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Win This! Sonia Kashuk’s Spring Beauty Collection

Win This Sonia Kashuk Spring Makeup

Spring has sprung and The Frisky wants to help you bring sexy back! Pale pinks, rose, lavender, quartz, and shimmery nudes create the perfect neutral makeup palette to easily pair with bold fashions and casual numbers alike. But no matter what frock you rock this Spring, your best accessory will always be a fresh face.

So, let us help you get a leg up on your beauty game this season with a Sonia Kashuk giveaway! Here’s how you can win one of Sonia’s bold snake-patterned makeup cases, luxe brushes, and spring makeup (A $68 dollar value!)… Keep reading »

Are You Paying Too Much For Your Haircuts? (Hint: Probably)

I Stopped Washing My Hiar
True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)
... and it has never looked better. Really! Read More »
First Time Hair Dyer
virgin-hair
10 ways dyeing your hair for the first time is like losing your virginity. Read More »
Hairdresser Secrets
11 things they really want you to know. Read More »
cost-of-a-haircut

Mobile payment company Square recently announced they’ve found the national average for a women’s haircuts comes in at $44. That’s not as egregious as some regional averages, but it could definitely be cheaper! Nationwide, women’s haircuts were found to be 50 percent more expensive than men’s, with the average cost for a men’s haircut is only $28. Keep reading »

An Imagined Conversation Between Researchers Who Studied How Attractive Women Are When They Wear Makeup

No Makeup For 2 Weeks
I gave up makeup
7 things I learned from my makeup hiatus. Read More »
Porn Stars Without Makeup
Porn stars without makeup
They look kinda like regular people! Read More »
Makeup I'm Throwing Away
makeup to throw away
Bye bye, lipstick from the early 00s! Read More »
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A study by researchers in Bangor University and Aberdeen University surveyed 44 students and reported that subjects found women with makeup less attractive than the same women without makeup. They actually proved this with numbers. Numbers! Look, Mom, I scienced! The study was published by the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology and picked up yesterday by TIME.

The Frisky was not present when this study was conceived, but we like to imagine it looked something like this: Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Topshop Magic Eyeliner

Beauty Test Drive: Magic Eyeliner
You Do Not Need A Degree To Apply This Liner, Promise

Every time someone takes a photo of me, I hear my mother’s voice saying, “Open your eyes!” You see, in my family, I have the smallest eyes. My mother and sisters all have round faces and Bambi like brown eyes.  Over the years I have learned to fake the wide eye look with dramatic eyeliner and thus am almost as obsessed with eyeliner as I am with eyebrow kits. I have tried everything from mechanical pencils to liquid formulas to and pot liners. I love the look of liquid eyeliner but hate the mess it makes. The stuff is runny and takes way too long to dry. When we received this Magic Liner, I jumped at the chance to Beauty Test Drive it. Keep reading »

True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)

True Story: I Stopped Washing My Hair (And So Should You!)

The first time I met my friend Jeff, I told him his hair was amazing. It was a thick, effortlessly tousled blond mane that anyone would envy. “That’s because I stopped washing it two years ago,” he told me.

That got me thinking, and researching. So in January, I did an experiment and stopped washing my hair. My experience has been like everyone else’s who’s stopped using shampoo and conditioner: My hair felt greasy for about two weeks, and then it stopped feeling greasy. In those two weeks it became thicker and more natural looking, and easier to style on its own, and after six weeks it started looking spectacular. I do rinse my hair with water every other day, and on Fridays I scrub my roots with baking soda. So yes, I get the sweat and grime out. My hair stopped falling out, and my skin stopped breaking out. It’s actually been pretty fabulous.

I’ve become fervent about the matter because the more I look into the history of shampoo, the happier I am that I stopped. So to wit, other than the reward of having amazing-looking hair, here are the reasons I stopped washing it: Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Essie Nail Polish Guru Essie Weingarten Talks ’80s Trends, Nail-Biting & Streaking

You have to be living under a rock to have never seen an Essie nail polish: they’re a staple of modern woman-dom, a nail paint that you can find in nearly every pharmacy and even J.Crew!. But did you know that there’s a real Essie behind the global brand?

Essie Weingarten is the founder and president of Essie Cosmetics, which she started back in 1981 while she worked at the famous department store, Henri Bendel. Weingarten debuted just 12 polishes in Las Vegas and they became an instant hit. Throughout the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s, she grew her brand up to 900 polishes, even gaining the Queen of England as a fan. (In fact, Kate Middleton wore Essie polish on her wedding day!)  In 2010, she sold the company to L’Oreal and still reigns supreme as global creative director.

Weingarten’s newest project is joining AOL as a beauty expert where she’ll dole out advice on polish and nail care. Fans can submit any and all questionse via Twitter starting in May using the hashtag #AskEssie and tweet @AOL + @essie. I had the chance to call up Essie Weingarten and ask her some questions of my own (and was very glad to be on the other side of the phone where she couldn’t see my nails were bare and bitten — oops). Keep reading »

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