Contrary to popular belief, your mom wasn’t completely and totally trying to ruin your life when she said “No way Jose” when you wanted to start wearing makeup. She was merely responding to maternal intuition, because, turns out, all that mascara and lip gloss contains the kind of dangerous chemicals associated with cancer, infertility and hormone imbalance. And according to a new study by The Environmental Working Group, the younger a girl is when she starts caking it on, the greater the danger.
Great. And we thought all that smoking in the bathroom we did was bad for us. Keep reading »
Up until now, if you asked Eva Longoria Parker what her signature scent was, she’d probably sneeze in your face. Sensitive to fragrances, Eva has taken to the chem lab to create a perfume of her own (called Eva by Eva Longoria—not the most original of names, but to the point) that won’t bother picky noses: “I have always been somewhat allergic to all perfumes and really wanted to create something that every woman could wear. So I decided to create my own fragrance that is light, fresh and unique. I think the scent of a woman is extremely sexy and this scent will prove that.”
So what does an allergy-neutral perfume smell like? The eau de toilette contains hints of citrus, bergamot tea, jasmine, and freesia, and it’s due out this spring. Just in time for hay fever season! [WWD] Keep reading »
We still have to get through the rest of the holidays, so don’t even get us started on all the makeover madness that we can promise you we’ll be obsessed with come January. But if you’re going out on the town or throwing a party for New Year’s Eve, we know you can’t resist getting all gussied up, and chances are you’re already thinking about it. We’ve suggested a whole bunch of cute dresses (under $100!), plenty of dancing shoes, and even cocktail shakers to keep in mind, but check this Elle.com video out for a hair and makeup look (inspired by Derek Lam’s spring 2010 runway but redone on their intrepid reporter for the realway), we think would look good on 99 percent of the population come party time. Just don’t forget, kids: Use that hairspray responsibly. Keep reading »
What’s more unhealthy—women who go Botox-crazy in order to look young, or those who gain weight to achieve the same goal? Yes, apparently another study proves that older women who are a bit overweight tend to look younger in their faces. Reports the Archives of Dermatology journal: “Implying that although excess fat may increase the skin’s susceptibility to damage, it may help mask the appearance of wrinkles in old age.” And still, UK Marie Claire is asking readers, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have an excuse not to watch the scales this Christmas? We might just have found one…”
We just have to ask—what is the point to exploring information like this? For starters, we’d think most women would freak at the idea of purposefully gaining weight. But why would you even consider the option when the dangers of obesity are so well documented? [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »
You may have heard of the golden ratio of beauty at this point. Scientists love to talk about it (I assume because it’s considered a “sexy” study and therefore it gets them more press). After all, the closer we come to quantifying that elusive asset called beauty, the easier it may be to manipulate ourselves in order to achieve it. And yes, that is sick and twisted, but it’s not my fault humans are the way they are.
Anyhoo, researchers at University of California, San Diego claim they have big news to share: They say they’ve “discovered the ideal alignment of female facial features, a pair of measurements that explain why one woman is perceived as attractive and the other, well, isn’t,” which seems weird since many a scientist before has boasted the same thing. But interestingly, these folks have some ideas on how to fake the kind of symmetry that will make the masses bow down and want to bone you. Keep reading »
You thought health care reform was all about boring stuff like health insurance, didn’t you? Well, it’s far more fabulous than that: Washington, D.C.’s finest are fretting over several medical procedures of interest to the casts of “Jersey Shore” and “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” including Botax and fake baking.
The latest news? A tax on plastic surgery is out, while a tax on indoor tanning is in.
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A couple of weeks ago, my friends over at Maybelline asked me to come over and check out what they’ll be launching for spring. While I was definitely feeling the juicy-looking tubes of lip gloss (how plump everyone’s lips will look!), mega mascara and seriously pretty new shades of eyeshadow (how gorge they’ll make our eyes!), I will always be a true sucker for great-looking skin, so it was their new foundation product that led me into makeup artist Kerry Malouf’s chair. It started innocently enough–we were just chatting away about the new product when I told her my great big sob story: “All this stress and holiday running around is making my skin look like crap.” So she invited me to sit down and let her fix me up, and, well, people, am I glad I took her up on it. In fact, I’m not even a foundation wearer, but this new Instant Age Rewind Eraser is so dope that I’ve seriously started to change my ways. Here’s a preview and why I think you’ll like it too. Keep reading »
No, Jessica Simpson hasn’t (completely) lost her mind and isn’t sacrificing herself to the hair-extension gods. Rather, the ditzy blonde had friend and hairdresser Ken Paves film her as she gives herself a little ear-candling treatment. Supposedly, the process is a natural way of clearing out the nasty wax and gunk that clogs your ear canals. You buy the candles at a health food store, stick ‘em in your ear and light the top on fire — the smoke is supposed to travel down the ear canal and then suck out the debris. I’ve done ear candling a few times (with the assistance of friends) and have found it to work — the best part of the whole process is cutting open the candle at the end and seeing all the crap that was sucked out. It’s really satisfying if you’re into nasty stuff like I am. However, our lovely style editor, Erin, has informed me there are some who think that the process could damage the ear drum or something, so either go to a professional or, you know, avoid it entirely and just watch this vid. [via Jessica Simpson's TwitVid
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Nail polish brand O.P.I. has exceeded the seasonal release of new shades to add to their line of polish colors, and has instead revamped old classics.
O.P.I. Ink, Russian Navy, Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees, You Don’t Know Jacques!, We’ll Always Have Paris, and Lincoln Park After Dark have all been transformed into “suede” finishes. The look is matte and glittery, but doesn’t wear as long as regular polish. Amazon has a great selection of the colors, which you shouldn’t wear with a base coat, top coat, or hardening drops.
After a few test-run manicures, we are a fan of the finish for the winter months. Take a “suede” test drive and tell us what you think. Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! In honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet, we’re giving away prizes! Each week we’ll award you awesome chatty Cathys a little something special. This week, five winners will receive a jar of Dr. Hunter’s Cuticle Cream. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »