The Truth About Cruelty-Free Cosmetics


A couple of years ago, a game-changing term finally broke through my consciousness: Cruelty-free. I was an ethical vegetarian and loved to volunteer at the local kitten rescue, but the reality of cosmetic animal testing remained hidden behind my mind’s backdrop—It just wasn’t something I wanted to consider during my Sephora sprees. Then, one fateful […]

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Beauty Apps Every Modern Lady Needs To Download Now


Illustration by Rebecca Flato What did we even do before our phones had apps for everything?  Counting our steps, arranging a ride for adult beveraging, ordering dinner during our evening commute… Thankfully, beauty apps have also jumped on the train of innovation.  From on-demand services to virtual beauty experiences, beauty apps have made our habits […]

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Can confidence come from a razor?


Photo courtesy of Teen Vogue I remember the exact moment I realized I wanted to—no, needed to—shave. In sixth grade P.E. class, stepping onto the basketball court in gym shorts, I noticed a boy sitting at eye level with my legs, staring, and suddenly I became very aware of my prickly hairiness. I. Was. Mortified. I’m […]

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$20 A Month Finally Cleared Up My Acne


The internet warned me that if acne doesn’t pay you a visit during your teen years, it’ll catch up with you eventually. Like when it said it was time to retire whisker jeans, the internet was right. Again. I had clear skin my whole life but in my mid-20s, I found myself suffering through a […]

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