Sharai Washington

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"Milkshake" Singer Kelis on Soul Food and Growing Up

We've been waiting for the return of Kelis. Seriously, we still get excited hearing the opening bars of "Milkshake" and that was more than a decade ago. If her album <i>Tasty</i> (which featured, "Milkshake," "Keep It Down," and "Trick Me") was our first glimpse into just how irresistible a Kelis track …

I Got the Kim Kardashian Vampire Facial

Last year, I watched Kim Kardashian walk into a spa with her BFF Jonathan Cheban to get a facial. A normal, everyday occurance in the life of Kim Kardashian, right? Only during this particular facial, Kardashian's face was stabbed with tiny needles full of her own blood. She got what's since been …

Ask E. Jean: What's The Harm In A Sugar Daddy?

Am I selling myself short for the materialistic thing?<p><b>HEY, E. JEAN:</b> I've been thinking about finding myself a sugar daddy. As a little girl I dreamed of living a lavish lifestyle, but, sadly, I was not born into wealth. Now that I'm older (22) everybody tells me, "Continue with grad school! Find a …

Breaking: If You Don't Wax Your Legs, You Will Turn Into a Man

Ladies, here is some important news you might not be aware of: If you don't wax your body, terrible, terrible things will probably happen to you. In their newest commercials, which debuted last night, the hair removal experts at Veet revealed some side effects of having stubble:<p><b>Taxis won't pick you</b> …

Miley Cyrus Opens Up to Tavi Gevinson About Heartbreak, Sex, and Feminism

Everyone seems to have an opinion about Miley Cyrus these days, so for ELLE's May Women in Music issue, we asked writer Tavi Gevinson to meet Cyrus on the road and try to get inside her head. The result was an honest, surprising, and revealing conversation between two young women of the same …

Twitter Might Be Ruining Your Relationship

While tweeting up a storm during the <i>Game of Thrones</i> premiere might be good for your social media cred, it probably isn't helping your relationship. A new study published in the journal of <i>Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking</i> finds that active Twitter use leads to more Twitter-related …

On the Horrific Consequences of Abortion Restrictions: A Texas OB/GYN Speaks Out

Dr. Sherwood has been practicing for four decades, and he's been denied admitting privileges in the Rio Grande Valley.<p><i>Dr. Sherwood Lynn, an obstetrician gynecologist, has provided abortion care in Texas for four decades. Recently, however, it's become much harder for him to perform this procedure.</i> …

10 ELLE.com Editors on the Outfits That Got Us Hired

"Being comfortable = being confident."<p>Just because we work at a fashion website doesn't mean we didn't have those pre-interview outfit jitters. Here, 10 ELLE.com editors share what they wore for their interviews and the thought processes behind each of their looks.

Six-Year-Old Asks Hillary Clinton the Only Question That Matters

During a seminar at the World Affairs Council of Oregon's 2014 International Speakers Series, a six-year-old asked Hillary Clinton the question we've all wanted to know the answer to for months now. Here's what happened, via MSNBC. WARNING: dangerous levels of adorable.<p>Frustratingly inconclusive! …

23 Perfect Pleated Skirts

Pleats, Please!<p>From sporty chic to street style eye candy, here are our favorite pleats of the season.

The Most In-Demand Makeup Artists in the Industry Share Their Secrets

Meet the winners of ELLE's 2014 Beauty Genius Awards.<p>Makeup this spring celebrates experimentation, individuality, and optimism. From Nico Guilis' part-time surf girls and Christian McCulloch's sexed-up '70s club queens, to Angela Levin's classic Hollywood icons and Jürgen Braun's woke-up-like-this …

Ask E. Jean: I've Become An Accidental Sugar Momma

Goodbye, Mr. Manips<p><b>DEAR E. JEAN:</b> I have a career that I love and a boyfriend who's funny, sweet, and caring. His dream is to become a writer. I've always been supportive of the idea, and he moved in and started a blog with the goal of making $2,000 a month by the spring of 2014. As he planned to …

The Very Long and Very Painful Process of Tattoo Removal

When I turned 18, I didn't rebel against my parents and get a tattoo. Instead, I waited a year to get inked with a few of my sorority sisters at Matthew's Party and Tattoo in Johnstown, P.A. The six of us were close, and we wanted to get something small that would remind us of our college days, …

Skin Care

17 Life Changing Makeup Hacks Every Woman Should Know

These tricks will leave everyone wondering what you did to look so gorgeous.<p><b>1. Perfect your cupid's bow by drawing an "X" on your upper lip first as a guideline.</b><p>To make the cupid's bow part of your pout look perfect, the easiest and quickest way is to take a lip liner in the same shade as your …

Makeup

Learning the Art of Seduction from Jay Z and Rihanna

I'm big enough to admit that I recently found myself in a beauty rut. It went like this: quick shower, a drop of Visine in each peeper, a sweep of mascara, and a spritz of my signature scent before I ran out the door. Some days, instead of my usual high-waisted James Jeans and a cropped sweater, …

Beauty

30 Spring Dresses We Want to Wear Right Now

Because floral prints look so much better sans tights.<p>Spring is still a few weeks away, but we've <i>been</i> ready to wear dresses with soft floral prints and breezy ruffles. With options from Aussie's cult-label Realisation, Altuzarra's cherry-printed collection, and DJ-turned-dress-guru Harley …

The 85 Most Adorable Tiny Tattoos in Hollywood

So small you might miss them.<p>If you want a tattoo, but you're looking for something subtle, use these celeb tiny tats as inspiration.

38 Times Mariah Carey Was A Fabulous Diva

Beyoncé's 75 Fiercest Looks

See How Altering the Shape of Your Brows Can Change Your Whole Face

“To me, the eyebrows are the most important part of the face,” Kevyn Aucoin once wrote. Anyone who’s tried even the smallest amount of plucking or …

5 fantastic free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

When it comes to smartphone platforms, there’s plenty to enjoy on iOS and Android alike. The “iPhone vs. Android” debate is obviously a heated one …

'Oculus' holds up a mirror to a disturbing family past

Facing childhood trauma can be like a trip through the looking glass.<p>And in <i>Oculus</i>, it is literally just that.<p>Viewers are quickly drawn into the unsettling and well-acted story (*** out of four; rated R; opens Friday nationwide) of a haunted antique mirror that takes siblings Kaylie (Karen Gillan) …

Why we all love numbers

Jerry Newport asks me to pick a four-digit number.<p>"2761," I say. "That's 11 x 251," he replies, reciting the numbers in one continuous, unhesitant flow. "2762. That's 2 x 1381. 2763. That's 3 x 3 x 307. 2764. That's 2 x 2 x 691."<p>Jerry is a retired taxi driver from Tucson, Arizona, who has Asperger …

Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story

Jane Neubauer was just out of basic training when a secretive military unit recruited her for an undercover mission. She claims she was raped on …

How to Do Bold Lips – Allure’s Beauty Basics – A Makeup Tutorial Series

The 5 Easiest Contouring Tricks To Define Features: http://into.gl/1hnAgT2

32 Celebrity Curly Hairstyles We Love

These stars show that when it comes to hair, it's all about embracing the curves and kinks.<p>These stars show that when it comes to hair, it's all about embracing the curves and kinks. Plus, dust off your hot rollers and try this tutorial for big waves.

Face Washing 101: 6 Things to Avoid

Avoiding these common face-washing blunders will help you get better skin.<p><b>1. Overdoing it</b><p>Too much washing can age your skin. Do it no more than twice daily, though an extra wash pre- or post-workout is okay.<p><b>2. Using a harsh cleanser</b><p>Consider swapping out soap — which can strip your skin of its …