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Would You Pay $1,000 For A Facial?

We’re big fans of Paul Labrecque and his eponymous salon: From their divine hair treatments to kick-ass spray-tanning sessions, they’re quite the Manhattan beauty destination, no doubt. But a facial that costs more than some people’s rent? We’re a tad skeptical. The Cut blogger Aja Mangum tried it out, and here’s what she had to say … Keep reading »

Reese’s Sunday Best

Why is that when we wore white this weekend, we ended the day covered in chocolate stains and Easter egg dye? And we don’t even have kids! [Washington D.C., 4/5/10] Keep reading »

The 10 Best Gifts We Ever Gave A Guy

One of the top reader emails we get concerns what presents would be good for a guy. After all, giving gifts to your girlfriends is easy: Half the time, you can just pick out something cute you’d love for yourself, give it to your bestie, and know you did the right thing. Guys? Not so simple. Looking for suggestions? Here are the 10 best presents we’ve found for our male friends and lovahs, satisfaction guaranteed. Keep reading »

Shocker: Men Prefer Busty Bond Girls To Holly Golightly

We interrupt this blog roll to bring you news of an important new study: A recent Radio Times poll asked men and women to rate their favorite female film icons, and astoundingly, men rated Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder number one, whereas women chose Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. Judging from the number of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” posters on teenage girls’ walls, this is hardly a surprise. And what dude isn’t gonna pick a hot Bond chick in a bikini? The guys’ second pick was Sigourney Weaver in “Alien” (interesting), followed by Carrie Fisher in “Star Wars” (of course). Second on the lady list? A tie between Julie Andrews in “The Sound of Music” and “Mary Poppins,” leaving us to go ahead and assume they polled our grandmas. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

10 Ways To Get Bikini-Ready (For Us Non-Celebs, That Is)

It’s that annoying time of year when celebs start “flaunting their bikini bods” and we get sick with envy over the kind of physique a team of personal trainers/dieticians/beauticians/stylists can get you. So fine, we’ll do it the hard way. After the jump, 10 ways you can get it together yourself. Because, let’s face it, no one else is going to do it for you, right? Keep reading »

10 Cute Dinner Napkins For The Paper Towels Graduate

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Table linens aren’t just rad because they’re better for the environment and save you all kinds of money in the long run. They’re also a sign that you’re a legitimate grownup who has moved on from serving up some grub to your guests alongside paper towels and plastic utensils. Click through for some cute ones for every budget.

10 Perfect Black Bags Under $100

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As part of our ongoing basics series (which has included the best sexy little black dresses and classic black heels), we thought it was the perfect time to address every fashionable lady’s wardrobe staple, the black bag. We’ve got formal, sporty and all-occasion pieces that will always sharpen up your outfit, not to mention hold all the crap super important stuff you insist on carrying everyday. Oh, and we tried to keep the prices down, too. Happy shopping!

Style Buzz: Jen Aniston Has The Last Laugh

  • Jennifer Aniston’s new fragrance name will be “Lola Vie,” which is French for “laughing at life.” Ha. [Us Weekly]
  • If you’re fashion-obsessed and happen to be buying a new iPad this weekend, you’ll be happy to know The Sartorialist app is ready to launch. [Fashionista]
  • New skin consultation determines the “true age” of your skin. But do we really want to know? [Stylelist]

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What Can Texting Underpants Do For You?

These “SIMsystem” (stands for Smart Incontinence Management) underpants are awesome in oh so many ways. Developed for use in nursing homes, they send a text message to nurses when a patient has an accident. This means bed wetters will spend more time being dry on average and nurses will waste less precious moments checking their pants, which, we assume can hardly be a pleasant task for anyone involved on either side of the equation. And at the risk of seeming insensitive here (wouldn’t be the first time), does anyone see any interesting implications for the dating world? We see this technology working in a number of ways. Ah, how the imagination reels. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

5 New Jewelry Lines We’re Obsessing Over

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The days when everyone and their mother was a handbag designer have passed: Today, it’s all about the new jewelry line. From celebrity-designed baubles to collaborations galore, the layered look is in. Remember Coco Chanel’s adage about taking one thing off before leaving the house? Check these new yummies out, and feel free to pile it on instead.
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