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12 DIY Ways To Upgrade Your Summer Sandals

DIY Sunglasses!
DIY Sunglasses
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Guys, I live for sandal season. — they’re the next best thing to going completely barefoot. While I typically rock flip-flops the minute the temperatures hit 65 degrees, I’m excited about all the DIY possibilities sandals offer. Now, you’re not going to want to take a hot glue gun to your Lanvin flat sandals of course, but if you’ve got a cheap pair of rubber flip-flops or ankle strap flats, or a desire to update last year’s gladiator sandals, here are some easy DIYs to try!

My Hand Tattoos Don’t Hold Me Back

My Hand Tattoos Don't Hold Me Back

I had threatened my friends and family for a while that I was going to get a YOLO tattoo. They thought I was joking. In that I thought it would be spectacularly funny, I was joking, but nonetheless I knew I was going to get the tattoo eventually. I think everyone’s prescient enough to know that “you only live once” was a well-known phrase well before Drake made it into an acronym, and the idea that you only have so much time and you should use it wisely had become a core tenet of my life after I started studying the art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres (who made his best work while he was dying) and becoming an atheist in 2012.

Then I heard about the internet acronym FBGM in January of 2013 — it means “Fuck Bitches, Get Money,” or, in other (more elegant) words, “do away with distractions and follow your greatest pursuits.” It’s in the same vein as YOLO in asserting that you should use your resources the best you can. A friend of mine told me she’d seen it tattooed on the side of someone’s smoking finger, which I thought was absolutely brilliant. Keep reading »

This Time Lapse Video Of Melting Ice Cream Is Strangely Mesmerizing

This Time Lapse Video Of Melting Ice Cream Is Strangely Mesmerizing
Mint Chocolate Chip, Please

I never thought I’d use the word “pretty” to describe the disappointing pile of mush you end up with when an ice cream cone melts, but this video makes dessert look like art. The first scoop of ice cream in the film looks like it’s covered in glitter, so now I’m hellbent on finding glitter-covered ice cream here in New York — it has to exist somewhere, right? [Laughing Squid]

Style Stealer: Emmy Rossum Ties One On

Style Stealer: Emmy Rossum Ties One On

I’ve always wanted to try the whole “silk scarf tied jauntily around the neck” thing — it’s so Jackie O meets Audrey Hepburn — but feared that the style would look too out of place in these here modern times. But Emmy Rossom is doing a good job with hers, pairing it with lots of white and a full skirt — a nod to the retro vibes — while her flat sandals and tote keep things a little modern. And those sunglasses are a nice tough — very cheeky! One last lingering fear remains — what about the awkward tan line? Ahh well. Keep reading »

Must Haves: 7 Hot Summer Shorts

We all have a pair of trusty denim cutoffs that may or may not get washed regularly, but what about a semi-formal pair of shorts for date nights and birthday parties? I’ve rounded up seven pairs of summer shorts that make a stylish statement.

Frisky Eats: 8 Peach Perfect Recipes

Ripe peaches are juicy, tender, and versatile. Peaches make the perfect addition to salads, pizzas, baked goods, and cocktails. Here are eight ways to use them!

Beauty Test Drive: X Factor Liberty Nail Polish

Beauty Test Drive: X Factor Liberty Nail Polish

We love stupidly simple nail art! X Factor’s Liberty top coat is a simple way to add a little red, white & blue to your manicure, whether it’s the 4th of July, Bastille Day, the Queen’s Birthday, or just a normal Thursday. Keep reading »

Cute! Engraved Rolling Pins Will Make Your Baked Goods So Much Prettier

Cat Rolling Pins

Zuzia Kozerska, a Polish designer, makes kitschy rolling pins engraved with just about every design under the sun. Guess what’s on my wish list now? You can use them to bake cookies covered in dinosaurs, mustaches, robots, or even a custom design of your choice. Naturally, I’m an especially big fan of the cat design, but her Etsy shop has about a million other nifty options as well. While $40+ is a bit pricy for a rolling pin, you can’t deny your baking will be totally unique. [22 Words]

Must Haves: A Wedding Dress For A Wedding Guest For $100 Or Less

This weekend, Amelia and I are both attending weddings. As a frequent wedding guest, this particular wedding season has been a challenge. I have worn and re-worn every single dress in my closet. Last weekend, I offered Katie three dresses from my collection to borrow for a wedding she was attending, because she too, has more weddings than dinner plans this summer. At this point, I am on a mission to donate all of my old dresses and stock up on new ones at summer sales — here’s what I’ve found so far!

15 Comments You Should Never Make About Someone’s Makeup

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It doesn’t matter how bad someone’s makeup is, you should never say one of these eye roll-inducing lines. They are as annoying as telling people what’s wrong with their eyebrows. Someone with crooked eyeliner may not have realized that there are tips to correct shaky hands. Or maybe they haven’t figure out how to contour their faces properly a la Kim Kardashian? (Contouring is difficult and can go wrong very easily). It’s fine to subtly drop a few hints about how to apply mascara to your bottom lashes without it smudging. And you should definitely tell someone if they have white powder all over their face, because that certainly isn’t intentional. Just please be kind and don’t say these comments about someone’s makeup. Read more on The Gloss…

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