A really amusing part of the holiday season is seeing what kinds of sexy Christmas outfits celebs come up with. I don’t know when it became a unspoken rule that female celebs needed to come up with a racy look for every Hallmark holiday, but somehow it did. Mariah Carey is a trailblazer on the sexy holiday scene. Her holiday outfits just get better every year. Click through to see some more famous ladies who got all naughty for Christmas.
Are you a beauty addict? Do you know one or a few? Then the gift sets on this list will no doubt thrill and amaze. From makeup palettes to body washes to the best in nail polishes, we’ve got your beauty gift options on lock. Keep reading »
It’s almost that time of year again: you know, the time when you’re obligated to blow a good chunk of your hard-earned money on your family and friends. If your inner circle is anything like mine, they sure as hell expect something nice. Oven mitts just aren’t going to fly for my mom anymore, and my dad balks in the face of an Office Max fountain pen. I’m not going to lie, buying and giving gifts is hard, mostly because you can’t guarantee that someone will like something unless they’ve explicitly said what they’d want… and where’s the fun in that? For my people, my foolproof gift-buying agenda is to delve into Sephora and not emerge until a) my debit card cracks in half or b) I’ve got something for everyone (whichever comes first). Seriously, male or female, there’s not a single person I know who will deny a body butter in their favorite scent or a luxurious herbal bubble bath. My holiday gift guide stays true to that and regardless of age, gender, or skin type, everybody will be smelling good and feeling even better.
Around this time of year, a lot of single people start complaining about the fact that they’re single and don’t have anyone special to exchange presents with or kiss when the ball drops. But single people should stop being sad and start exercising the wonderful opportunity they have for picking up dates during the holiday season! Or so says Joseph Matthews, the author The Art of Approaching, who specializes in teaching men how to meet the women of their dreams. He has some ideas for doing that during the holidays, and we don’t think they’re guy exclusive, so let’s take a look… Keep reading »
We all loved slap bracelets when we were kids — we played with them (until they were banned), simply because they’re addictively fun. Duh. Now we can be “adults” and have our slap, too, by wearing these slap bracelet watches. The cool rubber is super durable and the watch face can be popped out and put into another color band, which makes one perfect no matter what you’re wearing. And if you buy one for a friend, you can swap out colors with each other! [$17.95, Slap Watch] Keep reading »
How cute are these holiday dolls designed by Alber Elbaz for Lanvin? Word has it they were made for window displays of a Parisian department store, but we’re itching to hang them on a tree. [Chic Report] Keep reading »
The days of waiting outside for a store to open alongside a dangerous mob of people swarming around you are coming to a close. Thanks to online retail and all the comparison shopping tools available, it’s never been easier or more convenient to score seriously great deals. And due to the combination of competition and the recession, many online venues offer low-cost to free shipping. Here are a couple of guidelines for getting the most out of all the after-Xmas sales going on right now. Keep reading »
The holidays are pretty important to most of us, although some of the reasons why are a little superficial. For example, it’s the perfect time to show off a new look, your hard work at the gym, and the outfit that took you hours to find. But are you aware of just how many hours are spent prepping for the season? Apparently, 312 of them, or so says a new study commissioned by Clothes Show Live. Shocking but true. In those 13 days, 72 hours are spent shopping for clothes while 48 hours are directed at accessories alone, 96 hours go to the gym, 63 hours add up the time you’ll chat with friends for advice,12 hours on hair styling, and 23 hours encompass the time spent getting pretty. Add to that 10 hours of magazine research and six hours of makeup inspiration searching. It sound exhausting just detailing all of the minute requirements to look “beautiful.” [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
I like “Sex and the City” as much as any other girl, but with these new holiday ornaments, I think some people’s obsession might have gone a little bit too far. They retail for $12.99 and HBO’s created an entire assortment — including a martini, mini purse, Eiffel Tower, and high heel. Over the top much? [HBO] Keep reading »
Requirements for buying any woman a gift:
1. One size fits all. Too big is unfortunate and too small is a suicide attempt waiting to happen.
2. It must be a classic style. When you have the universal fashion nod of approval it’s unlikely your cousin Tammy will return it.
3. It still has to be cute!
During the holiday season, I usually hit 2 out of 3 requirements and call it a success, but this year, Heather Hawkins is 3 for 3. Keep reading »