Patricia Shannon

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Pamper Dad with Father’s Day Gifts Under $25

All product featured in this content was editorially selected. We may receive commission from links in this article. He might never admit it, but Dad likes to be pampered too. This year, instead of opting for yet another pair of socks, we’ve decided it’s high time to step it up when it comes to celebrating dear old Dad. To help […]

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Summer Arm Candy Straight from Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge-based designer Celeste Austin wants you to sport some new arm candy this season. Take a gander at her collection of leather handbags and we bet you’ll soon be saying, don’t mind if I do. You might remember this sassy little number from our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide, which was our first introduction to Austin’s then year-and-a-half-old brand, SavvyRoot. […]

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The No-Frizz, Best-Ever-Hair-Day-Product You Need Stat!

All product featured in this content was editorially selected. We may receive commission from links in this article. Start with a beach wedding, add Florida humidity, a splash of a sudden rain storm (optional: salty wind), and a bevvy of wavy hair with a tendency to frizz and you have the recipe for a hair disaster. Did anyone else shudder? […]

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Pack Your Bags! We’re Heading to Ponte Vedra

It’s time to fly south for the winter. This is the time of year when I get the premature urge to swap out my closet of plaids, quilted jackets, and boots for a decidedly colorful wardrobe complete with oversized prints and sling-back wedges that show off my Cajun-Shrimp pedicure. The switchover from chunky sweaters to chambray is on average between six […]

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Beauty Secrets From My Mom, the Homecoming Queen

Marcia Miller Sparrow “There are two things my mother says never go out of style: inner beauty and the color red. When I was younger, I remember thinking that she must have slept in red lipstick because she always wore the perfect shade of crimson. Now that I’m older, we catch up over frequent mani-pedis—always opting for red polish, of […]

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Five College Football Cheerleaders Reveal The Secrets to Perfect Hair That Lasts

When you tumble, hurdle, and jump for hours—keeping your hair in tip-top shape isn’t easy. Five cheerleaders from the gridiron share their MVP (Most Valuable Product). 1. For touchdown worthy curls: “This berry-scented mousse is my all-time-favorite product. A quarter-size dollop gives curls lasting bounce without the crunch.” Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Mousse, $2.99. —Kerri Reid, Georgia Tech sophomore 2. To defend […]

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Extend Your Blowout With These Hair Savers

Yes, you can get away with third-day hair even in the dead heat of summer. Here’s how. 1. Tame flyaways: These dryer sheet-like wonder tools are no joke—just swipe through hair to tame any wild strays and boost shine. Redken Frizz Dismiss FPF 10 Fly-Away Fix, $25 for 50 sheets 2. Add volume: Actress Salma Hayek was inspired by her grandmother to create a […]

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Signature Spring Perfumes

You’ll be fresh as a daisy in these floral and fruity perfumes perfect for spring. Pick a bloom to find your new favorite. 1. Jasmine: This heady spring flower takes center stage in an undeniably feminine scent from bohemian fashion house Chloé. Love Story Eau de Parfum, $105; macys.com 2. Peony & Lavender: Light and elegant, this classic perfume makes a […]

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Magnificent Mom Giveaway

We have more exciting Mother’s Day giveaway news coming your way! We’ve partnered with a number of brands to bring you the ultimate treat-yourself package for our favorite super moms. Giveaway includes: A Laurel & Wolf Premium Design Package worth $499 $300 certificate toward activity kits and toys from Seedling $200 certificate toward luxury bedding from Crane & Company An […]

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Mother’s Day Keurig® Brewing System Giveaway

The countdown to Mother’s Day is on. We’ve got you covered with heart-warming homemade gifts and presents that are just a click away, but now we’re focusing on a gift idea that isn’t necessarily crafty, but most assuredly caffeinated. The best part is, it could be yours for free. We’ve got you hooked, don’t we? We’re partnering with Keurig® for a 2.0 K550 […]

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