Manicures and nail decals are so over. Enter the next big thing: Nail tattoos. Our Philadelphia buddy Jacci, who runs the blog Being Perfect is Hard, hit upon the idea and met up with a local tattoo artist friend recently to get her nails tattooed. She drew a variety of cute and quirky designs and had them tattooed directly on her fingernails. “I chose a bunch of my favorite things which include Bart Simpson heads, a Wu Tang symbol, a Chanel logo, a diamond, an eye, a pizza slice, a smiley face, a dollar sign and a heart.” But did it hurt? No, says Jacci, who also explained that the art is semi-permanent, as in, it’ll last only until your nails grow out, so if you get bored, you can simply paint over the designs. The tattoo process itself took around 35-40 minutes for all 10 nails, and cost Jacci around $60. And this is why Philly girls rule so much. [Being Perfect Is Hard] Keep reading »
“Mr. Marley and I have a long and complex history about which MANY inaccuracies have been reported since the beginning. Contrary to the numerous reports, Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child. We have had long periods of separation over the years but our five children together remain a joy to both of us. Thank you for your concern and I appreciate all of the well wishes regarding the birth of my new son.”
—Lauryn Hill could be talking to us in this message she posted on her website, regarding the birth of her son this week and the rumors that Rohan Marley left her while she was pregnant. Apparently, they parted before the pregnancy? Sorry we got it wrong, Lauryn. We hope you and your babY are doing very well. And we hope you give birth to a new album soon, too! [Lauryn-Hill.com] Keep reading »
Over the weekend, in Queensland, Australia, a kangaroo named Eddie busted out of a gate and attacked a 94-year-old woman. Our first question: “Why was a kangaroo in Australia behind a gate anyway?” We’re not big fans of humans messing with wild animals (RIP Steve Irwin), but there is an explanation. Keep reading »
Talk about poorly timed. On a new clip from the upcoming season of “LA Ink,” Kat Von D has a special surprise for her fiance, Jesse James. It’s a tattoo for him. And no, it’s not his initials or even his name. It’s a big old portrait. Of his fifth grade yearbook photo. “You’re crazy!” he exclaims. (Which, yes, she is.) “I love it — I love you.” Of course, the couple is now dunzo—Kat tweeted on Monday that they have broken up. Which had TMZ wondering—is she now regretting that tattoo?
But Kat swears she isn’t. Keep reading »
Romance is dead.
That’s the consensus you could draw from five minutes on the dating scene. Instead of butterflies, hormones seem to be driving our coupling up. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing if all you want is sexual gratification. I’m only human: there’s been times I’ve just needed a roll in the hay. But I’m also a woman who loves romance — traditional, old school, stars-in-my-eyes romance — and I speak from personal experience that it’s not easy to find.
Alas, both men and women have forgotten how to woo each other. I wholeheartedly agreed with the actress Emma Watson when she told Vogue recently, “I’m a feminist, but I think that romance has been taken away a bit for my generation.”
Yesterday Amelia published a post called “Dating Don’ts: These 7 Romantic Gestures Need To Go.” Here in The Frisky’s office, we spent all morning fighting about it. A few of my fellow Frisky ladies would run for the hills if a dude bought them chocolate, serenaded them with a song [No, only a song that he misinterpreted as romantic. -- Editor], or showered rose petals on their bed. But me? That sounds like my perfect guy.
I respectfully disagree with you, Amelia, that romantic gestures can be cheesy or infantilizing. Romance is about stimulating the senses, creating an aura, and drawing someone in. Romance does not have to be dead, people! After the jump, five romantic gestures that need to stay. Keep reading »