7 Lipsticks To Bring Out Your Inner Vampire


By De Elizabeth

Lipstick (and, let’s face it, makeup in general) can sometimes become a bit of a habit. It’s part of so many of our morning routines. We apply our light nude matte before going out to work, or dab a pale gloss after lunch. While day makeup is essential (for some), it’s not always the most exciting. Sometimes you just need a ~*fun*~ lip color. Luckily, dark lips are allllll the rage this season.  Continue reading

5 Reasons “Bad” Moms Are Winning


By Eliza David

Women are bombarded with images of motherhood and it all starts during childhood. From the very first stuffed animal tucked into our beds at night to watching our own moms make the impossible happen, women are taught that mothers “do it all” with little to no effort. It’s easy, flawless, and natural, we’re told. As we become adults, some of us become conditioned to this ideal. Continue reading

Reminder: We’re All Fighting Battles

Be Kind

By Kate

Sometimes with all the “big” things happening in the world, I forget that people are all struggling with “little” things too. Let me rephrase that, I forget that other people are dealing with those things. I’m well aware of my own personal battles, my day in and day out stresses, the worries that keep me up at night, and the insecurities I hold. I feel my own symptoms of anxiety and I know the things I fear most. So, it’s easy for me to live in two worlds: the big world, the one that’s featured on the nightly news and read about in the Daily Skimm, and the small world: aka my world. Continue reading

What Budgeting Means In 2016


By Christine McClean

This year has been cataclysmic. America is experiencing one of its most eventful elections in history. Britain has made the shocking decision to leave the European Union (EU). Terrorist attacks seem to be becoming commonplace. Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm and changed the face of the gaming landscape. The list is endless. Quite a few of the changes that have occurred, or will soon occur, have profound impact on the way we live and do business. Continue reading

This Is The One Question You Need To Ask Yourself Before Voting Third Party In November


By De Elizabeth

I find that it’s important to start this article by saying I’m not the type of person who writes articles like this. I’ve never considered myself super political. Sure, I have always cared about voting, and I’ve known that it’s important, but I never did anything beyond just go to the polls in November to cast my vote. I followed the primaries in 2008 and I was excited to vote for Obama, and was equally enthusiastic to re-elect him in 2012. But that’s all that drove me – excitement and optimism. And those feelings didn’t motivate me to do anything else beyond “just vote.”

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Adding Light To Life’s Heaviness

All You Need Is Love

By De and Kate

Between acts of violence, the current political landscape, polarizing viewpoints, their resulting actions, and everyday tragedies, the weight of events happening in our nation and our world can be emotionally overwhelming to say the least. While we’re all for being informed and aware of what’s happening around us, sometimes we crave a break. We need a moment to close out of all tabs, turn off the news, and remember that life isn’t all bad.

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Summertime Sips: Reviewing The Starbucks “Secret” Rainbow Drinks


By De and Kate

Chances are, you’ve heard the social media whispers of Starbucks’ Secret Menu. And if you haven’t yet, allow us to introduce you to the coffeehouse world of Narnia. Word to the wise, the entire menu can be a bit overwhelming at first glance, with its Marshmallow Dream Bar Frappuccino and its White Chocolate Cinnamon Chai Latte (say that five times fast). So, we decided to start simple, by tasting – and reviewing – the rainbow of Starbucks’ Secret Tea Menu.

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Our Favorite Disney Channel Original Movies


By De and Kate

Former Disney channel star and current member of Taylor Swift’s squad, Selena Gomez, turns 24 today. Since our love for celeb culture started young with boy bands, our first Teen People magazine subscription, and Disney Channel Original Movies that eventually starred the birthday girl herself, we figured it’s only appropriate to celebrate with a roundup of our all-time favorite DCOMs. Permission granted to take a break from whatever political piece you’re reading or more important task you’re completing and join us on this quick stroll down memory lane. Continue reading