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 http://www.cosmopolitan.com/.
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.