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HVB BEST OF BEAUTY AWARDS 2014

Hi all! Sorry our Beauty Awards are a little late to go up, but it’s a credit to how insanely difficult it was to pick out our favorites. 2014 was a mind-bogglingly awesome beauty year, and these stellar products are proof. Take a peek, pick ‘em all up, and then head on over to our most highly-anticipated releases of 2015. Your beauty game is about to graduate to the major leagues. (more…)

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2015 Makeup Launches We’re Stoked About

There’s no hiding it: 2014 was one of beauty’s best years yet, thanks to a slew of incredible new collections (MAC Rocky Horror, anyone?), revolutionary formulas (NARS Audacious!), and seriously groundbreaking technologies (Olaplex has absolutely SAVED my bleached tresses).

But in the spirit of looking forward, I’m already getting psyched about a number of stellar products being launched in the New Year. (more…)

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THE NEW YEARS’ EYE: THREE WAYS

For years ladies have been ringing in the New Year with a sparkly dress and a cold glass of bubbly. I thought I’d do some investigating to see if sparkles and glitter were every woman’s New Years’ ideal, or if NYE makeup, for some, takes a more subtle turn. After discussing this matter Carrie Bradshaw-style with some friends, I’ve found that glitter on New Years’ seems to be the norm, but there are a few alternatives to the sparkle. (more…)

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LISTEN: DYLAN OWEN – “SAIL UP THE SUN”

First of all, if you haven’t read High Voltage’s interview with Dylan Owen, pause your reading and check it out here. Dylan is an NYC-based rap artist whose music I’ve been following and loving for a few years now. I always thought that he seemed to fit in somewhere along the vein of Grieves and Sage Francis, but he’s since evolved into something very unique. (more…)

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INTERVIEW WITH YOGA INSTRUCTOR SARAH DUNNING

High Voltage is going back to it’s roots. That’s right; it’s another interview! Today we’re chatting with Sarah Dunning, a New Zealander turned Athenian, with wellness and yoga on her mind. She used to own a restaurant (don’t worry, her recipes will be showing up on the blog soon), and she’s a total power female, so of course, we picked her brain. (more…)

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TEN MORE ALBUMS TO LISTEN TO WHILE STUDYING

After the great and unexpected success of our “Top Ten: Albums To Listen To While Studying,” I figured it was time for an addendum. Don’t get me wrong, the original list still stands, I just want to give you the sweet-sweet gift of more music for those over-caffeinated ears. (more…)