Weekend Debrief: The Top 5 Style Stories Of The Week

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* Spring is here: pick up some new pieces for the new season
* See what inspired this former actress to start a skin care line
* Feel good about what you put in you — and on you

Spring is officially in the air and there’s no better time to re-vamp your closet and re-think your skin care routine. The heavy stuff you wore — and put on your face — during winter isn’t necessarily what you want for spring. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started, plus a little inspiration from a former TV star who took matters in her own hands where she needed a new skin care routine. Read on for our five most-read style stories of the week.

1. This Power Rangers Star Explains How Acting Inspired Her To Start A Skin Care Line

When she wasn’t battling the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on the kids show Power Rangers, Jennifer Yen found herself battling a slew of skin care problems, ranging from acne to psoriasis due to the heavy stage makeup and intense lighting conditions she had to deal with for her role as the sultry villain, Vypra.

After the franchise came to an end in 2001, Yen was inspired to create a line of skin care that drew influence from ancient Chinese wisdom passed down to her from her grandmother, and to attempt to heal the damage left on her skin. And thus, Purlisse was born.

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How This Actress Founded Her Own Skin Care Line


2. The 7 Best Clip-On Sunglasses Under $20

Clip-on sunglasses may have been considered dorky back in the day, but they might just be cool again. We’ve been surprised by a few big designers like Gucci releasing clip-on inspired sunglasses. They’re also just plain useful if you need prescription lenses while you drive, exercise, ski, hike, etc. If you’re thinking about giving clip-on sunglasses a shot, here are 10 low-priced options to try out.

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The Best Clip-On Sunglasses


3. The 8 Best All-Natural Skincare Products

All-natural skincare products are no longer relegated to health food stores and out of the way farmers markets. You can now find them anywhere from Amazon to Sephora to your local drugstore.

For those who prefer organic, chemical-free and naturally derived ingredients that work, our specially curated list below gives you a few options that are chock-full of good-for-you (and the earth) ingredients.

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The 8 Best All-Natural Skincare Products


4. The 8 Most Effective Alternatives To Shaving

Just because shaving is the most popular way to remove face and body hair, that doesn’t mean it’s the best. There are many alternatives to your handheld razor, and these can provide a more comfortable and effective way to remove unwanted hair. As you probably know, many people experience irritation and negative reactions to shaving with razors, leaving skin hairless but not exactly smooth.

This list provides a look at some of the best alternatives to shaving, including creams, that reduce and remove hair as well. These alternatives also provide a great way to achieve smooth and hair-free skin without enduring common back and leg-shaving struggles.

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The 8 Best Alternatives to Shaving


5. The Best Unofficial Beyonce Merch

In case you missed it, Beyonce and Jay-Z just announced that they will be heading out on tour this year, co-headlining the sequel to 2014’s acclaimed “On The Run” tour. The new tour, dubbed “On The Run II,” doesn’t start until June 6 in the UK, but we can feel the excitement in the air and thought we would get a jump start and look for some cool merchandise to grab before the actual tour merchandise is released.

Whether you’re a casual fan or a member of the Bey Hive, we’ve found some fan-tastic items that run the gamut from your everyday t-shirts to novelty pins and accessories. Save yourself money at the tour merch table and check out our finds below.

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The Best Unofficial Beyonce Merch