After months (has it only been a matter of months?) of being cooped up indoors and battered by an unceasing cavalcade of blizzards, the earth is finally starting to thaw. You can take a breath outdoors without feeling like you’re ...
I have a friend who proudly waltzes around in her mink coat each winter, without caring one bit if she’s less than politically correct. It’s a family heirloom, she says, inherited from her grandmother, so obviously the minks were already dead long before she wore it. Anyway, she reasons, it’s the only coat she owns, so she has no choice. I believe she just secretly loves how gorgeous and warm the fur is, and who wouldn’t? Luckily, for those of us who want the luxurious look of fur without peeving PETA, faux fur options are more plentiful than ever.
Life can get depressing when you make your morning commute in the dark AM hours, and by the time you clock out from work the sun has set. For a few months each year we’re pretty much shrouded in darkness, and it takes more than sunlight away. The winter season blues can lead us to participate in activities that seem to make things better (like binge drinking), but will actually just make us feel worse in the long run. Here are some healthy tricks that will help you put that smile back on your face, even if it is too dark outside for anyone to notice.
Every year you tell yourself that next year will be different as you scramble through the mall full of tired and cranky last-minute holiday shoppers, and yet somehow you end up bobbing and weaving your way through the obstacle course known as “the mall” year after year. You can stop the madness now. Here’s a plethora of thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list that you can order online right now, no search for a parking spot necessary.
Holidays got you down? If you’re sick and tired of all the crass commercialism and just not feeling the festive spirit this year, then maybe you should take a page from Frank Costanza’s book and join me in celebrating a different kind of holiday - a Festivus for the rest of us!
You’ve popped the champagne, toasted to the new year and made a few mental resolutions that you may or may not keep. But unless you arrived with a gift perfect for the host or hostess of the evening, you haven’t quite done the job right. Here are some creative gifts for the host that won’t kill your bank account.
Your holiday budget unfortunately does not account for glamorous party dresses and those killer Louboutins you’ve been eyeing for years. That doesn’t mean that you can’t look fabulous when the occasion calls for it. Here is how to achieve a drop-dead glam look on a budget.
Winter can wreak havoc on your skin: colder temperatures, wind, snow and artificial heat can all rob skin of its natural moisture. As a result, winter skin – particularly the skin on our face and hands - is more likely to be dry, irritated and red.
According to WebMD.com, it's important to make sure that your skin is appropriately shielded from the cold with gloves and scarves. You may also want to use a humidifier at night to help keep your skin soft. And, of course, you'll want to bump up your usual skincare routine. But you don't need to spend a lot of extra time and money on your skin to keep it glowing and healthy all season long.
‘Tis the season to host a gaggle of out-of-towners as you celebrate the holidays the way they were meant to be – with loved ones! Your guest rooms are probably all set up, but they’re missing one important item: a welcoming goodie bag. I know, I know, you’ve already got enough on your plate, but these are super easy to put together and will leave enough cash leftover to buy that 25 pound turkey you’ll be serving as a holiday meal.