29 Supremely Luxurious Gifts For Under $50 (Save These For Your VIPs)

Little luxuries are those specialty items that aren’t exactly everyday-essentials, but are everyday-enhancers instead; like using a rose-infused hand cream, eating a square of dark chocolate, pouring a premium cup of tea, lighting a fancy candle, or writing in a new notebook. And while everyone appreciates a little luxury, many aren’t looking to spend the money on them — which is why they make excellent presents. While they won’t break the bank if you’re in the market to give a gift, these purchases make for genuine sources of happiness to others, as objects that are a welcome addition to ordinary daily habits and recurring rituals. Whether you’re looking for a… Read More

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Bath & Body Works Is Having A Flash Candle Sale — & Everything’s Under $11

If you’re looking to stock up on candles, tonight is the night. In T-minus one hour, Bath & Body Works is dropping a huge warehouse-clearing sale — and they’re basically giving away those cult-favorite 3-wicks. According to hardcore Bath & Body Works insiders — the ones with exclusive email alerts to sneaky deals such as this one — the online-exclusive flash sale starts at 8 p.m. tonight. Every single jumbo, 3-wick candle will be marked down to just $10.50 — which is more than $14 off its retail price ($24.50). The insiders have posted screenshots of the deal on Twitter, showing the exciting subject line: “$10.50 candle flash sale starts… Read More

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My Husband & I Make $210,000 A Year — & It’s The First Time We’ve Felt Comfortable

Here we are: The last episode of the first season of Money Diaries: The Podcast! To wrap things up, my co-host, Paco De Leon, and I are talking about high earners and dipping our toes into investing. The big question we’re trying to answer is: How do you build wealth? One of my favorite new(ish) series on Refinery29 is My 6-Figure Paycheck, where we talk to young women who make more than $100,000 a year about how they got there and what they do. Today’s caller, who we’re calling Marie, was featured in a 6-Figure Paycheck story late last year. Paco and I were excited to chat with her, as… Read More

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We’re Tossing Our Jeans Aside For Leather Pants This Spring

Denim, sweaters, even a wrap dress — just about anyone can pull them off. You don’t have to be a styling whiz to know that a pair of jeans that fit just right and a black turtleneck are undeniably flattering and may never go out of style. On the flip side, some fashion pieces don’t come quite so easy. Case in point, leather pants. While Angelina Jolie and the Spice Girls might’ve perfected the look in the ’90s, leather pants definitely take some getting used to. That’s where we come in. With a trick here and a tweak there, you can confidently add a statement pair or two to your… Read More

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Bella Hadid Just Dyed Her Hair The Perfect Honey Blonde For Spring

We’re here for the back-to-dark brown color trend we’ve been seeing all over L.A. lately, but if there’s anyone who can get us to rethink our chocolate brunette, it’s a Hadid. Sunny blonde tones might bring Gigi to mind, but it’s actually younger sister Bella — who just took her jet-black hair a few notches lighter to a creamy borderline-blonde caramel shade — who’s giving us all the spring hair inspiration this time around. After her debut as Vogue ‘s digital cover star earlier this morning, Bella decided to keep up her media momentum with an up-close Instagram selfie showing noticeably lighter strands framing her face. “Back to dirty blonde,… Read More

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9 Hair-Growth Shampoos That Actually Do Something

When the amount of hair swirling around the shower drain becomes noticeably more robust, panic inevitably follows — which never helps the issue, considering surging stress levels can be a key factor in hair loss. ( Joy.) But there are plenty of things you can do to help stop the shedding before you even step out of the shower — as long as you know what’s causing it in the first place. According to Anabel Kingsley, trichologist and president of Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinics, there are typically a few factors contributing to thinning hair, including stress, poor diet, and physiological changes. For women, that includes a weakening of the connective… Read More

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