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As a self-professed beauty fan, there are so many products from major brands that have made their way onto my list of must-have makeup and skincare. On the other hand, there are also some amazing indie brands whose innovative and effective products deserve just as much attention as their big-league counterparts. 

Trying out new brands and sharing my findings with friends and family has always been one of my favourite ways to spread the word, and in light of the current economic climate, it’s more important than ever to support local talent. Whether you’re

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Jennifer Lopez poses head to toe naked on new album cover

Photo credit: Instagram/jenniferlopez
Photo credit: Instagram/jenniferlopez

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After teasing her new bob haircut yesterday, Jennifer Lopez has revealed her upcoming album cover, which shows her completely naked. Like, completely naked.

The singer has been teasing her ninth studio album, In The Morning, on Instagram, and it’s safe to say her 133million followers are pretty shook. “Surprise! Here’s the official cover art for #InTheMorning ✨ Single drops Friday ✨📸: @mertalas & @macpiggott,” she wrote.

The photo shows the singer stark naked, leaning forward with one hand (massive engagement ring in shot) on her thigh, and the other on her face. Wow.

“If this doesn’t break the internet nothing will 🤣,” one fan wrote, while Rita Ora added, “Legend 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼”

Someone else commented, “Power. Beauty. Strength. Woman.” while another fan put, “Goals and respect for life. So many years have gone by and yet, here you are continuing to be better every year.

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What Makes a Strong Woman? Here’s What They All Have in Common

Society is so hard on women who actually choose to recognise their worth: the skills and talents they’ve worked so hard to acquire, endorse and imbibe. In India especially, it’s almost a crime to be a woman and to be acknowledged for good work. But for a strong woman, the world is much larger than the limitations of her neighbourhood aunties’ predictions. She wakes up in the morning with only one calling—the one she makes to herself.

As author R. H. Sin puts it in perfect quirk: “The most dangerous woman of all is the one who refuses to rely on your sword to save her because she carries her own.”

What Makes a Strong Woman? Here’s What They All Have in Common
What Makes a Strong Woman? Here’s What They All Have in Common

The world is full of strong women taking charge of their own fates. Her strength isn’t a genetic gift that’s been passed on through the women in

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7 Clever Substitutes for Your Favorite Beauty Products

It’s been several months since we’ve been social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and chances are, you’ve run out of your everyday beauty products and had to make a trip to the drugstore once or twice. Even if you’re taking a break from your regularly scheduled full-face looks, you might still be playing with makeup for a Zoom meeting, a Bumble video date, or just for fun.

But what if you run out of your favorite mascara or eyebrow gel and you don’t feel like battling anti-maskers at Walmart if you live in a state seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases? Maybe you completely spaced on ordering body wash. You can search online wait for your stuff to be delivered, or just sub them out and use other beauty products you might have lying around.

We chatted with cosmetic chemists, hairstylists, makeup artists, and trichologists

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