I was born with bright blonde hair. My dad is blond, but my mom’s Italian family members were so sure their firstborn grandchild would possess their olive skin and black hair that they accused the nurses of bringing out the wrong baby when I made my pale, blonde debut. In my early 20s I had a brief flirtation with the idea of going red (which I’ve since discovered is a common symptom of a quarter life crisis), but other than that I’ve never dreamed of veering away from my (literal) blonde roots. Over the weekend I added some new highlights to amplify my natural color, and it got me thinking about what it means to be a blonde. Pop culture insists blondes have more fun. Millions of women eagerly bleach their hair into oblivion in order to, as Amelia puts it, “chase the blonde dragon.” Hell, I spent two hours and 70 bucks to make my hair blonder than it already was. But contrary to popular belief, the glamorous blonde lifestyle definitely has some downsides. Here are five that come to mind… Keep reading »
A short-sleeved sweater seems, you know, to totally miss the point of being a sweater. Sweaters should keep you warm and cozy and protected. But! What a short-sleeved sweater lacks in arm-covering it makes up for with style. SS sweaters are great for layering — wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath, or a pretty, frilly blouse to dress up your winter wardrobe. Plus, the whole not having sleeves thing will make it easier to get your winter coat on. Promise, it really works.
After the jump, 10 short-sleeved sweater options, for your pleasure.
New Year’s resolutions imply a commitment to follow through. We don’t want to put that much pressure on ourselves, but let the record stand: there are things we’re done with in the coming year. After the jump, what Frisky staffers intend to 86 from our lives in 2013. Share yours in the comments! Keep reading »
You read Fifty Shades of Grey on the subway, you sexted your ass off, waxed your bush until it was nonexistent, avoided period sex and hell, you even spent a full half hour looking for the NSFW versions of the Kate Middleton topless photos just because you were bored. It’s OK. No shame. You were en trend for 2012. But that’s all over now. Onward! The Frisky offers their humble predictions for what will be IN and OUT for sex in 2013.
The end of 2012 is here and 2013 is just around the corner, so you know what that means! It’s time to make New Year’s resolutions! For the last few years, my New Year’s resolutions have basically been the same and I’ve accomplished very few of them. I still can’t do a headstand in yoga (I’m scared I am going to snap my neck and, oh yeah, I have no core strength). I still consider wine a primary food group (whatever, it’s made out of fruit). I still don’t go to the gym (although I did get a gym membership, which I didn’t use for over a year, and finally canceled). I still haven’t sold my engagement ring (meanwhile, my ex has proposed and gotten married to someone else in that period of time, so he wins). Basically, the only New Year’s resolution I’ve been somewhat successful at is that I take less cabs than I did a year ago. Go me.
Here’s the thing. I think my New Year’s resolutions have been far too lofty, especially when you consider the basic every day shit that I should probably prioritize over inverting in yoga or selling a piece of jewelry. So in 2013, I’m lowering my expectations for myself. Here are the five every day things I genuinely need to resolve to do in the next year. Keep reading »
I’m tired of making New Year’s resolutions for myself. It’s time to play God and suggest some resolutions for guys. I have your best interests at heart, fellas. Keep reading »
I just admitted to the ladies here that my way of dealing with my recent breakup is to have out loud, imaginary conversations with him. Not like angry conversations, just very casual conversations. Example:
Me: Did you see the latest episode of “Kitchen Nightmares”? It’s ridiculous.
Me: Yeah, I knew you’d enjoy it. Do you know Gordon Ramsay has a new show called “Hotel Hell”? I don’t know how I missed it. It’s soooo bad. You should check it out on Hulu … I went to yoga today.
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By now you’ve probably caught LeAnn Rimes’ strange “X-Factor” duet with Carly Rose Sonenclar. To me, she just sounded like she was trying to out-sing a 13-year-old who’s more talented than her. And she did it in a very Jenna Maroney from “30 Rock” sort of way. Julie calls the sound that was coming out of her face “warbling.” I’m stealing that. Other people thought she seemed drunk. Rimes deflected the drunk allegations and made Sonenclar look bad in one fell swoop claiming that she was trying to help the “nervous” girl. Likely story. And sadly, Soneclar didn’t win, possibly due to Rimes’ warbling spotlight-stealing. [The Hollywood Gossip]
LeAnn wasn’t the only celeb who demanded “I wasn’t drunk!” this year. Click through for the top drunk deniers of 2012. The first step is admitting you have a problem …
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 just don’t want to think about being healthy. You just want to INDULGE and with the holidays upon us, we are surrounded by temptation. Naturally there are tons of articles floating around about how make healthy choices even when you’re bombarded by office holiday parties and family get togethers. Well, in true Lazy Girl fashion, I say: screw it. Don’t worry about your diet this month. Sometimes you need to embrace your inner fat kid and give ‘em some cake. And since I’m advising all of you to throw caution to the wind when it comes to diet and exercise, this week’s column is going to be a list of my favorite things about the holiday season. You’ll note how most of them are food and the rest are related to sleeping or lounging. Keep reading »