I have a bit of a girl crush on Rooney Mara, the star of the American adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.” And I am especially loving how her style has evolved in just a few years from girly and soft to dramatic and chic. Here are my favorite looks from both periods.
Happy Christmas Eve! I fell down an insane nail art rabbit hole and have emerged covered in tinsel, Christmas lights, and gilded snowflakes. People are serious about their nail art, especially around the holidays. Click through for 20 insanely festive Christmas-themed manicures.
Fact: I practically make a second career out of being a lazy homebody, so this gift guide could maybe be scene as the gifts I’d like for Christmas this year to endorse my lifestyle. Because even when a homebody is lazin’ around at home, we still are busy doing stuff. How do you think I managed to watch the entire first season of “Homeland” in one weekend? Being a couch potato is hard work. Here are gifts for the lazy homebody in your life…
Watch Conan O’Brien surprise a staffer with a Jon Hamm sneak attack as a Secret Santa present. All I could think about when I was watching this was, Oh my god, imagine if I worked at Conan … and he was my Secret Santa … I would have been surprised with Ryan Gosling! And then I was sort of sad. Sigh. [Team Coco]
I’m usually a little leery of products for different types of hair. Really? There’s some magic potion in this foam that’s going to turn my poofy locks into a luscious mane? But after years of fighting the subtle wave in my thick but fine hair — via obsessive flat-ironing — I finally came around to accepting it as it grows out of my head with the help of two Sally Hershberger products. First, I apply the Style Primer to my towel dried locks, letting it set for a couple minutes while I do my makeup. Then I spray my hair with a little bit of Wave Spray, twirling sections around my fingers, resulting in a piece-y, beachy vibe. Best of all, I don’t even have to blow-dry. I walk out of the house and by the time I get to work, my hair is soft and bouncy like one of those hair models on TV. Considering I spent the better part of 30 years spending half an hour on my hair, this is great news that I felt a duty to share. [Primer, $12.50, Drugstore.com; Wave Spray, $12.50, Drugstore.com]
This year, instead of exchanging holiday presents here at The Frisky, we’ve decided to give each other slideshows of the gifts we would give one another if money were no object. Last, but certainly not least, we have Ami. Click through to see the gifts in her virtual stocking. It’s the thought that counts, right?