Beauty Guru Christen Dominique on Finding Confidence and Incorporating Her Mexican-Guyanese Heritage Into Her Makeup

Christen Dominique, HelloGiggles

In 2009, Barack Obama became president, “Boom Boom Pow” by the Black Eyed Peas was the #1 song in America, Glee aired its first episode, and Christen Dominique uploaded her first YouTube tutorial. It’s only been a little over a decade since all these events and cultural moments took place, but we can all agree that a lot has happened since then. In Dominique’s case, the last 11 years have changed her life in ways she couldn’t have predicted, turning her from an insurance rep living in Austin into a makeup mogul and influencer killing it in L.A.

Now, the 33-year-old has over one million Instagram followers, over four million YouTube subscribers, and a successful cosmetics company, Dominique Cosmetics. It all started back in Texas, when she was forced to quit her side hustle as a makeup artist due to the time commitment. “I had to let

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Something Navy’s Arielle Charnas Spills Fashion, Confidence Tips

Something Navy’s Arielle Charnas Spills Fashion Secrets, Confidence Tips
Arielle Charnas. Courtesy of Something Navy/Instagram

Something Navy’s Arielle Charnas is used to giving her 1.3 million Instagram followers a peek inside her life — filled with outfit of the day looks, cute photos of her two daughters, date night outfits with her husband, behind the scenes footage of upcoming projects and more. 

Regardless of what she’s sharing (or wearing) on social media, the Instagram star, 32, relies on a few true and tried tips that help her feel her best and she’s sharing them with Us.

“I don’t think anyone is confident no matter what, but I think my confidence builds more and more every day as I surround myself with good people and family with good intentions,” she tells Stylish exclusively while promoting the Something Navy September collection filled with elevated fall staples including blazers, sweater dresses, cashmere and outerwear.

Something Navy’s Arielle Charnas Spills Fashion Secrets, Confidence Tips
Courtesy of Something Navy/Instagram

“These days I

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‘Did wonders for my confidence’

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty brand is once again receiving praise for its inclusive range of models.

On October 2, fans noticed a rare plus-size male model on the lingerie brand’s website.

Many Twitter users were overjoyed by the sight of a size-inclusive model.

“Never in my adult life have I seen a male model that has a similar body to mine,” one said. “I feel . . . almost emotional? Like I finally can buy something I saw and want and KNOW it was made for people like me in mind.”

“She just proves that these other brands are pretentious and discriminatory for NO REASON,” another wrote.

“Rihanna clutch. I never seen a model built like me before. This s*** just did wonders for my confidence,” a third commented.

The model himself, Steven G., also expressed joy over being featured in the campaign.

“I never would’ve thought my first time

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How a lack of confidence among women led to the gender gap in tech

  • Matthew J. Liberatore and William Wagner are business professors who studied performance across men and women in mid-level jobs, and asked research subjects to rate how they thought they did. 
  • While there were only insignificant differences in performance, they found women were strikingly less confident in how they performed than men. 
  • It’s hard to know why this is the case, but studies suggest women tend to believe they’re less skilled at STEM-related tasks, including math and technology. 
  • Narrowing the gender gap is going to require more than simply promoting equality in the workforce — schools, universities, and companies need to start initiatives to boost confidence in young women to go into STEM fields. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

In the workplace, women are now as good as men when it comes to computing performance, but there is still a gender gap when it comes to confidence, according to

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This Instagram Trick Helped Me Find My Style and Confidence as a Plus-Size Woman

Olivia Muenter, HelloGiggles

Approximately 68% of women in America are considered plus size, but there’s a clear lack of industry representation and shopping options for this majority. In Plus-Size Diaries, columnist Olivia Muenter dives into all things plus-size, from sharing her personal experiences to speaking out about plus-size culture at large.

For most of my life, clothing and fashion have made me feel things, both negative and positive. I knew from the time I was eight years old that I loved clothing. Planning a new outfit for a special occasion brought me excitement and shopping brought me a certain thrill, but as someone who has fluctuated between a size 12 and 18 for most of my life, fashion has also brought me darker feelings. I felt jealous that my thinner friends could “pull off” wearing things that I thought I couldn’t, I felt bitter that popular stores didn’t

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