Thursday, April 22

Tag: Brands

14 Asian-Owned Jewelry Brands to Support Today and Every Day
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14 Asian-Owned Jewelry Brands to Support Today and Every Day

The wave of anti-Asian violence currently happening around the country is truly horrifying, and there are certain steps we all need to take to fight racism and show our support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. In terms of the latter, one of the simplest ways to lend a hand is by directing your spending toward Asian-owned small businesses. As an Asian American, discovering Asian-owned brands is more than a hobby of mine - it's a passion. And if there's anything that the past year has taught me, it's that being intentional about the brands we support is absolutely necessary. Not to mention, living in T-shirts and sweats has only crystallized that accessorizing with jewelry is a surefire way to feel something again. In fact, I made a resolution to keep brands ...
The 6 Dress Brands We're Name-Dropping This Year
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The 6 Dress Brands We're Name-Dropping This Year

Last month, I did a deep dive into the dress trends and brands that we expect to hit the big time in 2021, with a mix of archival labels and up-and-comers making our shortlist. Well, after the amazing response to the story, we wanted to create an additional article dedicated to the products themselves, celebrating the beautiful design and innovation displayed by some of our favourite dress designers. After all, with summer just around the corner, there's no better time to brush up on your brand knowledge.We've included a few brands that were in our original dress report alongside a handful of newbies that have recently caught our eye. We've got all the bases covered, from O Pioneers' throwback prairie-dress styling and Tove's minimalist appeal to Nensi Dojaka's red carpet glamour and Fr...
11 Nail Polish Brands That Deliver Salon-Grade Manicures
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11 Nail Polish Brands That Deliver Salon-Grade Manicures

Like carrying a designer handbag, there's just something about a fresh manicure or a sleek pedicure that makes you walk taller. It's a small luxury that goes a long way in making you feel more confident, which is precisely why nail appointments are so in-demand. However, after salons were forced to shut for so long, those of us who'd become accustomed to polished talons had no option but to take matters into our own hands, spending hours trying to re-create our favourite nail treatments at home.Unsurprisingly, varnish sales have soared over the last 12 months, and painting our nails has become something of a cathartic pastime. Although our efforts cannot and will never compare to that of a professional, what we have discovered over the past year is that not all nail polish brands are cr...
35 AAPI-Owned Fashion Brands to Shop Now (and Always)
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35 AAPI-Owned Fashion Brands to Shop Now (and Always)

The pandemic has been a source of pain and hardship over the past year for many, but especially the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Among other life-altering realizations, COVID-19 has shed light on just how prevalent deep-rooted anti-Asian sentiments really are. The wave of violent and extreme racism targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders - specifically the elderly, women, and those working in survival jobs - has galvanized the community to take action, promote awareness, and demand lasting change. But there's only so much protesting and rallying can accomplish before it begins to feel dishearteningly redundant. A very actionable step we can take is to harness the power of consumerism as a form of activism by shopping AAPI-owned businesses year-round. To...
Lesser-Known Beauty Brands I’m Certain Are Going to Big
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Lesser-Known Beauty Brands I’m Certain Are Going to Big

Testing products has always been the biggest joy in my job as a beauty editor but there’s something about returning to work after a year on maternity leave that has renewed my love of shiny new things tenfold. Sure, it might be becauseI basically wore the same tinted moisturiser and concealer combination for the whole of 2020 but there’s something else at play too: the rise of the independent beauty brand. Yes, I’ve noticed an influx of incredible indie beauty brands dropping through my letterbox since I came back to work (some brand new and some just new-to-me) but there’s one thing that unites them all—these lesser-known beauty brands are currently flying under the radar. And I want to change that.Discovering new beauty products can be overwhelming so I totally understand that sometim...