9 Zodiac Beauty Collections That Add Star Power to Your Routine
While you're already looking to your sign's horoscope for guidance, you can also use them to embrace an otherworldly beauty ritual. Since we're lovers of all things makeup and skincare, ahead you'll find 9 zodiac collections to bring a little star power to your daily beauty routine.
Fresh Zodiac Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy Collection ($26 each): For a limited time, the brand's cult favorite lip treatment is being sold in customized tubes for each and every zodiac sign. Beyond the beautiful packaging, the nourishing formula works to smooth lips, boost volume, and prep the pout.
Milk Makeup Astrology Tattoo Stamps ($12 each): Give your #MOTD a personal touch with these water-resistant temporary tattoo stamps. Press the vegan, cruelty-free pens at the outer corner of your eyes for an elevated statement lid look.
Love by Luna Mystic Mani Crystal-Infused Nail Collection ($18 each): Vegan, cruelty-, and 5-free, these made-in-the-USA nail polishes are the ultimate addition to your mani/pedi routine. In addition to their clean formulas, each zodiac-inspired polish is infused with crystal magic, with shades powered by amethysts, garnets, clear quartz, and more.
Spectrum Collections Zodiac Makeup Brush Collection ($65 each): Create an out-of-this-world makeup look with these zodiac brush sets. Each pouch contains eight soft-bristled brushes to cater to your complexion, covering everything from cut creases and contours to flawless foundation and expertly angled arches.
Bite Beauty Astrology By Bite Mini Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set ($75): As much as we love the idea of having a full-size lipstick dedicated to our sign, this collection of miniatures covering the entire zodiac is too good to pass up. Each is made with 12 edible oils — including castor seed, sweet almond, and olive oil — fruit butters, and citrus flavor to create a nourishing lip experience that provides a gorgeous pop of color with every swipe.
Spongelle Zodiac Collection ($20): Channel your star sign with these element-inspired buffers with built-in body wash.
ColourPop X Kathleen Lights The Zodiac Collection ($5-$20): Put your horoscope front and center on your lids, lips, and cheeks with this astrology-inspired eyeshadow, highlighter, and lipstick collection. The blendable, highly pigmented formulas can be worn together or on their own for a wash of color that's sure to bring out your star sign.
wet n wild Limited Edition Zodiac Collection ($3- $21): Ready to rock an element-inspired makeup look? This collection of highlighters, eyeshadows, and lipglosses is bound to give your beauty routine an out-of-this-world appeal. Purchase products separately or in one of four bundles (Earth, Air, Fire, Water).
Julep The Zodiac Collection ($14 each): Made with antioxidant-rich green coffee extract and oxygen technology — which delivers 30 percent more oxygen to the nail beds during wear — the 5-free, vegan-friendly collection won't only add a coat of color, but will keep nails looking and feeling strong and healthy too.
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Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com