Buying the right makeup is only half the battle. Buy the best tools to apply it with is what makes the difference on your face. Here’s what to look for in makeup brushes from blush to shadow. Keep reading »
Dating is all flirty fun until you go out with someone a few times and then decide you’re not so into them. But how do you tell them you don’t want to see them anymore? Lately, we’ve been noticing that men are pulling the sensitive card more and more often, using their supposed emotional vulnerability as an excuse for everything from getting out of dating us to getting out of sex. I’ve had not one but two men tell me they thought I was wonderful, blah, blah, blah, but they just got out of a relationship and weren’t ready to date. It was more like they didn’t want to date me, and they thought they could let me down easy by blaming their tender hearts. We’re not against men who are actually in touch with their emotions, just those who pretend to be so they aren’t required to tell us the truth. After the jump, five stories from women who have had men pull the sensitive card on them (when they weren’t really all that sensitive). Keep reading »
I thought losing weight was to blame for Seth Rogen’s fall from funny. But maybe we never had the same sense of humor to begin with. How else to explain his starring role in “Observe and Report,” which opens today, the extended trailer for which shows his character, Ronnie, a mall cop, having sex with a woman (Brandi, played by Anna Faris) who’s passed out drunk, covered in vomit? This scene has caused quite a bit of controversy, with everyone from The New York Times to Salon’s Broadsheet weighing in on whether the scenario classifies as date rape. (The scene, FYI, is embedded in the trailer, after the jump. Warning: the language in the trailer makes it NSFW.) Rogen says it is not.
“You can literally feel the audience thinking, like, how the f**k are they going to make this okay? Like, what can possibly be said or done that I’m not going to walk out of the movie theater in the next thirty seconds? … And then she says, like, the one thing that makes it all okay.”
That one thing? When Rogen stop manically pumping away, Brandi, vomit oozing out of her mouth, comes to, and says, “Why are you stopping motherf**ker?” The Times agrees that this is her giving “permission,” writing in their review, “He forces himself on a makeup-counter saleswoman after a date of heavy drinking and drug use. (Before the scene is over she indicates that she had given her consent.)”
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Finally, a weight loss strategy that requires me to do absolutely nothing! From now on, your fat will make you thin. According to three papers published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, humans are filled with “brown fat” (gross) which burns calories at super speed. [WebMD] Keep reading »
Audrey Tautou stars in the upcoming Coco Chanel biopic “Coco Avant Chanel,” and she attended the Paris premiere this week wearing an origami-inspired couture dress by Chanel (of course). Tautou, with her signature pixie cut and confidence, definitely has a style Coco herself would have admired, but looking back at some of her outfits over the years, she wasn’t always an enviable dresser.
Some women like their chocolate milky. Some like it dark. Some like it nutty. And now some women will like their chocolate inhaled. At least that’s what the makers of Le Whif inhaled chocolate hope. Instead of eating the chocolate, you inhale it. “Over the centuries we’ve been eating smaller and smaller quantities at shorter and shorter intervals,” said lead inventor David Edwards. “It seemed to us that eating was tending toward breathing, so, with a mix of culinary art and aerosol science, we’ve helped move eating habits to their logical conclusion. We call it whiffing.” Le Whif comes in four flavors: mint, mango, raspberry and plain. And it’s zero calories. And seemingly zero fun because part of enjoying chocolate is savoring the taste and rolling it around your tongue. You can get 24 Whifs for a little less than $60. I guess that’s a small price to pay if you have an extreme chocolate addiction, but if not, just eat regular chocolate. [Le Whif] Keep reading »