Subscription boxes are the gift that truly keeps on giving. Whether they're a gift from mom or a treat for yourself, there's nothing better than the monthly jolt of happiness when you come home to the box, bag or plain brown package containing a surprise curated just for you.
There are lots of things to love about the summer months, but the extra heat, humidity and sunshine can really wreck havoc on your beauty routine.
Monthly subscription box services -- for everything from makeup to wine -- have been popping up everywhere lately. It seems we adults have been searching for socially appropriate ways to receive frequent gifts ever since we cashed the last check from Grandma after college graduation. My favorite iteration of this trend? Monthly clothing rental services that allow me to try out new designer styles without bankrupting myself.
If you're a teenager or the parent of a teenager, you're well aware that it's prom season.
DIY can be a fun way to add a personal touch to your life and save money in the process, but before you drop everything to bust out a Pinterest-perfect project, take a moment to consider your options.
Congratulations! You're engaged! The easy part is over--you found someone to spend the rest of your life with--now you have just few short months to plan a wedding, and perhaps most importantly, find a dress that makes you look like the queen you are without bankrupting yourself.
Oh say, can you see, in malls and on websites, the star-spangled signs for Presidents' Day sales? Most major retailers would have you believe that the sales this weekend are too big to miss, but that's not entirely true.
Winter certainly has its charms, but it really does a number on my beauty routine. As much as I appreciate picturesque snowfalls and any excuse to expand my collection of snappy wool coats, my cracked lizard skin, chapped lips and dry hair aren't fun to deal with day in and day out.
I haven't always been short. When I was in fifth grade I was one of the tallest kids in my class. Not just one of the tallest girls, one of the tallest out of everyone. When we were teenagers, my little brother used to pound on his chest and ask, "Who am I? I am Courtney in fifth grade!" I was really small when I was a tot, then grew a lot in middle school, then I just stopped.
Winter is almost here, but we're choosing to stay positive about the upcoming weather. After all, there are several things we enjoy about this season: drinking new varieties of flavored coffee, watching the leaves change, and cozying up with an electric blanket, to name a few. At the top of MY list is picking out a cute new winter jacket.