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Bachelor Nation’s Saving Grace: Alexis Waters

The Bachelor franchise is known for tear-stained romances, and the drama that occurs when over a dozen people are trying to bone the same person at once. The Bachelor premiered in 2002, and though the audience has grown tremendously since the beginning, some recent seasons have felt pretty dry. Did ANYONE care if Nick Viall found love?? As a viewer, it’s easy to care more about the show's many personalities than the actual relationships themselves. This is why the hot-mess spinoff…

Lipstick 101 💄✨

Lipstick is war paint, identity, and an easy way to look good with minimal effort. I’ve worn red lipstick almost every day for the past 7 years of my life. I’ve tried all the brands, tips, and tricks under the sun to know exactly what I’m doing. [embed]https://twitter.com/maddiemortell/status/895042420295036929[/embed] My favorite products and why: Full disclosure, I am in love with almost any product that is made by Kat Von D Beauty. I’m not being paid to say this (but I…

Stay Satisfied with WIYB

(top photo via badass prints Barcelona) Subscription boxes have been all the rage for a few years now. I mean, there are more beauty boxes than you can keep up with. We have Trunk Club and Stitch Fix for clothes. We have Birchbox and Ipsy for makeup. We have Blue Apron, Sun Basket and Plated for food. We even have Sustain for condoms, lube & sex wipes. Unalike any of these, we have WIYB-- What’s in Your Box? If you…

Patook: The Future of Friendship Apps?

In my experience with relationship and friendship apps, even if you are only looking for friendship, you will get hit on, unsolicited pics will be sent with no shame, and people will get hostile when they are rejected/ignored (@byefelipe). Making friends is hard enough as it is! It’s not surprising to me that people are looking for a more genuine platform. Patook—an app used for making strictly platonic friends—reached out to the Mack In Style team to test it out…

Hello, It’s Still Me.

My friend Danielle recently asked me why I no longer write. I began to tell her that I had never stopped, but she called me out, “Yeah, but what are you writing about?”  I spent the entirety of my college experience spilling my heart into notebooks, wordpress drafts and published posts.  Sometimes I eagerly chased love, in other instances I fled from it. Those who engaged in a brief courtship with me would read about themselves months later on my…

Ace V-DAY 2017

Although your credit card bill probably still reflects your holiday spending, that isn't going to stop Valentine's Day from showing up in two weeks. I know, I know, it's a "Hallmark" holiday, but that isn't going to excuse you from celebrating it. If your haven't thought about what you want to get your love yet for v-day, I am more than happy to help. All the gifts I have suggested cost less than $250, because I got your back. *cue the sexy…

Rock Your Femme.

November 8th at 10pm: I went to bed pretty optimistic. November 9th at 3am: My boyfriend came into our bedroom around 3am and told me the news. I stayed up for the next few hours and mourned my reproductive rights. November 2016: I cried, a lot. Despite my outspoken criticism of President-Elect Cheeto, I knew I didn't want to blow up my FB feed with Occupy Democrat articles. Instead of praying the electoral college away, I started channeling my nasty.…

Wanna Hangout Sometime?

Like many of you, I made the decision to move to a new city post-graduation. In a toss-up between Los Angeles and New York, I chose crowded subway stations over endless miles of car traffic.  Any hesitations I had about moving to a new city were overshadowed by my overwhelming desire to flee Boston. I will forever be grateful for my naive spirit, because moving to New York wasn't as seamless as I'd expected.  To my surprise, one of the…

Bumbled for Besties.

The minute I heard about Bumble's new "BFF" filter I was game.  Having just moved to NYC with my boyfriend Ben, I wasn't exactly desperate for friends, but approaching anti-social status nonetheless. Always a risk taker in the world of online dating, I signed my ass up. This was going to be SO much more fun than going on an Ok!Cupid date with someone 4 inches shorter than me. My Bumble BFF date went super well. I chose to hangout with…

Too Late Now to Say Sorry

  The following excerpt is an ~anonymous~ contribution from a Mack in Style reader in her early twenties living in NYC. All opinions in this article are not my own...but you won't belieb it.  In my 3-year relationship, there have been times when I wondered if I was missing out on “enjoying my 20’s”. If I should, like most of my girlfriends, remain single for a while and see what’s really out there while I find myself. I never saw…