Becca Van Sambeck

Becca van Sambeck is an editor at Elite Daily. She graduated from Fordham University and currently lives in Brooklyn, where she is on the hunt for the perfect french fry.

I Tried Microblading, And My Brows Have Never Looked Better

ByBecca Van Sambeck
Think back to the first time you waxed your eyebrows, or the first time you filled them in with a pencil. It was life-changing, right? Those two random strips of hair above your eyes actually had the power to totally transform your face. Of course,…

New NYC Bar Coup Donates All Profits To Fighting Trump

ByBecca Van Sambeck
When something awful happens, your first instinct is probably to wallow, preferably with a strong drink. It's only after you indulge in your misery that you pick yourself up and start fighting. But what if you could drink away your sorrows and…

How To Travel To Cuba Without Being An Obnoxious American

ByBecca Van Sambeck
If you're a normal human being who enjoys warmth and beautiful beaches and experiencing new cultures, you're probably pretty intrigued by the idea of visiting Cuba. There's been a record number of American visitors to Cuba in the last couple years…

There's A Genius Way To Get Big Macs For Half Off And You Need To Try It

ByBecca Van Sambeck
Show me someone who doesn't like Big Macs, and I'll show you a liar. McDonald's isn't just food — it's an entirely different category of being. It's joyous Heaven wrapped up in deliciousness and salt, fat and a high chance of a heart attack. I love…

A Love Letter To Corinne From 'The Bachelor,' Gone But Never Forgotten

ByBecca Van Sambeck
If you're like most of America, you found yourself falling deeply, truly in love for the first time these past few months. Yes, I'm talking about Corinne, princess of naps and cheese pasta. The last 1,337 seasons or so of "The Bachelor" have given…

How To Pretend You've Seen All Of The 2017 Oscar-Nominated Movies

ByBecca Van Sambeck
It's surely happened to you before. You're chatting with a group of friends over drinks, talking animatedly about something or other. It's not important. But suddenly, the conversation turns to some movie. "You've seen it, right?" your friend asks…

Domino's New Wedding Registry Is The Next Best Thing To Marrying Pizza

ByBecca Van Sambeck
What's on your wedding Pinterest board? Sure, you probably have flowing white gowns and faux-rustic, Instagramable venues — but isn't it kind of missing something? Like, you know, your perfect, gorgeous, rows of heart-eyed-emojis lover? Pizza. I'm…

9 Titles All Feminists Need On Their Bookshelves Now That Trump Is President

ByBecca Van Sambeck
The last year hasn't exactly been... great for women. Under Donald Trump, Planned Parenthood is at risk of being defunded, the Hyde Amendment has been made permanent and we've watched a man accused of sexual assault — one who bragged about grabbing…

How Drunk You Get On Your 21st Bday May Determine Your Future, Scary Study Says

ByBecca Van Sambeck
Turning 21 is one of the biggest milestones in an American kid's life: Time to toss your older sister's ID, stop pretending you're 5'8" when you're really 5'3", forget your fake zodiac sign and finally stride into a bar without awkwardly stammering…

A Restaurant That Only Serves Pickles Is Opening And We’re Irrationally Excited

ByBecca Van Sambeck
I spent years convincing myself I would hate pickles. I'm a notoriously picky eater, and I just assumed pickles -- like M&Ms, apples, oranges, grapefruit, bananas, fish, Doritos, milk, coffee (I know, shut up) -- were inherently disgusting and I…

Pizza ATMs Will Soon Be Everywhere You Go, So Our Drunk Prayers Have Been Answered

ByBecca Van Sambeck
It's 1 am, and you've been drinking steadily since happy hour. You've already texted your ex about six times (who's counting?) and fallen on your face. But you refuse to give in and call an Uber. No, you're in desperate need of sustenance... but it…

16 Apps That Made 2016 Suck Slightly Less Than It Could Have

ByBecca Van Sambeck
No one is ever going to argue 2016 was a "good" year. However, despite the never-ending flood of bad news, there were some bright spots this year, especially when it came to technology. Consider these 16 apps that either came out this year or…

There Are 4 New Places To Get Drunk At Disney World, So Christmas Came Early

ByBecca Van Sambeck
Disney World bills itself as "the most magical place on Earth," but Magic Kingdom has always been missing a little something to make that promise 100 percent accurate: alcohol. Yes, you can bravely attempt to drink around the world in EPCOT,…

This Bar’s Adorable Snow Globe Cocktails Will Get You Drunk Off Christmas

ByBecca Van Sambeck
There are three things we can all agree we love: Christmas, drinking and getting a ton of Instagram likes. And if you visit LOCL Bar, you can now combine all three into one festive activity. The NYC bar – which is located inside NYLO Hotel – is…

This App Will Pick A Thoughtful Holiday Gift For Your SO, So You Don't Have To

ByBecca Van Sambeck
There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who are good at gift-giving, and those who are not. You only seem to realize the type of person someone is around Christmas. This is usually when you're eagerly unwrapping a giant present from the…

Red Wine Grilled Cheese Exists, So You Can Now Experience The Taste Of Pure Joy

ByBecca Van Sambeck
If there's one thing we can all safely agree on, it's wine and cheese is the best pairing of all time. It's like the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of food and drink, or the snack equivalent of rainy days and Netflix. And now, there's a way to take your…

Side-By-Side Photos Show How Much People Change When They Stop Drinking

ByBecca Van Sambeck
We hate to admit it, but it's unfortunately true: Alcohol just isn't really good for us. While most of us love having the occasional drink (or seven), we also all know alcohol isn't exactly doing our bodies any favors. Many of us have woken up from…

This Genius Trick Will Make Sure You Never Get Holes In Your Leggings Again

ByBecca Van Sambeck
Fashion trends are often so painful, the rise of leggings feels like a literal gift from the gods. Unlike high heels or skintight crop tops, leggings are comfy as hell. They can work in any situation, whether it's hitting the gym, hitting the hay or…

'Clown Sightings' Twitter Lets You Know If One's Lurking In Your Neighborhood

ByBecca Van Sambeck
If you're like any other normal human being, you just want to walk to work or school without being ambushed by a maniacal clown. Unfortunately, whether they're hanging in the woods, slowly stroking someone with a knife or just straight up…

Woman Sits Next To Terrifying Doll On A Plane And Lives To Tweet About It

ByBecca Van Sambeck
We've all been trapped next to a terrible person on a plane, whether it's a guy actually turning green from motion sickness or an old lady who thinks your five-hour red-eye is the perfect time to strike up a conversation about where you went to…