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Gorgeous Wedding Dresses for the Bride on a Budget

If you’ve ever choked while eyeballing the average cost of a wedding or mumbled a string of profane four-letter words while price-tagging the racks at Kleinfeld, then congratulations: You’re a budget bride. Welcome to the world where “for richer or for poorer” isn’t a promise, it’s a reality. But, wait! There’s no need to wave the white flag and hightail it to ... Read More »

Chicken Tagine with Pine-nut Couscous

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 bone-in chicken thighs (with skin) 1 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups) 4 large garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 cardamom pods, lightly crushed 2 small dried red chiles, such as arbol ... Read More »

Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Thighs

Ingredients 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (1 1/2 pounds) Cooking spray 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained Chopped fresh cilantro (optional) Preparation 1. Combine first 4 ingredients. Rub chicken thighs with spice mixture. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. ... Read More »

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Your Spring Wedding Hair Inspiration Guide Is Here

Wedding pictures are a one-time deal, so looking your best on the big day is an absolute must. It also goes without saying that every bride wants the perfect hair to complement the gorgeous wedding gown that has been chosen (because let’s be honest, all eyes will be on you). Whether you’re a beachside bride looking for a casual look or a glamorous ... Read More »

Springtime Perfume Oils to Add to Your Collection

We’ve seen perfume oils trickle out from our favorite brands over the past few years and they’re becoming our go-to for many reasons. Standard perfumes are alcohol-based, which makes the blend of notes smell intense at first, but last only a handful of hours before completely disappearing. This is because the alcohol causes the fragrance oils to evaporate much faster than ... Read More »

Chicken Fried Rice with Vegetables

Ingredients 1/2 (12 oz.) chicken breast, chopped 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 (10 oz.) package frozen mixed vegetables, thawed 4 cups cooked white rice 3 eggs Kosher salt Black pepper Preparation In a medium bowl, toss chicken with soy sauce and sesame oil. Cover and marinate at room ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Starting Ballet as an Adult

I think it’s safe to say that ballet is having a moment lately, and not in a pink tulle kind of way. Think Misty Copeland’s Under Armour ad or the David LaChapelle-directed video of Sergei Polunin dancing to Hozier’s “Take Me To Church.” Contrary to what stock images and the #ballet hashtag on Instagram may suggest, this isn’t about delicate waifs — ... Read More »

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes Properly

Cleaning your makeup brushes on a regular basis is an absolute must for reasons beyond basic hygiene. After multiple uses, bristles begin to build up with residual makeup, which makes them less effective when it comes to application and they become a home for bacteria that will take your skin to acne town. Professional makeup artists usually clean their brushes after ... Read More »

6 Mani-Pedi Nail Polish Pairings

When it comes to nail polish, matching your fingers and toes is very basic and completely boring (sorry!). There are so many colors out there, so don’t limit yourself to one. Mix it up for a more exciting new look! We know narrowing down your choices to just two shades can be extremely hard — especially if you’re the indecisive type. ... Read More »