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LIPGLOSS: How to make SXSW the SXSBest

Staff Blogger

March 7, 2014

Every spring, SXSW blesses our little city with movies, music and copious amounts of traffic. A lot of other stuff, too. Many Austinites flee, and that's understandable. Nothing can quite ease that twinge of pain when you see ...

ANGERS: Midterms Abroad

Staff Blogger

March 3, 2014

It's 5:31 pm and midterms still suck.This was the most hellish week since I’ve been here, and the only thing that got me through it was knowing that I would be in Vienna, Austria just a few days later.I knew that this was a s...

Katie Brown on Beauty: Drugstore Products

Staff Blogger

February 28, 2014

As I make my journey through the world of being a makeup maven, I have come to a conclusion about the beauty world.While there are some things out there that are definitely worth the investment, there are others that are inexpe...

LIPGLOSS: Drive-in movies then and now

Staff Blogger

February 28, 2014

I’m a huge fan of drive-in movies. There’s actually one pretty close to the center of Austin, Blue Starlite, that makes for a great date. Still, whenever I go, I can’t help but think how the drive-in experience has changed–mostly f...

In the College Kitchen with Jenna: Fudge

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February 25, 2014

While revenge is a dish best served cold, apologies are best given with chocolate. I completely missed an appointment last week and felt rather guilty about it, so tomorrow I’ll arrive bearing chocolate fudge. As much as I l...

LIPGLOSS Goes Out: The Blanton Museum

February 21, 2014

LIPGLOSS is a weekly dating and humor blog. Check back every Thursday for anything from restaurant reviews to dating advice to eclectic lists.I know, I know. Museums can be nightmare date material. I'm sure you've seen it before, e...

In the College Kitchen with Jenna: Valentine’s Day Chicken Fried Chicken

Staff Blogger

February 10, 2014

As I’m sure everyone knows, this Friday is Valentine’s Day! And there’s no better way to say, “I love you” than with food that’ll surely put on the pounds—of love.I’ve always felt that food is love, and the idea of ...

Katie Brown on Beauty: Unexpected lipgloss love affair

Staff Blogger

February 5, 2014

When I first began to get really into makeup my junior year of high school, I made my first MAC lipstick purchase. No, it wasn’t one of their classics like Viva Glam, MAC Red or Rebel; it was a Barbie pink called Lovelorn.I m...

In the College Kitchen with Jenna: Tomato Pie

Staff Blogger

February 3, 2014

One of God's greatest gifts to us is pie. We've already been through this. But did you know that there is an entire untapped universe of savory pies just waiting for you to try them?I'm not talking chicken pot or turkey pot pies. I'm talking meat pies, swe...

Katie Brown on Beauty: Winter Skin

Staff Blogger

January 29, 2014

Come wintertime, it is extremely important to take care of your skin. The cold weather can completely suck out the moisture not only from your hands and elbows, but also from sensitive areas such as your face and around your ey...

In the College Kitchen with Jenna: Oatmeal Cookies

Staff Blogger

January 27, 2014

A decent oatmeal cookie recipe is a great thing to have in your back pocket because you can make them fairly easily with the things you might already have in your kitchen. Any variation of oatmeal should work—and flavored oat...


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January 24, 2014

Although friends have gone home and many exciting things have happened over the holidays, I feel like I need to fill you in on the Christmas celebrations I witnessed and experienced in Copenhagen.Did I mention that the Danish Chri...

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