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Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of November 20th 2009

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 chatterboxes a little something special. This week, one winner will receive a Henry Road Table Cloth and Napkins. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »

Beauty Products Expose You To 515 Chemicals Per Day!

I know that all the products I use in my daily life certainly can’t be good for me. But I had no idea that, on a day-to-day basis, I could possibly be exposing my body to 515 chemicals. Fear! According to Bionsen, a natural deodorant company, women have up to 515 different chemicals in their body on any given day. Now, of course, this varies depending on how many and which kinds of product you use. But it’s a real problem, as some of the nastiness has reportedly been the cause of breast cancer, fertility issues, skin cancer, and hormonal issues. The most common of the chemicals comes from parabens (preservatives) that basically extend the shelf life of items. When those parabens mutate (from the sun, its infiltration in the body, or the dosage level), in come the problems. So what’s the solution? Cut down, use organic, and make sure to read all the little details on the labels. You can also get hazard ratings on specific products here. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Win This! Hissyfit Body Double Anti-Aging Body Moisturizer + SPF

We spend tons of time (and money) washing, toning, and moisturizing our faces to keep them smooth and free of blemishes and fine lines, but most of us just slap on any ole body moisturizer. When we’re old and gray, our faces will be oh-so-smooth, and our limbs will be covered in wrinkles. But not if we slather on Hissyfit Body Double Moisturizer With Anti-Aging Ingredients and SPF 30. The mix of anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants means our skin will be protected and improved in just one step. Plus, the lotion, which is scented with vanilla, almond, orange, and grapefruit essential oils, smells light and isn’t sticky or greasy. [$45, Dermstore]

We’re giving away five bottles of Hissyfit Body Double Moisturizer With SPF 30+, but you have to work if you want your skin to look good. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Nov. 20 through Thursday, Nov. 26 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Chola Makeup Girl Resurfaces On “Lopez Tonight”!


Remember when we were all crazy about YouTube sensation Glowpinkstah, famous for her signature chola and goth girl makeup tutorials? She actually agreed to create some extra special videos for us, but after she stopped returning our calls and emails, we figured maybe she’d retired. Not so! Turns out she just got more famous. Check her out on George Lopez’s show. Baby Smiley! Don’t forget the little people. Call us! [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Chola Makeup Girl Resurfaces On Lopez Tonight!

Remember when we were all crazy about YouTube sensation Glowpinkstah, famous for her signature chola and goth girl makeup tutorials? She actually agreed to create some extra special videos for us but after she stopped returning our calls and emails, we figured maybe she’d retired. Not so! Turns out she just got more famous. Check her out on the George Lopez show. Baby Smiley! Don’t forget the little people. Call us! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

The Cure To Rihanna’s Pink Eye

Here’s one of those celeb makeup moments that makes you go, “Hey, that’s a cool idea and looks pretty,” but then makes you think, “How would I ever really wear that?” Surely, Rihanna‘s pink eyeliner is a bit dramatic, and unless you’re going out to ’80s night (or an award show, whatever), it probably won’t fly in most situations (work, date, daytime look). However, tone down the intensity on that fuchsia, and it can become a really pretty complement to your skin tone. After the jump, instructions on how to get a subdued pink eye. [Clutch] Keep reading »

Leighton Meester’s Bizarre (But Cool) Eye Shadow Trick

First, ignore the fact that not only did Leighton Meester play up her lips (bright red!), but also her eyes (major smokey shadow!) at the same time—I’m not a fan, but, hey, rules are created to be broken. Instead, let’s focus on the crazy interesting eye shadow trick she’s got going on: Shadow in her crease, shadow above her eye, but no shadow (or at least a totally different and light shadow) on her eyelids. While I’m not advising you do that for anything other than a red carpet appearance, I do think you could copy that trick with less jarring colors and it’d look pretty freaking awesome. I’m feeling a lighter wash of, say, peachy brown?

Here’s how to do it …

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Season’s Savings! Limited Edition Portable Brush Set From Shu Uemura

Shu Uemura’s Limited Edition Portable Brush Set is the perfect purse stuffer for a morning on the run. With lip, cheek, face, and eye brushes all packed into this pretty gold case, it may just inspire us to get made up on the go more often. [$85, Shu Uemura]

Shu Uemura is offering Frisky readers FREE SHIPPING AND TWO DELUXE SAMPLES with any $35 purchase from today, Nov. 18, to Thursday, Dec. 31. Simply click here and enter coupon code “Frisky” when shopping. See Shu Uemura for eligibility requirements. Check back daily for more Season’s Savings discounts! Keep reading »

Makeup Crush: Bourjois Limited Edition Compacts

Want to put a little piece of Paris in your pocket? Check out French makeup company Bourjois’ limited edition collection of eyeshadows and blushes, called “Rendez-vous à Paris.” Each compact features a vintage-inspired illustration of a Paris monument or landmark. A shimmery silver hue shows a picture of the grand opera house; a sultry black accent shadow comes with a faux old-fashioned photograph overlooking the Seine; the packaging for the Rose d’Or blush depicts the Eiffel Tower.

They’re only around for a little bit, so grab one up quickly. They’re the perfect stocking stuffers (or just a très chic present for yourself). [About $10 each, Asos.com] Keep reading »

The Secret To Perfect Skin Is Simpler Than You Think

Unless you are very, very lucky, many women spend tons of money and time in the pursuit of perfect skin. No one seems to stop buying products, and new treatments continue to come out, so it would seem nearly no one achieves the goal.

Dr. Ellen Marmur, chief of dermatology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, recently went on CBS’s “The Early Show” to talk about the subject, and some of her tips were very surprising. The first issue (which we’re all guilty of), is in fact treating the problem too much. “Many women and men use too many products, like exfoliating way too much,” says Marmur. In the end, she suggests, if you don’t know what the product is going to do for you, then chuck it. Which also debunks the myth that you have to spend a lot on fancy creams and lotions: “You can do that for 100 bucks a year. That’s less than 50 cents a day.” Keep reading »

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