• Beauty,  Home,  Interviews,  The Self Care Issue

    Soap and Tonic Interview

    [vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_color=”#f4e1cd” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=”speech”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text] Interview with Annie Lopez, founder of Soap and Tonic, by Kate Anderson-Song KATE: Hello – first off, if you could introduce yourself! ANNIE: I am Annie Lopez.  I’m the owner and creator of Soap and Tonic. With the help of my husband, we started this small business when we moved down to Mississippi.  We actually moved from DC to Mississippi because my husband is in the military – airforce.  Soap and Tonic started around summer 2018, so we’ve been open for a little bit over…

  • Beauty,  Home,  Life,  The Generational Issue

    A 90’s Makeup Tutorial: Sandy Lin

    By Chau Tang This cool weather is sliding into our personal space and some of us invite it in with open arms. Other people still wish we could relax in the scorching hot weather. If you’re on the east coast, then your autumn days are really windy and hot in the morning and sometimes end in cooler weather. For the Autumn lovers out there, you’re probably already in your fall outfits even if the day  ends up in hot weather. You also want your makeup to look warm and inviting. I will include YouTuber’s Sandy Lin’s 90’s makeup look. I will also include my rendition of the 90’s look.  This…

  • Beauty,  Interviews,  The Generational Issue

    How K-Beauty Brands Glow Recipe and Sweet Chef Started in the Kitchen

    Photo caption: Glow Recipe and Sweet Chef co-founders Sarah Lee and Christine Chang: “Similar to how we feed our bodies with these ingredients, we wanted to [introduce the idea to] our customers where they were feeding their skin, so it’s like a holistic approach to beauty.” Why founders Christine Chin and Sarah Lee started with ingredients that “feel like home” Interview by: Cai Subijano “K-Beauty’s not just about snail mucin and sheet masks. There’s very much a long-standing history with natural ingredients,” Glow Recipe co-founder Christine Chang told an audience sitting in at a panel discussion at Make Up New York (MUNY) earlier this month.  She was there to talk…

  • Beauty,  Home,  Life

    Beauty Review: Skinesque

    [vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text]Okay, if you’ve done any perusing on beauty brands available online or even on Amazon, you’ve seen the phenomenon that Korean Skincare.  But if you’re anything like me, this trend can be hard to parse through – I love a good skin care moment as much as the next girl, but there is A LOT out there.  So, I tend to go for simple to use, natural, and tried-and-true (which is fine, but can scare me away from finding new products). Skinesque is a skincare brand made in…

  • Beauty,  Home,  Life,  The Food Issue

    Warm Up Your Outfits

    [vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_gallery type=”flickity_style” images=”3091,3092,3093,3094″ flickity_controls=”pagination” flickity_desktop_columns=”1″ flickity_small_desktop_columns=”1″ flickity_tablet_columns=”1″ flickity_box_shadow=”none” onclick=”link_no”][vc_column_text]The coziest season is finally here! Grab your pumpkin spice latte or hot chocolate, your favorite fall sweater, nice jeans, sneakers and a book and snuggle into your bed! As the weather gets chilly, it’s important to warm your body with outfits that are stylish to you so you don’t catch a cold. You will be turning heads when you walk through the door. Style is important but so is comfortability. What’s the point in wearing an outfit if you…

  • Beauty,  Home,  The Food Issue

    Growing up in a world of Eurocentrically defined beauty standards

    [vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″ shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_link_target=”_self” column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text] By: Mariam Asim As a young Asian girl immersed in a world plastered with billboards of white models and magazine pages filled to the corners of skinny blonde women, it’s hard for me (as someone with short black hair, brown skin, and a round nose) to come to terms with the fact that I am pretty enough. Not by societies standards, but by my own.  This may seem as though I’m going off on a radical tangent of self-love, but when you’re a brown woman who has…

  • Beauty,  Home,  The Environmental Issue

    Time Management Tips

    Time Management Tips  By: Chau Tang Have you ever felt there’s not enough time in the day? You’re at work until nighttime and you have all of these chores you need to do but you’d like to fit in your hobbies and you have other plans. Or, if you’re a student, it seems like homework and study guides are piling up and it’s hard to keep track of it all. It doesn’t seem possible to do most of the things you’ve been meaning to do. I have a part-time job, looking for a full-time job but I work from 9:30-8:30. I keep telling myself, I’ll exercise or read when I…

  • Beauty,  Home,  The Environmental Issue

    Travel Essentials

    Travel Essentials By: Chau Tang These essentials will work for any season. Traveling is one of the best experiences you’ll ever have. Exploring different places, seeing new faces, it’s like you’re starting all over again. These faces haven’t seen you before, so you could reinvent yourself and have on a different personality. If you’re a shy, quiet girl like I am, once you’re in a new place, you’ll want to feel social because you never know what stories these strangers could have. I enjoy turning to YouTube to see other people’s travel essentials! I especially love seeing TheLineUp’s travel essentials.  Our Travel Essentials  TheLineUp started with two stylish females, Julia…

  • Beauty,  Home,  The Expectations Issue

    Fall Outfit Essentials

    By: Chau Tang   Fall Outfit Essentials  If you’re in an area where you have colder weather, then you’ll get to experience the pumpkin spice lattes, leaves changing, wearing jackets outside and taking pictures.  Fall is one of my favorite seasons, not only for the aesthetics and drinks but because it’s a reminder that it is a new beginning. Leaves change and so do we. I’ve graduated college already but some of my friends are still in school. During Labor Day weekend, I get to go on another trip to Canada. I’ll use some of these travel essentials and hopefully I’ll get to wear these fall clothing. If not for…

  • Beauty,  Home,  The Female Fashion Founders Issue

    The Truth About Makeup Testers

    From a woman requesting a lawsuit against Sephora because of their unsanitary makeup testers to claims of foundation samples as ‘dirtier than a toilet’, makeup testers continue to make an appearance on our headlines. These small samples can contain up to ‘5,000 colony-forming units (CFU) of bacteria per square centimetre.’ Yes, they certainly are as unclean as your bathroom.   Eyeshadow, concealer and lipstick are all considered to be the most unhygienic due to being placed on particularly sensitive areas of the face where bacteria resides. As a result, users suffer from a variety of skin problems such as irritation, herpes and infections. The story of how a Californian woman…