Sometimes you’re like, “Geez, I really wish I could enjoy a healthy, invigorating steam while watching ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ in my living room.” You are always saying that and you know it! Too bad you — and “Rizzoli & Isles” — weren’t around in 1983, when some monster took it upon himself to invent a portable, plug-in steam cabinet, available for sale in the Fall/Winter 1983 Sears Catalog. All for the the low, low, price of $389 in 1983 dollars, which is basically the down payment on a house in today’s money. [Wired]
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Show me a woman who doesn’t love a spa day and I’ll show you a woman who is lying (or a robot, it has to be one or the other). In fact, I’ll bet every man would love a good spa day, too, if they’d just quit it with the preconceived gender notions. Whatever, man! You need a pedicure! Anyway, this Sunday is all about our moms, so there’s no better occasion for giving her a reason to pamper herself, if only for a day. Moms are notoriously high-strung and nerve-wracked (uh, maybe just mine? Anyone?), so these gifts will give her a damn good reason to relax and float downstream.
Though trips to the salon have decreased with the depressing economic situation, there are plenty of home remedies to keep your skin, nails, and body feeling pampered and refreshed. And now Elizabeth Arden is making it super simple to create your very own spa vacation … at home. Any amount of DIY home scrubs and personal manicures can feel luscious and refreshing, but what’s really missing are those soft towels, plush robes, and cushy slippers. To add those elements to at-home pampering, outfit your bathroom-turned-salon with the Elizabeth Arden The Spa Collection, exclusively for Bed Bath & Beyond. Throw away your dowdy, formerly white towels in favor of these Turkish creations in 12 hues, update your robe with the white spa waffle cotton design, and throw on a pair of 100 percent white cotton slippers. While the decadent and plush items look luxurious, in reality, the slippers only cost $12.99, while the robe will set you back $59.99 — and you can lounge as long as you want in the comfort of your own home. [WWD] Keep reading »
This week on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” guest star Dean McDermott (Tori Spelling’s hubby) had on toenail polish! Say what? Both he and Kate Beckinsale’s director husband, Len Wiseman, have been seen strutting around LA in sandals to show off their colorful polish. But with around 30% of salon clients being male, they’re not the only bros getting their feet professionally pedicured. As hotel spa director, David Erlich, says, when it comes to treating your tootsies, “Men are the new women.” Yeah, the mantyhose, bras, garter belts, and girdles for men sorta hinted at that…