CVS has expanded its ExtraCare program to include beauty rewards, giving you a reason to shop there. (I say “a reason” because no matter where the CVS is or the time of day, I’ve always had to wait in an epic line to checkout.) Participants will get a 10 percent coupon for registering, a $5 ExtraBucks for every $50 spent, and a $3 ExtraBucks for their birthday. But coupons aren’t the only incentives for signing up for the beauty rewards program. You’ll also receive beauty tips, discounts for online shipping, invitations to exclusive in-store beauty events, access to products before they launch, and personalized beauty offers. The benefits are similar to the ones Sephora’s Beauty Insider program offers, but the prices of the products are cheaper. You can sign up here. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Fungi like to breed in dark, wet places, and Uggs provide the perfect conditions, says Dr. Olivier Zong, a podiatrist and director of surgery at NYC Footcare. But not all podiatrists agree with Dr. Zong. Dr. Howard Shapiro, a DPM with Manhattan Podiatry, says any shoe or sock can provide a dark, damp environment, not only shearling-lined Uggs. “Uggs have a wool lining so if anything I would think that they would absorb the sweat [that leads to foot fungus],” said Dr. Shapiro to Fashionista. “Foot fungus affects about 40 percent of the population,” he added. “Prior to Uggs it was still affecting 40 percent of the population.”
I’ve found that wearing nylon trouser socks feels more comfortable in my shearling-lined boots than cotton ones, which don’t wick moisture away from the feet. As a result, my feet don’t sweat as much. But there are other precautions you can take to prevent foot fungus, like using an antiperspirant, changing socks and shoes daily, and protecting cracking and peeling skin with an anti-fungal topical medication. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
When I was in college, I started doing this innovative thing with my clothes: I wore dresses over jeans. It was not cool. It was so not cool that one of my coworkers at the college paper wrote in my bio, “Julie started the dresses over jeans trend–AND WE WISH SHE WOULD STOP.” But then! Lo, some three years later, EVERYBODY was wearing dresses over jeans. Marc Jacobs was putting dresses over jeans down the frigging runway. We now have an entire confusing category of clothing–the dress/shirt or shirt/dress–created from this trend. I feel vindicated: I was ahead of the curve on the dress/jeans combo. Maybe I even invented it (probably not).
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My hair has become quite dry since I’ve switched to an extra-strength dandruff shampoo, so I’ve been on the hunt for hair products that would restore my hair’s moisture after I used the dandruff shampoo. Since my locs are more “three-dimensional,” if you will, than the average non-kinky or fine hair, I’ve found that most hydrating shampoos and conditioners don’t work because they only coat my hair. So I tried the LiQWD Hydrating Shampoo, LiQWDITY Intensive Hair Repair, and LiQWD Professional Smoothing Catalyst expecting it to have the same results as other hair products I’ve tried. Keep reading »
We’re such suckers for a good shampoo–and Davine’s LOVE Smoothing Shampoo fits the bill exactly. Released just in time for Valentine’s Day (a totally crap holiday), LOVE Smoothing Shampoo is fortified with prickly pear extract to help smooth and moisturize your desperately dry hair follicles. Plus, it smells really great, so even if V-Day blows, LOVE shampoo does not.
Isn’t it sad when the grass on your house is greener than the grass in your yard? This “Beetlejuice”-esque house in Austria features Escher-style staircases to nowhere and an exterior covered entirely in astroturf. Whatever makes you happy. [If It’s Hip It’s Here] Keep reading »