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Because it’s Wednesday & We All Need Hump Day Inspiration

11:41 AM

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This morning as I was driving into work this song by Baz Luhrmann came on the radio. I haven't heard it since high school and it instantly brought a smile to my tired face.

For those of you who aren't familiar with Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen, here's a little background: In 1997, columnist Mary Schmich wrote an essay for the Chicago Tribune giving much-needed life advice to youths. The advice from this famous essay serve as the lyrics to Luhrmann's song.

Take an extra five minutes out of your day to listen to this song. It's some of the best life advice I've ever heard. Of course, never take anything for granted. I hope this gets you through the rest of your workweek.

Happy Hump Day, everyone!

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Mindy Kaling Scores Her First Major Fashion Magazine Cover!

11:16 AM

One of the funniest women on the small screen landed her first major fashion magazine cover! Fashionable star and creator of The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling, is gracing ELLE's annual Women in TV issue. Her best friend/ex-boyfriend BJ Novak says of Mindy, “She’s a gangster and guys respond to that. This is not a girl who waits by the phone. This is a girl who picks up the phone and calls whoever she wants.” (more…)

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The Beauty Department Breaks Down the Bun

11:10 AM

One of my favorite beauty blogs The Beauty Department posted an amazing tutorial to take your prim work bun into a full-out party bun. In my opinion, buns are (or should be!) a go-to hairstyle for every girl. Think about it: you're rushing and don't have time to wash and style your hair. What's better than throwing it up in a sleek sock bun, messy bun or top knot? Nothing!

Head over to The Beauty Department to check out the full tutorial.

What's your go-to hairstyle?

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DIY to Try: Coconut & Lavender Body Scrub

10:29 AM

Nothing is worse than having dry, irritated skin especially during the colder months. Every girl wants her skin to be smooth to the touch and look radiant. When I came across this do-it-yourself body scrub by LEAF I immediately had to share. Sure, there are tons and tons of body scrubs we can find in stores but sometimes it's nice to make an all-natural, homemade version for yourself instead of picking it off a shelf.

Learn how to make your own coconut and lavender body scrub minimal ingredients. Besides smelling amazing, this scrub will leave your skin soft and smooth. It also makes for a great gift. Here's what you'll need: (more…)

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A Look Back at Last Night’s Emmy Awards

11:21 AM

Let me start by saying: this picture by Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann perfectly sum up the Emmy Awards last night. The over-three-hour show was not the greatest, in my opinion, and could have been a tad more entertaining.

My three favorite parts of the show were 1. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler telling Neil Patrick Harris to twerk while shoving their faces with popcorn. 2. Will Ferrel bringing his kids out on stage in a t-shirt and shorts to announce the final two awards and 3. Breaking Bad finally winning for Outstanding Drama Series, which was so well-deserved.

Although the overall show wasn't the best, there was some great fashion and that's all that counts right? Check out the gallery after the jump for red carpet galore. (more…)

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Fashion Week Through a Model’s Eyes Isn’t as Glamorous as You’d Think

10:53 AM

Whenever I think of Fashion Week, I picture gorgeous models strutting their stuff down long runways showcasing beautifully crafted garments. I tend to forget, as I'm sure others do, that these models have to endure grueling hours of castings, fittings, hair and makeup, etc. Although the finished result is stunning, it's hard to believe what models go through to walk the Fashion Week runway hoping to land a big campaign. Reading through the Huffington Post, I came across an interesting article about one model who almost lost a job because of her birth control. I repeat: birth control. (more…)

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To Make Your Thursday Better: Mean Girls Meets Disney

10:18 AM

As I was reading my daily dose of Cupcakes and Cashmere I came across this amazing YouTube video of the Disney Princesses “acting out” the preview to Mean Girls. I'm sure as with most girls, there are two things in life that are a necessity:

  1. 1. Quoting Mean Girls on a daily basis
  2. 2. Feeling as if you have a personal relationship with every Disney Princess because, of course, we grew up together. For the record, Belle and Jasmine are my two favorite!

I may be late to the game in seeing this amazing video, but I had to share anyway. After all, nothing is better than Mean Girls and Disney Princesses!

Who's your favorite Disney Princess?

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[Confused] Reactions to the MTV Video Music Awards

12:20 PM

My Sunday evening was dedicated to the interesting events that took place at the MTV Video Music Awards…minus the hour I took to watch Breaking Bad. I'm so very grateful for the hour-long, necessary break that kept me jaw-dropped, gasping at my TV (the BB fans know what I'm talking about) and no, not because of Miley Cyrus.

As I sat and watched the VMA's with my parents, who were as confused as I was, I can only imagine the look on my face the entire time, minus the *NSYNC reunion, naturally. Here are some of my thoughts of last night's show. (more…)

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*NSYNC Set to Reunite at MTV VMA’s!

11:10 AM

Could it be true?! My inner 90s child is jumping for joy at the fact beloved *NSYNC may be reuniting on stage at Sunday's MTV VMA Awards! According to the New York Post, the band will do a special performance together and join Justin Timberlake as he receives the coveted Michel Jackson Video Vanguard Award. (more…)

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Must Be 18 or Over…To Buy Nail Polish Remover?

9:59 AM

It's not unusual to hear that you need to be of a certain age or older to purchase cigarettes, alcohol and other obvious items. It makes sense to have an age limit regarding alcohol/cigarettes because, clearly, we don't want young teens waltzing into a store buying cases of beer and cartons of cigarettes However, should there really be an age limit on buying nail polish remover?

It's been reported by the New York Post and various online sources that CVS drugstores will be asking for proper identification when purchasing a bottle (note: there is a two bottle per-day limit) of acetone nail polish remover. (more…)

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