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TOMS x Target Holiday Capsule Collection

The TOMS x Target holiday collaboration was a launch I was actively counting down to. Not only does the collection feature trendy special edition slip-on shoes from the brand, but it also keeps the brand’s One for One initiative going in a huge way. For every product purchased, TOMS donates a pair of shoes, a meal, or a blanket to someone in need. Gifting, receiving, and giving back? That’s the holidays at their best.

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COVERGIRL #GirlsCan + A GIVEAWAY!

COVERGIRL Flamed Out Mascara via The Collabor-eightI grew up in the era of the Spice Girls – my childhood was a product of “girl power.” I did ballet and played the piano, but I also played soccer and went camping. If I wanted to do something, I did it. I had never considered that anyone would think there were things that guys could do that girls couldn’t. I mean, not only did I play sports against the boys – but I’d beat them. As I grew older, I began to realize that not everyone felt the way I did. To think that there were girls who didn’t feel the “girl power” that I did blew my mind. That’s why I love the COVERGIRL #GirlsCan campaign – it’s all about embracing the fact that girls can do anything they put their minds to – plus, there’s makeup involved! Read on to learn more about the campaign – and how you could win a $25 Walmart Gift Card to purchase your own COVERGIRL #GirlsCan mascara!

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These Cheeky Home Products Will Make Your Thanksgiving

I always find myself battling with the idea of disposable tablewear products. On one hand, I love that paper plates let me fast-forward on the clean up and dishwashing time after big parties. But then again, I don’t want to be wasteful or look lazy with my decorating. Now, I’ve officially discovered a product line that I feel good about all around: Cheeky! Not only does the sassy home line feature Pinterest-worthy paper plate designs I’d be proud to showcase during my holiday dinner parties, but the company donates 1 meal to Feeding America for every item that is purchased. Continue Reading »

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10 Songs For A Lazy Morning

My morning routine on my days off? Roll over, grab my laptop (only if it’s in arm’s reach, or my phone will have to do), put on some music, and then “Let’s just check email for a few minutes.” turns into “I spent an extra half hour in bed essentially doing nothing? Hmm, ten more minutes won’t hurt…” Here’s a playlist for those mornings when you can’t get out of bed just yet. Click through to download the whole playlist!

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Listen: Marian Hill, “Got It”

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Marian Hill, “Got It”
Genre: electronic
Marian Hill sounds like: American Kimbra
Worth checking out: “Lovit,” “One Time”
The ideal setting to play “Got It”: your next house party. The beat alone will make anyone’s ears perk up.

The intro makes you think you’re about to listen to a never before heard Kanye track but then Samantha Gogol, lead singer of Marian Hill, comes in with the coolest vocal as she croons, “I got this thing, gonna blow your mind.” YOU ACTUALLY ARE, MARIAN HILL.

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Happy Socks x Snoop Dogg

What has Snoop Dogg been up to lately? Besides confusing us with the “Snoop Lion” name change, the artist has been lending his design sensibility to a fun new sock collaboration with Swedish brand Happy Socks. Ridiculously amazing photos ahead, natch. Continue Reading »

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Listen: Gorgon City, “Imagination” ft. Katy Menditta

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“Imagination” ft. Katy Menditta, Gorgon City
Genre: house/electronic
Gorgon City sounds like: Disclosure’s brothers from another mother
Worth checking out: “FTPA” ft. Erik Hassle, “Unmissable” ft. Zak Abel, “Ready for Your Love” ft. MNEK, “Elevate” ft. Anne-Marie
The ideal setting to play “Imagination”: in your living room after splitting a bottle of wine with your best friend. Ideally singing along to it with your imaginary microphones.

Gorgon City has been climbing the ranks to be among the biggest players in UK music after releasing a couple of charted singles this year, with “Ready for Your Love” being the most notable. Most recently, the London duo joined Rudimental for a special performance on a Virgin Atlantic aircraft, which was streamed live as they flew over the Atlantic Ocean. Yeah, technology, am I right?

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