Getty ImagesThis week's Victoria's Secret fashion show featured nearly every type of undies on the runway, from sporty to sexy to girly. But the Telegraph is reporting that bondage-style bras and panties are flying off the shelves faster than any other style this season, thanks to the risque stage outfits worn by Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Um, happy holidays?
At London department store Selfridges, lingerie sales are up 20 percent. Helen Attwood, the store's head lingerie buyer thinks the bondage look has become more high-end (think racy brands like Agent Provocateur) and is influencing mainstream designs. "This winter S&M has gone couture," says Attwood. "To keep up with demand for lingerie with serious edge, we're about to launch our most expensive erotica yet. Sales of the sexiest designs of lingerie are already up 50 percent and we predict that this Christmas won't be white. It'll be black silk with a leather trim."
While we think it is nice to own a variety of lingerie for different occasions,
Getty ImagesThis week's Victoria's Secret fashion show featured nearly every type of undies on the runway, from sporty to sexy to girly. But the Telegraph is reporting that bondage-style bras and panties are flying off the shelves faster than any other style this season, thanks to the risque stage outfits worn by Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Um, happy holidays?Read More »from Bondage-style lingerie for the holidays? Really?
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For the nature-friendly girls on your list.
This one's for all my socially conscious beauty girls out there. You know who she is - she loves pampering beauty products as much as the next girl, but she's not willing to sacrifice the environment for the sake of looking pretty. Fortunately, she won't have to! Some of our favorite beauty products are mother nature approved... and just in time for the holidays.
Click through for the best eco-chic kits, suitable for all the pretty tree huggers on your holiday gifting list.
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- Glamour Magazine | Holiday Guide – Fri, Dec 3, 2010 12:10 AM EST
By Meredith Turits, Glamour magazine
OK, so when you're thinking "stocking stuffers" for a man, "beauty products" probably aren't the first things that come to mind. I hear ya. But before you move right along and spend time racking your brain the perfect goodies to give, consider these guy-approved gifts that are one part super-useful, one part totally quirky. Just see for yourself:Read More »from Holiday Gift Guide: 13 Manly Beauty Products to Stuff Into His Stocking
Check off your shopping list and support your favorite charity with these favorite finds sure to please any recipient.
Kenneth Cole sure is in a giving mood. First, he takes the traditional rain boot and gives it a motorcycle makeover. Second, he donates all net profits to The Awareness Fund (in partnership with AMFAR), which supports HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
Available at kennethcole.com, $98.
We love a casual tote that doubles as a weekend bag and triples as a good deed. MEND's cotton canvas version fits the bill: Each is sewn by a seamstress from Invisible Children, an organization that works to stop the use of child soldiers in Northern Uganda.
Available at invisiblechildren.com, $95.
You're not seeing double. For every pair sold, Warby Parker donates another set of its ever-cool glasses to Restoring Vision.Read More »from Do Your Holiday Shopping and Give Back to Charity
This year, give the fashionista on your list a gift she'll really love-without paying designer prices! Following are 15 in vogue accessories, books, and movies that are sure to impress the trendsetting luxe-lovers in your life!Read More »from 15 Fashionista-Friendly Gifts Under $15
Mad Men: The Illustrated World
Any fan of Mad Men, the hip drama series about the swinging '60s advertising world, will enjoy getting better acquainted with the personalities of Don, Betty, Pete, Rod, and others in this completely illustrated inquiry. Bonus: A set of sensational Joan paper dolls is included! $14.99 at ModCloth
Brass Knuckle Hot Lips Ring
If she's got a flair for the spotlight, this cheeky brass knuckle ring is sure to bring a smile to her face when she unwraps it. $14 at Fred Flare
Gipsy French Back Seam Tights
With tons of holiday soirees lined up on her calendar this season, the sophisticated stylist on your list will love pairing these classically designed tights with all of her party dresses. The exposed back seam adds just a hint of
Get festive, have fun, spread a little cheer and you can still keep it wallet-friendly during Hanukkah's 8 nights!
- PJ Gach, BettyConfidential.com
Chanukah, Hanukah, Hannukkah: however you spell it, the holiday starts tonight at sundown. Traditionally, Hanukkah gifts were meant to be small, inexpensive tokens given to family and friends. This year, with the economy still being crazy, it's smart not to go crazy buying over-the-top gifts. We've found great fun and useful gifts under $20!
Read on for cool gifts for everyone on your list. And please, please, please save a latke for me.
1. Fizztival of Lights ($19.95, lushusa.com). 8 fizzy peppermint bath bombs to keep you energized throughout the holiday season.
2. Godiva dark chocolate solid gems tube ($10, godiva.com). Forget about the traditional Hanukkah gelt; go upscale with this package of yummy blue-wrapped chocolate goodness instead.
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Good news for all of us style-savvy Cinderellas: There's a slew of sexy party dresses-with temptingly affordable price tags-to choose from this season. Whether you're ringing in the New Year or just making the most of '10, these'll help you kick up your heels in style.
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- BellaSugar | Holiday Guide – Tue, Nov 30, 2010 10:25 PM EST
Most gift givers have nothing but good intentions in mind when choosing gifts for their loved ones. Unfortunately, and mainly due to their inherent nature, some gifts can come off as unintentionally insulting. Here are 10 beauty items you might want to think twice about - or put on your list for the ultimate passive-aggressive frenemy gift.
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- Carol Belanger | Holiday Guide – Tue, Nov 30, 2010 10:06 PM EST
If you have never tried a bath bomb, you do not know what you are missing. They are easy to make and make great gifts for all occasion. Additionally, you can customize to your favorite fragrance and add moisturizing ingredients.
This is my first video and I hope to make more videos on making your own skin care products such as toners, lotions, etc. Hopefully as time goes on the videos will improve with practice.
So hope you enjoy this bath bomb video and I look forward to hearing from you!
For more skin care articles and skin care recipes visit Complete Skin Care Therapy
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