Rosebud Perfume Co. makes the perfect balms for lips and dry skin. Smith’s Mocha Rose scented lip balm is a delicious way to sooth chapped skin this spring. It’s essential oil blend of mocha, vanilla, chocolate and a hint of rose will make you feel like you’re sipping iced coffee in your rose garden, preferably with someone you want to kiss. This is springtime activity I aspire to. [$5.59, Drugstore]
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I usually require a number of beverages to get me going in the morning. I start off with three to four cups of coffee, pounded in succession. Once I’m thoroughly amped, I move on to coconut water to counteract the dehydrating effects of all the coffee. Now I can simplify my morning bevy routine with Zico Latte, a blend of premium coconut water and coffee. It contains natural caffeine, as much potassium as a banana and a blend of electrolytes for maximum hydration. It’s the optimal morning drink. [$25.99 12/pack, Amazon]
Spring Cleaning Week is forcing me to confront my hoarding tendencies. I know that hoarding is a serious mental illness that causes severe problem for many people. I don’t mean to use the term with any disrespect. I’m not a hoarder by any stretch of the imagination. But let’s just put it this way: I can barely close my underwear drawer anymore. It’s getting to be a problem. I’m really good at buying new underwear, but not so much at throwing the old pairs away. Like, for instance, I still have a pair of paisley-printed, ’70s style briefs that my mother gave me in HIGH SCHOOL (I graduated from high school in 1996). They don’t fit anymore on account of the fact that they’ve been washed so many times that they no longer contain any elastic. They just fall right off my body. Yet, I can’t seem to bring myself to put them in the garbage can. They’re just so unique. Keep reading »
I haven’t yet figured out how I’ll pay for my new Catchpole & Rye Swarovski Element Saracen bathtub, but I shall find a way. Studded with more than 22,000 Swarovski crystals, this tub is the most ostentatious way possible to relax and unwind after a long day. And it only costs $230,000 at Harrods. Who wants to lend me some money? [Daily Mail UK]
If eating eating cupcakes in the bath Lena Dunham style isn’t quite your thing (too much risk of cupcake sogginess!), you may want to consider this this Pink Pepperberry Bath Fizzie instead. Just drop it into the tub under running water and let it dissolve into a warm treat of black pepper, orchid, wildberries, Bulgarian rose, and hint of vanilla, topped off with exfoliating red jojoba bead sprinkles. Yummy! If your sweet tooth still isn’t satiated, enjoy a real cupcake after you’ve toweled off. [$5, Cargoh via Outblush]
If zoo animals were sartorialists, they’d something look like this. Yago Partal’s Zoo Portraits series imagines the fashion possibilities for every species. And now we know that ostriches look fetching in bowler hats. It must be their long necks. You can see more fashion forward zoo animals or buy prints here. [Laughing Squid]
My face tends to get really shiny, especially in the warmer months. Not in the cute and dewey way, more in the oil slick kind of way. Instead of layering on pressed powder, I prefer to blot it off like a proper lady. These 100 percent natural linen, preservative-free Boscia Fresh Blotting Linens with green tea absorb all excess oil and get rid of shine without messing up your makeup. You will look as matte as matte as can be, like you’ve been sipping tea in your rose garden all day. [$10, Sephora]
Tonya needs your help. She went to SuperCuts last week to get bangs. She asked the hairdresser to keep it “shorter in the front, longer in the back” so she could pull it back into a ponytail when she went to the gym. A few snips later and she had a power mullet. Needless to say, Tonya had to go out and buy a whole mess of hats. She’s considering donating her mullet tail to locks of love and getting extensions. But first, she needs to find a good hairdresser who can fix this mess. Tonya’s not alone. There seems to be an epidemic of stock photo models with batcrackers insane hair. Check out a few of the worst hairdos in the stockphotoverse.
Because of my hanger issues (that wasn’t a typo — I get irrationally angry when I’m hungry), I must carry snacks with me at all times. But finding the perfect, portable snack can be difficult. Must be healthy-ish. Must not get squished in purse. Must not require refrigeration. Must keep me full so I don’t get hangry again after five minutes. KIND Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt bars meet all my snack criteria. The blend of almonds, peanuts, and walnuts with a touch of sea salt is sweet and savory at the same time. Even better, its got 7grams of fiber and 6grams of protein for maximum snack efficiency. [$20.60/ Box of 12, Soap]