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12 Lessons My Mom Taught Me

By ShivaniMay 11, 2012
Moms are full of great life advice, and my mother in particular is full of so many pearls of wisdom, one could make a ridiculously long pearl necklace with them. Some more vivid lessons include: Hotel minibars are to be hated and feared. Travel everywhere when you’re ... More  →
12 Lessons My Mom Taught Me

How to Make Fudgesicles

By ShivaniMay 4, 2012
I should be studying for my calculus final or packing up my room, but I can’t bring myself to do anything more than loll around in bed getting lost in the SparkLife archives and tweeting about how little I’ve moved. I’m confident that all my ... More  →
How to Make Fudgesicles

Spring Fashion Trends

By ShivaniApril 4, 2012
Spring is officially here, and you know what that means: a whole new wardrobe! Check out our roundup of the cutest trends and styles for this spring season whilst you shed your puffy coats and fluffy scarves and get ready to hit the mall. ... More  →
Spring Fashion Trends

How to Make District 11 Bread

By ShivaniMarch 28, 2012
The moment when Katniss contemplates 11’s gift of bread after Rue’s death never fails to make me emotional. It’s a really poignant scene in the book, where Katniss’ grief is heightened by adrenaline and District 11’s sacrifice is that much more touching. Because the rolls ... More  →
How to Make District 11 Bread

How to Make District 4 Bread

By ShivaniMarch 19, 2012
With The Hunger Games premier right around the corner, I figured now is the perfect time to introduce my recipes for some of the breads featured in the trilogy. First up is District Four’s fish-shaped loaf. Whenever this bread popped up in the books, I ... More  →
How to Make District 4 Bread

How to Make Your Prom Makeup Last All Night Long

By ShivaniMarch 16, 2012
Prom is a marathon, from dinner to the dance and the inevitable late night fast food run. The last thing anyone wants to think about is whether or not her eye shadow is creasing, especially with all the impromptu photos being taken. To keep your ... More  →
How to Make Your Prom Makeup Last All Night Long

What's On the Menu at Our Hunger Games-Themed Restaurant

By ShivaniMarch 16, 2012
We at SparkLife have been at the frontlines of Hunger Games mania since it first cropped up, and today is no exception. We’ve crossed the line into ultra-fan territory and have designed a menu for our very own Hunger Games-themed restaurant. Want to taste the ... More  →
What's On the Menu at Our Hunger Games-Themed Restaurant

How to Make Russian Tea Cakes

By ShivaniFebruary 16, 2012
When I was little, I used to play tea party. It was the social highlight of my entire week. Only my favorite stuffed animals were invited, and I served water out of my pink plastic teapot. Once in a while, when I actually had a ... More  →
How to Make Russian Tea Cakes

What Not to Wear to Prom

By ShivaniFebruary 16, 2012
Clown shoes Hazmat suit Burger costume ... More  →
What Not to Wear to Prom

How to Make Cheap and Chic Wave Spray

By ShivaniFebruary 14, 2012
Does anyone use wish they could use Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray everyday of their life? Is anyone else a broke college student? Even if I’m the only one who falls into both categories, I have a recipe that replicates this crazy expensive hair product. ... More  →
How to Make Cheap and Chic Wave Spray