We understand how you may not look your best after a night of partying. But once you’ve had a mean lookin’ breakfast and showered, we suggest going light on the makeup with some neutrals, slapping on a trendy (and comfy) outfit and heading back out there! G shows you how you can go from morning mess to afternoon A-lister with a plaid shirt and the right attitude (or heels, wtv).
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With all the pills, nerdy self-help books and doctor shows available, it seems like people are forgetting the best method to curb their crazy: food. Check out some foods that boost or calm your mood, depending on how “emo” you’re feeling.
Everyone knows chocolate makes you happy. And it’s not just the act of ripping off that foil and ravaging it like a baby leopard that will subdue you. Chocolate is loaded with anandamide, which gives you a sense of relaxation as it changes the dopamine levels in the brain. “Take with heartache, happiness and everything in between.” But don’t just stop at the wrapper; enjoy chocolate in delish desserts like Bacon Chocolates and Banana Fritters Drizzled With Chocolate Sauce. Tastes good, does good, should probably come with its own prescription.
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With all the fuss that comes with weddings, it’s always nice to chill out and wear something that isn’t made of taffeta. But simple doesn’t mean you have to skimp out on looking good — or settle for wearing I’m-painfully-single stained sweats. G shows us how you can take a laid-back dress and make it pop — with color and accessories, of course! The added bonus? The majority of this outfit is vintage, allowing you to splurge on other more-luxurious items (like shews).
Dress & Belt
Finding your soulmate might not be easy, but finding a wicked one-of-a-kind piece in a vintage shop can be! One of the crew’s favorite spots in L.A., Wasteland, has all sorts of goodies like this retro Patterson J. Kincaid blue dress. G accessorizes hers with another vintage item: a simple crystal belt. You don’t need to spend a fortune to look like a million bucks. Seriously, we’ve bought entire outfits for less than $60 (much less than you’ll be forced to spend on your BFF’s wedding). Browse for similar belts here.
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Lecturing you on drinking less to avoid hangovers is like lecturing you on not eating all the Halloween candy in one night. I know you’re going to do it anyways, and you know you’re going to regret it. So let’s just make some breakfast and move on:
Everyone knows that grease is No. 1 in prevention. Wanna know why? It coats the stomach the way a mother cradles a baby. Give in to it. Scoffing a cheeseburger will limit the amount of alcohol absorbed into the stomach lining and bloodstream, helping to prevent hangovers. Or allowing you to drink more.
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When it comes to trends, some things are better decisions than others. Unlike the photos tagged all over Facebook of you “rocking” Crocs, food trends are between you and your plate (or maybe the restaurateur you’re visiting for the third time this week). Wanna look as good as that hyped meal tastes? Then take a look at G’s outfit for a timelessly cool look. Then, put down the thick-rimmed black glasses and back away slowly.
Don’t spend your time worrying about what color is in season. Rock ‘em all like G does in this slick and colorful Mark McNairy men’s floral shirt. Yup, masculine pieces can pair with a feminine look! Check out McNairy’s stuff here, and listen to what he’s got to say about fashion — or just do your best impression with a Hawaiian shirt.
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Ever noticed how food trends pop up more frequently than shoe trends? Well, not all fads are created equal (hello, Crocs). So check out the top five food trends that I think should definitely be here to stay.
Bacon — This fad has beat out all other fads, as far as longevity, social economy and lifestyles go. Really, it’s not enough to enjoy a good slice of bacon anymore. You have to bathe in bacon soap, sleep on bacon sheets and punch anyone who defames bacon. I love bacon.
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Put down the mac and cheese, and back away from that can opener. I know the terrifying depths laziness can take a person, but don’t take it out on your stomach. A Doritos panino topped with Brie cheese and pickles isn’t creative — it’s a cry for help. Here are some foods that taste awesome and don’t require much effort.
No excuse, folks. Pasta practically cooks itself. And this recipe doesn’t call for a trip to the store or to your neighbor’s house to ask for missing ingredients. Just throw in whatever you’ve got and it’s totally good enough.
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Listen brides — we know that getting married is a really stressful time and anyone who tells you otherwise can seriously suck it. The only magic a groom and his future bride feel is when one of them chugs 30 milliliters of NyQuil and knocks-the-fork-out.
Yeah, we know planning was fun for the first 10 minutes. And if movies like Bridesmaids and 27 Dresses have taught us anything, it’s that being a bridesmaid ain’t all it’s cracked up to be either — they’re the real troopers. Here are a few tips to keep your best buds happy despite your soon-to-be craziness.
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One day, you’ll look in the mirror and — tsaketa — you’ll find a gray hair. Don’t you worry, my old friends, there’s dye for that! Sure, you may not be the spring organic chicken you once were, but let’s face it: You don’t want to become the next “housewife” of “city X” sporting one facial expression — surprise — with a questionably young boyfriend named Julio on your arm. Wait, Julio is a nice catch. You go, girl. Hot new boyfriends aside, I have some tips here that’ll help you accept getting older in bitchin’ style.
Rock the Silver or Buy Some Dye
The end of your naturally brown or blond locks doesn’t mean the end of a cool hairdo. Be the silver fox you were destined to be, or finally be brave enough to rock that bleach blond or fire red you always wanted to try! And, hey, if you’ve decided to chop it off, make sure it’s hip — getting older doesn’t mean you have to sport purple curls.
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Like some of you, I’m over winter. In fact, I’m not a fan. I dream of warm sunny days, a glass of chilled sparkling wine and multicolored cork wedges. But nothing gets me as excited as all the fresh food, my friends. To help me get prepared for bikini season (and keep me from seasonal depression) I’ve designed a spring menu I can get really sink my teeth into.
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