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Lesley Sheridan

Freelance Writer & Editor

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Lesley Sheridan serves as a regular contributor for Slickdeals, the largest and most trusted online deal-sharing community. In addition, she writes for #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day's digital lifestyle magazine "Beyond Words."

Sheridan also freelances as a copywriter for Wpromote, where she crafts content for companies such as Sole Society and Erin Condren.

She's previously written content for Dot & Bo, Natural Life, Zenni Optical, and TEMPTU. Her articles have also appeared on The Purple Fig, VisiHow, and Rent.com.

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Rent.com Blog
02/07/2019
6 Household Essentials You're Probably Paying Too Much For - Rent.com Blog

Household essentials are staples we keep around the house and use every single day. Most of us have go-to brands that we buy again and again. But are you overspending on those essentials without even realizing it? We crunched the numbers to see how much money the average family of four can save each year on the things they use the most.

Slickdeals
02/01/2019
The Best Valentine's Day Deals and Discounts for 2019

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01/22/2019
Enjoy Free Apple Music with Select Verizon Service Plans

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01/18/2019
Big News! You Can Now Stack Sephora Coupons at Checkout

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01/17/2019
For the First Time Ever, Take an Extra 70% Off J.Crew Sale Items

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01/11/2019
Get a Roundtrip Flight From NYC to Rome Starting at $277

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01/02/2019
How to Get the Best LA Fitness Membership Deals

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01/02/2019
How to Get the Best Membership Deal at 24 Hour Fitness

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12/07/2018
This Weekend Only: Take 25% Off Kitchen Appliances and Cookware at Target

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12/07/2018
Score up to 50% Off at the Reebok Green Monday Sale

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09/19/2018
Act Quickly: Take an Extra 50% Off at Reebok During Their Mid-Season Sale

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09/17/2018
How to Avoid Overspending at Back-to-School Sales

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09/12/2018
Save an Extra 30% on All Adidas Sale Items

Starting Sept. 12th, Adidas is giving you an extra 30% discount on its entire sale section when you use promo code SEPTSALE at checkout. This means big savings on everything from workout apparel to those Ultraboost sneakers you've been eyeing.

Slickdeals
08/28/2018
Microsoft Just Announced Xbox All Access, But is It a Good Deal?

Ready player indecisive. Microsoft just launched Xbox All Access, a program that lets customers take home an Xbox One console plus two years of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold for one low monthly price... but is it really as good as it seems?

Slickdeals
09/05/2018
NYFW Style Guide: How to Get Next Year's Trends for Less

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12/05/2018
Save up to 30% at Macy's Friends and Family Sale

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09/10/2018
Recycle and Save at Target's Car Seat Trade-In Event

From Sept. 9 through Sept. 22, Target is offering a 20% off coupon that can be used on a new car seat, booster seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller, or other select baby gear when you trade in your old model.

Slickdeals
09/17/2018
One Day Only: Save 40% on Target Halloween Essentials

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Target shoppers can enjoy 40% off the store's collection of Halloween costumes and accessories, as well as 40% off select Halloween trick-or-treat candy bags during the Target Halloween sale. All you have to do is download the Target app!

Slickdeals
09/18/2018
adidas Sale Alert: Take 25% Off Sitewide

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11/21/2018
Reebok is Offering 50% Off Almost Everything This Cyber Monday

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11/22/2018
The Best Instant Pot Deals for Black Friday 2018

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11/15/2018
Get Big Savings on Echo and Alexa Devices During Amazon's Black Friday Sale

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10/17/2018
The Most Anticipated Black Friday Home & Appliance Deals for 2018

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10/01/2018
The Most Anticipated Black Friday Video Game Deals for 2018

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10/23/2018
Save an Extra 30% on Top-Tier adidas Running Shoes

Until Oct. 24th, a new adidas sale is giving you an extra 30% discount on select men and women's running shoes when you use a promo code at checkout. Some of the shoes are even on sale already, which means some serious savings!

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10/15/2018
We Tried the Red Copper Flipwich so You Don't Have To

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09/17/2018
One Day Only: Save 40% on Target Halloween Essentials

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Target shoppers can enjoy 40% off the store's collection of Halloween costumes and accessories, as well as 40% off select Halloween trick-or-treat candy bags during the Target Halloween sale. All you have to do is download the Target app!

Slickdeals
12/04/2018
How to Get the Best FIFA 19 Deals and Discounts

FIFA is back with FIFA 19, and retailers are offering a wide variety of deals and discounts. The game released on September 28th, and we have the tips and tricks you need to know to get the most out of your money!

Slickdeals
01/07/2019
Amazon Has Been Changing Prices on Subscribe & Save Orders Without Notice

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01/10/2019
Travel for Less with Costco Vacation Deals

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10/04/2018
6 Trending Deals Going Into the Weekend

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12/21/2018
Best Ways to Exchange or Sell Unwanted Gift Cards

Didn't get everything on your holiday wishlist? No worries! Put those unwanted gift cards to good use by cashing them in instead. We'll show you how to sell gift cards online so you can get what you really want for a change.

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01/11/2019
Save 50% on Skincare Essentials at Ulta's Love Your Skin Event

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09/18/2018
adidas Sale Alert: Take 25% Off Sitewide

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10/08/2018
Is Amazon Storefronts the Next Big Thing for Small Businesses?

Last week, Amazon officially opened Amazon Storefronts in an effort to highlight the network of nearly 20,000 small- and medium-sized U.S. businesses selling on its site. We're breaking down the business model and exploring what this means for Amazon sellers and buyers alike.

Slickdeals
09/26/2018
How to Save Almost $700 per Year on Household Essentials

Household essentials like soap, toilet paper, and shampoo may be far from exciting, but they can eat up a surprising amount of your annual budget. But by taking advantage of household essentials coupons, deals, and discounts with Slickdeals, you can save hundreds.

Slickdeals
10/16/2018
Sears Bankruptcy Filing Means Closure of 142 Sears and Kmart Stores

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10/09/2018
5 Best adidas Running Shoes and Their All-Time Low Prices

We rounded up five of the very best adidas running shoes according to Runner's World and found their all-time lowest prices as seen on Slickdeals. If you're looking to run with top-rated shoes but don't want to break the bank, enjoy our adidas running shoe deals!

Beyond Words
08/24/2018
How to Style Mixed Prints: A Guide for Beginners * Beyond Words

Fashion is all about having fun, but the idea of mixing prints can leave style newbies feeling more than a little stressed. If you're wondering how to wear leopard with polka dots or debating if plaid ever goes with florals, have no fear.

Slickdeals
10/01/2018
The Most Anticipated Black Friday TV Deals for 2018

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11/17/2018
Where to Get the Biggest Apple Watch Discounts on Black Friday

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ULTA Coupons & Promo Codes

Save $$$ at Ulta Beauty with coupons and deals like: 20% Off Qualifying Items Sitewide ~ $5 Off Select ULTA Beauty Cosmetic or Brush Orders ~ 20% Off Any 1 Qualifying Hair-Styling Tool ~ 20% Off Any 1 Qualifying Item Order ~ $5 Off Orders $15+ ~ $3.50 off any Qualifying $15+ order ~ and more >>>

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06/02/2018
Macy's 10 Days of Glam Beauty Event is Underway!

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07/03/2018
Dell's Black Friday in July Sale is Happening Now

Dell's Black Friday in July sale officially kicks off on July 2 with up to 40% off PCs, gaming essentials, electronics and accessories. We're taking a look at what to expect with a detailed schedule of doorbusters and a roundup of all the hottest deals.

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07/07/2018
How to Save Money on Carowinds Amusement Park Tickets

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07/10/2018
Macy's Black Friday in July Sale is Happening Right Now

Starting July 9, Macy's Black Friday in July sale will feature special savings, free shipping, Bonus Buys, upgraded rewards and a coupon code for up to 25% off sitewide. In other words, this sale is giving Prime Day some serious competition -- and we've got all the details.

Slickdeals
07/14/2018
Meet the All-New Microsoft Surface Go

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08/20/2018
The Best Deals From Patagonia's Summer Sale

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07/28/2018
How to Score Amazing Deals at the JCPenney Black Friday in July Sale

The JCPenney Black Friday in July sale runs from July 26 - 29, and the retailer is giving other stores some stiff competition with thousands of price breaks, an online-only JCP coupon for an extra 30% off site-wide as well as $10 in Bonus Bucks that you can earn and redeem throughout the event.

Slickdeals
08/23/2018
The Best Deals at This Year's REI Labor Day Sale

The REI Labor Day sale kicks off 8/24 and runs through 9/3, offering shoppers up to 40% off select items storewide. We have all the best deals, and an extra 20% off any one REI Outlet item of your choice.

Slickdeals
09/01/2018
ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty: A Complete Calendar of All the Deals

ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty sale is right around the corner, and we've got you covered with a complete overview of what to expect. Kicking off on Sunday, Sept. 2 and running through Saturday, Sept. 22, this sale is one of the retailer's biggest beauty events of the year and features 50% off select items each day.

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05/23/2018
Google Announces New YouTube Music and YouTube Premium Services

YouTube recently announced plans to not only launch a new music streaming service called YouTube Music, but also officially rebrand its current YouTube Red membership program as YouTube Premium. What does this mean for new and existing users? Read more to find out!

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06/04/2018
Save Big at the Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale

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01/03/2018
The Best ULTA Beauty Coupons and Deals for December 2017

If you love beauty, then you love ULTA; and if you love saving money, we've got you covered there, too. ULTA Beauty is the largest beauty retailer in the United States with "All Things Beauty, All in One Place."

Beyond Words
06/13/2018
5 New Eyeliner Styles You Need to Try This Summer

Bored to tears with your everyday cat-eye? Tired of alternating between black and... jet black? We're helping you switch things up this summer with five ultramodern eyeliner styles (and the exact eyeliners you need to recreate each one). What's better than a classic wing? A classic wing with a twist.

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06/12/2018
Amazon Expands Its Prime Member Benefits at Whole Foods Market

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05/17/2018
REI Anniversary Sale: These Are the Best Deals from the Annual Event

The REI anniversary sale is right around the corner, and the popular outdoor store just released a 24-page preview of the upcoming event. We're taking a look at some of the best deals you'll find at REI's biggest sale of the year and sharing how to put your REI coupons to good use.

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03/18/2018
ULTA's 21 Days of Beauty: Day-by-Day Breakdown of All Deals

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The Local Lifestyle
06/07/2018
#Sluglife: What Is the Slugging Skincare Technique?

The slugging skincare method is a favorite of supermodel Tyra Banks -- but what is it, how does it work, and is it really as disgusting as it sounds? We're taking a look at the latest skincare craze to give you all the answers.

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05/30/2018
Everything You Need to Know About the Kohl's App

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Beyond Words
02/08/2018
Is Double Cleansing the Secret to Clear Skin? * Beyond Words

If your nightly routine involves a solitary face wash, then you may be underachieving. Inspired by Korean and Japanese skincare methods, double cleansing is increasingly becoming the beauty ritual of choice for a healthy, blemish-free complexion. But is it the right method for you?

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30% Off Kohl's Promo Codes, Coupons, Free Shipping

Save $$$ at Kohl's with coupons and deals like: $10 Off Men's Clothing, Footwear, Fine Jewelry and Watches ~ Extra 15% Off Your Purchase ~ $10 Off Womens and Juniors Plus Clothing, Swim and Sleepwear ~ 15% Off Orders $100 or More + Free Shipping ~ 20% Off Sitewide with Kohl's Charge Card ~ and more >>>

The Local Lifestyle
06/11/2018
10 Classic Films Every Woman Should Watch

It's chick-flick time, ladies! We're taking a look at classic films every gal needs to watch at least once. So pop some popcorn, grab a pal (or a pet) and snuggle up for some of the must-see classic films of all time.

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05/31/2018
Big Changes to the Kohl's Rewards Program Benefits Loyal Customers

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02/07/2018
How to Use the Target App to Boost Your Savings

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04/28/2018
Recycle and Save at Target's Car Seat Trade-In Event

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Beyond Words
03/21/2018
10 Spring Florals That Will Make Your Wardrobe Bloom * Beyond Words

April showers bring May flowers... and we can't wait to wear them. Help your wardrobe look fresh as a daisy with this year's prettiest spring florals. Your springtime office staple has officially arrived. Floral button-downs, bodysuits, and blouses add a little color to your work rotation - and they give blazers, pencil skirts, and slacks some serious flower power.

Beyond Words
01/17/2018
Winter Fashion That's Affordable and Stylish

The weather outside may be frightful, but your outfits can still be delightful. These affordable winter fashion basics will help you stay warm and stylish without breaking the bank. H&M Sweatshirt Leggings, $17.99 Contrary to popular belief, these comfy must-haves can replace your winter pants as long as you follow some basic guidelines.

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Target Coupons & Promo Codes

Save $$$ at Target with coupons and deals like: 15% Off Braun Series 9 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver ~ $10 Off Select Eva NYC Heat Styling Tools ~ 15% Off Men's Hanes Premium Underwear & Socks ~ 10% Off Select Outdoor Living Items ~ $10 Off Select Sonicare Toothbrushes ~ and more >>>

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03/14/2018
Everything You Need to Know About the New Instant Pot Max

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04/12/2018
10 Nike.com Shopping Tips to Help You Save Big

Whether you're a serious sneakerhead or just in the market for a new pair of running shoes, Nike.com is a great destination for some of today's most popular styles. Find out how you can get the shoes and apparel you love for less with our favorite Nike shopping tips. 1.

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30% Off Kohl's Promo Codes, Coupons, Free Shipping

Save $$$ at Kohl's with coupons and deals like: $10 Off Men's Clothing, Footwear, Fine Jewelry and Watches ~ Extra 15% Off Your Purchase ~ $10 Off Womens and Juniors Plus Clothing, Swim and Sleepwear ~ 15% Off Orders $100 or More + Free Shipping ~ 20% Off Sitewide with Kohl's Charge Card ~ and more >>>

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02/14/2018
How to Get the Best LA Fitness Membership Deals

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12/22/2017
How I Saved $473.98 at ULTA Beauty

Like a lot of women out there, I'm pretty much obsessed with all things beauty: skincare, makeup, fragrance... yes, please! But let's face it, ladies, our addiction is seriously expensive. That's why we have to shop slick, and I'm sharing how I managed to save $473.98 (!)

Slickdeals
01/03/2018
The Best Kohl's Coupons and Deals for December 2017

It's not surprising that Slickdealers and smart shoppers everywhere absolutely love Kohl's. The popular retailer allows customers to combine up to four coupon codes in a single transaction, and the store regularly offers its cardholders 30% off sitewide and free shipping with no minimum purchase.

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04/30/2018
9 Tips for Shopping at Sam's Club

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Beyond Words
11/08/2017
Fashion Meets Compassion: Your Guide to Cruelty-Free Clothes

If you're like me, you absolutely adore animals. (In fact, you may even prefer them to most humans.) But the fashion industry isn't always kind to our furry friends. Before you stock your closet with the latest cold-weather styles, you may want to take a closer look at what you're buying.

The Local Lifestyle
12/28/2017
Checks and Balances: How to Mix Plaid with Other Prints

Looking for a winter wardrobe refresh, but nervous about mixing and matching new pieces? We're showing you how to mix plaid with other prints for seriously chic style. Plaid and stripes go together like PB&J -and it's one of the easiest styling combinations to master when you're new to mixing prints.

The Local Lifestyle
12/19/2017
5 DIY Thank-You Ideas That Are Made With Love

Looking for an original way to say thanks? These creative (and super-easy) thank-you ideas are just the ticket. Give them a gift that's handcrafted with love. Who doesn't like coffee, right? Show your gratitude with a cup of joe or a gift card to their favorite coffee shop.

The Local Lifestyle
11/06/2017
Embroidered Clothing: How to Style This Popular Fall Trend

Fashion is all about little details that make huge impacts. Case in point? Embroidered clothing. What was once a boho-chic accent has now emerged as the hottest trend under the sun, but how do you incorporate these intricate pieces into your fall rotation?

The Local Lifestyle
10/20/2017
No Tricks Here: 6 Tempting and Easy Halloween Treats

Whether you're hosting a costume party or watching scary movies on the couch in your pajamas, Halloween is all about eating. And while finishing off a bag of Hershey's miniatures doesn't sound like a bad time at all, these easy Halloween treats will make you re-think your food strategy.

The Local Lifestyle
10/26/2017
9 Quick and Reliable Fixes for Bad Hair Days

We've all been there. Frizz, grease, the dreaded cowlick... bad hair days happen to good people. Here's how to survive them. Sure, messy buns are the quintessential move for surviving bad hair days - but for good reason. They can disguise frizz, amplify limp locks, or hide wonky curls.

The Local Lifestyle
12/11/2017
4 Yummy Holiday Eggnog Recipes You Need to Try

You've never had eggnog quite like this. These tempting eggnog recipes are giving us even more to look forward to this holiday season. These little cheesecake bars are from Martha Stewart herself (so you know they're amazing).

The Local Lifestyle
10/26/2017
9 Quick and Reliable Fixes for Bad Hair Days

We've all been there. Frizz, grease, the dreaded cowlick... bad hair days happen to good people. Here's how to survive them. Sure, messy buns are the quintessential move for surviving bad hair days - but for good reason. They can disguise frizz, amplify limp locks, or hide wonky curls.

The Local Lifestyle
12/18/2017
10 New Holiday Accessories You Need to Try Now

Happy holidays start with looking and feeling your best, and these stylish holiday accessories are exactly what your winter wardrobe demands. Embellished headbands and rhinestone clips have had their moment, and now hair bows are officially having theirs. These ultra-feminine styles lend a pretty finishing touch to half-up, half-down hairstyles - and they're especially on-trend in velvet and satin fabrications.

The Local Lifestyle
10/17/2017
4 Halloween Makeup Looks for a Boo-tiful You

It's almost that time again, boys and ghouls! But have no fear. Our favorite beauty guru, Marinda Allred, is back with some bewitching Halloween makeup ideas. Who knew spider lashes could look this good? Here's how she did it - and how you can too!

The Local Lifestyle
11/29/2017
Put Fall on Your Face: 7 Beauty Trends to Try This Season

Your autumn wardrobe is stocked up and ready to go, but what about your makeup collection? These fall 2017 beauty trends are taking attention away from the season's latest styles and putting all eyes directly on you. Dark lips have been having a moment for a while now, but this season is placing an emphasis on deep berry hues.

The Local Lifestyle
11/16/2017
Creative Writing Quotes That Are Sure to Inspire

Any aspiring novelists out there? Life is busy, but you'll have to make time for your craft if you ever want to write the next great American novel. If you're dreaming of getting published, these writing quotes are full of great advice. As is the way with most things in life, positive thinking goes a long way.

The Local Lifestyle
12/13/2017
15 Things You Need for the Most Cozy Holiday Season Ever

Desperately seeking a little R&R? We've made a list (and checked it twice) of everything you need for your most cozy holiday season yet. Coffee, cocoa, hot tea, apple cider, decaf - pick your beverage of choice. These drinks warm you up in the morning and help you unwind at night.

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11/14/2017
7 Plus-Size Fashion Bloggers You Need to Know

Great style isn't defined by a dress size, and today's plus-size fashion bloggers are proving this once and for all. Check out the list of fashionable bloggers below that you need to know immediately! Fashion blogger Ragini Nag Rao has a serious love of vintage - and it shows.

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12/04/2017
Hairless & Happy: What Hair Removal Technique Is Right for You?

I remember as a young girl being so excited to finally shave my legs... and I also remember my mother cautioning me that my excitement would quickly fade once I got started. Hair removal techniques aren't exactly fun, but they're a necessary evil if you want your skin to feel soft and smooth.

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12/01/2017
7 Under-Appreciated Makeup Tools and How to Use Them

Your bathroom vanity is overflowing with beauty products, but do you have the right makeup tools for the job? We're sharing the most underrated applicators of all time - and how to use them. Contouring got a bit of a bad name in recent years when some people took it too far, but it's still a wonderful makeup technique to use on a regular basis.

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10/31/2017
A Heatless Curls Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Love the look of curly hair, but hate the damage caused by hot tools? Heatless curls may be the answer. I tried three different techniques to see which ones work (and which ones you should avoid entirely). Oh, the "Sleep Styler." I'd been eyeing the latest infomercial craze for a while and figured why not give it a go?

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10/25/2017
Not Ready to Say Goodbye? How to Repurpose Fall Clothes 🍂

I know spring cleaning is a big thing, but I love organizing my closet most at the start of autumn. If your wardrobe is currently overflowing, these ideas will help you repurpose fall clothes and accessories in a flash. Old sweaters just taking up drawer space? Put them to good use.

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11/21/2017
8 Sexy Fall Sweaters That Will Make Temperatures Rise

We all love wrapping up in oversized sweaters, but these cozy fashions can leave you feeling a little... frumpy. Luckily, bundling up has never been hotter than this season. We're taking a look at the sexy fall sweaters turning up the heat on traditional knits.

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12/20/2017
5 Holiday Hosting Ideas That Will Impress Your Guests

Whether you're accommodating visiting relatives or hosting a dinner with your closest friends, it's easy to be the hostess with the mostess thanks to these creative holiday hosting ideas. Make guests feel right at home with the following tips and tricks.

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11/15/2017
10 Profound Life Lessons From This Is Us ❤️

It's the reason you literally cry like a baby every single Tuesday night. Grab some Kleenex, because we're doling out some of our favorite - and most profound - life lessons from This Is Us. One minute, you're flying high with everything working out just as you'd hoped.

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12/12/2017
O Pretty Night: Holiday Makeup Looks That Will Wow

Party season is on the horizon, and these holiday makeup looks will have you feeling pretty/festive. So break out your makeup stash and use these seven holiday makeup ideas to create your hottest seasonal looks yet. You know the rule: You can either wear a bold eye or a bold lip, but never both at the same time.

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11/17/2017
The Most Stylish TV Characters (and How to Copy Their Looks)

You absolutely love their shows, but part of the reason you watch is for their enviable wardrobes. We've rounded up a list of today's most stylish TV characters, and we're sharing how to copy their looks. Talk about stylish TV characters. I'm admittedly a little obsessed with Riverdale's resident bad girl, Cheryl Blossom.

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10/23/2017
Spice It Up: 5 Fall Drinks to Replace Your PSL

Call me a basic b*tch, but I live for pumpkin spice lattes. That being said, there are times when a girl just wants to try some new seasonal flavors. Variety is indeed the spice of life, and these fall drinks are case in point.

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12/26/2017
How to Find the Perfect Winter Coat for You

Your outerwear plays a major role in how you look - all season long. We're helping you make a great first impression with tips for finding your perfect winter coat. Wrap coats are an excellent choice for curvy ladies and hourglass shapes who want to highlight their enviable waist-to-hip ratios.

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12/14/2017
Our Favorite Lessons From It's a Wonderful Life

Like so many of you, I make it a point to watch certain holiday films each and every year. After all, it just wouldn't be Christmas if I didn't spend it with Kevin McAllister, Clark Griswold, and - of course - Cousin Eddie.

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11/24/2017
Your First Look at the Hottest Winter 2017 Fashion Trends

Sweater weather is officially upon us, and that means it's time to start prepping your closet for the chilly temperatures ahead. We're taking a look at the hottest winter 2017 fashion trends to help you look cool while staying warm. One of the most unexpected winter 2017 fashion trends? Polka dots.

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10/16/2017
6 Romantic Braids to "Fall" in Love with Now

Whether you're admiring the beauty of fallen leaves or currently falling head over heels for someone special, these romantic braids are the perfect complement to your autumn style. Adore the look of an elaborate braid, but seriously short on time? This style is surprisingly easy to master and sure to turn heads.

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10/13/2017
11 DIY Halloween Costumes That are Wicked Easy to Make

October is finally upon us, ghoulfriends - so let's eat, drink, and be scary. If you're strapped for cash and short on time, have no fear. These DIY Halloween costumes are all thrills (and no frills). It's totally safe to gaze upon this version of Medusa, which is great considering this costume is sure to turn heads.

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10/12/2017
7 Vintage Accessories That Will Redefine Your Look

Don't you want to be the type of person who wears a "stole"? (It would really give some serious credence to that Drake lyric - "oh, you fancy, huh?") If your modern look is in need of an update, we're going back in time for the remedy.

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10/05/2017
10 Versatile Fall Essentials That Will Maximize Your Style

Autumn is on the horizon, and that can only mean one thing (besides pumpkin spice and everything nice): It's time for a closet refresh! These versatile fall essentials will get you through the season with style for days. Fall days, to be exact. Here's the thing: There are dresses, and then there are sleeveless dresses.

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09/28/2017
American Spending Habits: How Do You Compare?

People always say that it's best to avoid talking about politics or religion. (And it's probably safe to assume that we all recently discovered the politics-thing firsthand.) It seems to me, though, that people are even more hesitant to talk about something else altogether: money.

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09/29/2017
5 Styling Tips to Show Your Work Wardrobe Who's Boss

If you gave your work wardrobe a performance review, would it earn a bonus or receive a stern reprimand? If your 9-to-5 style is under-performing, these quick tips can boost its productivity. Like it or not, the clothes you wear on a regular basis send a message to the world.

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09/22/2017
Chick-Flick Picks: 9 Unexpected Films With Serious Girl Power 💪

In need of a movie night that inspires you to be the best woman you can be? These girl power films are just the ticket. Pop some popcorn and make it ladies' night with these must-see girl power films. At first glance, Enchanted seems like your dime-a-dozen fairytale movie...

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09/27/2017
Why Scalp Exfoliation is the Key to Your Best Hair Ever

We all know that exfoliation is a key component to a well-rounded skincare routine, but who knew that rule extended to our scalps? Scalp exfoliation is actually highly recommended by dermatologists, but it's just now emerging as the newest trend in haircare.

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09/21/2017
Danish Beauty Secrets: How to Score Scandinavian Good Looks

Move aside, Parisians. Scandinavian ladies are stealing the crown as the makeup, skincare, and haircare muses of the moment. We're taking a look at Danish beauty trends to see what we can learn from Denmark's finest. When you're working with less makeup, you'll want to make sure that your skin looks its absolute best.

Slickdeals
09/20/2017
You Can Return Your Amazon Orders at Select Kohl's Stores Starting in October

Hot on the heels of its Whole Foods procurement, Amazon is raising eyebrows yet again by expanding its recent partnership with Kohl's department stores. Starting in October, select Kohl's locations will begin accepting Amazon.com returns. Since our community place more orders from Amazon than any other store, we figured we'd make sure you didn't miss out on this news.

Slickdeals
09/19/2017
7 Crafty Ways to Save with the Hobby Lobby App

Crafting enthusiasts, lend us your ears... and get out your smartphones. Hobby Lobby's mobile app gives customers plenty of reasons to DIY with an organized roundup of weekly deals, opportunities for special savings and instant access to the store's popular 40% off coupon.

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09/14/2017
Is Charcoal Skincare Right for You? A Comprehensive Guide

You've seen them everywhere by now: charcoal skincare products are all the rage, but what makes charcoal so great for your complexion? We're counting down the top five benefits of this topical all-star to see what all the fuss is about.

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08/30/2017
Are Magnetic Lashes Worth the Hype? * Beyond Words

As a beauty blogger, I'm always on the lookout for the next big thing. Korean bubble masks? Sure! Glitter hair? Let's do this. That being said, I'll go ahead and admit that even though I love fawning over the latest and greatest eyeshadow palettes and lip stains, I'm pretty stuck in my ways when it comes to the makeup and skincare products I use on a daily basis.

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08/21/2017
Fun or Frightening? I Asked Strangers to Give Me Beauty Advice

A few weeks ago, I ran across an article written by a fellow beauty blogger that both intrigued and terrified me. She had submitted an unfiltered photo of her makeup on Reddit Makeup Addiction to have it critiqued by a group of beauty addicts and professional makeup artists in order to receive beauty criticism.

Beyond Words
08/25/2017
2017 Fall Fashion Trends: What to Wear in the Months Ahead

Summer days drifting away mean that autumn is on the horizon and the September issue is out for delivery. Join us as we lust over the hottest 2017 fall fashion trends in anticipation of the most stylish time of the year. Ready for some shopping inspiration?

Beyond Words
07/26/2017
Beauty Through the Decades: Makeup Trends From the '70s to Now

Just like fashion, makeup trends from decades past have a way of repeating themselves. Some iconic makeup looks are always winners, while other beauty fads have resulted in some less-than-flattering Kodak moments. We're taking a stroll down memory lane and recalling the best (and worst) makeup trends from the '70s to now.

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09/18/2017
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice: 10 Autumn Home Decor Ideas

As far as I'm concerned, fall is pretty much the most wonderful time of the year. Pumpkin spice lattes make their triumphant return, leggings are an encouraged everyday-style choice, and Halloween is just around the corner. If you're getting as excited about the upcoming season as I am, then this list is for you.

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06/22/2017
Princess Diana Style File: Her 10 All-Time Greatest Looks

Like every other woman in the world, I thought Princess Diana hung the moon. Her tragic death in 1997 brought about the end of an era, but "The People's Princess" lives forever in our hearts. The following Princess Diana style moments perfectly showcase her hypnotic beauty, infallible grace, and captivating, melt-your-heart charm.

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07/25/2017
Intricate Eye Art: How to Try This Showstopping Look at Home

Just when we all started to get the hang of winged liner, along comes eye art. This beauty trend is definitely gaining popularity, so we sat down with makeup artist Marinda Allred to see four of her latest festival-inspired looks. And don't worry - we got her to reveal how she created each one.

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07/19/2017
10 Weird Celebrity Beauty Tips You'll Actually Want to Try

Hollywood stars are known for their eccentric (and costly) beauty routines, but you have to admit that whatever they're doing seems to work pretty well. We've rounded up some weird celebrity beauty secrets that are effective and affordable.

The Local Lifestyle
09/13/2017
How to Repurpose Your Plant Stands for Fall

Plant stands aren't reserved for the great outdoors. In fact, these practical accents have all kinds of decorative potential that goes beyond just holding your flowers and ferns. We're taking a look at the creative ways you can incorporate them into your home decor.

Beyond Words
05/31/2017
What's in Sylvia Day's Makeup Bag? | Beyond Words Magazine

Bestselling author Sylvia Day certainly has a way with words, but she also knows her way around a Sephora. From nude lippies to shimmering eyeshadows, we're digging through Sylvia Day's makeup bag to discover the products she covets and the brands that top her list.

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12/08/2015
10 Reasons Why Monica Vitti Is Your Next Hair Muse

French women get all the attention these days with their Breton-striped styling advice and nominal-but-effective beauty routines that largely consist of occasional splashes of water. But as much as we love our Parisian sisters, we have to direct our attention to those sexy Italians. Sophia Loren, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Cardinale...

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08/29/2017
A First Look at the Top Fall 2017 Fashion Trends

It's no secret that autumn is fashion's favorite season, and it's the perfect time of year to give your wardrobe a refresh with new layers and super-soft knits. We've rounded up the fall 2017 fashion trends that owned the runways for a preview of what's in store for your closet.

Slickdeals
09/06/2017
Fast Food Hacks: Slick Ways to Save Big at the Drive-Thru

Admit it. The real allure of fast food chains is that they're quick, easy and cheap. Who can resist a greasy burger combo with questionable meat and sodium-packed french fries, right? But if you thought your favorite fast food joint couldn't get any better, think again.

Slickdeals
02/13/2016
The Best Kohl's Coupons and Deals of the Month (September 2017)

It's not surprising that Slickdealers and smart shoppers everywhere absolutely love Kohl's. The popular retailer allows customers to combine up to four coupon codes in a single transaction, and the store regularly offers its cardholders 30% off sitewide and free shipping with no minimum purchase.

Slickdeals
08/02/2017
What to Buy at the Sam's Club Fall Preview Event

Summer isn't officially over until Sept. 22, but Sam's Club is giving us a taste of autumn with its upcoming one-day-only Fall Preview Event. Just like with every other sale, this promotion has its fair share of great and not-so-great offers.

Slickdeals
03/13/2017
Hobby Lobby Coupons July 2017: Don't Miss Out on These Deals

Crafting enthusiasts already know that do-it-yourself projects can lead to serious savings, but crafty Slickdealers take it one step further (of course) by shopping for their supplies at Hobby Lobby. Learn how to maximize your DIY savings by taking advantage of the store's rotating weekly deals and making the most of the ever-so-popular Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon.

The Local Lifestyle
08/15/2017
5 Amazing (and Persuasive) Reasons to Go Vegan for Good

For around ten years, I've been a practicing vegetarian. I never made the full transition to a plant-based lifestyle simply because I felt like I couldn't live without cheese. (I really love pizza, just for the record.) But I recently watched a Netflix documentary that gave me - and many others - plenty of reasons to go vegan.

The Local Lifestyle
08/30/2017
10 Kitchen Upgrades That Will Have You Cooking in Style

The kitchen is where your family comes together - or rushes past each other during especially busy days. Either way, it's one of the most important rooms in your home, so don't let its decor look dated or cluttered. These ten kitchen upgrades can enhance your space with functional features and prime design.

The Local Lifestyle
07/04/2017
Is Co-Washing the Best Haircare Method for You?

There's something so satisfying about shampooing your hair until it's squeaky clean, but we all know that this level of cleansing isn't the best thing for your hair's overall condition. Co-washing is gaining popularity among women who want to pamper their hair without the damage of sulfates, but is it the best choice for you?

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07/06/2017
Swap Till You Drop: How to Host a Clothing Swap Party

Desperately seeking a new wardrobe but a little strapped for cash? Clean out your closet and text your girls, because a clothing swap party is in order. First things first: Get all of the details sorted, from who's on the guest list to the location, date, and time.

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08/08/2017
11 Printed Wallpaper Looks That Will Boost Your Decor

Is your home decor looking a little... blah? Printed wallpaper to the rescue! These fun patterns and motifs can upgrade any space in an instant. Need proof? Just keep scrolling. The idea of papering your walls in polka dots may sound intimidating, but just look at how this spotted wall turned out.

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08/17/2017
End-of-Summer Blues? Soak Up the Sun With These 10 Fun Ideas

As much as I love fall, I just hate to see summer fade away. There's something magical about this time of year that goes beyond sunshine and vacays - and luckily for all of us, there's still time to take advantage of its seasonal perks.

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08/31/2017
Color Correctors 101: How to Fake a Beautiful Complexion

You've found your perfect foundation, and you know how to use an egg-shaped sponge to apply it - but do you know how to use color correcting creams to fake flawless skin? We're giving you the 411 on how these creams work and why they're so essential.

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07/20/2017
Banana Powder: All You Need to Know About This MUA Must-Have

Anyone who keeps up with the Kardashians would probably agree that the famous family has some pretty flawless makeup. What's their secret? Besides their glam squads and ridiculous net worth, the Kardashian ladies rely on banana powder to set and perfect their makeup looks. Should us mere mortals do the same?

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07/14/2017
Puppy Love: 10 Important Life Lessons Dogs Just Know Best

Up until my thirties, I was a total cat person. I adored cats to such an extent that my Secret Santa at work got me a "crazy cat lady" figurine for my desk (I admittedly had a growing collection of felines at home). But then I met the love of my life.

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07/17/2017
How Napping Benefits You: 8 Reasons to Get Your Vitamin Zzzzs

Feeling sleepy? You're definitely not alone. The average American gets around 6.8 hours of shut-eye per night, and that falls short of what scientists say our bodies need just to function properly. We're taking a look at how napping benefits your mind, body, and soul - and why the answer to your sleepless nights may be going back to bed in the middle of the day.

Beyond Words
07/14/2017
Hello, Sunshine: 7 Yellow Fashion Essentials for Summer

Calling all sun worshippers! This season is bursting with yellow fashion essentials in delicious shades of banana, lemon, and honey - and we're shining a light on summer's hottest hue. J.Crew Factory Cotton Caryn Cardigan Sweater, $34.99 Sure, it's summer - but that doesn't mean you can't keep a lightweight sweater on hand for cool nights (or frigid office air conditioning).

The Local Lifestyle
08/10/2017
Is Dry Brushing Your New Skincare Cure-All?

Models Miranda Kerr and Molly Simms swear by it, and Gwyneth Paltrow includes it in her nightly beauty routine. But is dry brushing really the answer to A-lister skin? We investigate. Essentially, dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like: You're using a dry-bristled brush on your body to exfoliate the skin and stimulate circulation.

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08/22/2017
5 Easy Trail Mix Recipes for Tempting Treats on the Go

In a hurry to get things done, but prone to getting "hangry" in-between meals? We're keeping your energy levels up with five trail mix recipes you'll love. Keep hunger at bay with appetizing trail mix recipes that pack a punch (but are easy to make too).

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07/28/2017
Get Your Frills: How to Wear Ruffles with No Fuss

Ruffled clothing is currently the hottest thing under the sun, but how do you wear ruffles without looking fluffy? We've rounded up some of our favorite takes on this popular trend to satisfy all you "frill"-seekers out there. One of the greatest things about ruffles is their unique ability to manipulate your body's silhouette.

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08/24/2017
How to Apply Eye Glitter (Without Making a Mess)

In love with glitter makeup, but prone to making a mess? We're showing you how to apply glitter makeup to your eyes with dazzling results. Loose glitter Eyeshadow primer or adhesive Two eyeshadow brushes Concealer Concealer brush The first rule of eye glitter application? Start with a bare face!

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07/03/2017
4 Creative (and Easy) Ways to DIY Denim

You hang in your blue jeans, you sway in your blue jeans, and if you're representing Georgia, Jessie James is especially proud. But if you want a fresh new pair that doesn't cost a fortune, you may want to give these DIY denim hacks a go.

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07/13/2017
Is Bulletproof Coffee the Best Way to Fuel Your Day?

Mornings are hard, and for many of us, coffee is the only thing that helps us survive our hectic A.M. routines. But what if you can give your regular cup of joe a serious caffeine boost? Bulletproof coffee may be just the solution.

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06/01/2017
10 Big Beauty Risks That Are Totally Worth Taking

When it comes to your everyday beauty routine, it's pretty easy to get stuck in a rut. You find a foundation that you like, you do your eyeshadow the same way each morning, and you never stray far from that tried-and-true shade of pink lipstick.

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04/18/2017
Magnetic Lashes Are Now a Thing... But Do You Need Them?

The latest trend taking the beauty industry by storm is very intriguing indeed. Bloggers and makeup artists are all buzzing about magnetic lashes - yes, you read that right - but are they really worth the hype? We're delving into this new beauty product to see what all the fuss is about.

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05/16/2017
Toxic Beauty: 7 Terrifying Ingredients to Avoid 😲

A few weeks ago, a friend and I started discussing skincare. I'm constantly facing sensitivity issues, so it's challenging for me to find skincare products and cosmetics that heal and conceal. When I shared my little sob story, my friend suggested that my issue may not be "problem skin" after all.

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06/20/2017
5 Easy Hairstyles That Take 5 Minutes (Or Less!)

If you're like me, you're lucky to get out the door each morning with a matching pair of shoes on - let alone a hairdo that goes beyond a few halfhearted brushstrokes. Fortunately, these five easy hairstyles help you look instantly pulled together without arriving to work hours late.

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04/10/2017
6 Innovative Korean Skincare Trends You Need to Know

I'm always on the lookout for new beauty products, but I tend to do my fair share of research before making any purchases. Like most ladies, I've been burned in the past (figuratively and quite literally) by "must-have" products that didn't work the way they promised.

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04/03/2017
5 Genius Makeup Hacks That Will Change Your Life 💄

To say that I love makeup is an understatement. It's one of my favorite things in life (besides the people that I love), and it's probably where the vast majority of my money goes (besides bills).

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06/09/2017
Save Big at the Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale

The Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale is going on now -- and you've just got to be there (or so the commercial goes.) We're taking a look at this popular shopping event and revealing how you can score great deals on the store's selection of women's clothing, intimate apparel and beauty essentials.

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02/13/2017
No-Makeup Makeup: 8 Ways to Enhance Your Natural Beauty

Just the other day, I scrolled through my Instagram feed and saw probably 10 different ladies who all looked positively beautiful - and totally the same. I'm all for contouring, smoky eyes, and flawless skin, but there's something so refreshing about seeing people's natural beauty instead.

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05/22/2017
How to Create a Knockout Set of Boxer Braids

I'm totally obsessed with every braided hairstyle I see, but some of them just look ridiculously complicated. If you're looking for a simple technique that's Pinterest-worthy, boxer braids are a trendy and eye-catching solution. Boxer braids are surprisingly simple to master. Put up your dukes, and try this knockout look for yourself.

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02/09/2016
7 Brilliant Makeup Tips from Kevyn Aucoin

You may already be familiar with his name. Perhaps you've seen images of his work on Pinterest or read one of this beloved books. Throughout the '80s and '90s, renowned makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin transformed countless celebrities and the beauty industry itself with his incredible talent.

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08/03/2017
Yes, Overalls Have Returned (And Here's How to Style Them)

Overalls are officially back, and they're looking more stylish than ever. Join us as we take a look at the many ways to wear these comfy-cozy favorites year-round. Overalls have a sort of boyish charm about them, but that doesn't mean they're a no-no for the girly girls among us.

The Local Lifestyle
02/17/2017
10 Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses for One-of-a-Kind Brides

Every bride deserves to be the center of attention on her big day. Traditional dresses are beautiful, but what better way to steal the show than by thinking outside the box? If you're currently planning a wedding or just daydreaming about the possibilities, you may want to consider going a different route altogether with an off-beat gown.

Beyond Words
01/20/2017
How to Find the Best Jeans for Curvy Figures * Beyond Words

According to style expert and What Not to Wear alum Clinton Kelly, the average woman should expect to try on up to 20 pairs of jeans before finally finding the right fit. That's right... 20. Of course, this number isn't entirely surprising given that most women can relate to squeezing themselves into low-rise skinny jeans beneath the unforgiving glare of fluorescent lights.

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05/26/2017
Bohemian Office Essentials: How to Work Boho Like a Boss

Tired of the same old blazers and dress pants? Bored to tears with your white cotton button-downs? Then it's time to freshen up your work wardrobe. Bohemian office ensemblescan be challenging to pull off, but we're sharing some styling tips that will help you rock this popular aesthetic 9 to 5 (and beyond).

Beyond Words
02/24/2017
7 Fashion Rules to Start Breaking Now * Beyond Words

I remember the exact moment I received my first ever fashion magazine. At the time, I was a bespectacled, slightly chubby pre-teen with a breakout (if that paints a picture), and I desperately wanted to belong.

Beyond Words
06/16/2017
8 Versatile Bridesmaid Dresses You Can Wear Again... and Again

Sure, you want to look amazing on your big day; but do your BFFs really have to stand by your side looking like fashion roadkill? Friends don't let friends wear ill-fitting taffeta nightmares. Fortunately, these versatile bridesmaid dresses are easy to rock time and time again - and they're actually flattering on a wide range of body types.

The Local Lifestyle
01/17/2017
7 Fashion Resolutions You Absolutely Must Make This Year

The start of a new year is the perfect time for self reflection - so you might as well make your reflection look its best. If you've found yourself struggling with your personal style, these fashion resolutions will help you build the right wardrobe to create a signature look that's tailor-made just for you.

Beyond Words
05/05/2017
The Slip Dress: Your Staple Item for Summer 2017 | Beyond Words

Summer's the time of year when fashion gets a little simpler - perhaps a bit sexier even - with a comfortable mix of lightweight fabrics and effortless silhouettes. Nothing captures this relaxed aesthetic quite like the modern slip dress; and we're breaking down five easy formulas to help you maximize this wardrobe essential and all its summertime sizzle.

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06/12/2017
9 Grown-Up Takes on the Graphic Tee

In a dream world, we could all just walk around in pajamas all day. In the real world, T-shirts and joggers are about as close as we can get. If you're craving comfier clothes but still need to dress like an adult, then it's time to rethink the graphic tee.

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05/18/2017
Festival Style for Adults: How to Rock Summer's Top Trend

Festival style is the hottest thing under the sun right now, but let's be honest - most of the outfits only work if you're a teenager. But why should us grown-ups miss out on all the summertime fun? With the right techniques, anyone can master festival style for adults - and we're unlocking the secrets with a few simple formulas.

Beyond Words
04/14/2017
9 Spring Shoes Every Woman Needs * Beyond Words

Spring is a time for new beginnings, and there's no better way to give your wardrobe a fresh start than by stocking your closet with some new spring shoes. Give those winter ankle boots and over-the-knee designs a much-deserved vacation, and put your best foot forward in this season's latest styles.

Beyond Words
02/10/2017
Smooth Operator: 5 Easy Ways to Style Satin * Beyond Words

There's nothing better than new clothes that look as good as they feel, but it's sometimes challenging to find comfortable fabrics that are versatile enough for casual and professional wear. Satin is a great choice that works for pretty much any occasion on your social calendar, and it's appropriate for every season under the sun.

The Local Lifestyle
02/23/2017
Sew What? 4 Easy Clothing Alterations You Need to Master

When it comes to sewing, I know how to do all of two things: I can sew a button on by hand, and I can make a pillow (or at least I did once in my high school Home Economics class). Other than that, I'm totally helpless.

The Local Lifestyle
02/09/2017
Out With the Old: 4 Clever Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes

There are few things in life that I enjoy more than shopping, but buying new clothing on the regular can get expensive (even when you shop smart). That's why it pays to learn how to repurpose old clothes.

The Local Lifestyle
04/14/2017
What's Your Signature Fashion Style? Take This Quiz to Find Out!

The world of fashion is filled with so many different aesthetics and trends that it's easy to get lost in a sea of cute choices. One of the best ways to get a handle on your wardrobe situation is to figure out exactly what you like - and we have just the quiz to help you get started!

Beyond Words
11/18/2016
10 Thanksgiving Outfits for a Comfortable, Stylish Get-Together

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year to show off your brilliant sense of style, but certain occasions require more of a comfort-first approach. (Anyone who's ever shown up to Thanksgiving dinner in skinny jeans knows this all too well.)

The Local Lifestyle
01/16/2017
Adulting 101: 13 Ways to Start Saving Money Immediately

You know that movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic? Well, it's one of my favorites for a long list of reasons, e.g. the fashion, the love story, Isla Fisher's red hair, and the shopping. Like many of you out there, I can totally relate to The Girl in the Green Scarf with all of her impulse purchases and money woes...

Bright Ideas
10/03/2016
Introducing Kitchenware from Meyer Corporation - Bellacor

You probably associate Bellacor with our vast assortment of lighting and home furnishings, but we're always on the lookout for ways to expand our housewares collection to give you even more selection. That's why we're beyond excited to announce that we're now selling several brands from the Meyer Corporation - a leader in the kitchenware industry - to meet all of your culinary needs!

The Local Lifestyle
12/30/2016
5 Treat Recipes Your Four-Legged Pals Will Drool Over

Animals are just the best, right? Our pets make our lives so much better - and they never judge us for our wonky eyeliner or questionable fashion choices. They're so chill and so sweet - and that's why they deserve some extra-special pet treats!

The Local Lifestyle
05/17/2017
5 New Books for Your Summer 2017 Reading Checklist

Whether your summertime plans include lounging on the beach, hitting the road, or jet-setting off to some exotic locale, it's always smart to bring a good book along for the ride. We've rounded up some of the most anticipated summer books on our2017 reading checklist to help you pack your bags accordingly.

The Local Lifestyle
12/22/2016
O Come All Ye Shoppers: Gift Ideas for Challenging People

Holiday shopping is such a weird mix of exciting and stressful. On one hand, you have online gift browsing with coffee (yay!), but on the other hand, you have indecisiveness and a growing balance on your credit card (boo).

The Local Lifestyle
12/27/2016
12 Different Body Types and How to Dress for Each One

Back in 2001, a little show debuted on the BBC called What Not to Wear, and style icons Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine introduced their no-nonsense fashion rules to a world in need. I remember watching this show religiously, taking mental notes on how to dress based on different body types.

Beyond Words
01/04/2017
7 Must-Have Winter Hats and Headpieces | Beyond Words Magazine

Don't let sub-zero wind chills and winter weather keep you from looking your very best. It's never been easier to bundle up for the elements in style thanks to today's chic layers and cold-weather accessories. We're taking a look at some of the cutest and comfiest headpieces for the season, from classic winter hats and fuzzy earmuffs to modern headbands in the coziest knit blends.

The Local Lifestyle
05/11/2017
Raising the Barre: 5 Ballet Benefits That Will Boost Your Fitness Game

Many, many years ago, I signed up for a college ballet class. At the time, it didn't even occur to me that I'd be surrounded by girls who'd taken ballet before... and I quickly discovered that I was the least flexible student in the class. (Yikes!)

The Local Lifestyle
05/09/2017
Seasonal Fruit Guide: What's Sweet & Juicy in Spring and Summer

Don't you just hate it when you buy your favorite fruit at the grocery store only to discover that it's not exactly at its peak? I do this all the time, so much so that I decided to finally look at a seasonal fruit guide to see which ones are meant to be enjoyed now.

The Local Lifestyle
03/20/2017
Rooms in Full Bloom: 9 Fresh Takes on Floral Decor

Prepping your home for spring usually includes a lot of cleaning, sorting, and organizing ... which can be fun for certain folks, I suppose. But if you're not the spring-cleaning type, rest assured that this seasonal transition does have a few perks - and floral decor is definitely one of them.

The Local Lifestyle
12/20/2016
7 Glamorous Vintage Hairstyles for a Foxy New Look

I'm all for minimalism and simplicity, but there's really something to be said for the way women used to do their hair. One look at vintage hairstyles from decades past, and it's impossible to deny that the ladies of the Roaring Twenties and Fabulous Fifties knew a thing or two about glamour.

The Local Lifestyle
04/06/2017
5 Chic Ways to Style Mules and Slides for Spring

It's official: Mules are definitely back in style (although some would argue they never left). Fashion's shoe du jour is admittedly a little bit tricky to style, but there a few easy formulas that will let you slide into this footwear trend with ease.

The Local Lifestyle
12/23/2016
Dry Winter Skin? Cure It With These Natural Wonders

You may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but your skin is probably crying out for moisture. This time of year is notoriously harsh on your complexion, but you don't have to lose your glow. If you suffer from dry winter skin, a few natural ingredients can make a major difference in the way your skin looks and feels.

The Local Lifestyle
01/12/2017
Ho-Ho-Haute: 5 Easy Ways to Repurpose Holiday Decor

The holiday season has come and gone, and you're probably left with some half-used rolls of wrapping paper, way too many boxes, and a slew of decorations that will go straight into storage bins. But before you start hauling everything to the basement, you may want to tap into your DIY side.

The Local Lifestyle
02/28/2017
Spring Wardrobe 411: What You Need (And What You Don't)

As much as I love fall and winter fashion, I have to say that I'm beyond ready for spring to make its official debut. If you feel the same, now's a great time to start prepping your spring wardrobe. The following steps will help you sort through your closet and decide what to keep, what to toss...

The Local Lifestyle
05/02/2017
Go With the Flow: How to Create a Waterfall Braid

Like everyone else in the world, I absolutely love spring and summer temperatures, but carefree days in the sun can mean messy, damaged hair. Braids are one of my favorite techniques for keeping my locks out of my face while I'm out and about, and braided hairstyles can even prevent tangles and damage (and they're so much cuter than basic ponytails.)

The Local Lifestyle
02/27/2017
Clothes Before Bros: 7 Easy Ways to Organize Your Closet

We all want to dress our best, but no matter how many cute clothes you own, chic style begins with an organized wardrobe. If your clothing situation has gotten entirely out of hand, try implementing a few closet solutions to make the most of your storage space. Overflowing wardrobe?

The Local Lifestyle
03/14/2017
🙏 How Not Wearing Makeup Saved My Skin

I'm the kind of girl who loves her makeup. When I was 12, I had a Caboodle stuffed with more Lip Smackers than any girl could ever possibly need. When I was in high school, I did my best friend's makeup for prom...

The Local Lifestyle
04/27/2017
How to Ace a Professional Blowout at Home in 8 Steps

Don't you just love the way your hair looks when you leave the salon? And don't you just hate when you can't recreate that same magic at home? Well, you can with the right techniques and tools. We're taking a look at how to achieve a professional blowout all on your own - no beauty school required.

The Local Lifestyle
02/14/2017
Smooth Operator: How to Detangle Hair Like a Pro

After growing out my hair for the last couple of years, I've discovered a couple of things. First, long hair is so high maintenance (I totally understand that Britney head-shaving episode now.) Second, it's so prone to tangling. If you're searching for ways to effectively detangle hair and prevent tangling in the future, then this article's for you.

The Local Lifestyle
03/17/2017
6 Body Image Quotes for a Healthier State of Mind

We all have bad days when we just don't feel good about ourselves, and one of the most common culprits for these negative feelings is the way in which we view our bodies. When you're not too pleased with your refection in the mirror or the number on the scale, give yourself a much-needed pep talk with these wise and powerful body image quotes.

The Local Lifestyle
05/05/2017
10 Smoky Eye Trends for a Smoking-Hot You 🔥

Spring is finally upon us, and along with changing wardrobes and prettier weather comes the need for some lighter, brighter cosmetics. We're taking a look at the latest smoky eye trends that are giving dark, moody hues a serious run for their money.

The Local Lifestyle
03/27/2017
State of the Nail Art: How Hard Is This Popular Trend?

Allow me to begin this article with a confession: I am terrible at doing my nails. Embarrassingly so. I've had decent luck at painting my left hand, but any and all attempts at painting my right has completely ruined the entire endeavor.

Beyond Words
04/28/2017
8 Common Fashion Mistakes and How to Avoid Them | Beyond Words

As with pretty much everything in life, you live and you (hopefully) learn. Mastering the rules of fashion is obviously not as important as learning how to manage your finances or figuring out how to successfully merge onto a freeway; but making fashion mistakes can affect how others see you - and even how you see yourself.

The Local Lifestyle
06/05/2017
5 Hair Glitter Trends That Will Sparkle Up Your Summer

There comes a time in every woman's life when she realizes she's completely bored with her hair. Ponytails, braids, side parts... been there, done that, snooze. Before you call it a day and just surrender to a buzzcut, maybe all you need is a little extra pizzazz.

The Local Lifestyle
01/27/2017
Pout It Out: How to Boost Your Lip-Contouring Skills

If you've ever looked at Angelina Jolie's lips and thought, "I want my lips to look like hers," you're not alone. After all, her pout is consistently one of the most requested looks at plastic surgeons' offices around the world. Fortunately, you don't have to go under the knife to replicate her signature feature.

Beyond Words
12/30/2016
5 Choker Necklaces to Wear Now | Beyond Words Magazine

When it comes to accessories, sometimes the best approach is to keep things short and sweet. Case in point: choker necklaces. This jewelry all-star is officially back in style, and there's no shortage of options to suit your needs (pun intended).

Slickdeals
02/16/2017
11 Ways to Save Big at Costco

Benjamin Franklin once said, "Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship." This advice is especially true in today's economy, where everyday essentials can add up big time. Oddly enough, one of the best ways to spend less is to buy more.

The Local Lifestyle
03/22/2017
7 Pretty Ways to Style Pastels (So You Don't Look Like an Easter Egg)

When it comes to fashion, there's no one more knowledgable than Tim Gunn. After all, the Project Runway consultant knows more about the ins and outs of clothing construction than most mainstream designers. That being said, there is one thing that I think he got - forgive me, fashion gods - a little wrong: a general contempt for all things pastel.

The Local Lifestyle
04/17/2017
DIY Spring Decor: 4 Adorable Projects for Your Home

Forget spring cleaning - let's talk spring crafting instead! We've rounded up four simple-but-statement-making DIY spring decor project s that will brighten up any space with ease. Round up the crafting supplies, and get your home ready for spring with these fun DIY projects: Mason jars and flowers? Yes, please!

The Local Lifestyle
01/09/2017
Winter Reading Checklist: 5 Books for a Better You

Nothing beats a cup of hot tea, a soft blanket, and a great book, right? (Especially when that book can help you better yourself.) If you're ready to snuggle up and do some winter reading, the following books will bring you one step closer to achieving your new year's goals and creating a happier, healthier, and wealthier you.

The Local Lifestyle
06/06/2017
3 Easy Waffle Maker Recipes That Aren't Waffles At All

If you're anything like me, figuring out what to cook for dinner is usually pretty daunting. My husband is super picky, and the only meal we consistently agree on is our Tuesday-night tacos and Friday-night pizzas. While I'm totally fine with tacos and pizza every night for life, he gets bored with the same-old suppers...

The Local Lifestyle
03/10/2017
Sleep Tight: 4 Amazing DIY Overnight Beauty Treatments

Your nightly routine is so important when it comes to how you look and how you feel, so make it a point to pamper yourself with some easy-to-make overnight beauty treatments that yield impressive results. (After all, there's a reason they call it beauty sleep.) Wake up prettier with these easy overnight beauty treatments: 1.

The Local Lifestyle
01/26/2017
How to Work Exercise Into Your 9-to-5 Routine

Trying to work exercise into your daily routine is such a challenge, right? There are only so many hours in the day, and for most of us, those hours are largely consumed with hectic commutes and work obligations.

The Local Lifestyle
03/09/2017
4 Surprising Exercise Benefits That'll Inspire You to Move

For my New Year's resolution, I chose the most common resolution of all: I decided to start working out. But for the first time in my life, I wanted to exercise for deeper reasons than looking good in a bikini.

The Local Lifestyle
02/16/2017
Desk to Impress: 9 Ways to Organize (and Decorate) Your Desk

They say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but in my experience, it also makes Jack more likely to have a hot mess of a desk. If your desk organization could use some improvement, the following tips will help you straighten things up without losing your mind.

The Local Lifestyle
12/16/2016
All I Want For Christmas Is Food: 5 Festive Christmas Brunch Recipes

The presents are unwrapped, the coffee is brewing, and tummies are beginning to growl. Satisfy everyone's post-gift-exchange appetite with an indulgent mix of Christmas breakfast recipes. We've rounded up a few mouthwatering options with calorie contents that look oddly similar to the numbers on your holiday credit-card statement.

Slickdeals
01/19/2017
7 Ways to Save Big at Macy's

It's difficult to name a retailer more iconic than Macy's. The historic department store with the signature red-star logo may be best known for its annual Thanksgiving Day parade, but it's also a surprisingly good destination for consumers looking for deals on everything from home goods to designer apparel.

The Local Lifestyle
11/17/2016
5 Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lovers Month - The Local Lifestyle

I'm kind of convinced that peanut butter is a miracle food. I mean, it's packed full of protein and healthy fat, it's incredibly filling, and it tastes so ridiculously good. Fortunately, November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, and PB enthusiasts everywhere must celebrate accordingly. Ready to satisfy your peanut-butter cravings?

The Local Lifestyle
03/30/2017
7 Spring Handbags Worth Springing For This Year

Stocking your wardrobe with new spring clothes is always a fun way to spend an afternoon, but I would argue that the accessories you purchase can have the biggest overall effect on your seasonal style. Prep your closet accordingly with an exciting mix of spring handbags worth loosening up the purse strings.

The Local Lifestyle
12/29/2016
Flower Power: 10 Fresh Ways to Style Dark Florals

For far too long, floral prints were largely associated with the spring and summer months... but the times they are a changin'. These pretty patterns have officially transitioned into fall and winter fashion, and they're giving us some serious styling possibilities. We're taking a look at how to rock these dark florals throughout the cold-weather seasons.

The Local Lifestyle
04/28/2017
Rise of the Rebels: 9 Hollywood Trendsetters to Watch

Celebrities are known for their covetable fashion and beauty choices, and they're constantly inspiring us mere mortals to follow their lead. But the stars who always catch my eye are the ones who manage to create a signature image of their very own.

The Local Lifestyle
12/06/2016
How to Style Blanket Scarves: 10 Takes on This Cozy Trend

You've seen them everywhere. Perhaps you even own one. But do you really know how to style blanket scarves? This fall-and-winter must-have is surprisingly versatile, but figuring out how to wear it can easily get... overwhelming. No worries. You just have to know what works and what, ahem, doesn't.

The Local Lifestyle
12/13/2016
10 Essential Fall Vests and How to Style Each One

When it comes to fall fashion, it's crucial to in"vest" in the right outer layers, and the fall vest trend is a great way to elevate your overall look. We've rounded up 10 essential styles to get you through the layering season like a pro. So many vests, so little time.

The Local Lifestyle
11/28/2016
Make Way for OTK: 10 Ways to Style Over-the-Knee Boots

Like many of you, I've had my eye on several fall and winter styles as of late... this is the best time of year for fashion, after all. I recently bought my very first pair of over-the-knee boots after falling in love with the popular street-style look on Pinterest.

The Local Lifestyle
12/02/2016
How to Add Velvet to Your Fall and Winter Rotation

Remember when Seinfeld's George Costanza went off on a tangent about wanting to drape himself in velvet if only it were socially acceptable? Well, this is the season of George, because velvet is officially the fabric of the moment. Ready to add the velvet trend to your everyday wardrobe?

Beyond Words * A lifestyle magazine inspired by Sylvia Day
11/18/2016
10 Thanksgiving Outfits for a Comfortable, Stylish Get-Together

The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year to show off your brilliant sense of style, but certain occasions require more of a comfort-first approach. (Anyone who's ever shown up to Thanksgiving dinner in skinny jeans knows this all too well.)

The Local Lifestyle
11/07/2016
A Guide to Fall Tights: 9 Seasonal Styles You Need Now

No fall wardrobe is complete without the right accessories. From ankle boots and layered necklaces to the coziest scarves, there are plenty of ways to elevate your look - especially when it comes to fall tights. We're taking a look at a variety of legwear options and how to style each one.

The Local Lifestyle
10/19/2016
How to Style Brogues: 8 Ways to Master the Tomboy Trend

I love feminine style just as much as the next gal, but I also happen to be so in love with tomboy-approved basics. Fitted black pants, basic blouses, turtleneck sweaters, and comfy shoes all worked for Audrey Hepburn, so they're definitely good enough for me.

The Local Lifestyle
08/18/2016
Dare to Be Different: 7 Fresh Takes on the Classic LBD

It's an essential component of every woman's wardrobe. It's the item you're most likely to choose when you're unsure of what to wear. And it's slimming. Your LBD is the single most important item in your closet, but is it (gulp) dated?

The Local Lifestyle
08/26/2016
13 Fall Fashion Essentials You Need in Your Life

We may still be in the dog days of summer, but ladies, my heart is set on fall. Not only is it the season when pumpkin becomes the most popular word, but it just so happens to be the best time of the year for style.

The Local Lifestyle
06/20/2016
Athleisure Style Playbook: How to Master This Cozy Look

A long, long time ago, I was the type of girl who loved to dress up - from fitted dresses to high-heel shoes, I didn't have any problem with the notion of suffering for fashion. Well, you live and learn in life, and I quickly discovered that what was fun in my 20s was just not tolerable in my 30s.

The Local Lifestyle
07/06/2016
How To Find the Best Sunglasses for Your Face Shape

When it comes to summertime accessories, nothing beats a great pair of shades. The right sunnies can go with everything in your closet while keeping you looking cool and a bit mysterious a la Jack Nicholson. The trick, though, is to find a pair that suits your personal style and flatters your face shape.

The Local Lifestyle
07/25/2016
How to Style Neck Scarves: Mastering the Season's Coolest Look

Pop quiz: What item works for every style under the sun, is super fashionable right this very minute (and has been for decades), and costs next to nothing to add to your existing wardrobe? If you answered scarves, then you probably read the title of this article, but nevertheless, you're correct!

The Local Lifestyle
09/19/2016
Navy and Black: 8 Ways to Style This Dynamic Color Duo

Certain things are just made for each other: peanut butter and jelly, mashed potatoes and gravy, and (yes) navy and black! This color combination is the stuff of fashionable dreams, but many people get unnecessarily nervous about wearing them together. (But you're not one of them, right?)

The Local Lifestyle
06/14/2016
Pile on the Style: A How-To Guide for Layering Jewelry

What's better than one piece of jewelry? Multiple pieces of jewelry, that's what! Whatever your style, piling on plenty of coordinating accessories is a fun way to complement it... but for many people, the lovely look of layers is a bit intimidating. Have no fear - we've made it simple to master the art of layering jewelry.

The Local Lifestyle
08/03/2016
Rethinking Shapewear: 8 Reasons Why Body Shapers Aren't Evil

Recently, I met up with some girlfriends at a local bar, and the topic of conversation quickly turned to our clothing. Shocking, I know. Over half of us readily admitted that we were wearing shapewear beneath our outfits, while the other girls looked shocked that we would wear such "torture devices."

Zenni Optical
05/04/2015
Made in the Shades: 2015 Sunglasses Trends

In the words of Karl Lagerfeld, “Sunglasses are like eye shadow. They make everything look younger and prettier.” The creative director of Chanel knows a thing or two about fashion, and his thoughts on eyewear are right on the money.

The Style Sailor
03/18/2015
The Minimalist Wardrobe: Five Essential Pieces - The Style Sailor

One of the smartest ways to transform your closet is through embracing simplicity. Rather than spending your hard-earned cash on the latest trends or bargains, consider which timeless pieces will add the most mileage to your existant wardrobe. Dark Sweater The brilliance of a dark pullover sweater is so underrated.

The Local Lifestyle
07/08/2016
Make a Splash: 10 Swimwear Styles That Will "Suit" Your Summer - The Local Lifestyle

Swimsuit season is finally upon us, and that can mean a couple different things. If you're in the best shape of your life, then you may be stoked about donning a two piece. If you're not, the mere mention of a bikini and other swimwear styles may be enough to make you turn off your computer right now in an outright protest.

The Style Pages
06/03/2015
8 Fashion Lessons from Iris Apfel

Take one look at Iris Apfel, and you'll see an indisputable work of art. With her signature oversized round glasses and mixed prints, she is a woman of her own making; a standout among a sea of bland basics. In anticipation of the documentary Iris, here are a few of her wise fashion musings for some sound style inspiration.

The Local Lifestyle
01/20/2016
Olivia Palermo Schools Us on Chic Winter Style

It may be snowing outside, but class is officially in session, ladies. Our teacher? Olivia Palermo, who is setting the bar high with her impeccable taste in fashion. An American socialite (which, let's admit, sounds like a pretty fun gig), she apparently has a lot of free time to cultivate her wardrobe.

Zenni Optical
2015 Eyewear Trends

Judging by runway collections, street style fads, and polished celebrity looks, 2015 is already showcasing impeccable fashion trends. Here at Zenni, we’re always keeping an eye out for the latest style statements, and we can’t contain our excitement over the fun designs currently leading the pack! Classic frames are making major comebacks with fresh details, bold shapes, and rich colors. Take an early sneak peek at some of the most popular and fashion-forward eyewear styles this year has to...

Zenni Optical
2015 Eyewear Trends for Him

Warmer weather is finally in sight, and we here at Zenni couldn’t be happier! Of course, with the much-anticipated change in weather comes the bonus of fresh fashion choices. Naturally, these new looks also extend into modern eyewear designs, and your choice of frames can complement your overall style in addition to helping your eyesight when it comes to correctly matching your socks! Judging by these recurring themes, springtime is off to a fashionable start.

Zenni Optical
05/06/2015
DIY Floral Glasses

Birds may be chirping, and temperatures may be rising, but spring hasn’t officially sprung until floral prints make their grand appearance. A closet full of flowery sundresses is great, but the secret to looking festival-ready is all about accessorizing. Flower-trimmed headbands and sunglasses help transform even the most basic outfits into stylish fashion statements. One of the easiest (and most affordable) ways to incorporate this pretty theme into your wardrobe is via your eyewear with the...

Skirt Collective
01/23/2015
How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans and Still Look Like a Girl

I think most women would agree that the look of boyfriend jeans is so effortlessly simple but frustratingly difficult to execute. How do you celebrate your femininity and still look casual-cool? I studied my Pinterest boards dutifully for answers, and the solution, I found, is all in the details. The right medley of wardrobe items is key, and fortunately, many pairings work brilliantly to keep you looking and feeling your best.

Zenni Optical
08/13/2015
Sunglasses Trends for Him

Jack Nicholson famously joked that, “With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson, but without them, I’m fat and 60.” While we tend to think that Jack would look cool no matter what, there’s something undeniably charming about a man wearing a great pair of shades. This season is set to be a hot one for sunglasses trends, and we’re eager to try on all of the top styles.

A Chic Receipt
Wardrobe Essential: The Olive Coat

Posted by Lesley Sheridan on Mar 4, 2015 in Fashion | Olive is a highly underrated color, and its versatility in any wardrobe is reason enough to incorporate it into your closet. This earthy neutral is muted enough to blend with black and white, yet feminine enough to flatter pastel dresses.

Parisian Tweak: Easy Fall Wardrobe Formulas (Even if You're Bad at Math)

by Lesley Sheridan As evidenced by the much-revered "September issue," fall is the season of fashion: an endless bounty of oversized sweaters, leggings, and knee high boots. With scarves, tights, outerwear, layers, and the occasional toboggan, it's easy for a girl to get overwhelmed by Pinterest options or end up with "nothing to wear" amidst fifteen sprawled cardigans.

Style for Days
How to Transition Your Winter Wardrobe into Spring

Posted by Lesley Sheridan on Mar 4, 2015 in Fashion | Ah, spring! This welcome season is soon to make its appearance, but transitioning your closet to accommodate both late winter and early spring fashion staples is consistently a challenge. Fortunately, some tried and true tactics can make this necessary process a smoother one.

Style for Days
Inside the Eco-Friendly Fashion Movement

When shopping for clothes, most people base their buying decisions on style, fit, and affordability, but a movement toward environmentally friendly clothing production and sustainable fabrics is gaining momentum in the fashion industry - and it's definitely worth a closer look. Why Choose Eco-Friendly Designs?

All Women Stalk
10/01/2015
5 Pieces Every Capsule Wardrobe Needs

Pieces Every Capsule Wardrobe Needs This versatile little number is easily dressed up or down with the right accessories. Multi-seasonal and always appropriate, it works for a variety of style aesthetics and is a must for any capsule wardrobe.

The Local Lifestyle
06/09/2016
"Crop" an Attitude: How to Style Culottes for Summer

Sometimes a girl just wants to kick back and relax in something a little more comfortable than a snug pair of skinny jeans. Fortunately, this season is seeing body-hugging styles take a backseat to fresh designs in new proportions. Leading the pack of new fashion contenders? Culottes.

The Local Lifestyle
04/04/2016
10 Office Fashion Essentials Sure to Get You Promoted

Looking your best Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, is not always easy. Blame it on stress, hectic mornings, or late-night reality television... no matter what's to blame, we can all relate to those mornings when we can't find anything to wear.

Zenni Optical
08/27/2015
Interview with Miss Alissa

Instagram may be filled with beautiful girls, but Miss Alissa stands out from the crowd with her enviable sense of style, a collection of stunning photography and an inspirational take on being true to yourself.

The Local Lifestyle
05/10/2016
10 Travel Essentials for a Chic Summertime Getaway

Every now and then, we all need to take a break from the daily grind and soak up some much-needed sun. Whether you're hitting the open road or jetting off to some exotic locale, it's important to stock up on a few must-have fashion basics before you pack your bags.

The Local Lifestyle
12/15/2015
6 Iconic New Year's Eve Outfit Ideas Inspired by Hollywood

New Year's Eve is quickly approaching, and you know what that means. It's time to eat with abandon in preparation of those January lifestyle changes and plan an outfit that screams new year, new you!

Visihow
Choose the Right Shapewear

Looking your best starts with feeling comfortable in your own skin, and shapewear is an excellent way to boost your confidence by enhancing your natural beauty. Unlike shaping garments of days past, modern shapewear is made to cinch, smooth and lift areas to your liking without pain and discomfort.

Zenni Optical
07/13/2015
Sunglasses We Love

Our employees are surrounded by Zenni glasses all day long, so we asked for their input on the styles they’ll be wearing this summer. Here are some personal favorites!

The Style Pages
The Comeback of Kitten Heels

The reputation of kitten heels has suffered long enough, and quite frankly, the criticisms are simply unjustified. Victoria Beckham once argued that they don't do your legs any favors, while Orange is the New Black even chimed in by calling them "the boiled carrots of footwear."

The Local Lifestyle
01/12/2016
B*tch Stole My Look: 6 Signature Celeb Styles to Mimic

It's not enough that they have have loads of money, silky hair, and great skin. These Hollywood icons also have signature celebrity style - and we're on a mission to recreate it so we can stock our closets accordingly.

The Local Lifestyle
03/29/2016
Going Green: Eco-Friendly Fashion and Beauty Dos

In honor of spring and the changes that go hand in hand with this season, we think it's only fitting to talk about going green. Let's take a look at the eco-friendly movement that's gaining ground in the realms of fashion and beauty.

Zenni Optical
05/14/2015
Interview with Mandee Rae

Seattle-based portrait photographer Mandee Rae and her talented team recently debuted a retro fashion shoot featuring some of our latest and greatest eyewear frames. We sat down with the inspiring shutterbug to discuss the evolution of her craft, emerging fashion trends and her own unique style.

Your Shopping Chaperone
03/18/2015
Three Petite Blogs to Watch

The number of retailers who cater to those below 5'5" is far too short - pardon the pun - especially considering that the average woman is only 5'4". Fit is critical when it comes to building a flattering wardrobe and these three bloggers not only understand this predicament, they effectively create stylish solutions to the petite woman's fashion dilemma.

Zenni Optical
05/04/2015
What to Wear to a Music Festival

Festival season has arrived, and we here at Zenni are in overload with the inspiring eyewear trends that come along with it! Warm weather is giving fall fashion a serious run for its money with bohemian twists and mod designs that demand lavish accessorizing and plentiful stares. Check out the latest styles emerging from the concert scene that’s become known as much for the trends it debuts as the music that draws in the crowds.

Zenni Optical
Mirror Sunglasses

Mirror, mirror on the wall… who’s the most fabulous of them all? Anyone who scans the latest issues of mainstream magazines like Elle or Vogue will notice that mirror sunglasses are the big trend for summer. From basic grey tints to polarization and colorful finishes, these reflective styles are a must-have accessory, and they complement outfits in your wardrobe just as much as your collection of shoes. In honor of this fashion statement, Zenni is offering a 50% off promotion on all of our...

The $pnd
04/15/2015
Boho Chic Style Stars - The $pnd

From Stevie Nicks to Kate Moss, countless celebrities have adopted a bohemian approach to dressing that is completely refreshing with a mix of intention and simplicity. The trend romanticizes a gypsy kind of life; a break from the expected that's equal parts colorful and earthy.

Zenni Optical
12/29/2015
IMBIBE IN STYLE THIS SEASON

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and we're celebrating by pairing some of our favorite seasonal beverages with our stylish Zenni frames! Pour yourself a cup of cheer to go along with these cute eyewear designs, because both glasses are definitely half full when it comes to these holiday duos.

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Capsule Wardrobe

When asked for styling tips, acclaimed fashion designer Vivienne Westwood once advised, "Buy less. Choose well. Make it last. Everybody's buying far too many clothes". She certainly makes a valid point. After all, the average American goes through 68 garments and 7 pairs of shoes each year.

The Local Lifestyle
03/14/2016
Don't Get Stuck in a Pinch! 7 Ways to Rock the Color Green

Contrary to popular belief, St. Patrick's Day isn't just about green beer and mischievous leprechauns. It's actually about fashion - and how fashion really can be a form of armor. Anyone who's ever forgotten to wear green on this holiday is all too aware of the dreaded consequences, so put down your beer steins and four leaf clovers.

Zenni Optical
10/15/2015
Affordable Halloween Costume Ideas

It's almost that time of year again, boys and ghouls! Here at Zenni, we've gone on a witch-hunt to find clever Halloween costumes that won't break the bank. After all, you deserve spectacular style at a non-terrifying price. Each ensemble is built around one of our favorite frames, but have no fear...

The Style Sailor
Trend-Spotting: Fresh Ways to Wear Scarves

Scarves make an ideal accessory, brightening up basic neutrals and beautifully filling in for necklaces. Luckily, there are many stylish and fashion-forward ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe. Layering It On One glimpse into the J.Crew catalog and you'll notice scarves layered easily underneath sweaters, adding visual depth to an assortment of prints, colors, and patterns.

Zenni Optical
2015 Eyewear Trends for Her from Fashion Week

Romance definitely filled the air when it came to the spring 2015 runway collections, as designers embraced flowy fits, decadent florals and pretty embellishments… sigh! Trends are also emerging on the eyewear front, with round frames making a major comeback and wayfarer and cat-eye designs holding strong.

The Spoiled Life
04/01/2015
The Embellished Headband

Get ready to channel your inner Blair Waldorf, because the latest trend in hair accessories is a decadent take on the classic headband. Perfect for smoothing unruly bangs back from your face or showcasing your contouring artistry, the headband has always been popular for a reason.

The Style Pages
How to Use Pinterest to Amplify Your Style

Pinterest is one of the greatest ways to seek inspiration for your daily look, and its capabilities are endless. If you're looking to amp up your style, consider the following advice: Define Personal Aesthetics One of the greatest uses of Pinterest is to tailor your clothing boards to your own unique style, and this is an insightful method for actually defining your preferences.

The Music Spoon
06/03/2015
Music's Biggest Style Trendsetters

The music scene is always a hotspot for the latest fashion trends to emerge on the scene, and certain singers routinely bring their A-game to music's red carpets in lust-worthy styles and aesthetics. 1. Taylor Swift Source: Us Magazine The it-girl of the pop scene, Taylor Swift embodies the preppy look with her vintage dresses, peter pan collars, high heels and coordinated handbags.

Zenni Optical
08/17/2015
Sunglasses Trends for Her

For style wisdom from a woman who’s earned her stripes, look no farther than Iris Apfel. The fashion icon and subject of Iris, an upcoming documentary by renowned filmmaker Albert Maysles, is known for her ability to accessorize an outfit (a skill she learned from her mother). “I get more compliments on accessories than anything else. I think they’re kind of like herbs and spices. They give zest and zing to an outfit,” Apfel has advised, and we couldn’t agree more. Take a page out of this...

A Chic Receipt
Simple Work Wardrobe Formulas

Posted by Lesley Sheridan on Mar 25, 2015 in Beauty | When it comes to those drowsy workday mornings, most people would rather hit the snooze button than stand in front of a closet deciding what to wear.

All Women Stalk
09/21/2015
10 Style Tips for Wearing Leggings

We all know that the standard rule for leggings is that they're not pants, but this is a bit misleading and outdated. Leggings can be worn as pants if -- and only if -- they're the right material. Look for pairs made with thick ponte knit or denim to ensure that what lies beneath stays out of sight.

The Local Lifestyle
04/13/2016
10 Fresh Spring Accessories That Will Brighten Your Closet

Flounce skirts, lace dresses, breezy cardigan sets... that's right, ladies. The first signs of spring have finally begun to emerge. While we all eagerly begin to push our chunky turtleneck sweaters to the sides of our closets in favor of lighter alternatives, now is also an ideal time to add some fresh spring accessories into our wardrobes.

The Style Pages
Mixing Prints

We still remember the first time we watched Confessions of a Shopaholic ... oh, how we wanted to have Rebecca Bloomwood's impressive wardrobe from that film. The Girl in the Green Scarf draped herself with loud print and color combinations that somehow remained exquisitely professional and demure on her petite frame.

The Local Lifestyle
02/01/2016
Grace Coddington: 10 Important Thoughts from Vogue's Rogue

News of Grace Coddington's departure from Vogue magazine has us all reflecting on the impressive career of the fashion bible's acclaimed creative director. And while editor-in-chief Anna Wintour may have long stolen the spotlight for eliciting a sort of fear from her onlookers, Coddington is certainly no redheaded step-child (redheaded though she may be).

The Style Pages
Spring Color Combinations

In the words of Christian Dior, "Black and white might be sufficient, but why deprive yourself of color?" Spring is the perfect time to play around with fresh palettes and pair unexpected shades. Give your closet neutrals a much-needed break this season with the following colorful combinations.

The Style Pages
Style Must-Have: Color Pop Pencil Skirt

Let's face it: neutral colors are safe bets, and that's fantastic when it comes to versatility. On the flip side, sometimes all of those earthy shades can feel a little uninspired. One of the easiest ways to update a dreary closet is by incorporating a colorful skirt in a flattering knee-length cut.

The Style Pages
The Pastel Denim Trend

Spring is definitely the season for soft pastel shades, and what better way to sport them than with tried-and-true denim must-haves? From jean jackets and cut-offs to skinny jeans and the latest overalls trend, a pastel twist offers a retro, feminine, and modern vibe to your wardrobe.

Beauty

The Local Lifestyle
06/09/2017
8 Pretty Mani-Pedi Colors That'll Make a Splash for Summer ☀️

You've stocked your closet with new sundresses, and you have more than enough sandals and open-toe high heels. Now you just have to pay attention to the finishing touches by choosing the right mani-pedi color combinations. We've rounded up some of our favorite summertime hues to help get you ready for the season ahead.

The Local Lifestyle
12/26/2016
5 DIY Greek Yogurt Masks That'll Give You a Major Glow

It's funny how much things change between your 20s and 30s. A decade ago, I spent late nights out and about with friends, and I didn't feel guilty when I fell asleep with my makeup on. Now, my idea of a great night includes cozy pajamas, a cup of hot tea, Netflix, and a DIY greek yogurt mask.

The Local Lifestyle
11/22/2016
How to Cut Your Own Bangs: A Video Tutorial

You may recall that I recently wrote an article on my long-overdue hair makeover. (I went to the salon, got some side-swept bangs, and played around with those for a good month.) But I kept kicking myself for not fully committing to a full-fledged fringe.

The Local Lifestyle
10/31/2016
Get Your Fix: 5 Incredible Benefits of Root Sprays

My whole life, I've battled thin hair - which is "fine" (pun intended). But I've always envied girls with thick, full, lioness manes. Mine always looked so limp in comparison, and it clung to my scalp with absolutely zero volume.

The Local Lifestyle
11/03/2016
On the Fringe: How to Style Side Bangs Like a Pro

If you're a frequent reader of The Local Lifestyle, you may have seen my hair makeover piece in which I headed to the salon for a haircut with a side of bangs. I've loved my new look, but it's admittedly tricky to know how to style side bangs the right way.

The Local Lifestyle
10/05/2016
Making the Cut: A Firsthand Account of a Bangs Makeover

Last month, I emailed my boss, Shannon, a list of ideas for September articles. Naturally, I mentioned fall fashion essentials and pumpkin-flavored recipes, but there was one article I secretly hoped she would approve and simultaneously feared her approving. I'd labeled it " Bangs Makeover," and it meant me finally booking an appointment at the salon and making...

The Local Lifestyle
09/07/2016
A Veronica Lake Hair Tutorial: How to Go Old-Hollywood Glam

I know that today's Instagram girls are heralded for their makeup magic and beauty tips, but I can't help but feel most inspired by the classic looks of Old Hollywood. I'm fine with progress, and I'm not stuck in the past, but the icons of the Golden Age are icons for a reason.

The Local Lifestyle
09/06/2016
Lessons in French: How to Ace Parisian Beauty

I was in the midst of an epic Pinterest-browsing session lately (we've all been there), and it became abundantly clear that I have very specific interests. Namely, really fattening Southern food, cute and cuddly animals, and Parisian everything. Like most people, I admire Parisian beauty routines and French women's effortless take on style.

The Local Lifestyle
10/27/2016
Is Your Ponytail a Basic B*tch? 8 Ways to Give It an Upgrade

If you associate pulling your hair back into a ponytail with roughing it, it's time to change your mind. Ponytails can look modern and chic - you just have to know how to upgrade them based on your hair type and style needs.

The Local Lifestyle
09/01/2016
How to Flawlessly Apply False Eyelashes for Real Life

Let's face it: False eyelashes are sort of intimidating. When done the wrong way, they can look like you just got into a bar fight, but when you learn how to apply false eyelashes the right way, they can make you look like a million bucks... which is totally worth the gamble, right?

The Local Lifestyle
07/18/2016
Microneedling Basics: The 411 on the Latest Beauty Trend

When I first heard about microneedling, I literally had to re-read what I'd just read, because I couldn't imaging that people would ever roll rows of needles on their faces in the name of beauty. That's right: I said needles, in rows, rolling on your face. Cringe-inducing, right?

The Local Lifestyle
09/16/2016
Double Vision: 5 Creative Two-Tone Eyeliner Looks to Try Now

You have your beauty routine down to a science, which is all fine and good... until it's just plain boring. Break out of your everyday rut with a new twist on a timeless technique. One of the hottest makeup trends of the moment happens to be two-tone eyeliner, and it's surprisingly versatile and easy to integrate into your signature look.

The Local Lifestyle
08/25/2016
Vegan Beauty Finds That Are Perfect for Animal Lovers

Recently, I spotted a deal on a popular brand of shampoo and conditioner where I could get the duo for a couple of dollars (woohoo!). When I got them home, though, I realized they didn't say anything about being cruelty-free... and that got me thinking about vegan beauty routines and animal-friendly products.

The Local Lifestyle
10/13/2016
Metallic Eyes: Heavy Metal Looks That Will Rock Your World

When you're in the mood to make a statement with your makeup, what techniques do you rely on? If you're like me, you probably opt for a bold red lipstick, an illuminating highlight, or a thickly lined smoky eye... same old, same old! All of these are great choices, but why not try a foiled look instead?

The Local Lifestyle
08/19/2016
Brows That Wow: How to Get Your Eyebrows on Fleek

There are certain beauty products I'm committed to wearing each day. I wouldn't really feel like myself without them, which may seem weird, but they truly make me feel like I'm putting my best face forward.

Slickdeals
07/30/2015
Where to Buy and Find the Best Deals on Beauty Products

For the modern woman, deciding where to shop for the best beauty deals is a challenging task, albeit a fun one! With so many diverse brands, breakthrough solutions and product-packed beauty emporiums, a girl can get lost in a sea of pretty options.

The Local Lifestyle
08/05/2016
Get Your Glow On: 5 Strobing Tips to Make You Shine

A few weeks ago, I found myself in the midst of a YouTube binge that began innocently enough with a product review. 90 minutes later, I was watching various makeup tutorials, fawning over every last product, and feeling like my own collection of beauty potions could most certainly use an upgrade.

The Local Lifestyle
03/16/2016
5 Intimidating Beauty Products You Shouldn't Fear

Us girls and our makeup. We have countless amounts of products that we rely on to look our best, and you'll rarely catch us out in public without some kind of product on. Truth be told, though, there are lots of makeup items out there that are quite frankly terrifying to us.

The Local Lifestyle
12/17/2015
6 Holiday Hair Ideas for a Glamorous (and Sparkly!) 'Do

The holiday season calls for serious holiday hair, and that means adding some major glamour to your hair accessories collection. These little wonders are big on style without costing you a pretty penny, so it makes sense to let your hair down (or better yet, put it up) and treat yourself to a few holiday pieces.

The Local Lifestyle
03/24/2016
In Full Bloom: Spring's Best Floral Notes

Spring is in the air, ladies, so it's the perfect time to stop and smell the roses... or lilies... or tulips. (You get the idea.) Coco Chanel herself said that a woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future, which is sort of a harsh thing to say considering that sometimes we just run out, but nevertheless.

The Local Lifestyle
02/16/2016
How to Choose the Best Makeup Based on Your Eye Color

The eyes are commonly called the windows to our souls, so it makes sense to complement them accordingly. Choosing the best eye makeup for your eye color is really all about understanding the basic color wheel, so let's all take a moment for an art class refresher on complementary colors.

The Local Lifestyle
07/14/2016
5 Easy DIY Face Masks That Will Improve Your Skincare Game

I don't know about you, but I personally feel that there's nothing better than a night in with a glass of wine, some great TV, and some serious skin pampering. If your complexion's been looking a little dull or broken out, don't fret.

The Local Lifestyle
03/17/2016
How to Spring Clean Your Beauty Stash

Okay, moment of truth. If someone asked to see your beauty stash right this minute, how would you react? Would you proudly show off an organized vanity with a hairbrush, bottle of perfume, and your favorite lipstick on top? Or would you have to reveal a jumbled mess of broken eye-shadow compacts and five half-empty bottles of foundation?

The Local Lifestyle
05/24/2016
The Skinny on Skincare: How to Look Amazing at Every Age

I recently read a really great quote on Pinterest that made me stop and think: "Enjoy the face you have today. It's the one you'll wish you have 10 years from now." We spend so much time focusing on our flaws that we usually tend to ignore the positives.

The Local Lifestyle
02/04/2016
Making the Braid: A Rookie Attempt at Pinterest Hair

Like many women out there, I love braids. They're romantic enough for date night, fancy in a princess kind of way, and cool enough for Game of Thrones. Pinterest makes mastering a five-strand braid or a tidy waterfall style look perfectly simple, but the truth is this: Pinterest lies.

The Local Lifestyle
03/28/2016
4 Mesmerizing Spring Beauty Trends to Try Now

Enough with the smokey eye and black-winged eyeliner. Winter makeup has had its season, and enough is enough. Along with the first signs of warm weather comes new spring beauty trends, and if the catwalks were any indication, this season's beauty forecast is looking positively pretty.

The Local Lifestyle
04/15/2016
All Hail the Pale: 5 Reasons to Love Your Pale Skin

Spring may be all about sunshine and floral prints, but there's a darker side to the warmer weather. Namely, tanning. Here's the thing: I'm witnessing countess girls on my social media feeds who are slowly turning orange with the help of self tanners (and even worse, a fair share of girls who are turning brown from actual tanning beds).

The Local Lifestyle
02/05/2016
Love at First Blush: Red and Pink Beauty Looks for Valentine's Day

Be still, our beating hearts. Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and it's the perfect excuse to indulge in a fresh makeup look. Gather up the eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush, because we're taking a look at some of the best ways to wear these flattering hues.

Slickdeals
08/31/2015
Anti-Aging Must-Haves for Every Age

This weekend, I found myself sobbing to Steel Magnolias for the zillionth time. I know I'm not the only one who has this reaction to the film, but for those who haven't seen it, I'll simply say that it's filled with plenty of life lessons and a fair share of beauty-related quips.

The $pnd
04/01/2015
Luxurious Cleansing Oils - The $pnd

Finding the right skincare products can be a daunting task, and with so many different items saturating the market, it's difficult to correctly identify what's going to work well on your skin.

A Chic Receipt
Trend to Try: Colorful Mascara

In the land of Pinterest, there's a popular saying from an anonymous source: "Inner beauty is great, but a little mascara never hurts." These words of wisdom provide solid makeup routine advice, but there's no need to limit yourself to jet black lashes.

The $pnd
06/03/2015
Skincare Benefits of Micellar Water - The $pnd

Micellar water is gaining ground as a modern skincare essential, but the science behind its magic is nothing new. Made of micelles, which are little oil molecules that attract and draw out impurities from your skin, this cleansing water was developed in France as an innovative skincare solution.

The Style Sailor
Five Iconic Pixie Cuts

Former French Vogue editor-in-chief Joan Juliet Buck famously stated, "Short hair removes obvious femininity and replaces it with style." Many iconic Hollywood beauties have successfully sported this androgynous look, and it still appears in abundance in today's A-list crowd. Love the 'do?

Style for Days
Tightlining 101

Violet-eyed film star Elizabeth Taylor was born with a second row of eyelashes, which certainly helped her eyes look even more stunning on film. While Taylor's good looks came naturally, some of us need a makeup illusion to create the look of full lashes.

Shopping

Slickdeals
03/20/2017
9 Tips for Shopping at Home Depot

Maintaining your home can get pretty expensive pretty fast, which is why it pays to shop around for your home improvement needs. Fortunately, Home Depot makes it easy to save money on remodeling projects, appliances and general home necessities thanks to its store coupons, a convenient tool-rental program and a variety of everyday discounts.

Slickdeals
01/20/2017
9 Tips for Shopping at Sam's Club

Whether you're buying in bulk or taking advantage of membership perks, Sam's Club is a great spot to score impressive deals on a wide range of products. This popular warehouse store makes it easy to save big with regular storewide promotions, and we're sharing how to take your savings even further with a few slick tips.

Slickdeals
03/23/2017
11 Ways to Save Money at Lowe's

Transforming your house into the home of your dreams doesn't have to cost a fortune. Lowe's offers its customers plenty of ways to save money on their home improvement needs and remodeling projects with storewide promotions, coupons and rebates - and we're sharing some popular tips to help you maximize those savings.

Slickdeals
03/13/2017
Hobby Lobby Coupons June 2017: Don't Miss Out on These Deals

Crafting enthusiasts already know that do-it-yourself projects can lead to serious savings, but crafty Slickdealers take it one step further (of course) by shopping for their supplies at Hobby Lobby. Learn how to maximize your DIY savings by taking advantage of the store's rotating weekly deals and making the most of the ever-so-popular Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon.

Slickdeals
05/05/2017
How to Use ShopRunner to Save Big at Your Favorite Stores

Love to shop online, but hate having to stuff your cart with things you don't even want just to score free shipping? Then ShopRunner may just be the membership service you need. This exclusive program offers free two-day shipping, free returns and members-only discounts at hundreds of popular retailers.

Slickdeals
02/10/2017
7 Ways to Save Money at Jet.com

Giving Amazon a run for its money sounds like a nearly impossible undertaking for most modern retailers, but Jet.com apparently loves a good challenge. This up-and-coming store is on a mission to undercut Amazon's prices and one-up the retail giant with unique shopping incentives, fast shipping times and zero membership fees.

Slickdeals
01/31/2017
11 Ways to Get the Best Deals at Best Buy

Ahh, modern technology. It's innovative, ubiquitous and typically costs a pretty penny. We all want the latest and greatest gadgets, but keeping up with these ever-evolving devices can get expensive - fast. Fortunately, Best Buy offers shoppers a variety of ways to save big on today's electronics, from rewards programs and price matching to the occasional promo code or coupon.

Slickdeals
02/22/2017
9 Ways to Shop Smart at Toys 'R' Us

Childhood is such a magical time; a jobless existence filled with toys, Santa Claus, and regular naps. Of course, none of us can wait to become adults and give up this idyllic routine for strong coffee, constant bills, and sleep deprivation, but there is a plus side to growing up: you live and you learn - especially when it comes to saving money.

Slickdeals
11/15/2016
What You Need to Know About Shopping at Sears on Black Friday

So many ad scans... and so little time until the big event. Sears has officially released its 54-page Black Friday ad, and it's filled with some one-of-a-kind deals and unique rewards opportunities that lots of shoppers will enjoy. The store will open its doors at 6 p.m.

Slickdeals
11/17/2016
What You Need to Know About Shopping at Macy's on Black Friday

When the month of October came and went with no sign of Macy's Black Friday ad, a lot of us wondered why the retailer had broken from its tradition of an early ad release. Finally, with a week left until the shopping extravaganza of the year, Macy's has officially released a 48-page ad scan with some impressive last-minute deals.

Slickdeals
11/04/2016
Kohl's Black Friday Ad Scan 2016: Here Are the Must-Have Deals

Like many of you Slickdealers out there, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Kohl's Black Friday ad leaked early yesterday morning -- in all of its 64-page glory. If you've spent the better portion of your workday scanning the abundance of deals, then you already know that there are some real gems included in the mix (along with a few duds).

Slickdeals
11/02/2016
Kohl's Pay is the Latest Loyalty-Driven Incentive for Cardholders

When you consider that Kohl's cardholders are behind an estimated 60% of the store's total sales, it's not exactly surprising that Kohl's intends to keep them collectively happy. Earlier this month, the store debuted Kohl's Pay, a smartphone-driven project that allows the store's 25 million cardholders to "put the plastic away."

Slickdeals
11/11/2016
Get Your Penney's Worth at JCPenney's Black Friday Sale

Not to be outdone by its competitors, JCPenney has unveiled a 72-page Black Friday ad that's ripe with holiday deals. In addition to an in-store coupon giveaway and earlier-than-ever hours, the store has a few offers in the works that you won't want to miss.

Slickdeals
11/03/2016
Macy's 2016 Black Friday Preview: Here's What You Need to Know

It's the most wonderful time of the year again, folks. The holiday shopping season is officially upon us, and I'll admit that I'm counting down the days to Black Friday. As we eagerly await those upcoming ad scans, we can at least make a few predictions as to what savings we'll see during retail's biggest shopping event of the year.

Slickdeals
10/06/2016
How to Maximize Your Savings at LOFT

If you've ever read any of my weekly Kohl's articles here at Slickdeals, you can probably tell that I love shopping in general, but clothes shopping is my absolute favorite. I'm a bit of a tightwad when it comes to my money, and I'm really picky about what I buy.

Slickdeals
02/12/2016
The Best Kohl's Coupons and Deals of the Week

If you still don't know what you're getting your sweetie for Valentine's Day, you're dangerously close to spending the upcoming holiday weekend in the doghouse. Fortunately, Kohl's is running several category-specific deals this week, and as you're aware, these savings can be combined with sitewide codes for bigger discounts.

Slickdeals
06/17/2016
20 Summer Outfits From Kohl's for Less Than $14 Each

Like everyone else, I have my fair share of time-consuming hobbies. Lusting over items at Sephora, contemplating "Game of Thrones" theories and guiltily watching "The Bachelorette"are just a few of them. But I think I speak for a lot of women when I say that Pinterest is easily one of the most captivating time zappers I've encountered thus far.

Slickdeals
06/29/2016
The Best Macy's Coupons and Sales of the Week

Updated 6/29/16* Macy's is kicking off its Fourth of July sale in style with lots of proverbial bang for your buck. While you're grilling out and watching fireworks displays with friends and family, you may want to do a little online browsing thanks to this week's coupon codes and promotions.

Slickdeals
01/28/2016
This Week at Kohl's: Winter Escapes and Valentine's Dates

Show of hands... how many of you are sick and tired of these winter weather shenanigans? I would raise my hand along with you if I weren't typing, my friends. It's chilly, there's snow everywhere and each morning requires scraping your car windows.

Slickdeals
05/07/2015
Mother's Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom

Last updated April 19, 2016* Mark your calendars, Slickdealers, because Mother's Day is swiftly approaching. May 8 will be here before you know it, so the time to shop for the perfect present is right now.

Slickdeals
07/11/2016
Macy's Lures Shoppers with Black Friday Savings...in July

Brace yourselves, Slickdealers, because the sales just keep on coming this week. Not to be outdone by Amazon Prime Day, Macy's is launching its "Black Friday in July" sale beginning Tuesday, July 12. (No, you didn't suddenly time hop, and yes, you read that right.)

Visihow
Price Match to Save Money

Price matching is a well-known practice, but studies surprisingly show that many Americans are simply not taking advantage of it. In fact, only 5% to 10% of holiday shopping transactions involve price matches! Many people feel intimidated by the process or confused as to how it works.

Slickdeals
08/15/2016
The Best Kohl's Coupons and Deals of the Week

If you have any doubts about the importance of footwear, look no further than the age-old story of Cinderella. Bette Midler once mused that, "With the right footwear, one can rule the world."

Slickdeals
10/16/2015
7 Tips for Shopping at Target

There's something magical about a trip to Target. That symbolic red bullseye is like a beacon for shoppers nationwide, reeling you in with promises of low prices on everything from food and electronics to limited-edition designer collections. Just last week, Target expanded their savings by rolling out a new price-matching policy that matches online prices from 29 of its major competitors.

Slickdeals
10/01/2015
Consignment Shopping Buying Guide

First thing's first: I love second-hand stores. Each month, my mother and I go on a series of bargain-hunting adventures at our local thrift stores in search of amazing deals. I've found brand new Jimmy Choo flats for $3 (!) and a Missoni dress for $5 (!!).

Slickdeals
12/21/2015
Jewelry Buying Guide

When it comes to jewelry, I have to be honest that while I adore the look of it, I've admittedly never been a jewelry aficionado. Friends of mine would discuss cuts and carats, while I basically just knew that I really liked the Isadora diamond necklace Kate Hudson wore in "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," and the Heart of the Ocean from "Titanic."

BuzzFeed Community
Community Post: High-Waisted Jeans At Every Price Point

These dark rinse jeans are super versatile, and at only $12.90, they're super affordable, too. These medium wash flares channel '70s style at a reasonable price. The front patch pockets go above and beyond to give these jeans a little something special.

Slickdeals
01/04/2016
Stack on the Savings at the Kohl's January Clearance Event

Pop quiz, Slickdeals' hot shots: What's better than a clearance sale? How about a 50 to 80 percent off clearance sale stacked with even more savings? That's exactly what Kohl's is dishing up for its January 4th one-day online sale.

The Purple Fig
The Modern Woman's Affordable Guide to Fashion Week Street Style

Image Courtesy of Vogue Every Pinterest addict has surely noticed the abundance of pictures cultivated from fashion week shows around the world. Oddly enough, the most interesting and heralded styles of the season haven't emerged from the runways. Instead, bloggers and magazines everywhere are reveling over the vast and eclectic street styles seen on fashion's elite attendees and regular city-dwellers.

Slickdeals
01/15/2016
Toys Galore and More at Kohl's This Week

If you're raising a little Slickdealer-in-training (or perhaps even a future Jedi), you'll find some fun deals this week at Kohl's on baby clothes, Star Wars toys and select toy storage. Even better, these deals are combinable with sitewide savings. May the force of stackable coupons be with you, my friends.

Slickdeals
01/22/2016
App-raising the Kohl's App: A First-Hand Experience

I'll go ahead and admit that I didn't want to like Kohl's app. First of all, I'm predominantly an online shopper, and I typically never utilize apps in my shopping experiences. Don't get me wrong... I love a good app just as much as the next person; I just don't rely on them for my shopping needs.

Slickdeals
03/11/2016
12 Surefire Signs You're Addicted to Kohl's

If you're reading this, you're a Slickdealer, and that already means you're a slick shopper -- but are you a slick Kohl's shopper, too? The store is one of the few out there that allows customers to stack multiple coupon codes in one transaction, and when you combine Kohl's Cash and Yes2You rewards points, well, you have a recipe for incredible savings.

Slickdeals
11/05/2015
Black Friday Fashion Forecast: Where to Shop and What to Get

They say that the best way to plan for the future is to study the past, and that most certainly applies to savvy shopping. Just because this year's Black Friday ads have yet to be released (well... for the most part), that doesn't mean we can't throw out a few predictions as to what deals might be awaiting us after Turkey Day.

Slickdeals
02/13/2016
The Best Kohl's Coupons and Deals of the Week

If you have any doubts about the importance of footwear, look no further than the age-old story of Cinderella. Bette Midler once mused that, "With the right footwear, one can rule the world."

The Local Lifestyle
12/11/2015
Hostess Gift Ideas That'll Make You The Favorite Guest

Ahh, the shopping experience! It's something people love so much they can grow addicted to its highs (and Black Friday lows). Browsing sales online and buying yourself something new is pure joy, but shopping for others is often more of a challenge. Case in point: what do you buy that holiday hostess with the mostess?

Slickdeals
02/23/2016
Wake Up (and Pay Up) to Smell the Coffee: New Changes to Starbucks Rewards

Your daily Starbucks pick-me-up may soon become a major let-down. If you're a Starbucks Rewards member, you're likely already familiar with its overall structure and customer perks, but most of that is about to change. In April, the coffee oasis will officially adopt a new rewards strategy that could burn a large portion of its consumers.

Slickdeals
12/28/2015
Refresh Your Home with This Week's Kohl's Deals

Another year is almost gone, Slickdealers, but along with its passing comes a fresh start. If you're planning updates to your home interior in 2016, Kohl's is offering some savvy deals this week on select home furnishings and cookware that are definitely worth browsing, especially when you combine these savings with the store's site-wide discounts.

Slickdeals
02/05/2016
Valentine's Day Gifts for Her & Him

Love is in the air, Slickdealers. Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and that means wining and dining your significant other. I know what you're thinking: How do I make this Valentine's special? (Because, let's face it, the holiday can get a little dull with all those flowers and candy.)

Slickdeals
09/03/2015
Where to Find the Best Deals on Last-Chance Summer Apparel

For the last month, I've been completely focused on everything fall: trench coats, pumpkin spice lattes... well, pumpkin spice everything, to be honest (yes, I'm one of those girls). But this time of year isn't just about the latest outerwear and sweaters, or even pumpkin-flavored treats.

Slickdeals
01/08/2016
Cold Weather Essentials for the Family at Kohl's

Brrr! How are my fellow Slickdealers adjusting to winter's arrival? The temperatures may be dropping, but the winter deals are stacking up. Now is a great time to find markdowns on cold weather clothing and accessories for the entire family, and Kohl's has a few promotions this week that are definitely worth bundling together.

Slickdeals
11/26/2015
Black Friday Fitness Apparel Deals

It's that time of year again, Slickdealers! We're talking carbohydrates galore, home-cooked family dinners and those deceptive elastic waistbands. Everyone in your office will soon start bringing in homemade treats, chilly temperatures will force you into hibernation, and new coffee creamers will emerge to tempt you with the artificial flavors of holiday cheer.

Slickdeals
12/21/2015
Last Chance Holiday Deals at Kohl's

OK, procrastinators -- you still don't have your holiday shopping finished, do you? Or worse yet, you haven't even started! Luckily for you, Kohl's is offering some stackable savings this weekend on your last-minute shopping excursions. And seriously, the gift-giving is taking place this week, so let's hop to it!

Interior Design

The Local Lifestyle
02/15/2017
9 Ways to Work Antiques Into Your Modern Home

My fiance's parents are seriously into antiques, and when we bought their old house, they left quite a few vintage pieces behind. We were thrilled but also a little dumbfounded about how to decorate around antiques that didn't necessarily match our modern (and far-less impressive) furnishings.

Bright Ideas
Ann Gish - Bellacor

Q- Ann, thank you for taking the time to speak with us about your storied career. We have to ask: What is it you're working on now - aside from anything top secret, of course? Also, what makes you excited for the rest of 2017? A- I'm working on a lot of different projects!

Bright Ideas
10/03/2016
Introducing Kitchenware from Meyer Corporation - Bellacor

You probably associate Bellacor with our vast assortment of lighting and home furnishings, but we're always on the lookout for ways to expand our housewares collection to give you even more selection. That's why we're beyond excited to announce that we're now selling several brands from the Meyer Corporation - a leader in the kitchenware industry - to meet all of your culinary needs!

design district
08/12/2016
How to Do '60s Hippie Chic the Modern Way - design district

Social change, flower power, and peace signs... the '60s were revolutionary in every sense of the word. If you're a fan of this decade's iconic look, why not incorporate it into your design scheme? We've rounded up some helpful tips and tricks for mastering the groovy flair of "hippie-chic" style.

design district
07/14/2016
5 Affordable Designs Every Wine Lover Must Own - design district

Sure, wine and cheese are a match made in heaven, but wine night just isn't complete without the right accessories. Read on for our roundup of the designs you need for your vino-loving home, at the affordable prices you crave: 1. Wine Accessory Bamboo Set, $29 A lot of us have seen those wine-bottle-opening life hacks ...

design district
08/09/2016
How to Pick an Area Rug for Your Home - design district

When you think of shopping for area rugs, it's easy to imagine a sea of colors and prints that can brighten up a room and pull a look together... but it's also crucial to choose the best area rug size for the space you're styling.

design district
07/14/2016
5 Ways to Style Around a Tufted Leather Sofa - design district

Perhaps the most popular of all sofa styles, the chesterfield knows how to command attention. This seating mainstay dates back to the 17th century, but its tufted exterior is anything but dated. We're taking a look at how to build a room around this iconic design with a few simple but oh-so-effective tips: 1.

The Local Lifestyle
07/07/2016
7 Decorating Musts for the Boho-Chic Home

Modern minimalism and clean mid-century lines may be all the rage in home decor, but there's something so inspiring about a bohemian alternative. This whimsical style is so artistic and free that it's hard not to feel mesmerized by its vibrant prints and hues.

The Local Lifestyle
07/19/2016
Colorful Accent Walls: 10 Bold Hues to Revamp Your Home

Rustic, industrial, Parisian, or bohemian ... what's your style personality? No matter which one floats your design boat, there's one thing they all have in common: they look better with a little bit of color.

design district
08/08/2016
Dining Chairs 101: 4 Tips for Choosing the Right Style for You - design district

Dining rooms are the quintessential gathering spots for celebrations, get-togethers, and parties-which makes their overall design an important part of your home. If you're searching for the right seating, you've come to the right spot. We've fittingly gathered up a few tips on choosing the best chairs for your personal sense of style.

The Local Lifestyle
07/11/2016
8 Simple Landscaping Projects That Will Boost Your Curb Appeal

The summer months are all about spending lots of quality time outdoors, and that's all fine and good until you notice that your outdoor space may just need a makeover. If your view of the great outdoors is looking a little not-so-great, these landscaping projects borrowed from Pinterest may be just what you need.

Design District
03/25/2016
How to Brighten Your Home for Spring - Dot & Bo

At long last, spring has sprung, and along with it comes a fresh slate. This is particularly true when it comes to refreshing your home's interior. Integrating a few simple additions into your overall design scheme can result in a lighter, brighter living space. Here are a few tips to help you get started: 1.

Design District
06/24/2016
Why Dark Industrial Style is Still the BEST - Dot & Bo

Lately, we've been infatuated with light and bright interiors, but that doesn't mean we've forgotten the powers of darker looks! We're getting gritty with industrial-themed homes and introducing moody hues and sturdy materials to bring back the edginess of this style. Check out some of our favorite dark industrial design schemes for some sleek styling ...

Lifestyle

Beyond Words
05/02/2017
7 Misconceptions About Healthy Food * Beyond Words

Several years ago, I was convinced I was totally healthy. I watched my calories, I had a normal BMI, and I took a daily gummy vitamin - but I felt terrible. I didn't know why until I went to the doctor and discovered that I had seriously low blood sugar and anemia.

The Local Lifestyle
06/13/2017
5 Low-Maintenance Plants You (Probably) Won't Kill

Dreaming of an outdoor garden filled with lush greenery and colorful blossoms, but cursed with a black thumb? These low-maintenance plants are just the answer. Typically associated with earthy essential oils and perfumes, lavender is a low-maintenance must for your outdoor garden.

The Local Lifestyle
01/31/2017
Self-Made Plans: How to Create a DIY Planner

I am absolutely obsessed with planners, and I have been ever since junior high. (Lisa Frank designs topped my Christmas lists for years.) That being said, sometimes those store-bought calendars get a little boring. If you're obsessed with handwritten organization like I am, a DIY planner may be exactly what you need to start your year off right.

The Local Lifestyle
10/17/2016
8 Satisfying High-Protein Snacks to Fuel Your Day

Several years ago, I went through an extended period where I felt constantly fatigued and dizzy. I even went to a few different doctors over the course of five years to see if they knew why. Finally, someone gave me an A1C test that showed my problem: hypoglycemia.

The Local Lifestyle
09/21/2016
10 Bad Foods That Are Actually Good For You

When it comes to nutrition, there's so much information out there that it's easy to get confused... and fast. Lots of foods are unfortunately labeled "off-limits" when they're anything but, and it's time we set the record straight by shining a spotlight on bad foods that are actually good for your health.

The Local Lifestyle
06/29/2016
5 Creative Summer Cocktails That Will Help You Beat the Heat

Fire up the grill, and pour yourself a glass of happiness. Summers arrival means more than just cookouts, tank tops, and soaring temperatures. It also means summer cocktails! We're helping you beat the heat with a few must-try recipes for all your entertaining needs.

The Local Lifestyle
08/08/2016
Fire Up the Grill! 6 Grilled Vegetarian Dishes You'll Love

I recently attended a Fourth of July cookout with my boyfriend and our families, and as soon as we got the grill fired up, I had a terrifying realization: I'd forgotten to bring my veggie burgers and veggie dogs! I'll just eat potato salad and fruit, I thought.

The Local Lifestyle
09/23/2016
To Floss or Not to Floss: The Latest Research You'll Want to Know

As a kid, I watched my father go through a ridiculous amount of dental work - to the point where he became even more of a superhuman in my eyes. He'd routinely have teeth pulled without being numbed, because that's "how it used to be done." ( OMG.)

The Local Lifestyle
08/23/2016
6 Fast (and Delicious!) Breakfast Ideas That Are Good For You

I'm a huge breakfast fan. When my alarm goes off in the middle of my REM cycle and I'm all groggy and foggy, the thought of breakfast is what propels me to get a move-on. But let's face it: Mornings are hectic, and they require quick and healthy breakfast ideas that will have you and your family out the door on time.

The Local Lifestyle
10/11/2016
8 Halloween Party Ideas for a Bone-Chilling Good Time

I grew up in what many people called a haunted house (including me, although I now question my experiences as a kid through the lens of an adult.) Because the house was so spooky, my mom made a point to use it to her entertaining advantage on Halloween.

The Local Lifestyle
08/11/2016
Rebound From Rejection: How to Use Failure as a Motivator

Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, and Walt Disney: What do these names have in common? You may immediately think of the word "visionaries" or perhaps "famous," "wealthy," or "successful." But these notable names and their famous success stories are all rooted in one common theme, and that theme - oddly enough - is failure.

The Local Lifestyle
07/27/2016
10 Confidence Tips That'll Change How You View Yourself

Some days, you feel like you can handle anything... and other days, well, not so much. If you're having one of the latter, it's time to boost your self-esteem with a few confidence tips from some very-confident folks. Okay, I'm not talking about turning into Cersei Lannister.

The Local Lifestyle
07/15/2016
Summer Reading Essentials: 10 New Books to Buy Now

It's been a couple of months now since I picked up a new book, so I'm definitely feeling the need to do some summer reading. If you're searching for your next literary escape, too, rest assured that this season has some super-promising novels on the horizon.

Datemypet
Animal-Friendly Hobbies for Couples

Lucky you - you've found someone amazing who shares your love of movies, has a great sense of humor, and adores animals. If you're running out of date night ideas and have explored every romantic outing, why not embark on some philanthropy as a couple, especially if it incorporate hobbies you already enjoy?

Datemypet
4 Tips for a First Date

First dates have the potential to change our lives. I realize that if you're currently preparing for one, I probably just made your stomach flip, and for that I apologize! The best way to enter into a first date is to relax, so forget the whole life-changing aspect.

Datemypet
Five Life Lessons Learned From Cats and Relationships

When I first met my boyfriend, Christopher, five years ago, I had only one pair of flat shoes - scuffed boots from college. Thinking back on my undergraduate experience, I doubt I even wore them 10 times, as high heels carried most of my journeys to and from class unless an inch of ice coated the campus, at which point I relied on a wedge.

Gold and Girl
06/23/2015
Young Volunteers Brighten Lives of Nursing Home Residents

Actress Bette Davis famously stated that, "Old age is no place for sissies." It's hard to disagree with her sentiments; aging is an experience wrought with loss, and seniors are oftentimes devalued and forgotten by a society they once nurtured and shaped.

Zenni Optical
06/03/2015
Kids Survey Results

Recently, we invited our customers to participate in a survey about kids’ frames, and we were thrilled to receive almost 2,000 responses! We always like to hear your feedback, because it helps us continually improve the products we offer to better suit your needs. In honor of International Children’s Day, we’re unveiling a brand new Zenni Kids portal on June 1st with your insights in mind. We can’t wait to share it with you, but – first things first – the survey results!

design district
07/25/2016
5 Things You MUST Do in Hollywood - design district

Lights, camera... action! There's no place on Earth quite like Hollywood, California. From movie stars and red carpet premieres to historic landmarks, there's truly something here for everyone. We're shining a spotlight on the City of Angels and its most famous attractions. If you're planning a trip to Tinseltown, visit these five must-see locations.

The Local Lifestyle
06/17/2016
Our Favorite "Dad-isms": Helpful Advice From Our Fathers

It's been said that, "Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad." If you're lucky enough to have your dad in your life still, oh how I envy you. I lost mine less than four months ago, and losing him meant losing my biggest fan, my trusted advisor, and my very best friend.

Design District
07/05/2016
5 Reasons to Visit Mexico City - Dot & Bo

It's finally summer, i.e. the season to pack your bags and make your great escape to a destination far, far away. If you're still searching for a wanderlust-worthy destination, we recommend giving Mexico City a try. This bustling capital is an artist's paradise as well as a regular source of inspiration for our design collections, ...

The Local Lifestyle
05/19/2016
5 Crockpot Recipes That'll Make Tonight's Dinner a Breeze

Let's face the facts: Cooking is stressful. There's all the grocery shopping, the prep work, the timing... and don't even get us started on the clean up. Save yourself some major time and hassle by pulling out your trusted crockpot. We've gathered up a few easy crockpot recipes to help you feed your family without pulling your hair out.

The Local Lifestyle
05/30/2016
True Grit: The Scientifically Proven Way to Achieve Your Goals

Take a brief moment to picture what success looks like to you. Did you imagine a man in a suit and tie or a Hollywood starlet making her red-carpet entrance? We tend to associate success with factors like intelligence, good looks, money, and charm, but according to psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth, there's something much more basic that helps determine a person's potential for long-term success...

The Local Lifestyle
05/17/2016
Holy Matrimony: 2016's Most Popular Wedding Trends

Something borrowed, something blue, something old, and something... new! Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to partner timeless style with modern-day inspiration. If you're looking for a unique way to upgrade the occasion, we've taken note of the most creative and original summertime wedding trends - all of which will make you want to say, "I do."

The Local Lifestyle
06/02/2016
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous: The Most Spoiled Hollywood Pets

It's hard not to get a little jealous of the lifestyles of Hollywood's biggest stars, from their fancy sports cars to their sizable wardrobes and lavish beauty treatments. But behind every awesome A-lister is a pet getting some ridiculously good treats of their own.

The Local Lifestyle
04/06/2016
5 Surprising Benefits of Houseplants

Here's an interesting fact to consider: On average, Americans spend 90% of our time indoors, which is a shocking number when you think about it. All the natural beauty surrounding us and yet we limit ourselves to the confines of walls.

Journey and Soul
06/11/2015
DIY Ideas for Remembering Your Travels

The time has finally arrived for your annual vacation, and what better way to commemorate your globetrotting adventures than with a DIY craft to preserve all those keepsakes you collected along the way. Shadowbox Source: Pinterest Rather than stashing your travel keepsakes in a shoebox and forgetting about them entirely, why not utilize a shadowbox to showcase memories of your adventures in a decorative format?

Allnaturaldaily
05/06/2015
Benefits of Starting Your Day with Warm Lemon Water

No one wants to give up that morning coffee, but when it comes to making healthier decisions, you might want to consider adding some warm lemon water to your morning routine. Touted by celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Lauren Conrad as a type of beauty elixir, this easy-to-prepare morning ritual offers a wide range of health benefits.

The Local Lifestyle
04/08/2016
10 Tasty Seasonal Foods to Add to Your Grocery List

We all know that a key component to healthy living is proper nutrition, and that means eating your fruits and vegetables. One of the most important considerations, though, is knowing which seasonal foods to buy (because eating bitter fruit or wilted greens isn't pleasurable no matter how big of a health nut you are).

The Local Lifestyle
01/19/2016
Come on, Get Crafty: 8 Crafts to Try in the New Year

January is undoubtedly the month for big changes... some that stick and some that last all of two seconds. But when it comes to making resolutions for the new year ahead, why not choose something you'll actually enjoy? There are countless opportunities for DIY crafts worth trying, and getting crafty sure beats a juice cleanse.

The Music Spoon
03/25/2015
St. Vincent Deluxe Reissue

American singer Annie Clark (known by the collective masses as St. Vincent) released her fourth album, self-titled St. Vincent, last year to unanimous critical acclaim. The well-received collection even went on to earn the talented musician a Grammy award for Best Alternative Music Album and was named one of the top 10 albums of the year by Entertainment Weekly.

The Local Lifestyle
04/18/2016
Don't Stress! 5 Quotes to Inspire Your Inner Calm

Just as you've finally finished paying off your bills from the holiday gift-giving season, here comes tax season and bikini season to make you regret all the stress eating you did in the meantime. Let's face it: No matter what time of year it is, there's usually something that has our stomachs in knots.

Datemypet
5 Steps to Overcoming Relationship Communication Barriers

Couples inevitably encounter communication hiccups along the way, whether they're newly dating or celebrating decades together. These missteps are difficult to maneuver and require conscious efforts from both partners. Remembering the following tips will prove helpful in those eventual disagreements: 1.

Zenni Optical
12/31/2015
Most Popular Glasses In 2015 By Region!

It's a big world out there, but when it comes to great taste in eyewear, it's apparently a small world after all! We're taking a look at the top-selling Zenni frames from all across the globe to give you an idea of what's stylish and trending worldwide.

Soul Advice
Five Ways a Pet Can Improve Your Life

Charles Schulz famously said that "happiness is a warm puppy," and the creator of "Peanuts" made an excellent point. Our animal companions are a source of great comfort and joy, and their presence in our lives has incredible benefits. Stress Reduction Researchers have noted a positive correlation between owning pets and lower levels of stress.

Zenni Optical
10/27/2015
DIY Pumpkin Bats

Pumpkin decorations and Halloween go together like... pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Or pumpkin spice and lattes. You get the picture - this season is all about pumpkin everything! But if you're looking for a twist on the standard orange decor, we have a spooky and clever DIY solution.

All Natural Daily
03/04/2015
Five Quick and Healthy Quinoa Lunches

Quinoa is the ideal grain to incorporate into your daily diet. Packed with protein and easily used in place of starchy rice and pasta, it's the perfect addition to a healthy and nutritious lunch. Protein keeps you filling fuller for longer, so add this healthy grain to a salad base of dark leafy greens for a serious energy boost.

The Local Lifestyle
04/22/2016
Down-to-Earth Day: 8 Lazy Ways to Save the Planet

Okay, let's just admit it: Celebrating Earth Day can seem a little intimidating. It conjures up images of daily recycling, planting trees, or renovating your entire home with green-energy solutions. Whew. Instead of getting overwhelmed with countless ways to save the planet, why not go a simpler route and choose just one?

All Natural Daily
06/11/2015
Is Organic Food Actually Better?

A great deal of emphasis has been placed on eating organically, and many consumers wonder if the benefits of organic food are truly worth the higher grocery store prices. Nutritionists and scientists have differing viewpoints on this issue, and there are multiple factors to consider when making this choice for yourself and your family.

The Local Lifestyle
02/02/2016
6 Daily Musts for Your Mind, Body, and Soul

It's been said that the key to change is found within our daily routines. If you're hoping for a new year, new you, then it pays to incorporate a few everyday musts that can have a major impact on your overall happiness and well-being. And don't worry. I'm not talking about 5 A.M.

The Local Lifestyle
04/12/2016
Bug Off: A Guide to Natural Insect Repellents

We've all seen the countless news reports surfacing about the dangers of the Zika virus, so it's only natural that the fear of mosquitoes is on the rise as we move into the warmer months ahead. One of the other concerns many people share, however, is that traditional bug sprays are often loaded with unhealthy chemicals.

The Local Lifestyle
02/08/2016
A (Sexy) Spotlight on the All-Time Greatest Leading Men

We know their names, we love their movies, and they all give us plenty of reasons to appreciate the opposite sex. Hollywood's leading men are so charismatic that it's tough to narrow them down to a top 10 list, but in honor of Valentine's Day, here's a who's who of the all-time most lovable male actors alongside their best romantic performances.

The Local Lifestyle
05/13/2016
13 Terrifying Scary Movies for Your Friday the 13th

May 13th is the only Friday the 13th we'll see this year, so scary-movie fans will want to spend it accordingly. We're taking a look at some of the most scary movies of all time. From horror-film classics to a few recent thrillers and gems, these flicks are sure to make you jump a time or two.

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