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How To Get Under-Eye Concealer Right

No, Nicole Kidman, no! The other night, Nicole’s under-eye makeup was a bit too aggressively light in tone. I feel for her, under-eye makeup is one of the hardest things to get right—it’s either too dark, too light, too much, not enough. And seeing as though we are smack in the middle of holiday going-out (and thus holiday hangover) days and nights, I figured what better time to pass along a few nuggets of concealer wisdom? Keep reading »

Plugging Awesome: Socket Rings

This holiday season, sock it to the one you love with these his-and-her plug and socket rings. The handmade accessories will show everyone, so stylishly, that when you and your man get together, it’s electric! [Socket Ring in brass, $60; Plug Ring in brass and sterling silver, $110; Etsy.com] Keep reading »

Julianne Moore Gets Naked For Bulgari

How Julianne Moore lolling around nude sells Bulgari, I don’t know, but it is very pretty. [Fashion Copious]

Update: Apparently this isn’t from the Bulgari campaign. It’s a shot from Michael Thompson’s 2003 Vanity Fair photo shoot. Oopies! Keep reading »

So Wrong: Kid In A Kit To Fool The Office

We’ve talked before about reasons not to have children, so here’s another—you can just fake it! When it comes to balancing work and home life, we mainly think about the negative … but doesn’t having kids also give you a legitimate reason to do less work, too? (Real-world answer: no.)

The Kid in a Kit from Office Kit helps the childless create the illusion of being parents, thus reaping all the benefits that employees with children get, like leaving work early to “pick the tyke up from school” or having to stay home because “little Suzy is sick.” The kit comes with a picture of a kid for the desk, artwork to hang in your cubicle and a little handbook full of parental excuses.

OK, so this is a joke (we hope!). But you gotta wonder—if that’s not a picture of your baby, then whose kid is that? Shame on the parent who loaned out their child’s smile to strangers seeking an extra sick day. [InventorSpot] Keep reading »

Blankets With Sleeves (And Legs!) Have Been Keeping The Masses Snuggly Since 1975

Copyranter just uncovered what could be considered the precursor to the Snuggie/Slanket craze — a onesie with feet called “The Bundler” was THE “sleeper” gift of the holiday season in 1975. The Bundler is far more body-conscious than its modern counterparts, thanks to the fetching rope belt. Step up your game, Snuggie! [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Would You Willingly Go Gray? Here’s How …

Most people try their hardest to mask unwanted grays, preoccupying themselves with salon visits in a desperate attempt to keep their roots a secret. But fashion trendsetters like designers Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh sent silver foxes down their runways, and models and socialites like Kristen McMenamy and Pixie Geldof have embraced the gray look for reasons ranging from punk to empowerment (see “Why I Love My Gray Hair“). Think it looks as cool as we do? After the jump we explain how to get the look. Keep reading »

Bucky Balls: The Go-To Gift For The Guy In Your Life

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “WTF, Amelia? Why would I want a bunch of metallic balls all stuck together?” Allow me to explain. You know how when you’re noodling over an idea, or talking on the phone, and you need something to do with your hands and masturbating wouldn’t really be appropriate? Well, Bucky Balls are the hottest innovation in desk toy technology. Made from 216 rare-earth magnets, Bucky Balls can be formed into any shape your hands desire. Seriously — just watch the fun demonstration video after the jump. Rolling Stone called it the “Toy of the Year,” Esquire says there’s “no better desk toy,” and Real Simple says it’s the perfect gift for dudes. Don’t know what to get your annoying frat boy brother? Now you do. [$30, GetBuckyBalls.com]

Bucky Balls is offering Frisky readers 20 PERCENT OFF from today, Dec. 16, to Sunday, Dec. 20. Simply click here and enter coupon code “FRISKY” when shopping. Keep reading »

Samantha Cole’s Collection Inspired By “Female Warriors” In Film

Fashion designer Samantha Cole, who previously worked for Burberry, has based her latest collection of edgy and sculptural pieces on “female warriors.” For inspiration, Cole referred to Tina Turner in “Mad Max,” Kate Beckinsale in “Underworld,” and Jane Fonda in “Barbarella.” Can you see it?

We love it when there are tangible influences in fashion; we love even more that Cole took hers from the idea of badass women. Unfortunately, these avant-garde pieces aren’t quite wearable (or affordable enough) for the everyday girl. But, we’re sure Lady Gaga would be interested in seeing Ms. Cole’s wares. A few more images from the collection after the jump! [LateMag.com] Keep reading »

7 Must-Have Fashion Items, According To Elizabeth Taylor

Fashion trends may come and go, but true style is eternal. Just ask Elizabeth Taylor, who recently sat down to talk style with out friends at Stylelist. Take lessons from her, darlings, because she certainly knows what she’s talking about. “I don’t follow the dictates of fashion,” she said.” “I stay true to my own style, wearing the things that inspire me and not just what’s shown on the runway or in fashion magazines.” And she’s been through it all: Hollywood, marriages, health issues, brilliant acting roles, not to mention that fact that she was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. In all her experience, she’s gained more sartorial knowledge than most — fashion icons Halston, Edith Head, Helen Rose, Irene Sharaff, Versace and Valentino are her good friends — so jump through for eight of her must-have fashion items. Keep reading »

Here’s A Trashy Gift Idea

New York-based artist Justin Gignac is one of those dudes who inspires us to ask, Why didn’t I think of that? After a co-worker pointed out and emphasized the importance of package design, he got the bright idea that anything could be dressed to sell, including garbage. In addition to hawking crap from the streets of the Big Apple, he’s also created “limited-edition” cubes from The Republican National Convention and St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, among other excess street garbage-producing events. And judging from the fact that he and his wife now reside in Greenwich Village, one of Manhattan’s most expensive neighborhoods, the trash collection biz must be somewhat lucrative. Hey, at $50-$100 a cube, it’s a pretty good profit. We just hope they’re smell-proof. [NYC Garbage] Keep reading »

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