Without access to a salon for months during lockdown, I didn’t feel like ‘me’

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Images supplied by La Carmina.
Images supplied by La Carmina.

I’m a goth fashion and travel blogger, who typically visits a dozen countries a year. However, since Vancouver declared a public health emergency in March, the only trips I’ve made have been from my apartment to the supermarket. 

COVID-19 may have upended my lifestyle, but I’ve been doing OK in lockdown. I finally have time to read sci-fi novels, reconnect with friends through video calls — and I’ve never done so much yoga. But as the weeks passed, there was one thing that was increasingly weighing me down: my hair.

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I was already overdue for a salon visit when the world shut down. Now, I was stuck for the foreseeable

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We’re Letting Go of These 5 Outdated Summer Fashion Trends and Adopting These

You probably feel like spring only just began, but actually, summer is nearly here, which means there is a whole new set of trends to consider. And along with new waves of fashionable pieces, there are bound to be a few outdated summer trends worth letting go of. To provide you with some helpful insights, we’re sharing the trends we’re putting to bed and what we’re adding to our summer closets as we prep for summer 2020. While some of these outdated trends might not surprise you, you’ll be pleased to see that there’s one trend in particular multiple editors will be opting for as soon as summer hits. If you’re ready to start building your summer wardrobe, scroll down to see what we’ll be wearing, and feel free to add them to your cart along the way.

Letting Go: Gladiator Sandals

Swapping For: Two-Strap Sandals

“I think gladiator

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J-Lo’s Printed Leggings, Knit Sweater & Chunky Sneakers Make for the Coziest Beach Style

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Jennifer Lopez brought gym-ready style to the beach as she and fiancé Alex Rodriguez were joined by their kids for a day on the sand.

The 51-year-old multihyphenate looked comfy-chic in a cozy knit sweater, paired with patterned leggings from her favorite brand, Niyama Sol. She appeared to be clad in the label’s Leo leggings, which fans can snag for $92 on the brand’s site. Lopez wore sunglasses perched on her head and had a face mask around her neck.

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NoCap’s Conflicted Flexes and More

Pitchfork’s weekly rap column covers songs, mixtapes, albums, Instagram freestyles, memes, dances, weird tweets, fashion trendsand anything else that catches our attention in the world of hip-hop.

NoCap flexes in pain on Steel Human

The main struggle in NoCap’s music revolves around the realization that money and expensive things don’t heal his pain like he thought they would. On the Mobile, Alabama rapper’s new mixtape, Steel Human, it feels like he’s getting heavy things off of his chest with every gloomy punchline. But his delivery is so dead serious that I can’t help but find it unintentionally funny when he gets sad about rich-people things, as he does on the following lines.

“If I leave the game, will my Xbox love me?” (“Instagram Models”)

The pain: NoCap doesn’t trust anybody. He’s constantly wondering about whether his Instagram model girlfriends and ex-girlfriends would still love him

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