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Measure Your Issues In Tissues

Going Back To Therapy
Annika's brave choice to deal with her anger. Read More »
Therapy Boundaries
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You know it’s been a productive therapy session if you sniffled your way through a whole box of tissues. On days that you can’t cry to your shrink, comfort yourself with this In Treatment tissue box cover. If nothing else, it will add some kitsch to your crying jags. And if you go through an entire box, make another therapy appointment stat. [$35.50, Artori Design]

Get Your Color-Treated Hair Cleaner Than Ever

Hair Masks!
These 7 hair masks will save your winter locks. Read More »

We’ve all been there (or I sure hope so, otherwise this may end up being an embarrassing confession): you wash, rinse, repeat, condition, and style as usual, only to find that your hair is still looking less than squeaky clean. Product residue, environmental grime, and (ew) scalp buildup all contribute to the dulling and dirtying of your hair, especially around the roots, where these things tend to collect. When regular shampoo just won’t cut it, it’s time to bring in the big guns — a clear, super-cleansing formula that will leave no pesky particles behind. Unfortunately for the dry-haired and dye-loyal among us, these take-no-prisoners clarifiers can make hair a bit too clean, stripping it of both its natural oils and your hard-earned color. What’s a greasy girl to do? Reach for ColorProof ClearItUp Detox Shampoo, of course, a color-safe, sulfate-free (this is very important) detoxifier that cleanses and deodorizes the hair by way of a 100 percent vegan cleansing system that’s so gentle, you can use it every day. As someone who only washes their hair twice a week, when I do shampoo, it better be damn thorough; ClearItUp has earned itself a permanent front-and-center spot in my shower. [$29.95, ColorProof]

Show Your Visitors Some Love

You’re not a lonely shut-in desperate for company. No, you are not! But on the off chance that you are a little lonely, no need to beg your visitor to stay for another viewing of “Harold and Maude.” Just throw down this “Please Don’t Leave” rug as a subtle reminder that your guest is welcome to stay for as long as they want. Or forever. [$19, Urban Outfitters]

You Deserve A Pizza Patch

Pizza BFF Necklace
Get one for all of your homeslices! Read More »
Be My Boyfriend: Pizza Guy
This guy ate 362 slices of pizza. We want to eat him. Read More »

You know all those late nights you spent sort of drunk and eating pizza with friends? Well, you deserve a medal for that. And if not a medal, then at least a patch, right? Thankfully the guys over at Demerit Patches realize that you deserve to be rewarded for all the little things you do in life, even if you aren’t a Scout. They’ve created a series of snappy-looking badges that acknowledge things like “All That Internet Porn You Looked At” and “The Time You Cooked And Ate An Entire Package Of Bacon.” Each badge is self-adhesive and will survive being washed. So go ahead, get yourself that badge that says “I’m Really Good At Beer Pong.” [$3.95 each, Demerit Wear]

Ooh La La, Your Pillows Are Trés Chic

French Kitchen
decorating a french kitchen
Deck out your eating area in a Provençal fashion. Read More »
French Women Secrets
How French women stay hot when they're old! Read More »
Henri's Angst
existential cat photo
Life is meaningless for Henri, the existential French cat. Read More »
bonjour pillows

It’s not every morning a girl is lucky enough to wake up next to a Frenchman waiting with a cafe au lait and a warm croissant. But I can dream, can’t I? These chic cotton and machine washable bed pillows from Mod Cloth will get me partway there … and if it doesn’t work out with your latest paramour, maybe you could write “Au Revoir” in permanent marker on the other side? [$29.99, ModCloth]

Transform Your Home Into A Tropical Island Getaway

Get Into Candles
How to become a candle person. Read More »
For The Candle Collector
Five gifts for the candle freak in your life. Read More »
Vanilla Cookbook
All vanilla everything! Read More »

My office is not exactly an example of cleanliness and tranquility (once I left a half-eaten veggie burger under my easel for so long it started to grow arms and legs), but the scent of this Island Vanilla soy candle is so lovely and intoxicating that I can light it and close my eyes and forget about my cluttered, chaotic reality for a moment. I can take a deep breath and pretend I’m on some tropical vanilla-scented island, swinging in a hammock, without any risk of being attacked by an angry, sentient veggie burger. And that, my friends, is the sign of a really great candle. [$6, Pacifica]

Melvita Yellow Fruit Shower Scrub Makes Exfoliating Easy

Bathe Like A Rock Star
Amelia shows you how. Read More »
Cinnamon Sugar Lip Scrub
Make your own lip scrub! Read More »

I may tend to my face religiously, but I’m no saint: I commit a cardinal beauty sin every day by neglecting my skin from the neck down. I’ll cleanse, exfoliate, tone, and moisturize my mug until anyone in the vicinity is like, “Why is she still in the bathroom?,” but when it comes to the rest of me, I do a body wash once-over and leave it at that. But now it’s winter, a season practically synonymous with dry, dulling build-up, and I’ve been forced (forced!) to make some changes to my routine. Enter Melvita’s Yellow Fruit Shower Scrub, a soothing body wash that doubles as a gentle smoothing exfoliator, eliminating the need for the extra step… not to mention the extra container taking up precious shower space (and by the way, why do body scrubs always seem to come in big, impractical tubs?). Not only is its light, faintly creamy fragrance of fresh apple and quince one of the most pleasant I’ve ever stumbled upon, but the crushed hazelnut powder sloughs away dead skin without being abrasive or irritating (two words: salt scrub), and because it’s formulated with 99% certified natural and organic ingredients, you can feel 100% good about what you’re putting on your body. Now you’ll have no excuse for not having the softest, most gloriously-scented skin around this season. [$14, Melvita]

If Jane Austen Had An iPad Cover…

If Jane Austen had an iPad today, she’d be tweeting about boys just like us. And she’d do it with this rad Pride And Prejudice iPad cover, which fits iPads versions 2, 3, and 4. The hardcover book board cover, layered with rubber inside, has been made by the oldest bookbindery in the United States  and features the original 19th century jacket art. Plus, it’s made with recycled materials. What’s there for a bookworm tech nerd not to love? [$50, Mental Floss]

Diptyque’s Solid Perfumes Are Divine

Celeb Fragrances
One Tiny Hand
Eau de George Clooney? Here's 10 strange celeb fragrances. Read More »
Swallow This Perfume
swollable perfume
Edible fragrances will make your sweat smell sweet! Read More »

I’ll be entirely honest: I treasure the finer things in life, and by “finer things” I mean “expensive stuff and anything with a French name.” This is precisely how I became infatuated with Paris-based candle-crafter and parfumeur (ooh, I just love that word) Diptyque. A cult favorite of fashion people and impossibly chic trust fund babies world-over, if the packaging alone doesn’t make you want to replace every candle in your house with one of their gorgeous glass jars, the compellingly complex scents will. Ever since I stumbled across the brick-and-mortar store a few years back, I’ve been coveting their products with an ardency formerly reserved for shoes (and, who am I kidding, Indian food). While at this point in my life my conscience doesn’t allow for a $65 candle, nor a $45 scented oval (though I’ll happily hand over my mailing address should you want to send me a gift), I can totally get on board with their solid perfumes. Poured into weighty black cases engraved with the iconic Diptyque logo and protected by a small velvet pouch, just carrying one of these tiny treasures in your purse is enough to make you feel like a more refined, more fabulous, more interesting, better-traveled, better-looking person. It’s magic. I swear. They smell pretty good, too — my signature scent is Eau Duelle, a smoky, spicy take on vanilla. [$48, Diptyque]

If You Wish To Make A Fabulous Dress, You Must First Invent The Universe

NASA's Mohawk Guy
He's hot. He's brilliant. We're in love. Read More »
Meteor Wine?!
Care for a cabernet infused with meteorite? Read More »

A flirty mini dress in a stunning galaxy print, for less than $50: perfection. Add black tights, pointy toe pumps, a cropped blazer, and this astronaut necklace to really complete the look. [$44, ROMWE]

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