a couple of weeks ago. Although amazing, one specific feature of the cover caught the attention of many and sparked debate. On the cover, Harry wore a beautiful, light blue, ruffled dress with a black jacket over top. He looked great, but some people questioned the outfit choice and wondered if it was appropriate for a man to be wearing. One American politician even criticized it, tweeting
By Jennet Jusu
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How I Landed an Internship During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This has been one of the most difficult years any of us have ever experienced. So much has gone wrong that has drastically changed our lives. For me, 2020 was supposed to be my biggest year yet filled with many opportunities and excitement. The week before Monmouth shut down, I felt like I finally had my life on track – I felt good about my schoolwork, my health, and, of course, the endless possibilities for summer internships. Well, things change, and we have to adapt. I didn’t end up partici
By Allison DeGrushe
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#8 Girls With Disabilities For You To Follow On Instagram

Belly Palma is a graduated Administrator by FAAP and Manager of Inclusive Fashion at the "Department for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the Government of the State of São Paulo". She was born with a bad spine formation called Myelomeningocele, which is nothing more than a spinal cord malformation. So, she has paraplegia and, as she was born with a disability her whole life, she learned how to get around with the occasions, moments in her favor and directing her eyes to what she coul
By Maria Cunha
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Sunflower Baby

When baby girl first bloomed, her hair was slicked down on all sides of her little head. No products were used on her hair quite yet and she was as naturally beautiful as the Her hair was as delicate as her baby skin but that didn’t stop it from becoming a nest of smooth curls. She was a happy and vibrant baby but her hair grew at a fast rate. Her mother often used a small brush to make her baby’s curls look “neater” as if baby girl cared. A pink, yellow, or red bow would be placed in the m
By Ta'Mia Jones
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Best Cyber Monday Deals

With the holidays coming up, ‘tis the season for spending money! With the pandemic, it makes it difficult to go out and purchase gifts in person, which makes cyber Monday the perfect opportunity to do so! Here are a list of some of the best deals: ASOS: Up to 70% off everything Girlfriend Collective: 30% off whole store until Dec. 1st Allswell: 25% off nearly whole site Bed, Bath, & Beyond: $100 my fund awards for every $300 spent Calphalon: up to $170 off select sets Wayfair: up to 80% of
By Jennet Jusu
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Tackling Natural Makeup: Facial Markings

Alas, we have arrived at the last article in the “Tackling Natural Makeup” series. In previous articles, I have broken down the style into different categories: eyes, complexion, and lip makeup. And as you can see, I didn’t stop there! Makeup can be put anywhere, but it is most commonly worn on the face. Some of the most unique things about us are the markings on our faces, which makeup can be utilized to emphasize. Many people like to accentuate facial markings such as freckles, beauty marks,
By Jennet Jusu
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My Experience with Plus-Sized Clothes

Growing up, I always loved to pose in a pretty outfit. However, my big-framed body never allowed me pretty designer outfits or in trend fashion. Times were hard, especially in Asia when most of the women there are petite. Back then (early 2000s), plus size fashion was almost non-existent. Now, we have fashion designers designing outfits that fit many different plus size shaped bodies. The introduction of plus sized models is also highly encouraged in many outlets today. Follow me as I take you
By Jennet Jusu
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I Dressed Like My Zodiac Sign for a Week, & Here’s How it Went Down

If you’re someone who spends any amount of time on social media, you’ve definitely seen the many YouTube and Instagram posts dedicated to dressing like your zodiac sign. But for someone like me who’s not an influencer and doesn’t spend their days vlogging and doing photoshoots, how practical is it to dress the way your star sign predicts? While prepping for the week before starting university classes, I decided to try out dressing like a Leo. I was running around quite a bit, and to undertake t
By Jennet Jusu
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The Thanksgiving Outfit Inspo You Need

This year has been very anticlimactic when it comes to celebrations. Even though Thanksgiving is considered a “colonial” holiday, it’s a good excuse to wear a cute outfit. Essentially, the three outfits depend on what your vibe is. You could sport a casual, elegant, or full-out vibe. You don't really need any specific clothes; just work with what you’ve got. I hope these stylish ideas inspire your potential outfit. Besides, since it’s hot in Puerto Rico, let's show our legs and look hot in the
By Jennet Jusu
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Building Bonds and Losing Bonds: What 18 Years of Friendship Have Taught Me About Time

As kids we often believe in forever friendships. I remember going to Claire’s with my childhood best friend and buying matching necklaces: you know the ones with the split love heart or the lock and key. We had secrets that no one was even aware of and had planned our entire futures together- this included everything from what I would wear (as the maid of honour) at her wedding, to when we would have our children, so that they could be best friends and carry on our legacy. I suppose I admire th
By Jennet Jusu
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Five Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving

As the workload increases in our classes, that means the semester is almost over. When the semester is almost over, that means the holidays are close – first up is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching this week, landing on, of course, the last Thursday in November. It will be nice to sit down for a nice meal and connect with your family; however, this year, that means just your immediate family. The COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, with no end in sight. This Thanksgiving, several nat
By Allison DeGrushe
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You Can Find The Cutest Masks at These Three Stores

Masks are more than a safety precaution nowadays. They are a fashion statement, and retail companies recognize this when they sell facial coverings with unique patterns, designs, and shapes. At first, I struggled to find masks to lay appropriately on my face. Either they were too snug where I could not breathe or too loose where I repeatedly repositioned the mask over my nose. Because of this experience, I went on a hunt for businesses providing quality masks at reasonable prices. I receive com
By Jennet Jusu
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ICYMI: Top Makeup Hacks from Too Faced’s Global Beauty Director, Elyse Reneau

To apply foundation, Reneau uses a brush and starts in the middle of her face and applies out and down, extending down her neck. There is no need to put foundation under your eye, which can result in product buildup. Many people forget this, but make sure you apply foundation to the area around the corner of your jaw, below your ears. Also, if you are being photographed, make sure you put foundation on your ears to match your face! The goal of concealer is to bring a lift to your face, so use a
By Jennet Jusu
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Learning to Not Allow People to Undervalue Me or My Time

"Treat others how you would like to be treated." Throughout our lives, many of us have been told this phrase and encouraged to show kindness to others in exchange for mutual kindness. In my life, this phrase was told to me many times, along with other phrases like “turn the other cheek” and “words will never hurt me." These phrases seemed like an easy enough rule to follow, especially if they guaranteed me the respect of my peers and others- so I followed them. When a family member or a friend s
By Jennet Jusu
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AR in the Beauty Industry

The Sephora Virtual Artist app first came out in the spring of 2017, first starting out with a feature for trying on eyeshadow before moving onto other products. If you’ve ever gone out shopping with your friends in Sephora, you’ve also probably seen some version of this in the store, where instead of your phone screen, you’re greeted with iPads and an even larger screen to give you product recommendations. If you think that they feel a little like Snapchat filters, you’re not totally off -- bot
By Jennet Jusu
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Makeup Window Shopping #1: Holiday Eyeshadow Palettes & More

Lunar Beauty, the brand by beauty guru Manny MUA, is one of the few influencer brands that doesn’t feel like a cash grab. I so respect and admire the passion, creativity and thought that Manny puts into his products, packaging, color selection, and formulation. When I first saw this holiday palette, I wasn’t turned off per se, but I was a bit underwhelmed because “neutrals with a pop of blue” is a pretty overdone color scheme in the beauty community. On second glance, however, I really like how
By Jennet Jusu
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Glossier Brand Review

As an avid lover of all things beauty, I have always been enticed by the world wide web of online makeup and skincare brands. There is just something so alluring. Maybe it’s the mystery of having never seen that brand in a beauty store before, knowing you can only try those products you have seen all over social media if you have them shipped directly to your house. Whatever the pull is, I certainly feel it and no brand has made me feel it more than Glossier. The millennial pink packaging, the
By Jennet Jusu
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10 Ways To Keep Your Beauty Routine Waste Free

There are many tips out there to reduce waste in your life, but there aren’t that many to do the same for beauty when it’s one of the biggest perpetrators of waste. In 2018, in the U.S. alone, almost 7.9 billion units of rigid plastic were created just for beauty and personal care products, according to Euromonitor International. Asia, a booming market for the beauty industry, has 13 times the population of the USA, so can you imagine how much waste we’re complicit in producing? While not forg
By Jennet Jusu
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The Symbolism Behind My Gowns: Why I Am Forever Thankful For My Pageant Journey

After six years of competing, I won my first state title in this dress: the 2018 National American Miss Georgia Teen. I accomplished one of my biggest dreams in this dress, but this gown also created a large amount of stress. I originally tried it on four months before the pageant, but I decided against it because the skirt was too embellished. Despite the skirt’s embellished fabric, the gown’s fit made me extremely happy, and I ordered a custom gown from the designer. Three days before the page
By Jennet Jusu
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A Beginner's Guide to Sewing

To date I have never invested in a sewing pattern for two reasons: I do not like spending money when it is not necessary, and I have yet to find a pattern set I would like to purchase in store. I have however, found that there is a tonne of small businesses online who sell their patterns as a PFD at relatively affordable prices. I usually draft my own patterns via tutorials on YouTube or by tracing my own clothes as a reference. Pattern drafting is an incredibly time-consuming process and requir
By Jennet Jusu
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‘Tis The Season to Make Money on Your Laptop

With temperatures starting to drop and the threat of another potential quarantine on the horizon, there is no doubt a large portion of time this winter season will be spent at home. This makes it the perfect time to turn a skill into a money-making opportunity. Since the start of the pandemic in early spring, I’ve seen so many women find a way to turn their passions into income. Nothing is stopping you from getting rich off of a laptop. No matter your hobby, the internet has a wide variety of re
By Jennet Jusu
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I Haven’t Worn Makeup In Two Weeks - Here’s How I Feel About It

I’ve never been someone who wears a lot of makeup, I usually wear foundation, mascara and a little blush. Although I don’t wear a lot of makeup, I always feel more confident and put together when I wear it. Women are told they look more put together and are more desirable if they highlight their features with makeup. When we don’t wear makeup we are told that we look tired, sick, lazy, or unprofessional. I have fallen into routine of doing my makeup almost everyday since I was 15 because I belie
By Jennet Jusu
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Thanksgiving Makeup on a Budget

Makeup is always fun to try and experiment with, but many high-end brands are expensive to keep repurchasing. There are many drugstore products that are similar and, in many cases, just as effective as high-end options. However, they come at a much lower price point. Here are my current favorites that I’ll be using for my makeup look this Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season! • Wet and Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette in the shade “Dulce de Leche” • Wet and Wild Color Icon Bronzer in th
By Jennet Jusu
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