Posts tagged "holidays"

My 9 Favorite Holiday Indulgences

Every other week I rattle on and on about ways to incorporate healthy choices into your lifestyle. Whether it’s tips for staying motivated, reasons you should avoid alcohol, or how to recover from a weekend warrior session, I try to keep you on track to reaching your fitness goals. But let’s face it, sometimes you…

By: Kate Richlin-Zack / December 21, 2012

Holiday Beauty How-To: Jessica Alba’s Berry-Stained Lips

I am forever envious of Jessica Alba's uncanny ability to always look like she's being professionally backlit (is she?). The woman just glows! Of course, I think her makeup might have a little something to do with it, too: pearly peach-brown shadow paired with a berry lip stain is a fresh look that's a few…

By: Rachel Krause / December 19, 2012

Dating Don’ts: Beware These 6 Booby Traps Over The Holidays

Every dealbreaker that any boyfriend I've ever had has shown itself by interacting with his family. The guy whose father had been cheating for years? Yeah, he cheated on me. The guy who seemed paranoid that I'd dislike his kids? He was super insecure. In retrospect, I should have heeded these warnings more. My therapist…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2012

Field Guide: The 12 Types Of Holiday Shoppers

After years of sitting out holiday shopping due to lack of extra fundage (or maybe I'm just a bad person), I've had time to sit back and observe the frenzy. I walk through busy shopping thoroughfares and holiday gift markets and people watch. I sip hot apple cider and make mental notes. I'm ready to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 18, 2012

Stressed? 5 Ways To Avoid A Holiday-Fueled Freak Out

The holidays are good times — everything is sparkly and Mariah Carey is blasting wherever you go. But they also create the perfect storm of getting-to-the-airport, gift-giving, bring-on-the-crazy stress. The good news: Your body has your back. “The way the body responds to stress is the same during the holidays as during any other time…

By: Refinery 29 / December 17, 2012

Must Haves: 12 Cute Pairs Of Thick, Toasty Socks

Yep, our toes are freakin' cold. We've traded out our seasonally inappropriate short socks for something with a little more substance. (Conveniently, they also happen to fit the fool-proof stocking stuffer bill.) You certainly won't be embarrassed about any of these 12 cute, comfortable pairs should they decide to make a surprise over-the-boot appearance thi…

By: Rachel Krause / December 16, 2012

The 12 Days Of Catsmas: Day 8

On the 8th day of Catsmas, my true love gave to me ...

By: Julie Gerstein / December 14, 2012

The 12 Days Of Catsmas: Day 7

On the 7th day of Catsmas, my true love gave to me...

By: Julie Gerstein / December 13, 2012

Holiday Beauty How-To: Kristen Stewart’s Bronze Smoky Eye

If I were Kristen Stewart, I would bid adieu to my sparkly boyfriend and put a ring on my makeup artist instead. Whether she's in bright pink lipstick or this gorgeous smoked-out bronze eye, you can always bet on Bella Swan for the most enviable beauty looks (and, okay, arm candy) on any given red…

By: Rachel Krause / December 12, 2012

10 Ridiculously Ugly Christmas Sweaters To Spread The Holiday Cheer

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Ugly Christmas Sweater Season, everyone! We scoured eBay and Etsy to track down 10 of this year's ugliest offerings, and boy did the ugly sweater gods deliver. Click through to check out the embroidered, light-up, glue-gunned, glittered, puff-painted festive monstrosities!

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 12, 2012

The 12 Days Of Catsmas: Day 5

On the fifth day of Catsmas, my true love gave to me...

By: Julie Gerstein / December 11, 2012

4 (Other) Reasons Not To Hook Up At The Holiday Party

Just in time to shit on holiday hookup season, The Sun has a feature about the young, hot and hip, dressed in their Christmas best, who have a "dark secret." "Although they look fresh and fabulous, each one of them [has had] a sexually transmitted infection," the piece warns. Womp womp. Just in case you…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 10, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Gilded Pieces For The Perfect Glistening Touch

We're in love with gold, especially around the holidays ― its warm glow is universally flattering, and just a touch of the metallic shade can take a look from drab to party-ready. We know it's a solid choice for jewelry, but when it comes to clothes and other accessories, it can be difficult to know…

By: Rachel Krause / December 9, 2012

5 Ways To Eat As You Want This Holiday Season

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, my mother makes two different kinds of dip. One is an onion dip, made by combining a tub of sour cream and a packet of onion soup mix. The other is a beef dip which I think is just warm pastrami all chopped up and combined with uh, another tub of…

By: Rebecca Jane Stokes / December 9, 2012

Holiday Beauty How-To: Leighton Meester’s Festive Red Lips And Bold Brows

"Holiday makeup" implies many a thing. It's festive! It's fancy! It's … probably a little over the top. You could go the obvious route, with red and green and tons of sparkle and, like, a wreath or pine needles in your hair, but I wouldn't recommend it. Here, Leighton Meester shows us the perfect way…

By: Rachel Krause / December 5, 2012

The Perfect Holiday Beauty Supplement For Any Good Nail Art-Loving Jew

I went to Hebrew school for three years, and every single second of it was unequivocally lame. I was, of course, really terribly behaved, because that's the family legacy. (My dad was ejected from the same establishment for riding a bike through the halls 30+ years earlier.) But maybe if I had Rabbi Yael Buechler…

By: Rachel Krause / December 4, 2012

5 Perfect Gifts For … The Travel Addict

All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got gifts for the travel addict in your life…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 4, 2012

5 Perfect Gifts For … The Punk Princess

All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. First up, we've got gifts for the punk rock fanatic in your life...

By: Julie Gerstein / December 3, 2012

The Soapbox: Holiday Gift Giving Is A Total Scam

First thing's first: I'm a Jew. I haven't celebrated Christmas since I was a little kid and we still believed in Santa Claus. (I was eight when I discovered he wasn't real, and ceremoniously told my younger brother and sister at the dinner table. My mom got so mad she squeezed ketchup all over my…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 30, 2012

Mommie Dearest: Why Toy Catalogs Make Me Roll My Eyes

Mommie Dearest is The Frisky's new biweekly column about being a mama. I have a love/hate relationship with catalogs. There are some that I love to flip through and pretend that I have the money to burn. Who wouldn't want her own cotton candy machine, night vision goggles, or handcrafted teak patio furniture? (I don’t…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 29, 2012
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