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Man, it's hard to give great face while you're hustling and bustling in the concrete jungles of L.A.! And the overwhelmingly endless options, when it comes to beauty goodies, certainly don't make things easier. Well, we're here to sift through all the hoopla and settle the score with a whittled-down list of exceptional essentials that will leave you sitting pretty in no time flat.
You can trust that your L.A. editor, Brenna Egan, is an authority on the subject with no ulterior motives, other than to bring you the créme de la créme of her bathroom counter. With freebies on her doorstep daily (lucky duck!), she's tried and tested so many batches and brews it would make your head spin. From her swear-by-it "fountain of youth" liquid-filled pods to the best foot powder for avoiding summer's sans-socks stink, this get-gorgeous roundup is packed with SoCal know-how.
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Down-filled parkas and puffer jackets talk a big talk when it comes to bad weather. But, really, how can you tell the one you're thinking about buying online or trying on in a toasty dressing room will actually hold up to colder-than-cold temperatures and other inclement scenarios? A lot more goes into this purchase than read
Over-the-knee boots are almost unanimously beloved. If you're averse to pants, the leg coverage allows you roam free without the constraint of trousers. On the other hand (er, foot), the style adds an extra layer of calf protection over your favorite pair of jeans. No matter how you wear 'em, they're likely a staple in read