The outfits for the spunky character, Jess, on New Girl are always so cute and put together! Here’s our version of one of those outfits! XO Kelly
These fail-safe sunless tanning products want you to stay golden, Ponyboy.
by: Jamie deGraaf
Oompa loompa doompadee doo. I almost joined in the singing of my ninth grade music appreciation class until I looked around a realized everyone was looking at me…and my radiant melon complexion. That night I scoured my body with lemon juice and swore off spray tans.
That was 2007. Since then, sun tan alternatives, as well as my relationship with them, have come a long way. No, I haven’t had the nerve to get another spray tan, but as a freckled fair-skinner in a lifelong pursuit of keeping up with my bronzed friends, I have done my share of dabbling with the tan in a can.
If you’re headed down the sunless tanning road for the first time, hooray for you—just say no to scary UV. But it can be daunting to know what is what amid all of the product options; I’ve had my share of beach days with streaky legs and dates with orange palms. Here’s a list of my favorite products to aid in navigating the sun-free glow; take it from a self-proclaimed pale girl.
Tricks of the Trade
• Prime application time for a sunless tanning product is post-shower when skin is clean and exfoliated. Using a non-oil based exfoliant will slough off the dead skin and ensure a natural even color—avoid oil-bases.
• Thoroughly moisturize your skin before applying. If your skin is dry, it will drink up the sunless tanning product and will result in uneven color.
• When it comes to lotions and foams, rub the product on in a circular motion to avoid streaking. Use a light hand when it comes to knuckles, elbows, knees, ankles and in between fingers and toes—these dry areas will absorb quickly and leave you with orange joints.
• Keep things natural—apply more product to the top of the arms and less to the underside to mimic a real life sun tan.
• Yes, the product will stain everywhere you don’t want it to. Wash your hands immediately after, because no matter what Yahoo Answers says, lemon juice doesn’t cut the mustard. Pay special attention to around finger nails.
• After application, hang out in the buff for a few, maximizing dry time so as to not smear the product or stain your clothing.
• Steer clear of showering or swimming or getting caught in a rain storm for a least three hours post-application to avoid a dripping tan.
Jergens Natural Glow Express Body Moisturizer: $8, Target, Meijer, CVS
This lotion achieves best results when applied gradually over the course of three days, but will still do the job for a one time quick application. It’s composed of a blend of skin tone-specific color enhancers: dihydroxyacetone (DHA) and erythrulose which deepen skin color through chemical reactions. It also contains anti-oxidants and moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin, petrolatum and mineral oil.
Jergens Natural Glow Foaming Daily Moisturizer: $9: Target, Meijer, CVS
This daily moisturizer is for those looking for a subtle constant glow. The non-greasy foam dries in seconds so there is no need to lock yourself in the bathroom and find things to pick and pluck while it absorbs. The skin-darkening formula develops a natural even color—just make sure to shake the bottle well before use.
Neutrogena MicroMist Airbrush Sunless Tan: $11, Meijer, Target, CVS
The airbrush spray is great for those not trying to get their hands dirty. The mist covers evenly when held about six inches from the body and keeping the can in constant motion. Ideally, this is a no-rub application process, but you may find you have to even out areas at the end of your strokes by hand. The product is oil free, won’t clog your pores and dries in less than five minutes.
Kardashian Glamour Tan: $34, Sephora
If Kim Kardashian gets her flawless russet glow from this bottle, I figured I try it too. The gel is non-streaking, non-staining and results are noticeable after 24 hours. The formula contains antioxidants and vitamins C, D and E. It’s the only self-tanner containing imudulin, an ingredient that stimulates vitamin D synthesis to lessen the appearance of those crow’s feet you may have acquired before switching from fake n’ baking.
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Peppermint Chocolate Cupcake RecipeIngredients:1/2 cup softened butter (unsalted)generous 1/2 cup superfine sugar2 eggs, lightly beaten1/4 teaspoon of peppermint oilgenerous 3/4 cup self rising flour2 tbsp unsweetned cocoa powder1tbsp milk
…And Frightful it is. It’s getting to be that time of the year where the chimneys start smoking and oversized sweaters become your number one friend. So it’s time to warm up and make some comfort food. We are in the prime season for hearty vegetables and the fall/winter offers a bounty of them. This time the vegetable of choice is butternut squash!
The recipe down below is super easy and makes you feel like a regular chef! The organization I’m apart of at my University hosted a “Cooking the basics” event, and this soup was a hit with the students that attended and had to cook it!
Butternut Squash Soup
Makes 4 Servings
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 25 mins
- 1½ tablespoons of butter
- ½ onion, sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
- ½ butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 4 cups of chicken stock
- ½ cube of chicken bouillon
- 1 pinch of ground cumin
- 1 pinch of ground allspice
- salt and black ground pepper to taste
1 Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat
2 Cook the onion, garlic, and thyme in the hot butter until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes.
3 Add the squash and chicken stock
4 Bring to a simmer and cook until the squash is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
5 Crumble the bouillon into the soup. Season with cumin, allspice, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat.
6 Pour the soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway.
7 Hold the lid of the blender in place with a kitchen towel and carefully start the blender using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree.
8 Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a serving bowl. Alternately, you can use a stick blender and puree the soup in the pot.
Carly Bossert, Health & Fitness Contributor
Education: Rutgers University, Nutritional Sciences, Digital Media
Meet: Samantha Aller
School: Rutgers University
Q: Before we go into your describing your style, let’s get to know more about you. Tell me about your leadership roles and organizations that you’re involved with at Rutgers.
A: “I am Executive Vice President of the International Association of Business Communicators, Event Coordinator of the Association of Women in Communications, and Publicity Chairperson of the Rutgers Fashionista’s.”
Q: That’s amazing! I’m sure you have a lot on your plate. Tell me, what are some goals you are presently trying to accomplish, and what have you accomplished thus far? It can be anything from school, work, or personally related.
A: “Right now to graduate with honors and get a full time job in the entertainment business. My accomplishments….I, along with a good friend of mine, am heading the marketing aspects of a new company called Juicetank which helps fuel start-up companies. I’m really excited because being a senior in a college with 50,000 smart kids and getting recognized for my perseverance is a huge deal for me. I’m going to be doing everything from creating marketing strategies for new products, to heading photo shoots, to planning events, everything that involves being innovative and creative. It’s my ideal startup job.”
Q: Wow! Anything else you have planned for the future?
A: “I want to rule the world. Just kidding (not really). Honestly, though I want to something that will inspire people. First off, I want to travel the world. Then I’d like to start my own marketing firm, open a lounge/club/bar, open a restaurant, start my own music production company, and start my own non-profit. I just want to do everything.”
Q: Seems like you’re on the right path! Now let’s get to the fun part! Can you describe your style?
A: “Oh boy, where do I begin? The best way I could describe my style is…I put things together that other people typically wouldn’t. I match things the way I see fit and I don’t care what anyone else thinks. I’ll wear anything from the most boho maxi dress with a studded denim vest and Minnetonka booties to the most chic ivory and black blazer with a chunky necklace, peplum blouse, and Kenneth Cole flats. Some days people tell me I’m a hippie, and some days people tell me I look modern chic. I dress in whatever makes me feel awesome.”
Q: What is a fashion staple in your wardrobe?
A: “My American Apparel brown circle scarf. It’s super chunky and warm so it’s perfect for the fall and winter seasons. It just makes everything look fun and cozy.”
Q: How has fashion influenced you?
A: “To me, clothes are pieces of art. It allows me to express myself in whichever way I’m feeling. It’s made me the strong being I am today. Because I can make such a statement with just the clothes I wear, I feel like a stronger woman. I have a strong personality, and I think fashion has allowed me to demonstrate that.”
Q: Anything you want to add on how fashion has played a role in your own confidence?
A: “Ohhhh girl, let me tell you! If my clothes are beautiful, I feel beautiful. Who can’t help but feel good about themselves when they’re wearing flattering clothes, or just an outfit that brightens their smile. Everyday I wake up excited to put together an outfit because I know it’s one part of my day that I’m completely in control of. It makes me feel great when I can effortlessly put together a great outfit. Every girl should wear what they feel great in and strut their stuff like they own it.”
Q: You have killer style Sammy, where do you love to shop and what is your favorite store?
A: “My mom’s attic! I always find the best stuff in suitcases full of her old clothes. That’s some real vintage for ya! Oh and SOHO in NY, all day everyday, so many boutiques to find amazing clothes and stands on the streets with tons of funky jewelry. I’m a huge fan of LF Stores. Not the most affordable place, but boy when they have their sales, I walk out with thee most unique pieces that I’m obsessed with. And I know I’m only supposed to pick one, but H&M is also my other obsession. I spend hours in their trying everything on, it’s thee best and most affordable for people trying to stay in style.”
Q: It’s hard being a college student, I mean being tight on money, and not always having time available for frequent shopping between classes, studying and extra curricular activities, how do you budget?
A: “I always make sure I save up money for every time I go shopping. If I see a watch or a bag I’ve been eyeing for a while, I’ll save up for it. And I always make sure to go to post-season sales. There’s so many great buys at the end of a season that will look just as amazing the next time around. I make sure I always get my money’s worth.”
Q: What is your life’s mantra? What are some tips you can give to other young women?
A: “If you’re dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough. As for tips, wear what shows your inner most beauty. Think about what pieces you love, not what you think everyone else will. Your clothes are yours and its the easiest way to show who you are. AND always, always, always look your best, you never know who you’re going to meet or run into.”
Healthier Chocolate Mousse
It’s getting to be that time of year again…the time of year where you just want to stay at home in your pajamas all day, curled up on the couch with your favorite comfort food and a great book or movie. This is a great recipe that will leave you feeling guilt-free! It’s a paleo recipe, which means it’s gluten free, wheat free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, and legume free.
1 can Trader Joe’s coconut cream
4 heaping tablespoons Enjoy Life chocolate chips*
2 tablespoons coconut sugar**
Unsweetened cocoa powder (optional-I added about a teaspoon, but you can add more for a darker chocolate flavor)
Scoop out all of the coconut cream and discard the liquid on the bottom of the can. Try not to get any of that liquid in your bowl. Add coconut sugar and mix with coconut cream. Then melt your chocolate chips in the microwave (a little bit at a time so it doesn’t burn!) As your chocolate is melting, get your electric mixer ready. You need to move quickly because if your coconut cream is cold the chocolate will start to harden again. Once chocolate is melted, pour into your coconut cream and mix with an electric mixer until it’s all as smooth as possible-it might look like there are specks, and that’s fine. It could be the coconut sugar and/or little specks of chocolate that have hardened (and that will taste awesome!) Divide into 4 bowls and chill in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes.
*Free of dairy allergies? Feel free to use your favorite chocolate, but note that in addition to dairy it may also contain soy.
**Honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup will also work, but may make the final product a little thinner.
This guest post was written + shared by the beautiful Eleni Chechopoulos, founder and creator of TheBaboo.com. Check our her website for her daily recipes and workout inspiration!
Education: San Francisco State University, Psychology
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September 11th, 2001— a date that will forever leave a mark on your chest if you’re an American. Eleven years have gone by, yet every year we all sit in reflection and ask ourselves,
“Where were you on September 11th?”
“What were you doing when the first plane crashed into the first tower?”
Meet Debbie Irwin, a mother and a wife from New York City who watched the towers fall. As a mother and a wife, she describes the fear and panic in bringing her family back together when just blocks away, began the next war on America. Debbie was kind enough to share her story with KHLOE yesterday. You can read our Q & A with her here:
Upon returning from China, I’ve been craving real Chinese food. None of that
Panda express or your local fried rice and lo mein place. Real stuff like manto, egg and
tomato, stir fried corn, and chicken feet (okay, maybe chicken feet a little less). I also
missed the way that Chinese food is served: with white rice, and maybe six dishes on a
lazy Susan. You eat your rice with everything, stir it around in your little bowl.
Everything was delicious!
So I got to cooking when I came home. Made some manto for dessert and ate
some stir fried tomato and egg. Really simple dishes that I want to share with you!
Tomato and Egg Stir Fry
Equal parts tomato and eggs
Salt and pepper
Vegetable seed oil (Olive oil will work as well)
1. Dice up the tomato and put it in the olive oiled pan to simmer
2. Crack the eggs and mix them with some minced garlic
3. Add the mixture to the simmering tomatoes
4. Wait until you get the scrambled egg look with the tomatoes
5. Let it cool and enjoy!
Mantou with Condensed Milk
1. Mix a tablespoon of water and a tablespoon of yeast together. Let it settle for 10
2. In the meantime prepare one part flour and half parts water to create a dough
3. Pour the original yeast and water mixture into the flour until it’s really mixed in
4. Let the dough rise for about an hour
5. Take the dough and make them into little ball shapes
6. Gently place them in the steamer until they harden up
7. Serve with condensed milk
These were some of the most simple and versatile dishes that I loved while being
abroad. I hope that when your running out of some creative dishes you can show your
friends that you know how to cook “real” Chinese food. Be creative with the recipes and
add your own spices, or even fry the manto! Eat up!
Isabelle Rizo, Empowerment Contributor
Education: UnCollege, Film
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Now that the giggle-inducing title has caught your attention, this particular question was actually one of several posed in an awesome, thought-provoking article by Martha Beck from Oprah.com titled ‘20 Questions That Could Change Your Life.’
I was immediately drawn to this question just like you mostly likely are now. My first response was laughter at the author’s expense, then, I thought: ‘Well, why did the author expose herself like this…so embarrassing!’
Then, as much as I attempted to not think about it…I couldn’t help but to ruminate on the time when I went through a similar struggle, a mini panic attack moment in an aerobics course every time I did a squat, wondering if that squat would be the one that…
Ok, so I’m not quite ready to talk about it just yet, let’s just say it could have been a possible embarrassing moment. Even now, as I type this article I can’t help but relive that moment all over again, and my instincts are yelling at me to just erase this whole article and write about something else and pretend like that moment never happened and tuck it safely back into my subconscious.
But then, I thought: ‘well, that wouldn’t help you, the reader.’
And that’s exactly the point Mrs. Beck was trying to convey. Everyone worries about making mistakes or some big social faux pas that could lead to a negative outcome. And it’s nice to be reminded that you’re not alone, because sometimes we forget.
Now, let’s go away from the humor aspect of it onto a more serious note. This question wasn’t designed to stay as it is, you must tweak the question to match your own struggles and fears. Not only minor social embarrassments, but those worries that keep you up at night, that make you feel alone and scared, that make your aspect of the world a little grayer.
In a few weeks, I’ll be twenty-one years old, and I’ll be entering my last semester of college. I have been worried for so long about what’s going to happen next because I’ve had a heck of a couple years that have lead to a severe decrease in my self-confidence and motivation; applying for tons of internships and jobs just to face rejection, the major I thought I was so sure I wanted now seems useless, I have no idea what I’m going to do after I graduate, the way I pictured my life going is completely NOT the way it’s headed, I’m not even sure what I want to do anymore, not sure if I am good enough to pursue my hopes and dreams, not sure if opportunity will ever come my way. I’m wondering if I am/going to be a total failure at life.
Am I the only one struggling with those things? Nope.
And this realization helped me to see that all this time, I’ve been walking around worrying as if I was the only person with these feelings. I’ve been keeping it all internal, not releasing it externally in a positive way.
And that’s the answer to the question I asked myself earlier. Why did Mrs. Beck expose herself like that?
Because, she wanted her readers to see that they were not alone.
You are not alone. And that’s actually somewhat comforting.
Because now I (and now you) can be sure of three things:
- 1. Someone right now has the same feelings you’re feeling (seek comfort in them).
- 2. Someone HAS had those feelings/has committed those fears and worries (seek advice from them)
- 3. Someone WILL have those feelings and worries (help them from feeling like you are now and seek empowerment from the confidence that they have and learn from them).
- Dani Lee, Love and Relationships Contributor
Education: University of Mississippi, Psychology, English, Arabic
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This time last month I was eagerly awaiting my July 27th move in date. Though I knew that my roommates were moving into a much older apartment (well townhome to be more specific) I had high hopes because the place had just gone under new management and they were doing a lot to fix things up, or so we were told. I had such grand ideas about how I was going to spiff the place up and make it a proper home for the time being since I hadn’t done much to make my last place feel very homey. Then the bottom dropped a week and a half before our move in date.
We scheduled a time to come in to our particular unit (which we had never had a chance to see before hand) so that I could choose a paint color for the accent wall in the living room. Of course the first thing that I wanted to see when we walked in was my room so I bolted up the stairs full of excitement until I opened my door and stood in the room. While the newly installed wood floors looked great and the view out of my large window was lovely the room did not feel like the 9’X14’ space that it was supposed to be. At that moment I could feel my heart in my throat and my face turning red. I asked the worker that had let us into the building for a measuring tape and sure enough the room was 2 feet shorter (and 2 feet makes a lot of difference). We went to the master that my two other roommates would be splitting and it too was much smaller than we were told it would be which was a much bigger deal since they would have 2 beds in there. Little did I know that the size issue would just be the tip of the iceberg. A little over two weeks of living here has presented more challenges than I had even prepared for but it has also been a learning experience that will stick with me for life.
It’s back to school time for some, for others your lease is up and you’re looking for a new place to live and sign a new lease. Here some things that I’ve learned so far that may just help you out and save you some heartache, heartbreak, and signing your life away to hell for a year.
Try your hardest to see your unit before your move in:
While seeing the size difference before my move in date didn’t make me any less angry it did give me a chance to prepare. Hopefully when you see your unit size won’t be an issue but there are many things that you can check for (like a horrid smelling refrigerator or a bathroom faucet that doesn’t work) that could possibly be taken care of beforehand.
When you move in take pictures:
While some complexes/landlords will give you a form to fill out things that are damaged or dirty before you get all of your things moved in you should take photos for your own records and to show proof to your management/landlord if something ever becomes an issue. Save them on a flash drive and keep it in a safe or lockbox so that you always know where it is and you aren’t risking losing them if something happens to your computer. Also don’t just take photos of damage; if your unit wasn’t cleaned before you moved in be sure to document that too.
Submit every service request in writing, have maintenance and/or management sign it, and keep a copy for yourself:
This was a tip given to me by a friend in law school. By doing this you have recourse if the service request isn’t completed in a timely manner. In extreme cases of lax maintenance when it comes to large issues like a ceiling leak (like at my complex) inform them in the request that they have a set amount of days to complete the request before you seek legal action. Typically that will spur them to get things done.
Ask those around you for advice:
In this day and age we are so inclined to just Google something when we have a question but I’ve saved myself a lot of time and headaches by asking my friends and family for advice.
No matter what stay calm but firm:
I have a bit of a reputation for being hotheaded when it comes to situations like this and though keeping my cool hasn’t been easy it has helped me deal with my landlord though she isn’t always as calm. When I informed her of the size difference of my unit from what I was told it would be she flew off the handle on me and I managed to keep cool and get $25 off my rent a month. While I’ve been very personable, I also haven’t let anything slide and neither should you.
Since I’m not quite a month into this move I’m sure that I will learn a lot more as time goes on and I will be happy to share what I’m learning with any of you so just shoot me an email! Happy moving everyone!
Education: Texas State University, Costume Design
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