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All About Facials

By ShivaniJuly 23, 2012
Facials are a skin treatment designed specifically for the face. They’re meant to develop and maintain a clear, healthy complexion, and minimize the signs of aging. Professional facials are performed in spas by estheticians, people who have trained and educated themselves in skincare. Facials usually ... More  →
All About Facials

How to Make Chili Cheese Dogs

By ShivaniJuly 13, 2012
For some deep-seated, mysterious, psychological reason, I’ve always thought of July as the lamest month of the year. All 31 days scream “ultimate suck” to me. Maybe I’m just cranky because it’s even hotter with the super bonus of humidity. That said, there are also ... More  →
How to Make Chili Cheese Dogs

How to Make a Watermelon-Mango Freeze

By ShivaniJune 27, 2012
I think I’m having an existential crisis. I’m trying to pick a major, but I can’t get close to making a decision without spiraling into deeply philosophical territory and getting distracted by my own mortality and the concept of infinity. ... More  →
How to Make a Watermelon-Mango Freeze

The Book (Series) That Changed My Life

By ShivaniJune 14, 2012
I am not what you would call a lady. For all my knowledge of forks and dressage, I’ve never been able to capture the elusive quality of classiness. I appreciate Russian literature, but given the choice between Dostoyevsky and trashy chick lit found in supermarket ... More  →
The Book (Series) That Changed My Life

How to Make Banana Pancakes

By ShivaniJune 8, 2012
Is it possible to get a summer hangover? Like you have so much unfettered fun and stay up all hours of the day and end up so burned out as to feel physically ill? ... More  →
How to Make Banana Pancakes

Make These Awesome Glitter Sunglasses

By ShivaniJune 6, 2012
I am a sunglasses junkie. I own so many pairs, in so many colors, that some consider it borderline obscene. I especially love candy-colored Wayfarer knock-offs, the ultra cheapies that can be found at the local drugstore for approximately 3-5 dollars. They’re excellent and More  →
Make These Awesome Glitter Sunglasses

How to Make Ice Cream

By ShivaniJune 1, 2012
Memorial Day has come and gone, girls are flouncing about in sundresses, and the sun is shining merrily. It’s officially summer, which means it’s time to get down to business and start thinking about ice cream. The easiest option would be to trip over to the ... More  →
How to Make Ice Cream

Building the Perfect Summer Playlist

By ShivaniMay 31, 2012
Making the perfect playlist is as essential to an awesome summer as answering the question of whether to rock aviators or Wayfarers. While it may seem trivial in the grand scheme of things, the music that defines a summer will remind you exactly what went ... More  →
Building the Perfect Summer Playlist

Why Guys Should Never Wear Red Pants

By ShivaniMay 30, 2012
For some reason, guys’ summer fashion means the emergence of alarming pantaloons, namely red pants. I’m not talking the salmon and rust-colored shorts favored by future Ivy Leaguers and unapologetic and unironic preps, either. I’m talking those vivid, usually skinny, jeans worn by every “fashionable” ... More  →
Why Guys Should Never Wear Red Pants

How to Make Cutoffs

By ShivaniMay 22, 2012
What with school letting out and the sun constantly shining, I’m declaring it summer. This means it’s high time to create the keystone of the perfect summer outfit: the denim cutoff. Cutoffs are effortless and easy and transition through summer events like a little black More  →
How to Make Cutoffs
About the Author
Shivani

Shivani is a blogger and college student living in Miami, Florida. She’s usually rocking a serious topknot and always trying to realize her life’s ambition of getting her own reality show. In her spare time she blogs about boys, school, and makeup on www.missaluru.wordpress.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @padmashiv.

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