A lot of the people I know who are into pho — which, for the uninitiated, is a Vietnamese noodle soup — are, like, really into pho. They eat it four or five times a week, are constantly on the hunt for the best hole-in-the-wall pho restaurant, and love nothing more than correcting people who pronounce it wrong. I mean, I love me some pho, but I have a hard time keeping up with them. For my pho-obsessed friends, the new pho-flavored cocktail dreamed up by a Philadelphia bartender might be the holy grail of alcoholic beverages. It’s made with gin or vodka, lime juice, a blend of pho broth seasonings (including charred ginger, onions, and star anise), basil, mint, and cilantro, and garnished with pickled bean sprouts and Sriracha sauce. For non-pho fanatics, though, I’m guessing this cocktail will be something of an acquired taste. Which camp are you in? [Neatorama]
When it’s hot and humid, I’m a big believer that the best makeup routine is a bit of mascara and a constantly reapplied sheen of lip balm (although if you want to add in a couple more products, our beauty guru Rachel has some great tips). I’ve never made my own lip balm before, but judging by this recipe, it’s the easiest thing in the world, and also super cheap (one of the ingredients is “a squirt of Kool-Aid”). I think it’s time to whip up a batch for myself. Care to join me? [Style Me Pretty]
After learning that Brigitte Bardot subscribes to the Paula Deen School of Race Relations, I’ve been hesitant to give her any kind of style shoutout, even though she is an indisputable fashion icon. This hair tutorial is titled the Bardot Bow, for obvious reasons (it was one of her signature looks), and I absolutely love the style, so I’m making an exception. When you try this look for yourself, just try to be extra loving and accepting person, OK? [The Beauty Department]
Today even the most credible celebrity gossip mags are reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did, in fact, name their baby girl North. As in North West. I’m sure they chose the name because it seemed like a clever pun, but did they actually think about the geographic region of the country their infant now shares a name with? As someone who lived in Portland for 27 years, I feel a duty to remind little North West that if she wants to live up to her name, she’ll have to adopt some Northwesty habits that might not jive with her famous family’s current lifestyle. Here are 10 examples… Keep reading »
Most of my childhood food memories revolve around my dad’s horrifying culinary inventions (pizza pork chop alfredo omelet, anyone?), which, despite years of therapy, have proven impossible to forget. My mom didn’t cook much, but she did used to make a big batch of Rice Krispie treats a couple times a month, which I remember with sticky-fingered fondness. I’m not sure I’ve ever made Rice Krispie treats as an adult, but hey, there’s no time like the present! Click through to check out 10 mouthwatering variations of this classic childhood treat, including some very grown-up flavors like dulce de leche and dark chocolate Guinness (!) …
I’ve been a fan of Sinful Colors nail polish for a long time, for multiple reasons: one being the fact that it only costs $2 a bottle, another being that it is sold near the beauty counter at Walgreens, which means I buy like three bottles of it per week. Last night I layered SC’s bright blue “Most Sinful” polish under a topcoat of the glittery “Hottie” and was delighted to find it created a sort of galaxy print effect. I shared a pic of my surprise space mani on our Instagram (by the way, are you following us on Instagram? You totally should be! We’re @thefrisky), but I thought it was also finally time to give my favorite cheapie nail polish brand a proper review.
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