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Massager Kills, Plus 14 Other Dangerous Beauty Buys!

Trying to de-stress and stay beautiful apparently led to the death of three people. They were using a foot massager called the Shape-up-Roller 2 when somehow they were killed. Details were uncovered regarding the death of one of the victims. The woman removed the protective cloth cover from the machine but strangled herself when it got caught on her collar as she tried to use it on her neck.

It makes you wonder, though, what other high-maintenance products we use on a regular basis to feed our vanity that could be dangerous or painful. After the jump, a list of products that could be unsafe and harmful if not used properly. They won’t kill you, but they can definitely cause havoc in your life.
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If The Couples In Ads Could Talk

Sometimes, the most interesting part about reading a magazine is not the articles, but the ads. While I was sorting through a stack of magazines that needed organizing, I started noticing just how many ads for fashion companies feature couples. But they don’t look the least bit lovey dovey. In fact, they look awkward. After the jump, what the couples in ads are really thinking… Keep reading »

Crave: Studded Wrap Watch

Our dream timepiece happens to be the Hermes double-wrapped Cape Cod watch. Unfortunately, it’s only a dream because it costs upwards of $2,000. However, this La Mer Studded Wrap Watch is a million times cheaper, (almost) as cute, and a little more punk rock, thanks to strategically placed studs. When you’re as rich as Grace Kelly you can buy the Cape Cod — this watch is for your cool, bad ass, poor, 20-something days. [$95, UrbanOutfitters.com] Keep reading »

Stupid Product Alert: Tape Yourself Slim!

Does your arm skin jiggle every time you wave hello? How about your thighs? Do they wobble with every step you take? Well, “now you can wear short sleeves [and shorts] again!” Thankfully, the make-a-quick-buck powers-that-be have invented Slim Tape. Supposedly this $10 product works like magic, but really it’s rather simple. You basically adhere the tape to your arm skin and then pull up the other flap of tape and adhere it to the top side of your arm. For the thighs, you adhere one flap of tape to the middle of the thigh. Then pull up the other flap of tape and adhere it to your upper thigh. And presto! You’ve got “younger looking” skin. Plus the tape is reusable. The taped side of arm skin is never shown in the commercial. I think the makers realized a flaw in this product’s purpose because it would be even more embarrassing to actually wear short sleeves if the Slim Tape is visible. Although my mom intends on purchasing this, I don’t think this product is really necessary. Jiggly arm skin seems to happen to most women no matter how much iron we pump. So I think we should just get over it. Keep reading »

The 10 Coolest Redheads Ever

I’ve never understood why redheads in movies, TV, and books are always resentful of their ginger locks. Red hair is gorgeous, in all its different shades, and usually a redhead has a little extra pizzaz personality wise as well. After the jump, 10 redheads that put brunettes and blondes to shame. Keep reading »

The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Get A Sweet Tooth

Since we are all going to resign ourselves to lose weight as our New Years Resolution, I might as well finish out my 2008 eating like a greedy girl. My total obsession is sweets. Cookies, ice cream, cupcakes. Love them all and could probably OD on chocolate all day long. I don’t need to eat a balanced diet with Godiva in my life. As an ode to my addiction, I’d like to try and whip up a decadent chocolate cake. Baking is very therapeutic and there’s nothing better than smelling that wonderful aroma of something cooking from your oven. I’m going to try this one from the Food Network.

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Holiday Food Might Taste Good, But It Looks Disgusting

A lot of people look forward to foods that are traditionally served during the holidays. I am not one of those people. Why couldn’t the pilgrims have eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on Thanksgiving? Who decided that couscous wasn’t festive enough for the Christmas meal? If you enjoy eating “holiday foods” at this time of year, enjoy, but I think it looks gross. Keep reading to see what I mean… Keep reading »

Last 31 Days Of 2008: Pay Your Cobbler A Visit

You know those really fabulous boots you’ve been dying to own, but really can’t afford? Forget them. Now’s your chance to breathe new life into your worn boots and shoes for a fraction of the cost of a new pair. Most cobblers can put a new heel or sole on any kind of footwear. And some can stretch a pair of shoes or even turn a pointy toe into a rounded toe. It really doesn’t make sense in this economy to spend a ton of money on a frivolous purchase when you can just update what you already have. I have a classic pair of lace-up boots from the 90′s that I can still wear because my cobbler changed the sole and polished them recently. Keep reading »

Crave: Creative Nail Design’s Stickey Base Coat

We love getting weekly manicures (especially at places that give mini neck massages while your nails are drying), but it’s kind of painful to fork over $15-ish dollars each week — that’s $780 a year! Which is why we’re newly obsessed with Creative Nail Design’s Stickey Base Coat. We tested it for about two months and discovered that if you put your polish on top when it’s slightly wet, it won’t budge for two weeks straight. Your nails (and wallet) will thank you. [$7, CND]

We’re giving away five bottles of CND’s Stickey Base Coat, but you have to work if you want your nails to look good. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Dec. 19 through Thursday, Dec. 25 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts That Don’t Seem Desperate

Usually, when someone gives me a gift card or money, I feel like they couldn’t think of anything better or ran out of time to find a more personal gift. But last-minute presents don’t having to be as generic as $25 to Best Buy. After the jump, read our ideas for what to get when you’re out of time… Keep reading »

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