Shopgirl: Peach app combines favorites in social media

Peach is what some people are calling the hottest new social media app, and I think it’s worth a download. This app is a combination of all of your favorite social media arenas, but it seamlessly integrates fun bonus things like a GIF search engine, games, dice and a million shortcuts that will make you feel way more computer-savvy than you are.


The main selling point is that you will never have to leave the app to do anything in order to post – build memes, search the Internet for that celebrity’s name you’re blanking on, even prompts when you don’t know what to post about. Find it free in the respective app stores.


WHAT’S TRENDY: I’m lucky if I just put on mascara for an everyday look, and my makeup cabinet is similarly low/no-maintenance, so I love when I find products that can multitask.

Less space, more utility means I’m more likely to actually use it rather than just watch it dry up on the shelf over a period of months or, embarrassingly, years.

Here are a few of my favorite wintertime multitaskers:

Reviva Labs, a brand you can find at Ulta or your drugstore, has a Vitamin E oil stick that looks like a lipstick made of Vaseline, but this puppy is a miracle worker. Dab it under your eyes in the morning to get rid of dark circles, rehydrate dry lips, or even fade scars with it. The best part – it’s just $4.

Another great one, which you’ve probably seen on the shelf, is Smith’s Rosebud Salve. It’s an old-fashioned-looking little circular tin that houses a formula that really does it all. Add some shine to your eyelids, prime eyelashes for mascara, use it as a great substitute for super-expensive highlighter for your cheekbones, and the list goes on.

This one sells for a single digit, too – $6 at anywhere with a cosmetics aisle (I’ve even seen it at Publix).


WHAT’S AFFORDABLE: The 11th annual Augusta Home & Garden Show is coming up the weekend of Feb. 26-28. This is a show with exhibits for every imaginable improvement or repair you can think of, from decks and pools to entertainment systems and bathrooms. It takes place at James Brown Arena, so there’s tons of room – you probably couldn’t even see every exhibitor if you tried.

I think this is a great way to have some family fun, with tickets just $7.50 for adults, $5 for ages 65 and older, and free for active military or ages 16 and younger. Your ticket is good for the entire weekend, so if you’re the kind of diehard who can go all three days, you only pay once.

The Home & Garden Show goes from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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