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What to Say When You Receive a Gift You Hate

Receiving a gift is always an awkward exchange, particularly when the gift-giver, be it your mom or a colleague from the office, makes it clear they’ve spent time finding you the present. Given this information, there are obvious expectations—once you open that neatly gift-wrapped box, anything short of “I will live…Read more...
Tags: Holiday, Friend, Gifts, Lifehacks, Gift Giving, Present

These Beauty-Packed Advent Calendars Are Bringing Us Holiday Cheer Early

When you're holiday shopping this year, consider giving your beauty-obsessed friend a cosmetic-filled advent calendar to fill their December with pretty surprises. Each day, they'll think of you as they scurry over to their calendar to pop out the day's goodie. Whether your loved one adores fragrance, favors nail polish, or can't get enough of their favorite beauty brand, chances are there's a calendar that will fill them with glee. Brands like OPI and Diptyque have created stunning sets to sho...
Tags: Gift Guide, Holiday, Beauty, OPI, Beauty Products, Holiday Beauty, Beauty Gift Guide, Macy s and Space NK

First Look: OPI x Hello Kitty Holiday 2019

Here’s your first look at the Hello Kitty Holiday 2019 collection from OPI. All products are in salons now. I haven’t tried all the colours yet, I’m loving the glittery shimmery... Visit to read the rest of this article.
Tags: Holiday, Beauty, Nails, Swatch, Nail Polish, OPI, Make-up, Pictures of My Makeup, Holiday 2019, Nailpolish

Lush's Christmas Collection Is Finally Here, and It's Truly a Joy to the World

Do you hear what we hear? You do if your ears picked up on the fizzing of jumbo bath bombs or crinkling of gift-wrapped sets from Lush's 2019 Christmas Collection. The bath and bodycare brand just released its holiday lineup, which features an array of brand-new festive products and OG favorites. Among the 114 total launches, you can indulge in eggnog-scented shower products, elf-shaped bath bombs, and massive gift sets that are sure to make your loved ones's wishes come true. There is even a je...
Tags: Holiday, Beauty, Rudolph, Lush, OG, Beauty Products, Holiday Beauty

Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Halloween Cookies! These Peanut Butter Spider Cookies are adorable and delicious — the perfect combo for a fun Halloween treat! Halloween Cookies These Halloween cookies show my weakness for one of my favorite flavor pairings— peanut butter and chocolate! They’re simple and delicious!  With only a couple of extra ingredients, you can take basic peanut butter cookies... Read More The post Halloween Peanut Butter Spider Cookies appeared first on Mommy Musings.
Tags: Travel, Desserts, Holiday, Halloween recipes

50 Tech Gifts Under $100 That Are Totally Ideal For Your Brother, Dad, or Boyfriend

The only thing harder than getting a man the perfect gift? Getting the perfect on-trend tech gift for that special someone. The good news is we're here to help: we've combed through everything that's hot this season and come up with a list of gift ideas that will tick every box for your boyfriend, brother, father, or BFF. Make sure that you make plans to see them after the holidays have gone by - it's hard to resist the thrill of playing with each and every one of these amazingly cool gadgets an...
Tags: Gift Guide, Religion, Holiday, Gifts, Gifts Under $100, Gifts For Men, Tech Gifts, Chelsea Adelaine Hassler

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Sephora Gifts of 2019

Who has ever been sad to receive a gift from Sephora? Nobody, that's who. This holiday season, check everyone off your list with these epic beauty gifts. Whether they're obsessed with the latest makeup trends, meticulous about their skincare routine, or always stocking up on the newest hair gadgets, there's a gift at Sephora for them. If you're shopping for a serious beauty guru or someone who considers lip balm to be makeup, you can find a great gift for everyone on your list. What do we want t...
Tags: Gift Guide, Makeup, Shopping, Holiday, Gifts, Beauty, Hair, Dyson, Skin Care, Sephora, Stocking Stuffers, Gifts For Women, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Gifts, Best of 2018

Ho Ho Holy Smokes, Bath & Body Works Already Released Some Holiday Products

Folks, breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Now, repeat this process a few times until you're feeling nice and calm. What calls for the impromptu breathing exercise, you ask? Well, we thought you might need it considering Bath & Body Works already dropped a slew of its highly anticipated holiday products in the middle of freakin' October. The beloved body care retailer oh-so-casually released a collection of lotions, creams, shower gels, candles, fragrance mists, and hand soa...
Tags: Time, Holiday, Beauty, Beauty Products, Bath and Body Works, Beauty Shopping, Holiday Beauty

20 Scary Good Halloween Cocktails

Take your Halloween party up a notch with these scary good Halloween Cocktails! We get that Halloween is usually all about the kids, but there’s no reason that the adults can’t have a little fun, too — That’s why we came up with a list of 20+ creepy Halloween Cocktails to serve to your Halloween... Read More The post 20 Scary Good Halloween Cocktails appeared first on Mommy Musings.
Tags: Travel, Holiday

18 Sephora Gift Sets That Will Fill Any Beauty Enthusiast With Pure Joy

Beauty-lovers know what Fall means: major deals on gift sets. Brands release holiday kits featuring bestsellers and limited-edition launches for sliced prices so you can give a gift to someone else . . . or yourself. This season, we're sharing the gifts we want on our lists and why these are the best ones you need to snag before they sell out. Whether you're shopping for someone who loves a full face of makeup or someone who's always stocking up on skin care, these 18 sets will be the stars this...
Tags: Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Makeup, Holiday, Beauty, Skin Care, Editor's Pick, Stocking Stuffers, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Holiday Beauty, Beauty Product Review, Beauty Gifts, Sephora Gift

What I did on my holiday: tapping into your problem-solving mind without even trying

You’re finally on holiday and have truly switched off.But did you know that this is a great time to do some work without actually making any real effort? Here’s what I mean.Even when you’re on holiday and not thinking at all about choirs or singing, your subconscious is working away behind the scenes.As a singer, when you get back to choir, you’ll find that songs you struggled with last season will magically have sorted themselves out in your brain. Even if you’ve not consciously sung them or th...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Inspiration, Holiday, Planning, Relaxation, Singing, Choir, Musical Director, Chris Rowbury

It’s break time for many choir leaders, but how do you actually switch off?

I’ve written before about why taking time out is so important for choir leaders. photo by Lance Anderson But how do you actually switch off to make the most of your downtime?It’s all very well saying that taking a break is important, but some people find it hard.How is it possible to really switch off and forget about work?Adele Bates is a teacher, speaker, writer and educator for students with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties. She has written a great blog post: Stop! But how do we actuall...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Holiday, Relaxation, Choir Leading, Choir Leader, Chris Rowbury, Bates, Lance Anderson

Choir’s on a break, so where do you sing?

Most choirs take a long break over the summer (which is currently here for a few days in the UK!).But many singers complain: “What am I going to do without any singing for so long?” Don’t worry, there is help at hand.When I started my first community choir I was worried that I would lose singers over the long break. I was afraid they would get out of the habit of coming each week or find a better alternative.To avoid this, I ran a series of four singing sessions over the summer. A kind of short ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, UK, Australia, Holiday, Relaxation, Singing, Choir, Singers, Community Choir, Singing Workshop, Northern Hemisphere, Chris Rowbury, Singing Holidays, Singing Weekends

Choir leaders: how to give yourself a break and not feel guilty

We all need a break from time to time. Even choir leaders.But some of us find it hard to prioritise downtime. Here are some ideas for how to take a break without feeling guilty.Choir leaders work very hard. Singers might see you for just a couple of hours each week without realising all the ‘back office’ work that goes on (see The job of being a choir leader).Taking time out is important for choir leaders. Not just for your own health, but also so you can do your job properly.We all need time fo...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Holiday, Relaxation, Illness, Choir, Choir Leader, Choirmaster, Choral Director, Chris Rowbury

A Day To Celebrate Mom

Don't stress if you haven't yet purchased your Mom something for Mother's Day... you still have time! The annual holiday is fast approaching and on this coming Sunday, March 12 the NRF found that 86% of people will be celebrating the women who helped raise them. Their survey found that the top 3 gifts Moms can expect are greeting cards (75%), flowers (67%), and a special outing (55%) like brunch. No matter the gift, those celebrating cited "finding something unique" as the most important factor ...
Tags: Advertising, Holiday, Research, Walmart, Sem, Retail, Consumer Behavior, Promotion, Shopper Marketing, Shopping Behavior

Send Your Mom a Mother's Day Card Today

Did you forget? Mother’s Day is this Sunday, which means you should probably send your mom a card right this second—and even if you’re the lazy type, there are plenty of easy options.Read more...
Tags: Holiday, Gift, Lifehacks, Present, Mom, Mothers Day

How to Celebrate National Space Day

Tonight, step outside, look up at the sky and—assuming you’re in a location that is low on light pollution—appreciate the view of the stars. Because guys, it’s National Space Day. Read more...
Tags: Space, Stem, Holiday, Stars, Lifehacks

Looking Sharp

Why should bunnies have all the fun when Easter rolls around? They’re not the only lovable little herbivores to spring out of a sleepy winter funk. Right alongside Flopsy and Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter, porcupines emerge to share all the fresh green shoots, fruits, and leaves now ripe for the foraging. Sure, they’re not as outwardly cuddly with those intimidating quills raised, but trust me, it’s all just a facade. Unless provoked or threatened, porcupines are about as vicious as newborn kitten...
Tags: Food, Holiday, Bread, Baking, Easter, Vegan, Buns, Peter, Don, Baking / Cooking, Steamed, Mopsy Cottontail

New York Today: Statues of Women Are (Finally) Coming to New York City

Friday: Each borough will soon have at least one piece honoring a pioneering woman.
Tags: News, New York City, Billie, Holiday, Shirley, Helen, Walker, Chisholm, Ilya, Women and Girls, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Ginia, 3-D Printers, Rodríguez Trías, Vett, Bellafante

New York Will Add 4 Statues of Women to Help Fix ‘Glaring’ Gender Gap in Public Art

The city plans to install four statues in four boroughs, which each of the historical figures once called home.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Billie, Holiday, Graham, Helen, Walker, Women and Girls, Bronx (NYC, Staten Island (NYC, Manhattan (NYC, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Queens (NYC, Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings (1827-1901

Bali is Closed For the Day. Right Now.

Thursday, March 7, 2018 is the third day of the six days that the Balinese New Year is celebrated; and the entire island of Bali is now as close to completely silent as possible for Nyepi. “On the 3rd day the entire Island comes to a standstill, with no scheduled incoming or outgoing flights from Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar (DPS)”, according to... The post Bali is Closed For the Day. Right Now. appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Advice, Airports, Hotels and Lodging, Holiday


Deep in France’s Tarentaise Valley are the resorts of Tignes and Val d’Isère. Together they make up the world-renowned Espace Killy ski area, known for its 300km of high-altitude skiing, gentle beginner runs and fabulous viewpoints. There’s loads to do off the slopes too, whether you’re a non-skier or just fancy an afternoon off. Not sure where to start? Here are our favourites… Things to do in Tignes Go ice diving Down in Tignes Le Lac, you can dive into a frozen lake to explore a...
Tags: France, Holiday, Sport, Tennis, Climbing, Skiing, Swimming, Val D'isere, Espace Killy, Swimming Pool, Beaufort, Tignes, Killy, Tarentaise Valley, Le Lagon, Ice Driving

Hamantaschen Recipe – Tips to Make the Perfect Purim Cookie

Hamantaschen are a classic dessert for the Jewish holiday of Purim. They are triangular cookies designed to look like the triangular hat that the villain of the Purim story, Haman, wore. The dough is really easy to make and requires no refrigeration time! The filling options for Hamantaschen are endless and I share lots of unique ideas in this post as well as tips and tricks for how to get the cookies to hold their shape. Read the full article here
Tags: Holiday, Baking, Jewish, Purim, Haman, Cookies & Brownies

An Intrepid Explorer of Mars Falls Silent

How the jaunty rover Opportunity captured the world’s imagination.
Tags: News, Obama, Billie, Holiday, Barack, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Space and Astronomy, Mars (Planet

A Great Gift for Valentine’s Day: Maison Margiela REPLICA Fragrances Under The Lemon Trees!

Maison Margiela REPLICA Fragrance: Under The Lemon Trees Now Available at Sephora +   Introducing Under The Lemon Trees, your new REPLICA memory with a scent of dolce vita. Inspired by the memory of a sunny escape in the countryside, this fragrance evokes a nap under the trees in the park of an old […]
Tags: Notes, Featured, Celebrity, Shopping, Women, Lifestyle, Holiday, Entrepreneurs, Seo, Valentine's Day, Art and design, Innovation, Men, Expert, Fragrance, Focus

5 ways to show love this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, show the people who mean the most to you how much you appreciate them. Here are five ideas to get you started.
Tags: Real Estate, Marketing, Holiday, Valentine's Day, Radio, Agent, Gratitude, Select, Katie Lance

Galentine's Day and Micro-Holidays

"What is Galentine's Day? It's only the best day of the year." Since Leslie Knope, Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation, uttered these words during an episode of Parks and Recreation in 2010, the birth of Galentine's Day has allowed all women—no matter their relationship status—to get together, usually in the form of a brunch, and celebrate each other. Over the last nine years, brands and retailers have begun to acknowledge the holiday as it gains popularity beyond fans of the sitcom and in...
Tags: Advertising, Holiday, Social Media, Sem, Parks and Recreation, Parks, Consumer Behavior, Brand Experience, Shopper Marketing, Mary Kay, Leslie Knope, GALENTINE

Merry Happy Whatever: Netflix Taps Dennis Quaid for Christmas Series

Merry Happy Whatever: Netflix taps Dennis Quaid for Christmas series Dennis Quaid is gearing up to star in the holiday series Merry Happy Whatever for Netflix, the streaming service has announced. The veteran actor will play Don Quinn, a strong-willed man who must deal with the stress of the holiday season and deal with his daughter’s new boyfriend. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptA...
Tags: Movies, Holiday, Netflix, Cbs, Raymond, Lucy Liu, Quaid, Dennis Quaid, Don Quinn, Jane Levy, Pamela Fryman, NBC Pilot Zoey, Merry Happy Whatever, Tucker Cawley Veteran

3 #TeaProudly Ways To Share Your Love For Tea On Valentine’s Day

Alright, tea lovers. Valentine’s Day is TOMORROW. And this year, we’ve got a few special ways you can share Bigelow Tea with the people you love most. Whether you’re sharing with a significant other, best friend, parent or family member, here are three ideas to get you started. Because, as you know, any holiday is the perfect holiday to #TeaProudly! A Galentine’s Day/Girls Night Out tea party. A tea party is always a fun and classic way to celebrate virtually any occasion. The best pa...
Tags: Tea, Holiday, Valentine's Day, Recipes, Tea Party, Green Tea, Miles, Bigelow, Bigelow Tea, Iced Tea, Teaproudly, Chinese broccoli, Pomegranate Pizzazz Champagne Punch cocktail, Mashed Plantains and Orange Beef