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Lipstick 101 💄✨

Lipstick is war paint, identity, and an easy way to look good with minimal effort. I’ve worn red lipstick almost every day for the past 7 years of my life. I’ve tried all the brands, tips, and tricks under the sun to know exactly what I’m doing. [embed]https://twitter.com/maddiemortell/status/895042420295036929[/embed] My favorite products and why: Full disclosure, I am in love with almost any product that is made by Kat Von D Beauty. I’m not being paid to say this (but I…

Patook: The Future of Friendship Apps?

In my experience with relationship and friendship apps, even if you are only looking for friendship, you will get hit on, unsolicited pics will be sent with no shame, and people will get hostile when they are rejected/ignored (@byefelipe). Making friends is hard enough as it is! It’s not surprising to me that people are looking for a more genuine platform. Patook—an app used for making strictly platonic friends—reached out to the Mack In Style team to test it out…

You Placed Yourself on the Back Burner.

The back burner, the downfall of millennial monogamy. From the virtual expansion of "socially acceptable" online dating sites, to the social media accounts that allow us constant communication with former hookups--- as far as relationships go many of us are temporarily screwed. Heres the thing, most us would prefer to be in an actual relationship. Who doesn't want an on-call booty that responds at all hours of the day AND is down to sleep in? Who wouldn't prefer to Netflix n…

He Who Isn't Sorry

Anna and Rachel are the type of women that guys dream about and girls friend-crush over. Aside from having in common that they are both "total packages", they both feel everything deeper than most.  Hopeless romantics love hard and tend to be the first to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.  With this deep compassion comes extreme sadness when things go unexpectedly.  Unfortunately, both Anna and Rachel had a run in with He Who Isn't Sorry. Anna and her boy (not man) had been…

Our Freshman Breakup?

A couple of days ago I received a Facebook message from a college freshman looking for advice on a recent heartbreak. After hearing her story, I was surprised at how similar her situation was to my freshman year experience. It's a common assumption that once someone enters college they are going to go wild. What they don't tell you, is that no matter your body count, you're going to start to feel crazy-- and not in the fireball shot kinda way.…

Be The Girl Who Got Away

Do you have a reason to stay or an excuse not to leave? I'm lucky to have a loyal friend like Kali*. We've been friends for just over a year now, and I recently found out that each month she drives 8 hours to upstate New York to the military base her friend lives on to help her out with her baby. The father is a pill-popping cheater who probably wouldn't know the baby's middle name if put on the…

Too Lazy For Love.

My mother inquires about my love life almost as often as I brush my teeth (which is twice a day on average.) When I attend family gatherings; aunts and cousins wait anxiously to hear about the bustling love life they assume I have in the big city of ~*Boston*~. Whenever I find myself looking at my own Facebook page, the hidden relationship status I set about two years ago insists I update it. Although I sleep like a starfish and…

The Blessing That is Being "Over It."

"Hey" he messaged me today. A year ago, I might have teared up. I definitely would have texted my best friend. I probably would have responded with a great deal of excitement within 30 seconds of noticing his message.  Six months ago I would have turned red with anger. I definitely would have texted my best friend. I probably would have responded with irrational rage within 30 minutes of noticing his message, just enough time to make him sweat. Thank god for…

Share Clothes Not ____!

Being a good friend is a fairly simple job. In return, you have someone who will help you laugh when you're crying and make you a drink or pass you the bowl to soothe the pain. Don't say horrible things about your friends, and they won't talk shit about you. Tell them when they have spinach in their teeth, or if they blacked out and made out with everyone at a party. Ensure them that their ex's new bitch is nowhere near as pretty…

We're All Heartbroken Here.

We need to talk. You've been compromising your happiness for consistency. You fear if you leave you'll realize you made a mistake, lose the one you love, and be labeled "the bad guy." Despite any prior occurrences that would place blame on him/her; you know you'll be taking on the role of the villain. You consider the option of turning back, changing your mind, and settling for a bit longer. Why break a heart? Especially if that heart is yours.  You ask…