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In The Nick Of Time For V-Day

Should You Shave?
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A New Skincare Routine
Make 2012 your most glowing year yet. Read More »

Itchy legs after shaving are the worst, especially when you have to hustle out of the warm shower to slather body butter on yourself. But I’ve finally found a product that doesn’t make my dry, winter skin even more parched — EOS Pomegranate Raspberry Ultra Moisturizing Shaving Cream. Its consistency is more like a thick lotion and it really did moisturize my skin much better than any “for sensitive skin” shaving gel I’ve tried. Seriously, my legs don’t itch after shaving anymore and feel the softest they’ve felt in ages! Even though the thickness of the cream clogged my razor a bit, I also didn’t Edward Scissorhands myself like I usually do. Consider me a convert. [$3.49, Target]

Morning Quickies: Zooey Deschanel Sings “You Forgot About Valentine’s Day”

V-Day Survival Guide
For all your Valentine's Day needs. Read More »
Zooey & Ben Split
Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard are splitting after two years. Read More »
Rebel Zooey
A teenager Zooey once wrote a feminist letter to Vogue. Read More »
Zooey Deschanel on SNL
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  • Zooey Deschanel couldn’t possibly have hosted “Saturday Night Live” this weekend without pulling out her ukelele and singing a twee little song about a dude forgetting Valentine’s Day. [The FW via Hulu]
  • Celebs react to Whitney Houston’s shocking and sudden death this weekend at age 48. [Uptown Magazine]
  • How’s that for coincidence?  Amber Riley will be singing “I Will Always Love You” tomorrow night on “Glee” for a Valentine’s Day episode. [Huffington Post]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOPy tips for a sexy Valentine’s Day. Oops, your plans are ruined, Chris Martin. [ONTD]
  • But if Gwynnie’s suggestions don’t cut it, here’s some Valentine’s Day date ideas out of the red states. [The Gloss]
  • Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez plan to get hitched this summer. And guess who they’re allegedly inviting to the wedding? [Stupid Celebrities] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Target PixiGlow Fairy Dust Highlighter

BTD: PixiGlow Face Palette
Another great selection from the Target line! Read More »
BTD: Highlighter
Benefit Watt's Up
Jessica loves Benefit's new Watt's Up highlighter! Read More »
BTD: Cheek Tint
Jessica loves Benefit's Cha Cha Cheek Tint. Read More »

Highlighter is makeup that sounds like it was invented by the beauty industry just to sell you more crap that you don’t need. But at least for me, once I started using a highlighter from MAC, I wondered how I lived without it. Target’s new PixiGlow Fairy Dust Highlighter  is a great new budget-friendly highlighter that I’ve been test-driving for almost two months and wholeheartedly endorse. 

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Who’s Been Called In As “Experts” To Talk Birth Control On Cable News?

Birth Control Victory
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Birth control will be covered by most employers under health care reform. Read More »
Mitt On Morning After
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Mitt Romney called the morning after pill "abortive pills." Read More »
Birth Control Facts
Did you know any of the 10 bizarro facts on this chart? Read More »
I Took Plan B
Our writer took the morning-after-pill to thwart unwanted pregnancy. Read More »

Who’s been called in as “experts” on cable news to discuss the current debate over birth control? More men than women, that’s who. Across all the networks, 91 men appeared to talk about the birth control debate, while only 55 women appeared on-air. The greatest disparity was at the Fox stations, but the “liberal”-leaning network of MSNBC didn’t do much better. When the debate primarily affects women’s lives — in this case, their very bodies — more female voices need to be heard. Shame on these networks for allowing guys, whatever their opinion, a greater voice in the debate.  [Think Progress]

Evening Quickies: Propose This Valentine’s Day, Courtesy Of … Pizza Hut?

pizza hut marriage proposal
V-Day Survival Guide
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  • Get engaged at Pizza Hut — with breadsticks and an engagement ring! —  for only $10,010 this Valentine’s Day. The full package includes a red ruby ring, a fireworks show, limo service, photographer, videographer, and of course, a pizza. [Newser]
  • Meet the Grammy elite: the biggest winners of all time. [Uptown Magazine]
  • Five tips for lingerie shopping this Valentine’s Day. [Betty Confidential]
  • Whew! Halle Berry and Madonna’s stalker has been captured after fleeing a mental institution last week. [PopCrush
  • Should you worry if your dude sends one word texts? [Gurl.com
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Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Says Birth Control “Just Costs A Few Dollars,” Is Not Something “You Need Insurance For”

Birth Control Victory
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Birth control will be covered by most employers under health care reform. Read More »
BC Should Be Covered
Birth control should be covered by health care plans, says report. Read More »
Mitt On Morning After
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Mitt Romney called the morning after pill "abortive pills." Read More »
Rick Santorum birth control
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  • Oh, Rick Santorum, just shut up already! He told conservatives at the CPAC  conference today that insurers shouldn’t cover the cost of birth control because it “costs just a few dollars. Is that what insurance is for?” He continued, adding “Things that are not really things you need insurance for, and still forcing on something that is not a critical economic need, when you have an economic distress, where you would need insurance. But forcing them even more to do it for minor expenses.” Regardless of what your opinions on health care reform are, Rick Santorum is just WRONG. It’s not “just a few dollars.” It’s not a “minor expense.”  My birth control pills had a co-pay of $60 — that’s with insurance — so I stopped taking them because they were out of my budget. [Think Progress]
  • Yes, let’s all fight about Liz Lemon on “30 Rock” some more. [NPR]
  • No female TSA agents on duty meant a Denver woman was not allowed to board a flight. She was not even allowed to sign a waiver and approve a male TSA agent pat her down.  How ridiculous! [KDVR
  • Blogger Alyssa Rosenberg on the New York Giants’ Brandon Jacobs, who suggested Gisele Bundchen “look cute and shut up,” and how sexism silences wives of famous men. [Think Progress] Keep reading »
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