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What is Your Skin Barrier and Why Does it Matter?
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Photo Source: Andy Millwood Imagine a brick wall. Bricks stacked on bricks to form a strong, impassable barrier held together by mortar, the cement surrounding each brick. Now imagine t...
What is a Vampire Facial?
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Image source:  Instagram This week, in weird, yet oddly satisfying things in beauty, we give you: vampire facials. And no, it doesn’t require Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart coming...
Do You Really Need Toner In Your Skincare Routine?
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Photographed by Erin Yamagata Since its induction into the beauty mainstream in the ‘90s, toner has been a yes, duh step in skincare routines long and short for its extra cleansing, ski...
Your Guide to French Beauty: The Effortlessly Coo
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Photo via Messy Nessy Chic There’s something about having a French spin on, well, just about anything to make you feel a little more bad and bougie. Maybe it’s because since, like, the ...
Do Clay Masks Actually Detox Your Skin?
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Every once in a while, our skin needs a good little pick-me-up. A good detox, if you will. Some of us prefer a healthy green juice cleanse and some of us prefer to just get down and gri...
Greenwashing: Why The Term "Natural" Can't Be Tru
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Imagine going to your fav grocery store, picking up a pre-made dinner and flipping the ingredients label over only to find that you have NO idea what’s in it. Or maybe that there’s a to...
Everything You Need to Know To Be a Sunscreen Que
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You’ve heard it from your mom since you were a kid: don’t forget your sunscreen! But why is sunscreen such an essential part of your daily skincare regimen? And what even is the differe...
Thinking about getting laser hair removal? Here’s
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If you know the gals of the Mirra team, you probably know that we’ve all dealt with our fair share of hairy situations growing up...pun def intended. Fun fact: we were all made fun of a...
7 Ways This Plant-Based Chef Takes Care of Her Sk
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Lynnette Astaire is a plant-based chef and founder of Superfood School, a virtual guide to help people discover delicious options for plant-based meal planning. Lynnette used her lifelo...
3 Ways Grey's Anatomy Has Inspired Me To Get Heal
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I started watching Grey’s Anatomy on a Thursday night and found myself polishing off season 3 (and a pint of Talenti) by Sunday. That was two weeks ago, and I just started season 6 yest...
The Cardinal Rules Of Makeup Hygiene
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Photo Source: Paper Alright, babes. It’s time to talk about that one dirty little secret we’ve all been guilty of partaking in (at least once… okay, maybe, like, just a casual 83024 tim...
Your Comprehensive Guide To All Things Japanese S
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Move over, K beauty. Japanese beauty is the new kid in town, ready to claim the title of the new Queen Bee of skincare. Well, maybe. Being half Asian, myself, I’ve always had a fascinat...