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Beauty Test Drive: Diorshow Iconic Mascara

Generally speaking, I’m happy with my mascara. Fiberwig and I have been through a lot together and it’s remained pretty true, never smudging and leaving me raccoon-eyed when I’m going for smoky-eyed. But every once in a while, you’ve just got to try something new. When I received a bag of Dior goodies to road-test the other day, I knew the time had come to betray the mascara that’s seen me through everything from first dates to weddings. (Other people’s weddings, that is…)

I felt a little dirty at first, as I swiped on the Diorshow Iconic mascara, wand clenched in my sweaty, guilty hand. Then something amazing happened. Keep reading »

How ‘Bout These John Galliano Lace-Up Platforms?

The arctic chill of Russia is what inspired John Galliano’s Fall 2009 collection. From balloon-y peasant blouses to full-skirted wool coats, everything echoed an Eastern European winter. Everything except the shoes, or more to the point: these shoes. Besides the furry pom-poms, nothing about Galliano’s Fall 2009 lace-up boots says winter. But that doesn’t stop us from loving them. They’re available in an array of colors, but our favorites are the red (here) and purple. Loving don’t mean buying though. These pretty pom-poms are sure to set one back a pretty penny: several hundred (over a grand?) dollars worth. [Fab Sugar] Keep reading »

Bras For Ladies With Fake Boobs

Let me guess: Now that you’ve had a boob job, your old bras don’t exactly fit? Hey, it’s not like the doctor said double FFs were going to be comfy to carry around, let alone easy to find a brazier for. Well, thanks to lingerie designer Le Mystère, women who have gone under the knife can now buy over-the-shoulder boulder holders that are comfortable and still stylish. While surgeons should probably just throw a sample in after the expensive surgery, these bras run from $76 to $84 smackeroos. I guess it’s double your cup, double the Victoria’s Secret price tag? Keep reading »

How To Make A Beauty Mark, Just Like Amy Winehouse

How can you erase that weathered look you get from years of drug abuse? Well, Amy Winehouse proves you don’t need rehab, no, no, no! You just need an eye liner and a penchant for playing connect the dots. The cat-eyed, beehived soul singer has added another beauty ritual to her repertoire: fake freckles. She really has a nose for fashion! And she brought all that elegance with her on a trip to the dentist. With those spots, Amy looks just like fresh-faced Shirley Temple. Jealous? Of course you are! But don’t worry girl, after years of letting my gay boyfriend put makeup on me, I’m a pro at poppin’ on beauty marks. So, here are seven tips for how you can look as glamorous as a Grammy winner.

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New Favorite Blog: The People Of WalMart

Walmart’s commercials have gotten awfully slick lately. The one above is a real tearjerker that begs the question—do these people really shop at Walmart? Maybe, but just compare them to the folks spotted at the (vaguely evil) bargain megastore on my new favorite blog, People of Walmart. I bet the people at Look At That F**king Hipster are jealous of these pics. Keep reading »

Christian Louboutin Wants To Get You Drunk

Christian Louboutin sure knows his customer. First he gave women bitchy red-soled stilettos that practically beg to be taken out for a night on the town. Now he’s providing the booze. Last night, the designer launched his very own champagne in collaboration with Piper-Heidsieck, at, according to his press agent anyway, “an exclusive private press viewing of a scandalous ritual which, having thrived in the 19th century, became emblematic of a luxurious era when Europe was living life to the fullest.” Whatever that means. It’s well known that Loubs loves to swing on the trapeze, but we’re pretty sure that’s not what they’re referring to, and we were too busy to attend, sniff. Next, he’s opening up a dating service. (Just kidding on that last one, but a girl can dream.) Keep reading »

How To Pack For A Weekend Away: 10 Tips

Labor Day weekend is a week away and friends are already stressing over what to pack. Which is silly. Packing for a long weekend should be easy as hell and take no more than 20 minutes. We’ve got some tips to do it quickly and right after the jump. Keep reading »

What’s The Longest Acceptable Amount Of Time You Can Go Without Washing A Bra?

Over on Slate, a male reader wrote to Dear Prudence, asking whether it was normal that his girlfriend of six months has been wearing the same bra every day for two weeks. Was she unhygienic, or simply a normal gal? Prudie responded, saying she polled some of the cleanest women she knows and they wash their bras at most once a week.

We did a little research on the topic, and while it’s pretty easy to find information about how you should be washing your bras (preferably by hand in cold water, air-dried), how often isn’t something that has been spelled out or set in stone. Keep reading »

Winking Pants Man Is A Huge Success!

A few weeks ago these hilarious “winking pants” went viral on the Internet, and everyone had a good laugh. Apparently, however, people actually want to wear Winkers and have their butts adorned with the cheeky eye prints. William Jones, the Washington state-based inventor of the pants, has been barraged with an onslaught of orders, and received a quarter million hits on his website. (We like to think our post about it added to Winkers’ success.)

Unfortunately, customers probably won’t be receiving their orders within the blink of an eye—the 73-year-old artist makes each pair by hand. [King5.com]

No offense to Mr. Jones, but we have to wonder who is buying these. Would you order a pair? Keep reading »

Black Hair: The Debate Untangled

To straighten or not to straighten is still a heated debate within the black community, as the New York Times article, “Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics” points out. The topic came up recently when 11-year-old Malia Obama was criticized for wearing her hair in twists while visiting Rome this summer. She was deemed by some to be unfit to represent America because her hair wasn’t straightened. Also, Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair” sheds further light on a culture in which “good” straight hair is preferred to “bad” nappy hair, especially when Chris asks a hair store owner: “So my nappy hair isn’t worth anything?”

I’ve had my own trials and tribulations with the “creamy crack,” as chemical straightener is sometimes referred to in the black community, so choosing to leave my hair natural was a decision that came, well, naturally to me. However, the Great Black Hair Debate still weighs heavy on my mind at times because naturally nappy black hair still isn’t widely accepted. Keep reading »

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