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Charlotte Tilbury's Makeup Coming to Sephora

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Charlotte Tilbury's Makeup Coming to Sephora

Per Allure, there are makeup artists, and then there's Charlotte Tilbury. A true definition of the word "mogul," Tilbury has done pretty much everything there is to do in this industry — she's worked with top celebrities from Kate Moss to Kylie Minogue, created campaigns for almost every major fashion house, and been awarded an MBE by freaking Queen Elizabeth for services to the beauty and cosmetics industry. Finally, after much clamoring, Tilbury launched her own brand in 2013. It's taken five years, but as of next month, you're about to see a whole lot more of the Charlotte Tilbury line....

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Gingergrass Essential Oil | Uses and Benefits

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Gingergrass Essential Oil | Uses and Benefits

Gingergrass essential oil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine dating back to the 18th century. It is a cousin to lemongrass. Gingergrass is a refreshingly unique oil to incorporate into soaps, colognes, perfumes, or diffusers, as its scent is sharp and fresh. The oil has strong antiseptic properties which make it useful for treating numerous skin ailments such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and other inflammations of the skin. It is also an effective remedy for sinus congestion and assuaging a clouded mind. The oil improves circulation and reduces pain due to ankylosis or other muscle soreness. It also...

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Maracuja Oil | The Popular Yet Unknown Skin Health & Beauty Oil

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Maracuja Oil | The Popular Yet Unknown Skin Health & Beauty Oil

So, what exactly is Maracuja and why is it so popular and beneficial for your overall skin, hair and health.  The word comes from the Amazon, where it refers to the Passion fruit. Its biological name is Passiflora edulis. The seeds of this fruit are rich in oil, and when extracted, this is termed as maracuja oil. However, this is not the major source of Maracuja oil. Most commercial Maracuja oil comes from the Passion flower. Its biological name is Passiflora incarnata. So, we see that both the sources are from the same genus. Passion flower is an exotic, breathtaking...

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Brazil's Right to Beauty

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Brazil's Right to Beauty

In the US, if you want a face lift or a tummy tuck, it’s generally assumed that you’ll be paying out of pocket. Insurance will tend to cover plastic surgery only when the surgery is deemed “medically necessary” and not merely aesthetic.


Per Alvaro Jarrin of Quartzy, in Brazil, however, patients are thought of as having the “right to beauty.” In public hospitals, plastic surgeries are free or low-cost, and the government subsidizes nearly half a million surgeries every year.


Alvaro Jarrin continues, as a medical anthropologist, I’ve spent years studying Brazilian plastic surgery. While many patients are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to become beautiful, the “right to beauty” has a darker side to it.


Everyone I interviewed in Brazil admitted that plastic surgeries were risky affairs. In the public hospitals where these plastic surgeries are free or much cheaper than in private clinics, I heard many patients declare that they were guinea pigs for the medical residents who would operate on them.


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This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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The New Makeup Trend: Garden Brows

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The New Makeup Trend:  Garden Brows

The New Makeup Trend:  Garden Brows

Instagram and YouTube star, Taylor R, created the garden brow trend and it's a lot more "natural" than we thought. Many have recreated the look with their own twist.

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