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Dana Oliver
Dana Oliver is the executive fashion and beauty editor at HuffPost Style. She previously worked for Stylelist, VIBE, and the NY City News Service. She loves neon manicures, Rihanna's constantly-changing hair, shopping at Zara, all things Michael Jackson and gelato.
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Clothing Alterations Are The Key To Having A Complete Wardrobe

(2) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM

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Having a stylist is a luxury that not all people can afford. But you don't need to spend thousands of dollars to hire someone that will help you look more pulled together. Any old garment will look significantly...

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Pro Athletes Test Bobbi Brown's New Makeup Line To Prove It's Sweat-Proof

(1) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 6:30 AM

Just how effective is Bobbi Brown's new line of waterproof eye makeup? Instead of telling you, the cosmetics creator and makeup artist prefers that a professional surfer prove it to you.

To promote the brand's new "Long-Wear" eye collection, professional surfer Kelia Moniz hit the...

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Essie Gel-Setter Is An Easy Way To Cheat A Gel Manicure

(2) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 7:25 PM

Gel manicures are a godsend if you bite your nails or struggle applying your own nail polish. But if you can't afford the time or money this popular nail treatment requires, it may seem as though you have few options for achieving a long-lasting mani. Nail...

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How To Apply Mascara According To The Best Beauty Hacks Out There

(13) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 10:01 AM

Putting on mascara ranks pretty low on the spectrum of complicated makeup application techniques (um, hello, contouring). Still, there are common mistakes that are worth avoiding.

In the video above, PopSugar Beauty reporter Kirbie Johnson shares 10 mascara tips to keep...

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Baba Avtar Singh Shows Us What It's Like To Wrap A 200-Pound Turban

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 4:15 PM

Ever wonder how long it takes to wrap a turban, let alone a 200-pound one?

In the video above, Baba Avtar Singh wraps 2,460 feet of vibrantly-colored fabrics around his head, then tops it off with shiny silver embellishments.

It's an astonishing to...

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The Vaseline Camera Trick That Gave Old Hollywood Actresses A Gorgeous Glow

(19) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 2:53 PM

The cyclical world of beauty has us constantly drawing inspiration from the past. And this season's lit-from-within makeup totally channels Hollywood's Golden Age.

Models strutted down the Spring 2015 runways of Opening Ceremony and Rag & Bone wearing healthy, luminous skin. Meanwhile, beauty brands like...

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Is A Placenta For Hair Treatment The Secret To Growing Stronger Strands?

(5) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 1:24 PM

After spending one night falling down a serious rabbit hole of YouTube product reviews, we stumbled upon some pretty persuasive videos about placenta for hair.

Massaging our scalps and strands with a placenta hair treatment doesn't sound as alluring as say coconut oil. But with...

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Chrissy Teigen's Medium-Length Hair & More Beauty Looks We Loved This Week

(26) Comments | Posted April 12, 2015 | 7:00 AM

The days of down-to-there hair extensions are far behind us, as medium-length hairstyles are hot right now.

Shoulder-skimming locks are universally-flattering for different hair textures and face shapes. This length also offers plenty of flexibility for wearing your hair up, down, curly or straight.


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Is Baby Foreskin The Key To Youthful Skin?

(111) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 12:19 PM

There's a reason anti-aging products and services is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many women and men are willing to try just about anything in order to achieve a more youthful appearance, even if that involves unconventional methods.

The latest? HydraFacial, a facial...

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Oscar De La Renta's Final Fragrance, Extraordinary, Is As Timeless As His Dresses

(1) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 2:03 PM

The doorway made of pink carnations and hydrangeas at Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2015 show was breathtaking. The image of the designer standing on the runway next to his model-muse Karlie Kloss left behind a joyous memory of the fashion...

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Cystic Acne

(103) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 9:34 AM

Have you ever felt a throbbing sensation along your jawline and discovered a small bump under your skin? Chances are you're experiencing cystic acne.

Unlike zits, acne cysts are a type of infection that forms deep below skin tissue and doesn't easily heal with over-the-counter medicines.

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Pharrell Williams And Wife Helen Lasichanh Stun On This Week's Best Beauty List

(56) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 7:00 AM

We'd do just about anything to look inside Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh's medicine cabinet so we can uncover their skincare secrets.

The duo made an appearance at the Chanel Paris-Salzburg show in New York City and floored us with their age-defying beauty. Decked out...

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Jordana Brewster And Her Mom, Maria João, Talk 'Aging With Grace'

(6) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 9:33 AM

Like many women, Jordana Brewster only began to rethink her skincare routine when she started to notice some of those fine lines crop up. The 34-year-old's complexion appears picture-perfect on screen and in photographs, but it's not hard to relate to her sentiments about wanting to take care...

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The Best Beauty Products To Buy From Thrive Market

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 1:53 PM

We've just found our latest favorite one-stop shop.

Access to non-toxic beauty products is often limited and the items are often unaffordable. So when we stumbled upon a new website selling natural skincare and hair products at a fraction of retail costs, we couldn't keep...

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Here's The Problem With Calling Lupita Nyong'o 'The New Face Of Beauty'

(59) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 12:42 PM

Lupita Nyong'o graces the cover of the May issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, and it's a welcome sight indeed. The cover represents a stunning image of a black woman that should be seen regularly on newsstands. The Oscar-winning actress acknowledges that she's in a "unique position;"...

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Melissa Forde And Her Bestie Rihanna Make Strong Cases For The Bucket Hat

(3) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 3:23 PM

Melissa Forde is so much more than Rihanna's best friend. In fact, she's a talented photographer who is now adding another feather to her cap (no pun intended) with her role as creative director for a line of bucket hats.

Forde was handpicked by rap...

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The Best Vegan Nail Polishes To Try If Crushed Beetles Aren't Your Thing

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 2:15 PM

Our go-to trick when our manicures start chipping involves adding a swipe of metallic nail polish. The new layer conceals gaps and kicks up our nail color with a little shimmer. But we had no idea that our quick fix was actually made up of teeny-tiny...

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Rihanna Rocks 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards In Versace Green Fur Coat & Thigh-High Boots

(21) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 11:04 PM

When Rihanna posted a photo of Lil' Kim on her Instagram account Thursday, we had no idea that she'd recreate the rapper's style at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Riri looked like she stepped straight out of the 1997 music video for "

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Black Girls Rock 2015 Red Carpet: Jada Pinkett Smith, Tracee Ellis-Ross & More Amazing Style Icons

(37) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 11:16 AM

Newark, New Jersey, was the place to be on Saturday, as the most beautiful and brilliant women of color gathered for the 2015 Black Girls Rock event.

Founded by philanthropist and celebrity DJ Beverly Bond, the annual awards ceremony celebrates trailblazers in the fields of entertainment,...

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Christina Hendricks' Strawberry Blonde Hair Tops This Week's Celebrity Beauty List

(8) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Oh, Christina Hendricks, we adore you.

The 39-year-old actress showed off her new strawberry blonde hair at the New York special screening for "Mad Men" on March 22. Wearing a ruby red sequin Vivienne Westwood dress, Hendricks' locks fell elegantly against her shoulders. The golden...

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