Contour... With A Heel?
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Contour... With A Heel?

'Cause everyone always needs to be so extra.

Beauty blogger Sadia Slayy applies her makeup with a high heel. Using the heel of her high heel, she applies precise line for her contour.

How does someone even find out that they can do that? Also, why would you do that? I have so many questions...

People need to chill with these bizarre contouring hacks. I've seen people use scissors, tacos, cats and even balls. No, not soccer balls or footballs, I'm talkin' real life testicles.

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I mean, how hard it it to draw a line? Even if you can't, there are plenty of things to use instead, like a piece of paper. Not a Louboutin stiletto. Do less.

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What Turns Guys Off

A very scientific study.

People get turned off by different things, my friends and I have a long list of shit we just can't deal with when it comes to guys. But what makes guys cringe? I decided to conduct a random survey as to what turns guys off. Here's what I found:

"There's nothing more frustrating and more of a turn off than a girl who acts insensitive because she thinks all guys are insensitive."
-Aaron, 22

"Girls think it's cute to play dumb. You don't have to be a genius, but at least show some passion or substance."
-Ryan, 21

"It turns me off when a girl applies deodorant in front of me."
-Dylan, 23

"When it's too easy. I like a little challenge."
-Austin, 24

"Being a spoiled brat or selfish and vain. We want a hard-working, giving queen, not a self-proclaimed princess."
-John, 25

"Not being honest or open about what you want, whether it's where we're going for dinner or what you like in bed."
-Evan, 22

"Don't leave your dirty underwear on the floor. You don't wanna see mine either, do you?"
-Nick, 21

"SLOPPY DRUNKS! Know when to stop."
-Jacob, 23

"I don't want to hear about your ex-boyfriends... or anyone you've hooked up with for that matter."
-Ben, 20

"Too much makeup, as well as girls who don't like country music or sports."
-Jeff, 24

"If on the first date she doesn't sing songs in the car with me, I know we got problems."
-Garrett, 23

The results are in. Some guys are picky, some not so much. Seems like the bottom line is being open, honest and... clean. Interesting results.

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Best Waterproof Makeup Products for Summer

Don't sweat off your face. It's not cute.

Waterproof products in the summer are a must. Not only for the beach and the pool but for everyday wear. Having your mascara smear down your face is pretty uncomfortable especially when you get home and realize it's probably been like that all day/night long.

I'm a very sweaty, oily person (cute, right?) so I've tested lots of products to figure out the best solutions to summer makeup woes.

Eyebrows never stay put.

Eyebrows are so important. (In terms of makeup, not life.) If you love having eyebrows but they always seem to disappear throughout the day, it might be because of the oil on your skin.

The best way to make sure your eyebrows stay put is using a waterproof eyebrow gel. This means you can go swimming and your eyebrows will still be intact afterwards. Amazing. The Makeup Forever Aqua Brow is the best waterproof gel I've found. It lasts for DAYS and comes in 7 colors so you'll definitely be able to find a color match.

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Foundation gets patchy.

If you notice your foundation breaking up throughout the day it's probably because of sweat and oil. If you need a quick fix, you can run some powder over top to try and even it out. I also really like using oil blotting sheets to get rid of the residue.

Avoid this with a better foundation. The best one I've found for hot summer conditions is MAC Face and Body. I love this foundation because it's really light and it's stays put. It has a nice dewy finish so it looks very natural but still give you coverage. While it's not technically waterproof, I've tested it and it'll last for an entire day at the beach even if you go into the ocean.

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Bronzer never lasts:

A lot of us use bronzer to contour and give our skin a little tan. (Why does my face never match my neck?) When you notice your bronzer has faded away it can be kind of unbearable. The Tarte Amazonian Clay Bronzer is waterproof and lasts until you wipe it off. This bronzer is great because it doesn't have any shimmer in it and looks super natural.

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Mascara flakes off or runs.

The problem with some waterproof mascaras is that they can be flaky and dry. Obviously you don't want to wear a non-waterproof mascara if you're headed to the beach or the pool.

My holy grail mascara for the summer is the Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara in the waterproof version. This mascara is AMAZING. It changed my life when I discovered it in high school. It's super black and surprisingly smooth for a waterproof mascara. It never flakes on me and it lengthens, separates, and thickens my lashes better than any other expensive mascara I've used.

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Drunk in Heels

The struggle...


Heels: a notorious death trap created to make a woman's life harder. Don't get me wrong, there are some really great heels out there that I would kill for. (Christian Louboutin, if you're reading this, hmu.) I, however, am not a graceful person.

I'm about 5-foot-8, my legs are three quarters of my body, and every pair of heels I own turns me into a six-foot tall giant. Combine that with some alcohol and you get a nice little snapshot of a tangle of limbs lying on the sidewalk. Unfortunately, I was not blessed with the Beyonce ability of catching myself gracefully after falling in said heels.

This is a warning to all the tequila loving non-Beyonce's out there: Wear what you can handle. Take heed from me, I am a novice when it comes to heels. I once fell six times in one night. I was not even close to being the drunkest out of my friends, and yet, I ate pavement like it was my job.

People passing by thought I was blacked out. While alcohol had a hand in the loss of my dignity, the reason I fell a shameful six times is because I never wear heels, and my cocky butt thought I could wear five inch death traps with no problem. WRONG.

Seriously, high heels take some practice. The common rule is heel to toe. Don't walk flat-footed, because not only are you more likely to roll your ankle, it's pretty obvious to others that you can't walk in heels.

If you know you have an event coming up, walk around your place in the heels you're going to wear for a couple of hours just so you get the hang of it. Also, just be smart about it. If you know you're going to be drinking, maybe it isn't the best idea to wear those Calvin Klein's that are impossible to walk in.

I had a really great pair of heels that I wanted to wear to a frat formal, but since I knew that I was going to be drinking, I decided to ditch the heels for a safer pair of wedges. Of course, nothing was going to save me once I drunkenly fell off the back of the school bus we took to formal and sprained the shit out of my ankle. True story. I rolled up to my art history final on crutches.

Learn from me people. Make smart decisions in your choice of heel, as practice makes perfect. Without practice, alcohol and heels can be a dangerous combo. May the sidewalks & your sense of balance be ever in your favor.

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Brock Lesnar Opened The Door For Ronda Rousey

Major shakeups are upon us in the WWE/UFC world.

A little more than a week ago, UFC held its UFC 199 pay-per-view. The big story of the night was not last-minute fill in Michael Bisping defeating Luke Rockhold in the main event to win his first UFC title. Rather, it was the announced return of current WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar, where he will fight Mark Hunt at the company's marquee UFC 200 pay-per-view in July, whose card is looking to be the biggest mixed martial arts card in the sport's modern history.

This doesn't mean that Lesnar has left WWE, but that he would be competing on what the company stated would be a "one-off" bout, that he negotiated for when he was deciding between re-signing with WWE in March 2015 or returning to the octagon. He last competed in the UFC in 2011 and was a former UFC Heavyweight Champion.

Lesnar coming back to UFC is going to potentially impact how the company and WWE will interact with one another, opening the door to more similar deals like this.

This exchange of talent is a call back to a bygone era in professional wrestling, where there was no one wrestling company that ruled over all.

Before WWE monopolized the wrestling industry for the better part of three decades, wrestling companies all over the world would make deals similar to this Lesnar one, like two sports teams trading players, only in wrestling, more often than not, the wrestlers would come back after their stint in the second company.

This move by Brock Lesnar is going to have ripple effects down the line for both companies.

Firstly, for those uneducated in the way the business of professional wrestling (or "sports entertainment" as WWE continues to push its own brand of vernacular to fans in order to have a bigger mainstream effect), WWE President Vince McMahon hates and almost blocks his wrestlers from competing in other promotions.

This isn't news to wrestling historians as this has been Vince's way of conducting business for many decades. But Lesnar is by far the biggest star in the WWE to ever do something like this.

Now some people are just going to write this off as a one-time thing since this is the biggest pay-per-view in UFC history.

But, by allowing Lesnar to compete in the UFC, Vince McMahon has thrown the first strike to UFC president Dana White as WWE continues to negotiate the possibility of incorporating one its biggest stars to not just appear at WWE, but be a part of a big angle: Ronda Rousey.

Rousey, who has been very vocal about her fanaticism of WWE, has already made appearances at WWE's two biggest pay-per-views, SummerSlam in 2014 and WrestleMania 2015. The 2015 appearances was by far the more notable ones as she not only got into the ring, but got into a physical altercation, preplanned mind you, with Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and wrestler Triple H, who has now fully transitioned into a business role with the company but still wrestles on occasion.

This opened the rumor floodgates of the possibility of Rousey being incorporated into a storyline where the dream scenario for WWE, albeit a farfetched one at the time, would be to sign Rousey into the company.

WWE was trying to have Rousey appear at WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys) back in April, but were unsuccessful. It did not help Rousey's popularity that she lost the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship in November of 2015, but she still remains one of the company's biggest stars and WWE is still very interested in her reappearance.

There are rumblings within the company of the possibility of having Ronda compete in a match at WrestleMania 33 in 2017 in Orlando, Florida, most likely against Stephanie McMahon.

It's not hard to believe why WWE's top priority in UFC is Rousey: She brings an incredible amount of mainstream media attention wherever she goes. WWE has been trying for the past year to reinvigorate their failing women's wrestling division, rebranding their title from the Divas Championship to the Women's Championship.

Having a legitimate fighter in Rousey will bring legitimacy to the women of WWE, who have been ridiculed for many years of mostly comprising of models being hired more so for their looks than their athletic ability.

The move also follows a historical trend within the company of bringing MMA stars to compete for the company, such as Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn, so having Rousey in the fold is unsurprising to say the least.

There is also the possibility that the WWE would use Lesnar's appearance in the UFC to open up doors to have UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor also appear in the company in some shape or form. When he retired for a very brief time a couple months ago, WWE hinted of a McGregor-WWE union.

Now the one thing to follow in this Lesnar-UFC story is the MMA career arc of former WWE wrestler CM Punk, who signed with UFC in late 2014 after an extremely tumultuous and rocky relationship with WWE forced his hand and made him retire.

WWE is coming off of a period that saw many of its top stars, such as John Cena and Randy Orton, get injured at roughly the same time in the fall and winter of 2015. As WWE is prepared to make their Thursday night show SmackDown into one with as much importance as their Monday Night Raw show, they need to get as many stars on both shows as they can.

I know people who are knowledgeable about what is going on behind the scenes and I have been told there are people who are under the impression that somewhere down the road, WWE's relationship with the UFC could lead to WWE mending its relationship with Punk and possibly making a deal for a return to the squared circle.

While Dana White insists that his company is not like the WWE, the similarities are too strong to ignore. Both entities value entertainment and attracting as many fans to the product as possible.

Many of its biggest stars, such as Rousey, McGregor, and others like Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, sometimes even play the role of heel (villain) or face (hero) as a way to showcase their personalities and engage in verbal fisticuffs against their opponents, much to the delight of fans as it makes pay-per-view fights that much more attractive.

The crossover appeal between UFC and WWE is everlasting between its fans and employees. For WWE, it doesn't just stop with Lesnar and Punk competing in UFC. Wrestling legends such as The Undertaker and Kurt Angle have publicly been at MMA events and there are many MMA fans that have crossed into professional wrestling fandom and vice versa.

Lesnar's UFC return solidifies the UFC-WWE connection. Whether Brock Lesnar walks out of UFC 200, the victor or not, WWE already has the spoils.

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The Dangers Of Expired Makeup

Time to finally toss that palette from high school.

Warning: prepare your stomachs and your wallets for this absolutely horrifying news about your daily beauty routine. As it turns out, makeup does in fact EXPIRE. Unfortunately, this means it's time to say goodbye to that contour kit that's been your best friend since high school.

What's the harm in using your old make up? For starters, the product doesn't work as well because formulas change over time because of air exposure. That's why your mascara and lipstick sometimes goes on clumpy and flaky - it's all science!

In addition to not working as effectively, old makeup can actually damage your skin. As stated by Dermatologist Hadley King, "All of the molecules in these products can break down into something else, and you can have a reaction to it." The broad term "reactions" can include everything from acne, inflammation, bumps, blisters, rashes... the list goes on. Hiding these marks might be the reason you're using make up in the first place; aka you're just continuing the unpleasant cycle.

Even more serious than bumps and inflammation is the high risk for infection that comes with using old makeup. The longer you use makeup, the more time bacteria has to build up on all your beauty products. While the thought of having to buy a whole new eye shadow palette sounds painful, it's a small price to pay in comparison to the pain and embarrassment of walking around with pink eye. A large price to pay comparatively, simply for not replacing your stuff.

So how do you know if your makeup is expired or not? For one, anything from high school (or dare I say middle school...) is definitely ready to be purged.

Thankfully there's a more specific way to check. On most makeup products, you can find a tiny jar symbol with a little number in it. This number refers to the number of months you can continue to use the product safely after you first open it (hence the name, "period after opening" symbol).

Now that you know what all needs to be tossed, you now have a perfect excuse to hit up the beauty store and bust out your glowing (healthiest) self!