Is It Hot Or Cold in Here Or Is It Me?

Dating to find the right person, i.e. kind, mentally healthy,and moderately good-looking, can be real challenge. So many nicely wrapped packages end up holding a lump of coal. Or a big pile of poo.

I thought I’d share several types to watch out for in the dating lottery game. Warning: not all bad ‘uns come stamped with “Loser” across their forehead. Too bad for us little girls getting our hearts broke. Again.

We’ll start with some lightweights (revealed in less than three dates) and work our way up to the big stinker (can suck up years of your life). Keep reading »

Can I Find Love If I’m Transgendered?

If you’re a woman in your mid-thirties, the dating scene is challenging enough. You’re conscious of feeling older, wrinkles become a reality, and you feel like your stock value as a potential wife has started to head south faster than the housing market. So in the past year, I decided it was high time I met a fabulous man. Keep reading »

Bad Dad Style: No More Golf Hats, Please

Every now and again, you see an older man dressed impeccably and wonder where the hell he came from and if he’s even from the same species as your own dad. Because sometimes your dad looks good, but more often than not, he’s woefully misguided in sweater vests, sock/sandal combos and those hideously unattractive pleated from khakis that dads everywhere seem to love so much.

My mom’s a pretty classy lady, so she’s beaten a vague sense of style into my dad over the twenty two years they’ve been married. But even though he’s lived two decades under the watchful eye of clothing nazi, every other time I turn around he’s wearing all sorts of fleece and even the occasional Teva sandal. Enough is enough. There are certain things that we as daughters just shouldn’t have to put up with. Keep reading »

Haute Germs: Are Handbags Making Us Sick?

With all the recent swine flu hoopla, even the most hygienically-lax of us have begun giving second thoughts to our cleanliness—soaping up for at least fifteen seconds, coughing into our elbows, and using antibacterial gel every time we enter a new room. There are endless opportunities to sterilize and re-sterilize, and it seems that we intend to use all of them as often as humanly possible. We’re nothing if not clean at this point, right? Well, true for our hands, but what about one of those other appendages women use just as much—our purse? Keep reading »

10 Things You Really Don’t Want To Do With Dad

You know how buying things like condoms and Monistat can be embarrassing? There’s one thing that makes either of those, or anything awkward and vaguely sexual, even more traumatizing: doing them with your dad.

Having bought my first bra with my father (I have no idea why that happened), I’m fairly well-versed in the sort of mortification that comes with such activities. It’s bad enough to buy your first box of tampons, and it only really gets worse when the guy who should never think about your lady parts is carrying them to the register. But purchasing tampons or training bras aren’t the only things you should leave dad out of. Keep reading »

Scandalicious Wives: Chicks Whose Hubbies Really Effed Up

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The New York Times is calling Bernie Madoff’s wife, Ruth, “the loneliest woman in New York.” Although she hasn’t been charged with any crimes, her husband was involved in a $65 billion Ponzi scheme. He ruined a lot of people’s lives, including his wife’s. She has been banned from the salon she went to every six weeks for 10 years, and her kids no longer call her “mom.” She can’t go to her gym and a bunch of Upper East Side restaurants won’t serve her. Even Ruth’s flourist has nixed her as a client. [The New York Times]

I think Ruth probably had some inkling of an idea that her husband was up to no good, so I don’t feel too bad for her. But it’s sad when a crooked dude messes up his wives’ reputation. Check our slideshow of other women who got dragged down by their horrible hubbies.

Optimize Your Daily Dose Of Snail Secretion

Snail secretion…ew. If we at The Frisky did not feel a great responsibility to report every beauty secret we discover/investigate/stumble across, we would have left the snail dribble alone and kept down our lunches. Yet, sadly for my stomach, we take our beauty products seriously. I was prepared to laugh off snail secretion face creams as the cream of the bizarre beauty crop, but those pesky peeps at The International Society of Skin Pharmacology Journal wouldn’t let me. Oh yes, those evil scientists cackled evilly as they discovered the regenerative qualities of the snail slime and its beneficial facial effects. The gist of our slimy friend’s beauty success lies in the secretions ability to block out harmful environmental pollution. We might have speed, but we do not have slime that protects us from UV radiation. Luckily for humans (and not so luckily for snails), snail secretion not only protects human skin but has rejuvenating properties as well! To be honest, the article lost me when it started getting into snail immunology, but until my own mental powers failed me, the science sounded plausible enough. No one is claiming snail secretion will permanently solve all your epidermis worries, but if a snail secretion based cream is used daily, you should see improvements faster than at a snails pace. None of the products are drastically different, but because we are The Frisky, we found you the best of every category. Keep reading »

Fakin’ Bakin’: Products To Get Your Fake Tan On

There’s nothing better than lying out on the beach, taking in some rays. You know what else is awesome? Skin cancer. Unfortunately modern science hasn’t come up with a cure for the disease, yet science has come up with ways to get golden without the cancer. Here, some interesting products that aren’t your average fake bake lotions:

  1. Serious tanners should get airbrush gun to get a glow head to toe. [$175, Fusion Beauty, Sephora]
  2. Dismay uneven application fears with a streak-free towelette. [$48, Kate Somerville, Sephora]
  3. From the famous spray-on chain, Mystic Tan, comes products you can use to get the professional glow at home. This one comes with a glove so you don’t get your hands grody. [$38, Mystic Tan, Sephora]
  4. A towelette and glove in one makes things super easy. [$36, Model Co, Sephora]

Keep reading »

The “Slim Mouth Piece”: Beauty Product Or Choking Hazard?

Everyone wants a tighter something this day. Someone at some point decided that our butts and thighs need to have more elasticity than a gumby doll. While this obsession with tightness has added two, ahem 20, minutes to my daily beauty routine, it’s definitely worth it during bathing season. What’s not worth it: the Slim Mouth Piece designed to create a taut face but more likely to cause your premature death by choking. Maybe I am just too literal and it’s my problem that I can’t get my mom’s voice saying “don’t put that in your mouth, you will choke!” out of my head. If it’s just my own childhood and authority issues rearing their ugly heads, then who am I to stop you from trying the Slim Mouth Piece…Don’t do it! Keep reading »

These Celebs Really Don’t Want To Say The Wrong Name In Bed

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Hallelujah! It’s the return of Brad and Jen. Well, sort of. Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Aniston went on a date and you know what that means? If they make whoopie, they’ll each be crying out the names of their exes! Bradley Cooper was married to Jennifer Esposito for a hot second, while Jennifer Aniston stuck it out for a number of years with some dude named Brad Pitt. Keep clicking for other celebs that have a thing for certain names…
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