It’s almost that time of year again: you know, the time when you’re obligated to blow a good chunk of your hard-earned money on your family and friends. If your inner circle is anything like mine, they sure as hell expect something nice. Oven mitts just aren’t going to fly for my mom anymore, and my dad balks in the face of an Office Max fountain pen. I’m not going to lie, buying and giving gifts is hard, mostly because you can’t guarantee that someone will like something unless they’ve explicitly said what they’d want… and where’s the fun in that? For my people, my foolproof gift-buying agenda is to delve into Sephora and not emerge until a) my debit card cracks in half or b) I’ve got something for everyone (whichever comes first). Seriously, male or female, there’s not a single person I know who will deny a body butter in their favorite scent or a luxurious herbal bubble bath. My holiday gift guide stays true to that and regardless of age, gender, or skin type, everybody will be smelling good and feeling even better.
There are few experiences more delightful than sipping espresso from a cute little espresso cup. Even if you don’t have an espresso machine, cute little espresso cups can be used for all kinds of fun things: holding candles or q-tips, as prep bowls for baking, or even as teeny tiny flower vases. Here are six artsy espresso cups to brighten up your kitchen (or bathroom, or bedroom, wherever)…
It’s that time of year … time to sit around the dinner table with our loved ones, carve some turkey, and give thanks for the celebs who made our lives better this year.
Sarah over at Totally Severe really knows how to make embroidery happen. But she doesn’t do your standard hearts and flowers kind of stuff. Oh no, she does whimsical, pop culture-laden designs that will make you laugh and probably scratch your head. As she explains it, “These are the products of idle hands and a disturbed mind.” They’re available for sale on her site, and they’re going fast, so act now if you want your very own embroidered version of Kenneth the Page and Tracy Jordan as Raphaelite angels. Click through to see some of her other awesome creations!
Fun-loving criminal, Michelle Watson, didn’t let a little ol’ arrest spoil her evening. When Michelle was pulled over for hitting numerous curbs and driving her Honda Civic up on the sidewalk, she cursed at a cop, shoved him, and kicked him in the balls. Yes, in case you were wondering, she was extremely intoxicated. On the upside, her mugshot is fabulous. Thumbs up, Michelle! [Huffington Post]
Meanwhile, here are 10 other women in cuffs who made the most of their mugshots.
Confession: I am obsessed with braids and always have been. If you look at my school pictures from ages 5 through 10, my hair is in some sort of crazy French braided hairstyle, courtesy of my mom’s talented fingers. Yet somehow, I have never learned how to do anything besides a traditional braid on my own hair. But after putting together this slideshow of nine mostly easy-ish braided hairstyles, I realized how I should be spending my long Thanksgiving weekend — practicing! Click on through to check out the different braids and how to do them. Keep reading »
A couple of weeks ago we heard about a family who witnessed some ghosts getting freaky in their living room, but at least those humping haunts had the decency to keep their phantasmagorical paws to themselves. UK woman, Doris Birch, isn’t quite so lucky. For the last four months, the 73-year-old grandmother claims that she has been groped nightly by a ghost. “It’s like an octopus … I was lying in bed when I felt this creepy pair of hands. I kicked frantically and it went away. Next time it came I hurled the duvet on to the floor!” she said of her visitor. It’s obvious that she’s dealing with an incubus, a male demon that lies upon sleeping women and tries to have sex with them. Or she is suffering from dementia. Either one. Keep on clicking for more stories of (alleged) sexual encounters of the third kind. [Huffington Post]
Having grown up in NYC, where the winters can be as frigid as the summers are humid, I know the power of a puffer coat. These coats block out the wind and cold, but are lightweight. Fortunately, gone are the days when puffer coats make you look like the Michelin Man. Now, there are many puffers that have a slim-fit and details that will set you apart. Here are 13 puffer coats to get anyone styling and staying warm this winter.
In honor of Thanksgiving, here are your four favorite Frisky staff members posing ridiculously with an inflatable turkey that happens to be in our office!
You may have assumed that Snooki’s lovely, orange glow was achieved by hours spent at the tanning salon, but she has another secret. The guidette shared a bizarre beauty tip from her new book on recent appearance of “Conan.” Snooki admitted that she uses clean cat litter to exfoliate her skin. “Yeah, well, I definitely, um, like to Google a lot. And I don’t like to spend a lot of money on, like, spa treatments, just because I’m, like, a cheapo. So I Googled what else I could use that’s, like, not so expensive, and it was… cat litter,” she revealed. When Conan pointed out that cat litter contained hazardous chemicals, Snooki shrugged and said, “I haven’t broken out at all yet.” I think yet is the operative word here. I really hope women don’t try this at home. After the jump, other questionable hygiene and beauty tips from celebs. [Team Coco]