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13 Hairstyle Ideas For Date Night

Although I’ve lived with my partner for a couple of years, I still can’t get enough date nights. It’s so fun to get a little dressed up and head to a new place (or an old favorite). Sometimes changing up the little details is a great way to keep the butterflies and the spark alive—even if it’s just a new outfit or hairstyle for the occasion. Here are a few different styles to try for your next date night…

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Back To School Shopping List: College Dorm Room Edition

As August gets closer, more and more stores are sending out back to school flyers and magazines reminding us that the summer is almost over! Even though I’m sad to see it go I am so excited to get back to school.

Whether you are living in a dorm room, an apartment or a rental house, back to school shopping is a must. From books to storage there are a lot of things a student needs. Check out these must buys for back to school and get ready to sink back into the collegiate lifestyle.

Storage is very limited while you are away at school, especially if you are living in a dorm room. You will most likely need to think of out of the box ways to keep your room neat, organized and be able to fit all your things. 

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18 Products To Boost Your Summer Face Game

It’s easy to fall into the habit of a steadfast summer beauty routine. Let’s face it: summer is in full swing and there are cookouts to hit up, festivals to frolic at and late night adventures to be had! It’s easy to unknowingly get into the groove of applying the same products on the daily because you’ve got other things on your mind. Don’t get stuck on repeat with your summer beauty regimen! Refreshing your routine with a few of the season’s most choice beauty trends will keep your face fabulous and on point…

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Berry Blush

This summer, try swapping out your traditional delicate pink blush for a cheek-enhancing berry-hued blush!  Indulgent berry shades give you a deeper, alluring flush that won’t fall flat. Natural, no-fuss faces are the name of the game this season and simple changes can make a big statement. The world of berry blushes offer up an excellent selection and makes for a universally-flattering group of blushes. Great for any occasion, you can even use your berry tone to subtly contour for a little extra dimension.

To achieve this natural aesthetic, start with a few light dots or a swipe (depending on if you are using a cream or powder blush) at the top of the apples of your cheek and blend it out in a circular, upward motion. Don’t extend the color too far down, you want to begin your blush application where color naturally occurs.

1.  Clinique Cheek Pop in Berry Pop | 2. Milani Baked Blush in Berry Amore | 3. Lancome Blush Subtil in Plum | 4. Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush in Blissful  

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7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Transferring Schools

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My college experience has not been at all what I anticipated. I expected to be like everyone I’ve met who goes to college, or anyone who I’ve seen on TV and movies. I expected to apply to several selective liberal art schools, get into a few, choose where I want to go, study abroad for a semester or two and graduate within four years. All while choosing a major that speaks to me, building up my resume, going out every weekend and definitively stating on graduation day: “These were the best four years of my life.”

I don’t think I’ve achieved many of the goals I set out for myself as a 16-year-old. I did apply to selective liberal arts schools, and I got into a few. I chose the school that I thought best suited my needs — an active social life, a variety of humanities majors and opportunities to study abroad. But as I began my life at school, I realized that I had no idea what I wanted out of my college experience—all I knew was that my school was not the right place for me.

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The Ultimate Hair Removal Product Guide

Proper grooming is essential when trying to achieve smooth legs, a hairless down-under, or shapely brows (I’m all about strong eyebrow game). Below is a head-to-toe hair removal product guide, ranging from inexpensive to the more costly.

E X F O L I A T I N G   S C R U B S

You always want to exfoliate skin with salt or sugar scrubs before shaving. Indulge your senses with Sabon Body Scrub ($33), which comes in a variety of fragrances including lemon mint, vanilla coconut and delicate jasmine. Lush Ocean Salt ($21.95-$35.95) is a face and body scrub that works to unclog pores of impurities with the cleansing effect of lime and vodka as well as lift dead cells, leaving a fresh layer of skin. Bliss Hot Salt Scrub ($38) is applied on dry skin and washed off in the shower, as the self-heating formula hydrates with key ingredients: glycerin and algae extract. Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish ($65) sweetens up any bath time with exfoliating sugar crystals. Treat yourself to Tocca Esfoliante Da Corpo ($32), a line of gentle scrubs that combine scents of Southern Italy, Corsica and other areas of the Mediterranean. A mix between a scrub and a sudsy body wash, Bliss Sugar Scrub ($36) bursts with a citrusy blood orange tang and notes of white pepper.

1. Sabon Body Scrub | 2. Lush Ocean Salt | 3. Bliss Hot Salt Scrub | 4. Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish | 5. Tocca Esfoliante Da Corpo | 6. Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Sugar Scrub

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5 Looks For 5 Summer Weddings

Deciding what to wear to a wedding can be pretty tough. Luckily, the theme and setting of the wedding can play a huge role in deciding what to wear, and can help you narrow down your choice of dress.

Here are five common summer wedding settings and some easy, no-fuss options that are versatile enough to wear for a wedding, reception or even re-vamped for a summer get-together!

T H E   T R A D I T I O N A L  W E D D I N G

This gown might be from Target, but it is truly elegant as any other (at a completely affordable price). I love downplaying the color of the accessories and nail polish when wearing a bright, solid dress.

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10 Bold Beach Towels To Buy

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The end of July may be nearing, but summer is definitely not over yet! In honor of sand, sun, surf and the shore, here are ten bold beach towels to buy for the final stretch of the season…

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