Happy almost-Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, The Frisky wants to be your Valentine. Look for a contest each day leading up to Feb. 14. Prizes will include makeup, books, lingerie, jewelry, and more, but each one only lasts a day—enter now!
Typical Valentine’s Day jewelry is big on hearts, and while that shape is quite nice, we like the idea of keys as a symbol of affection even better. See, we already have a blood pumper of our own, so why do we need another one? A key, on the other hand, means that someone wants to let you inside his life — whether it opens his apartment door, or his heart. [$45, Elsewares]
We’re giving away one Erica Weiner skeleton key necklace from Elsewares, but you have to work if you want it. Do you think you should let your significant other know about the skeletons in your closet? Share your advice in the comments by 3:39 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 (that’s tomorrow!). We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
UPDATE! The winner of the Erica Weiner necklace is taralee for this comment:
I think it really just depends on what the “skeletons” are. I really don’t care about who my husband boned (pun intended) before we got together or how many times he drank excessively and did something regrettable. The past is the past and people change… sometimes. Things that I would like to know about: STDs (current and history), previous convictions to include: rape, murder, assault, etc etc etc and whether or not they live in their mother’s basement. Hey… a girl has got to start somewhere.
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We think it’s hard enough to pick out something to wear to go to work, so we can’t even imagine what it would be like to be the First Lady and really have to think all
of your outfits through. Apparently, Michelle Obama
doesn’t do it all on her own, she tells the “Today” show. She has help (which she only refers to as “people,” but we imagine they are stylists), and they often pick out a week or even two
weeks of outfits. If we could plan that far ahead … we’d have so much more time for other things. Check out her interview with Matt Lauer—the fashion goodies start at 2:26. [Today Show
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I love Lady Gaga just as much as everyone else. But there’s a surefire way to kill a good thing, and that’s overexposure. Right about now, I’m thinking we should take it easy on the Gaga obsession, for fear that we’ll become sick of her like a bad romance. Despite my fears, Craig Gleason got a bit creative with her over-the-top outfits and headpieces, and upped her importance to presidential status. Instead of leaving good old George Washington on the dollar bills, Craig painted over our first President, turning the founding father into the Fame Monster. We’re especially loving the replication of her V cover and her Mickey Mouse sunnies. You can purchase a framed set of three for $30. [Rakk and Ruin via Refinery29] Keep reading »
Not to reinforce stereotypes, but this one is fairly common—a lot of women are scared s**tless of snakes. (Well, except maybe for Britney, but there’s something a bit crazy going on upstairs there in the first place.) Despite this phenomenon, the one way females might feel totally OK about snakes is if their powerful juices were packaged in a pretty, expensive ampoule, and somehow presented as miracle products. That’s what Rodical’s new Glamoxy Snake Serum aims to do. Valued at almost $200 per bottle, the formula claims to be “Botox in a bottle,” and actually doesn’t contain any real snake spit but rather “Syn-Ake, a neuropeptide that copies the effect the South-East Asian Temple Viper’s venom has on its victims.” What does this stuff do? It freezes your muscles for several hours after application, similar to a perma-grin post-Botox. (Lovely.)
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An old-school Versace ad features some of your favorite models—Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford—suspiciously “Mean Girls”-styled. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
Is that Spock? All Brandy is missing are some elf-ears and she could pass for the bazaarly-browed alien alum. It’s not bad enough she’s promoting a new reality show on VH1, she has to do it looking like her eyebrows are scared of the rest of her face? Girl, grab a kleenex, wipe wipe wipe, and hire a professional to pencil those bad boys in. Keep reading »
Perhaps you’ve heard of the boob lift, a surgical procedure that hoists up your sagging breasts. Now there’s the internal bra, which also does this, but goes one step further by putting a reinforcing structure in place, so that you don’t actually have to wear a bra. Ever. The product used is called Breform—a firm mesh cup that’s implanted under a layer of breast skin, effectively providing a support to lift and hold them. While this kind of sounds like a miracle procedure, some of the details are not so pleasant. A plastic surgeon who performs the technique explains, “Over time, the mesh gets incorporated into the breast as the body produces a fibrous tissue that holds the structure in place — like a permanent bra under the skin.”
The procedure is relatively new, but so far, none of the 600 women to participate have had any complications. What do you think? Something you’d be interested in after some more time and research has passed? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
For so long the skinny jean has either been uber-hipster or uber-sexy. Now it’s found some middle ground by becoming just a bit boyish, thanks to Forever 21′s construction pocket cut which has been adapted for a tight leg. The flattering back pockets add a little something different too, so maybe, for the first time, you won’t be wearing the same jeans as every other girl in the room. [$22.90, Forever 21] Keep reading »
We’ve written about 15-year-old model Lindsey Wixson here before, and now her new ad campaign for Miu Miu, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot, is floating its way around the fashion blogs. This shot in particular caught our eye. No doubt, Wixson is tall and skinny, but that leg? It looks either very, very skinny and very, very long, or it’s been weirdly tweaked by that magical body-morphing process known as Photoshop. These days, there’s a great deal of discussion over how thin is too thin in the modeling world, and why those in the magazine and advertising industries insist upon tweaking women’s bodies into unreal, unsightly proportions. It’s hard to tell if what’s going on here is a pair of coltish legs or a photo-manipulator gone wild. Either way, it looks … alien. Isn’t Wixson interesting-looking enough on her own? [The Cut] Keep reading »
Drawn from rap lyrics, Stank Sentiments for Sweethearts offers a different sort of non-lovey-dovey nostalgia with their series of Valentine’s Day cards. Featuring sayings like “I love it when you call me big papa,” “Lick me like a lollipop,” “Let’s talk about sex, baby,” “Bad, bad, bad boy (you make me feel so good)” and my fave, above, from the classic song “Me So Horny” (which was inspired by a line in the movie “Full Metal Jacket”). Nothing says love like 2 Live Crew! [KuroCo on Etsy via Cool Hunting] Keep reading »