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Fifty Shades Of Grey Tattoos Tell Me Everything I Need To Know About Fifty Shades Of Grey

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 3, 2015
I never read any of the Fifty Shades of Grey books, because 1) I was advised not to read it by my very good friend who was reading it voraciously when it came out, and 2) Luvvie Ajayi epically live-tweeted reading the first book and called it #50ShadesOfShade, and it was perfect, and I… More »

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 21 Chalkboard Paint Crafts To Art Up Your Home

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 2, 2015
Chalkboard paint solves a lot of different problems at once: It’s a cheap and easy way to decorate, it allows you to re-decorate with the swipe of a cloth, and it can any object or space more practical or more useful. Check out these chalkboard paint tutorials for inpiration and instructions on how to make… More »

Watch How The “Ideal” Female Body Has Changed Throughout History

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2015
In this video, BuzzFeed enlists 11 models to give us a look at how female body standards have changed over the course of 3,000 years. Today's (impossible) beauty standards may seem like they're here to stay, but they've changed in the past and will undoubtedly evolve again. It's cringey to think of desired body type… More »

Beauty IRL: Nail Polish, Explained

By: Megan Reynolds / January 28, 2015
Because I am indecisive, or because I have weird issues regarding permanence and commitment, selecting a color at the nail salon takes me longer than the average bear. I usually go in with a very specific idea of what I'm going to try to convey with my hands for the next week. "Perhaps I'll buck… More »

Frisky Reads: Get In Trouble By Kelly Link

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 28, 2015
I was the kind of kid who eschewed children’s literature for Mary Higgins Clark and Steven King by the time I was maybe six or seven. By ten I was reading, and worshiping, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novel series and making my way through A Midsummer Night’s Dream. By high school, my favorite book wa… More »

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 »

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