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Uh Hello. You Are Using Your Beauty Blender Wrong.

Somewhere between the introduction of the first iPhone and the last Harry Potter book being published, the world of makeup was turned on its side with the invention of the beauty blender. This vibrant, egg-shaped sponge carried a hefty $20 price tag, but was soon a household name when virtually every makeup artist on the planet vouched for it as a “must-have”. While you may be using yours on a daily basis or digging it out from the depths of your makeup drawer for special occasions, I’m here to share some of the most common mistakes that people are making when using their beauty blender – yes, I mean you…

I Swear By This One Rule For Guilt-Free Shopping

Retail therapy is a real thing. The idea that ‘new’ is always better isn’t just a line out of How I Met Your Mother – it’s actually proven. I polled over 300 people and 80% said that they thought retail therapy was effective – even if just in the short-term. So how do we combat the need for something new with the sensibility of being prudent? Here’s my golden rule for shopping…

Fitness Pro Dishes: 5 Tricks To Get Excited About Working Out

Even after working out consistently for over a year, I still don’t understand when people tell me that they crave a workout. The only thing I’ve ever craved is chocolate and boba tea, but somehow I’m in the minority. Do I feel guilty missing a workout? Sure. But do I crave one – eh, that’s a stretch? When looking to find motivation, I turned to a professional to see how she powers through her workouts – even when she’s over it. Meet Umama, I love following her page @smallandstrong.fit and couldn’t think of anyone better to share some tips on how to power through your slump and take care of your body. Umama Kibria is the Founder of SASS Brands the digital marketing agency behind some of nation’s leading gyms, influencers, and startups in the health and fitness industry. She was named Jezebel Magazine’s Best Fitness Influencer…

These Pinterest-Worthy Plants Are All Look, No Work

I love the look of greenery in my home, but let’s just say the ‘green thumb’ gene skipped my generation. While I’d love to fill my home with real oxygen-induced plants, it’s just not going to happen. The good news is that faux plants don’t bear a stigma anymore. In fact, there are realistic looking plants that can give you the look without the hassle. . .

OMG These Couples Share Their Biggest Cohabitating Tips

Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is talking about living with your significant other? Let me be more specific, I mean – everyone is giving unwarranted advice about living together. But what about people who are already doing it? I surveyed over 200 people and I’m here to share the best advice (or at least, the most interesting) from cohabiting millennials. . .

How To Pack For A Week In Just A Carryon

The second most common question I get asked (we will get to the first another day) is how do I pack for week-long trips in just a carry-on. Our last trips to Paris and Thailand were both carry-on only and I’ve gotten to the point where I’m kinda a pro at the game. here are a few of the things I’ve learned along the way. . .

Barre Experts Explain How To Dominate Your First Class

One of the most challenging parts of starting a new workout is knowing what the heck to do. It’s nerve-wracking to be the new person in a room full of people who know exactly what they are doing. Why do these two-pound weights hurt? So, I chatted with the best in the business for barre about their advice for first-timers and guys, this is gold. . .

This Simple Chart Explains What’s Actually In Your Starbucks Order

Whether you are Team Starbucks, Running on Dunkin’, or would rather farm your own coffee beans then drink from a chain coffee shop – this chart is for you. It’s time to find out what is actually in your favorite drinks and impress your friends with your coffee drink expertise. Who knows maybe one day you will…

Undeniable Secrets To Skin That Glows

Whether or not spring fever has you headed to the beach or heads down in your work, we all are craving that sun-kissed glow. As someone with medium skin, I’ve never been “pale” in the traditional sense. And in fact, I spent most of my life hiding from the sun because I tan so easily. Even with high SPF that my parents would force me…

BIBLE. This Dry Shampoo Kept My Hair Clean For An Entire Week

Some people are wine connoisseurs, others are ice cream aficionados, and my friends, I know my dry shampoo. I’ve tried over 30 brands in all formulas: the mists, the sprays, and my personal favorite- the powder. Each brand promises magical results, but often fall short. Lately, there’s only one brand I’ve been obsessed with and it’s cleared out my entire supply of other dry shampoo bottles. . .

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