By Vanessa Golembewski, Refinery29
Sometimes, you and your stuff part ways. It's no one's fault. Well, okay - usually, it's your fault. But, we've all been there. An eyeshadow left at a girlfriend's house. A lip gloss fallen behind in the ladies' toilets. A mascara dropped out of a bag. We get it.
But, as if losing your favorite now-discontinued lipstick weren't enough, a new poll reveals that the annual cost of replacing the lost items of your beauty kit is a whopping $386. And the industrious company behind said data thinks that merits a stand-alone make-up bag insurance policy for women.
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According to a poll by beauty retailer Feel Unique, which surveyed over 2,000 women, one in 10 women spend $94 a month replacing lost beauty items, and the average British woman will spend $386 per year replacing her favorite makeup. What's more concerning is that over a quarter of those women admitted to cancelling a date because they could not
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Is it just us, or has Prince Harry become a giant thunder-stealer, lately? Between his hot pursuit of Jennifer Lawrence after we neglected to include him in our roundup of potential suitors and his "all in a day's work" discussion of his tour in Afganistan (conveniently just weeks after Kate's pregnancy announcement), Harry seems to be a bit of a one-upper. And now, as we all anxiously await the royal baby with bated breath (the likes of which we haven't seen since Blue Ivy), Harry has gone and revealed the baby-to-be's gender. Or, has he?
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According to an inside source (who? who? who?), Harry's been unable to keep quiet about the upcoming birth of his nephew. The younger prince was also photographed carrying a blue teddy and has been reportedly spreading the news of a little boy to friends and family. But, we've got a sneaky feeling we're being punked: This same
Mom is simply the best. Who else will take care of you when you're feeling ill, listen to you when you're down in the dumps, and text you incessantly when you're on a date?
Of course, someone so concerned awe-inspiring deserves only the most special of gifts. This Mother's Day, remind her just how incredible you think she is with one - or more! - of these perfect little somethings. Followed, of course, by all the showings of affection your phone, email, and snail mail, can handle.
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Suffering from superfood fatigue? We hear you. As much as we love kale (which is a lot, in case you couldn't tell), even we are starting to get sick of it in our daily salads.
But just when we thought superfoods may have lost their luster, we came across nine nutritionally stellar, totally under-the-radar powerhouses. Forget salmon, avocado, and walnuts - these yummy foods and spices stem from a mix of ancient Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Middle-Eastern diets, and pack one heckuva better-body punch. Read on to get the scoop straight from the experts on these exciting new superfoods. Sorry, kale, but we may have found a new nutritional love of our lives...
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By Laura Argintar, Refinery29Read More »from Is the World Ready for a Self-Tanning Body Wash? Josie Maran Thinks So
.We want so desperately to be on board with self-tanners, but we hate the whole rigmarole that comes with them. When we actually attempt to put one on, we're scared of missing a spot or looking like we got into a bar brawl with a Mystic Tan booth. Don't even get us started on the awkward drying process, where you stand around in the nude, trying desperately not to brush up against something lest you stain it burnt-Cheetoh orange. Between all the mishaps that can occur with self-tanning creams, sprays, pads, wipes, wands, brushes, and lotions, achieving a perfectly flawless faux tan feels harder to attain than tickets to Bey's Mrs. Carter World Tour.
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But, what if applying self-tanner was as simple as taking a shower? Josie Maran wants to make that dream a reality: Starting at midnight tonight, May 2nd, she'll be introducing her new Argan Self-Tanning Body Wash on
By Kelly Hernandez, Refinery29Read More »from How to Ask for a Raise like a BOSS (And Get It!)
Kelly P. Hernandez is the founder and CEO of Financechic.com an independent personal finance site for women. After 15 years of working in male-dominated Wall Street and Silicon Valley, she's made it her mission to help women take charge of their money. And, when she talks about getting a raise, you know we're going to listen.
Here's the sobering (and all-too-familiar) reality: Chances are you're performing better at your job than some men, yet you're probably making less. Don't sit back and just hope to get noticed. Study after study shows men ask for raises more often, negotiate more for compensation, and ultimately get paid more than women - all for the same job.
You could sit and sulk about this, or, you could go ask for a raise. How? It's important to be analytical and not emotional. ("Sure, I'll double your salary because you're angry and bitter," said no boss ever.) So, here's how to make that big request deliver the big money you're looking for.
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By Leila Brillson, Refinery29Read More »from According to Twitter, This is the Saddest Day of the Year
.One of the often-overlooked benefits of the advent of social media is that we now have a public, archived, and searchable barometer for the way people are feeling at any given time. Sure, that might be the product of "over-sharing" or indicative of our modes of communication changing, but we can now see the mood of all Internet-using people, everywhere. And according to Hedonometer, a company that has been tracking the general feelings of people on Twitter, the saddest day the social-networking site suffered through occurred on April 15.
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By using words like "sad," "tragedy," "death," and "sick" (instead of December 25, 2008, Twitter's happiest day, which had words like "love," "family," and "gift"), April 15 easily took the cake for most depressing. Not only is it Tax Day, but the entire Boston Marathon bombing was experienced
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Can't afford an off-the-rack Burberry bag or a checked runway trench coat? Most people (including us) can't, but that doesn't mean that owning a piece from one of your favorite heritage designers will never be in the stars. Consignment stores, vintage shops, and discount sites are ways to make a Burberry purchase happen...but among all the authentic merchandise, you have some fakes masquerading as real deals. Where's a Veritaserum when you need one?
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It turns out that you don't need a psychic to figure out if that check is checked out. Watch Graham Wetzberger, senior director of authentication and brand compliance from TheRealReal on how to make sure your Burberry is legit.
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By Gabrielle Korn, Refinery29Read More »from Ginnifer Goodwin's Secret to Great Skin is Perfect for Lazy Ladies!
This is not an exaggeration: We frequently find ourselves wondering how Ginnifer Goodwin does it. The flawless skin, the perfectly tousled pixie, the matte lipstick that looks like it's naturally part of her face even though it's hot pink - girlfriend knows her way around a beauty routine. So when we say we were excited about the opportunity to read every detail of how this babe maintains her enviable level of ethereal prettiness, you should know that excited doesn't actually cover it.
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We expected to hear a very involved skin regimen that included pricey creams made from unicorn tears, but GG blew our minds by admitting she is not so diligent on the skin care front - she even 'fessed up to not washing her face every night. Yes, she actually sleeps in her makeup and - despite the fact that every dermatologist on the planet says that will ruin your skin - she still looks amazing. Are
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By Vanessa Golembewski, Refinery29Read More »from Does Kristen Stewart Have Better Style Than Kate Middleton?
Kristen Stewart has propped herself up on two rather sturdy pillars when it comes to her wardrobe: One, that she does not want to have her clothing draw any further attention from paparazzi, and two, that a girl's outfit ought to match her energy, and if she doesn't feel like dressing up, then so be it. With such a cavalier approach to everyday style, it's quite impressive that Stewart has managed to once again top Glamour U.K.'s list as Best Dressed Woman, defeating both Emma Watson and the Duchess.
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Praised for her "personal rock-chick style," this is the second year in a row Stewart has topped the list, a bit to our surprise. This isn't to say that Stewart has been without her fabulous red carpet moments, but she's also had some notable flops (shortened Erdem dress, anyone?). What do you think, though? Is KStew worthy of a two-year victory, or would you have voted for one of the runners up?