Topic: How-To

Dress Like Aladdin Characters

Dress Like Aladdin Characters

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You probably never thought of taking fashion inspiration from monkeys, parrots or genies that come out of bottles, but they actually make for some pretty cute outfits. They’re so bright and colorful – perfect for spring and summer! Check out these cute and casual looks inspired by our favorite Aladdin characters ever and click on the links for more info on the clothing featured. More »

Talia Joy Castellano Is The Only CoverGirl Worth Knowing About

Talia Joy Castellano Is The Only CoverGirl Worth Knowing About

Normally, I don’t really care what generically beautiful celebrity CoverGirl is using to advertise their products. Sure, it’s nice to see Ellen DeGeneres in anything, but I feel like their spokesmodels tend to be a bit interchangeable. Except when the CoverGirl is Talia Joy Castellano, because she is awesome. The fact that CoverGirl made her an honorary face of the brand is awesome. The only thing that isn’t awesome is that 13 year old Talia, who makes amazing make-up tutorials, has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, and is expected to have less than a year to live. More »

How To Keep Your Blow-Out Intact Through A Work-Out

How To Keep Your Blow-Out Intact Through A Work-Out

Do you ever get a blow-out in the morning and then realize that you have to skip your work-out so as not to destroy it? Does it lead into a glorious spiral of skipping work-outs forever, and just lying on the couch eating thin-mint cookies like some sort of 19th century harem lady? That sounds fabulous. I admire that.

However, if you actually feel inconvenienced that you have to skip that work-out, well, I have solved that problem for you! Or rather Gregory Patterson, a stylist at Blow (a New York blow dry bar) has that problem solved. Here are his tips for keeping your blow-out intact: More »

How To Look Hot – Even When You’re Sick

How To Look Hot - Even When You're Sick

You want to know what sucks? Puking. Seriously, the word itself is vile. There’s nothing even remotely attractive about getting sick to your stomach. And normally, you stay pretty unappealing for roughly three days afterwards, though I guess it depends on just how sick you were. Unfortunately, we don’t always have all the recuperation time we need. That’s when it’s important to think back to your sorority days and just how those lady lushes managed to look attractive even after a week-long bender. Better take notes. More »

DIY Hair: Braided Updo

DIY Hair: Braided Updo

Fun fact, I really only know how to do 2 hairstyles! When I don’t hot-roll my hair I generally braid it and twist it up. Sometimes because I want to look nice for a party, sometimes because I do not have 10 spare minutes in the morning. Man, since we’re doing this all week, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are really going to suck. But on the upside, if you only know how to do these two hairstyles, people will think you know a lot about hair and ask you questions.

People are so dumb.

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How To Wear Clothing Ironically

How To Wear Clothing Ironically

You know those really cool people who can wear one obviously inappropriate piece of clothing, but instead of having people say “hey, we always suspected you might have a cat sweater in your closet!” people just kind of stand back and say “how is that person so cool?” Yeah, I haven’t really seen this happen, ever, but I read about it in a book written by someone who lives in Brooklyn. Sounds fun. We’re going to make you into one of those people. More »

How To Stop Your Pedicure From Smudging (Without Wearing Flip Flops All Winter)

How To Stop Your Pedicure From Smudging (Without Wearing Flip Flops All Winter)

I don’t know about you, but periodically, I go out to get pedicures, and I always sit under the fan for the ten minutes they tell me to for the polish to dry (the polish that promises to quick dry in three minutes). I pay the extra dollar for the quick dry solution and carefully tiptoe home in flip flops. And it looks great. But the minute I get home and put on some closed toed shoes, the polish gets all smudged and the pedicure is ruined.

This happens every time, which is probably why I get about one pedicure a year.

Now! It could be that my toes are weird. That’s possible. Or it could be that there are some things I just haven’t tried. These are those things.
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