Have you heard about BB cream? It’s the latest buzzword in beauty, and for good reason. Any product can claim to change your life, but this one actually will. “BB” stands for Blemish Balm, a product that’s been popular on the Asian market for years but has only recently presented itself in the States and Europe. It was originally formulated by a German dermatologist as a treatment to help patients of laser facial surgery soothe and protect the resulting extremely sensitive skin while imparting light coverage. Somehow it found its way to Asia, where it became increasingly celebrated, before it was brought to other countries. BB cream is like a primer plus tinted moisturizer on crack, if crack was skincare benefits and sun protection and made foundation totally superfluous. While before it could only be accessed through questionable Korean dealers on Amazon (I went there), big American brands are now cashing in on this in-demand beauty booster, and I couldn’t be more excited. If you haven’t sampled a BB cream yet, you must. Once you give it a try, you’ll never go back to thick, cake foundation. They come at all different price points and there’s bound to be one that suits you.
We love a hint of lace on a dress or shirt — it’s flirty, romantic and ultra-feminine. And that’s why we’ve gathered 10 pretty dresses with lace detailing and overlays. Try a bit of lace and add some texture to your life (pun intended, of course).
Paris Fashion Week is my favorite for many reasons, not all of which are a direct result of my all-encompassing Francophilia. I love the grandiose clothes marched down the catwalk, the sense of total, no-holds-barred luxury, and, well, the refined French-ness of it all. It also helps that many of the most iconic designers show there. Whatever the reason, I haunt Style.com for eight days, clicking furiously until the latest coverage appears, then I drink it all in with my eyes wide and mathematically assess my chances of wedding an impossibly wealthy, possibly corrupt oligarch who has the means to finance all of my wildest fashion dreams. Just kidding! As someone whose personal mantra is “think rich, look poor,” ballroom confections aren’t my thing. What I do covet straight off the runway is the beauty. It certainly helps that models are beautiful to begin with, but the makeup artists who serve them have all but mastered the art of taking pretty perfect canvases and turning them into flawless works of art. Here are my favorite beauty looks, hot off the runway. Tell me — which of these faces would you like to try yourself? [all images via Style Bistro]
People have seen a lot of things in food — Jesus, Mary, Mother Teresa, Michael Jackson. But at The Frisky, we tend to see the naughty in everything. Who says playing with your food is a bad thing? All this phallic salad needs is some creamy dressing. Ok, maybe that was taking it too far. This food porn is obviously intentional, but click through to see some more naturally occurring sexy mouthfuls that’ll make you do a double take.
We love this study in female masturbation orgasms. Because, seriously, each one is totally different depending on your mood and and method. But orgasms can be divided into general categories. Click through to see diagrams of the different types of masturbatory orgasms. Starting with the standard “Good Orgasm”, which never, ever gets old. [Tempest Paige]
Figuring out how to wear a bold lip can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not used to wearing lipstick. (Or if you’re basically used to ignoring the fact that you have lips on your face altogether.) The wrong shade can wash you out, or make you look lizard-y. And when you’re wearing a bright, bold lip color you just can’t help but feel so out there in the open.
So that’s why we teamed up with esteemed makeup artist Susana to get a quick lesson on Lipstick 101. What we learned: you don’t have to fear a bold lip. Bright lipsticks can be fun, dramatic and totally sexy!
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Some tongues are better than others. Like the tongue belonging to Ani K of India. His tongue is a painter. Yes, his tongue makes art. He used to get ill from ingesting all that paint, but he got used to it, and now he can finish a masterpiece in only three days. You can watch his tongue working its magic here. And what has your tongue done lately? Licked an envelope? A crotch? Not good enough! Click through to see more of the world’s most amazing tongues. Perhaps this will motivate your tongue to become more exceptional. [Videogum]
Even when I had long hair, I was terrible at braiding it, so I’m in complete awe of girls who have good braiding skills. We’ve assembled this gallery of real girls with awesome braiding skills, showing off their cool fishtails, Frenchies and everything in between. Check ‘em out and get inspired!
I was shocked – shocked, I tell you! – when I discovered that Lands’ End Canvas is basically J.Crew but cheaper: super cute preppy stuff, quirky styling, good quality. Being cheaper than J.Crew doesn’t make Lands’ End Canvas cheap, exactly, but it is possible to find some great stuff for $50 or less. Click through for some shorts, tops, skirts, and accessories just begging to spend spring weekends on a marina in Maine.
Perfume may not be for everyone, but those of us who love it really love it. I have a hyper-sensitive sense of smell — I smell things before anyone else does, and I can often identify them instantly. I can smell a new perfume offhand and rattle off the most dominant notes in it. Many of my childhood memories are steeped in scent, so much so that whenever I catch a whiff of the Yves Saint Laurent Paris perfume my mother wore when I was small, I’m suddenly five years old again. Keep reading »