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Spring's not far off, but the dry air of winter seems relentless in its determination to chap our lips to the point of pain for as long as possible. Keep your kissers crack-free with the best lip balms out there.
1. Japanese Yu-Be balm, for example, is borderline magical in its moisturizing ability, in addition to being all-natural. [$5, Yu-Be, Sephora]
2. Crazy expensive as it is, droves of people swear by Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatment. I can personally attest to the fact that it smells great, looks pretty and comes in a tinted variety that'll make your lips look just-kissed. [$22.50, Fresh]
3. This all-natural offering from Weleda will last for hours, so don't buy it if you use Chapstick as an excuse to fidget. [$5.50, Weleda]
4. We've extolled the many virtues of L'Occitane's Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick before and we'll say it again: this stuff is great. [$10, L'Occitane]
5. Sometimes getting it done quick and dirty by slathering Vaseline on the problem is the best way. [$4.50,
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You know those days when you don't quite have it in you to get yourself together, but you need to look good? Next time one of them comes around, forget the constricting dress and pick out a statement skirt instead.
1. Throw it on with a fitted tee, some flats and a bit of lip gloss and you're good to go. $128, Anthropologie Anthropologie
2. We like the simple fabric with interesting detailing. $48, Silence & Noise, Urban Outfitters Urban Outfitters
3. Simple and sexy, from Victoria 's Secret ready-to-wear collection. $59.50, Victoria 's Secret Victoria's Secret
4. A white tank and some black flats with a cropped jacket --if it's chilly -- will do the trick here. $65, Topshop Top Shop
5. Loving how this one is simultaneously tailored and super laid-back. $49.50, Victoria 's Secret Victoria's Secret
6. We're obsessed with the swooshy side detailing. If you're a petite girl who likes volume, this is a way to pull it off without being dwarfed. $210, Carven, Net-A-Porter.com Net-A-Porter.com
7. Comfy cute done right. $88, Anthropologie AnthropologieRead More »from 15 Skirts To Transform A Tee
- The Frisky | Fashion – Mon, Mar 8, 2010 6:22 PM EST
Think having a mom who is the editor-in-chief of one of the biggest fashion magazines in the world means you get a closet the size of Texas and every accessory under the sun? Maybe! But there are also downfalls. Here's a look at what it's like to be the kids of some of the world's biggest fashion moguls:
1. One of the most powerful moms in the industry is Anna Wintour, whose daughter, Bee Shaffer, is often snapped sitting at her mother's side at fashion shows. But unlike Mumsy Wintour, Bee doesn't want to be surrounded by the pressures of this industry: "I really don't want to work in fashion. It's just not for me. I respect her, obviously, but it's just a really weird industry ... She wants me to be an editor ... but if that's your career-there are other things out there, seriously ... I think I want to be a lawyer."
Wonder if Wintour threw a Louboutin at the wall when she heard that her daughter had taken a job working at the déclassé CollegeHumor.com?
2. Like,Read More »from Growing Up Chic: Children Of Fashion Moguls Don't Always Have It Easy
- The Frisky | Fashion – Tue, Mar 2, 2010 10:52 PM EST
In choosing an outfit for a big event, most celebrities hope to avoid being named to any worst dressed lists and, possibly, get a nod for an amazing outfit. But there are other stars who, frankly, don't care what fans thinks.
1. Helena Bonham Carter, who is married to mad man director Tim Burton and stars in most of his crazy-costumed films, claimed she has a reputation to keep look awful on the red carpet. "I have a responsibility now to dress badly, so it's kind of liberating." She and designer Vivienne Westwood (no. 4 on this list) have already cooked up something special for the 2010 Academy Awards.
2. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have never been ones for blending in with their peers.
3. Cyndi Lauper has been showing us her "True Colors" since the '80s.
4. Vivienne Westwood shows she knows how to have fun by showing up to an event on her bicycle.
5. When Bjork puts something on, people talk about it. We're still hearing about the swan dressRead More »from Celeb Rule Breakers: Who Keeps The Red Carpet Interesting
- The Frisky | Fashion – Tue, Mar 2, 2010 2:24 AM EST
Splash NewsRead More »from A Natural-Looking Spray Tanâ€”It Exists! [Hint: Ask For The "Weekend Away"]
The newest, latest, and greatest in spray tans is the "weekend away" tan. In a move away from the L.A. Oompa-Loompas and perma-pumpkin folk, the "weekend away" tan is just a tiny bit of color. Subtle. Spotted all over the actresses at the BAFTAs (Kate Winslet, Audrey Tautou, Claire Danes, and Carey Mulligan), the low-key look was a bit of bronze on only those body parts that are directly and naturally hit by the sun. It wasn't intense color, either, but the amount you would get from a weekend trip. No weirdly bronzed armpits, no "Jersey Shore" all over day-glo, and none of the orange-brown residue left between your fingers. To get this look, it's all about going for the least deep spray color available and getting a real-live person to spray you (the booths will give you a solid, all-over tan). Ask to be sprayed only where the sun would naturally hit: upper arms, across the nose and cheeks, shoulders, etc. Perfect for spring, no?
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- The Frisky | Fashion – Tue, Mar 2, 2010 2:10 AM EST
IStockPhotoLike most people, I have a list of physical traits I really don't like about myself. I hesitate to use the word "hate," because that sounds so...I don't know - junior high, I guess, so I'll just say that I really don't like my receding chin, crooked fingers, thick hips and thin eyebrows (among other things). And while I can pretty much blame genetics for most of these shameful traits, I have only myself to blame for the state of my eyebrows. Back in college, they were much fuller, but then I started tweezing them with gusto (hey, it was the '90s!). More recently I started having them threaded on a regular basis and now they're thin, sparse lines that don't even trail to the corner of my eyes, but stop about halfway to where they should go. Still, I stop short (pun intended) at the idea of getting an eyebrow transplant. Yes, you read that right-an eyebrow transplant!
The pricey (about $5,400) - and one would assume, painful - technique is one of the latest in a long list ofRead More »from Sparse Brows: Would You Consider An Eyebrow Transplant?
- The Frisky | Healthy Living – Tue, Mar 2, 2010 1:49 AM EST
Americans may be diet-obsessed, but we've got nothing on French women. When American Vogue publishes a weight loss article, you won't hear the end of it for months. But in France, pick up any popular women's fashion magazine, and you'll find there's at least one diet-focused feature without fail. Oftentimes, these publications don't even try to attempt fake-holistic attitudes towards health. Take, for example, French Elle's review of the ridiculous Forking Diet, where you can only consume foods meant to be eaten with a fork.
The latest issue of French Grazia uncovers the "it diet" of the stars, which they refer to as "L'Air Fooding," and we'd translate as the "Air Diet." Citing Madonna's Dolce & Gabbana campaign, and other photos of celebs holding food to their mouths, but not eating it, the regime has everything to do with surrounding oneself with food, pretending to eat it, or convincing others they're eating. Is this a joke? Because we already know this much-used diet ofRead More »from Feasting On Nothing: French Women Go Crazy For The "Air Diet"
- The Frisky | Fashion – Thu, Feb 18, 2010 9:18 PM EST
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#1 - We're in the midst of Fashion Week and that means more than just pretty clothes and pretty people. It means we're walking in heels. A lot. Within a few days, even the most adept heel walker is feeling pain from the balls of her feet to, well, everywhere else. Join us in the quest for relatively comfy heels that work for everything from Fashion Week to your commute to the office. [$69, Libby Edelman, Victoria's Secret
#2 - Cole Haan and Nike have done a lovely thing: combined cute Cole Haan shoes with comfy Nike Air technology for a heel that's not nearly as torturous as most of its peers. [$328, Cole Haan ]
#3 - A medium-height, chunky heel will offer a decent amount of stability to your swagger. [$143, D&G, Forward ]
#4 - Eliminate all concern about pumps falling off mid-walk by going with a sturdy ankle boot instead. [$66, BCBGeneration, Dillard's ]
#5 - For dressy events (especially if there's going to be a lot of dancing), pick a
The video above is typical beer company fare-hot young thing applies beer flavored lip gloss, guy plants one on her because, well, bro, she's got beer on her lips. Is there a better way to get guys to make-out than put an alcoholic beverage on your lips? Clearly not, according to Heineken, at least in the world of advertising. Except that this whole situation is real-not just a man-dream-because the beer flavored gloss actually exists. ( And it's not the only bizarre-o gloss out there !) You can even buy it for just under five euros. Would you wear it? [ Heineken via BellaSugar ] The video above is typical beer company fare-hot young thing applies beer flavored lip gloss, guy plants one on her because, well, bro, she's got beer on her lips. Is there a better way to get guys to make-out than put an alcoholic beverage on your lips? Clearly not, according to Heineken, at least in the world of advertising. Except that this whole situation is real-not just a man-dream-because the beer
- The Frisky | Work + Money – Thu, Feb 11, 2010 11:56 PM EST
iStockphotoThe one-night stand is a great American tradition in which two people have awkward sex that both will regret immediately. Most people have had one or two one-night stands, and they're certainly a unique experience -- almost a rite of passage.Read More »from What Men Think During (And After) One-Night Stands
Like all rites of passages, one-night stands are shameful, awkward, and huge causes for celebration. Here's a look at what men are thinking during and after a single night of passion.
Stage One: Anticipation
Men anticipate one-night stands almost constantly. If we go to a library to check out a book, our minds envision various scenarios in which a one-night stand with the kindly 76-year-old librarian would be possible.
When an actual one-night stand starts to happen though, we're like dogs taking a car ride -- all sense flies out the window, and instead of acting like the calm, suave figures of our imaginations, we begin salivating and panting while running in circles.
Stage Two: Fear
Once the act has started, fear sets in, mainly fear that we