This 5-Question Checklist Will Help You Build Your Dream Wardrobe

Whether you consider yourself a lover of fashion or not, it’s always shocking how easy it is to get to a point where your closet is overflowing. A couple of sales happen and all of a sudden, what was once an organized masterpiece is exploding and in need of a purge—been there, done that too many times to count.


In 2023, we’re aiming to do a few fewer closet clean-outs and instead to shop a little more strategically. There’s nothing more rewarding than adding a piece to your closet that you love and wear for years, and with a little bit of forethought, every piece can give you that experience. 

The next time you go to click “add to cart” or head to the checkout line, these are the questions to ask yourself before buying something. Your “thought I loved it but have never worn it” pile is about to get a whole lot smaller.

Can I style this three different ways with pieces I already own?

All too often, we fall into the trap of buying something new to wear because we have one killer outfit in mind to style it for. And if you can do that, that’s great—but you should be able to style a piece more than one way to justify buying it. Try to think of three different outfits you can wear with it that you’d enjoy wearing. If it requires buying even more pieces to style it in ways you’d like, it isn’t the right call to purchase it.

Would I buy this if it were full price?

We know, we know, it’s hard to resist the temptations of a sale. But one of the most game-changing mentalities to have with sales is this: If something is marked down from $100 to $60, you aren’t saving $40—you’re still spending $60. If something you know you’ll love and wear is on sale, by all means, add it to your cart. But if you’re buying something just because it’s on sale, that’s another story.

The best question to ask yourself is if you would obsess over it as much if it wasn’t on sale. If the discount is the main thing enticing you, it’s best to pass.


Does this fit me right?

Especially in the post-pandemic age of online shopping, it’s easy to order something in a size that ends up being not quite right and end up keeping it because returning it would be too much of a hassle. Ask yourself: If you were shopping in-store and were trying it on in a fitting room, would you go grab a bigger or smaller size? If you would, it’s best to return or exchange it.


If you are shopping in-store and your size is out of stock and you’re trying to make an ill-fitting piece work, trust us: It’s best to wait for something that fits you right, unless you have the intent to tailor it.


Am I only buying this because it’s trendy?

Especially with different trends and pieces going viral on TikTok by the week, it’s easier than ever to buy something to hop on the bandwagon of a trend. While we’re victims of this too, the key is to make sure you like the piece. For example, if you like the idea of the sheer top trend but wearing it makes you uncomfortable, that isn’t the trend for you. Fashion is subjective; don’t buy something just because everyone else is.


What will the cost per wear be?

One of the most useful things to consider when purchasing something is its cost per wear or the cost of the item divided by the number of times you’ll wear it. It might sound better to buy a $200 pair of statement boots than a $500 pair of classic loafers, but if you only wear the statement boots a couple of times a year and would wear the loafers multiple times a week, the cost per wear means the loafers are the worthwhile purchase.

A great example of cost per wear is a wedding guest dress. If you know you won’t be able to get more wear out of it than one wedding, it’s better to rent a dress or borrow one from a friend to avoid it taking up closet space for all of eternity after one night in it.

Temporary Hair Tattoos Turn Your Strands Into A Canvas

Remember how fun it was to play around with temporary tattoos as a kid? All you needed was a pile of stick-on tats, a little water, and boom, your arm was decorated with roses and stars. On TikTok, fake tats are having a moment again, but this time hairstylists are using temporary tattoos on hair — and it’s equally amazing.

Applying temporary tattoos to your hair is one of the easiest ways to change up your look, especially when you don’t want to commit to something more major like a dye job or a haircut, says Brandie Devillier, a platform educator at the Aveda Arts & Sciences Institute and certified color educator at Elevate Hair. She says the idea took off when Cardi B posted her tatted strands on Instagram, and now it seems like everyone’s doing it. The topic has already racked up over 2.7 billion views on TikTok, where creators are showing off all the many ways you can tattoo your hair.


It’s so popular because it’s eye-catching and a quick alternative to something long-lasting. It’s fun and can show off someone’s personality,” Devillier predicts that hair tats will be a big hit at festivals, concerts, and even sporting events since they allow you to rep your team or glam it up for a night out. Read on for everything you need to know about temporary hair tattoos.

How To Apply Temporary Hair Tattoos

While temporary tattoos stand out most on lighter hues and highlights, Devillier says they can work on all hair types. The only real trick is to straighten your hair, or a portion of your hair before you apply. “The tattoo needs a flat surface to adhere to,” she says.

To set the stage for your faux tattoo, spritz on a heat protectant spray, dry your hair, and then use a flat iron to make your strands as smooth as possible. Once your tresses are stick-straight, use hairspray to keep everything in place.

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To apply the tattoo, follow the instructions that come with it, the same way you would when applying it to your skin. Usually, that means placing the tattoo face-down and wetting the back so that the ink transfers. Some creators on TikTok use a sponge to soak the tattoo. Once you’ve placed the tattoo and wet it, allow the area to fully dry, then spray over it again with hairspray to seal the design.


How Long Do Temporary Hair Tattoos Last?


guns n roses 🌹 #hair #tattoo @Cardi B hair by me

♬ Bad Bitch – Lexy Panterra

A temporary tattoo will stay in your hair until your next shampoo, says Devillier. To get rid of it, simply wash as you normally would and the ink will rinse away. This is great if you aren’t a fan of the way it looks, but it’s equally great if you’re in the mood to apply more tattoos. “That’s what makes this trend even more fun,” she says. “You can change it up all the time.”

Temporary Tattoo Design Ideas

Folks on TikTok are applying hair tats featuring everything from dragons, butterflies, and stars, just to name a few design ideas, but the options are truly endless when it comes to creating unique looks. Temporary tattoos have had a major upgrade over the years, so there are countless styles to choose from.

While temporary tats look extra great when your hair is down, you can also apply them to the side of your head when your hair is half-up, to a portion of straightened hair, or hair extensions so that you can use them again and again. With fake tattoos, the stakes are low, so let yourself experiment.

A Registered Dietician Swears by “The Sleepy Girl Mocktail”–Here’s Why You Should Try It Too

If you’re struggling to get more shut-eye at night, you’re not alone. According to the Casper-Gallup State of Sleep in America 2022 Report, one in three American adults (about 84 million people) describes their sleep as “fair” or “poor.” It’s no secret that sleep is important, and we’ll try any hacks to make sure we get enough of it. Enter the Sleepy Girl Mocktail. Created to send you into a deep slumber, this buzzy wellness drink has taken over TikTok. But the real question is: does it work? As a wellness expert, I’m always interested in ingredients, so I took a deep dive into the mocktail to see if it can grant you those coveted eight hours of sleep. Keep reading to find out what you need to know before mixing it up for yourself. 


What is the “Sleepy Girl Mocktail?”

Maybe you’ve already seen the viral video, but if you haven’t, I’ve got you covered. Created by TikToker Gracie Norton, she shares that combining tart cherry juice and magnesium is a “match made in heaven for good sleep.” Here’s how to make the mocktail: Combine one teaspoon of Moon Juice’s Magnesium-Om and a cup of Lakewood Organic Tart Cherry Juice in a glass, then froth them together with a handheld frother, such as this one. Transfer the mixture to a wine glass filled with ice and top it off with a splash of Lemon Lime OLIPOP. The result is a great-tasting, fizzy drink that aids in sleep.


Have you tried the sleepy girl mocktail yet?? Check out @gracie_norton recipe and try it for yourself! All you need is tart cherry juice, magnesium glycinate in powdered form or magnesium drops, and a mixer (olipop is amazing). 🍒 #sleepygirl #sleepygirlmocktail #naturalhealth #sleepaid #insomnia #magnesiumdeficiency #magnesiumglycinate #magnesiumdeficiency #wellnesstok #wellnesstips

♬ Fake ID X Walking On A Dream Carter Walsh Remix – CarterWalsh

Our new favorite nighttime beverage! Thanks @Gracie Norton for the inspo! #iamwellandgood #sleepygirlmocktail #sleeptok #healthydrinks

♬ original sound – 🤒

Will it help you get better sleep?

Short answer: Maybe. Magnesium can help activate neurotransmitters that aid in relaxing your body for a good night’s rest. Additionally, some research has shown that magnesium may help reduce insomnia in older adults. When it comes to using a magnesium supplement for your own Sleepy Girl Mocktail, make sure you’re choosing the right kind. There are different types of magnesium, which have different side effects. Magnesium glycinate can aid in sleep, whereas magnesium oxide is used as a stool softener, so it’s best to opt for magnesium glycinate if your goal is better to sleep. 


Lets talk about why a dietitian loves this trend, why you absolutely should use @drinkolipop over any other bev, the science to consider and other tips to help that #hotgirlsleep #sciencetalk #sleepygirlmocktail #sleepygirl

♬ original sound – Jenna | Realistic Dietitian

Tart cherries contain two sleep-inducing components: tryptophan and melatonin. Tryptophan is an amino acid that helps the body produce the hormone melatonin, and melatonin is secreted in the body when it is time to transition to sleep. Additionally, tryptophan enables the production of serotonin, which allows us to relax. Bottom line: Cherry juice is a great choice for a nightcap.

While OLIPOP doesn’t have any additional benefits for sleep, it does include a great nutrient profile with nine grams of prebiotic fiber, making it a great choice for digestive health. It also comes in a ton of great flavors and adds a little fizz and fun to the mocktail.


Final thoughts 

There are a few things to keep in mind before implementing the Sleepy Girl Mocktail into your regular nighttime routine. As with all health and wellness trends, it is not one-size-fits-all. What works for some may not work for everyone. And if you do struggle with trouble sleeping, please consult your physician before beginning any supplements. 

From a health standpoint, there’s certainly nothing wrong with combining the three ingredients for an evening drink, especially since there is research to back up its sleep-inducing benefits. That said, 8 oz. of tart cherry juice contains a large amount of sugar, so choose a juice that is pure tart cherry juice and be mindful of how much you pour into your glass. To avoid having a sugar spike before bed, consider drinking the mocktail for 1-2 hours before falling asleep. This will also help prevent having to get up to use the bathroom while you’re getting that much-desired Zzzs.


TRY IT I KID YOU NOT I WAS OUT 😴 Also i have tried it multiple nights & there’s def a difference on nights i don’t drink it #magnesiumbenefits #cherrytartjuice #sleepygirlmocktail #mocktailwithbenefits #mocktail #momtok #magnesiumglycinatebenefits

♬ So it goes x Miss Americana – 🪩

sleepy girl mocktail but does it count if i also take nyquil?

♬ original sound – kelly

Does it actually work or was it 11pm?? Idk. #sleepygirlmocktail

♬ original sound – fernieejc

Give it a try and see how it can benefit your health and well-being. Sweet dreams!

TikTok’s Lazy Girl Walking Workouts Are Almost *Too* Easy

Picture it: It’s a dark and stormy night (or just really late on a Monday). You’ve been working for hours at your desk and feel the urge to exercise, but you also can’t imagine putting on a sports bra or stepping outside for a run. According to TikTok, this is the perfect moment for a lazy girl walking workout, aka the simplest, coziest workout a person can do.

In a viral video that has over 1.3 million views, TikToker @sharonas.hill can be seen casually walking in place in her kitchen to the beat of “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)” by ABBA. She isn’t dancing like she’s at the club on the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi. She isn’t serving Mamma Mia! Instead, she’s vaguely marching in place with baggy sweatpants on. This is a lazy girl walking workout, and it is perfect.


To try this at-home walking workout, simply get up from your desk, couch, or bed, put on a peppy song — ’70s and ’80s tunes are always a good bet — and march in place to the beat. If you want to throw in the occasional sidestep or arm flourish, go for it. If not, marching in place will effectively help you add more steps to your day — without all that much effort.


Home walking workouts are SO convenient for many many reasons! Movement = movement, no matter how you get it! Im glad I’m able to provide a FUN way of movement for people who cant go outside! You can find all my fun, free, mostly beginner walk and dance workouts on my YT, sharonas hill🥰 #bekind #walking #walkingworkout #sharonashill #mammamia #10000steps

♬ Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) – ABBA

Tiktoker @sharonas.hill says it doesn’t matter how you exercise, whether you go to the gym, ride a bike, or walk in place at home while wearing your comfiest ‘fit. As she writes in her caption, “Movement = movement, no matter how you get it.”

These workouts get a definite stamp of approval from lazy girlies everywhere. Listen to two or three songs to tack a few thousand steps onto your day or march in place for an entire album to hit your 10,000-step goal. However you decide to do it, the benefits will add up quickly… all without the need to shimmy into a pair of leggings.