Originally coined by Parks and Recreation character Leslie Knope, Galentine's day is a celebration of your amazing gal pals the day before Valentine's day. After all, where would we be without them? To show your #1 some major appreciation this February 13th, we've rounded up some stellar Galentine's day gifts that are sure to make her feel loved. The Sun and Her Flowers ($10.19) The second book from Instagram-favorite poet Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers is a collection of compelling poems about growth, healing, and staying true to one's roots. With its distinctly female perspective, it'll make your BFF laugh and cry in all the best ways. BaubleBar Triple Threat Tassel Earring Gift Set ($28) Help your bestie look and feel like the queen she actually is. Complete with three pairs of on-trend statement earrings, this stunning set will allow her to swap out looks for a variety of different occasions. Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Relax 3-Wick Lavender and Vanilla Candle ($24.50) Between her career and busy social life, there's no doubt her life is hectic. Give her an opportunity to relax and treat herself (*cue the Tom Haverford voice*) with this aromatherapy candle. She can draw a warm bath and light this beauty up for a spa-worthy setting right in her very own home. Lush Hello Gorgeous Gift Box ($47.95) And speaking of a bath, this Lush gift set will practically ensure she'll never want to leave that sudsy slice of heaven. Inside the box, she'll find an array of fruity and floral treats to luxuriate in, including Ro's Argan Body Conditioner, Rose Jam Bubble Bar, Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub, a blackberry-scented shower cream, Sakura bath bomb, and Gorgeous moisturizer. Pier 1 Red & White Wine Cork Catcher ( $17.48) If you feel like wine is always involved in any activity you do with your girlfriend, then what better gift to give her than this wine cork catcher? It will serve as a fun reminder of all the good times you've spent together, and naturally an incentive to drink more vino! Jess Weymouth You Are My Other Half Card ($6) Of course, you'll want to put into words how much you appreciate your BFF. While you can certainly shop the Galentine's day cards section at your local Hallmark store, any stationary with a sweet, friendly sentiment will do. We think this arty avocado version is especially cute! Carrie Bradshaw quote ($4.95) For a crafty gift, this Etsy option is your go-to. All you have to do is print out this Sex and the City quote and pair it with an equally fabulous frame - because she's obviously the Carrie to your Samantha. Partners in Crime Phone Case ($28.51) And here's yet another way to show the world that you two are inseparable. You both probably once pinky promised to stay friends forever, and this phone case proves that vow has stood the test of time. It's available in a variety of different sizes, so you and your bestie can match even if your phone models don't.
If there's one item that you absolutely must have for winter, it's a pair of warm fleece leggings! And lucky for you, we just found the only pair that you need for the rest of the season. You may already know Columbia for their crazy warm fleeces, so it should come as no surprise that their fleece leggings are just as incredible. Trust me: you will be wearing this pair all winter long. They're made from a soft microfleece that's super warm and blocks out the cold. Even better, they get softer when you wash them without any gnarly pilling. Obviously, they're perfect to wear outside in frigid temps, but you'll also love lounging around in them on lazy Sunday afternoons. Did I mention these fleece leggings are on sale for just $19.98 right now?! Don't miss your chance to grab a pair while they still have all sizes available; these leggings will sell out fast. Glacial Fleece Legging ($19.98, down from $29.99) SHOP MORE COLUMBIA DEALS ASAP Be sure to check out this cozy $17 top and this amazing cardigan sale at Nordstrom! [Photo: Columbia]
Most of us already know that Sorel is the must-have brand when it comes to high quality, stylish winter footwear. What you may not know is that Sorel is having a major sale right now and select styles are up to 50% off. Yes, half off! There are lots of amazing scores, but you absolutely, positively do not want to miss out on these gorgeous Farrah Short Boots. Not only are these suede booties on-trend with the whimsical tassel detail, but they're also waterproof. Yes, waterproof suede! Of course, that means no worries when you have to step out on a snowy or rainy day. Aside from looking amazing, shoppers also love how comfortable these suede boots are to walk in. The heel height is perfect, even in messy winter weather. Here's where things get really good: you can grab these stylish ankle boots for just $75 right now--that's 50% off the original price! Trust us: sales on Sorel boots don't come often, so you'd better put these in your cart ASAP. Sizes are already selling out; you've been warned. Women's Farrah Short Boot ($70, down from $150) Women's Farrah Short Boot ($70, down from $150) Women's Farrah Short Boot ($70, down from $150) SHOP MORE SOREL BOOTS NOW Be sure to check out these cute cardigans on sale. [Photo: SOREL]
If there's one thing that you should be stocking up on right now, it's stylish cardigans to keep you warm. They're the perfect accessory to throw on when it's particularly chilly. Even better, they can double as outerwear at the beginning of the springtime when the weather starts to warm up. Take it from me: ou seriously can't go wrong with a flattering, midi or maxi cardigan. The best place to stock your closet with great cardigans right now? Boohoo. They're having a killer sale and there are so many amazing cardigan sweaters to choose from. My personal fave is this Jodie Cable Edge Cardigan. Aside from it being super cute with it's gorgeous, cable edge design, it's a layering essential that you should have in your wardrobe rotation right now. And I can't not mention the slimming fit that makes any woman look good. Still not sold? This chic cardigan also comes in two stylish colors--mid blue and grey--that you can match with any outfit. But the very best part? It can be yours for just $16 (down from $39!) when you add our exclusive promo code BOONEW10 at checkout. Score! Jodie Cable Edge Cardigan ($16.15, down from $39) Jodie Cable Edge Cardigan ($16.15, down from $39) But this versatile cardigan isn't the only one you should be looking at. Here are a few others that you put in your cart while you still can! And don't forget to use our exclusive promo for an additional 15% off; just enter code BOONEW10 at checkout. It's valid until January 22 at 3AM EST. Alicia Oversized Boyfriend Cardigan ($19.55, down from $38) Camilla Side Split Maxi Cardigan ($22.10, down from $50) Olivia Chunky Cable Knit Cardigan ($22.10, down from $50) Plus Penny Ribbed Oversized Pocket Cardigan ($17, down from $41) Verity Oversized Shawl Collar Boucle Cardigan ($34.85, down from $59) SHOP MORE BOOHOO DEALS NOW Be sure to check out these gorgeous $35 suede booties and these must-have leggings from Nordstrom! [Photo: boohoo]
Eyeshadow has always been a major staple in my day to day beauty regimen. Whether I'm headed to Sunday brunch with my besties or getting ready for a big night out in the city, I always have to put at least a little bit of shimmer on my lids to really feel complete. Without it, I just feel naked, which is why I'm such a major eyeshadow addict. So, finding a top-quality eyeshadow palette is one of my biggest concerns when going on my not-so-occasional beauty hauls. I need an eyeshadow palette that has a mix of shimmers, foils, and basic mattes, while giving me a variety of shades that I'll actually use (because when will I ever use that neon lime green shade?). That's why I've been obsessing over one of the top eyeshadow palettes on the market: the Too Faced Sweet Peach eyeshadow palette. [caption id="attachment_645543" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Too Faced Sweet Peach Eyeshadow Palette ($49)[/caption] This palette has been a major fan favorite since its launch back in 2016, and is always swept off of the shelves in almost an instant. This doesn't happen just because of over-hype, this palette is the real deal for all beauty addicts. First off, this palette actually smells like fresh peaches. The minute you open this palette, you get a whiff of sweet, delectable peaches that just gets you excited to create an on-point sweet and sexy look for the day. But let's get to the real star of this palette: the pigments! The Too Faced Sweet Peach palette comes with 18 delectable shades, which is much more than most other palettes (we're looking at you, Urban Decay Naked palette). And these shades come in a variety of light pinks, nudes, and warm-toned dark shades with the perfect combinations of mattes, foils, and shimmers. If you're a girl that like a good ol' nude look, this palette will seriously blow you away with it's perfect Earth-toned shades. Just take a look at these swatches below for a closer look at their jaw-dropping pigments! [caption id="attachment_645546" align="aligncenter" width="600"] From left: "Tempting," "Peach Pit," "Summer Yum," "Charmed, I'm Sure," "Delectable," "Talk Derby To Me"[/caption] [caption id="attachment_645545" align="aligncenter" width="600"] From left: "Just Peachy," "Candied Peach," "Caramelized," "Bless Her Heart," "Bellini," "Puree"[/caption] [caption id="attachment_645544" align="aligncenter" width="600"] From left: "White Peach," "Nectar," "Peaches N' Cream," "Luscious," "Cobbler," "Georgia"[/caption] From the light glow of "Nectar," to the sultry shimmer wine colored "Delectable," these shades are just oh-so delicious, we're almost tempted to take a bite! They're perfect for just about any occasion: from everyday wear to a big date, or even just for taking selfies at home. There's no wonder why I, a self-proclaimed Beauty Junkie, and the rest of the beauty world are obsessed with this palette! Too Faced knows that their fans want more, so they're satisfying our cravings with an all-new palette for us Sweet Peach lovers! Prepare to be shook, ladies, because Too Faced is releasing a brand spankin' new palette to their Sweet Peach collection by the end of January! That's right, the new White Peach palette, which comes in a variety of 12 peachy shades to cure your beauty sweet tooth. The palette releases on January 24, so keep your eyes peeled for the hottest new launch to add to your Sweet Peach collection! And if you don't have the original palette that everyone's been raving about for years, go grab one ASAP on Sephora's website (trust us, you're going to want this eye candy).
If you use search engines to style talk, then it's likely that you typed THIS key phrase into your search bar at least once last year: sneakers! Whether it was Nike Cortez or Fenty x PUMA is a matter of personal taste, but one thing we can guarantee is that every fashion girl was fixated on them in 2017. Know how we know? Sneakers are now the most-searched fashion item, according to a report from fashion search platform Lyst. And for the first year ever, they exceeded "handbag" searches. Whoa! https://www.instagram.com/p/BXniHHoDSAG/?hl=en&taken-by=kendalljenner According to over three million searches last year, "Sneakers are officially the new handbags." Lyst cites the fascination for kicks like Rihanna's Fenty x PUMA bow sneakers--which was searched every seven seconds in March of last year--as being big drivers of the trend. Wowza! This is significant because handbags have been #1 fashion status symbol for year (decades?). To have them take a back seat to the ever-popular casual footwear style means that the personal style and trends really have taken a sharp turn in recent years. You can definitely credit the unstoppable athleisure trend for why style bloggers this year were more likely to be seen swagging out in Stan Smiths than Louboutins. And that goes for super models, It girls, and celebrities, too. https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba4bgwaHgoq/?hl=en&taken-by=bellahadid
Patience is a virtue, they say. And by "they," I mean Amazon. With Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards initiative, Prime members can receive a treat if you have the patience to wait a little longer for your order to be delivered. "Get a promotional reward or discount on your order when you select FREE No-Rush Shipping at checkout," Amazon states on their website. "With FREE No-Rush Shipping, you either earn rewards on future purchases or receive discounts immediately, simply for agreeing to receive your order in 6 business days." Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards initiative is specifically for Prime users, who typically receive two-day shipping. Sounds like I good deal if you don't mind the wait. Free anything always sounds like a good idea. But, exactly what type of rewards and discounts can you get? According to Amazon, the rewards and discounts for choosing No-Rush shipping can be a number of things. "Rewards can be used for buying eBooks on your wishlist, favorite movies on Amazon Instant Video, groceries and daily essentials on Prime Pantry, and just about anything else," the Seattle-based e-commerce store states. So, how does it work? Upon ordering a Prime-eligible item, select the FREE No-Rush Shipping option, and you will see the offered reward or discount right underneath. Rewards or discounts get applied at checkout, but you cannot redeem them until the order actually ships. "We will send you an email with the details of your promotional rewards when your order ships. The next time you shop on Amazon.com, refer to this email for instructions on how to redeem," Amazon states. "You can use your rewards by logging on to Amazon.com, or browsing your smart phone, tablet, e-reader, TV or streaming device." But, many people aren't thrilled about Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards because you don't really have a choice in the reward or discount you get. It's a take-it-or-leave-it kind of deal. According to Slickdeals, a $5 credit for Amazon Pantry seem to be one of Amazon's most popular No-Rush Shipping Rewards. "Many Slickdealers have found it's best to simply use the credit to cover most of the $5.99 shipping cost on Pantry items," Nolan Browning, a contributor for Slickdeals, reports. "You can also purchase five select Amazon Pantry items to qualify for free shipping and then discount that order using the $5 reward." The cool thing about Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards is that you can keep tabs on the rewards and discounts you have redeemed. You can access your No-Rush Rewards Summary to see your reward balance. But, even if you have a large balance--large enough to cover the total price of an item--Amazon may limit how much of your rewards you can apply to a single item. At a glance, Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards seem like a great deal for Prime users. But, it does have its limitations. What do you think? What has your experience with Amazon's No-Rush Shipping Rewards been like so far? Let us know in the comments below! And while you're at it, find out the details on Amazon's return policy and more at SheFinds.com! [Photos: Shutterstock]
Kanye West has declared tiny sunglasses are IN, and it's not just another rant of a mad man--stars like Bella Hadid, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Rita Ora and more are totally wearing them instead of over-sized shades (Not to mention, his own beloved Kim Kardashian and SIL Kourtney:) https://www.instagram.com/p/BbKrumhjNlK/?hl=en&taken-by=kourtneykardash The trend is about to be everywhere in 2018--like, not just in the Hollywood Hills everywhere, and it's not too late to jump on the bandwagon. In fact, if you buy a pair now, you'll probably be the first in your group of friends. But... where does one find these teeny tiny specs? We've got the rundown on exactly where to find this emerging eyewear trend: 1. ASOS The Brits are so ahead of the curve. ASOS has a good selection of tiny sunglasses--mostly in that signature cat eye frame that you'll see on the Kardashian kin. And per usual with ASOS, everything is reasonably priced and you can get an on-trend pair for less than $25: ASOS Small Pointy Cat Eye Sunglasses ($19) ASOS Small Cat Eye Fashion Glasses ($19) 2. Le Specs On the high end (aka, to get the *exact* pair celebs are wearing) look no further than Le Specs, sold at retailers like Net-A-Porter. They will set you back over $100, but they come with sturdier frames and polarized lenses. Because safety first--even with trendy trends! LE SPECS Adam Selman The Last Lolita Cat Eye Acetate Mirrored Ssunglasses ($120) 3. Kendall and Kylie The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree... of course, Kanye's other sister-in-laws, the little ones, have gotten on board with this trend, too. The duo sell a very stylish pair through their eyewear collection--they come with the signature cat eye, translucent frames and colorful lenses. Kendall and Kylie Vivian Extreme Cat Eye Sunglasses ($80) 4. Free People If you don't dig the cat eye, and you want to go in more of a John Lennon direction... we've got some options for you as well. First, there's Free People, which makes this cool gold wire frame pair. We love the round shape! It's perfect for all face shapes--according to Sunglass Hut, round frames work with round, heart-shaped, oval AND square faces. Win! Free People ‘90s Kid Oval Sunnies ($20) Free People Got A Crush Oval Sunnies ($20) 5. Ray-Ban Another solid round pair comes from Ray-Ban--a trusted sunglasses brand that won't steer you wrong. Ray-Bans aren't cheap, but they last forever. So the question becomes--how long will you want to wear 'em? Ray-Ban Oval Flat Lens Sunglasses ($153) So, there you have it--the best places to buy tiny sunglasses online. From Free People to ASOS, Kendall and Kylie, and more, we hope we gave you a range of price and style options. And now you can sleep at night knowing Kanye West would approve.
So you're halfway into the first month of 2018. Have you kept up with your New Year's resolution, or have your wellness goals already fallen by the wayside? Well, if you're like most people, you've already found it challenging to break those bad habits and form new ones. But that doesn't mean that you can't. You just might need a little bit of help to achieve your goals. Luckily, there are tons of apps out there that you can download to keep you moving forward. And I've rounded up a few types of apps for you to check out that can help you keep those New Year's resolutions all year round. 1.Habit tracker. In order to move forward with a new routine, you have to understand how you tick, so I suggest downloading a good habit tracking app like Habit-Bull, which tracks everything from exercise to reading and helps you to set goals and follow through with reminders. 2.Step counter. Your phone may already come with a step counter or Health app, but if your goal is to be more active, then think about getting an app like Stepz to track you when you're walking and/or running. 3.Fitness. As working out and eating right go hand in hand when it comes to fitness, why not get an app that helps you do both? And My Fitness Pal is an app that you should definitely consider, as it lets you set goals and helps keep track of what you're eating at home (and at restaurants) and track of your exercise efforts. 4.Sleep. For the iPhone lovers out there, you already have the Bedtime feature on your device to remind you of when to get to bed and wake up. But for those that don't, try using SleepCycle. This handy app actually analyzes you while you sleep and picks the optimal time to wake you up. 5.Meditation. And if you're looking to keep the positive vibes going throughout 2018, then an app like Calm can help you meditate and practice mindfulness on a daily basis. [Photo: Shutterstock]
If you walk down the haircare aisle at almost any drugstore, you'll see tons of shampoos and conditioners that are sulfate-free. Sulfate-free products like shampoo and conditioner, as well as hand soap, body wash, and dish soap, have become increasingly popular over the past few years. Why is that? What exactly are sulfates and why are they being removed from everyday home, skincare and beauty products? Healthline describes sulfates as "salt that forms when sulfuric acid reacts with another chemical." Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are the most common sulfates found in shampoos. Essentially, sulfates are responsible for creating the rich lather that makes us feel clean, hence why they're in many soap-like products. So, what's the big deal? "While sulfates aren’t 'bad' for you, there’s a lot of controversy behind this common ingredient," Healthline reports. Sulfates create a soapy lather that helps get rid of dirt and grime, but it can also strip your hair of its natural oils. And, for people who use hair dyes, sulfates can strip away the pigments. "Sulfates can be harsh on the hair by removing natural oils and allowing more damage to hair that is already color- or chemically treated," the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reports. "In addition, there are a few reports linking sodium laureth sulfate and sodium lauryl sulfate to contact dermatitis in some people." Should you throw out the products that you have that contain sulfates? Well, if you have textured or kinky hair, or if you color your hair, the answer is yes; you may want to switch to sulfate-free products. Also, if you have sensitive skin, you may want to switch to sulfate-free products as sulfates can cause irritation. Note that sulfate-free shampoos have a more gentle formula and that they won't create tons of suds like regular products that contain sulfates. But “it is possible to get hair clean without sulfates," says dermatologist Eric Schweiger. “With the lather from a sulfate, you don’t have to work as hard to cleanse your scalp. With a product that does not contain sulfates, you will need to do more of a rigorous massage on the scalp in order to get it clean.” So, what's the takeaway? Are sulfates bad for you? Sulfates have a long-running history in personal care products, and they're not inherently unsafe for you, many studies conclude. It all just depends on your hair and scalp. Do you have oily hair? Then, continue to use your regular shampoo. The same goes if you have sensitive skin, then you may want to make the switch! Here are some of our favorite sulfate-free products if you're thinking about going sulfate-free: Sulfate-Free Shampoo L'Oreal Paris EverCreme Sulfate-Free Deep Nourish Shampoo ($6.69) Sulfate-Free Conditioner L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Moisture Conditioner ($6.69) Sulfate-Free Body Wash OGX® Coconut Miracle Oil Body Wash ($5.69) Sulfate-Free Hand Soap Everyone Apricot Vanilla Hand Soap ($3.99) Sulfate-Free Face Wash Garnier SkinActive Gentle Sulfate Free Cleanser ($8.99) Sulfate-Free Laundry Detergent The Honest Company Laundry Detergent ($12.79) Sulfate-Free Dish Soap Rebel Green® Peppermint & Lemon Dish Soap ($9.99) Looking for more natural products for you hair? Find out how to make your own chemical-free shampoo and more at SheFinds.com! [Photo: Shutterstock]