Posts tagged "botox"

Facelifts, Highlights, And Other Beauty Treatments You Shouldn’t Skimp On

Times are tough and women are looking for ways to cut back. We at The Frisky are determined to bring you the best budget beauty out there, but we are also not going to lie to you: some things you just can't skimp on. You may never notice the difference between a CoverGirl and a…
By: Ali Jawin / June 4, 2009

Mom Gives Daughter Botox As Present, Daughter Becomes Addicted

Teenager Jodie King had tried several expensive anti-aging creams, but none would smooth the "wrinkles" on her forehead. So her mom, Margaret, gave her Botox injections for her 18th birthday. "Jodie's forehead is like mine - she gets pronounced lines when she makes a facial expression. I knew Botox would solve the problem," said Margaret.
By: Annika Harris / May 26, 2009

Some Things Shouldn’t Be DIY — Like Botox!

Yes! I’ve been waiting for this! Botox sounds like something I could totally do myself, and this DIY Botox kit on eBay comes with a map that shows you where to inject. Just mix the "Botox powder" with the saline solution, and for $95 I can poke needles into my skin in the comfort of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 1, 2009

Does This Make My Toes Look Fat?

That stabbing sensation in a woman's toes may not always be from her do-me heels. In rarefied circles, it's a little jab of Botox. Dr. Suzanne Levine is a New York City aesthetic podiatrist for the "Gossip Girl" set, and she perks up the wrinkly feet of ladies who lunch—so their Louboutins won't reveal their…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2009

Nancy Pelosi’s Plastic Surgery Debacle

Sandra McElwaine at The Daily Beast wants to know, "Who Did Nancy Pelosi's New Face?" The Speaker of the House (who just turned 69) has been sporting a, uh, much tighter looking mug, causing many to strongly suspect she's had a heavy dose of plastic surgery. The slideshow of images does make for…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2009

Mary Rambin Responds: We’ve Failed (As Women) Too!

I tried to hold back posting about this again today, but then I realized most of you don't follow Mary Rambin's blog as avidly as I do -- I also like to watch "Intervention" while eating and have been known to wear open-toed shoes in the snow, so it's not like I'm against torturing myself.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 28, 2009

Fail: Mary Rambin Compares Cosmetic Surgery To Abortion

Mary Rambin, part of the "three-headed blogging Hydra" that is Non Society (which, cheekily, made our list of the best female bloggers of 2008), is arguably the most absurd and vapid of the bunch. While her fellow "lifecasters" have moments of ingenuity, intelligence and creativity, Mary bugs me because her sole contribution to the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 27, 2009

Quickies!: Oprah Smoked Crack?, Steven Tyler’s Sex Life, & Botox For Boys

An ex-boyfriend is claiming Oprah smoked crack. Haha, I just laughed outloud thinking of Oprah saying, "Crack cooooocaaaaaaainnnnnnne!" [National Enquirer] The "Gossip Girl" spin-off is a go, and will feature Lily and Rufus back in the good ol' coke-filled rock star days in the '80s. [Buzzfeed] Almost-not-our-President-anymore-Bush declared January 18th "National…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2009

Will Recessionistas Budget For Botox?

The New York Times has an interesting story in today's Style section about how the recession and tanking economy will affect the cosmetic surgery and beauty industries. Will people, specifically women, start scrimping on beauty products and cut spending on Botox, boob jobs, pricey gym memberships, and fad diets? Indeed, a few indicator…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 18, 2008

Quickies!: Zack And Miri Made A Porno, Now You Can Too

Porn star Belladonna explains how to make an adult film. [Asylum] Think your relationship is odd? Don't worry, opposites attract. Check out these odd celebrity marriages. [Your Tango] Lubricant is necessary when you're excited, but your bod isn't revved up yet, so test your knowledge on this often-forgotten step to good…
By: Annika Harris / November 6, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Vacuums, the Spitzer’s Anniversary, Foot Botox, And Scouts’ Lessons

Police in Michigan arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly "receiving sexual favors from a vacuum" at a car wash. Guess it wasn't a "full service" operation. [AHN] Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall-Spitzer, celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary on Friday. It seems the two are still together despite…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 20, 2008

Biden Injects Some Tranquility Into The Campaign

Although the presidential election is less than a month away, Senator Joe Biden has been looking more tranquil lately. He and Senator Barack Obama are ahead in the polls, but I seriously doubt that they are resting easy until November 4. So what could have Biden looking a little more calm and less wrinkled?
By: Annika Harris / October 13, 2008

Girl Talk: Botox Is Worth It (When It’s Free)

A couple of years ago, when I was a freelance writer, I got Botox. I was working on a story for a women's magazine in the U.K. about "ageorexia" -- women in their 20's and early 30's who were getting anti-aging treatments and surgeries as a preventative measure rather than as maintenance. While I interviewed…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 10, 2008

Brides Are Demanding Botox For Bridesmaids

Hiring a hairstylist and a makeup artist used to be sufficient for the big day, but not anymore. Brides are increasingly demanding or strongly suggesting their bridesmaids, mothers and mothers-in-law get all types of cosmetic enhancements, like Botox, Restylane, and even breast implants. In most cases, the brides are replacing the customary mani/pedi bonding sessio…
By: Annika Harris / July 24, 2008

Current’s Sarah Haskins Targets Botox

Our beloved Sarah Haskins is back, this time with a video about Botox. I got Botox once, but in the name of journalism. And it was free. I never refuse anything that is free. Anyway, getting Botox was weird because when they inject it into your face, you can actually hear the needle pierce the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 27, 2008

Quick Pic: Nicole Kidman Looks Radiant Pregnant & Botox-Free

Not being able to inject herself with Botulism is doing Nicole Kidman's body good. [With husband Keith Urban, Academy of Country Music Awards, 5/18/08]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 19, 2008

Botox Gets A Whole Lot Scarier

Guh-reat. Last summer, I got botox in the name of journalism. It looked okay. Before I got the 'tox, I had a pretty visible verticle line across the middle of my forehead and then a few little frowny lines near my eyebrows so I always just looked a teensy-weensy bit mad. I never really had…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 16, 2008

More Wrinkle-Obsessed Narcissists Choosing Dermal Fillers

The Harvard Women's Health Watch reports that dermal fillers are becoming more popular for women looking to erase wrinkles. Is it just me, or did we know that collagen and Restylane were popular a few years ago? What's really news (ha) is that some celebs are using other methods to prevent wrinkles and keep their…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2008

Star Couplings: Heath Ledger’s Secret Spawn

Um, did Heath Ledger father a love child with an older women when he was only 17? [Just Jared] This isn't so "couplings"-related, but Lara Flynn Boyle is looking swell. [TMZ] Oooh, damn. Parents magazine says that J.Lo's super posh nursery is filled with suffocation hazards. [TMZ] The Daily…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 31, 2008

Where Are The Wrinkles And Zits?

Magazines tamper with photos to make women appear skinnier, more busty, and wrinkle-free. That's a given. But in movies, you can sometimes see a little breakout or some crow's feet on an actor's face when there's a closeup shot. It might be a little mean or insensitive, but I find it reassuring to know that…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 18, 2008