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Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Make With Your Man
If you were cast on the now-canceled MTV show, Room Raiders, how would it play out for you? Would you be the embarrassed girl, blushing that he found your stuffed animal collection? The irked girl who doesn't understand why he's making a big deal out of your mountainous pile of dirty laundry? Or the defensive girl who feels that her collection of Hilary Duff and Avril Lavigne CDs in no way reflect a lack of musical taste-- despite what he says?
Hopefully, you will be the shame-free girl, confident about the state of her living space. Just in case you're not so sure, below is a list of seven things that you may have in your apartment that will scare just about any guy away. Time to bust out the Hefty bags.
1. Photos of ex-boyfriends
When it's over, it's over. Don't display those snapshots of you and your former beau at the beach, or those pictures of you two locking lips under the mistletoe last Christmas. Your new man will take you for the
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- StyleCaster | Shine Food – Tue, Mar 16, 2010 4:27 AM EDT
Not a fan of corned beef and cabbage? Here are some alternate recipes perfectly suited for the Irish holiday.
1. Spinach-Pesto Ravioli (above)
- 16 spinach ravioli (frozen or fresh)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons pesto sauce (recipe below)
- 1/2 cup bottled vinaigrette
Boil 16 spinach ravioli as the label directs. Drain and pat dry. Fry the ravioli in 1/2 cup olive oil until golden on both sides, one to two minutes. Drain on paper towels. Mix two tablespoons pesto sauce with 1/2 cup bottled vinaigrette. Place the ravioli on skewers and dip in the sauce.
- 3 cups chopped fresh basil
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 1/8 cup Brazil nuts
- 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Place the basil in a blender. Pour in about 1 tablespoon of the oil,Read More »from Delicious Green Foods to Make This St. Patty's Day
Here are some tips and tricks to ensure that your next thrifting trip is a success.Read More »from 5 Things You Should Know Before You Shop Vintage
The Best Trends From Fall Fashion Week 2010!
When someone compliments us on what we're wearing, it often becomes a knee-jerk reaction to reply, "Thanks, it's from Marshall's (or fill in any discount retailer here)!" Although no one asked where we purchased our fashionable finds, we feel compelled to share our discount prowess anyway. The same scenario often happens with anyone sporting vintage pieces. Now, when we hear, "Thanks, it's vintage," we like to mess with people and reply, "I'm not familiar with that brand. Vin-taaage? Am I saying that right?"
Mocking aside, it truly is amazing to find vintage pieces that are worthy of praise. There's an odd sense of accomplishment that can be found in buying a fantastic vintage blazer or dress at a ludicrously low price. However, if you're not equipped with the right skills, you may receive excessive dry cleaning and tailor bills instead of praise for your
- StyleCaster | Fashion – Tue, Mar 16, 2010 4:13 AM EDT
We polled our Facebook fans to see how long it takes them to get ready each morning-- and came up with some tips to speed things along.Read More »from 5 Quick Tips to Speed Up Your Morning Beauty Regimen
The Best Celeb Endorsed Skincare Products to Try Now
Dragging ourselves out of bed in the morning gets increasingly harder as the week goes on-- especially now, after losing an hour of sleep thanks to daylight saving time.
Some girls adjust by taking their routines on the road (i.e. mascara in the car, lip gloss as you walk, etc.)-- but, this can prove to be dangerous. By now, we've all heard the shocking story of the woman who crashed her car while shaving her bikini line...
We polled our Facebook Fans to find out how long it takes them to get ready each morning. The results are in-- 48 percent said they dedicate 30 minutes to one hour, while 34 percent said they dedicate over an hour to the beauty gods. To help everyone catch a few extra minutes of shut-eye-- we've compiled some tips on how you can speed up your daily routine and get yourself out
As we gear up for spring, we're dreading our routine waxing-- but this year we've discovered a nearly pain-free alternative to the traditional method.
Spring is drawing closer, which means it's time for girls to start getting prepared-- so break out the self tanner, moisturize more rigorously, and book an appointment at the waxing salon (that is, if your winter wasn't already filled with these beauty-maintaining activities).
Many of us dread the waxing salon but know it is a crucial component to looking our best in minis and short-shorts (and, of course, our bikinis). Luckily, we've discovered a haven among waxing centers-- no more wondering if the girl who's touching your sacred parts has washed her hands, and no more screaming in pain from scalding hot wax.Read More »from How to Get the Least Painful Wax Possible!
5 Dishes to Boost Your Mood
Spring break is just around the corner (for those lucky enough to get one), which means many of you will soon be enjoying tropical getaways-- perhaps to Cabo or Cancun? For those of you forced to remain stateside, however, why not bring some south of the border flavor to you? Bust out the margarita mix and follow one of these guilt-free Mexican recipes to create your own fabulous fiesta at home.
1. Mango Tomato Salsa (above)
- 1 mango - peeled, seeded and diced
- 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and diced
- 5 medium tomatoes, diced
- 3 Thai Dragon Chiles, minced and seeded, to your taste
- 1 medium cucumber, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt to taste
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion
In a medium bowl, combine the mango, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, chiles, cilantro, and garlic. Stir in the salt, red onion, and lime juice. To blend the Read More »from Fake a Spring Break with a Healthy Mexican Fiesta
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Beauty Habits Men Don't Want to Know About
Color is a huge beauty trend for spring-- from pastel purple to aqua blue. Experimenting with these hues makes us reminisce about sixth grade-- when we believed that our roll-on shimmer eyeshadow (which we owned in every single shade, thank you very much) made us look instantly grown-up.
Well, fun colors are back in a big way. A great way to ease into bold hues and be festive is to experiment with green-- just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Below are a few of the best green beauty products out there. Plus, they'll look just as great after the Irish holiday.
1. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Mascara Duo in Green, $10.99, at ulta.com
Physicians Formula recently released a line of colored mascaras for spring-- which coordinate with the company's eye-enhancing liners and shadows. The green mascara is meant for girls with green eyes, but feel free to mix and match different shades regardless of your eye color. A great
Who says you can't incorporate a sequined piece into your Sunday brunch outfit?Read More »from How to Pull Off Daytime Sequins
How to Wear Mixed Prints Like a Pro
Personally, I've always associated sequins with a short period of time, during my adolescence, when anything and everything with shine, shimmer, or glitter (i.e. eyeshadow, nail polish, sneakers, etc.) was a must-have.
Since then, the only contact I have had with sequins ended disastrously. I was in a fitting room when I foolishly opted to squeeze my bubble butt into a too tight sequined mini skirt. When I turned around to face the mirror, the sequins-- taut over my rear end-- caught the overhead light and nearly blinded me. It was like my behind became a lighthouse pointing out to sea. I'm surprised the attendant didn't come in and ask me if I was setting off flash bombs needed a larger size. Needless to say, I was scarred.
However, this spring (and fall) sequins are looking to be a huge trend-- evidenced by the runways of Vera Wang, Erin Fetherston, and Jenni Kayne.
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6 Classic Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. Feeling cranky or grumpy, lately? It may be the result of your diet. Recent studies have proven that certain foods have a direct impact on mood. Feeling drained or sleepy? It's probably due to low blood sugar. However, don't reach for that candy bar just yet! Although some foods, namely concentrated sources of sugar, provide an instant pick-me-up, the effects are only temporary. Soda, candy, and even fruit juice can cause huge spikes in blood sugar-- and eventually, an even bigger crash. Carbohydrates like bagels, white bread, and crackers have a similar effect. According to nutritionist Joy Bauer, it's best to substitute these empty carbs with nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables, fruits, beans, peas, lentils, oatmeal, and brown and wild rice.
Additionally, fiber is another surefire way to boost your mood. Soluble fibers slow down the absorption of sugar in your body, thus decreasing erratic
With mixed prints slated as a huge trend for spring and fall, here are a few tips to help you keep your outfit looking pulled together!Read More »from How to Wear Mixed Prints Like a Pro
Fashion Week Fall 2010: Paris Recap
When it comes to mixing prints, there is little grey area between looking like you are deliberately clashing, yet pulled together and conjuring images of a "bag lady." This is, understandably, why so many women shy away from pairing printed pieces. However, prints are a great way to shake up your wardrobe and get more wearability out of a fun top-- which you would usually reserve for pairing with dark denim.
Dual prints are a noted trend for both spring and fall, so here are a few helpful tips on how to style mixed prints to get more mileage out of your closet. If you're feeling a bit tentative, stick with muted tones in black, navy, grey, or tan.
Outfit #1: Casual (above)
When mixing two prints on top, keep the bottoms basic. The wide stripes of this Sammy Davis Vintage jacket paired with the looser, leopard print