Beauty

Polish teen’s fake beauty site helps lockdown abuse victims

Worried about reports of rising domestic violence during lockdown, Polish teen Krysia Paszko set up a website purporting to be a cosmetics shop that actually offers victims covert help.

“I was inspired by this French idea, where by going to the pharmacy and asking for the number 19 mask, you could signal that you were a victim of abuse,” the Warsaw high school student told AFP.

The 18-year-old decided that Poland could also use some kind of code during the pandemic, when families have been cooped up together under stress, with less privacy and more abuse.

During the first lockdown that began in March last year, the Centre for Women’s Rights, a Polish NGO, observed a 50-percent increase in calls to its domestic violence hotline.

The World Health Organization also reported a surge in Europe.

Paszko created the Facebook page Rumianki i Bratki (Chamomiles and Pansies) in April 2020.

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37 Effective Beauty Products Under $20

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Promising review: “This palette is so pretty! Definitely a dupe for the Urban Decay palette. The pigmentation is more vibrant on a good eyeshadow base (like concealer or primer) but obviously what shadows aren’t. For the money of this

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Why Have Fashion and Beauty Brands Failed to Respond to Anti-Asian Hate?

Fashion brands are expected to be quick to respond to news-making incidents of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and anti-feminism.

After six Asian women were among those killed in the recent shootings in Atlanta, the violence and discrimination experienced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have become urgently discussed issues. One of the most surprising things was how silent the fashion industry was—particularly luxury brands, of which Asians are the largest demographic consumer.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, reports from the U.K. to Australia have found that hate crimes against East and Southeast Asian people have risen. In the U.S., the AAPI Hate National Report found that verbal harassment and shunning (the deliberate avoidance of Asian Americans) lead the types of discrimination experienced by AAPI people, at 68.1 percent and 20.5 percent respectively. Physical assault is the third largest category; 11.1 percent of respondents reported

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Northwest car club Beauty & Keys is putting women in the driver’s seat

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. —
It’s a group that combines a love of cars and cosmetics. And they do them both full throttle.

Beauty and Keys started, was born because I really liked to go on drives. And I noticed that most of the time, I was the only woman in the driver’s seat. And so I thought there must be more women who really like to drive just like me. And so I combined my two favorite things which are cars and cosmetics and made Beauty and Keys.”

Founder Jamei June has been leading the club for 3 years now. Her female-focused driving events include winter SUV rides and Ferrari rides. And fun mingling opportunities like Car Girls and Cocktails.

“Every single time a woman comes to one of my drives each time they become more confident, and they become more fun and freer. And then they bring more

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Blanca Padilla Let’s Us In On Her Supermodel Beauty Routine

Model Blanca Padilla spends a great deal of time on set in the makeup chair, so when it comes to her personal beauty routine, the girl likes to keep things simple. The perfect example is her latest Instagram post, where she shared a 10-minute, almost-five product beauty routine.

read more: GEORGIA FOWLER ON FRAGRANCE, FASHION AND IN-FLIGHT SKINCARE

First up, Padilla applied a serum to damp hair, before moisturizing her skin and going in with a handful of makeup products: concealer to even out and illuminate the complexion, a subtle contour stick, eyelash curler and mascara, highlighter, brows, lipliner and lipstick on both the lips and cheeks. She omits the lip stuff out of the “five product count” but admittedly it still seems slightly over-seven not including the eyelash curler? Either way, it’s definitely minimalist and judging by the beautiful end result, we’re absolutely taking notes.

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How I Became… TikTok’s Head of Fashion and Beauty Partnerships | Careers, Break Into Fashion

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After CeCe Vu graduated with an economics/finance major from the University of Southern California in 2011, she began a career in investment banking. In a few short months, she recognised it was “not the path for me” and started working for television production company Dick Clark Productions, for which she attended the Golden Globes in 2012.

On the red carpet, Vu encountered her next opportunity in the form of her future boss at Mobli Media — a photo-video sharing app backed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire before it shut down in 2016. Becoming “truly fascinated by the intersection of digital media and fashion,” she moved to New York to continue her career in social media.

When she was recruited by Musical.ly — now TikTok — to lead their social media team, Vu

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