I love Pinterest, but certain recipes and DIYs make me a little suspicious. Crockpot tiramisu? Really? Five-minute French tip manicure? Riiiiiight. My Pinterest side eye has been hilariously validated by a writer named Sonja Foust, also known as the “Pintester.” For the past six months, Foust has been testing recipes, crafts, and style tips she finds on Pinterest and writing up hilariously honest reviews of the process and end results. Spoiler alert: her attempts usually don’t turn out anything like the gleaming, flawless pictures you see on Pinterest (the picture above is her attempt at “Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake”). From nail art to wine jello shots, she’s trying everything, unabashedly failing, and bringing some much needed humor into the frighteningly perfect world of Pinterest. Sonja, we raise our mason jar of slightly disappointing homemade sangria to you! [Via Laughing Squid]
A real pair of Christian Louboutin heels will set you back anywhere from $800 to $2000 (“A stupid pair of shoes should never cost the same amount as a fair condition ’95 Nissan Maxima!” — my dad), which means they’re not a realistic footwear option for most people. But hey, if the recession and crumbling global economy have taught us anything, it’s that a little creativity will get you far. Keep reading »
I never thought I’d have positive things to say about a romper. Maybe neutral things like ” I guess, for a romper, it’s not awful,” and definitely negative things like, “An adult onesie? God help us,” but never positive things. Then along came Selma Blair wearing this creamy silk romper with her jet black hair and red purse, looking comfortable and glamorous, and suddenly I’ve got nothing but genuine adoration for a romper. Well played, indeed. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Isn’t it annoying to have to carry a purse when you go out dancing or break into the Russian embassy to interrogate a high level government official? Don’t worry–a company called Bellona Fashions has come up with a clever–and stylish!–solution for you: double agent shoes. Yep, the wedge heel of these sandals contains a secret compartment where you can store your credit card, keys, tampons, lipstick, and various ninja weapons. They’re certainly not cheap–prices range from $145 to $295–but hey, you’ll never have to buy another evening bag! Click through to see more double agent shoe styles, and tell us: would you wear them? [Laughing Squid]
Most yoga classes start out with a request to turn off or silence your cellphones, and a tacit understanding that if you do pull out your wireless device during class, you’re going to get some disapproving looks from the teacher and your classmates. As was the case during a lunchtime yoga class at Facebook headquarters, when a female employee started typing on her phone during a half moon pose. The teacher, Alice Van Ness, shot her a stern glance. Two weeks later, Van Ness was fired from her job… Keep reading »
We love Amy Poehler’s website Smart Girls At The Party, which aims to inspire and empower teen girls, so we’re super excited for the launch of Smart Girls’ new series, “Ask Amy.” In the series, Amy answers reader emails while lounging on the bed like the cool aunt we always wished we had. The first question comes from a 14-year-old who wants to know how to feel pretty when her dad won’t let her wear makeup. Watch the video to hear Amy’s thoughtful answer! [YouTube]
My friend Aileen and I popped into Sephora a couple weeks ago so I could grab a new face powder, and of course we ended up staying for two hours and testing every single product and fragrance in the store. When our epic cosmetic journey brought us to the NARS section, I spotted their new blush, modestly titled, “Super Orgasm,” and laughed. Their “Orgasm” has been hugely popular for years thanks to the claim that it mimics the natural flush of a woman’s cheeks post-orgasm. “What the hell is a Super Orgasm?” I asked as I swiped some on my cheek. Then I looked in the mirror, stopped asking questions, and spent 30 bucks on blush (which I have totally never done before). Here’s why…. Keep reading »
Ever since we discovered the awesomeness of red wine fudgesicles, we’ve been eagerly gathering up more recipes for boozy popsicles. Sometimes called “poptails,” these sweet, frozen cocktails-on-a-stick are fun, delicious, and super easy to make. Basically they’re the perfect summer food (drink? Whatever). From sangria to bellinis to mojitos to margaritas, here are 10 mouthwatering recipes that will let you have your popsicle and get drunk too!
Basic $5 flip-flops are definitely a summer necessity, but sometimes you want a thong sandal with a little more oomph. Whether you prefer your “oomph” in the bright color, fabric flower, beads, rhinestones, or fringe variety, we’ve got you covered. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite not-so-average flip-flops!
Denim cutoffs are a summer style staple, perfect for everything from beach days to barbecues to coffee runs. Don’t believe me? Just ask these 15 celebs who are rocking cutoffs in 15 very different ways (including high heels, bikinis, sweaters, and knee-high boots!). I love seeing all the interpretations of this super casual garment–click through to check ‘em out, and let us know in the comments which outfit is your favorite!