Wednesday, November 5, 2008

More Products No One Needs

Why oh why can't we learn to accept ourselves flaws and all? Could it be because companies like FlabuLess create products to make us even more insecure than we thought possible?

If neo-girdle manufacturers s like Spanx haven't properly constricted your right to let it all hang out and made you thoroughly insecure about every bump and jiggle, and if celebrities with shell-shocked Botox frozen faces haven't made you despise each and every laugh line, FlabuLess will cause you to lose your last shred of peace of mind. We can't believe it's true, but someone has invented an upper arm girdle. We suggest you shake what your momma gave you and avoid future products that scrape, nip or tuck away your right to flab- because we love you either way.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Because you can.
Because you should.
Because whether or not you're passionate one way or another it's the right thing to do.
(unless it's the left thing to do).
Vote for freedom.
Vote for choice - (whatever choice you make that is!)
Vote and be counted.
Vote because if you don't, you'll have no one to blame to for the next four years but yourself.
Then scoot on over to Ben and Jerry's or Starbucks for free yumminess as a reward for doing your civic duty.

Get off the computer now and

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Norma + Jeans (make a Marilyn out of me)

Hell froze over. Or close enough: I am actually going to step into a WalMart this week. Who knew that the place to stock up on TP, garden gloves and sensible briefs would attract a fashion following with a nothing-over-$20 line from Norma Kamali? It's like Joe the Plumber showing up in a Vanity Fair Young Hollywood issue.

Here's what's on offer: sassy, stretchy jersey separates in red, black, and leopard print. Cute patent satchels, clutches, and belts.  Iffy-looking "crop-length jog pants" and tunic sweatshirts. Organic cotton graphic tees (yay for the OC, boo for the uninspired graphics). In other words, it's a mixed bag, but one that also contains a pantsuit with jacket for under $40. 

With just a few days to go before election day, I'm voting for the jersey wrap dress and shirtdress -- easy on, easy off, and (next to diamonds, natch) a bouncy wrap dress is a girl's best friend. Just keep away from the subway grates....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

To Zirh With Love

Oh there's nothing sexier than a guy fresh from the shower. Zirh's new Warrior collection of shower gels was inspired by strong sexy rulers from centuries past like Alexander the Great one of our favorite ancient Greek kings. (okay, the only ancient Greek king we actually know anything about.) Your guy can learn some world history by reading the bottle. As far as the fragrances go, we've been swooning for Charlemagne - the scent not the ruler of the Franks. This fresh, icy scent conjures up memories of our own ancient past. $22.50 at

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Flutter, flutter...

Hi, I'm Melissa, and I'm a mascara junkie. ("Hi, Melissa!")

Seriously. I've worked my way through department store beauty counters -- I stock up during the free gift with purchase weeks, because I'm also a sucker for makeup freebies. And since mascara is my product without which I refuse to step outside, it makes sense to keep a stash in my bathroom cabinet. And purse. And travel bag. You get the idea. (Hey -- I can stop any time I want, you know.)

So you can imagine the be-still-my-beating-heart moment that happened when I saw this fine, fine promotion. Ten mascaras for $35! It's the best of Sephora, too -- minis of Smashbox, Tarte, Two-Faced, Urban Decay, Cargo, and more. A great way to sample stuff you've never tried. 

And don't blame me if you get hooked.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Glad Hands

A lot of people are going to be shaking a lot of hands over the next few months.

Between job interviews or holiday parties, your mitts are going to go through quite a workout. Prescriptives Intensive Rebuilding Hand Treatment lasts through multiple hand washings and works to combat crepiness, age spots and discolorations. $38.00 at Macys.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New York [Car Crash] Couture

While we may have perfected the art of snark amongst our nearest and dearest, we generally try to remain kind in all things editorial.

If something makes us break out or barf, we'll generally avoid mentioning it. That said, so mesmerized were we by the cringe-osity of New York Couture, that we couldn't help but comment.

Picture the tackiest of American Apparel crossed with the parts of the '80s that we'd most like to forget. Sprinkle in a liberal dose of tranny hooker chic, with a whiff of Carrie Bradshaw at her Patricia Fields worst and you're scratching the surface of this genuinely awful 'fashion' line.

We weren't exactly surprised to find out that Designer Cassie K. was a self-proclaimed "freak in high-school," or that she has no formal fashion training. It isn't that we don't get her scary need to seem shocking or even interesting, we just can't help but wonder how much money was invested in bringing this line to life (to laugh?). Styling, makeup and hair don't help much either.

Call us old fashioned, but we prefer fashion that flatters or at the very least makes a statement in a good or shocking way, not one that looks most appropriate on Halloween.

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