Q&A: Bargain Beauty Buys

January 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashion & Beauty Advice, Style

Q: I’m really trying to curb my spending right now, but a girl’s gotta get her beauty fix. Any beauty advice on where to find beauty freebies or discounted products?   A: Like my mother always used to say, “If you can’t afford La Mer, don’t despair.” Terrific, almost-too-good-to-be-true-but-totally-legit beauty deals are all over the […]

Under Cover: Lingerie You’ll Love—for YOU

January 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Date Wear, Style

If Hollywood is to be believed, there’s not a single woman on the planet who doesn’t have a silky pink teddy and matching garter belt underneath her clothes, just waiting to be ripped off by a tall, dark and handsome stranger. Ha! In reality, it’s ratty bras that provide about as much support as a […]

The Single Woman’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

January 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashions Under $50, Style

Here we go again. Another year, another Valentine’s Day, and another torturous evening of watching smug loved-up coworkers brag about their cookie bouquets and red roses before setting off to feast on steak for two and make love on petal-strewn sheets. Blech. Being single, your big plans for the evening include a Hot Pocket, a […]

Beauty Product Patrol: Prescriptives In Bloom Cheek Color Duo

January 31, 2009 by  
Filed under Beauty Product Patrol, Style

I’m a total sucker for pretty packaging – if it looks good, I trust that it will make ME look good. Which means I have high hopes for Prescriptives’ new In Bloom Cheek Color Duo. The rose-printed palette is totally gorgeous, as is the rose-embossed powder. Available in warm or cool, this beauty buy is destined […]

Super Foods for Your Super Bowl Party

January 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Food and Wine, Recipes

It’s one of the biggest sporting events of the year, and aside from who the winner will be, the burning questions surrounding Super Bowl Sunday is what Super Bowl Food Recipes will you make. Chips and wings make the cut at every party, and while pizza is always a crowd pleaser, it really isn’t that […]

Cool(er) Island Escapes: Single Mom Family Getaways

January 30, 2009 by  
Filed under Travel, Travel Tips & Plan

My mother’s first vacation with my brother and I as a single parent was to Block Island, Rhode Island. I think she chose it because it was familiar (we had gone before as a two-parent family) but also because it was small, family-friendly and you could get around well without a car (she didn’t drive). […]

How to Handle Your Boyfriend’s Entourage

January 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Friendships & Family, Relationships

“I can’t stand my boyfriends buddies. Sometimes they can be sophomoric and obnoxious. They say crude things about other women all the time—even in front of me! Of course, if I say anything to my guy, he stands up for them. That only makes me madder. It also makes me wonder what they say to […]

Very Bad Break-Ups: How to Survive Them

January 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Finding Mr. Right, Relationships

Your recent break-up may have not made the international news like Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s. But everyone in your social circle knows about it, so yeah, it still hurts. And yes, everyone has an opinion as to who was at fault, and why. Well, guess what? All that matters is yours. Here’s how to keep […]

Single Celebrity Relationships: What We Can Learn From Them

Falling in love is an intimate experience-unless you’re a celebrity. Getting jilted is one thing. Being kicked to the curb in the flashbulb glare of the tabloid paparazzi is every woman’s worst nightmare. Here’s what we mere mortals can learn from celebrity relationships, both good and bad: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt… The Good: It’s […]

Divorce: When You’re Forced to Take Sides

January 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Friendships & Family, Relationships

Q: My parents are in the middle of a very contentious divorce. Turns out my father had a girlfriend on the side. Needless to say, my mom is devastated. She is turning to me and my sister for support, and we’re both there for her. However, she insists that neither of us talk to Dad, […]

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