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]
When searching for new style ideas, sometimes the best place to look is the past. When it comes to hairstyles, especially, there is unlimited inspiration to be found in the curls, twists, and updos our mothers and grandmothers used to wear so well. Here are six vintage hairstyles that look just as fabulous now as they did on flapper girls and ’50s film stars, plus tutorials so you can easily incorporate them into your very modern life.
When I heard that Diablo Cody had signed on to write the big-screen version of my beloved Sweet Valley High series, I died a little inside. In a good way. You see, I’m such a hardcore SVH fan that I collect the series and read them on the regular. I am still not over the butchering that occurred when SVH became a TV show, starring a bunch of losers who had no business tainting Francine Pascal’s vision. However, Diablo Cody I trust. Mostly. I’m thrilled to learn that the film will be taking place in the ’80s, which means it will, hopefully, be inspired aesthetically by the original book covers, recognizable by their soft-focus-colored pencil drawings. However, I’m concerned that Diablo might need help casting the film. I’ll never forgive her if Lila Fowler is played by, shudder, Megan Fox, or Bruce Patman’s brawny bad boy is ruined by faux badass Shia LeBeouf. Diablo, I hope you are reading.
One of these things is not like the other! Which a-hole wore fancy high heels on a rainy day while everyone else sensibly wore boots? Find out as you click through “What Are We Wearing”!
I fell in love with oxford shoes in London, where you can’t throw a Cornish pasty down the street without hitting a pair (not that anyone was throwing Cornish pasties, but you get the idea). I love the vintage, masculine vibe they bring to every outfit, from dresses and tights to wool trousers and cardigans. Here are some awesome oxford options to work into your winter wardrobe, and the best part? They’re all 50 bucks or less…