TREND TO TRY – NAILS BY MEI November 21, 2016

To Mei Kawijiri, nails are just another canvas to display her talent. Looking through her Instagram feed, or the 21st century version of a résumé, there is no object or theme that is off limits. I first met Mei at Valley Nails, a nail salon in Soho known for its intricate and creative nail art. After leaving […]



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New Season, New Eyeliner November 16, 2016

I am a firm believer that eyeliner can make a whole look without any other makeup required, other than liner’s best friend, the ever essential mascara, but I digress.  Liner is my favorite makeup product, and basically the only thing you will find in my makeup bag, because you can do hundreds of different styles […]



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Product Review: Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tanning Mousse November 15, 2016

Although this tanner does come at a higher price ($54) than your typical drugstore tanning product, it’s worth it. The tanning mousse glides on without drying out your skin or having a strong smell as many other tanners do. You can see the dosage of color as your put it on, meaning that the days […]



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The Lowdown on Kylie Lip Kits November 8, 2016

Even if you don’t obsessively Keep Up with the Kardashian-Jenners like I do (no shame), you undoubtedly know about Kylie Cosmetics. The reality-star-turned-lip-stick-mogul released a line of makeup over the past year that includes matte liquid lipsticks, liners, glosses, metallics, and most recently eye shadow and liner. The first round sold out in seconds, and […]



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Where The Wild Things Are: Arts House Goes Savage October 29, 2016

Powerful, yet poised. Gritty, yet graceful. Tenacious, yet tamed. The cast of Arts House Dance Company invaded the veins of Philadelphia to rule the city like a new tribe of the Amazon. To complete their armor, makeup artists Perren Carrillo (C’19), Rebecca Lambright (C’19) and Cindy Ngo (C’18) made them look as ethereal as possible. Highlighter and glitter captured whatever […]



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Easy, Breezy, Beautiful … CoverBoy! October 27, 2016

    t’s 2016, and CoverGirl has found a new face to represent its makeup empire. In the past, the brand has always aimed for spokespeople with easy, breezy and beautiful qualities – this time, they found these qualities in a boy. Last week, CoverGirl officially announced its first-ever male face, and people can not […]



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From Diet to Disorder October 20, 2016

 do not have an eating disorder. I can’t classify myself under one of those scientific names that I learned in high school health class. I can’t be described on a medical website. Still, I know, how I feel about food isn’t healthy. I have disordered eating habits. Forms of disordered eating habits include binge eating, […]



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You Deserve A Break! October 18, 2016

hen is the last time you allowed yourself to take a break? When is the last time you gave yourself any credit? If you’re a Penn student, you’ve been admitted into one of the nation’s top universities, and competed with the best of the best ever since. You have made it through double-scheduled midterms, presentations […]



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Get Your Shine On October 13, 2016

Whether you’re contouring, strobing, nontouring (yep), or just doing you, highlighters have become an invaluable part of many makeup routines. For any readers who don’t yet know, highlighters are pale, shimmery products applied to the high points of a face – think cheekbones, tip of the nose, bow of the mouth. Highlighters help illuminate these […]



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Around the World in Healthy Ways October 12, 2016

When I lived with a host family in France this summer, I gained some interesting insight into French eating habits. According to my host mother, the key ingredient to remaining fit and healthy is to eat three block meals a day and avoid snacking in between. This theory stood in complete contrast to the eating […]



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