[Author's Note: This DailyCandy story was an April Fool's joke, which I fell for. Dammit!]
Finally, something hipster beards are good for: the five o’clock shadow exfoliation.
August Duben, owner and aesthetician at Spa Opilovat in Williamsburg, Brooklyn charges $125 for an exfoliating treatment in which he rubs his beard against a client’s skin. The catch is that August only performs this service on Mondays and Thursdays, when his stubble is at its stubbliest.
If some dude rubbing his chin against you for a Benjamin sounds dodgy, there’s always the $36 Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Scrub. After a couple beers, you could definitely get a hipster to rub his beard on you for free. [DailyCandy] Keep reading »
Here’s a different kind of poop facial. Swiss Kriss is an herbal laxative that’s been around forever and includes flakes of dried senna leaves, licorice root, fennel, dandelion, peppermint, and peach leaves. Today, I noticed on the box — um, that, you know, was in my friend‘s medicine cabinet — that it has directions for a facial sauna. Dump the box into a pan of simmering water and stand over it with a towel on your head. The herbalized steam “penetrates and cleanses every pore. The beads of perspiration coming from the open pores loosen accumulated make-up, rancid oils, and every bit of dirt in just minutes.” Intrigued, I tried it.
I lasted about 20 seconds before the “herbalized steam” caused a coughing fit and fear set in that the laxative going straight to my pores would cause a different type of cleansing. It’s worth a try, however, to take that constipated look off your face. [$8.12, LuckyVitamin.com] Keep reading »
It used to be that the only time we ventured into Ann Taylor Loft was to buy our mother a gift card for her birthday. Recently, we walked past the store’s window display and thought: Either the retailer has gotten a youthful makeover or our tastes have matured. We don’t know which one of the two happened, but what we do know is that Ann Taylor Loft has some awesome and affordable finds that won’t make us look anything like our moms. In August, Ann Taylor Loft will sell a collection of jewelry designed by Lulu Frost’s Lisa Salzer. Looks like we’ll have to make another trip! Keep reading »
We’ve always wanted to be spies, so we adore high-tech gadgets that hide within them something unexpected. Swarovski sells not one but several dressed up USB drives decorated with about a million crystals. The Moon Chrome USB Memory Key is by far the coolest, since it’s the fanciest looking, but, sadly, it has a big price tag ($240) to match. The jump drive attached to our keychain will have to do until we marry James Bond. [Swarovski] Keep reading »
We watched our pregnant friend stuff her face with everything from turkey bacon to barbecue chicken over the weekend. She’s only in her first trimester, but she’s wholeheartedly adopted the misconception that she’s eating for two. We’ve decided to give her Feed the Belly: The Pregnant Mom’s Healthy Eating Guide by nutrition expert Frances Largeman-Roth, so our preggo buddy can make sure she and the baby are getting proper nutrients. Not only does the book have 70 easy-to-make recipes organized by craving, it also contains a handbook on healthier fast food and yoga tips for pregnant women. Now our friend won’t have an excuse to eat a banana-filled Belgian waffle at 11 p.m. [$10.19, Amazon] Keep reading »
Are you sick of Lady GaGa? We aren’t! Yesterday, the Lady was on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to perform “Poker Face.” Not only was her intro interesting (she starts off sounding like Amy Winehouse and ends up playing the piano while standing on the bench in heels), but her outfit, once again, was exceptional. Her headgear looked like a solar system model, with Lady GaGa’s head as the sun. She paired that with a Britney Spears circa 2001 patchwork denim jumpsuit. Even if you’re not a fan of Lady GaGa’s, you can’t help but appreciate her elaborate costumes. Keep reading »
Mickey Mouse’s ears are iconic, but they’re getting a makeover this year. To celebrate Disneyland Resort Paris’ year-long “Mickey’s Magical Party,” Disney created the My Mickey Ears project, and they’re getting famous folks and fashion designers to redesign Mickey’s iconic ears for an auction to benefit the Great Ormand Street Hospital Children’s Charity in London. Luella Bartley’s are our favorites, but we’re trying to figure out what outfit calls for Mickey ears. Some of the other ears, like Estelle’s and Pearl Lowe’s, are kind of fug, proving these women should stick to what they know best, which is not arts and crafts. [My Fashion Life] Keep reading »
We’re kind of split down the middle when it comes to leggings. Simcha and I love them, and Amelia and Catherine wouldn’t be caught dead in them. But when we saw this leggings-jeans combo from Lee, we all gave a resounding: “Hell, no.” How the Australian division of Lee Jeans describes the Licks line:
“Think leggings, with a zip and a fly. These babies are so slim through the leg that if we hadn’t put a sexy zip in the inseam a normal human girl wouldn’t get them over her foot. They are the ultimate skinny jean — that give you the sleek legging look, with the durability and design features of a jean.”
I’m sorry, but these pants look like a yeast infection waiting to happen. If you’re lucky enough to avoid that, you’ll be embarrassed by the inevitable camel toe. It’s not a hard decision to make: either you want to wear leggings or you want to wear jeans. There’s no need for a combination of the two. Thankfully, Licks haven’t made it to the States, but I’m sure some trend-driven retailer is knocking them off right now. [Fashion Copious via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
As more celebrities say “no” to pants, tights and leggings have become stand-alone articles of clothing. Now, they’re getting accessorized. A couple months ago, we checked out some cool chain-mail stockings, but they appeared to be possibly dangerous. Australian designer James Lillis, who makes the craziest, fanciest tights we’ve ever seen, has come up with a style called “Cages” that cost $120 a pair. The leggings feature gold or silver chains hooked onto them — so it looks like your legs are locked in a cage. You know how your legs feel so fabulous when you take off a pair of tights at the end of the day? They’d probably feel twice as free when you let them out of these leg Cages. [JamesLillis.com via Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »
Originally published in 1924, The Week-End Book, edited by Francis Meynell, is a sort of almanac for free time that’s been re-printed with its original illustrations. Inside, you’ll find guides for identifying flowers, recipes, musical scores for folk songs, etiquette tips, and first aid instructions.
Our favorite part is the “Qualities” chart on the back cover that catalogs your friends’ traits, like beauty, brains, and tact, and helps you remember why you keep hanging out with that always-late friend. In addition to its fun, throwback appeal, the book is lovely (and kinda sentimental) to keep on a side table. [$14, Amazon] Keep reading »