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Colleen Loggins Loster

Colleen Loggins Loster

Guide Staff Writer

Colleen is a makeup/skincare junkie who has a serious Sephora problem. She writes about all things beauty and occasionally does hand modeling for work. Her job is strange.


Latest articles by Colleen Loggins Loster


11 Trendy, Cute Piercings for Women

11 Trendy, Cute Piercings for Women

1.30.2018

We scoured Instagram to find our favorite cute piercings. If you don't want at least another lobe piercing after seeing these pics, we'll be shocked.


I Wanted Glowing Skin for a Wedding. This is What I Got.

I Wanted Glowing Skin for a Wedding. This is What I Got.

1.26.2018

I wanted to get radiant, glowing skin before a friend's wedding. I had an in-depth plan involving skincare and lifestyle changes. But everything went south.


Why Do I Need My Pupils Dilated? Your Eye-Exam Questions Answered

Why Do I Need My Pupils Dilated? Your Eye-Exam Questions Answered

5.25.2016

Pupil dilation is a vital part of eye exams. We detail what dilated pupils, puffs of air, and other measures are meant to do.


How Do Eyelash Extensions Work?

How Do Eyelash Extensions Work?

6.2.2017

Curious about eyelash extensions? Here is everything you need to know, from how much they cost, to how long they last, to what customers thought of the process.


These Women are Doing Natural Hairstyles Right

These Women are Doing Natural Hairstyles Right

11.29.2017

Real women show off their natural hairstyles, proving that coils of all sizes are both gorgeous and versatile. 


Girls' Night Out Ideas to Try (Including Some from Tiffany Haddish)

Girls' Night Out Ideas to Try (Including Some from Tiffany Haddish)

1.15.2018

For your next girls' night out, take a break from your weekly happy hour and try something new—maybe even one of Tiffany Haddish's ideas!


My Plan to Get the Glowiest Glowing Skin in One Week

My Plan to Get the Glowiest Glowing Skin in One Week

10.23.2017

Our beauty editor came up with a highly involved plan to get glowing skin just in time for a friend's wedding.


The Dermatology Apps Will See You Now

The Dermatology Apps Will See You Now

12.28.2017

Dermatology apps make time-consuming, expensive in-office visits a thing of the past. A doctor who founded one explains what you need to know.


A Quick Guide to Clip-In Hair Extensions

A Quick Guide to Clip-In Hair Extensions

12.29.2017

Clip-in hair extensions can give you instant length, volume, and even highlights. Here's everything you need to know about using them, including a video tutorial.

 


11 Beauty Hacks for Your Carry-On Bag

11 Beauty Hacks for Your Carry-On Bag

12.28.2017

Some of these beauty hacks skirt the rules a little. Others are just plain ingenious.


Pics of Winter Nails to Guide Your Slay

Pics of Winter Nails to Guide Your Slay

12.22.2017

We rounded up our favorite Instagram pictures of winter nails to copy right now—and there's no Santa or snowman in sight.


Acrylic Nails Can Look However You Want Them To

Acrylic Nails Can Look However You Want Them To

1.31.2017

Celebrities sporting long, fake nails may have convinced you to head to the nail salon and get some. But before you do, read our guide to acrylic nails.


What You Need to Know about Cruelty-Free Makeup

What You Need to Know about Cruelty-Free Makeup

12.1.2017

We cover the ins and outs of cruelty-free makeup, from why companies still do animal testing to all the big-name brands that are cruelty-free.


I Wore Magnetic Eyelashes at Work and for 10 Hours in Vegas. Here's What I Learned.

I Wore Magnetic Eyelashes at Work and for 10 Hours in Vegas. Here's What I Learned.

11.29.2017

I tried magnetic eyelashes out for work and then wore them all night in Vegas. Here's what I learned.


Varicose Veins Treatment, From a Patient's Point-of-View

Varicose Veins Treatment, From a Patient's Point-of-View

5.24.2017

When Melanie found out her varicose veins were affecting her activity level, she decided to do something about it. Here's what happened during her varicose veins treatment.


Customers Tell Us Their Black Friday Horror Stories

Customers Tell Us Their Black Friday Horror Stories

11.20.2017

Our customers had some actual horror stories about in-person Black Friday shopping, from physical fights to broken bones.


Women's Pants Size Chart & Fit Guide

Women's Pants Size Chart & Fit Guide

11.20.2017

Let our women's pants size chart and fit guide help you avoid the pitfalls of online pants shopping.

 


Braided Hairstyles for Your Next Blowout

Braided Hairstyles for Your Next Blowout

10.31.2017

If your blowouts have started to feel a bit routine, ask your stylist to copy one of these braided hairstyles instead. Or try them yourself at home.


Is Oil a Good Lip Balm?

Is Oil a Good Lip Balm?

10.31.2017

Two beauty editors wanted to know if oil was a good replacement lip balm, so they did a 9-day experiment using olive, coconut, and argan oil. Here's what happened.

 


23 Balayage Looks to Give You Major Hair Envy

23 Balayage Looks to Give You Major Hair Envy

9.27.2017

Check out these gorgeous brunette, red, and blonde balayage looks created for real women.


How to Treat Hormonal Acne

How to Treat Hormonal Acne

10.24.2017

From over-the-counter topicals to prescriptions to dietary changes, here's what to try to get rid of your hormonal acne.


Chimney Sweeping: Part Firefighting, Part Wildlife Control

Chimney Sweeping: Part Firefighting, Part Wildlife Control

10.23.2017

A pro divulges what you need to know about chimney sweeping and reveals the weirdest thing he ever pulled out of a chimney.


Cool Fall Nail Colors & Designs to Try

Cool Fall Nail Colors & Designs to Try

9.26.2017

We rounded up some of our favorite fall nail colors and designs from Instagram. Here are 10 looks to try right now. 


12 Great Short Haircuts for Women Right Now

12 Great Short Haircuts for Women Right Now

6.2.2017

Stylists walk us through 12 of their favorite short haircuts for women right now, from soft, feminine pixies to trendy undercuts.


2017 Fall Makeup, Hair, and Nail Trends

2017 Fall Makeup, Hair, and Nail Trends

9.12.2017

Meet the fall makeup, hair, and nail trends industry experts are buzzing about for the 2017 season.


When Should You DIY Pest Control?

When Should You DIY Pest Control?

9.1.2017

Does your home have a mouse problem? What about fruit flies or—gulp—bed bugs? Here's when you can DIY pest control, and when you should call in the pros.


19 Pics of Hair Color Ideas from Stylists at Real Salons

19 Pics of Hair Color Ideas from Stylists at Real Salons

6.30.2017

Looking for some hair color inspiration? Pro stylists walk us through 19 looks they created for real clients, from blond balayage ombre to black hair with blue and magenta swirls.


10 Fun Girls' Bday Party Ideas

10 Fun Girls' Bday Party Ideas

8.30.2017

From a gaming party to a mermaid party, here are 10 girls' bday party ideas to help inspire you.


13 Blonde Hair Pictures from Real Stylists

13 Blonde Hair Pictures from Real Stylists

7.31.2017

To help you figure out what type of blonde hair color you should have, we put together a gallery of blonde hairstyles created for real women by real stylists.


2017's Hot Summer Makeup, Hair, and Nail Trends

2017's Hot Summer Makeup, Hair, and Nail Trends

7.31.2017

Beauty professionals tell us all about the latest summer makeup, hair, and nail trends, from a makeup palette that keeps selling out to easy babylights.


Eight Hairstyles for Dirty Hair That Can Be Done in Five Minutes

Eight Hairstyles for Dirty Hair That Can Be Done in Five Minutes

5.23.2017

Copy these Instagram hairstyles for dirty hair when you need to disguise oily roots and don't have a lot of time.


Oil Slick Hair Color Turns Dark Locks into Mermaid Hair

Oil Slick Hair Color Turns Dark Locks into Mermaid Hair

5.30.2017

Oil slick hair lets dark-haired individuals embrace fantasy colors without letting bleach destroy their locks.


What Is Microdermabrasion, and Can It Give You Better Skin?

What Is Microdermabrasion, and Can It Give You Better Skin?

3.3.2017

Microdermabrasion removes the topmost layer of your skin, but it's for a good reason. Here's how the spa treatment can give you a brighter, smoother complexion.


Spring Beauty Trends for 2017 According to the Pros

Spring Beauty Trends for 2017 According to the Pros

4.28.2017

From shag haircuts with painted color to glitter cuticles, these are the top spring beauty trends according to industry professionals.


Five Great Cheap Beach Vacations in the US

Five Great Cheap Beach Vacations in the US

6.13.2017

Where do you go when you want to relax on a beach without paying gobs of money? Our list of cheap beach vacations can help you plan an inexpensive getaway.


What's the Right Age for Crazy Hair Colors?

What's the Right Age for Crazy Hair Colors?

6.27.2017

Once upon a time, it was rare to see someone with crazy hair color outside of the punk-rock scene. That's not the case nowadays. Now, it's not uncommon to see your coworker or your neighbor sporting pink, purple, and blue locks. And if you haven't seen colors like these in real life, you've probably seen cotton-candy pastels or oil slick hair on


The Best Ways to Break Up with Your Stylist

The Best Ways to Break Up with Your Stylist

6.28.2017

Bad haircut? Moving away? Two hairstylists tell us the best ways to break up with your own stylist so there's no awkwardness. 


A Complete Guide to Retinoids, the Holy Grail of Anti-Aging Skincare

4.21.2016

With the help of a dermatologist, a Groupon beauty editor who uses a prescription retinoid answers all your questions about the anti-aging ingredient.


Festival Makeup, Hair, and Beauty Essentials

Festival Makeup, Hair, and Beauty Essentials

6.22.2017

Summer is here, which means it's peak musical festival time. To prepare you for the concert season, we put together a list of festival makeup, hair, and beauty essentials.


Five Great Cheap Beach Vacations in the US

Five Great Cheap Beach Vacations in the US

6.15.2017

Where do you go when you want to relax on a beach without paying gobs of money? Our list of cheap beach vacations can help you plan an inexpensive getaway.


The Illustrated History of Tattoos and Body Mods

The Illustrated History of Tattoos and Body Mods

4.3.2017

A look at the history of tattoos and extreme body modification, from Christians disobeying the pope's tattoo ban to European women dilating their pupils with poison.


Top Haircuts and Hairstyles for Different Face Shapes

Top Haircuts and Hairstyles for Different Face Shapes

4.21.2017

These are the ideal haircuts and hairstyles for different face shapes, from round to oval to square.


Speed Cleaning Tips to Fake a Clean House for an Unexpected Guest

4.4.2017

Your house is a mess and your mom just called to say she's dropping by in 15 minutes. Here's the speed cleaning advice a professional wants you to know.


Is Sweating in an Infrared Sauna Good for You?

Is Sweating in an Infrared Sauna Good for You?

4.4.2017

Sweating profusely in an infrared sauna may not sound appealing, but the practice just may make you feel and look better.


8 Steps to Kick Dry Winter Skin and Hair in One Day

8 Steps to Kick Dry Winter Skin and Hair in One Day

4.27.2017

If you're still suffering from dry winter skin and hair, follow these eight steps to finally vanquish flaky skin and dull strands.


Pretty as a Picture: An Illustrated History of Makeup

Pretty as a Picture: An Illustrated History of Makeup

3.29.2017

Our illustrated timeline of the history of makeup shows that people have done some odd things in the name of beauty, from smearing lead onto their faces to dying their teeth black.


Moms Help Us Determine the Best Experience Gifts for Mom

Moms Help Us Determine the Best Experience Gifts for Mom

4.19.2017

To help you pick out the best experience gifts for Mom this Mother's Day, we asked a group of moms to tell us about their favorite family activities.


How to Have the Best Mother-Daughter Spa Day

How to Have the Best Mother-Daughter Spa Day

5.1.2017

Five tips to make a classic mother-daughter spa day even better


Curly Hair Tips and Tricks

Curly Hair Tips and Tricks

3.31.2017

How to wash, condition, and style your curly hair based on your curl type, plus why using a brush on your spirals may not be such a bad idea


Afraid of Color Commitment? Try a Hair Glaze.

Afraid of Color Commitment? Try a Hair Glaze.

3.24.2017

If you want a new hair color, but are afraid of commitment, a hair glaze could be perfect for you. We interviewed a stylist to learn all about the semipermanent color treatment.