Katie is a writer, blogger, and supporter of desserts (in moderation) and Cosmopolitans (in far less moderation). When she's not at her laptop, you're most likely to find her climbing the Stairmaster at the gym or watching the best of the worst reality TV.

Latest Articles

7 Sandal Styles We'll All Love At Least Once

The weather may not feel like it everywhere yet, but spring is here and summer is coming, which means it’s officially time to start stocking up on cute spring sandals before they’re all picked over. B...
By Katie Hoffman

7 Things Women With Stretch Marks Are Totally Over

Even though it's estimated that 80 percent of Americans have stretch marks, those familiar lines on our tummies and inner thighs still receive a lot of unnecessary attention — and discovering how to l...
By Katie Hoffman

Your Guide For Choosing The Best Graduation Shoes

Graduation causes a lot of stress, but before you embrace all the change that's coming your way or accept the sense of impending doom lurking right around the corner once you step off that stage, you'...
By Katie Hoffman

So, I Wore Makeup To The Gym For A Week

Wearing makeup can come up with a lot of baggage, especially wearing makeup to the gym. Ladies endure all kinds of criticism from the long list of
By Katie Hoffman

The Must-Have Prom Shopping Tips For Every Budget

With May approaching fast, if you're a high school girl who's attending the last formal dance of your high school life, your prom board on Pinterest is probably overflowing with hairstyles, nail art a...
By Katie Hoffman

7 Stages Of Surviving Post Winter Pedicure Panic

April showers bring May flowers, which means sooner than later you're going to be trading those rain boots for your favorite pair of flip flops. For many of us, that means hitting the nail salon for a...
By Katie Hoffman

Does Natural Deodorant Actually Work?

From the moment you first get a whiff of your own body odor or notice that your stress sweat affects your confidence, you’ll forever be paranoid about controlling the chaoti
By Katie Hoffman

Why We Should All Embrace Those Dark Circles

Dark circles are a formidable, evil force that every woman will battle sooner or later. Generally, the dark circle conversation gravitates towards ways to remove dark circles or the search to find a 
By Katie Hoffman

7 Common Compliments We Translate Into Insults

Approximately two out of four women suffer from the epidemic known as Compliment Cynicism, a common condition that makes it very difficult for those afflicted to successfully take a compliment. Maybe ...
By Katie Hoffman

What Are Those Bumps On Your Upper Arms?

By the time I was in high school, I thought I knew everything about living with my skin issues. I had learned to
By Katie Hoffman

I Put Makeup On Without A Mirror For A Week

How many times a day do you look in the mirror, including flipping the camera on your phone and peeping at yourself in windows, spoons and other reflective surfaces? Five times a day? More than 10? In...
By Katie Hoffman

7 DIY Tricks To Banish That Funky Foot Smell

With warmer temperatures, bare feet and pedicures right around the corner, we're all looking forward to ditching our boots for flats. But before you start wearing flats everywhere again, we should pro...
By Katie Hoffman

I Attempted Boob Contouring For The First Time

Thanks to the Kardashians' unavoidable posts from our Facebook friends, we've all probably been exposed to the face contouring phenomenon by now. If you haven't, let me fill you in. Contouring is the ...
By Katie Hoffman

Rainwear 101: 9 Tips To Waterproof Your Style

After what felt like an exceptionally long, cruel, and cold winter, we all have our sights set on spring. Just imagine those bright, sunny days with the tulips you thought you killed popping up in the...
By Katie Hoffman

Why Is Going Braless Such A Big Deal?

Boobs are complicated. Our intense relationship with our lady lumps likely began in junior high, when we either cursed our chest for being too big or Googled miracle creams with mammarius maximus extr...
By Katie Hoffman

The Search For The Best Wedgie-Free Gym Undies

Clueless is a word you could use to describe a lot of my behaviors at the gym, but it’s definitely at its most accurate when it comes to determining what underwear I’m supposed to be wearing. I have n...
By Katie Hoffman

What I Learned From Shopping With No Makeup On

It can be tough being the girl who simultaneously loves beauty and fashion while still regularly leaving the house in a comfy, casual outfit. Free of makeup with her hair sticking out everywhere. The ...
By Katie Hoffman

17 Nostalgic Fashion Trends From The Early 2000s

Oh, the 2000s. It was a time when we were all watching Lizzie McGuire and Even Stevens and listening to “Dirrty” by Christina Aguilera while typing our AIM away messages LiKe ThIs. For Millenni
By Katie Hoffman

11 Brutally Honest Beauty Mistakes We've All Made

When it comes to beauty, most of the rules were made to be broken. But some of those rules, well, let’s just say they weren’t meant to be broken, but most of us end up breaking them anyway. We’ve all ...
By Katie Hoffman

Memorable Moments In Men’s Fashion As Told By TV

Most conversations about fashion focus on women: Who was best dressed? Who was worst dressed? Who looked good? Who looked better? Who stole whose look? And let's be honest, the spotlight that the fash...
By Katie Hoffman