A Skincare Survival Guide for Finals →  December 3, 2017

t seems like once December begins to approach, a lot of my responsibilities and self-care get put on the back burner. Laundry slowly starts to pile up, at-home mani-pedis become a foreign concept, and my eyebrows start begging me to get threaded. As final exams transform from distant dates to quickly approaching realities I know […]

Best Locations for Fashion Photography →  December 2, 2017

inding the optimal location for your photos can be hard work, especially if you are in search for variety. However, if you look for the right background, you are far more likely to find places to snap an excellent outfit shot you will be satisfied with. Try looking for these backgrounds around your home to […]

Why You Should Think Twice Before Going Gluten Free →  December 1, 2017

luten free pastas and cookies line the shelves of many popular grocery stores, but this has not always been the case. Those with the most unfortunate reality of having Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance were not always so lucky when it came to finding their favorite gluten free snacks. The gluten free diet has […]

Holiday Homecoming: DIY Tips To Make This Season The Cheeriest! →  November 28, 2017

is’ the season… to be hitting those books just in time for exams! The idea that finals eat into time that should be designated for winter break is an unassailable concept to most Penn students. However, the claim that being stranded at school gives us ample opportunity to get into the holiday spirit is a […]

A College Student’s Guide to Balancing a Healthy Lifestyle →  November 27, 2017

ften times, eating healthy and working out routinely can seem difficult and daunting.  However, this does not have to be the case! It is important to remember that although the college lifestyle can be extremely hectic and overwhelming, taking care of yourself should always remain at the top of your to do list.  So, in […]

Should We Be Taking Pictures of Art? →  November 23, 2017

t is no secret that the way we interact with and experience art has changed drastically since the rise of modern consumerist and digital culture. Some would argue that the intrinsic value of a piece of artwork diminishes with every attempted reproduction. Walter Benjamin first popularized this theory of artistic devaluation during the 1930s, arguing […]

Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, Kim Kardashian, and Challenging the Idea of the “Basic Bitch” →  November 21, 2017

esterday three of my guy friends and I decided to binge watch a bit of Stranger Things while we procrastinated on studying for our various, never-ending midterms. As I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, a video that Kim Kardashian posted on her Instagram started playing. I laughed, quickly turning the sound off. But not […]

The top foods for healthy hair →  November 19, 2017

 ou are what you eat…well, at least your hair is. Diet is  mega-important to hair health; which is why I have complied a list of go-to foods for top of the line locks. Say goodbye to dull color and ragged ends with these four essential foods.   Avocados  Looks like our hair is in good […]

The Best of TV Thanksgivings →  November 18, 2017

ith the holiday season approaching, I am more than ready to finally indulge, guilt-free, in the plethora of drama-filled, Thanksgiving-themed episodes decades of television has to offer. Riding the wave of early-2000s nostalgia flooding pop culture this year (the Gilmore Girls revival, an upcoming Broadway adaptation of Mean Girls, the comeback of velour, canadian tuxedos, and street/sportswear […]

Product Review: Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Eyeshadow Palette →  November 17, 2017

t seems like a right of passage for many beauty gurus on Youtube to receive an affiliate code from Morphe Brushes. Almost every prominent MUA (makeup artist) has their discount code in their videos’ description box and cannot create content without promoting their code or featuring something from the brand. For this reason, some people are […]