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Floating on a Cloud at Balans Organic Spa

I've entered a new phase of my life...a health and wellness phase. It happened accidentally, and while technically a good thing, the timing couldn't have been worse as a senior in college. When else is it acceptable to have a Tito's & Soda fueled social life?! Catch me at home with hot tea and a hydrating face mask, how bout dah. One of my spin instructors was even slightly puzzled when I walked into her 6 am class on a Friday…

Poor Girl’s Guide to Makeup and Skincare

When you grow older there are fewer materialistic things that truly excite you in a childlike way. Even Disneyland magic fades with age.  As silly as it sounds, one thing that still exhilarates me is walking into a good makeup store. Charlie may have had the Chocolate Factory, but I have Sephora. My eyes light up upon entering and by the time I've worked my way through the store, my hand looks like an artist's palette from testing every product and my wrists…

Valentine’s Day in Boston

Yes, I know you hate Valentines Day. No, you can't avoid it. For this year's Valentine's Day feature we decided to give you a little taste of Boston. Whether you're celebrating with your lover or your bestie, we chose to share with you a few of our favorite spots that will leave your mouth watering by the time you're done reading this. We promise this won't be too cheesy... Itadaki @itadakiboston / Itadaki Boston / @ItadakiBoston The first time I was…

What She Wants

It's that time of the year again-- gifting. As always, I'll write a few of these for you guys. First, what your best friend & sister want. Next, we'll cover what you should get your boyfriend or girlfriend, and then finally your parents. For specific gift suggestions; feel free to reach out to us. for the makeup lover: Kylie Lip Kit $18-$30 Kylie Cosmetics Its true. She wants it. Regardless of your opinion on the Kfam, Kylie's lip kits rock. If she's…

Tori’s Tuesday Playlist — 008

I have a hunch that our team here at Mack In Style and a lot of our readers would not consider themselves a part of #fitfam and we are all definitely pretending to care about Olympic sports we only hear about once every four years. Yes, Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles are leaving everybody in the dust this summer but today I'd like to focus on a truly inspirational team, the Filipino divers (stop what you are doing and watch this commentary). In…

Our Favorite Spring Gifts

Mother's day is coming up, your besties birthday is right around the corner, and a good friend just scored themselves a killer apartment with a deck. For whatever, reason, there are purchases to be made. Soon we'll start sharing cocktails on rooftops, salad will become appealing, and everyones going to post instas of themselves riding swans... including myself if I come across one. Here are our favorite spring gifts for any occasion: / I soak up like this towel /  Cheers & Salut Glasses / Gypsy…

Blogging for Basics pt.2

I'd congratulate you for starting a blog, but buying a domain and choosing a layout doesn't make you a champion yet. Yes, I know it's hard-- but it just gets harder.  The hardest part of having a blog is coming up with consistent content. Shit ain't easy. I know people who have had very successful blogs that have given up. I've had my blog for 5 years, most of the time it feels like a blessing, but it often feels like…

Under $50: Gift Your Bestie

Gift buying can be extremely difficult sometimes, but finding something for your BFF can be really easy. The only challenge, every year we find ourselves ballin' on a budget. We've solved that problem by curating a selection of gifts for all your best friends.  Just remember, gift cards are not an acceptable bf gift & creativity goes a long way. Here are a few gifts under $50 for every friend you have: For Your Travel Buddy $15 Cute Travel Mug $50 Duffel Bag…

Crush on this.

Living in Boston can be a little frustrating when it comes to fashion. Few places carry the LA/NY designers that are ahead of the fashion curb, and it sometimes it seems like the only place that will solve your fashion crisis is the internet. However, while we're better known for our sports than our sample sales, Boston has a few great shops that make up for a small fashion scene. Crush Boutique is one of the exceptions. If you're leaning…

Barcelona Photostory

Last week, while eating tapas drunk in Barcelona, I was introduced to a Ecuadorian photography student named Maria. After sharing a few glasses of champagne, the two of us decided to collaborate on a photoshoot. I'm so grateful for my wonderful friends Ariana and Amanda for agreeing to be part of this, I love you guys.