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How To Get Grammys-Style Sleek Hair

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The XXXXXXL Tote Bag

OAK has a new tote out that’s ginormous—a ridiculous 27″ by 32″ to be exact. Who needs a bag that big? I always say, the bigger the bag, the more junk/unnecessary stuff I carry around with me. Is it just me, or do bags just keep getting larger and larger? Where’s the ceiling on this trend? Forget about the two extra tubes of lip gloss and handful of old, crumpled-up receipts you can carry around, an entire 5′ 2″ person fits into this bag! (I’m thinking this is a fast and furious way to back and shoulder pain—yeah, no problem, I’ve got that bowling ball right here in my bag.) Can you imagine anyone Olsen-sized toting this thing around? With this tote, I don’t think that old maxim of a bigger-bag-makes-you-look-smaller-and-slimmer works. [OAK via Trend Hunter] Keep reading »

10 Bath Mats Because, Let’s Face It, You Need A New One

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A bath mat is a bath mat … or is it? When so many bathrooms out there are a boring white/cream/gray color, adding a cool-looking one gives you a chance to really make a splash in there (haha, ugh, sorry) . We’ve got everything from cheapie-colorful to a spa-like teak wood option and even the quirky, like this man hole cover mat from Generate Design for $39, above. Now, click on …

10 Umbrellas That Won’t Bore You To Tears

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Guess When This Guess Ad Is From?

Can’t tell, right? This is my beef! Seriously, the above ad for spring/summer 2010, could be from 1989, 1997, 2001, 2008, 2009or any point in the last two decades! Here’s the Guess photo shoot formula: boobalicious model + acid-washed or sand-blasted denim that’s way too tight + fake tan + oiled-up skin + some soft porn poses. It’s the same every single time! [Design Scene] Keep reading »

Johnny Weir Takes ESPN Reporter For A Mani/Pedi


ESPN’s Jim Caple gets introduced to a whole new world when he meets up with Olympic ice skater Johnny Weir for a manicure, pedicure, some paraffin wax and a little sex talk. (Johnny: “I don’t have sex. I don’t have time anyway—man, woman, tree.”) And the hat! Close-ups of gnarly man-toes (belonging to Caple)! The man, woman, tree multiple mentions! It’s everything you want it to be—and more. [You Tube] Keep reading »

10 Oddball, Quirky Items That Are Just A Little “Off”

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Spotted: Denim “Manties” For Sale In Time For V-Day

Attention: Valentine’s Day gift alert! Spotted in the newest issue of VMAN magazine—a precious little undergarment … for the man in your life: denim manties. Yes, these denim, itty-bitty man-panties (hate that word!) can be yours, or his as the case may be. And picture this: a man with over .009 percent body fat wearing those suckers! You’re welcome. [The Cut] Keep reading »

The Dermaroller Is As Painful As You Assumed

This should come as no surprise, but apparently, the Dermaroller, the skin-perfecting needle-roller gizmo (Angelina Jolie is an alleged devotee), is way painful. This is according to a U.K. beauty blogger (it’s not available in the States yet) who got the behind-the-scenes info:

… the efficacy of the treatment lies not just in simply rolling needles over the face, but achieving the optimal needle penetration with pinpoint bleeding and swelling, which often requires a physician’s care … patience—as well as a high tolerance for pain—are necessary if you want to reap the benefits; three to five sessions over the course of four to five months are recommended for optimal results. And it’s not a particularly, um, pleasurable experience. Despite the fact that a topical anesthetic agent was used to freeze my face, the pain in some parts was well north of a ten. I was red and puffy for the first day, but by day two people started telling me how rested and “well” I looked. My skin tone was noticeably clearer, too, and the circles around my eyes had diminished.

Ew. This sounds so crazy — would you go there? [Beauty Counter] Keep reading »

3 Alterna-Uses For Your Ratty Old Lip Gloss

We all buy way too much lip gloss. Seriously, count ‘em all up; how many tubes/pots/bottles do you own? I buy gloss as an instant pick-me-up, to try out a trend but not spend too much coin, and of course, because they always seem to disappear (or get lost at the bottom of my various bags). So, with all of this gloss floating around, why not figure out a way to make it work beyond the usual smear-on-your-lips-when-going-out routine? Today, BellaSugar has done just that with three pretty genius tricks for using your gloss in new, different ways… Keep reading »

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