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Campfire

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Originally posted by mizar113


This is not camping.

This little slice of dirt, surrounded by giant trailers and caravans, with their generators humming and televisions flashing. That’s not camping! Who comes out to the ‘wilderness’ just to watch TV anyway?

Nothing about this trip has gone according to plan. The tent I borrowed from Gale can hardly be called a tent at all, ‘pop-up coffin’ might better describe it. My sleeping bag fits in there. Sort of. But nothing else. He, of course, has the huge tent we usually share, and a mattress on a stand, because heaven forbid Madge soil herself by sleeping on the ground.

Madge.

I should have realized, when Gale suggested inviting a bunch of friends along on our annual trip to the woods, that what he really meant was he wanted to bring his new girlfriend. And the red flags should have been flying when, instead of our typical backcountry camping, he suggested a drive up site. “But it’s right on the lake,” he’d insisted. “We can swim and fish, it’s going to be amazing!”

I guess his girlfriend prancing around in high-heeled sandals and a bikini about as big as a bandana, while refusing to actually go in the water (it’s not chlorinated!) is his definition of fun.

Who am I kidding, of course it’s his definition of fun. He looks at her like she hung the moon.

I’m not jealous, or at least, not in the way you might think. It’s just that Gale and I have been friends since we were kids. A brotherhood of sorts. Partners in crime like that are hard to find.

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SPOT IT: NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

Reach your beauty resolution in WAY less than a year.

When it comes to beauty makeovers, the caterpillar-to-butterfly metaphor is often what comes to mind—but what if you’re already a butterfly in your own eyes? Instead, we think you should become You 2.0 in 2016, and you only need a couple of small tweaks to your bathroom counter to get there. Let’s get down to the basics by starting with skin and hair care that has the power to rival your fairy godmother’s magic. The Sephora Glossy has your beauty guide to live up to that New Year, New You mantra. JESSICA VELEZ

If you need a mane makeover…

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Before you book a pricey facial, consider trying these at-home rejuvenating treatments. First, make sure you’re working with calm, cleansed skin. Sunday Riley’s Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm is a solid sapphire-toned formula that, when warmed up in your hand, removes makeup and impurities while soothing redness. Every morning and evening, you’ll experience its chocolate and licorice aroma on your skin, too. Follow with bareMinerals’s SKINLONGEVITY Vital Power Infusion Serum, which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and makes skin look as bright as a poppy flower (its extract just so happens to be an ingredient). Of course, to see results, you need to have a little hope. philosophy’s Renewed Hope in a Jar is the last crusader in this routine’s fight against last year’s skin troubles. It provides tireless hydration and a surface-smoothing effect.

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