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17

A Thing of Beauty

Skincare, nails, hair, and makeup. Pageants, avatars, and conference call backgrounds. In this issue, we present the places, reasons, and methods people use when projecting the version of themselves they want the world to see.

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Dressing up for the Digital World

Dressing down for the pandemic world but dressing up for the digital world - some of my favorite video games give me opportunities to go all out in flashy outfits when I barely make an effort anymore in real life.

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Fake Plastic Treats: The Origins of Restaurant Displays

A quiet ode to shokuhin sampuru, also known as those beautiful plastic food displays you see in Japanese restaurants.

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Must Have Japanese Beauty Products

Let's face it: when it comes to skincare, most of us don't know where to start. Here is a helpful list of products that we actually tried out.

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Let's Talk About the Fox-Eye Trend

The fox-eye trend, particularly when paired with the migraine pose, is remarkably similar to how Asian people are often mocked for the shape of their eyes.

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The Hottest People We Know

Attraction is subjective, but hotness is not. Here are the hottest people that we know.

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Revolutionary BTS

What might be even more revolutionary than seeing AAPI masculinity on screen is the idea that Asian men—like k-pop boyband BTS—can subvert gendered concepts of beauty and desire altogether.

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An Ode to Hair

Hey, come and check out this bowl cut.

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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Insecurities get the best of us, but there are some that are unique to the Asians and Asian Americans. Here is a list of some of those insecurities and how to deal with them.

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Background Beauty

Whether on Zoom, Google Meet, or FaceTime, virtual backgrounds are always an option, but how about getting to see the "natural beauty" of video conference backgrounds to get a genuine sneak peek into people's lives?

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How Asian Beauty Helped Me Normalize Self-Care as a Man

It took me a long time to accept myself. Asian beauty standards for men in K-drams and K-pop groups gave me comfort.

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Opening A Japanese Nail Art Business in 2020

Owner and founder of Notox Nails, Lexi Suga, shares her story of opening up a Japanese nail art business in the middle of a global pandemic.

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