Here’s What Actually Looks Good 20 Years Later

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I Froze My Eggs After Getting Diagnosed With Endometriosis In my 20s

Welcome to Refinery29’s Fertility Diaries, where people chronicle their joyous, painful, and sometimes complicated paths to parenthood. Have your own Fertility Diary to share? Contact us, here. History: At 25, I was a young, single woman who wasn’t actively trying to conceive. Then I got an earth-shattering diagnosis that meant I had to start thinking about preserving my fertility and freezing my eggs, STAT. This is my fertility journey. Age: 30Location: New York, NYOccupation: Senior manager in technologyHousehold income: $110,000 (£80,000) February 2016Endometriosis diagnosis Every single month, I’m in excruciating pain for the first three days of my period. It’s gotten worse each year since I got my first period at 14 years old. Now, at 25, I can’t take it anymore. About a month ago, my cramps were so bad that I was on

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I’ve Spent Years Playing Product Roulette, But These 17 Have Won Me Over

The Lineup is a monthly series where we’re giving you an inside peek at the beauty lineups of cool fashion people, editors, makeup artists, hairstylists, and estheticians—all the people we trust the most. Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at all the can’t-live-without products that make their worlds go round.

If you’re not familiar with Emily DiDonato‘s name, you’d probably recognize her face from the countless Maybelline ads she’s appeared in (she became the face of the brand when she was fresh out of high school) or her modeling for Victoria’s Secret and countless other designers. She’s only 30 and has already had an impressive career that has given her opportunities to collaborate with some of the best makeup artists and hairstylists in the industry. “I’ve been on set for thousands of photoshoots, have tried so many products, and picked up so many tips and tricks along the way,”

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A 54-Year-Old Shares 7 Beauty Products That Make Her Look 10 Years Younger

Melissa Meyers is a Los Angeles–based influencer with a focus on beauty, style, travel, and wellness. Her blog, The Glow Girl, aims to empower women to embrace the best version of themselves, age gracefully, and cultivate a glow from the inside out. She also happens to be a 54-year-old with a passion for clean beauty. Below, hear from Meyers on her favourite natural skincare, makeup, and hair formulas. Plus, how she uses them in her daily routine.

I find that as I approach my mid-50s, my skin and body are getting more and more sensitive to what I put on them. Over the past year, I’ve been making an effort to incorporate and use clean, safe beauty products in my life in order to reduce my exposure to toxic chemicals. In doing so, my allergies have improved, I feel mentally clearer and physically better, and I know exactly what I’m

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French Women Have Worn Their Shirts Like This for Years

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Conspirituality Is On The Rise In The UK’s Yoga Community

When Stewart Robertson, a 58-year-old statistician from Milton Keynes, received a Facebook message from his female yoga teacher* linking to an anti-vaxx propaganda video, he was shocked but perhaps not totally surprised. About 18 months before, she’d sent him a Facebook message containing 5G conspiracy theories. “I’d alway thought of yoga as something idealistic, all about ‘flower power’ and closer to the ‘left’,” he tells me. “But these kinds of posts, they’re coming from the alt-right.” While Stewart and his classmates largely brushed off the 5G email, over the past three months their teacher’s pushing of conspiracies – which she’ll post on social media or send directly to her students’ work emails – has escalated. It prompted Stewart and his classmates to confront her in an email over “content [that] really needs to be challenged”. Because of

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