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Click the photo above to read our winter 2016 issue.

DIY Lip Scrub

Scrub Winter is here which means your lips are feeling the dry and chapped from the frosty air. Try out this amazing lip scrub for some deep exfoliation with a great taste too!

Ingredients:

Honey 1 tsp

Coconut Oil 1 tsp

Brown Sugar 2 tsp

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Qualities of Ingredients:

Brown Sugar: Has anti-bacterial properties and vitamin B.

Coconut Oil: Contains vitamin E & K, anti aging ingredients, and moisturizing fatty acids.

Raw Honey: A natural antibacterial agent with healing properties.

Lemon Juice: Contains vitamin C & citric acid to brighten skin and scars.

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After using this scrub your lips will look flawless for that dark red lipstick look. Check out the original recipes we picked ingredients from (Via Pink Pistachio and Wonder Forest)!

Interested in DAMchic?

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Join us this Friday October 2nd from 4:00pm – 6:00pm in MU 104 Journey room for a meet and greet and donut bar! Learn more about DAMchic and how to get involved!

Behind the Scenes: Beauty

This week, we went behind the scenes with  beauty editor Sofiya Popova.  Sofiya is a senior editor on the staff of DAMchic Magazine. As her last hooray, she wanted to do an avant-garde look. Take a sneak peek at her insect inspired shoot that will be published in the Fall 2015 issue of DAMchic Magazine.

 

We’re Hiring!

Want to be a part of DAMchic? We’re hiring for the 2015-2016 academic year. DAMchic Magazine is the first fashion and lifestyle publication produced by Oregon State University students. The magazine began in the summer of 2012 with a staff of eight and currently has over 50 students on staff. Take a look at the position descriptions and the application!

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Applications are due: Tuesday, May 12th at 5:00 PM

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DIY Distressed Denim

Have an old pair of jeans lying around that you just can’t throw away? No problem! In just three simple steps you can modify your outdated shorts just how you like them. Here’s an easy and affordable way to transform your denim.

Supplies: Denim Shorts or Pants, Scissors, Tweezers, Seam Ripper (Optional)

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First, use the seam ripper to remove any unwanted and outdated threading or embellishment.

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Next, use the scissors to make two horizontal incisions where you want the distressing to be. Make sure they’re parallel cuts so there are as many white thread fillings as possible left after you pull out the warp threads.

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Lastly, use the tweezers to pull out the blue vertical threads to reveal the white horizontal threads.

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As you can see, tweezers are your best friend! Keep pulling vertical blue threads until you are satisfied with the distressing. It’s that simple, enjoy your new jean shorts and show them off in the warm weather to come!

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Introducing the Spring 2015 Issue Contemporary Streets

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Jump Into Spring with a Pop of Color

2 10 15 20French poet Guillaume Apollinaire said “Color is the fruit of life,” and we can’t agree more! The beginning of spring can seem like a continuous winter with the windy and rainy climate making us want to throw on that black or gray coat causing us to blend in with gruesome weather. Get a jumpstart on your spring style and add a pop of color to your outfits. You can add color to your outfits in many ways. Simply wear a bright rain jacket or a vest with a cozy sweatshirt underneath. No bright jackets in your closet? No problem! Look for pastels in beanies, knee high socks, belts, gloves and scarves. Even the tiniest amount of color can immediately boost your mood in this gloomy weather until you can pull those sundresses out. Go make a statement and tell the streets who you are with your bold, bright fashion diversity!

Portland Spotlight: Tea Bar

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If you are heading home to the Portland area for spring break or just visiting PDX for the weekend, Tea Bar is not to be missed. Tea Bar, located on Killingsworth and 16th in NE Portland, is a modern cafe (that gets fantastic light) featuring hot and cold tea lattes, matcha green tea, and a small variety of baked goods.  The staff is extremely friendly and suggest wonderful recommendations. Tea Bar has definitely become one of my go-to Portland cafes.

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IMG_7839Our favorites are the Matcha latte, the Jasmine Pearl latte, and the London Fog latte!

Tea Bar

1651 NE Killingsworth

503.477.4676

How To: Ties

Don’t lie, all you guys cringe every time you have to wear a tie. A tie shouldn’t be tedious accessory, but rather a confidence boost for all men as they are the best accessories when it comes to completing your attire. To feel the best in your tie you must have the perfect combination of pattern, texture, and color to coordinate with the rest of your outfit.

If your shirt is patterned, then the most suitable tie to have on should be a sleek and solid color.  The color should match one color in the pattern or be neutral. This prevents you from looking too overbearing and uneasy. Fun, patterned ties are appropriate when your shirt is a solid color. The background color of the tie should be in the same family as the color of your shirt. This allows your tie to stand out without being arbitrary.

Below is a tutorial of our favorite way to tie a tie.

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