You did it. You finally got your man to give you a shelf in his medicine cabinet. Next step: Deciding which goods to put in there. This can be crucial: There are parts of your feminine regime that your guy can handle and other parts that, well, just creep him out. (Find out what guys really think of your hair and makeup.) Here, a cheat sheet.
Leave at Home
• Beauty tools like eyelash curlers - he'll see your face as a construction site. (Get beauty tips from a hot guy.)
• Hair spray. To him, it smells like toxic waste and leaves film on the mirror, floor, wall, etc.
• Tweezers, Nair, and wax strips. He doesn't need to know about all of your hair issues.
• Your whitening trays or grandma-esque toothpaste for "sensitive teeth." Ick.
Does your look turn him on?
Keep at His Place
• A few girlie basics that will drive him wild, like tinted lip balm and blush, to spark his imagination. With the right technique, applications of these basics can totally turn him on.
• A couple of fun,
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You did it. You finally got your man to give you a shelf in his medicine cabinet. Next step: Deciding which goods to put in there. This can be crucial: There are parts of your feminine regime that your guy can handle and other parts that, well, just creep him out. (Find out what guys really think of your hair and makeup.) Here, a cheat sheet.Read More »from What (Not) to Leave at Your Guy's Place
- Cosmopolitan.com | Fashion – Tue, Sep 21, 2010 5:37 PM EDT
Project Runway star and fashion guru Tim Gunn gets candid on the cutthroat world of fashion, and how to kill 'em with kindness in his new book Gunn's Golden Rules. Plus: Read the 10 things bosses never tell you- but should.
Secret #1: Good Manners Are the Mark of True Class
"This book is my manifesto for kindness, generosity, and integrity. My mother constantly corrected me in all things: behavior, grammar, attitude. But my manners also came from when I was in college and began participating in critiques. You have to speak with someone respectfully about their work and be honest and open, without hurting them.
Secret #2: Being Critical Without Being Rude Is An ArtRead More »from 5 Secrets A Fashion Stylist Would Never Tell You (But Tim Gunn Will!)
"I learned early on in teaching how easy it is to hurt a young person and that's never my intention. I have had a student throw his portfolio across the room and storm out, sobbing and then we couldn't find him, and I thought, "Oh God, this is exactly what he wants me to go through - this torment," and I did. So I've
Between raving about her unparalleled cooking ability and rushing to her place whenever she needs something repaired, a man who is tight with his mother tends to freak us out a little- especially when she freaks us out too. But we're definitely gonna start giving these dudes another look thanks to a study from Arizona State University, which found that mama's boys have better communication skills and higher levels of empathy than guys who have cut the apron strings. As a result, men who are close to their moms are much more likely to be in healthy, monogamous relationships than men who lack that connection, says New York City-based couples therapist Rachel Sussman.
So what exactly gives mama's boys such stellar LTR skills? These sweeties have been taking cues from their mothers for years. By observing how she relates to people and getting feedback from her while he was growing up, mama's boys are more likely to resist masculine stereotypes such as being aggressive and detached inRead More »from Why We Love Mama's Boys
Their hidden habits are embarrassing, so try to be kind when you learn the truth. Plus: You won't believe the mortifying things he tells his buddies.
1. We Masturbate - a Lot
Yes, men think about sex, well, constantly, and that drives us to lengths that might surprise you. Maybe it's in the a.m., while you're showering. Or before you get home from work. Or even while you're asleep and we're still up, watching TV in the next room (thanks, Cinemax!). This isn't due to a flaw in our sex life; it's just part of our routine. "It's a relaxation technique," says Aaron*, 26. "My girlfriend has a glass of wine after work, and I masturbate my stress away."
2. We Enjoy Chick FlicksRead More »from 4 Things Guys Keep Private
Not that you'll find Beaches on our Netflix queue, but "the comedies are genuinely enjoyable," says Andrew, 27. "I'm almost not ashamed to own The Break-Up…okay and Love Actually." Truth be told, many beloved guy flicks, like Wedding Crashers and Old School, are big on the let's-stay-in-love-baby
Turns out, not all grown-ups are created equal. And a new book promises to help you figure out your "type" so you can better manage your life. Plus: Read the results to our Great Female Survey with Askmen.com and find out how you compare to thousands of women.
Approaching 30 (or just getting over the trauma of the big 3-0)? Senior Beauty Editor of Realbeauty.com, (and former Cosmo staffer!), Andrea Lavinthal, feels your pain. Which is why she and co-author, Jessica Rozler, teamed up to write Your So-Called Life: A Guide to Boys, Body Issues, and Other Big-Girl Dramas You Thought You Would Have Figured Out By Now. With advice from doctors, career counselors, and financial planners, this hysterical but practical book guides women through round two of puberty - the time of life that the authors have coined "Redo-berty."
"'Redo-berty,' also sometimes called a 'thrisis,' usually occurs between the ages of 26 and 32, and is that final push into adulthood," says Lavinthal. Redo-bertyRead More »from What Kind of Adult Are You?
- Cosmopolitan.com | Healthy Living – Fri, Sep 17, 2010 5:52 PM EDT
If you've recently noticed that your favorite jeans are a little tighter or the number on the scale is slightly higher than it was last month, you're not alone. That's because September marks the beginning of weight gain season. Nutritionists believe women's diets fall off the tracks a bit this time of year because we no longer have motivation in the form of bikinis, short shorts, and tank tops. To really move the scale, find out how to quit the nasty habits that are given you a muffin top.
Add that to the fact that the dropping temps make us crave comfort food (can you say mac 'n' cheese?) and you've got a recipe for extra poundage.Related: 10 Awesome Weight Loss Tips
You could break out your bulky sweaters and forgiving jeans and give in to the Lbs. creepage. Or you could use a quick and easy weight-loss trick nutritionists just discovered.
According to a new study out of Virginia Tech, subjects who drank two glasses of water before each meal consumed fewer caloriesRead More »from The 60-Second Trick That Will Help You Lose Weight
She may tell you "Don't worry," but that would be a hell of a lot more convincing if she shared all this need-to-know info too. Make your next wax-on, wax-off session way better with these amazing tips.Plus: We've got lowdown on all the latest news in hair removal - plus some basic tricks you may not be aware of.
1. Pop a couple Aspirin 45 minutes before the appointment.
This is a brilliant ouch!-reducing strategy because not only do over-the-counter painkillers like Aspirin and Ibuprofen help reduce the feeling of pain, but they have anti-inflammatory components too. Not sure how often you should wax? Read this.
2. Don't schedule your wax right before your period.Read More »from 5 Things Your Bikini Waxer Wonâ€™t Tell You
Your skin is more sensitive during this time of your cycle, so try to get the wax done at least three days before you're supposed to start menstruating. And don't even think about making an appointment during your period-not only is that icky for the technician, but a lot of places have a "no period
- Cosmopolitan.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Sep 15, 2010 8:46 PM EDT
A new study found that soul mates may be a nice idea in theory and in chick flicks, but not so much in real life. In fact, chick flicks could be wrecking your relationship. "Couples who believe in soul mates have such high expectations of marriage, and when those aren't met they're more likely to enter into conflict or even end up getting divorced," explains Bradford Wilcox, PhD, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia. He added that these types of couples expect an intense positive emotional connection all the time, which sets them up for disappointment. Related: 5 Traits a Guy Should Have Before You Get SeriousRead More »from A Surprising Thing That Could Be Harming Your Relationship
On the other hand, couples with a slightly less fantasy-ish outlook aren't as likely to fight and ultimately throw in the towel. Related: The Marriage Mistake Hollywood Women Make
That may sound like bad news for the two-thirds of Americans who like the idea of soul mates (then again, can you reach soul mate status with any man?). But if
Serena and Blair may be able to buy couture from all over Paris in the new season of Gossip Girl, but you can score their swanky styles for way less. Here's how to rock Gossip Girl looks this fall, without breaking the bank. Think you know everything about Gossip Girl? Take this trivia quotes quiz to find out!
Day to Night Glam
Whether she's checking out the latest trends during Paris Fashion Week or hooking up with guys on vespas, the always-posh Serena van der Woodsen knows how to take a look from simple to sophisticated. Here, she played up a plain collared shirt and shorts with an eye-catching sequined blazer and hot preppy stilettos. Find out what Penn Badgley thinks is the sexiest thing a woman can wear.Click here to see the how to put these steals together!
- Sequined Blazer Eight Sixty, $97
- Three-Quarter Sleeve Shirt J. Crew, $58
- Black Cuffed Shorts Bebe, $79
- Black Eel Skin Leather Clutch, BoBelle, $52- Preppy Peep-Toe Pumps, Aldo, $55
You may have heard that once prolific tweeter John Mayer has decided to retire from Twitter, meaning almost four million followers will have to turn elsewhere for overshare-y messages of 140 characters or less. (We're looking at you, Tila Tequila and Diddy.)
Not only did John give up Twitterverse, but he also deleted the entire account. Since you can no longer turn to @JohnCMayer for real time gems about his penis, his heart, and peeing, we've compiled a list of his best (read: worst) tweets to help ease the pain of the loss...
-I love how some dudes hate me for dating their fantasy girl, as if they were going to if I hadn't.
-This heart didn't come with instructions.
-You really get to know your pants when you travel.
-If you're shocked that Britney was lip-syncing at her concert and want your money back, life may continue to be hard for you.Read More »from Why We Won't Miss John Mayer on Twitter