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2019 Was The Year Of TikTok, So Here Are The Year’s Best Beauty Videos According To The App Itself

2019 was definitely the year of TikTok. The short-format video platform released it’s own TikTok 100, a list featuring the most popular viral posts and creators in 2019. The ranking is influenced by likes, views, shares and trends. “The TikTok Top 100 videos celebrate the ingenuity of this diverse community and all of the incredible content that made TikTok such a special place this year,” wrote Vanessa Pappas, general manager at TikTok U.S., in announcing the list in a blog post Monday. 

But what we want to know is which were the top beauty posts. Was it makeup tutorials? Nail art? Hair? All of the above? Here’s a list of the 10 most popular beauty posts on TikTok this 2019.

Creating the perfect blue glitter acrylic by @youngnailsinc

Young Nails Inc. has established itself as a leading nail extensions TikTok page. With more than 600 thousand followers, Young Nails features their signature SlickPour technique —a new powder enhancement for nails that’s taking over acrylics. Their videos come in slow motion and reverse, and the slow pour is #oddlysatisfying.

Check out more here.

Checkered clown check by @abbyrartistry

Abby Roberts is an Instagram star and beauty promoter who is known for sharing a wide blend of both beauty and special effects makeup. Her Instagram account abbyroberts has more than 1.2 million followers, and on TikTok, she has over 5 million! Specializing in characters from movies as well as detailed Halloween effects, Abby has been affiliated with big makeup brands like Morphe and Colourpop. 

Check it out here.

That contour and highlight, though! by @jamescharles

James Charles’s breakthrough moment came when his high-school-yearbook picture went viral thanks to his very extra use of highlighter and a ring light. Celebrities like Zendaya endorsed it, and, not too long after, CoverGirl signed him as its first-ever male spokesmodel. He appeared on Ellen and even did Katy Perry’s makeup. He collaborated on videos with Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian, so it’s really no wonder that he’s included on this list —the real shocker would be if he hadn’t. 

Check it out here

Six different festival fashion trends by @glitterandlazers

Curvy blogger Anna O’Brien, 33, from Cleveland, Ohio, is best known on social media for her Glitter and Lazers blog and YouTube channel. She is known for posting everything from hauls to DIYS to vlogs on the two social platforms. The Texas native gained a lot of notoriety this year  thanks to the ‘body positive’ movement, and we’re so here for TikTok including a curvy woman in the lineup #representation.

Check it out here.

Multicolor hair highlights by @emilymunyak

https://www.tiktok.com/@emilymunyak/video/6744036123468631301

Lip-sync and comedy video creator popular on TikTok, Emily Munyak has accrued more than 700,000 fans. She first became active on TikTok in her early teens, when the app was known as musical.ly. 

Unicorn-colored braid! by @learnwithlati

https://www.tiktok.com/@learnwithlati/video/6753461535458282757

Want to learn how to style beautiful hairstyles? You have come to the right place! Learn with Lati is known for offering super quick, easy and beautiful hairstyling tutorials —plus Lati always features the most beautifully colored wigs and stunning backdrops. 

Create an eyeshadow look by randomly picking three different colors! by @jamescharles

https://www.tiktok.com/@jamescharles/video/6745190782275210501

Another James Charles video —no surprise there either! This one features a makeup challenge that went viral this year on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. All about picking three eyeshadows at random and then making a look out of it. Charles aced it as usual with a very weird combination of colors. To have those skills…sigh!

Check it out here.

The ultimate glitter mask by @victorialyn

https://www.tiktok.com/@victorialyn/video/6646545467209420037

We all love a peel-off mask, and the only thing better than one, is a glittery peel-off mask. The YouTube personality and makeup artist known for publishing beauty tutorials and vlogs on her Victoria Lyn Beauty channel secured a place in the list with this natural, ‘everyday’ look. Proving that not all viral makeup looks have to be super elaborate and over the top. Victoria Lyn has amassed more than 80,000 subscribers on the platform.

An ’80s-inspired look by @addyurdaddy

https://www.tiktok.com/@addyurdaddy/video/6710781064794606854

With the cute caption: “it’s 1985 and ur getting ready to meet ur friend el and max at the mall” Addy from Emo Horse Girl, appealed to our little ‘Stranger Things’-loving hearts and 80s nostalgia. What’s not to love about this look?

A purple-perfect Barbie inspired look by @victorialyn

https://www.tiktok.com/@victorialyn/video/6722149646975782149

Another one from Victoria Lyn, with another glitter peel-off mask too! She’s known for her ‘easy’, ‘everyday’ makeup looks even if this one looks like you need a little more expertise and artistry than yours truly possesses. But hey, one can dream, and one can also enjoy the glitter, the hair and the glamour; a true Barbie Doll-worthy rendition. 

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Women Are Sharing The Scariest Parts About Being A Woman

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Women Are Sharing The Scariest Parts About Being A Woman

Halloween is supposed to be the scariest time of year, but 2020 is a reminder that there are worse things than goblins and ghouls. From Pandemics to unhinged world leaders we’ve seen it all. Recently, we started wondering about this reality and how the concept of being constantly on edge might seem “new” to certain people: men. After all, as women, we know that in parts of a world our bodies are viewed as a threat or something that’s not worth cherishing.

We dug around Reddit to find out what the scariest part of being a woman tends to be for some and found some truly heartbreaking answers.

Check them out below.

“Walking alone to your car at nightlevel.” –smelly_and_stinky

“The fact that I really have no idea which men are going to lash out at me for not reciprocating their attention to me.”- apittsburghoriginal

“Like violently lashing out? I never got that. Like if a girl doesn’t reciprocate engagement..move on. Why get all bent out of shape, it’s not going to make a woman change her mind.” – qpalz11=

“Walking alone in a strange neighborhood… in the dark… thinking of all the ways you could imagine someone kidnapping you… and then selling you… and using you…” – kolett1996

“Dealing with whatever hormones throw at you.” – jecabells

“Men. Night. Men at night.” – girlwiththegoldendog

“Walking alone from the bar to your home drunk in a skirt at night and seeing only drunk men who are stronger than you.” – d-light8

“For me it would be giving birth. I have no kids (yet)…level 2Comment deleted by user.”ch1kita

“An unwanted pregnancy. What if I have sex and use all types of birth control and i STILL get pregnant. Or what happens if I’m raped and I get the morning after pill and for some weird reason it doesn’t work. I live in a liberal state so as long as I make a decision early on, I can get an abortion. But who would I share that information with, without being judged? And what if I’m not in a state that lets me get an abortion, what would happen to me? Every day is a struggle for me, so I fear that I would end up killing myself.” – Ojitheunseen

“You could get an IUD, use normal protection like male/female condoms, and then have the pill and abortion as a fallback. Seems foolproof.” – chaoticneutral_ju

“Pregnancy denial. Like “I haven’t have my periods in two months that’s so cool” and this idea crosses your mind before telling yourself “impossible, I’ve been single for more than nine months, everything ‘s OK.” Or as they said below : having to walk near a group of men at night and not being able to make a detour since they smoke right in front of your residence door.” – chaoticneutral_ju

“I hated the pregnancy and birth part. I had the best care, but I still felt like a piece of meat. I got tired from everyone sticking their hands up my vagina. Blood works. Sonograms. I got tired and exhausted from being in pain in my nether regions. To me, the amount of pain and the potential health risks to me and the baby – it was the scariest part. Having placenta fall out of you like in some National Geographic documentary. And then you have to check out if your blood clots aren’t too large. And when they are, you back into hospital, they push on your underbelly and nibble around in your vagina, to get them out. Argh I’m done. I’m glad I have both of my kids and I’m out of those woods. Fuck that shit.”- TortillasaurusRex

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Latinas Are Offering Advice To Undocumented Women, New Moms And Those Who Are Struggling On How To Receive Affordable Therapy

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Latinas Are Offering Advice To Undocumented Women, New Moms And Those Who Are Struggling On How To Receive Affordable Therapy

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Finding the best psychologist or mental health worker for you isn’t an easy feat.

For one, finding someone you feel you can trust enough to open up to about your insecurities and inner turmoils is hard enough but finding someone who is covered by your health insurance can be even more difficult. On top of that, factors like location and time often come into play. Women of color in particular face a certain type of challenge when it comes to mental health care. According to the American Psychological Association, just 5.3% of psychologists in the United States are Black. Eighty-three percent are white. This means finding a mental health provider who can connect with your personal experiences can be beyond difficult.

We asked our users on Fierce for mental health provider tips and received some pretty inciteful answers.

Check them out below!


“Ask about sliding scales (cost based on income), check with insurance provider, apply for government-funded health care benefits, seek support from your child’s school—can refer you to a provider, college students can ask about on-campus services, workplace can also direct you to resources. Being resourceful is so important especially when it comes to our well-being. Hope this helps.” –karinalizlu

“Just started BetterHelp and they offer financial assistance. Got matched with the first therapist that I actually like after 10 years of trying. Highly recommend!”-marilynscarlet

“Ask your HR department if they have an Employment Assistance Program. If they do it means that the employer covers a certain amount of sessions with a therapist, counselor, psychologist, etc. which means you pay nothing for those first few sessions. Some EAP’s also cover the first meeting with financial advisors, lawyers & a bunch of other things!”- dee_anes

“I agree! So many times I’ve needed therapy but I couldn’t afford it. I’ve had to use what I got.” –ladinesphotographypage

“TherapyForBlackGirls.com has a great directory for BIPOC and POC!”-eileen.the.machine

“BetterHelp and SimplePractice are remote licensed therapist that offer sliding scale as low as $75 a session.”-rocio_rami5
“Some insurances are covering copays on sessions because of the pandemic! Check with your insurance!”- b_diaz990

“If your insurance includes Teledoc, each therapy session is $5 out of pocket. Yes it’s virtual, but everything else is right now! I truly appreciate my therapist and I’m grateful it’s not $40 a session like it used to be.”- livsimplyfl

“BetterHelp offers financial assistance.” –yessikahwamiwez

“Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a good nationwide starting point: https://www.samhsa.gov.” – karinalizlu

“Check healingconnections-Therapy.com/blog. I’m a therapist and wrote a post on the accessibility of therapy. There’s therapy for every price point!” – gyera19

“Yes!!! 1000%. Many community colleges and universities have resources as part of student services. You can start there if you’re a student. Or reach out to a local therapist and ask if they know of local low cost options.” –runeatrepeat

“Federally qualified health care centers many times they offer counseling on a sliding fee scale!” –amor805

“If in Cali: reach out to Department of Mental Health. (DMH). If your child is under the age of 15 they can provide respite services. This is to help get a diagnosis or help families who have a child with a diagnosis.”- 143kimberly

“Hello! I am a graduate counseling student about to have my M.Ed in professional mental health counseling. Some long time friends and I have started a small business, and we’d love you to follow us along on our journey as well!” –mindful_resolutions4u

“We are Mindful Resolutions, a holistic wellness company that creates affordable courses based on the 8 dimensional model of wellness! Our goal is to bring wellness/mental health education and coping skills to people who wouldn’t normally be able to access or afford therapy, or for those who want an additional resource. A course is only $49.99 compared to $80 or more for an average therapy session!”- Mindful Resolutions


“Open season is coming up! Time to review your healthcare costs and make sure your insurance meets your needs. If there are barriers to preventing you from affording health insurance, check out state or local Medicaid and ACÁ options.” –brittsticks

@openpathpsychotherapy has sessions from $30-$60 and a wide selection of therapists that you can select based on their intersections (race, gender, etc) and what they specialize in.” –gangstahippie04


@backtalkservices has been a great resource for providing BIPOC LGBTQ folx with therapy.”- tytanjames

@openpathpsychotherapy one time membership fee then you can see a therapist for less than $60 a session. However much you and the therapist agree to. Highly recommend!” –mssantoyo

“Check out Therapists on @openpathpsychotherapy1w.” –therapy.girl

“For essential workers in California, therapy is being provided for free through www.covid19counselingca.com. @latinxtherapy is offering free therapy to farm workers and janitorial workers currently working in hospital settings anywhere in the US. And finally, for all others, @openpathpsychotherapy offers low cost therapy throughout the US.” –julimuli246

@contigo_wellness Nonprofit created to help make therapy more accessible!” –angelrod8032

@fiercebymitu we host free virtual Pranic Healing nights every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 10pm. The participant will enjoy twenty five minutes of energy healing focused on reducing stress, anxiety and tension. Please dm me for more info.”-marcelaarrietaofficial

@marinalcsw if you have any recommendations.”- leeladm

@therapyforlatinx has an incredible database of therapists!”- diosa_yesi

“Free therapy for undocumented youth through @immigrantsrising1w.” –yessbianca

“Affordable mental health care is important, but what about the wait times? My mother tried to get therapy but had to wait 6months before getting a session. This was BEFORE the pandemic. When affordable is important, so is wait time.”- hannibelle_

@fiercebymitu Cannabis can be used to check in and get a mental break. @calibueno.co we bring clean cannabis to diverse communities in the SF Bays area.” –calibueno.co

“If you’re in austin, tx there is sliding scale therapy and psychiatric care they austin Travis county integral care.” –ernipie

“National Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Hotlines like 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) can connect Survivors with local centers that offer many services—some include therapists and psychiatrists for medication, as well.” –godwasawoman

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