Monday, June 20, 2011

Courtesy of Cosmo - 50 Things You Should Have Never Stopped Doing

I found this sweet and nostalgic list of beloved tween and teen activities in the July issue of Cosmopolitan and couldn't resist posting a few of my favorites here. (For the entire 50, you'll have to swing by the newsstand, or maybe log on to

Making Saturday-night plans on Saturday night.

Dressing festively for the Fourth of July (and Valentine's Day, St. Patty's Day, etc.)

Shopping with Mom . . . she's like a living 50-percent-off coupon.

Playing makeup artist on a friend - a turquoise, neon yellow, and hot pink palette is encouraged.

Picking out your outfit - accessories and all - the night before work as if it were the first day of school.

Writing mushy, where-are-you-now? letters to your future self and stowing them away for another 10 or so years . . . just think how much fun the ones from sixth grade are to read.

Having a planned, well-thought-out afternoon snack, like celery with peanut butter and raisins, that you look forward to all day long.

Making the mall your night-out destination. Bonus: There are fewer rage-inducing lines and slow walkers at 7 p.m. than there are in the afternoon.

Storing makeup in your offensively large, bright purple Caboodle - ugly as heck, but man, was it convenient.

Stealing style inspiration from Stacey and Claudia of The Baby-Sitters Club . . . Mary Anne's short'n'sassy makeover do is an option too.


Jewel Divas said...

Oh my god I love caboodles. I ripped adds out of American teen mags and my sister bought me my first when they came here to Aus, now I have many and I'm still after the shower caddy and 4 tray velvet lned jewellery case.

The Tote Trove said...

I love Caboodles too! I had a bunch but gave them away; now I'm kind of regretting that.

I never heard of anyone going to such lengths to get Caboodles, especially specific models. I hope you find those elusive last two :)