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Drunk Dialers Beware: Now You Can Text 911 During An Emergency

I can’t decide if this is a genius or terrible idea. Cell phone providers have now made it possible for users to text message 911 during an emergency in case they’re unable to speak.

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless have all hopped on board with the new feature, but the ability to reach 911 via text message is only currently active in limited areas. Only certain states and counties have call centers that support 911 texting, but they’re working on making this a nationwide feature as soon as possible. Providers are telling users to text 911 their location and emergency if they’re, say, hiding in a closet with an intruder in the house or hearing impaired, for example. Keep reading »

Live Tweet With Us (And Say Farewell To Cristina!) During Tonight’s “Grey’s Anatomy” Season Finale

The tears will come, my friends, and they will be plentiful. Tonight marks the Season 10 finale of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and I, for one, am dreading saying goodbye to Cristina Yang. The show has had some pretty memorable exits from fan favorites like George, Izzy, Lexie, Denny (OMG tears for days) and Mark to name a few, but THIS one … ugh. This one will be brutal. Not only has Cristina, played by the talented Sandra Oh, been a series regular from the very beginning, but she’s become “our person.” We love her snark, wit and brains, and WHAT WILL MEREDITH DO WITHOUT HER?!

Thankfully, as emotionally unprepared as I am for this episode, I’ll have all of the Twitterverse to lean on (if I can even see what’s going on through my snot face).

At 9 p.m. EST, tune in to “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC and be sure to follow The Frisky on Twitter if you’re not already! Use the hashtag #MyPerson to join in on our (and the world’s) conversation about the episode.

See you then…and bring the scalpel. It will be needed to remove my aching heart.

Celebrity Party Planner Mindy Weiss Gives Decorating Tips For 5 Types Of Get-Togethers

Looking to host a stylish, personalized and unforgettable party, but not sure how to swing it? Enter celebrity party planner, Mindy Weiss. Mindy and her team have created one-of-a-kind shindigs for the likes of Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum, and Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, to name just a few. (If that’s not an impressive resumé, I don’t know what is.)

So how can you throw a memorable, unique party with professional touches? Mindy let me pick her brain about hosting a spring brunch, dinner party, casual barbecue, cocktail party and garden party. (Bonus: most of the items she relies on can be found at HomeGoods, which means they’re accessible and affordable for the non-A-list crowd, too!) Keep reading »

11 Shows You Need To Watch If You Want To Be Relevant

To this day, I think I might be one of the only people on earth who has never seen an episode of “Breaking Bad.” Even though the series has ended, its legend lives on, and I still find myself excluded from any and all Walter White-related water cooler conversation. But once a show has been on the air for a while, it seems like a daunting task to start watching from the beginning, sometimes having to catch up on several seasons, just to be able to understand why everyone keeps saying “bitch” at the end of every sentence. But I learned the hard way: it’s better to be late to the game than to never show up at all. If you’re crippled by FOMO and want to feel like you’re relevant in society, you should be watching at least one of these TV shows with cult followings … even if it means locking yourself inside for the rest of spring. Your street cred will thank you.

And The Winner Is … The Best Springtime Date Idea!

We received a ton of awesome suggestions for great springtime dates, but ultimately we could only crown one winner to take home our Sonia Kashuk spring beauty kit! Here at The Frisky, we’ve pretty much heard of every date idea under the sun, but THIS … this was different.

And the winner is…

Kimothy Jones! She suggested “Ice blocking: you buy ice blocks and go to a grassy hill and slide down. It’s springtime sledding!” Keep reading »

Celebrity Matchmaker: 8 Sets Of Stars Who Would Make Hot Babies

Hollywood has a problem: a bunch of hot, young celebrities are running around and not making hot offspring with each other. This is why we’ve complied a list of sexy stars who should totally hook up and have babies. It’s not Mindy Kaling‘s fault that she hasn’t had beautiful kids with Liam Hemsworth yet. No one has pointed out the possibility … until now. See which other famous pairs would make the world a more aesthetically gratifying place by procreating.

50 Songs That Never Fail To Make Us Cry


If I’m in the mood to cry, I know exactly how to make it happen: I have a Spotify playlist called “Saddies” that’s the perfect soundtrack for a good, old fashioned waterworks sesh. Obviously, I have some typical tearjerkers on there like “Unchained Melody” and “I Will Always Love You,” but the majority of them are songs specific to situations in my life that have made me want to rip my heart out of my body and shove it through a meat grinder. We all have them. I’ve asked my fellow Frisky ladies which songs make them cry until they have boogers running down their faces, and here’s the unified list of tunes guaranteed to make us bawl. Share your own cry-inducing songs in the comments!

Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Smoky Eye Palette

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Nothing Says Fierce Like Smoky Eyes

I love a good smoky eye, so when Topshop’s Smoky Eye Palette in Tuxedo arrived at The Frisky office, I was eager to Beauty Test Drive it. While sultry, smoky eyes aren’t for the faint of heart, it makes a big statement when when you’re looking to amp up your sex appeal. For a night on the town, hot date or boudoir shoot (like the one I recently did, where I used this palette!), sexy, smoky eyes are key. For a dramatic look, Topshop’s Tuxedo palette includes four highly pigmented eyeshadows to create a variety of looks: a charcoal black, rich plum, deep purple and shimmery nude. So did it live up to it’s hype? Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Gloss Ink, Lipstick & Lip Cream In Shades Of Purple

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How-To: Make Lipstick Last
How to keep your lip color looking fresh all day long. Read More »

Before I go into this Beauty Test Drive, I’d like to declare my fondness for Topshop Beauty products. I’ve tried out a fair share of makeup in my day, and I’m generally a big fan of Topshop’s price point, quality and coverage. This time around, I decided to test three purple Topshop lip products: Gloss Ink in Cruel, Velvet Finish Moisturizing Lipstick in On The Town and Lip Cream in Double Take. Purple hues are NOT normally my jam since I have very fair skin, but I decided to step outside my comfort zone and give ‘em a whirl. With that said, it was not a good idea. My expressions pretty much say it all, but if you want the in-depth review, here goes nothin’… Keep reading »

How It Went: A Play-By-Play Of My First-Ever Boudoir Photo Shoot

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I’ve always considered myself a very open, sexually confident person, but on the morning of my first-ever boudoir photo shoot, I was anything but. At 8 a.m., I woke up feeling exhausted and bloated (a combination of the previous night’s salt intake and a present from the PMS fairy), and had an hour-and-a-half to pull off my sexiest hair and makeup. While most boudoir photographers suggest you have your hair and makeup done professionally, I knew that these services would run me about $300, so I opted to do it all myself to save some money. Besides, this way, I knew I wouldn’t end up looking like a clown at the hands of some eyeshadow-happy twenty-year-old. As soon as I looked in the mirror, I was greeted by a giant pimple on my forehead (also gifted from the PMS fairy) and immediately regretted my decision to opt out of having my makeup done. As I got ready, I kept reminding myself that Photoshop was invented for a reason. So was makeup. Besides, who cares about a pimple when you’re about to get naked for a stranger? I had bigger fish to fry. I opted to give myself a sultry smoky eye with Topshop’s Smokey Eye Palette in Tuxedo (stay tuned for a Beauty Test Drive!) and keep my lips subtle with Bite Beauty’s BB For Lips in Suede, both of which would compliment the three different looks I would wear during my shoot. (And to be clear, I opted to bring three different lingerie options. Nudity wasn’t happenin’, folks.) Keep reading »

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