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Justine Kay
Justine Kay, recent graduate of Quinnipiac University, majored in Public Relations and minored in political science. She is a blogger, writer, working-girl, and obsessed with everything style, makeup, and food related. Her blog advises college students on healthy (sometimes indulgent) recipes that are quick and easy. Her twitter handle is @jlkay2012 in case you would like to engage in some food for thought!

Entries by Justine Kay

Products I Stole From My Curlfriends

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 12:36 PM

I've been on my relaxed healthy hair care journey for over a year now (!!): but the naturalista movement? Been going on for years, and most mainstream companies have finally jumped into the ethnic hair care business.

Perusing the aisles at Target, CVS, and Ricky's NYC, I see oodles...

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A Greasy Girl's Guide to Oils

(2) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 10:34 AM

With summer rapidly approaching, makeup trends float towards the effortlessly dewy, refreshed, just hydrated enough skin. Not for us oily girls. We often suffer from #makeupmeltdown. No matter how much air conditioning, fanning, powder, and oil-absorbing sheets-which Starbucks napkins are an excellent dupe for, by the way-the grease seems to...

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Yes, My Little Brother Steals My Beauty Products

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 12:18 PM

I never thought my little brother would start stealing my beauty products. Food and drink? Certainly. The car when I needed it? Absolutely. I guess I never realized that boys need almost as much grooming as we do. Primping, however, is up to us.

My brother...

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Finding Your Signature Fragrance

(6) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Finding your signature fragrance is a journey. I'd like to think there are fragrances for every stage of our lives, and the choices are endless. Fragrance also carries a sort of sentiment, as I remember my first ever real perfume was Clinique Happy. Now every time I smell...

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The College Kid's Guide to Becoming an Entrepreneur (While You're in School!)

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 6:34 AM

During my brief stint in business school, the one thing I remember them teaching me was "if you have an idea, someone's already thought of it. If you do it faster, cheaper, and better, you will succeed." I've had to do plenty of projects "inventing" your own product and carrying...

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Why You MUST Own The Lotus Moon Pumpkin Enyzme Peel

(2) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 6:49 AM

There are three requirements on my beauty checklist when I'm buying and trying a new product. 1) The formula: If it isn't for oily skin, it isn't for me. 2) The smell: I can't stand bad smelling-products, especially with skincare. (Mascara, you get a pass on this one.) 3) The...

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Monae Everett, Celebrity Makeup Artist & Hairstylist, Talks Breaking Into The Industry, Homemade Hair Recipes & More

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 11:36 AM

I was privileged enough to have a chat with Monae Everett, celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist with 12 years in the business, including being one of the artists featured on Season 12 of "Project Runway." Her celebrity client list includes the Williams sisters, Forest Whitaker and Lolo Jones,...

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Overhyped Beauty Products That Are Worth The Hype

(2) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 7:32 AM

As a beauty connoisseur, my shopping excursions are usually dedicated to finding the "perfect product" for my regimen. I enjoy wearing a full face, but I have oily skin, which means it takes a lot of spackle for this girl's face to look presentable when I...

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How the Financially Responsible Student Pays for School

(3) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 8:01 PM

College is supposed to be a breeze. It's a giant cage where you grow up, make friends for life, recover from your mistakes, and create your own identity. But there are some logistics that you must get out of the way before embarking on your journey. After you've settled the...

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Drugstore Beauty Products For Us Brown Girls

(18) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 10:07 AM

I love myself a budget-friendly buy, but because of my deep, coral-y, yellow-ish undertones, I have a hard time finding makeup products that match my skin tone. After many years of trial and error, I've accumulated drugstore beauty products that work perfectly for us brown girls....

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Why My Hair Started Breaking Off & 5 Lessons From My Healthy Hair Care Journey (PHOTOS)

(39) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 8:54 AM

Friends and family have asked me "Did you get your hair cut?" after every single relaxer I've gotten for the past eight years. My hair was broken, extremely short and I developed patches of psoriasis on my scalp that never went away, no matter what my hairstylist recommended...

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Top Five Financial Tips for Students

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 2:08 PM

You graduated college. YAY! You graduated high school, and got into a college -- where you'll be spending the best four years of your life -- YAY! After the graduation parties, job hunting, and teary goodbyes are over, it's time to figure out the heavy stuff: finances. How much debt...

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Top Five Recipes for Finals Week

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2013 | 1:29 PM

I started my cooking blog my junior year of college, collecting all of the easy recipes I could make in my dorm kitchen (which was extremely limiting, I might add; there was no vent above my stove, so the fire alarm would go off if I made a piece of...

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Top Five Commuter Must-Haves

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2013 | 9:15 AM

As a veteran commuter, I have my train bag full of must-haves for my travel to and from the workplace, differentiating day by day. However, I am always curious to see what others have in their train bags; some who travel far carry entire activity bags with them full of...

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My Post-Grad Life

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 4:18 PM

One week. One week ago, I was wide-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to work for the firm that has hired me many times -- three to be exact -- in the past as an intern and a temp, and now as a full-time employee. Finally I was on my way to...

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