Stories by Rosie Narasaki

25 Affordable (and Adorable) Beauty Products You Can Buy at Forever 21

Did you know that Forever 21's beauty game is seriously on point? It's pretty much everything you could ask for -- it's got a huge selection, it's largely adorable, and best of all, it's very wallet-friendly. Just as with their fast fashion apparel, they stay on top of the trends, too -- so you can find all of the must-have products of the moment, from snail mucin sheet masks to holographic nail polish to matte lipsticks.   read more

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17 DIY Bath Bomb Recipes to Revolutionize Your Bath Time

We all love Lush bath bombs, but we're also well-acquainted with the fact that they can get expensive -- which is where DIY comes in, of course. It turns out that it's actually pretty easy to make your own bath bombs -- most are made with baking soda and citric acid (which is what makes it so satisfyingly fizzy) and not much more. Plus, with dozens of aromatic essential oils to choose from (not to mention fun add-ons, like cosmetic grade glitter and dried flowers), there's a ton of room for customization. That said, you can basically create the DIY bath bomb of your dreams with a little practice... and once you've perfected it, you can start gifting it to all your friends.   read more

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The Latest Celebrity Hair Transformations That Will Rock Your World

Has your favorite celebrity undergone a hair transformation lately? It honestly seems like there must be something in the air right now -- because a surprising amount of stars are making major chops -- and you can find them all right here. Now, in some cases, that means wearing a chin-length bob for the first time. And in others? Let's just say that more than one celeb has gone full-on G.I. Jane crew cut (somewhere out there, Demi Moore is feeling proud). Lots of new colors are making the rounds too -- perhaps most notably, peroxide blonde (seriously, it's everywhere).   read more

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19 Creative Date Ideas for Every Type of Couple

Look, if there's anything we can all agree on, it's the fact that dating is hard. Especially in the early stages. And furthermore, sometimes the standard dinner/movie combo or afternoon coffee date ideas can get a little... boring. So, what are some more inventive and cheap ideas for dates?   read more

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24 Game-Changing Beauty Hacks That'll Speed Up Your Morning Routine

We could all use some genius beauty hacks in our arsenal, couldn't we? With the hustle and bustle of our day-to-day lives, it's nice to be able to save time/money/effort whenever possible -- so, why not hack your beauty routine?   read more

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11 Surprisingly Easy Braids for Short Hair

If you have short hair, chances are it took you a long time to decide you wanted to make the chop. See, short hair has a lot of things going for it -- but one of the biggest deciding factors against it is the fact that it can feel limiting, style-wise. There's a conception that you won't be able to "do" anything with it -- but that doesn't have to be true. You'd be surprised just how many chic looks you can pull off with short strands -- heck, in the braid category alone there are more than enough fun looks to take for a spin. There's French braids, braid crowns, braided pigtails -- and that's only the tip of the iceberg. So, ready to learn some new braids for short hair? Read on for some fun styling ideas and tips on how to braid short hair!   read more

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11 K-Beauty Must Haves You Can Buy on Amazon

Gone are the days when getting your hands on cosmetics from around the world was actually something of a challenge -- because now, we have Amazon. And Amazon is a makeup and skincare mecca for all things Korean beauty -- after all, shipping tends to be fast and reasonable, and you can get pretty much anything you can imagine. So, what are the things you should be keeping your eye out for next time you're indulging in a little online retail therapy?   read more

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15 Delicious and Healthy No-Cook Meals to Eat All Summer Long

Look, it's summer. It's hot. You can't think of anything worse than turning on the oven and making your place even hotter. Plus, you're feeling lazy, and you're in dire need of sustenance that won't leave you feeling heavy and bloated. Luckily, there are meals out there that fit all those requirements: Quick, easy, refreshing and best of all? No oven required.   read more

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19 Cult Favorite MAC Lipsticks You Need in Your Arsenal

MAC Media lipstick. The deep wine hue is just one iconic lipstick that put MAC on the map. Another: Ruby Woo. Think about it: Do you know of any beauty brands that have more cult favorite lipstick shades than MAC? Seriously, so many MAC lipsticks have earned cult status (MAC Sin, MAC Brave, MAC Red...) and for good reason -- their shade selection is both vast and unique.   read more

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15 Yummy Protein Ball Recipes That Let You Fill Up Without Blowing Your Diet

If you're making an effort to eat healthy, protein balls are kind of a must. Packed with nutrients, flavor, and protein, they're both filling and delicious. They're a great way to start off a busy day, plus they make for great pre/post-workout snacks. Perhaps best of all, they can be a great way to sate sweets cravings -- after all, many protein ball recipes happen to be inspired by your favorite desserts, from Almond Joy candy bars to fudgy brownies to good old fashioned cookie dough.   read more

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