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January 21, 2009

Michelle Obama White Dress

I know that Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president, because that was all there was on television yesterday, but what was waaaaaaay more important than that was the dress that Michelle Obama decided to wear to the inauguration balls.

Michelle Obama decided on a white (or ivory, or eggshell) dress designed by Jason Wu and she looked, dare I say, lovely in it. I say "dare I say" because I know that all the morning talk shows are going to disect the outfit Michelle Obama wore as though it reflects how the next 4 years are going to go.

Michelle Obama looked conservative with a hint of sexy and Barack Obama, well, I think we're all thinking the same thing about him. Let's just hope he's not a fan of cigars... so what did you think of Michelle Obama's white dress?

December 11, 2008

Kevin Allwood Cashmere Coat

This is the mother of all winter coats, or perhaps her hotter, younger sister. It is one of the most beautiful winter coats I have ever seen and I'm sure you'll agree that this winter coat would make any woman feel sexy from head to toe.

With beige recycled fur trim and 100% cashmere, this coat is your answer to the ultimate in luxury. With a slim silhouette, it hugs the body in all the right places and easily gives winter the finger with the warmth and comfort it provides. Timelessly elegant.

Cost: $3,800 (knee length) $4,600 (down to ankle - not shown)
Where to get it: -

December 1, 2008

Geri Halliwell Wears a See-Through Dress

Geri Halliwell has become irrelevant ever since she left the Spice Girls... hell, all the Spice Girls are irrelevant ever since they left the Spice Girls. But Geri Halliwell left the group first so she's the most irrelevant.

So in an effort to get people talking, and believe me it's working, Geri Halliwell decided to don a bright red dress without underwear on and the dress happened to blow up due to the wind and reveal her entire ass. No, I'm not kidding.

Geri Halliwell decided to wear this virtually transparent dress to the Children's BAFTA ceremony in London. No, I'm not kidding. It seems that Geri Halliwell feels incredibly sexy at events where children are involved.

November 25, 2008

Beyonce's Weird Sunglasses

Beyonce is usually a trend setter with her elegant ad sometimes very provocative style. But it looks like Beyonce is taking fashion tips from her disaster of a sister Solange Knowles.

Beyonce was seen sporting sunglasses made of "fringes." Remember fringe jackets in the '80s? Yeah, like that. I have no idea what was going through her head... maybe she did it on a dare, or maybe somebody paid Beyonce $1 million to don them.

Either way, would be caught dead in these Beyonce sunglasses? Yeah, me neither.

October 16, 2008

Tooth Whitening Listerine Dissolving Strips

Have you ever tried whitening your teeth at home? It's usually a very time restricting endeavor. So I was excited to try a self-dissolving strip by Listerine that promises to white teeth without any harsh abrasives or annoying tooth sensitivity.

So I tried out these Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips because they were sent to me for free, not because I actively went out and bought them, and they live up to their end of the bargain for the most part. They're easy to apply, and don't come with any gel or bulky trays. The instruction were easy to follow. And there's nothing to remove when the Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips are finished doing their thing.

And, most importantly, they do make a noticeable difference in the whiteness of the teeth. You can even carry on a conversation with the Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips on and no one will notice.

They don't taste bad and your mouth will feel so clean once your done. However, unlike what the Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips advertise, you do have to brush and rinse after using the Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips. Or, at the very least, rinse.

Overall, the Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips are great and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to whiten their teeth. If you have incredibly sensitive teeth to begin with though, I wouldn't recommend the Listerine Whitening Quick Dissolving Strips, or any whitening agent for that matter.

August 19, 2008

Fall 2008 Makeup Trends

By Danielle Lemay

Fall 2008 makeup is all about being bold and looking as sexy as can be. That said, here are 4 items you simply can't do without this season, so head out as soon as you can and prepare to look hot as the weather cools down.

Fall 2008 makeup trend #1
Dark lipstick

I know that we've been keeping it subtle around the mouth for a while not, but it's time to kick it up a bit and get with the high drama lips. And no, I don't mean for you to start wearing that nasty orange-red lipstick from the '90s.

Rather, go for a glossy dark shades like Smashbox's Wicked Lovely Lip Gloss in Sultry. If you still aren't a big fan of the dark colors, you can start out light and glossy with other colors like Coy or Sweet and work your way to Sultry at your own pace. I know you can do it.

Recommended: Smashbox's Wicked Lovely Lip Gloss in Sultry

Fall 2008 makeup trend #2
Dark eyeshadow
Fall 2008's eyes are all about glamour and deeper shades of grey. Of course, you needn't look like a raccoon throughout the day, but when it's time to head out on the town on a Friday night, you can coat your lashes with a pewter-colored powder that will bring out the sexy vixen in you.

So invest your hard earned dollars in NARS' duo eyeshadows in Paris or Pandora, but again, you don't have to live by the trends religiously; if you know that grays don't suit you, don't force the issue - but use this season to try something new anyway.

Recommended: NARS' duo eyeshadows in Paris or Pandora

Fall 2008 makeup trend #3
Shiny, healthy skin
I don't know of a time when craters were the "in" trend, but I do know that the matte look has taken a backseat to fall 2008's more luminous look. I have to warn you, though, this look is not for women who have deep lines and wrinkles on their faces; the luminous look will only make you look older.

For the rest of you, Shiseido offers up a handy little kit that promises to help your face shine its brightest and look its best no matter where you venture. The combination of products promise to diminish dark spots, freckles, and dullness, and reveal a bright, healthy complexion.

Recommended: Shiseido White Lucent Brighten Up Eye Kit

Fall 2008 makeup trend #4
Long, thick lashes
No eye looks right without long, lushes, uber-feminine lashes and what better way to get those perfect lashes than with the right mascara? Say goodbye to clumpy, dumpy lashes and say hello to a mascara that grips onto the lashes from root to tip and elongates what you were born with.

Sold exclusively at Sephora, Givenchy's Phenomen'Eyes Mascara will give you the perfect, sexy eyes you've been longing for, without making you look like you lumped 5 pounds worth of mascara on.

Recommended: Givenchy's Phenomen'Eyes Mascara

August 1, 2008

Ugliest Shoes Ever

I'm pretty open-minded when it comes to shoes and like to think that I can pull off just about any shoe thrown my way. But these shoes are, by far, the ugliest shoes I have ever seen.

But I can just see all the strippers investing in these, thinking that they'll become all the rage. And is it just me, or do they look like they were made at Ikea? Those clever bastards think of everything.

July 30, 2008

Handbag Of The Day - Red Mahala Faux Leather Satchel

In all honesty, you'd have to be crazy or ridiculously rich to spend $1500 on a purse that will go out of style by season's end. It just doesn't make any sense, really. Which is why is offering up look-alikes that will knock your socks off (hopefully you're not wearing any anyway during the summer months) and make you feel like spending more cash on your wardrobe.

Please say hello to this red faux leather, Jimmy Choo-inspired purse. While the original Jimmy Choo will run you upwards of $1595, this red little number will only dent your wallet by just over $50.

With a magnetic strap closure, silver tone hardware, interior zipper pocket, and pockets for your cell phone and sunglasses, how could you ask for anything more? Oh, and it's not real leather, which makes all the cows happy, too.

Cost: $51.99
Where to get it:
Coupon code: summer08 (10% off)

July 2, 2008

10 Ridiculous Hair Myths

By Danielle Lemay

Growing up, I was always told to avoid cutting my hair during that time of the month because it wouldn’t turn out right and I’ll end up with bad hair until I cut it again.

Of course, that, like most other advice I was given by friends, turned out to be a load of crap. And that wasn’t the only advice I was given regarding my hair. So I made it a point to come up with the most commonly discussed myths among women and dispel the majority of them.

So read on to find out if some of the hair myths (or what you may believe to be the truth until now) you’ve heard in the past are here and what the truth really is.

Hair myths #1
If you remove 1 gray, 2 will grow
I can’t tell you how many people have told me this myth. That’s not to say I have thousands of gray hairs, mind you, just that I always volunteer to pluck out that one lone gray hair every time I spot it on my 30-something friends’ heads. According to the “remove one two will grow” logic, no matter the color of hair, if you pull one out, two will grow back, so thin-haired people should remove all their hair and expect twice the hair to grow back. Yeah, I don’t think so.

Hair myths #2
A hairdresser can fix split ends
Split ends are here to stay. There’s nothing you can do about it, besides cutting your hair before you actually get them. Once a hair is split, that’s the end of it. You need to cut it off. Even if you glued your split ends together, that wouldn’t fix the problem, it would just look like, well, like you had a There’s Something About Mary “gel” moment.

Hair myths #3
Brushing your hair is good
Brushing your hair should be avoided at all costs. If you must brush your hair, use natural bristled-brushes, flip your hair in front of your face and brush from the nape of your neck to the ends. Don’t ever brush your hair when it’s wet. You’re better off using your fingers to detangle your hair. Brushing your hair causes breaking and split ends. And you cannot repair split ends (see number 2).

Hair myths #4
Washing your hair daily will keep it healthy

Ever since I began washing my hair every five days, it looks healthier than ever, and it even styles more easily. Of course, if you sweat a lot during your days (gym, manual labor, chasing kids around the house) then you may want to wash it every two or three days, but washing your hair every day, especially with a chemical-heavy shampoo, will rob it of essential oils that are produced naturally.

Hair myths #5
Dyeing your hair will cause premature grays
Hair goes gray due to aging and inherited factors and there is absolutely no evidence to support the myth that dyeing your hair will cause it to go gray at a younger age. Hair loses color because it stops producing melanin, the pigment that creates your hair color.

Hair myths #6
Dandruff is caused by dry scalp

Dandruff is caused by the shedding of dead skin cells and is actually most prevalent in areas of the head where grease glands are not only widespread, but most active.

Hair myths #7
Full moon haircuts will make it grow faster
It was believed that cutting your hair during certain phases of the moon would cause it to grow faster or slower, and even dictate whether or not it would maintain its luster. Of course, science has proven otherwise. The moon affects the ocean, but that’s about it.

Hair myths #8
You need to change shampoo every 2 months

Your hair cannot tell the difference between shampoos or conditioners, so if you have a favorite shampoo, you can use it for the rest of your life without problem. It is recommended, however, to use a clarifying shampoo every two or three weeks if you have very oily hair.

Hair myths #9
Cutting hair makes it grow longer & stronger

I know, I know, every time you cut your hair it looks and feels stronger and you just know it grows better. The thing is, cutting off the ends of your hair makes it look thicker because you’re chopping off split and weak ends, but there really is no truth to it growing stronger once it’s cut.

Hair myths #10
Lemon juice & sunshine will lighten hair
Although you might believe that squeezing a lemon into your hair and lying in the sun will lighten your hair, the truth is it doesn’t. A combination of lemon juice and sunshine will dry and damage your hair, however.

Keep your hair healthy

So now you know what your hair does and does not need. So the next time someone urges you to cut your hair during a full moon or your mother tells you that dyeing your hair will make you go gray, give them this article and swing your hair while you walk off.

June 21, 2008

Full Lips - 7 Ways To Get The Look

By Danielle Lemay

Most of us aren’t blessed with full lips like Angelina Jolie’s, nor would most of us want them (I don’t know about you, but they would completely take over my face). Nevertheless, considering that lip size has been linked to sexual attraction, it’s always good to have that fuller lips look going for you.

Of course, you don’t want to look like you just stepped out of a lip-injection party, either. So here’s how to achieve full lips without needles… or ass fat.

Invest in a high quality lip balm
Balm, unlike gloss, is used to help turn your lips into healthy, full lips by treating cracks and peeling. Apply it to your lips and make sure to dab it with a tissue afterwards, just in case you’re anything like me and lob the stuff on like it was a snack.

Suggested brands:
Burt's Bees Beeswax
Fresh Sugar Lip Balm (with SPF 15)
Benefit Lipscription
NARS’ Lip Therapy

Use a lip liner
I know, I know, when you hear the words “lip liner” you immediately imagine old The Jenny Jones Show episodes where she had on those rebellious Latina girls with dark brown lip liner and some light colored lipstick, which essentially made them look like they had mustaches.

But I’m not talking about using a lip liner that can double as a mustache tracer; the lip liner you want to invest in blends with your lip color. For example, if your lips have a naturally pink hue, you would purchase, you guessed it, a pink-hued lip liner.

Your objective, when using lip liner, is to define your lips. So don’t draw a new pair or make a crooked line. Simply shape the outline of your newly full lips and fix any tiny asymmetries.

(Note: Remember to purchase an appropriate-sized sharpener to go with your new lip pencil.)

Suggested brands:
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
Givenchy Lip Lip Lip! Liner
Stila Lip Pencil

Apply some gloss
You knew this was coming. While shine is not cool on other parts of your face, it is so good for your lips’ image. Not only does a lip gloss make your lips look incredibly kissable, it manages to add a fullness effect that your lips would not otherwise have.

Note that if you purchase a gloss, chances are that your long strands of hair will get stuck to your lips when the wind blows said strands onto your lips. But hey, no one said that having full lips was a simple task.

Suggested brands:
Dior Addict Ultra Gloss
Du Wop Lip Venom
Fusion Beauty LipFusion Lip Plump

Add a dash of white shimmer
You may have been doing the three aforementioned steps for ages and are thinking, Hey, wait a minute, she didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know. But did you know that adding a touch of white shimmer to your lips can make the difference between nice lips and kissable, full lips?

Although you can use a white shimmer eye shadow, I recommend investing in some white shimmer lipstick instead. This way, you can apply the lipstick anywhere you are.

The secret to perfecting this trick is to apply the white shimmer right smack dab in the middle of your lips on the lower and upper lip. Be sure not to rub your full lips sideways after application.

Suggested brands:
MAC Glaze in Bubbles
NARS Lip Lacquer in Galactica
Sephora Gloss Lipstick in Sheer White Pearl

Apply your fuller lips

I see women in washrooms all over the world applying their lipstick in 3 seconds flat and not paying much mind to what they’re doing, but I believe that applying make up is a very sensual experience and you should be very aware of what it is you are doing.

That said, when you’re preparing to leave the house tomorrow, dedicate some time to prepping your lips and before you know it, they’ll be looking so sensuous that someone will ask you if they can kiss your full lips.

Until next time, make it up.

June 4, 2008

Handbag Of The Day - Yellow Hollie Faux Leather Hobo

A handbag that is sure to brighten any mood and any outfit, the Yellow Hollie Faux Leather Hobo will put a kick into your step and add some style to any outfit. With a top zip closure to keep your unmentionables safe and brass hardware, it's hard to imagine living your life without such a beautiful springy purse, isn't it? Measures in at 14.5L x 8.5H x 3.5W inches.

Cost: $43.99
Where to get it:
Coupon code: stim08

May 5, 2008

Handbag Of The Day - Black Patent Leather Purse

For those of you who prefer to leave the house carrying at least half your stuff with you, this is the perfect handbag made just for that. With removable shoulder straps and a top zip closure, you can pack in the world and feel confident that no one will yank it away from you.

Add to all that specific pockets for your mobile phone and sunglasses and you have got yourself the perfect handbag for any occasion. Especially one for a very necessary happy hour with the girls. Just ask Paris Hilton, Ashlee Simpson, Rihanna and Katie Holmes. Okay, maybe not Katie.

Cost: $44.99
Where to get it:
Coupon Code: mom08

April 3, 2008

Handbag Of The Day - Jimmy Choo Inspired Purse

This is one hot Jimmy Choo-inspired purse. Made with faux leather material and silver-toned hardware, this purse boasts an extended tab with a push-lock closure to ward off pickpockets (or pickpurses in this case). Measuring in at 10L x 4.5H x 2W inches, this is the perfect spring accessory. Available in brown, red, white, and yellow.

Cost: $36.99
Where to get it:
Coupon code: aprsale (10% discount)

March 28, 2008

Handbag Of The Day - Canvas Stripe Ring Tote

Just in time for spring, this tidy-looking handbag will easily keep you organized and looking trendy this season. Boasting all man-made materials and measuring in at 11"H x 12.5"W x 4.5"D, this bag has enough space for your lip gloss, iPhone, keys, and gum, and won't have you rummaging around for hours trying to find what you need.

With navy and white horizontal stripes, light brown leather trim and a secure lock, you can bet that you will be getting looks from the boys and compliments from the girls when you carry this handbag around.

LadyThrills readers get 50% off orders.

Cost: $129.99
Where to get it:
Coupon Code: 50THRILL

March 14, 2008

Stylish Yoga Shoes

By Ellen Shear

When it comes to yoga shoes, whether you use them for actual yoga or just to spend your day walking around in them, more often than not, your objective is comfort. And if you’re anything like me, you’re tired of putting on those bulky running shoes with those all-too-colorful stripes.

Lucky for us, today’s stylish yoga shoes allow for both comfort and style without our having to wonder what the hell we’re going to wear with pink-striped shoes.

Keep in mind, however, that casual yoga shoes are not meant for strenuous exercise or running. The following shoes are meant for casual strolls in a mall or a romantic walk with the man you want to spend your life with. And, of course, yoga and pilates.

Note: All shoes can be found at

Puma Criatura Strap
These yoga shoes are not just stylish, with their blue leather and unique closure; they’re also incredibly comfortable.

These shoes offer a low-profile silhouette and assure easy functionality, allowing you to slip them on in seconds and be on your way.

Whether or not you take yoga, these shoes will make you feel so lightweight, you’ll think you can fly (just don’t try it).

Adidas Yoga Vario Suede
With their very pleasant (and unmistakably Adidas) design, these gorgeous shoes offer a direct-injected outsole for favorable fit and comfort, and their suede leather look will leave your friends wondering if they’re sleek or sporty.

Although you probably can’t tell just from looking at the picture, these yoga shoes are incredibly light, and if you want to live it up a little, other colors available include pink with gray stripes or vice versa. Get yourself a pair today.

Reebok Classic Zan-Chi
With a soft fabric lining and smooth leather upper with contrast stitching, these shoes were designed to ensure a customized and comfortable fit every time.

Because the cushioned soles are designed for all day comfort, these shoes allow for maximum flexibility, so when you finally decide to take that Power Yoga class, you don’t have to go barefoot.

Fila Performance Elementi
Created with the yoga enthusiast in mind, the materials used to create the Elementi (coconut micro-fiber and memory foam) work together to provide relief from foot and leg pain.

With their leather upper and mesh detailing, these shoes also allow for easy entry, which is great if you’re always on the run.

Asics Enstacy
Weighing in at a measly 5 ounces each, these aesthetically pleasing shoes may not restore harmony into your life (that’s what Enstacy means), but whatever drama you may be dealing with, these shoes will keep you looking good while you work it all out.

With their pale pink hue and pretty but not-too-girly design, these shoes would make the perfect addition to yoga pants and a sexy little tank top.

Fila Performance Incanto
Just by looking at this shoe, you can tell that its inspiration came from the ballet shoe. What sets these shoes apart is the fact that they’re infused with essential oils, and offer up the benefits of Aromatherapy. And if that weren’t enough, they even contain aloe vera to moisturize your feet while you wear them.

Made with nappa leather, these low-profile lookers provide comfort, moisture and a pleasant odor, things you normally wouldn’t expect from a pair of shoes, huh?

If the yoga shoes fit

Strappy sandals are sexy, no doubt, but the right pair of yoga shoes, coupled with an outfit that shows off all your curves can serve to make many a man salivate as you walk on by in your sleek new shoes.

Work it, girl.

March 4, 2008

Handbag of the Day - Hamptons Style Tote

By August Gertz

Just in time for spring, this black Hamptons style tote designer-inspired handbag will inspire you to head out for a whole new spring wardrobe.

With a top zip closure and silver-tone hardware, this Coach-inspired purse fits everything from your cell phone to your mascara and won't run you $400, but rather less than $50.

And if you buy it before April 30, 2008, you will receive a 10% discount. Every woman looks good in a discount, so order today before they're all gone.

Cost: $48.99
Where to get it:
Coupon code: spring08

February 21, 2008

Stylish Flat Shoes

By Ellen Shear

2008 is the year of flat shoes and, for most women, that is a godsend if there ever was one. Flat shoes are not only comfortable; this season they come in a variety of styles and colors that would excite any woman.

This year’s flat shoes styles include both ballerina and peep toe varieties, and the colors that are all the rage range from green, yellow and pink to red and cobalt blue. Of course, black and white are the staples for most women’s summer wardrobes, and you can feel free to stick with what makes you most comfortable.

So if you’re raring to get yourself a pair, or 3, of this summer’s flat shoes extraordinaire, let’s get moving on the styles available.

Flat shoes design #1
Available in light green, light yellow, red, black, and white, these adorable and uber-comfortable flats will take you from the street to the office, all the while ensuring high-quality comfort and sleek design.

Wear them with: A long flowing skirt, Capri pants (no, they will never go out of style) or casual jeans. Just avoid overmatching (a monochrome green all over is just not flattering).

Flat shoes design #2
Metallics are taking over this summer, although these shoes come in both silver and black (for those of us not yet willing to take the Martian plunge). With an original suede-tip finish and a faux bow, these shoes offer up a snug fit without sacrificing style.

Wear them with: Short shorts and a tank or casual jeans and a T-shirt.

Flat shoes design #3

With lace detailing and 10 laces across the top, these ballet flats provide a more elegant look for the woman who wants to dress up her gams without the pain of high heels. Available in bone, pink, light beige, and black, these stylish and delicate looking shoes will have you prancing around wherever you go.

Wear them with: Anything from a flirty knee-high skirt to loose-fitting Capris.

Flat shoes design #4

Easily one of the hottest flat shoes this season, these sexy lace up flat shoes flatter both the foot and the ankle, and create the look of a long, lean leg. Although they’re only available in beige, this really is the most flattering color for these shoes, as they express a subtle feel and a very feminine appeal.

Wear them with: A knee high skirt or a pair of loose fitting shorts.

Flat shoes design #5

These Victorian inspired, lace crocheted ballerina flat shoes dark brown, bone and black, will impress both you and anyone who takes notice. And considering how stylish they are, you can bet that just about everyone will.

Wear them with: A bohemian skirt and top or cut off jeans.

Flat shoes for summer

This year’s flat shoes will keep women in better moods because we all know that comfortable feet make for a happy woman, so get out there and get walking in your newfound comfort.


February 15, 2008

6 Hair Removal Methods

By Danielle Lemay

Considered the bane of most women’s existence (next to cellulite, of course), unwanted hair is a problem that we all deal with in some form or other. Luckily there are hair removal methods that can help us virtually eradicate it.

Now while some women are blessed with nothing more than sporadic hair on their legs, others aren’t so lucky and have to contend with sideburns and back hair.

That said, here are some hair removal methods, their pros and cons, and how much these hair removal methods will cost you.

Hair removal method #1

By far the most popular method for removing unwanted body hair, shaving involves a razor and cream, and perhaps a hot running shower.

Pros: Shaving is cheap, fast and can be done without the need of a professional.
Cons: The hair grows back quickly, and stubble can be felt almost hours later, depending on how long you’ve been shaving.
How long it lasts: Up to 2 days
Cost: Less than $10, even with a great razor.

Hair removal method #2

Some women swear by waxing; a process that involves placing heated wax on a patch of unwanted hair, then placing a cloth over the wax, patting it down, and yanking it off in the opposite direction of the hair growth.

Pros: Waxing can be done at home and body hair will eventually become thinner and thinner so that it’s less noticeable. It’s also great for removing dead skin cells.
Cons: It’s painful. There’s a huge potential for ingrown hairs and red pimple-like growths. As well, if you overheat the wax, you can burn yourself pretty badly. Sun should be avoided for at least 48 hours afterwards. Hair needs to be 1/8 of an inch long before waxing can be effective. Finally, there are times when your body just won’t respond well to waxing (menstrual period), and for some women, inflicting such pain on themselves is difficult, thus forcing them to enlist the help of a professional.
How long it lasts: 3 to 8 weeks.
Cost: Between $8 (at home) to $300 (professional)

Hair removal method #3

Depilatories contain an alkaline chemical that dissolves the protein structure of the hair, resulting in its separation from the skin. Popular depilatory creams include Neet and Nair.

Pros: Relatively cheap and quick, taking no more than 4 to 15 minutes.
Cons: They may cause serious skin rashes and even third degree burns. Hair needs to be a certain length for it to work at its full capacity. May increase acne and ingrown hairs.
How long it lasts: Up to 7 days
Cost: $4 to $8 a bottle

Hair removal method #4

Electrolysis involves using current electrical techniques done with multiple-needle machines. There are other machines that use a combination of electricity and heat (thermolysis) to destroy hair follicles.

Pros: Designed to rid the body of hair. Great for facial hair.
Cons: Removing each hair can take anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes to remove. Requires a series of treatments, which can last up to a year and get very expensive.
How long it lasts: Up to 6 weeks
Cost: $60 to $100 an hour

Hair removal method #5

With constant improvements being made, laser hair removal involves using a laser beam of light to remove multiple follicles of hair.

Pros: It’s pretty fast. The results are permanent, with many women reporting 80% of hair disappearing after 2 visits. Although expensive, it is permanent.
Cons: It’s painful. Not everyone can do it; the best candidates have dark hair and light skin. A series of treatments may be required.
How long it lasts: 2 months after first visit.
Cost: Up to $3000 a year

Hair removal method #6
Prescribed by doctors, Vaniqa is a topical cream that contains eflornithine hydrochloride and is used to inhibit the growth of unwanted facial hair.

Pros: Because there aren't many recommended methods of hair removal for the face, this is a great alternative.
Cons: It’s not permanent. You have to wait upwards of 8 weeks to see an improvement.
How long it lasts: As long as you keep using it, and up to 8 weeks after you discontinue use.
Cost: $60

Hair removal methods

With constant improvements being made every day, you no longer have to settle for stubbly legs or unwanted hair period. Now you can get those silky-looking gams… as long as you have the money for it.

February 6, 2008

8 Stylish Toy Dog Carriers

By August Gertz

There’s nothing quite like an adorable little dog to make you love life and feel like all is right with the world. And when you are the proud owner of one of these adorable pets, it’s only fitting that you want to take them with you everywhere you go. And luckily, toy dog carriers are both practical and stylish enough to take with you just about everywhere you go.

Toy dog carriers come in all shapes and sizes, depending on your little pooch, of course, and you can spend the entire day fussing over your little baby while you shop, meet up with friends and go for walks.

Toy dog carriers #1
Juicy Couture

In bright red velour with a white trim, or green and pink, this Juicy Couture bag will have your pooch living it up in style. The silver hardware adds some flair and keeps your dog entertained, while the silver J tags and Juicy logo will let everyone know your style preferences.

This toy dog carrier features a zip-back top opening, a heart-shaped window, to allow ventilation for your pup, an inside safety harness, extra pockets for all your (and your dog’s) stuff, a removable shoulder strap and removable cushion. And don’t worry; if you’re heading out on a flight, this bag is in flight approved.

Cost: $325
Dog weight: 10 pounds (bowling bag) to 12 pounds (satchel)
Where to get it:

Toy dog carriers #2
Bella Paris Dog Carrier
It goes with anything you wear and provides high fashion and incredible comfort for you doggy. The Lucy bag is the ultimate toy dog carrier for you and your pet. With a sophisticated feel and understated appeal, the Bella Paris Dog Carrier features all the essentials you need in a toy dog carrier.

With mesh panels on either side, you never have to worry if your dog is getting enough air, and the two magnetic snap close cargo pockets make it easy to store plastic bags and your electronics.

Cost: $110
Dog weight: Up to13 pounds
Where to get it:

Toy dog carriers #3
Satin Quilted
This stylish satin quilted black pet carrier is ideal for carrying your dog around with you everywhere you go. Of course, because it does not have a zip up top, those around you will notice your adorable little pup and may want to approach (which isn’t such a bad thing if he happens to 6’2” and gorgeous).

With an inside clasp to secure your dog and adjustable shoulder straps to ensure your comfort, you will never have to leave your baby at home again. Also available in pink and blue.

Cost: $85
Dog weight: 4 to 10 pounds
Where to get it:

Toy dog carriers #4
LuLus Dance Card
If you and your dog are dainty, this toy dog carrier is just what the vet ordered. With a black satin finish and ivory satin band and bow, this toy dog carrier boasts a mesh window with roll-up shade, an inside safety strap, a microfiber bottom, and chrome-plated LuLu Jane charms.

And if you really love this toy dog carrier, you can also get yourself the handbag to go with for $35 (or get both for $120).

Cost: $90
Dog weight: Up to 8 pounds
Where to get it:

Toy dog carriers #5
Mandarin Gold by Celltei
Designed to resemble your silhouette, the soft black strap is made of leather and the fabric is 100% Indian silk, sewn by hand. The Velcro closure opens to show off a faux fur lining that will make your pup feel like its in heaven.

If all that weren’t fantastic enough, the golden mesh webbing that’s on the back and designed for your baby’s ventilation is absolutely gorgeous.

Cost: $400
Dog weight: 4 to 12 pounds
Where to get it:

Toy dog carriers #6
Mediterranean Leather Carrier

With its understated light green and blue coloring, this leather toy dog carrier is great for those days when you just don’t want anyone to know that you’re carrying your pooch around with you.
It zippers up on both sides and snaps securely. Also safe for travel, this purse will keep you looking fashionable and happy that your dog is living large in a roomy, fur-lined bag.

Cost: $325
Dog weight: Up to 8 pounds
Where to get it:

Toy dog carriers #7
Canini Nina

Those designer toy dog carrier is made from pebble embossed leather and comes in an azure blue combination mixed with brown and brown lining. With ventilation on 3 sides and a dual zipper rollup window, your pup will be pleased as punch in its miniature mansion.

As for the inside, the Canini Nina bag has stain resistant cotton lining and removable fuax fur padding. And to ensure your dog stays put, a collar latch will keep it from jumping out and away.

Cost: $275
Dog weight: Up to 10 pounds
Where to get it:

Toy dog carriers #8
Park Avenue Leather Dog Carrier
With hand-painted leather and stamped with a mock crocodile pattern, this pink and red designer toy dog bag offers up 2 side vents, a side pocket and 2 zipper ends, providing you with both style and function.

People will definitely take notice when you strut around the city with your pup in this beautiful leather carrier.

Cost: $345
Dog weight: Up to 10 pounds
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Toy dog carriers to go

While some toy dog carriers can run you a pretty penny, you know that you’re adorable little bunny is worth every cent, and then some. So get yourself a long-lasting and stylish toy dog carrier and you and your pooch will be living it up in style.

January 17, 2008

Lip Gloss - 7 Essentials

By Danielle LeMay

In recent years, lip gloss has become the new lipstick, replacing the once blunt colors with brilliant, shiny, plumped up lips.

Unfortunately, there are so many lip gloss options out there now, that it’s difficult to figure out which ones are best and which ones leave you with nothing more than sticky, smudged lips.

Luckily, it wasn’t too difficult to find some of the best lip gloss money could buy because it seems that the cosmetics companies really know what they’re doing when it comes to lip gloss nowadays.

So whether you want to plump your lips up, make them shine, or give them a slight hue, here are the perfect lip glosses that will do just that.

Lip gloss #1
Lip Fusion

Used as a standalone, or under or over lipstick, Lip Fusion’s goal is to plump your lips while simultaneously adding shine.

Using marine collagen micro spheres, your lips will swell within seconds of application and the results may be seen upwards of 48 hours.

The best part is that it’s completely transparent so it can serve to enhance your lips and any lipstick you want to wear. Or, you can opt to go nude and let your swollen lips shine at their best.

Approximate cost: $35

Lip gloss #2
Dior Gourmette
If you’re the kind of woman who carries nothing around with her but her lip gloss, then you’re going to love Dior Gourmette.

Disguised as a silver bracelet with the Dior logo, underneath the logo hide two lip gloss shades – pink shimmer and light bronze shimmer – that can be applied easily and discreetly.

Approximate cost: $70

Lip gloss #3
Nars Lip Gloss
A simple-looking tube and sponge wand provide both enough shine and color (the gloss comes in a variety of colors) to last you through dinner.

With unique names like Orgasm, Boogie Nights and Dirty Shame, there is definitely a hue that’s perfect for your beautiful lips.

Approximate cost: $25

Lip gloss #4
Laura Mercier Lip Glace

A transparent high-shine gloss that can be worn alone or over lipstick, Lip Glace gives your lips that glassy-looking shine in an instant.

The drawback is that if your hair is down, it may get stuck to your lips. So this gloss is best worn on days when you opt for an up-do.

Approximate cost: $20

Lip gloss #5
Bare Escentuals Mood Lips Lip Palette

Containing five translucent colors – red pearl, turquoise pearl, orange pearl, silver pearl, and violet pearl – the palette will transform your lipstick shades or can be worn on their own.

Made with lavender essential oil, antioxidant agents like green tea and pomegranate extracts, and shea butter, the palette is a must-have for any woman with problem lips.

And if the palette itself weren’t enough, the case comes with a mirror and a brush for your application pleasure.

Approximate cost: $25

Lip gloss #6
Pout Lip Gloss

Infused with peppermint, Pout cools the lips and makes them tingle instantly. A patented technology further hydrates the lips and stimulates your natural collagen.

Available in transparent or four other colors, you can wear Pout alone or over your favorite lipstick.

Approximate cost: $25

Lip gloss #7
Hard Candy Stain & Shine

A two-in-one tube that’s small enough to fit into your back pocket, one side of this tube offers up lip and cheek color, and the other side delivers a sheer gloss that can be worn with the color or alone.

Available in two colors – siren red berry stain or cotton candy pink – Hard Candy manages to give your face everything needed to warm up your complexion.

Approximate cost: $15

Lip gloss for you

No matter what your mood or your style, there are myriad lip glosses to be found and there’s bound to be one that’s suitable for you.

Now you can plump, shine and color with one simple step. Enjoy.


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