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 »
There’s been plenty of talk of airbrushing in the news this week, and we have no doubt that 51-year-old Sharon Stone‘s bod was given the same treatment for this Paris Match cover. They certainly didn’t skimp on the body oil, that’s for damn sure. In spite of all of Stone’s cuckoo banana antics (or maybe because of them), we still kind of love her, and agree that in general, despite the Botox, boob jobs and who knows what else, she looks pretty smokin’. That said, do you find it to be totally effed that being “body confident at age 50!” basically has to involve plastic surgery — you know, in the celebrity magazine world, anyway? Maybe in addition to airbrushing labels, there should be plastic surgery warnings slapped on ads and glossy spreads, too.
Uhrm yeah, I guess that’s all we really have to say here, except one also might add that if you’re gonna get a boob job, this seems like a fairly tasteful size, no? Keep reading »
Of all her physical traits, Angelina Jolie’s skin may not be the feature women would kill for first, but I’m sure it’s certainly high on the list (what do you think — lips #1, boobs #2, then hair, then skin?). If rumors are to be believed, Angelina’s radiance isn’t completely all natural and she has this odd torture-device-looking contraption to thank for keeping her complexion glowing. The “dermaroller” is covered in tiny spikes and when rolled over the skin it leaves thousands of pin pricks that stimulate “the repair process, boosting collagen production, which makes skin appear radiant, young and firm.” Sounds painful, but for a heavily tattooed movie star whose past includes an obsession with knives, it’s not a stretch to imagine her using a beauty device that hurts a little. Perhaps Angelina uses the Leaf and Rusher Tx Roller, which costs $118, and “claims to open up the skin’s layers, allowing products to penetrate up to 400 times more effectively.” [via DailyMail] Keep reading »
Even though she’s a mom, Victoria Beckham‘s taut and toned body in the new Armani ad released today is utterly devoid of wrinkles and jiggly bits. Gisele’s pregnant belly was flattened in the London Fog ads. Beth Ditto got fattened up on the cover of Love. Kim Kardashian appeared slimmed and lightened in Complex. Jeez Louise, the Photoshop-wielding warlocks should win big fat trophies for all their Great Moments In Airbrushing humdingers this year.
Or maybe airbrushed ads should get warning labels, says one British politician. Jo Swinson, a Liberal Democrat in the U.K., said that airbrushing should be banned on advertising intended for viewing by children younger than 16 and all other airbrushed images should carry labels that say what’s been altered.
It’s an absolutely brilliant idea. But unfortunately, it will never happen. Keep reading »
There was this girl who sat behind me in third grade. She had unruly blonde hair that hung down to her shoulders, steady green eyes, and tiny teeth, and I thought she was beautiful.
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For all of us with sensitive skin, there’s nothing scarier than shaving armpits and bikini lines. Nothing makes us more self-conscious than red bumps and ingrown hairs all over. But this post-shave soother is excellent at keeping irritations at bay. It soothes skin while it exfoliates and releases ingrown hairs from underneath the skin’s surface. It comes in an awesome little bottle and smells delightful. No yucky odors, no burning sensations — just smoothing, cooling goodness. Finally, you’ll be able to sport that itty-bitty, teeny-weeny bikini without examining your crotch all day. [$25, Sephora] Keep reading »
For better or worse, plastic surgery—both in its most extreme (Jocelyn Wildenstein) and subtler (Megan Fox) forms—is fully entrenched in modern day society. In fact, Botox gatherings have replaced Tupperware parties, celebrities flaunt face-lifts on the red carpet and it’s become downright acceptable in plenty of circles. But no matter how you feel about plastic surgery, a recent paper that appeared in the Journal of Evolution and Technology brings up an angle we hadn’t considered. Reports The New York Times today:
…the doctoral candidate says plastic surgery throws a monkey wrench (sorry) into the Darwinian process of selecting the best genes to proliferate the species — since people who otherwise might not have been perceived as desirable mates for procreation allow themselves to be perceived as desirable enough to pass on their genes.
Let’s take a closer look. Keep reading »
Over the weekend, Britney Spears was snapped on her way to the salon to get her extensions fixed up. Embarrassing! (Not that Brit is easily shamed.) We had to wonder…do people still get hair extensions? Apparently so. Unfortunately, it’s people like Spears and Paris Hilton that give the hair treatment a bad rep because their manes never look normal, and always look fried.
That said, hair extensions do offer a certain magic, allowing you to change your appearance drastically in a matter of hours. Find out if they’re right for you…
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