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Beauty Test Drive: Merle Norman Pro Glitter Eye Palette

By: Claire Hannum / January 28, 2015
While I used to love eye shadow in, say, the 7th grade, I'm generally pretty stumped on how to wear it in an everyday context. When I set out to test the Merle Norman Pro Glitter Eye Pallette I figured its rich, sparkly shades were a look I could only wear o… More »

Frisky Eats: 11 Fish Recipes For Non-Fish-Eaters

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 27, 2015
My mom grew up in South Dakota and Nebraska. She was the second of seven children, and the first daughter, which meant that she was the child most tasked with helping to prepare meals. Those two facts factored largely into my fish-less childhood -- my mom did all the cooking, and she had absolutely no… More »

12 Non-Lame Favors To Give Guests At Your Awesome Wedding

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 27, 2015
Most of the suggestions that you’ll find online for favors are totally lame (no offense if you’ve bought some of these): Personalized doo-dads no one will use, as if you need to constantly have your guests reminded of the fact that YOU GOT MARRIED!!!!!!; cruddy, also-personalized chocolate bars that no one really wants to eat… More »

15 Breezy Crossbody Bags For A Day On The Town

By: Claire Hannum / January 26, 2015
On the day-to-day, I tend to carry around big purses because I don't like to leave the house without the space to carry whatever I may need, but nothing compares to the freedom I feel when I size down and opt for a cute little crossbody bag. They're so simple and handsfree, and their small… More »

Fashion Bloggers Go To Cambodia To Work In Sweatshops In Norwegian Reality Show

By: Robyn Pennacchia / January 26, 2015
This past November, Aftenposten, the largest newspaper in Norway, produced a five-part online reality series in which three 17-year-old fashion bloggers were sent to Cambodia to live and work as textile workers in sweatshops for a month. It's a really interesting series, and there are English subtitles, so you can watch it here if… More »

Eulogizing SkyMall Is The Whitest White Person Thing Of All Time

By: Beejoli Shah / January 23, 2015
As the dust of male dick mania settled over the blogger horizon yesterday, a zillion restless fingers sat poised at their oil-stained Macbook keyboards, wondering what they would mock today within the halls of Tweetdeck. Luckily, the heavens answered their call, and SkyMall fell right out of the clouds. The airplane catalog that'… More »

Rick Owens On Runway Dick: “Isn’t It About Time?”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 23, 2015
Delightful fashion designer Rick Owens did a short interview with i.D. yesterday about his Fall 2015 runway show, which featured garments with strategically placed dick-holes. "Isn't it about time?" he said about male nudity on the runway. Damn straight! Female models regularly expose their tits, and while full-on vagina is less popular, sheer garments have… More »

Wanderlust: I’m Not Afraid To Travel Alone

By: Tiffanie Drayton / January 23, 2015
I am traveling alone through the islands of Hawaii and I am a young woman. I am not worrying about getting raped every moment of my journey, unlike writer Tara Burton, who wrote about her fears in an article for Salon called "Dangers of Traveling While Female." I don't feel as if my… More »

Black Wedding Dresses, Six Ways

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 23, 2015
I wrote earlier this week about my total opposition to white wedding dresses and everything they stand for. Instead, I’ll be wearing a two-piece black dress to my wedding. Black dresses are versatile and re-wearable, always an excellent addition to your wardrobe, and blessedly more affordable than most traditional white wedding gowns. Flip through… More »

10 Reasons You’re So Tired All The Time

By: Claire Hannum / January 23, 2015
"I'm so tired" is the most basic complaint in the entire world, second only to whining about the weather. I think we like to say it because it makes us seem busy or worthy of sympathy, but sometimes we say it because we really are running on fumes and trapped in a cycle of burnout. I… More »

One Black Turtleneck, Three Ways To Wear It

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 22, 2015
I've always thought of turtlenecks as being one of the more ... oppressive articles of clothing. In addition to having a fabric chokehold around your neck, turtlenecks cover so much skin that they've always struck me as being totally boring. Plus, I grew up on Southern California, where denim shorts with Ugg boots is more… More »

Let’s Not Make “Babycore” Happen

By: Megan Reynolds / January 22, 2015
Normcore's time has come and gone, and health goths still cling desperately to relevancy, but but ready your body because Babycore is the new hotness, and it is going to slay every pre-conceived notion you had of what you should be wearing. Refinery29 reports on this dubious "trend" a… More »

The Hottest New Trend In Menswear Is Visible Dick

By: Beejoli Shah / January 22, 2015
Kanye may be adorning his lady in the finest merkins ermines can sacrifice their lives for, but men will be sporting no such genitalia luxury this year. Spotted last night on the runway of Rick Owen's show at Paris Fashion Week was the hottest (god willing) new trend in menswear: flopping, ever-present dick. More »

Frisky Reads: After Birth By Elisa Albert

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015
To get this out of the way from the get-go, Elisa Albert’s After Birth is going to offend a lot of sensitive people, some for the following reasons: Some mothers won’t like the fact that the novel takes place in the depths of post-partum depression and will claim that they got through birth just fine,… More »

Beauty IRL: Foundation’s All Right, I Guess

By: Megan Reynolds / January 22, 2015
There’s something about foundation that has always confounded me, but I have made a vow with myself this year to figure it out. Why would you want to hide your face like that, to conceal what your skin has gone through? Scars, zits, weird splotches, that patch of freckles that you look at every month… More »

Please Explain To Me Which Aspect Of Bulletproof Coffee Is Not Insane

By: Claire Hannum / January 21, 2015
There are few things on this earth I love more than coffee and butter, but mixing them together seems nothing short of blasphemous. Bulletproof coffee, as this combo is so affectionately called, has seeped its way into the morning routines of seemingly sane people over the past few months and been beaten to death by… More »

These Dolls Are Pushing Barbie Right Out Of Nigeria

By: Beejoli Shah / January 21, 2015
The concept of the Western standard of beauty is slowly disintegrating, and in Nigeria, that slow pace is picking up steam, all thanks to a set of dolls. The Queens of Africa dolls and Naija Princess dolls were created by a Nigerian entrepreneur, Taofick Okoya, after he realized that his three daughters were only playing… More »

Home Inspiration: 19 Wonderful Workspaces

By: Claire Hannum / January 21, 2015
Nothing improves my productivity game like bright, tidy desk decor. This weekend I finally cleaned off the surface of my desk after weeks of letting it drown under clutter, and I feel like a new woman! Click through for some inspiration for your own dreamy at-home workspace... More »

Christian Blogger Vows To Give Up Yoga Pants To “Honor God And Husband”

By: Huffington Post Weird News / January 20, 2015
This woman is taking fashion sins a little more seriously than most. Christian blogger Veronica Partridge has been getting a lot of attention for a blog post earlier this month in which she vows to no longer wear leggings in public because of her religious beliefs. The decision -- which she writes weighed "heavy o… More »

The Case Against White Wedding Dresses

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 20, 2015
Now that targeted marketing knows that I’m getting married, all of my social feeds and every ad sidebar on every website I visit is covered in white dresses, white shoes, white veils, white gold bands, beautiful colorless diamonds. Lots of white women in their white gowns, posing in white rooms for advertisement stock photos. More »

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