Ever wonder how models and beauty queens get that seemingly perfect look without Photoshop or Instagram filters? (You know, the kind of flawless where you don't have to take 100 selfies just to get one that's worth of your next Facebook profile pic?) While there's nothing new or cutting-edge about the tired old beauty tips that have been written for ages like putting vaseline on your teeth, I'm here to share a few untapped beauty tips from my former beauty pageant days that will guarantee that you look a cut above the rest.
When people talk about Thanksgiving they usually imagine a big dinner with family. It involves fielding uncomfortable questions from relatives you only see once a year. There are arguments, laughs and many bellies full from indulging in those family recipes. It's a good time, but it's definitely not the only way to celebrate the fall holiday! You don't have to only spend Thanksgiving with people related to you. It's also the perfect time to get together with friends! Friendsgiving is a great alternative and requires less traveling if you live far from home.
Kids, it's time to light up your kitchen. Thanksgiving is almost upon us, which means it's time to up your cooking game, boys and girls. You've got the siblings, cousins and parents set to show up at your door any moment. But most importantly, the in-laws are coming. And as much as you love them, it's still a nightmare, because your culinary skills are about to go under the microscope. But never fear! Your devoted author scoured the internet and found 12 recipes that are guaranteed to put an impressed smile on your mother in-law's face.
Last night, Glamour Magazine honored the 2014 Women of the Year: Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Burton, Chelsea Clinton, Laverne Cox, Mindy Kaling, Samantha Power, Robin Roberts, Natalia Vodianova, Sylvia Earle, and The Bravest Girls in the World. The gala took place at Carnegie Hall in New York City and included a performance by Haim as well as words from each honoree and celebrity presenters. The inspiring event left us with many words of wisdom, so we've rounded up some of the best quotes from the evening. Click through our slideshow and try not to cry.
The holiday season is fast approaching and that means it's time to prepare mentally, emotionally, and physically. Big family get togethers can be so stressful thanks to family drama, the traveling, the decorating, the hectic shopping, and all the cooking that needs to be done. Well, we can't offer your family therapy sessions, help you book your plane ticket, pick out your tabel setting, or do any of your personal shopping for you (although personal shopper sounds like a really cool job), but we are able to help you out in the kitchen!
It's been long asserted that the average eater will put on about 5 pounds during the holidays. (YAY....no.) When researchers looked at these numbers, however, the reality was a bit more waist-line friendly. The actual weight gain over holiday season? One pound.
Thanksgiving dinner is a time for everyone to come together. Pilgrims ... Indians... turkey lovers ... and vegans. The holiday meal of goodwill can so often turn into a time of terror for plant-based dieters. You show up to dishes laden with butter, eggs, sausage, cream, and meat—and you're left to nosh on a measly green salad drizzled with olive oil. It's pretty incredible, actually, to consider how non-plant-based a classic Thanksgiving menu is:
Does the mere thought of a visit from your in-laws cause a spike in your heartrate and a pit in your stomach? You've probably already endured off-handed comments about the cleanliness of your home or your lack of cooking skills from your mother-in-law. I've been there too and the only way to properly survive this week is booze. Seriously. Spike your cocoa. Wino the dinner. Whatever you do, keep the adults mildly sedated. Then kick it up a notch for yourself. Make some happy holiday memories (or go for a total lack of them) with adorable holiday-themed jello-shots.
If you've used the internet in the last week, you've been introduced to Alex from Target — a 16-year-old Target employee from Texas with sparkly blue eyes, a baby smooth complexion and a million dollar smile that has teen girls everywhere swooning, hashtagging, and basically blowing up the web with images of his face.
For all of the other awkward girls out there, I think we all can attest to the fact that when it comes to dealing with our friends, being passive-aggressive is a part of who we are (just like being awkward is genetically encoded into our DNA). I don’t know why but the two are pretty much a package deal for the average awkward girl.
At some point in our adolescent years, we’ve all played MASH, shook magic 8 balls, blew on dandelions and picked off daisy petals in hopes that it would bring us closer to finding true love. We did all of these things because love is one of the most desirable experiences. And why wouldn't it be? It's an amazing feeling to meet someone who just gets you—Someone who you connect with on an emotional and physical level, gives you butterflies each and every time you see them.
That's it; enough is enough. For some reason, whenever we talk about human sexuality (more specifically, a woman's sexuality), a level of shame and discomfort seems to cloud the air. It's interesting to note that when it comes to talking about a man's body, we're not as camera shy. Even though a lot of progress has been made, we still seem to be mentally stuck in the 1950s.
Halloween is fast approaching and many people are quickly trying to put together the perfect costume. As time goes by, there are tons of costumes that mostly millennials will understand, like the water bucket challenge or a Miley Cyrus costume. But if your party is going to include an older crowd, or if you just want to find a more unique costume, then take a look at these Halloween costumes that millennials won't get.
We've all experienced a bought of the blues before. Sometimes it can be a little difficult to snap out of, and it can even become overwhelming at times. Whether it's due to the season changing, a breakup, a loss of a loved one or a even a buildup of events—it happens. And although it may not seem like it, sadness actually has some perks. There's research proving it to be true—as long as your minor funk isn't on the border of depression.
Halloween is the one-day out of the year to get your creep on, and while your costume and decor may be utterly spooky, the ingredients in your Halloween candy shouldn't be. You can probably imagine a cauldron filled to the brim with beaver urine and beetle secretions, but in your candy? Not so much.