Archive for the ‘Looks’ Category

Five Sexist Trends the Advertising World Just Can’t Shake

January 11, 2009

Alex Leo

Posted December 8, 2008 | 02:58 PM (EST)

This was a big year for women: The first serious female presidential candidate, the first predominately female state senate, the first female Top Chef. Yet the advertising world has not caught up to the advances of half our population and continues to use stereotypes and violence to prey on our most vile desires. Here are the worst of them–the trends that won’t die despite our cultural outrage, and personal boredom. (more…)

How to make your eyelashes look longer

July 14, 2008

Use this technique when applying mascara and your lashes will look longer.


Difficulty: Easy


First, make sure you’re using the right mascara. You need not spend a fortune. I like Loreal’s Lash Out mascara, but there are lots of good brands out there in a wide range of prices.


Now it’s time for the trick. Using the end of the mascara wand, touch just the tips of your lashes with mascara. Let dry.

Now apply mascara as usual to the entire length of your lashes. The tips of your lashes will have a little extra bulk to give them more oomph.

How to maintain young-looking skin

July 14, 2008

Maintaining beautiful skin doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are a few ways you can keep your skin looking young and healthy without breaking your budget.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:

  • petroleum jelly
  • warm used tea bags
  • lemon juice
  • water


Petroleum Jelly can keep your skin smooth and soft. Before you go to bed at night put some petroleum jelly under your eyes, your neck, dab a little on your eyelids and rub it on your hands. You can put it on the rest of your body as well.


Sleep on your back. This will keep your cheeks from being smashed against your pillow which can lead to wrinkles and folds on your face. Many women who look much younger than their years say they maintain their youthful glow by sleeping on their back.


Close your eyes and put warm used tea bags on your eyelids. This can reduce swelling around the eyes and give you that “fresh face” look.


Rub lemon juice on your face. This can even out your skin tone and blend in any discolorations.


Drink plenty of water. This will help your skin retain its moisture.


Where are the fashion police when you need them?

July 10, 2008

By: Dahlia Rideout (Little_personView Profile)

Sometimes it seems fashion is deliberately ugly, garish, and unflattering. The French even have a word for it—“jolie laide” (a woman who is both beautiful and ugly). However there’s nothing beautiful about these six fashions.

Uggs: I can’t think of a worse fate for women’s shoe fashion. Unless your name is “Bride of Sasquatch,” save the Uggs for house slippers—when nobody’s looking.

The Tent Dress: For a a few hundred years, dresses were designed to flatter the body until someone decided to screw it all up with something called a “Tent Dress.” This dress only works if you’re a cute three-year-old toddler—or Angelina Jolie.

Harem Pants: Two words: M.C. Hammer. I’m also including the occasional riding pants.

Shants: Sheer Pants. I have no words to explain this horror.

Jumpsuits: Some things are just better off in two pieces. The jumpsuit never really died, rather it’s been living in purgatory, constantly haunting us.

Crocs: Only to be worn by children under eight … otherwise can be used as birth control.


June 23, 2008