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 »
Last year for Christmas I bought my grandparents a DVD player. One year later, I think it’s about time they own a DVD, and for cheap too. Keep reading »
The Cut reported recently that “Project Runway” designer Christian Siriano will be unveiling his special “holiday collaboration” with Starbucks today. Despite this exciting gossip, news sources are not allowed to tell us anything until November 17th. This is tragic and very, very, very many fashion light years away. We can only guess that it will be a cookie with his face on it or, like, coffee cozies he’s designed that say “Don’t Make A Hot Mess!” to urge you not to spill. We hope it’s new uniforms — sigh, they are so drab and paper bag brown. Grab a free Starbucks pastry today while you ponder this mega news and give us your best guess. [Will the designers-teaming-up-with-huge-corporations madness ever end? Just curious. -- Editor] Keep reading »
The holiday season is filled with so many awkward family moments. Like, “Oh, pajamas. They’re, um… pink!” Or, “It’s a good thing Grandpa switched his prostate meds.” It can be scary stuff people, but I didn’t want to freak you out before you got cornered by a week’s worth of bonding time. Now that we’ve all officially survived the triumvirate of American high holy days, we can finally breathe a sigh of relief and laugh at this vintage mother/daughter moment. It left me with a not so fresh feeling — my lunch making its way back up. Guaranteed, nobody’s vagina stinks as much as this conversation.
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Need another reason to look forward to the holiday season? New research says the Christmas through New Years period produces an increase in the number of people who have sex. This can be attributed to the lengthy time off and the rise in party hoppers combined with boozing it up in abundance.
Now you have no more excuses not to hit up your booty call when you go to your parents house this week. Gas is cheap. You could stand to lose a few pounds anyway. And everyone else is having sex. This revelation gives you license to sleep with anyone you’ve ever wanted! Next time you see that really cute coworker you’ve always wanted to have your way with, but you’ve been to shy to approach, be bold and tell him you want to sleep with him because everyone else is having sex and you think it’s about time you two did. Or the cute little young barista at Starbucks you’ve been eying everyday as he makes your coffee, slip away with him for a quickie. You have permission to sleep with the men you normally wouldn’t because he’s not your type. The “too short, has no job, and balding” men are all welcome to apply for a night with you.
And when you wake up in the morning, feeling a bit shameful about your actions, you have scientific evidence proving that what you did really isn’t so demoralizing after all. In fact, what you did is normal…everyone else is having sex. Why shouldn’t you? Ho! Ho! Ho! Keep reading »
What do you get for the gal that has everything? Something to protect her most prized possessions! Safe sex presents are the best way to show someone you care — whether or not you want to go there. After the jump, our playful picks for gifts that get dirty and keep it clean…
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I was just having a look at Old Navy‘s website — it’s one of the few stores I can shop at lately without feeling guilty about spending money — and I was shocked by how totally cute their holiday clothes are this year. They’re perfect for all the parties that will be filling your social calendar during the next couple months. Check out a few of my favorites. Keep reading »