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The Problem with #SelfCare

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In theory, self-care is a great concept — it simply means taking care of yourself. However, like most concepts that become popularized by social media, self-care has evolved into an Instagramable, trendy movement, shifting it away from looking inward and taking care of yourself physically, emotionally and mentally.

Less is More: The Skincare Diet

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When it comes to the crazy amount of dieting trends and lifestyles that are popular today, we’ve heard just about all of it — but what about a diet that focuses specifically on keeping what’s on the outside healthy?

Fast Fashion is Slowing Down

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Fast fashion as we know it has revolutionized the fashion industry. This change has not been entirely positive, however, as it has negatively impacted our world socially and environmentally.

The Beaded Bag: The Trend of the Summer

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Crochet and knit handbags seem to dominate the beach scene, but the beaded bag is a not-so-new trend. These chic bags have recently been popping up in stores frequented by college students, despite the fact that they can probably also be found in your grandmother’s closet.

Wardrobe Not Feeling Inspired?

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Instagram and Pinterest are great snapshots of current trends, but they can sometimes feel overwhelming with the sheer amount of ways to style and the ways different influencers style them. Reading up on blogs, websites and books can give you some background knowledge that will allow you to bend and twist current trends to your own personal style.

Kombucha…what is it?

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Though a big trend on the shelves of grocery stores today, it’s surprising that kombucha has actually been around for thousands of years. But what is it, and what can it actually do for you? VALLEY is here to clear up any kombucha confusion you may be having.

Rebranding of Corsets

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Kim Kardashian, Ashley Graham, Nicki Minaj; just a few of the pioneers behind the resurgence of corset belts in fashion. But these strappy accessories are coming back with a new twist.