If you could translate my underwear drawer into a pie chart, you’d see one big chunk—some 75 percent — dedicated to basic black bikinis. A small 20 percent would indicate the ratty days-of-the-week skivvies that are verging on seven years old (I know). The remaining sliver would count for the few “sexy” underthings I own—a lacy pink thong, a hot but poorly fitting corset-inspired bra, some sheer boyshorts.
There are certain things I hate to spend money on, and underwear is one of them. In the past, the idea of wearing seductive undergarments had always been appealing, but when I really thought about it, lingerie seemed problematic. First of all, I’d need someone to wear it for, because that ladymag tip of “wearing sexy underwear for yourself” has never done anything for me. Also, was it worth it to drop the money? Assuming I had someone who would appreciate it, wouldn’t it just come off right away, or remain completely covered for most of its time out of the drawer? Keep reading »
Occasionally we step away from the internet and actually put pen to paper. And when we do, we like to use these Know-It-All Pencils. Each colorful pencil is inscribed with a grammar tip or an interesting lil’ factoid, like the boiling point of water or Pi to the 10th digit. And each set of six comes lovingly packaged in a hand-printed muslin bag — the perfect pairing to a few clean white sheets of notebook paper.
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Despite the fact that socialite, ahem, we mean, serious fashion journalist for Elle.com, Olivia Palermo was portrayed as the villain on MTV’s “The City,” there’s no denying that the girl has good style. (Hate her all you want, but you know you’d kill for her crazy designer wardrobe.)
Following in the steps of many a socialite before her, Miss Palermo has now transitioned to the role of designer. That is to say, she’s created a mini-collection of bib necklaces. With only five styles, each features a self-tie ribbon closure, flat splatter of beads, and is named after some trendy corner of the world like Tribeca, Le Marais, Mitte (do you know where that is?). And guess what? They come with socialite prices, too. Our verdict: For us normals, cute if you’re not going to pay for it yourself. Otherwise, for the socials: Just what you wear to brunch to keep your outfit clean. Check out some more pics after the jump. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
I committed a cardinal beauty sin yesterday, guys. You see, contrary to what the beautifully made-up artist at MAC claimed, the Lip Conditioner SPF 15 doesn’t protect and moisturize the lips adequately. I knew my lips were really chapped, yet I still applied my lipstick, only to look as if I were trying to cover up a cold sore. It wasn’t a pretty look and I knew my lips deserved better treatment and protection. Keep reading »