personal essay

The Extras

How My Chemotherapy Taught Me To Deal With Acne

Writer Dena Smith on fighting breast cancer and cystic acne like a true optimist and product junkieRead more >

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Beauty Product FOMO: It's Real

Will we ever find the One Perfect Skincare Routine, or are we doomed to browse Sephora.com endlessly in search of it? (**Carrie Bradshaw voice**) Read more >

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My Manicure, Myself

Writer Kaitlin Phillips' thoughts on manicures: mainly addictive but also a small-but-impactful way to finish a lookRead more >

Open Thread

How Do You Feel About Your Hair?

Twins and entrepreneurs Carlissa and Laken King write about their relationship with their natural hair and why it's OK to style it however you like, whenever you likeRead more >

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The Beauty Of Being A Little Bit Of Everything

Half Japanese-Hawaiian, half Swiss-Welsh, Alyssa Reeder writes about the one beauty rule when it comes to being mixed-race: that there are no rulesRead more >

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I Am My Mother

Just in time for Mother's Day, an essay on the lessons learned from Mom—whether she meant to teach them or notRead more >