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Is This a Man’s World?

  For millennia, the world has constructed a narrative for the ideal man. A man who does not question his gender, traditions, religion, etc. If a man wants to be taken seriously he must act the part. If he wants to lead a life of respect and dignity then he would never go against the solid foundations which have been laid out for him by all of our heteronormative bound fathers throughout time. Through the years an exceptional breed of man has been questioning that logic. How so? Dressing, behaving, eating, and just living to their hearts full content. No agenda, no rules except for one, never live miserably. However, the general population striving to be (or be with) the...

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The Power of Color

Lately, the media has been drowning us in the news of collusion within our government, COVID-19 fatalities & a shameful list of social injustices that keeps growing at an alarming rate. A lot of death and dismay surrounds our narratives. This can put our anxieties in quite a swirl. In a perfect world, we all have the power to end the hate, illness, and violence controlling our existence. Sadly, we can not stop or reverse time with our kind hearts and good intentions. However, we are able to make certain small choices that lend a helping hand towards our own “greater good.” Many people would read the aforementioned and think, “How?” Going to rallies can be dangerous, especially during a...

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Steps to Matching Your Nails with Your Outfit

When you wake up in the morning and you’re thinking about an outfit to put on are you also thinking about what goes with your nails? Well, if you aren’t you should be! There are always some do’s and don'ts when it comes to you having your nails done and picking your outfit. Think about the color scheme, style, and length you want your nails to be.  If there is a special occasion and you already have an outfit in mind that you want to wear, look on Pinterest to find inspiration. Pinterest is a great app to help you find the perfect match. A helpful tip to remember is neutral colors like browns, gold, nude, white, are very easy...

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Fall in Love with the Season

‘Tis the season! The leaves have fallen, wintery weather is in the air and the Holidays are here. That means being curled up in front of the T.V. watching Christmas movies while drinking hot cocoa with your loved ones. Do not let COVID-19 ruin your love for the season! Get cozy. Go put on your favorite onesie, get your reindeer antlers, elf ears, Santa Claus hats, and get in the spirit. One great way to start getting into the holiday spirit is by treating yourself to a holiday-themed manicure! When I think about the holidays, one of the first designs that come to my mind is candy canes and peppermint. You can do a super cute, classic, quick, and easy candy...

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Your Hands and the Role They Play in Your Life

When we take a second to look at our hands, what do we see? Most people would say their hands are their most crucial tool for survival, productivity, and communication. Creatives see their hands as the most important instrument in their creative process. A rough and dirty hand can give people the impression that a person has been a victim of unruly labor. With that said, the reaction to a manicured hand is different. When men and women see someone with a clean set of manicured hands and painted nails, society tends to think the person who those beautiful hands belong to is “well-off.” These hard-working people would barely even consider treating themselves to a manicure with their busy schedules....

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