Blog Posts by Piper Weiss, Shine Staff
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Tue, May 3, 2011 11:12 PM EDT
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Tue, May 3, 2011 6:38 PM EDT
Now to the polling booth...
Neon lips, blue eyeshadow, shimmering glitter, and golden bronzers: This spring, some of the most dramatic looks we saw on the runways are making their way onto our faces. But not everything we dabble on pleases everyone. We had a hunch that some of our biggest beauty obsessions might be turn-offs for guys...so we went ahead asked. Prepare yourself: brutal honesty ensues.Read More »from Make-up women love but men hate
1. Heavy foundation and powders: "The inch-thick powder is a huge turn-off," says Maxim senior editor Nick Leftley. "No guy wants to kiss a girl on the cheek and then find he¹s wearing foundation himself." A flaking face is one thing, but when your cheek becomes a palette of skin-tone colors, men pay attention...and not the good attention. "I'm always amazed to see women with two-tone faces, two apparently different shades of skin on the face, as if they apply makeup in the dark," says James Oliver Cury, the online editorial director at Maxim. "I'd rather see one greasy face than some sort of melanin imbalance. The
Chariots, a handsome prince and a beautiful bride. This morning, everyone from newscasters to busy moms were swept away by the fairy-tale wedding. So what did kids think?
"It was exiting when the wedding was happening but the other bit was boring," says one little boy in the UK celebrating his day off from school by taping commentary on YouTube.
Around the world, kids weighed in on a ceremony worthy of a Disney movie, but not everyone under the age of 18 was as impressed as their parents.
In one adorable video posted right after Kate and Will said their vows, a dad asks his young daughter what she thought of the ceremony. "It sucks!" she says, though clearly amused by the question. "Why don't you marry a prince?" ribs her father. "Dad, I'm only 10."
Another young YouTube veteran, sent this message to Kate and Will: "Happy wedding...I hope you don't divorce!"
On Twitter, the divide between parents and kids was no less pronounced. "Why is my mum crying as if Kate is her daughter?" a
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Apr 29, 2011 4:57 PM EDTKate and William invoke the memory of Lady Diana, riding in the chariot she rode as a young bride in 1981. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)Five months ago, when Prince William first announced to the world he'd given a ring to Kate Middleton, he made it clear that only one other woman mattered as much to him.
"It's my mother's engagement ring," he told the press of the sapphire and diamond engagement heirloom. "Obviously she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all -- this was my way of keeping her close to it all."
During every step of their path down the aisle, Kate and William have made a point to keep Lady Diana's memory alive. Today's wedding was no exception. They recited their vows at the Westminster Abbey, the historic church where Diana's memorial was held for 3 million mourners in 1997. Then, William was just a teenager, and his solemn march behind his mother's coffin was in stark contrast to the beaming stride he took down the aisle today.
But the church itself wasn't the only reminder of Diana's parting. Bishop of London Richard Chartres, who also spoke at Diana'sRead More »from Prince William and Kate Middleton honor Dianaâ€™s memory
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Apr 29, 2011 12:55 AM EDT
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- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Fashion – Thu, Apr 28, 2011 1:15 AM EDT
Most shoes aren't described as "patent-pending", but the R-Flex isn't most shoes. French designer Raphael Young has mapped the scientific formula for the most comfortable high-heel on earth. At least, that's the claim and the reasoning behind the $662 price-tag for some otherwise unremarkable- looking footwear.Read More »from Would you spend $662 for the most comfortable heels ever?
The shoe, for sale on Young's website, combines rubber and leather for an extremely flexible sole. Latex gel injections at the ball of the foot enhance the overall sneaker-worthy feel. It even has steel inserts to prevent random fits of ankle-twisting.
The R-flex comes in a variety of styles, from peep-toe to patent leather. The highest boast a heel as high as 4 inches but they may as well be flats, according to one Paris magazine editor who told The Independent, "I wore them for a whole day during London Fashion Week and there was no burning pain, or numb toes!" Okay, this woman clearly thinks bricks fastened with twine are standard footwear (burning and numbness?). That being