Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
Beauty doesn't come cheap, and with the zillions of make up and hair products that flood the shelves, it's hard to know what works for you without having to shell out the big bucks. It'll come as no surprise that we're huge fans of the try-before-you-buy philosophy, so we've put in the hard yards to make sure you can look your best without breaking the bank. From free mini-facials to complimentary samples for your tresses, check out our round-up of NYC's best beauty freebies and get ready to prettify yourself—skint style.
Written by Kristian Laliberte
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read