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Woman starts ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Wedding Dress’ group offering used gowns to brides in need

Tina Nguyen has a track record of helping people in need, whether it’s providing homeless women and children with care kits or fundraising for a local Minneapolis, Minn. pie shop owner put out of business by the pandemic. But her latest deed of offering her wedding dress for brides getting married during this unprecedented time is gaining nationwide attention as women across the country join her effort to give every bride an unforgettable day.

“What a privilege it was for me to have everything I wanted, to have the beautiful dress, the beautiful day,” Nguyen tells Yahoo Life of her September 2019 wedding. “To look back with the economic downturn that we are facing, especially with George Floyd, all of the racism and all of the pain that our cities face, I wanted to do something. I wanted to bring back joy. I wanted somebody’s first next life… when you

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Minneapolis Sisterhood of the Traveling Wedding Dress catches on

When her photographer heard what Tina Nguyen was doing, she decided to lend her own dress as well. Then the two of them put the call out.

MINNEAPOLIS — One Minneapolis woman’s decision to offer her wedding dress up to other brides is catching on.

Tina Nguyen knows she was lucky to have a dream wedding in September of last year. As she watched other couples navigate the shifting sands of getting married in a pandemic, she wanted to do something.

A daughter and granddaughter of powerful women, Tina is an immigrant from Vietnam and knows what it is to be helped by others – and to help others. She says she learned from her grandmother to always lift up other women.

“She always reminded me of where we came from, the struggle,” Tina said. “She’s like, you are privileged to live in a life that you currently have, and

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10 Skin-Pampering Beauty Essentials You Should Be Traveling With Right Now

10 Skin-Pampering Beauty Essentials You Should Be Traveling With Right Now

Sometimes traveling requires a more intentional approach to packing your favorite beauty essentials. 

Whether you’re headed somewhere by plane, train or car, your skin has a lot to deal with on the way. From air pollutants and sun exposure to dehydration from recycled air on long flights — there’s a lot to consider if you’re planning to give your skin the TLC it needs. And of course, you have to keep some of your favorite makeup products handy too so you can always look cute on-the-go. That’s why packing the essentials is crucial in maintaining your skin’s health and well-being and requires a convenient packing list.

No matter your travel needs, here are a few holy grail beauty items you should be packing for your next trip.

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jewelry

Hanging Jewelry Organizers That Are Perfect for Traveling

Jewelry boxes are great and all, but they can become a tangled rat’s nest of jewelry easily. If you toss your earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets into the box at the end of a long day, you’ll probably wake up to find that your necklaces have woven themselves up into a massive knot. We also all know that the compartments in those tiny boxes seem more like suggestions. That’s why you should switch to a hanging jewelry organizer. In some cases, there are up to 80 compartments on each organizer, so you have plenty of space to store all of your accessories. You’ll always be able to see what necklaces you have to match with your OOTD. Plus, if you ever take a trip, packing your jewelry box isn’t feasible, but it’s really easy to fold up a hanging organizer in your carry-on.

We found the best hanging jewelry organizers

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