Best Vegan Beauty Products

Best Vegan Beauty Products

Looking for cruelty-free beauty that actually works? Whether you’re a huge animal lover or you just want a cleaner beauty routine, vegan is the way to go. The ugly truth is that many makeup and beauty brands still test on animals and/or use animal products. But if it’s not safe enough to test on humans, then it shouldn’t be used by humans! Not every product on this list is 100% organic, but they are totally vegan and cruelty-free.
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The Best Vegan S’mores

The Best Vegan S’mores

National S'mores Day is August 10 but there's no reason you can't celebrate any day of the year ... even if you're vegan! All you need are three ingredients: Chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. But if you want to break from the sitting-around-the-campfire tradition, you can do that, too. Here are my fave ooey gooey chocolatey favorites when you're in the mood for "some more."
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Marilyn Monroe’s Los Angeles

Marilyn Monroe’s Los Angeles

It’s been more than five decades since Marilyn Monroe passed away, but she remains one of the most famous celebrities of all time. Those of us in LA can retrace Monroe’s footsteps in the city where she was born, raised and spent most of her life until her untimely death on August 5, 1962. She was just 36 years old. Here are 10 places to experience Marilyn Monroe’s Los Angeles.
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The 5 Easiest Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

The 5 Easiest Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

Ah, watermelon. Aside from longer days and warmer weather, it's my favorite part of the summer season. There's almost nothing better than biting into a fresh cold piece of watermelon, but sometimes it's fun to mix it up. But who has time for time-consuming recipes that require 20 ingredients you don't even have in your fridge? Here are five ways to enjoy watermelon without doing much at all.
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Good Times with Vaud & the Villains

Good Times with Vaud & the Villains

My favorite 19-piece, 1930s-style New Orleans orchestra and cabaret are back to sashay, shimmy, swagger, swing and sing ... and I'm joining the band! (Well, at least as a distant background dancer.) Vaud and the Villains are a melting pot of Moulin Rouge sultriness and American noir grit and glam, so believe me when I say it's a visual and aural feast you won't soon forget!
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Ballin’ with “The Professor” & Wild Animals!

Ballin’ with “The Professor” & Wild Animals!

It was a fun time hanging with YouTube basketball superstar "The Professor" to talk about the game (and how he got 100+ million followers!) but even he couldn't compete with Kingston the squirrel monkey, my favorite little primate. With the recent tragic killing of Cecil the lion, I think we're all more aware about the importance of wildlife conservation and treating animals with dignity and respect.
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Syncopated Ladies & the Nail Truck

Syncopated Ladies & the Nail Truck

Hey, ladiesssss!!! It's time to get tappy because the Syncopated Ladies, my favorite all-female tap crew (and last year's winners from “So You Think You Can Dance") are part of the new movie Tap World, an inspiring documentary that shows how dance changes lives for people around the world. The movie opens on Friday, August 7 at the Nuart Theatre in LA.
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Collabro Makes it to LA!

Collabro Makes it to LA!

What do you get when you put five British boys in skinny suits and ask them sing live without any help from instruments? An AMAZE performance if it's Collabro! The winners of "Britain's Got Talent" were in the States for the very first time, so of course I had to get them on Good Day LA. Although we were all mesmerized by their voices, they were just excited to see the Walk of Fame in LA. Who knows? Maybe they'll end up with their own star one day.
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Cheap Frills: Affordable Lingerie

Cheap Frills: Affordable Lingerie

No need to wait for Valentine’s Day, sweetheart. It's always a good time to pick up a sexy piece of lingerie or two even if you're the only one admiring it. (Shout-out to all my single ladies!) The thing is, most specialty lingerie stores are so expensive they end up being totally worthless for the everyday person. (Seriously. $120 for a thong, Agent Provocateur? Really??) Read on for your best bets on affordable lingerie.
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Weekend Getaway: Laguna Beach

Weekend Getaway: Laguna Beach

If you’re looking for a charming coastal destination, it doesn’t get better than Laguna Beach. By far my favorite getaway in Southern California, Laguna Beach is a seven-mile stretch of surf and sand with a laidback vibe, beautiful beaches, and a thriving art and culture scene that feels more like a charming European beach town than a city located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego.
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