If you’re trying to lose weight this summer (or maybe just shed the couple of pounds that barbecue season always seems to pack on…), here’s a tip: Try thinking back on what you had for lunch when you sit down for dinner. Research shows that you’ll consume 10 percent less than you normally would. You see, unless we make a […]
Amusement parks scream summertime fun, but they can really wear your wallet thin. With steeply priced entrance tickets (some cost as much as $80!), meals, and maybe a souvenir or two, you’re looking at one expensive trip. Here’s how to avoid the financial roller coaster:
There’s nothing better than an ice cold beverage at the end of a long, hot day. Round the evening out with a minty mojito, or get inspired to put a spin on the classic with these creative variations.
When your favorite nail polish starts to get thick and clumpy, don’t toss the bottle. Prolong the color’s shelf life by adding a few drops of clear polish.
Need your daily dose of caffeine on a hot summer morning? If there’s no iced coffee on hand, no problem. With a cocktail shaker and a few ingredients, it’s easy to whip up a frothy, evenly blended beverage that tastes like it came straight from the coffee shop.
One of the best things about the summertime is paring down your makeup bag. Since it’s the one time of year you’re supposed to look fresh-faced and undone, take advantage and pare your makeup bag down to an under-eye concealer, a cream blush, mascara, and a nude lip color. Need help selecting the right nude? Makeup artist Tanya Rae shares her expert tips:
The age-old maxim about wearing all jewelry in the same metal tone (i.e. – silver with silver, or gold with gold) also applies to those metallic shoes that are so on-trend right now. Pair silver heels with silver statement earrings, and gold with a bold gold-tone cuff or necklace. MIA “Edie” flat, $59.95; nordstrom.com.
Just a spoonful of simple syrup is all you need to sweeten your favorite lemonade or tea. Rather than reaching for the sugar bowl, which can leave sandy granules at the bottom of the glass, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of simple syrup for every teaspoon of sugar you’d normally use.
If you’re buying wedding presents and hostess gifts this summer (who isn’t?), here’s a useful piece of advice: Give a single gift (like a vase, or a mixer, or even a check), and leave off the fun extra doodad (think: the flower frog, the cheap picture frame, the spatula). Why? According to a study in the Journal of Consumer Research, the recipient of […]