Stories by Amanda Montell

15 Best Eyebrow Products

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15 Best Eyebrow Products

The best eyebrow products can be the difference between a polished look and a messy, dated one. Look back at old photos of yourself from the '90s, and you'll undoubtedly find a pair of over-plucked brows, drawn on messily with poor quality eyebrow pencils. We used to tweeze the living daylights out of our eyebrows ("eyebrows on fleek" hadn't yet been introduced to our vocabulary). Today, the trends have shifted to fuller, bolder brows; and in order to recover from the great over-plucking of 1999, we must rely on the best eyebrow products. Any hope of returning to natural, perfect eyebrows depends on it.   See products

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8 Meditation Hacks for People Who Suck at Sitting Still

When we hear the word meditation, it's hard not to picture some hippie dippie type in a cross-legged posture, spending two hours a day trying not to scratch her nose. Maybe that's our cynicism talking; maybe it's the fact that we read "Eat, Pray, Love" one too many times. Whatever the reason, meditation often seems totally out of reach for us normal, busy people.   read more

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11 Best Deep Conditioners for Natural Hair

A quality deep conditioner can make all the difference for ladies with natural hair. Hitting your strands with a rich dose of moisture once a week or so can help nourish, strengthen and moisturize, repairing any damage from heat styling or the elements. The best deep conditioners for natural hair can also help enhance curls, increase shine and protect hair from future damage, keeping it healthier (and prettier) for longer.   read more

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9 Soothing Face Masks to Help Kill Your Holiday Hangover

So, you went a little crazy last night. You said "yes" to a few too many rounds of flaming shots, performed a few too many whips and far too many nae naes, and now you've found yourself with a splitting migraine and zombie-like complexion. We've all been there.   read more

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10 Best Heat Protectant Products

Any hair care expert will tell you that in order to prevent hair from becoming damaged and broken, it is crucial to apply some sort of heat protectant, like a heat protection spray, serum or cream. You've missed a step if you subject your strands to high temperatures from irons and dryers without one.   See products

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8 Badass Ways to Pull Off Dark Lipstick This Winter

Remember when you were 16 years old? That night you swiped a six-pack from your parents and snuck out in the middle of the night to split it with your best friends? Remember how invincible you felt? That rebel still lives in you somewhere, and though it's no longer cute to engage in juvenile teenage behavior, we can all benefit from a little darkness here and there.   See Tips

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Would You Bathe Your Face in Semen For Perfect Skin?

We beauty junkies are known to go to extremes for flawless skin: dropping $85 on the latest peptide-packed night creams, clearing out our fridges to concoct trendy DIY elixirs. But beauty blogger Tracy Kiss (yes, that is her real name) has won the wacky award on her quest for a clear complexion with -- wait for it -- semen facials.   read more

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The 'It' Girl Hairstyle That Takes Less Than 10 Minutes

Oh, the half bun. You've seen it. It's that hairstyle all the girls on Pinterest are wearing -- the one that looks like you tried to throw your hair up into a top knot, but forgot most of it? Over the past two years, we've seen the half bun everywhere -- on celebrities from Ariana Grande to the Olsen Twins. But how did the half bun first come to be?   read more

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10 Hot Chocolate Recipes That Put the Store Brand Stuff to Shame

When we think of hot chocolate, we picture our eight-year-old selves in footie pajamas, crowded around a microwave, waiting for that sacred ding telling us to snatch our Swiss Miss and load it up with marshmallows. Oh, childhood. All it took was a little hot chocolate mix and some milk to make our entire night.   read more

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11 Best Eye Shadow Palettes

There are few beauty products that look prettier on our vanities and makeup counters than eye shadow palettes. The sleek packaging, the assortment of pretty matte colors and shimmery shades -- a good eye shadow palette is like an artist's palette of paints, but better, because, well, eye shadow.   read more

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