You know that feeling when you come up with a genius Halloween costume—say, to be Sarah Palin carrying a moose head — and you are all excited about it? And then you walk into a party and see another Sarah Palin standing in the corner? Yeah, that totally sucks. So what costumes should you steadfastly avoid this year because they’re going to be that common? According to The Daily Beast, these are the 12 most popular costumes of the year.
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Last week, we asked you to tell us how you get your morning jolt, in the hopes of winning a Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo coffee maker. Some of you have me seriously worried about your caffeine addictions, but I guess everyone deserves one vice. Find out who won after the jump, and thank you all for sharing! Keep reading »
You might not be able to afford celebrity trainer Jackie Warner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look like one of her “Thintervention” clients. Show the world that couch potatoes do sometimes get off their rumps, stop watching reality TV, and exercise. “Thintervention”‘s exercise gear will help you stay motivated even without Jackie’s tough love. Catch the season finale of “Thintervention” on Bravo at 10 p.m. on Monday. [Prices Vary, Shop by Bravo]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away a set of “Thintervention” workout gear, which includes a Nice Abs Sports Bra, a pair of Tough Shorts, a Live with Intensity Water Bottle, and a Chase the Burn Duffle Bag, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how you will stay motivated to exercise during the colder months. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Oct. 29. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!
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I have very expensive taste, as I am often reminded by my boyfriend, who has gotten to witness this firsthand for many years. That’s why I was so excited to come across this Garden Ring by Fantasy Jewelry. It’s inspired by one of my all-time FAVORITE jewelry collections, Dior Fine Joaillerie: Milly Carnivora and Incroyables & Merveileuses, in which massive stones are surrounded by enameled flowers and stone-encrusted sweet insects. Dior’s website is one to easily get lost in, and there is even a short three-minute film about how these amazing baubles are crafted. The inspiration for this particular ring is no longer for sale through Dior, but check it out here and I am sure you’ll agree that for a mili-fraction of the price, this is a great interpretation. [$25, Fantasy Jewelry Box] Keep reading »
I didn’t start wearing makeup until I was in college, but nowadays putting it on is one of my favorite hobbies. I like playing with different colors, testing out different brands, piling on dark eyeliner if I’m feeling intense, rosy blush if I’m feeling perky, and forever trying to master the perfect Brigitte Bardot-style cat eye. I especially love the more intense makeup colors — teal eyeliner, purple shadow, dark red lipstick, etc. — and I think it’s kind of a travesty that these vibrant looks are often saved for nighttime outings to dark clubs and bars. So I’d like to propose a little dare … Keep reading »