Shana Perault

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The 5 Best Affordable Jewelry Brands You've (Probably) Never Heard of

I have to start this by being honest, jewelry has never really been my thing. Now, before you bail and immediately stop reading, it's not because I don't like to wear it or don't have a strong opinion about it — I most certainly do. It's instead because I have a very unfortunate tendency to lose …

Jewelry

I Finally Found a Contouring Product That I Actually Love and it Couldn't Be Easier to Use

Of all of the huge beauty trends I've covered, contouring is the one that I've always stayed far away from. It just never appealed to me, honestly. I always justified it by thinking that — between my high cheekbones and naturally defined facial features paired with my beard — I didn't need to add …

Makeup

SPRING IS HERE (I Think?) so Let's Talk These New Drugstore Skincare Launches

I love new drugstore skincare products. It’s such an exciting feeling to twirl slow motion through the beauty aisles surrounded by all of the new launches like “What will make me hotter this season?” You can spend, what, $23? And come out with a whole new skincare routine. I love that. Summer is …

Skin Care

xoBookClub: 12 Illustrated Books for Grownups

Since it's the weekend and we're all too grown up to get jazzed on sugary cereal and watch Saturday morning cartoons, let's immerse ourselves in books with pictures because what's the use of a book without them?<p>Some of my fondest memories of reading when I was small are of late nights spent with my …

Books

Can a Girl Live on One Pair of Glasses Alone? (Plus: Here Are Some Cool Spectacle Doodads You Never Knew You Needed)

As I type this, the stitches in my eyeballs are in the process of dissolving — so I have to pause every so often to dab away the sticky residue that clouds my vision. The stitches are because I'm about 10 days out from surgery to restore my lost binocular vision, also known as strabismus surgery. …

Eyeglasses

9 Beauty Products That Smell Better Than Actual Perfume

I have a thing about always needing to smell good. I think it started when a boy in my sixth grade science class told me that I smelled weird (I know, so uncool). After that fateful day I kept Green Apple Bath & Body Works body spray in my locker and sprayed myself with copious amounts of it during …

Beauty

Burn Your Shapewear (and Wear this Instead)

I cannot tell a lie: all shapewear as you currently know it is for suckers. Everyone within earshot of this post should stand up and immediately throw any and all shapewear they currently own directly into the nearest trashcan.<p>Yes, I'm a wardrobe stylist preaching AGAINST women wearing shapewear, …

Clothing

The Best Brush Sets To Gift But Really To Buy For Yourself

For a long time, makeup brushes were always an afterthought to me. I was more excited about the actual products I was putting on my face than how I was applying them. I had makeup brushes. I had a bunch, actually, but I would always neglect them and end up haphazardly using a sponge to do my …

Makeup

These Are The Best And Bubbliest Products For Devoted Bubble Bath Enthusiasts

Normally, I am opposed to superfluous days of nationally acknowledged niche-celebration. National Hairball Awareness Day? Meh. National Tooth Fairy Day? Why? National Maple Syrup Day? Like I need a reason.<p>But National Bathtub Party Day is something that, as a genuine bubble bath enthusiast, I can …

Fair Trade

After Years of Searching, I’ve Found the 5 Perfumes That Are Guaranteed To Make You Smell Like Delicious Candy All Year Round!

I’m obsessed with candy. No, for real. I am. I have a designated candy basket in my room that must have candy in it at all times. ALL TIMES. It’s bad.<p>As long as I can remember I’ve always had Skittles in my bag. I was known for it in school, so needless to say I gave out a LOT of Skittles. I …

Beauty

I’m A Professional Make-up Artist (And Former MAC Artist) And These Are My Top 5 Most Loved MAC Lipsticks

I worked for MAC for a couple years and in doing so, I got to spend A LOT of time narrowing down my favorite MAC lipsticks and combinations… and at the end of the day these are my most used lipsticks that I have personally used on myself and clients.<p>They range from super nude to peachy to pink and …

Makeup

5 Motivational Podcasts To Get You Off Your Ass

It’s really easy to fall into your own pity party. Recently, a combination of breakups, cheating rumors and a dent in my new car resulted stay-in-bed-all-day-and-cry type of depression that was seemingly impossible to shake. But since I’m an “adult” with “responsibilities” I was forced to leave the …

Self-improvement

I'm Finally Washing My Hair Thanks To These New Conditioning Cleansers

I know what you’re thinking. “Why is Tynan writing an article about hair care after two years of telling us that he doesn’t wash his hair?”<p>Well, that’s not <i>exactly</i> true. It’s not that I don’t wash my hair, it’s just that I literally never allow it to come in contact with water, much less shampoo. …

Hair Care

How to Take Care of Your Hands Like A Hand Model (From a Hand Model)

Hand care might not be everyone’s most primary concern – but for me it has become a big part of my life. Working as a hand model here in NYC, I’m expected to have flawless hands and nails. Of course perfection is not always attainable, my nails break and my hands dry out just like everyone else.<p>I …

Skin Care

I’m Fighting To Combat My Master-Level Negative Self-Talk, and This New Website Is Helping

“Negative self-talk.” I’m pretty sure the first time I heard this phrase, it was being uttered by Dr. Phil on an early episode of his talk show. Soooooo, that was a long time ago. As he drawled his way through a metaphor about a tape recorder and how some thoughts are “real” while others are …

Self-help

7 Beauty Products and Rituals That Make Me Feel Like The Happiest, Prettiest, Girly-Girl Ever

My tolerance for gender norms is inconsistent, coming and going in waves, although usually going at the topic of hair removal. I once engaged in an extremely passionate argument with a guy on the taboo of female body-hair and bikini waxes. At one point during my conniption I screamed something …

Beauty

Weekend Challenge: It's Time For A Month Of Letters

About a year ago, I wrote about how to find a penpal and this thing called <i>A Month of Letters</i>. I am still writing back to people, which blows my mind and, occasionally, all of my ability to hold a pen because, whew. Hand cramps.<p>I even had to take some time off completely over the summer because my …

Creative Writing

How Not to Hand Over Your Entire Paycheck Next Time You Go to the Salon

Visiting a salon should be somewhat therapeutic and relaxing, not stressful or overwhelming. A common reason for avoiding salon visits is fear of intimidation — that your stylist will pressure you into getting a ton of services or buying a lot of products. As a stylist, it never fails to surprise …

Hair

6 Books That Will Make You Want To Be A Better Human

Six books to make you listen harder, tell more truth, and edit your internal monologue. Books to help you get out of bed tomorrow. Books to remind you there are people who are also sleep-deprived and sick of eating canned tuna. Here’s to more I-never-knew-a-book-could-do-that moments in 2k15.<p><b>1. 100</b> …

Creative Writing

Someone Please Get Me The 8 Beauty Products On My Holiday Wish List

Happy December! If you're not a fan of the holiday season due to being down-and-out about consumerism, stop reading now. For those of you who get hyped-up at the thought of gingerbread houses (which at my home, often end up covered in frosting penises, thanks to my brothers, who are all over 30), …

Salvation Army

29 Literary Gifts for the Book Lover in Your Life

The holidays are upon us, and the book nerds are growing restless. We've got you covered.<p><b>1) Cookbooks!</b> The classic holiday gift, advisably given <i>before</i> the holidays to prompt your family members to cook something that is not terrible.<p><b>"Saveur: The New Classics Cookbook"</b> (The Editors of Saveur …

Books

How To Triumph Over The 6 Most Annoying Winter Beauty Problems

Newsflash: Winter is horrible.<p>Yes, it brings us the holidays and nostalgic conversations over hot chocolate, but it also brings us a lot of pain; mainly in the way it (negatively) affects our skin, hair, and overall beautifulness.<p>Let’s get down to business and discuss the most common winter beauty …

Skin Care

6 Unexpectedly Absorbing Games To Play On Your Phone While Ignoring Your Family This Holiday Season

The realities of distance have long dictated that my time spent among family is somewhat limited to a couple weeks in total each year. My people of origin all live in South Florida, while I am in Boston, and although my in-laws in upstate New York are closer, they’re still far enough away, and …

GDC

The 5 Comfort Books I Brought to Japan or An Excuse to Tell My David Sedaris Story

When I was 22, my boyfriend at the time bought me tickets to see David Sedaris read at Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis.<p>This was right after "Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim" came out and aside from reading and re-reading this book, few things brightened my life at the time.<p>Having just …

Books

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Why A Sponge By The Asian Konjac Plant Is My Best-kept Skincare Secret

I love skincare. I’d rather spend more money on good skincare products than on makeup to cover blemishes. Luckily, though, my favorite skincare product -- a Konjac sponge, a palm-size pad made from the Asian Konjac plant -- is actually really affordable, usually priced less than $10.<p>What makes it …

Skin Care

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18 Easy DIY Art Projects You Can Make With Watercolors

Let's paint the town. (In dreamy watercolors, preferably.)

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