Parents, beware. The ecommerce evil shopping geniuses have found another way for your tweens and teens to beg for money to assuage their clothing habits. Now, instead of asking for the credit card or dragging mom to the mall, websites are adding a “Bill to Parents” option. Your kids can shop away, add their desired treasures to a virtual shopping cart, and then send the lot over to the rents for approval and purchase. Whether mom and dad choose to plop down their credit card for their children’s choices is up to them, so all control’s not lost, but there is a small surcharge for the service. Already sites like PacSun and Amazon have added the option to their site, meaning Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle aren’t too far behind. On one hand, it’s a safe way for kids to shop online, but on the other hand, it’s certainly adding to the consumerism and entitled-ness of today’s youth. Whatever, I wonder how I can convince my parents … [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
One of these days we’re going to wise up and give up on the whole braless bra concept. But apparently that day hasn’t arrived yet, because we got super excited when Bare Lifts came in the mail. The adhesives promised to be an “Instant Breast Lift” and we trusted them. In fact, we trusted them so much that we stuck them onto our bare chesticles in an overly optimistic attempt to eliminate the need for real bras. Oh silly us. Unsurprisingly, stickers still don’t make good bras. Keep reading »
Vaseline has launched a Facebook app in India that allows users to lighten or whiten their skin tone in their profile photos. The app promotes Vaseline’s skin-lightening creams for men and feature Bollywood actor Shahid Kapur, whose face is spliced in two, half dark, half light. When downloading the app, Facebook says “Try the Vaseline Men Be Prepared Application for a fairer and spotless profile picture.”
Oh, if only this were about removing “spots.” Keep reading »
OK, the vampire craze has officially gone too far. The original obsession over Edward and Jacob was understandable, “True Blood” still makes us swoon, and it was even OK when “The Vampire Diaries” hit TV. But now, thanks to the newest trend in plastic surgery, vampires officially need to go away. Doctors are offering a new facelift treatment thanks to a cosmetic filler called Selphyl. Sure, nothing new there, as women (and men) looking to appear younger will always resort to cosmetic enhancements, but this is special. Selphyl has been nicknamed the “vampire facelift” because the main ingredient is actually your own blood. Ew. It’s being touted as a more natural option because the ingredients are in fact a part of your own body already, but this is clearly not a procedure for the weak. You’ll not only need to undergo needles for the Selphyl filler, but the doctor will have to withdraw your own blood before the procedure takes place. Isn’t this just like injecting yourself with … yourself? Who wants to pay for that? [ABC] Keep reading »
According to Elle.com, Lady Gaga has a new perfume coming out. But what will it smell like? They speculate: “Notes of latex? Hints of peroxide with an underlying whiff of sweat?” We have a few ideas of our own. Keep reading »
Few things compare to a decent watch. Classic timepieces are functional, sophisticated, and the perfect accessory. But what about in the summertime? Something about hot and humid weather stops us short in the morning before putting on jewelry. Metal sticking to our wrist is gross and irritating. That’s why we’re loving this eco-friendly watch. It’s made of all organic materials — the strap is cotton, the dial is made of bamboo, and the battery is mercury-free (snaps for going green!). The watch is casual and comes in lots of bright color combos to complement days in the sun. Stay cool and green this summer!