You could never tell by the gleaming chip-free polish on my toes that there is a horror show happening on the soles below. Walking has been my main source of transportation for the last 10 years and I have the callouses to prove it. Trips to the salon soften things for a few days, but I need something to use at home in the week between visits; that’s where the Emjoi Micro-Pedi comes in. Unlike metal scrapers and razors, this battery-powered foot buffer smoothes away callouses without butchering the tender skin beneath it. Now, who wants to give me a foot rub?
Embarrassingly, I have a little bit of a face glistening problem in the summer. Okay, it’s more of a full-on face sweating problem. Especially when the humidity hits. I shall worry about face sweat no more because all of my powder prayers have been answered with MAC’s new magically cool liquid powder. Not only does it set makeup, minimize shine, and increase radiance, but when applied it has a cooling effect, like spraying a fine mist on your face. Miraculous!
Our morning routines are all so individuated and specific and weird. Like for instance, I can’t get my day started without spending at least 20 minutes in bed with my cats. It’s not my decision — it’s up to Pony and The Colonel (the cats, you know). I also NEVER eat breakfast at my house. Weird, right? So, I decided to ask the rest of The Frisky staff how they get their days going — and I want to hear about yours, too. Tell us about your morning routine — and your must-have products — in the comments! Keep reading »
Time for some real talk. We love summer, but the bane of our existence come July is one thing — sweat. Specifically, sweat pouring from places our deodorant stick usually doesn’t see — under our breasts and beneath our derrieres. These curves come with a price — a damp, sticky one. One recent summer day saw us applying Speed Stick to our underboob region in a fit of desperation — that’s when we realized we needed something more hardcore. Enter Silky Underwear Dusting Powder by LUSH, which is designed to keep those sexy lady areas dry and comfy. Because there’s nothing more uncomfortable or unsightly than two half moon-shaped sweat stains under your girls.
We know that virtually every image we see in print has had a little Photoshop magic worked on it, but it’s easy to forget just how much. Former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Caroline Forsling is here to remind us. She is currently suing Estee Lauder over an ad she appeared in for Origins Plantscription, an “anti-aging serum.” The stuff is meant for mature skin—but Forsling is only 35. The ad shows Forsling’s face without makeup, one side supposedly treated with Plantscription and the other side without it. Check out the ad above on the left. On the right, the way we’re used to seeing Forsling.
She is calling foul. Keep reading »
I consider shaving my legs a necessary summer evil, and to that end, I’ve tried to make it as quick and painless as possible. Enter Eos’ line of sweet-smelling, very effective shaving creams. Eos can be used either in the shower or dry–and it works like a charm, while smelling great to boot. I especially love the pomegranate-raspberry scent. Eos, if you’re listening, make some shower gel and after-shave moisturizer. I’ll definitely buy that, too.
Last weekend, I stayed with a few of my dude besties at their house in Austin, Texas. In between eating tacos and marveling at the sheer number of terrible tattoos Austin has to offer, I went swimming and got some sun. Well, wouldn’t you know it, a house full of 20-something dudes didn’t have any fancy bath and beauty products. So, I had to forgo my weekly allotment of lotions in favor of whatever I could scrounge up in their bathroom. Thankfully, one of the three bought a tube of Lubriderm Intense Skin Repair Ointment, which I’m going to assume (la la la) was used to help heal his latest tattoo or cigarette burn. I put that stuff on my legs after a day in the sun, and wow, did it work a zillion times better than a $50 bottle of blood orange-infused moisturizer harvested from the bottom of the sea or whatever. Consider me converted. And Logan, Timmy and Charlie, sorry about using all your lotion.
My soul is ready for spring, but not my skin. Time to slough off the scales of winter with Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Sugar Scrub. Smell vibrant while sudsing, smoothing, and softening skin. Perfect for my skin’s spring cleaning. Now I just need some warm weather so I can tan away my pasty whiteness.
For the most part, we’re wash ‘n’ go gals, but occasionally we actually take the time to do our hair. On such occasions that we want to rock the stick-straight look, we depend on this hairdresser-approved flat iron to take us into Cher-circa-1972 territory. The ceramic plate iron heats up to five temperature settings and is suitable for use on all hair types, giving anyone who uses it seriously glossy, pin-straight locks. Over the years, we’ve tested many different flatirons and this one, at least so far, has a permanent spot in our bathroom cabinet.
Admit it: You have slightly shameful fantasies of swimming in unusual substances like pudding, champagne, Pinkberry, or whipped cream. (Or is this just us? Um …) Making one of our dreams come true is Jellybath Tub Soak, which, when added to your bath water, creates “a warm fluffy jelly that retains heat up to four times that of the water.” Sexy high-class retailer Kiki de Montparnasse is selling the stuff, so already we’re thinking that it’s meant for pre-sexytime fun. What do you think: sexy or nasty? [$45, Kiki de Montparnasse] Keep reading »