Every fall, as the temperature drops, my cuticles begin to look cracked, ragged, and just plain dreadful. I’ve tried a few different products, but nothing has worked as well as Vitamins A+D Ointment. Yes, an ointment that has been used for ages to treat diaper rash is also great at moisturizing cuticles. Hey, chafed skin is chafed skin, right?!
I discovered this little beauty secret by accident. I was on the train, and my hands were aching because the chill in the air had zapped all the moisture. So I went digging through my purse, looking for something emollient and thick. I would have settled on Rosebud Salve, but then I remembered I was also carrying A+D Ointment. I applied a bit of the ointment to each cuticle and mixed the excess with my favorite hand cream, Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Shea Souffle. The ointment instantly calmed and soothed my hands and nails.
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It’s not like I ever thought the crude triangles for eyes and half moon-shaped mouth were particularly impressive; but upon looking at Ray Villafane’s incredibly lifelike pumpkin carvings, I realize just how lame my own jack-o-lanterns have been. Villafane, who is also a sand artist, makes use of not just the skin of the pumpkin, but the flesh underneath, creating these frighteningly realistic and dynamic faces. He sells his creations for over $400 a pop, an awfully hefty price to pay for art that will rot in a matter of days, but I guess if Halloween is, like, your favorite holiday, it’s worth it? Click on through to see more of his ghoulish gords. Keep reading »
Colder weather makes me want to eat ramen and ramp up my yoga practice. My old mat is getting a little, well, nasty. This Gaiam prosperity yoga mat should bring renewed focus and enthusiasm to my practice, not to mention something lovely to focus my drishti on while I flow through my asanas. Namaste.
At around age 14, I got braces to straighten my protruding incisor teeth; they looked like fangs, basically. I also had to wear rubberbands to correct my overbite. For three years, I had some form of metal in my mouth and as a result my smile is now pretty close to “perfect”; it would be closer to perfect if I had deigned to wear my retainer more.
Apparently — and don’t tell my parents, who spent thousands on orthodontics over those few years — my straight teeth are also terribly unstylish. A story in Sunday’s New York Times Style section reveals that crooked smiles are all the rage in Japan. Called “yaeba,” or “double tooth” in Japanese, if you’re not snaggle-toothed naturally — or had your snaggle corrected by orthodontics as a teenager — you can get the look cosmetically, as women are opting to have fake snaggles attached to their real teeth with glue. Consider my mind blown. Keep reading »
Thank God, because without them, your dog would look like such a nerd around all the other cool dogs at the dog party. If Aziz Ansari can rock them (as Tom Haverford on “Parks and Rec”), then surely you wouldn’t deprive your pup of these completely awesome Jeremy Scott for Adidas ObyO SS12 kicks. Would you? [Vice Style]