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In my house, however much pasta you make, you must eat! (This, I believe, is the unofficial slogan of Italy.) But because I never correctly estimate a proper portion of noodles (particularly long ones like spaghetti, fettuccine, etc.), and always air on the side of more, I end up eating a lot more than I… READ MORE »


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It seems like lately I have about 15 tubes of lipstick in my purse at all times but whenever I need a pen there are none to be found. I’m hoping this clever lipstick pen can help me remedy this problem. [$5, Fred Flare] … READ MORE »


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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Why, you, my dear! Just in time for “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Benefit is releasing a makeup kit called Rare Beauty to get your own fairy tale look. There’s a rosy lip/cheek tint sample, highlighter sample, a full-size pore minimizing balm, and a… READ MORE »


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Once upon a time, there was girl who went to a tattoo shop with her mom … nope, from page one, this isn’t your typical picture book.  Mommy’s New Tattoo: A Bedtime Story For People, by Levi Greenacres, is based on the author’s true story of growing up with a parent who has ink and… READ MORE »


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After all the desserts you declined in preparation for swimsuit season (or maybe you didn’t … who cares?), the least you can do is float around in one. This gigantic doughnut pool floatie provides the perfect hole for your bikini bod. Go ahead, indulge in some pool time. You deserve it. Tan, swim, lounge, float,… READ MORE »


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Mason jars are the perfect all-purpose summer mug. Great for everything from your morning iced coffee to your evening mixed drink, they look cool while keeping your libations cool, too. And that’s why I’m totally crazy about this “Drinking Situation” mug from In God We Trust, which takes the typical mason jar up a few… READ MORE »


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I’m not usually into brooches, but this felt kitten brooch is a totally different story. First of all, it’s so adorable I make involuntary squeaking noises whenever I look at it. Second of all, it’s soft felt, so you can pet it when you’re sad. And finally, it’s totally versatile: I can’t think of one… READ MORE »


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Book deals that result from blogs usually suck, right? But the exception to that rule will have to be Feminist Ryan Gosling: Feminist Theory From Your Favorite Sensitive Movie Dude. We all know and love Tumblr blogger Danielle Henderson’s lusty pics of Ryan with commentary like “Hey girl, don’t be sad about advertising pushing an… READ MORE »


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Each season, we like to change our drink up. After a spring of sipping tequila and grapefruit, we were thrilled to be reminded of one of our all-time favorite drinks: The Spritz. Spritzes are a favorite in Italy, where lazy late morning espressos on the piazza easily give way to early afternoon Spritz drinking. Spritzes… READ MORE »


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You can finally stop carrying breath mints with you everywhere you go. And all those lip glosses in your purse? Get rid of them because C.O. Bigelow’s mentha breath freshening lip shine  is the only thing you’ll need. This mint infused lip balm provides a glossy shine that keeps your lips moist while the peppermint… READ MORE »


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I spend a lot of time making sure my skin is properly cared for. I’m a connoisseur of waters, serums, masques, cremes, and oils, so much so that my roommates are forced to tiptoe around our shared bathroom lest they disturb the delicate balance of my menagerie. For all the hours I spend treating my… READ MORE »


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I don’t use an umbrella to shield me from the rain (it’s a Portland thing), but I am definitely not averse to using an umbrella to organize my rings. Especially a cute little silver umbrella like this. Adorable and practical? Be still, my soggy heart! [$12, Modcloth] … READ MORE »


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Kitchen sink looking kind of fugly? Pretty up your dish-washing routine with this super cute geranium-inspired scrub brush that comes in its very own leaf soap dish. It’s dishwasher safe, so you don’t have to worry about bugs in those bristles, and at $13, it’s inexpensive enough to be a unique but awesome housewarming gift. READ MORE »


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For me, the most annoying part of cooking in my tiny kitchen are all the scraps that get in the way. Chop one cucumber and my counter is practically overtaken. Forget about an entire salad. Good news! There’s a kitchen appliance for your scrap issues. The Scrap Trap provides extra prep space by trapping your… READ MORE »


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I’ll preface this Crave by saying I am literally Craving this right now, and as soon as you try it, you will be too. I consider myself fortunate to be able to say that ice cream is my only vice — well, aside from brut, brut rosé, prosecco, and any and all other varieties of… READ MORE »


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We know how to change a tire — but we much prefer to show off our gearhead skill fashionably. This trio of gear-shaped gold bangle bracelets for C. Wonder gives a harder edge to a soft look, or a more dainty look to an edgy ensemble. There’s also a big, thick gold gear-shaped bangle if… READ MORE »


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I’m generally terrified of putting oil on my face because I have problematic sensitive skin that reacts badly to pretty much anything I put on it. If it’s feeling dry, a smidge of moisturizer will turn it into a zitty, oily mess. Too oily, and astringent makes it a flaky, dry patchy disappointment. But not… READ MORE »


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As you may remember, I bathe like a rockstar. But I must admit that for all my copious reading material, “Downton Abbey” marathons, and large glasses of wine, my bath time buzz was kind of being killed by the shallowness of the tub itself. So I was delighted to discover that I could add a… READ MORE »


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In the grand scheme of home decor, the bathroom is often neglected, but if you’re looking for an easy way to spruce up a humble water closet, you can’t go wrong with gorgeous towels. These paisley printed beauties are plush velour on one side and soft terry on the other, which means they’ll feel as… READ MORE »


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As a New Yorker, I consider pizza one of the main staples of my diet. It helps that I can get a slice on almost every corner at any hour of the day. There’s even a pizzeria in spitting distance from my front door. They know me by name. It would only make sense for… READ MORE »


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