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3 Cruelty-Free Hair Dyes for the Colorful, Vegan Gal

Manic Panic hair dye.

If you’re like me, you love to rock different hair colors, but not at the expense of sweet, cuddly creatures. Luckily there are a lot of cruelty-free hair dye brands out there.

Next time you want to dye your hair a vibrant red or a cool blue, click on over to these sites, and snatch up the cruelty-free hair dye that speaks to your soul.

1. Manic Panic

Words cannot describe how much I love Manic Panic. Sure, this hair dye business may be best known …

Cruelty-Free Drugstore Makeup? Yes, Please

A selection of e.l.f. lip glosses.

When I’m flush with cash, I always buy the most natural makeup I can find, which typically is, thankfully, cruelty free! But sometimes when I’m in-between paychecks (or if I didn’t pick up enough projects for the month), I fall back on some of my favorite cruelty-free drugstore makeup brands. All of these products will fill your face with color and leave a little extra cash in your wallet.

NYX

I’ve used a countless number of NYX’s lipsticks and have never …

Compostable Clothing: Is It Possible?

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Can you really toss your old jeans into your compost pile?

Technically, yes you can. However, there is a lot to understand about the constitution of different fibers, how fast they can break down and possible complications when it comes to compostable clothing. Many companies and designers, such as PUMA, Freitag and Linda Loudermilk, have been working with creating fully biodegradable textiles, and are making headway with increasing the speed at which fibers can break down and add beneficial elements to a compost pile.

Urban Outfitters’ KSU Sweatshirt: A Blood Stain on Our Fashion Obsession

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Urban Outfitters’ latest fashion faux pas–its “Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt”–reminds us why “fashion statements” can be so dangerous. And that fake blood is only ever a good look for Halloween.

The Urban Outfitters sweatshirt bears the KSU emblem splattered with fake blood in some sort of twisted homage to the four Kent State students shot and killed by National Guard soldiers during a Vietnam War protest on campus in 1970. Is the blood supposed to honor the slain students or the National Guard’s senseless murder?

What’s next, a Sharon Tate T-shirt with stab marks …

11 Playful Ways to Rock Cat Eye Makeup

Cat Eye Makeup

Cat eye makeup will never go out of style, and here’s proof.

What woman doesn’t love a good cat eye? That being said, you don’t want to do the same ol’ thing every day and find yourself turning against your favorite look. Lucky for you, there are tons of ways to freshen up your cat eye makeup – for day and night, work and play, here are 11 different renditions you’ll love:

Upside down cat eye
Image: The Beauty Department

1. Turn it upside

OMG! Russell Brand’s Rant About the iWatch is Priceless [Video]

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Apple is deifying the new iWatch, according to Russell Brand. Find the slow-mo Apple promo video erotic? Of course you do. Apple owns your ass, right Russell? He nails the brand for crimes such as hoarding enough cash off-shore to “literally end world poverty.” It’s a must-watch (see what I did there?). 

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51 Fashion Tips Every Woman Should Know

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Genius fashion tips you should never be without. Like, ever.

The world of fashion is amazing, but can be very overwhelming – especially when fashion mishaps happen, like water stains on your fave boots or your attempt at layering making you look like Joey Tribbiani (“Could I be wearing any more clothes?”). To make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of fashion tips and tricks to make you feel more fashionable – and less frazzled.

Here are 51 fashion tips that will leave you armed and fabulous:

1. Want longer-looking legs? Wear …

Can Fast Fashion Brand H&M Change the Textile Industry in Ethiopia for the Better?

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H&M, the poster child for confusing fashion—is it sustainable and responsible or not?—is poised to boost the quality and ethics of Ethiopia’s textile industry.

Along with Swedfund, a development financial institution, H&M wants to improve the social and environmental standards in Ethiopia’s nascent textile industry after a visit to the region earlier this year highlighted the country’s needs and viable offerings. Beginning this fall, H&M will start purchasing textiles from companies Swedfund is investing in. Swedfund has invested in more than 230 companies with a focus on responsible fiscal and environmental values, the …