Thursday, October 14, 2021

Tag: women

Makeup? Who Needs It? These Women Are Returning To The Office Without It

For a spell, COVID-19 ― and the switch to remote work ― put some unprecedented pressure on the billion-dollar global beauty industry. Cosmetic sales slumped heavily for most of last year ― in fact, sales of all beauty products last August were down 25% compared to six months prior. Lipstick was the hardest hit product, understandably so: A face mask and a heavy matte lip don’t play nicely together.

At the time, 71% of women surveyed by the market research company NPD Beauty said they “wear makeup less often due to COVID-19 lifestyle changes.”

Sara Long, an adjunct history professor

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Natali Kelly: Women at Work

Natali Kelly’s eponymous clinic in Chelsea is making waves on the beauty scene, thanks to its unique concept which offers cutting-edge treatments, skincare, injectables and wellness all under the same roof. V.F. spoke with the woman herself to uncover her secrets for success…

Can you give us a bit of background on your work, and how you got to where you are today?

I am a medically qualified Aesthetic Practitioner, Lifestyle Consultant and Reiki Healer, and I have over 10 years of experience combining my surgical background with non-surgical facial aesthetics and cosmetic dermatology. After spotting a gap in the

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‘No guarantee for our security’: Afghan women fear the worst under Taliban rule

Shortly after her 12th birthday, Ameneh — not her real name — was forced to get engaged to her adult, bearded cousin and move into the house of her uncle, a businessman who traded with the Taliban.

That was two decades ago. Back then, the Islamist movement was at the height of its power, controlling Afghanistan through fear and intimidation, while enforcing strict religious rule that meant women rarely ventured outside — if they did they had to be covered from head to toe in a burka and accompanied by a male relative. Young girls such as Ameneh were prevented

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Best skincare products for women over 40



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It’s no big secret: As we age, the connective tissues that keep skin looking plump, vibrant and smooth start to lose momentum. “After the age of 30, skin cell turnover slows down, collagen production decreases and antioxidant defenses decline,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital’s department of dermatology. “This means that the skin cannot protect or repair itself from environmental damage the way it could when it was younger. They say that hindsight is 20/20, but when it comes to your skin, what you really need is foresight.”

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Archives of beauty and pain: A century of African women in photos | Arts and Culture

The mother and daughter tilt their heads, one towards the other. Their hair is intricately braided, woven with beads, and covered with a carefully knotted wrap. The young girl sits on her mother’s lap; the mother’s hand, with its visible wedding band, is placed firmly upon her daughter’s, and perfectly to call attention to the girl’s wide cuff bracelet.

The sitters for this photo, circa the 1950s, by Malian photographer Barthelely Koné, wear empire-waist dresses cut of densely patterned African cloth, their fashion a little African, a little European. The mother’s face is serene, open. Her slightly lowered eyes meet

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Meet America’s Best Employers For Women 2021

When Lindsay Zoeller found out she was pregnant with her first child in February 2020, visions of a maternity leave spent in mommy-and-me yoga classes danced in her head. Nine months later, she and her husband, Alex Leininger, who both work at Booz Allen Hamilton, welcomed a son. Though the Covid-19 pandemic dashed some postpartum plans, it didn’t diminish the feeling of support that she got from the McLean, Virginia-based consulting firm. Along with 14 weeks of parental leave and an extra $2,000 deposited into her flexible spending account for childcare, Zoeller was encouraged to work part-time

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