Alana Peden

Alana is Senior Editor, Fashion & Beauty at Elite Daily. She looks like an alien and dresses like a kindergartener, which renders her quite the authority on the subjects. When she's not cobbling sentences together, you can find her planning elaborate outfits for hypothetical situations unlikely to materialize.

This New Lavender Serum From Ole Henriksen Is Prettier Than Me & I'm OK With It

ByAlana Peden
It is a fact largely undisputed in the dermatology world: retinol, aka vitamin A, is the gold-standard of anti-aging skincare. The long-studied, heavily-lauded ingredient has been proven to turn over fresh skin cells, thereby preventing fine lines…

I'd Be Offended If My Fiancé Asked For My Dad's Permission To Marry Me & Here's Why

ByAlana Peden
I'm not ashamed to admit it: A few weeks ago, I played along as my friends (independent rockstars of women in their late 20s) imagined our hypothetical engagements out loud. Usually, when any marriage-related conversation commences, my eyes kind of…

I Wore 3 Polar Opposite Outfits To Coachella & This $8 Accessory Won The Whole Festival

ByAlana Peden
I'm desperately clinging to my 20s and lucky enough to reside in NYC, so naturally, I've dabbled in music festivals. Governor's Ball and Panorama have become annual traditions, but there's one event in particular that has eluded me: Coachella Valley…

6 Women Rocked 2018's Hottest Festival Fashion & The Inspo Is Real

ByAlana Peden
After a seemingly endless winter, festival season is finally upon us. Essentially the adult equivalent of Disneyland, music festivals are a fashion utopia in which otherwise tame adults buck their work wardrobes and bask in the glory of more-is-more…

These Tweets About Jennifer Aniston's Break Up Are Totally Missing The Point

ByAlana Peden
On Thursday, Feb. 15, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced they are separating after two years of marriage, and the internet immediately became a sullen teenager. As fans react to Jennifer Aniston's separation, they are casting the actress…

I Invited All Of My Exes To My Holiday Party & This Is What Happened

ByAlana Peden
On any given day, I'd describe my demeanor as "frisky," but the holidays boast a unique ability to really put me in the mood. In New York City, every bar is decked out in wreaths and string lights, ripe for transforming any encounter from mediocre…

I Started Dressing Like A '90s Kid Again & It Totally Changed The Way I See Myself

ByAlana Peden
It's unusual for a fashion editor to confess that they don't really care about designer clothing. Well, oops, but in the traditional sense of high fashion, let's just call me ambivalent. It may have something to do with the fact that over the course…

How To Make Yourself Look, Smell, & Feel Clean When You're Too Lazy To Wash Your Hair

ByAlana Peden
I've accomplished a few things I'm proud of during this rough-and-tumble life. I attended a Grammy's gala in 2016, and rumors circulated that I kissed Michael Keaton. I successfully flew 1,200 miles to surprise my parents for their 60th birthdays.…

7 Fire Makeup Looks You Can Do In Minutes, Without Busting Out A Single Brush

ByAlana Peden
Picture this: You're sitting at your desk on an idle Thursday. The clock strikes 6 p.m., and suddenly your phone blows up with messages that Milo Ventimiglia is outside your office. You catch a glimpse of your face in your computer's reflection and…

Nike Swoosh Eyebrows Are Trending On Instagram & Twitter Thinks You Should Just Do It

ByAlana Peden
For better or worse, you can call 2017 the year of Instagram brows. From super high arches inspired by McDonald's to bloody Halloween squiggles, the trending looks have been high-brow, low-brow, and everything in between. Many of them have seemed so…

Gigi Hadid Is Launching A Drugstore Makeup Collection So We Can All Look Insta-Famous For Less

ByAlana Peden
There comes a time in every relationship when you must move forward, whether that means making it official, meeting the parents, or breaking up for good. In the case of Gigi Hadid, the 22-year-old model is beefing up her responsibilities — but not…

Is It Just Me, Or Is Kylie Jenner’s New Highlighter Weirdly Similar To Rihanna’s Fenty?

ByAlana Peden
You've got to hand it to Kylie Jenner. Between rumors of an unconfirmed pregnancy and splashy business ventures, that girl dominates the news cycle. On Oct. 3, her kompany Kylie Cosmetics announced its fall lineup on Instagram, and fans went full-on…

How To Get Halloween Makeup Off Your Face Without…

ByAlana Peden
Picture this: Your unicorn, zombie-in-an-apocalypse, or Pennywise the Dancing Clown makeup wins Halloween. After fully rubbing it in all your friends' faces and cutting a mean rug on the dance floor, you retire to your room. Then at 4 a.m., a…

If You Can Slice A Pizza, You Can Use This New “Pizza Cutter” Eyeliner

ByAlana Peden
There are few things quite as satisfying as slicing a freshly baked pie with a pizza cutter. Watching the springy dough, melty cheese, and zesty sauce separate from the mothership in neat little triangles is easy and titillating — I'm getting hungry…

Ariana Grande's Fans Are Pissed At Halsey For Copying Her Style & The Tweets Are Brutal

ByAlana Peden
Passionate fans are a beautiful thing. They can uplift and inspire the object of their affection, whether that be a singer, actor, or an entire 53-man NFL team. But however well-intentioned their fervor may be, it can sometimes translate into…

Photos Of Las Vegas Shooting Reveal A Horrific Scene

ByAlana Peden
Late in the evening of Oct. 1, the bright city of Las Vegas went dark. A lone shooter, reported to be a male Nevada local, opened fire over a Jason Aldean country music concert from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Photos of Las…

What It’s Actually Like To Wear The Playboy Bunny Suit, According To This Icon

ByAlana Peden
In the past 24 hours, much has been said and written about Playboy magazine. On Thursday, founder Hugh Hefner passed away peacefully at the age of 91. While it's always sad when someone dies, I find it interesting that so many men and women herald…

This Amazing New Blow Dryer Is Scented To Literally Blow Away Your Stress

ByAlana Peden
If you're like me, you will do anything to avoid washing your hair. It's predictable, boring, and tedious AF. This summer, I went five days in Europe without sudsing up my strands, and I still managed to score compliments on my mane everyday. Sad…

This Easy PSL Nail Art Is Perfect For Your National Coffee Day Selfie

ByAlana Peden
Fresh off the box office success of It and news of the Hocus Pocus remake, it seems like everyone is ready for Halloween to get here. But in all of your excitement, don't forget the true first holiday of fall: National Coffee Day is on Sept. 29.…

Fall’s Hottest Shoe Is A Total ’90s Throwback And Our Middle School Hearts Are Full

ByAlana Peden
I remember my first experience with Doc Martens. I was entering the sixth grade, and my older brother had been wearing his Docs for a few months. They were chestnut brown with hazard-yellow stitching, and my reaction to the style was less than…