If you want a thinner face or you are into Darth Vader chic, then I have the product for you. After mulling over the absurdity that is the Japanese Face Slimmer I understand the beauty process as follows: the mask smushes your face to slim it down. First, it melts the fat off your face by massaging your facial dermis—I have always thought there was a fine line between massaging and mauling. Then, the sweat produced from the poorly-ventilated mask combined with the sweat from your chubby cheeks acts as a sauna.
If you have the self-confidence to actually wear this face mask, then kudos to you. For the rest of us who lack egos of steel, a good (or even mediocre) bronzer can fake high cheekbones without the risk of permanently scarring your cat/boyfriend/neighbors, etc. [$32, Japanese Face Slimmer, Amazon] Keep reading »
It’s fun having choices: decaf or regular, hair up or hair down, spider maki roll or spicy tuna roll… and now you can choose a device to pee. Whether you’re at a concert, in the woods, or just need to pee next to a parked car leaving a club one night, portable urinating devices allow you to keep some dignity when peeing au natural, and prevent your clothes from getting urine splash stains—it’s gross but true! Keep reading »
I have never really been into cologne. They all more or less smell the same to me, i.e. “ugh, way too much cologne.” That being said, my blase reaction to cologne is probably partially due to the fact that I have yet to run into a dude wearing a cologne by Demeter. Calling Demeter’s scents “run of the mill” is like calling Michelle Obama’s arms puny. Sure, there are the more traditional sniffers like Earl Grey Tea, Cannabis Flower and Redhead in Bed, but these are not what caught my attention. Oh no, the real eye brow raising scents were those reminiscent of our childhood. Keep reading »
So, guys gain an average of 14 pounds while their ladies are pregnant. Not so cute. But Craig Kinsley and Kelly Lambert recently released a study that shows that fatherhood has some pretty great side effects for dudes. According to their research, male hormones are altered when a guy is expecting or has a baby, making him “more canny and resourceful.” The chemistry is simple. A man’s testosterone level lowers when he lives with a woman he loves—be it girlfriend or wife—and his prolactin level rises when he has a child, making him more sympathetic, motivated to care for his kids, and better at handling stress. Now that gets a big awww. [Utne Reader] Keep reading »
Usually, when I write about a beauty product I know whether I am hailing it as the greatest thing since sliced bread or as a WTF? With the copper-infused pillow cover, well, I just don’t know. Apparently you can get rid of wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet by sleeping on a copper-threaded pillow.
According to the peeps at Cupron, who make the copper infused pillow (as well as copper infused gloves and eye masks), copper has been used since ancient Egyptian times for its “antimicrobial properties.” How this translates to less wrinkles, I have no idea, but Cupron’s own clinical trials have shown that people who use the pillow are more likely to see a reduction in them.
Bottom line: it might not work, but if you need a new pillow anyway you might as well try and be a beauty pioneer. [$37.99, Cupron Cosmetic Skin Appearance-Enhancing Satin Pillowcase,CupronSales.com] Keep reading »
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep reading »
It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week, the Black Eyed Peas pack a punch, Sonic Youth prove they’re young at heart, The Dirty Projectors clean up their act, Mos Def gets us ecstatic, and the Low Anthem takes folk higher. Keep reading »