Do something else that’s environmentally friendly during your shower, besides, uh, peeing in it. Today, beauty company Lush launches a do-gooder initiative with a few new products that can help save the rainforest. More specifically, the goal is to fight against destructive palm oil plantations, which are often responsible for mass deforestation. (Lush has developed a non-palm base for its soaps). Proceeds from the green “Jungle Soap,” which launches today, will help the Rainforest Foundation protect tribal homes, while 100 percent of the retail proceeds from The Charity Pot hand and body lotion will go to Orangutan protection societies (as these animals are endangered in the area).
You might want to start taking a closer look at the ingredients in your bath products, and see if you’re consuming a lot of palm oil. If so, you can introduce yourself to the world of non-palm soaps with a special sampler of nine different Lush fragrances, allowing you to clean your body and conscience. [Lush] Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You bitches 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 Kiehl’s Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Collection. Without further adieu, the lucky winner of this week’s Gift For Gab. Keep reading »
Like many celebrities, Kelly Clarkson appears on the September issue of Self looking more svelte than recent pictures of her in real life. We’ve been talking about airbrushing all week here at The Frisky, and we’ll continue to until it’s less of an industry standard. (Mind you, once that day comes, then we’ll probably talk about the dinosaurs who’re still doing it.) While it’s no big whoop that yet another star is airbrushed on a glossy magazine cover — after all, they all are each and every month — we noticed that Jezebel suggested that the editors at Self had not just airbrushed but also used Photoshop to slim the pop star down. Way down. Keep reading »
Another day, another Gwyneth Paltrow GOOP edition chock-full of sage advice. This time she addresses the beauty realm, and here’s a synopsis of the tips: Make a body scrub by mixing Turbinado (that’s sugar that comes from the first pressing of the sugar cane), olive oil and coarsely ground coffee, the latter of which Miss Paltrow does not, repeat, does not ever drink. Soften skin with oatmeal and honey before rubbing it with aloe vera juice to reduce redness, and reduce puffy morning eyes by placing chilled spoons over your lids or use cotton pads soaked in cold milk. Prevent wrinkles by doing daily facial exercises like sticking your tongue out as far as you can while keeping your eyes wide for 30 seconds. Apply a boatload of coconut oil after a bath to goop up your skin, which we can assure you is the story behind her seriously oily legs on “Letterman” recently.
Okay, Goopy, let’s talk. Keep reading »
In the last 12 to 24 hours or so, two celebs have appeared on separate red carpets with two very similar deep side parts, and I sort of love it—check out Milla and Sienna, above. This marks a clear shift: For, well forever it seems, every celeb rocked the middle part (think Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston to name a few). But this new development is actually great for 80 percent of the population with hair on their heads. Side-parts are way more flattering on way more people and I for one, love the romantic feeling the look invokes. Wanna know how to get one? Read on… Keep reading »
If you’re a big fan of Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., aka Common, and like so many chicks we know, prefer to wear men’s cologne because so much girly perfume smells like fruit and pink flowers, then listen up: To celebrate his new Diesel fragrance, the rapper is holding a private concert for his friends and celebrity fans at NYC venue Capitale, which is small enough to ensure that onlookers just might get close enough to literally smell him. But what’s a girl who’s not a close personal friend or “celebrity fan” to do? Starting August 10, the first 500 people to make a Diesel Only The Brave purchase of $117.50 or more at Macy’s in Herald Square (and other select NYC locations) will receive two general admission tickets to this exclusive concert. Normally we’re not the hugest celebrity fragrance fans around here but you might be surprised at Common’s complex combo: With top notes of lemon blossom, mandarin and coriander leaves; a heart of labdanum, black rose and lavender; and a dry down of amber, tolu and ebony woods, this stuff actually smells really good. So there. Keep reading »
As the ultimate makeup junkie, I have a tough time saying no to a new shadow shade, lip color, or nail hue… and it certainly shows in my inability to organize it all. But now that my makeup collection has successfully taken over every drawer, zip case, surface, nook and cranny of my humble abode, I’m starting to resist the urge to buy more and more pots of colors that I’ll probably never use more than once. Instead, I’ve narrowed my focus to scouting out the newest and best priming products that can help make the most of the colors I already have for easy application, flawless appearance, and maximum smudge-free wear all day long. Continue reading… Keep reading »
You know those articles where a woman writes that something that’s generally considered to be shady is really friggin’ fantastic? Yeah, us Frisky ladies tend to be skeptical. Maybe being a mail-order bride really did turn out well for that woman featured in Marie Claire last month! But don’t kid yourself that you’re not an exception to the rule.
We’ve got similar “meh” feelings for the way Terri Graham, a member of More.com’s reader community, confronted her anorexia, bulimia and body dysmorphic disorder: competing in “countless” beauty pageants and strutting across the stage in a swimsuit and heels caused Graham to stop hating her body. [More.com] Keep reading »
The New York Times devoted an entire article today to women who loathe their feet. Yes, feet. Smelly, flaky, callused, un-pedicured feet. Some blogs will mock the Times‘ hard-hitting piece of journalism about the ways sandal season brings out our most shameful podia-neuroses.
But I hear you, women who are ashamed of your feet. Fear not, for I am one of you. [New York Times] Keep reading »
Besides the fact that Amelia and I have used Maybelline Great Lash mascara since, like, childbirth, I’ve gotta add that after almost a decade spent chatting up makeup artists and various beauty experts, it’s hands (lashes?) down the preferred mascara of runway shows, photo shoots, red carpets and regular old everyday folks like you and me. So when we heard about a new version of ye olde standby called Maybelline Great Lash Big, we got nervous. Will we love it as much as the old version? What if it’s not as good? What if it’s — gulp — even better? In order to get a variety of opinions (some more objective than others), we not only tested Big in-house but we also sent it out to readers. Whether or not you should buy this mascara (spoiler alert: Yeah, it’s awesome!), and five different mini-reviews after the jump! Keep reading »