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Rediscovering Gold Lipstick

Ask any of my friends about my signature makeup look, and they’ll tell you that I love a bold lip–either red or purple–it doesn’t matter as long as it’s noticeable. But lately, I’ve rediscovered my favorite lip color in high school — IMAN Citron. I used to slather on this gold lipstick when I wanted to feel older than my 16 years. And now at almost 31, it’s strange how this lipstick color reminds me of my youth … and the different beauty looks of my life. Keep reading »

Inspiration Board: FX’s “Archer”

Inspiration Board: FX's "Archer"
As the only girl in a group of fanboys, I’ve been introduced to more late night, adult animation than I care to mention. Sometimes I watch because I’m outnumbered, like in the case of Cartoon Network’s “Regular Show.” But other times I discover a comedic and entertaining gem like FX’s “Archer,” an animated series about the ISIS spy agency and its employees, who think of every mission as an opportunity to undermine, sabotage, and screw each other, literally and figuratively. There are three reasons I’m in love with “Archer.” One, it’s able to spoof both James Bond and “Mad Men” at the same time. Two, the animation appeals to my aesthetic sensibilities because it’s a cross between realism and comic book animation. And three, the characters actually change clothes, which in my mind is quite a feat in an animated series — I may be a slight fangirl, but most things in my life still come down to style. Which brings me to the main purpose of this slideshow, to get fashion inspiration from the characters of “Archer.” Since most of the action occurs at the ISIS headquarters, Archer and his crew can show us a thing or two about dressing for the office.

My Dream Work Space Because The Current One Sucks

My Dream Work Space
Working from home isn’t glamorous! Just let me tell you about my typical work day to explain. I climb out of my loft bed and leave on exactly what I slept in. Sometimes I brush my teeth and wash my face first thing; other times I wait a few hours. Then, I walk into my living room where my “office” is. Basically, I have a plush chaise that’s wide enough for me to work and my fat cat to sleep next to me. It’s comfy most of the time, but, occasionally, I get a pain in my tailbone from having too much pressure on it for hours at a time. Not to mention, my cat sheds about a pound of hair a day, so I’ve taken to draping my chaise in a sheet. Obviously, this isn’t the ideal work-from-home setup. So I allowed myself to daydream about how I would decorate my dream work space. Maybe this will inspire me to actually do it. And don’t forget to tell us: How would you build your perfect work space?

Would You Use A Fart Neutralizing Pad?

OK, so we’ve all had the burning sensation in our stomachs and bowels when you know you’ve got to let a big fart go, and it’s definitely going to be smelly. But instead of doing a butt-clenched duck walk to the nearest restroom–trying to will the fart back to the safe territory of your upper stomach (I can’t be the only one who tries to do this), or actually busting out a lighter to burn off the methane after you’ve let one rip –maybe try Subtle Butt: Disposable Gas Neutralizers. These ingenious carbon pads filter odors from flatulence, but the side of the pad that touches the skin is treated with an antimicrobial. These Subtle Butt fart filters are a good idea, but only if you know ahead of time that you’re going to consume gassy foods. I can’t see anyone sticking one of these into their pants or underwear on a daily basis just in case. Also, what about a fart that’s as loud as it is smelly? I guess a strategic cough could hide the sound. But all this still begs the question, would you use a fart neutralizing pad? [Solutions That Stick] Keep reading »

How To Wear: Felt Floppy Hats

How To Wear: Felt Floppy Hats
As a hat lover since the day I was born, I’d like to give a heartfelt thank you to the fedora for reacquainting women with hats. The fedora has gone way past trend to become a fashion staple, and now I’d like to introduce you to the felt floppy hat. Glamour girls–you know, those who like to be seen lounging by the pool, not in it–are rather acquainted with the felt floppy hat’s cousin, the big straw floppy hat. But I can attest that the felt hat is much easier to wear than the straw one. I mean, hats are expected in the colder months and don’t seem as forced as in the summer. Also, few items can bridge the divide between the boho-chic look and the edgy-downtown vibe like the felt floppy hat. To prove this point, I put together one day and one night look where the felt floppy hat was the foundation. To work the downtown-bohemian look, contrast sleek, fitted fabrics with more plush ones and top the body-conscious outfit with a looser piece of outerwear. The result is a luxe and chic head-to-toe look that will have the style hawks flocking.

Becoming A Sara Rue Redhead? Here’s How To Do Your Makeup

Deciding to make a drastic hair color change is quite a daunting task, but figuring out how to adjust your makeup look can be even worse, especially if you’re going from dirty blond to Sara Rue red. Such is the dilemma of reader Rachel, who sent us a beauty distress mayday recently. You see, Rachel is worried about clashing her lip and eye colors with her new dark red hair, but she needn’t worry because TF has her covered. First off, let us congratulate Rachel for having the guts to go from one hair color extreme to another. Let us also say that we would never criticize or caution against wearing any color of eyeshadow, lipstick, or blush regardless of hair color. Makeup is supposed to be fun, right?! So if you like a particular color then, by golly, wear the hell out of it. It’s all about attitude, and don’t forget that makeup can be wiped or washed off. Keep reading »

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