I’ve been wanting to buy a pair of TOMS shoes for a while … but not from Target. Browsing the shoe department at Tar-jay this weekend, I noticed a cute pair of navy-and-white striped canvas loafers with a straight cut across the top of the foot. Very nautical, very Connecticut. One problem: they look a hell of a lot like TOMS shoes. As you might know, the majority of TOMS shoes are canvas or linen loafers with a distinctive straight cut.
Coincidence? I’m not sure. But TOMS loafers retail for about $44. Target’s knockoffs only retail for $16.99. Keep reading »
Whether you’re bored on a rainy day, going through a heartbreak, feeling creative, or simply want to spruce up your living space, this book of crafts will give you loads of ideas! Author Mark Montano gives you instructions to create crafts for inside and outside the home in The Big-Ass Book of Crafts. The book is divided into different sections, including Outdoorsy, Dishing It Out, and You’ve Been Framed. Even if you’re not the naturally creative type, you’ll have fun exploring your inner-craft diva with these projects that are perfect for all skill levels.
For all the glam cliches that go along with being a runway model, it’s also a job. And according to Dior model Michelle Alves, a day at work is awfully tiring, stressful, and dangerous. Alves blogged for Modelinia about walking in John Galliano’s floral-themed couture collection, giving a behind-the-scenes look at what a top model goes through for a Paris fashion show. She faints at a fitting, where someone sticks a piece of candy in her mouth and shoves a shoebox-as-makeshift-barf-receptacle at her, spends four hours in makeup, doesn’t recognize a single model backstage (because they’re so dispensable, she says), and on top of it all, gets bloodied on the runway. Some highlights after the jump! [Modelinia] Keep reading »
Is there any lady out there who hasn’t at some time in her life been a Lip Smackers fanatic? As one, you may be interested to know that the Bonne Bell company has worked with Vitamin Water to create Vitamin Schticks, lip balms based on the sports drinks. With flavors you might recognize like Power-C, XXX, Multi-V, and Focus, they don’t quite deliver the slap of nutrients that their liquid cousins do, but the balms do nourish with vitamin E, and include sunscreen protection.
The question is—do you feel like Vitamin Schticks are a bit of a betrayal to the Lip Smackers brand? Too healthy? Ready to trade in your Dr. Pepper or Blue Raspberry for one of these newbies? [BellaSugar] Keep reading »
“I’m very happy with myself. For me, my story behind it was making young people actually think before they do something. For me it was waiting. It’s the message I actually had to say. When people found out about it, one person asked me and I just couldn’t lie. I didn’t feel the reason to lie. I’m proud of myself that I waited. That’s 10 years I was like ‘I hate this top. It does not fit. I hate this top.’ … When I initially thought about that, I was 17 years old. That’s a ridiculous age to make a decision to do something different to your body.”
– Kelly Rowland‘s message to young people is to wait until they’re older to alter their bodies. The funny thing is, none of her fans knew she was waiting 10 years to get breast implants until she actually had the surgery. Why can’t celebrities just say, “I really disliked this part of my body and had the funds to change it, so after years of frustration, I did something about my insecurity,” and leave the whole message to young people excuse out of it? But at least Kelly has the courage to admit she has breast implants, unlike some other celebs who altered their bodies at a young age and pretend otherwise. [TheYBF] Keep reading »