I’ve had a love-hate relationship with lipstick for the last two years. I love red lipstick and apply it perfectly in the morning, even using a matching lip liner to outline and fill in my lips first. But it never fails that once I take a mouthful of yogurt at work, my spoon is wearing most of my lipstick. I can’t stand to see lipstick marks on utensils, glasses, or napkins, especially if I’m the smudgy culprit. What I hate more, though, is having lipstick on my teeth and no one telling me. So I was pretty psyched to try out L’Oreal’s Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour Stars Collection in Beyonce Red, a very vibrant red suitable for life in the limelight and on stage. The Infallible lip color basecoat and topcoat are housed in a handy-dandy compact that functions as a mirror in a pinch too. Although the name suggests this cosmetic is incapable of error, there are some rules to follow. Keep reading »
After she relocated from New York City to Los Angeles, 30-year-old Courtney Prince created the Doloris Petunia line and started hawking her bejeweled wares on Etsy. From chunky statement necklaces to the rhinestone-encrusted friendship cuff you see here, these pieces are for the girl who isn’t afraid to shine a little. There’s a multicolored, crystal-embellished peacock hair clip. Or you can order a custom-made wrist cuff in pink, peach, or any other colors you desire. [Kingdom of Style] Keep reading »
A couple months ago, I started reading The Pioneer Woman blog. It’s run by a woman named Ree Drummond, who has a cowboy for a husband, and a crew of kids, and lives on a ranch in Oklahoma. She’s like Dooce, but not so cranky. She writes about her life, and posts photographs, and blogs about cooking. By doing this, she’s gotten famous and successful. Currently, her life is being turned into a movie starring Reese Witherspoon, and she’s written a cookbook. Supposedly, her blog gets in the neighborhood of 13 million page views a month. So I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when, recently, she wrote a post in which she was giving away three candy apple red Kitchen Aid mixers. It retails for up to $400. To enter to win, all you had to do was a post a comment in which you stated your level of happiness on a scale of one to 10. That give-away post got nearly 43,000 comments. I don’t know how many comments the most commented-on post on The Frisky has gotten, but I know it’s not 43,000 (although we haven’t started giving away mixers — yet). That that many people wanted a free mixer has boggled my mind. It just seems strange to me. A mixer? Really? Enlighten me, girls. [The Pioneer Woman] Keep reading »
Personally, I would never, ever use the tester products at stores like Sephora. Everyone’s grimy fingers and germs are all over everything, the makeup palettes are left out for who knows how long, and it’s just plain dirty. But while I would never share beauty items with strangers, I’m not so picky with friends. My best best friends are allowed to borrow certain items — lip balm, eyeshadow, and blush, but never eyeliner or mascara for some reason. So when I found out just which items I should and shouldn’t be sharing, I was more than a little shocked. Read on to find out which beauty products to keep to yourself. Keep reading »
Everyone is asking me what my recent bikini wax felt like, but honestly, it’s difficult to find the right words. Really, what words are there to describe the experience of having hot wax ripped off your vulva?
But a picture is worth a thousand words, so they say, and luckily for us, a reader sent me this YouTube video of her first bikini waxing. Don’t worry, you won’t see another lady’s vadge — just her OMFG-why-am-I-doing-this facial expressions and hear a pernicious riiiiiiip in the background. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Angelina Jolie has what some would call sexy gams and she really likes showing them off. But is anyone else tired of her one-note thigh-high slit dresses? [Tokyo, 7/27/10] Keep reading »