Nicole Chiarella

writer, grad student, registered yoga teacher, and garden variety rabble-rouser.

I Put Live Bacteria On My Face In The Name Of Better Skin & Stopped Everything Else

ByNicole Chiarella
It's so weird: I've been sleeping terribly, stressing about grad school, and not drinking water — and my skin looks like a vampire's True Death because of it. OK so maybe not so weird, but I definitely needed help. After reading Mother Dirt reviews…

These Natural Beauty Products Work Amazingly Well & Cost Less Than A Burrito

ByNicole Chiarella
Sometimes it seems like there are two sections of makeup stores: the fancy stuff that utilizes minimalist packaging and costs 9 million dollars — and the other side. The one with cheap makeup whose ingredients is a parade of words that read like…

4 Things I Did To Get Rid Of My Pimples For Good — Without Buying A Single Thing

ByNicole Chiarella
So one of the insane things about trying to take care of your skin is that it's sort of like walking through a mall where everyone is aggressively trying to sell you snake oil with Verdana-font packaging. Because, apparently, in order to not look…

What to Wear On A First Date In Winter, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

ByNicole Chiarella
It’s January and your friends are all shacked up, engagement announcements like land mines on any social media you check. It’s like everyone swiped right at the exact moment you were cramming a burrito in your mouth and binging on the last season of…

Your January 2018 Fashion Horoscope Reveals What To Wear This Month

ByNicole Chiarella
I’m not sure if I’ve ever been more excited for a new year, but then again, 2017 felt like an alternate universe with a derivative plot of a low-brow apocalyptic novel. But you survived, and I have a big, fat, juicy reward for you: your January 2018…

Your December 2017 Style Horoscope Reveals What To Wear To Survive Mercury Retrograde

ByNicole Chiarella
Happy December, beloved angel-goat’s of my heart. It’s officially holiday season and don't argue with me about that. Your December 2017 horoscope for style is here, and as mentioned last month, Mercury is going retrograde. This backward motion can…

I Tried A Charcoal Deodorant Cleanse & Things Got Moist AF

ByNicole Chiarella
A few days before I started student teaching, my radiant starflower of an editor asked me if I wanted to try a natural deodorant cleanse. Of course, I was about to spend my days wrangling second graders, working 12+ hour shifts, and continuing to…

Women Literally Stopped Me In Bathrooms To Compliment These Outfits, They're That Good

ByNicole Chiarella
If I've noticed anything during my limited time on Earth, it's how kind women are to each other in public restrooms. More specifically, how complimentary they can be about my outfits, which are usually just various forms of costumes because life is…

How To Dress For November & Win The Month, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

ByNicole Chiarella
Fall is hither and taking no prisoners. Inhale the aggressive aroma of pumpkin, embrace the low-key holiday panic, and kick back to read your November 2017 horoscope for style. Here we all are, trying to make sense of what to wear, and how to…

What To Wear See An Ex, Based On Their Defining Characteristic

ByNicole Chiarella
Whether you have mentally planned an intentional run-in for weeks, or just happen to attend the same concert, seeing an ex can you make your heart race. It’s dramatic enough to make even the strongest person question the relationship and their…

Your 8th Grade Denim Skirt Is Stylish Again, So Prepare To Ransack Your Middle School Closet

ByNicole Chiarella
If you try hard enough, you can almost smell the jarringly sweet stench of Abercrombie perfume circa 2006. It permeates the room, leaving a smoky film of nostalgia over everything you own. You suddenly find yourself wondering where to buy a denim…