We’re so used to the chemical fumes in the nail salon that we didn’t think a natural nail polish was possible. But PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics proved us wrong. Its nail polish has been ranked the safest paint-based natural nail polish, and all profits after taxes are used to support women’s health advocacy and human rights issues. You’re helping a good cause by purchasing these products, but the names of the polish also inspire you to be your best person. We’re craving “Paint Me Forgiving,” a golden beige, and “Paint Me Grateful,” a luscious berry. And since several of the polishes are vegan, there’s no excuse not to pamper yourself. [$10, PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics] Keep reading »
I need your help, I’m a Sagittarius (11/23/88) and my boyfriend is a Leo (07/30/89). He’s a really nice guy and he gets along very well with my family, but I feel like he lets people tread all over him. His mom uses him and treats him like a stepchild, and he just takes it. She’s never encouraged him to go to college, and she never motivates him to be better. I’m tired of him being a momma’s boy.
I’m also tired of being the only person encouraging him to do something for himself. I help my mom by babysitting for my siblings, while I also have two jobs, go to school part time, and study for exams; I don’t have time for a loser BF. He does nothing with his life, so we never have anything to talk about. And then there’s our sex life. I feel like an idiot when I’m trying to talk dirty. He’s quiet ALL the time, even in the middle of sex, and it’s always the same two positions. Our sex life is boring, despite the fact that I try so hard by wearing sexy and provocative things. He won’t even spank me! I just don’t know if I should stay with Mr. Nice Guy. – Ms. Naughty Girl Keep reading »
When you hear the word “detox” all sorts of things come to mind: spas, juice fasts, colonics, rehab centers. People enter detoxification programs to rid their bodies of toxins, lose a little weight, maybe look and feel better about the damage they’ve done to their bodies. Detoxifications are done when you eat too many chips, drink too many drinks, do too many drugs. But how do you detoxify from poor love decisions? Is there a Promises out there for people who have had one toxic relationship after another? How do you take the damage done from too many bad relationships to enable a fresh start? Keep reading »
I’m already a fan of the strange creature art made by LA-based artist Liz McGrath — and I love this weirdly special, customized Valentine’s Day gift that she’s selling in her online store. If you want to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day in a totally unique way, McGrath’s four-inch, mini-butcher knife with your loved one’s name painted on it is sure to drive your message home to the heart. It comes in its own special knife box, it’s dusted with glitter, and it’s only $25. Remember: “The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.” — Blaise Pascal [Boing Boing] Keep reading »
Liz Claiborne scored a coup last year when they snatched fashion designer/talk show host/lover-of-the-head-scarf Isaac Mizrahi from Target, where he reigned for the last five years, bringing in sales of over $300 million a year. We had to wait until his Target contract expired, but he is finally launching his collection, beginning with a few looks this week. So far, the pieces look fun, the standout being the blue-striped number. The appeal of the new line (and the challenge to Isaac) is bringing the cool back to the staid work wear company. I vote he re-launches those awesome Art Deco triangle perfume bottles from the ’80s. That would be rad. [Liz Claiborne: Isaac's Picks] Keep reading »
Valentine’s Day is about sharing your love. Forget the usual cheesy crap and give holiday favors you can enjoy as a couple. Here are our favorite present picks for pairs who want to get frisky and give each other the gift that keeps on giving … Keep reading »
I must say that, ever since I took Women’s Studies in college, I’ve been a natural sort of woman. I assumed that men who wanted their partners to wax their pubic area were closet pedophiles. Pubic hair, I reasoned, was what made a woman a woman. Why get rid of it? Keep reading »
Valentine’s Day is probably the most emotionally charged day of the year — and we’re not just talking about lovey-dovey feelings. To celebrate cupid’s special day, we’re posting your stories about your best and worst Valentine’s Days. To submit, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Feb. 9, and include “Best Valentine’s Day” or “Worst Valentine’s Day” in the subject.
After the jump, Nora tells us how she’ll be celebrating Feb. 14. Keep reading »
Earlier this week, the good people at AskMen.com revealed their list of the “Top Ten Things Men Shouldn’t Do In Public,” which included definite no-no’s like picking their noses and peeing conspicuously, and debatable no-no’s like crying (Come on, what if his dog just died? What if he just watched “The Notebook” for the first time?). Interestingly, they said proposing to your girlfriend on a subway was a “bold” public move — something that really ought to TOP the list of forbidden public acts, if you ask me (I mean seriously, a subway? Is there a danker, drearier place on Earth to ask a woman to spend the rest of your life with you?!).
Anyway, there’s no reason men should have all the fun, so in the interest of equality we’ve got a list of our own. After the jump, the Top Ten Things Women Shouldn’t Do In Public. Keep reading »