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Beauty IRL: Get Your Nails Done

Beauty IRL: Get Your Nails Done

Here’s an excellent Tuesday night ritual. Pour yourself a drink, turn on all the lights in your living room and sit down to do your nails. Take as much time as you need. Dig through that shoebox full of nail polish and nail files that have lost their grit, and find a color you’re really feeling. Essie’s Fifth Avenue? OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark? Paint your nails, but take time. You know how at the salon, sometimes they leave that tiny stripe of polish on the side of your fingers? Doesn’t that drive you crazy? This time, you’re in charge, so do it right. Take time to sit down and not touch your phone or answer an email, because you can’t right now, and because you’re busy. This is an activity you can do with other people, but I find that it’s best done alone. Doing your nails is a menial task, one that requires concentration but not much thought. I find that I do some of my best thinking while taking the time to diligently push down my cuticles and use the good top coat. When all is said and done, I’ve accomplished something, as little as it may seem. Keep reading »

Etsy Spotlight: 15 Ugly Gifts That Will Put A Smile On Your Face (But Not Theirs)

Whether you’re looking for a gag gift or just something to give to someone you hate, Etsy has got you covered. The site is chock full of (unintentionally) ugly items, that make you wonder why the hell they were made in the first place. Perfect for a holiday surprise that is sure to leave your recipient saying “WTF?” while you stand by enjoying yourself, here are some of our favorites.

15 Awesome Board Games You Should Gift For The Holidays

15 Awesome Board Games You Should Gift For The Holidays

With the holidays approaching, families and friends all around the world will be congregating in houses, apartments and cabins to eat, drink, and be merry. Inevitably, they’ll make their way to the living room and play a board game. Unfortunately, most of them will be playing things like MonopolyClue and Risk, but, even apart from the fact that they celebrate unfettered greed, murder and warfare, take it from a games scholar — these games are actually terrible. The fact is, there are much better and more enjoyable board games being produced every year that are actually worth your time and money — you’ve just never heard of them yet. Read more on Ask Men…

“The Pinterest 100″ Predicts 2015 Trends

Looking for a little inspiration to bring with you into the new year? The Pinterest 100 collection is full of ideas on what to do, wear, eat, make and try in 2015. The board was compiled using trending pins on the site, pins from influential users, and a few selected by Pinterest employees. I’m seeing some common themes on this board — a whole lot of yoga, gardening and home DIYs. Sounds a whole lot like 2014, but hey, I’m not about to turn down free inspiration! This board is perfect for that mid-January slump when you start itching for new hobbies and plans. [Travel + Leisure]

Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Aspiring And Beginner Photographers

Do you know someone who’s always been really handy with a point-and-shoot camera, who wants to move up to DSLR but doesn’t know what to do first? I was that, once! Click through for all the basic supplies your loved one will need to get started doing DSLR photography.

24 All Too Common Beauty Hazards Of Winter Weather

24 All Too Common Beauty Hazards Of Winter

As far as I’m concerned, the winter is good for nothing except hibernation and Netflix marathons. Besides, why would you leave the house when your skin is cracking, your lips are chapped and your leg hair won’t stop growing? Ain’t nobody got time for that. But unfortunately, life goes on, and we’re forced to face the harsh realities of the cold, including these common beauty problems that plague us all each and every winter. Keep reading »

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