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10 Ways Dyeing Your Hair For The First Time Is Like Losing Your Virginity

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Believe it or not, saying goodbye your virgin hair is a lot like losing your actual virginity. Whether you’re getting highlights, lowlights, or a full-head dye job, altering your natural hair color for the first time, especially as a full-grown adult, can be pretty terrifying … but also exciting!

I recently decided to undergo a hair transformation myself, and while it wasn’t super drastic, it was enough of a change that I still felt all the feelings. Dirty blonde up until this time last week, I decided I wanted to lighten my locks with a full head of highlights and go blonder for the first time ever. So I did. And now I’m MUCH blonder. Believe it or not, I found that parting ways with my former hair was a lot like having sex for the first time all over again. Let me explain… Keep reading »

The 12 Types Of Dudes Who Will Try To Pick You Up At A Bar

As a single female, I’m all too familiar with the dating scene and the post-traumatic stress often endured after a night out at the bar. “We met online,” is the new “we met at a bar,” and there’s a reason for that: far too many evenings are spent swatting away deadbeats and touchy-feely drunk dudes. So before you head out to your favorite pub, be prepared to get hit on by one of these 12 types of guys. Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Bite Beauty’s Decontructed Rose Lip Gloss Library

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I only get roses on birthdays and the occasional Valentine’s Day, so when I received Bite Beauty’s Limited-Edition Deconstructed Rose Lip Gloss Library, I knew it was a special occasion. Almost too pretty to use, the palette features 12 different hues of pink and red lip glosses, inspired by the colors found in a bouquet of roses. Obviously, I needed to test them all out one by one. Keep reading »

Prepare Your Ears: “Let’s Get Social” Is The “Friday” Of Our Generation

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"My Cat, My Kids, Some Bacon—Let's Get Social!"

Please take this moment to clean out your ears with Q-Tips and emotionally prepare yourselves for what you’re about to see and hear. At this year’s Social Media Marketing World Convention, a woman by the name of Mary McCoy took the stage to sing a little ditty about the power of social media, and it’s basically the new “Friday” (aka that earworm of a song by Rebecca Black). ”Let’s Get Social,” which she also penned, was described by co-writer Phil Mershon as “a humor-laced theme song for this year’s Social Media Marketing World.” And humor it is, Phil. Humor it is. Just when you think Phil’s random yelling of the word “social!” is the bittersweet icing on top of the WTF cake, just wait for his rap solo. LL Cool J would be proud.

Stevie Nicks Performs “Rhiannon” With Lady Antebellum, Kills It At The ACMs

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I was totally in my element watching last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, basking in the hotness that is Luke Bryan and contemplating my love-hate relationship with Taylor Swift, when Stevie Nicks showed up and totally changed the game. She took the stage with Lady Antebellum for a medley of Lady A’s tune “Golden,” and— wait for it— Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon.” In that moment, dreams came true. I didn’t even mind that Hillary Scott was a bit pitchy at times, because it was THAT magical. It was like watching the Power Rangers get together for the first time. Check it out for yourself and thank us later.

Must Haves: 12 Fun & Fashionable Umbrellas To Keep You Dry On A Rainy Day

April showers bring May flowers, which means the rain is a-comin’! Stay dry this spring by stepping up your umbrella game with something fun, flirty and fashionable. From sweet florals to cheeky bubble umbrellas, make it known that even when the Heavens open, your sidewalk style still SLAYS. Here are 12 umbrellas we love that can help you add some pep to your step … just make sure you’re wearing rain boots.

Dreams Come True: Cast Of “The Lion King” Surprise Plane With Performance

"It's The Ciiiiiiiircle of Liiiiife..."

Someone please tell me why I was not on this plane. Travelers flying from Brisbane to Sydney, Australia, this weekend got a musical surprise when the Aussie Broadway cast of “The Lion King,” who were also en route, decided to serenade the plane with their rendition of the musical’s hit number, “The Circle of Life.” Keep reading »

Cookie Dough Addicts, Rejoice: Unbakeables Are A Gift From Above

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Allow me to interrupt your day to bring you this very important, very delicious public service announcement: There’s now a way to devour uncooked cookie dough without fearing you’ll get salmonella.

To this day, I’m still guilty of scooping cookie dough straight out of the bowl before I put a batch of cookies in the oven, which is always followed by immediate regret and panic that I may get salmonella … again. It happened to me once, and it was not enjoyable. BUT, I was recently introduced to Unbakeables, cookie dough bites meant to be eaten uncooked (they’re egg-free), with extra toppings to sweeten the deal. I’m pretty sure they could revolutionize kids’ birthday parties everywhere, forever. Keep reading »

Frisky Eats: Strong Drinks For Bad Ass Chicks

Sometimes in life, the only men you can rely on are Jim, Johnnie, Jack and José (along with some of their strong friends, of course). It’s okay to set aside your wine spritzer or peach-tini to opt for something on the harder side. And lucky for you, we know just the right cocktails to light that fire under your butt without making your face scrunch up like you just drank lighter fluid.

Appalled Grandmothers Read Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” Lyrics, I Die Laughing

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"Who's Anna Mae? I Think She Wrote A Book..."

You guys, I’m convinced that this video of grandmothers reading Beyonce‘s “Drunk In Love” lyrics is the eighth world wonder.  From their declaration that Bey and Jay “must have a big bath tub,” to questions about modern society (“We never talked when we had sex. What’s all this talking?”), this video is a gem of the rarest kind. While I do disagree with the granny in yellow that this song  ”is a piece of shit,” I can only hope that my best girlfriends and I grow up to be just like this trio of whippersnappers. Sandwiches included.

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