Brow Down B*tches: Why You Are So Obsessed With Eyebrows

Brow Down B*tches: Why You Are So Obsessed With Eyebrows

Just remember: size doesn’t matter—it only matters how you work them.
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Every morning when I roll out of bed I go through the normal motions of getting ready for class: dragging everything out of my closet to find the right pair of leggings, shoving some sort of breakfast down and frantically getting my books together. (You know, the usual things people do when getting up mere minutes before class starts.)

The only problem is: I also have to allow about five minutes to draw on my eyebrows. Every morning I get more and more frustrated. I waste precious time sleeping in trying to get some sort of semblance of eyebrows on my face before I leave for class. This got me thinking. Why obsess over eyebrows? I mean, just this morning I skipped drawing them on to really test what would happen if I didn't wear them. Hell didn't freeze over, and no one screamed in horror when I walked into class. No one even gave me a second look. Why do I even bother putting them on every day?

This also begs the question: why is everyone so obsessed with eyebrows at the moment? Right now, it’s so "in" to have big, bushy eyebrows. Cara Delevingne, Lily Collins and many more have great natural and thick brows that everyone is trying to copy. I have watched many videos of people getting eyebrows tattooed on or even getting tiny stick-on eyebrows instead. However, that just seems bizarre. I mean, just about ten years ago your eyebrows could be thin and kind of sparse but be considered in style.

Eyebrows are such a weird concept. Why should they determine how good you think you look? I hadn't even thought about drawing mine in until senior year of high school. Up until that point, I still had friends and was told I looked fine with my blonde, barely there brows.

Even though having your eyebrows be on ~fleek~ is the new trend, make your own brow choices. Everyone should have the right to feel comfortable in their own little eyebrow hairs. Just remember: size doesn’t matter—it only matters how you work them.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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6 Winter Skincare Essentials Everyone Needs To Look Amazing This Holiday Season

The affordable, easy-to-use items you need for beautiful, healthy skin this winter.

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Winter is a wonderful time of family get-togethers, holiday parties, cookies, cute sweaters in cold weather and (hopefully) some snow. But our skin doesn't like any of that. Here are the six essential things everyone needs to keep looking and feeling amazing this holiday season.

1. A Routine!

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Listen, it does not matter how many cool new skin care products you picked up on your last trip to Ulta if you don't use them regularly and routinely. Come up with a schedule and stick to it. You can write it on your bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker, or put reminders in your phone, or put a post-it inside your medicine cabinet (which is what I do) just remember to do it.

2. A good cleanser.

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A good cleanser is everything. Between stress eating from finals and mom's Christmas cookies winter has enough room for pimples. Don't let dirt even get the chance to get there. My favorite is the elf daily face cleanser because it's silky smooth and leaves my face feeling clean and fresh. Oh, and it's only four dollars. But make sure at least twice a weak you swap out your trusty cleanser for an exfoliating scrub. I love St. Ives' apricot scrub.

3. A ridiculous amount of washcloths.

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Nothing is worse than going to going to wash your face and not having any clean washcloths. Go get yourself a bunch. And I mean like 30. I have 43 (and I'm a minimalist!) But nice, good quality, clean washcloths are a must because you should be drying your face with a clean washcloth. When you dry your face with the towel from your shower or (shudder) a hand towel, you are putting all of those germs directly onto your face. Seriously, get a Costco trip gone the wrong amount of washcloths. I love to grab fancy ones from T-J Maxx. But I've also had my eye on these high-quality Egyptian cotton ones from Amazon for 17.99.

4. Moisturizer.

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Nothing dries your skin out like cold weather, so you need a good moisturizer. My favorite is the elf daily hydration moisturizer. ($8 at Ulta) Seriously, I go through about 3 of these every winter. Use it both morning and night, and, unless you have especially oily skin, use as much as you can without making your face feel oily, especially at night.

5. Eye cream.

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The skin around your eyes is incredibly sensitive, so you need to take care of it. Dabbing on some eye cream is a great way to look and feel refreshed no matter how little sleep you've had. I'm thoroughly convinced it's magic. Elf makes a decent one, but I prefer to go to T.J. Maxx and browse for a discounted higher end ones, given an eye cream's importance.

6. Don't forget your lips.

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Lip balm is incredibly important. Chapped lips are the worst and they take forever to heal. Any lip balm will do, although I'm a loyal Burt's Bees girl. (Get their holiday four pack here for $10) Buy in bulk and put them everywhere so you always have one at hand. Put them in your purse, or on it with a lip balm holster, in your backpack, next to your keys, at your desk, in your make-up bag, make your boyfriend carry one, throw an extra one in your pencil case, duck tape one to your phone. Whatever it takes, protect those lips.

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