Matt Damon, Jared Leto and other illustrious celebs have all gained weight for movie roles, ranging from an extra 10 pounds to a whopping 60 pounds. I have to admit, I get awfully jealous whenever I hear about stars getting paid to pack on the pounds. Here I am, eating bird food and sweating through spin class to keep my jeans from getting snug and they’re binging their way to box office and Oscar gold. But after seeing some of the diets they follow to fatten up—especially considering they have to eat this way for months at a time—suddenly a sensible salad doesn’t seem all that bad.
Back in the day, my grandma used to get curled hair by wrapping sections around tin cans and shellacking it with hairspray. Oh, how times have changed. Not only do we have actual curling irons that make the process that much easier, but they do more than simply curl hair—they create everything from spirals to beach waves to bouncy, Hollywood siren-style 'dos. Depending on which look you're going for, there's a unique curling tool out there designed to achieve it.
Romantic comedies set unrealistic expectations of relationships and love, but if we look beyond the cinematic surface, what’s revealed are a host of crazy characters whose actions would never fly in real life—or would fly them right into a restraining order.
Yoga aficionados know that the difference between a strong, balanced session and one spent slipping out of poses or dealing with sore knees, can lie solely in the quality of their mat. Whatever the concern, from extra-sticky surfaces to eco-friendly materials, here are the best yoga mats to meet your needs.
Maybe you're planning a trip to some faraway beach where you'll eat fresh mango as you bury your toes in the white sand and watch the ocean lap against the shore. Or maybe there's no vacation in sight … but a girl can dream anyway, right? Regardless of where life takes you, there are perfumes offering that very fantasy in a bottle. Blending bright citrus with floral and musky notes, these scents are perfect for your next tropical vacation—or the next best thing, at least.
Perfumes are transformative, sparking feelings of joy, desires to seduce, and everything in between. Likewise, their candle alternatives can enact a positive atmosphere shift for the home as well. So when a scent is so enticing that you don’t want it to stop at your skin, don’t worry—there’s a candle for that.
For those who want the same skin resurfacing as the spa but can’t afford to pay such exorbitant prices, there are at-home microdermabrasion kits. But are such kits as effective as professional treatments?
Makeup meant to enhance your beauty somehow loses its luster when placed in basic, boring packaging. But when the compact itself is gorgeously intricate, what's inside seems all the more magical.
It used to be that making multi-million dollar movies or releasing number one singles was enough to ensure riches and fame, but that’s not enough for today’s stars. Now they yearn for jack-of-all-trades statuses, dabbling in everything from film to fragrances to, more recently, alcohol.
Around last call at the bars is when the talk starts. Someone mentions that 24-hour diner down the street and before you know it, you’re halfway through a plate of french fries, hoping the carb overload will soak up some of the drunk. I’m not sure what propels us toward high-calorie food after a night of high-calorie beverages, but I do know that most of us tend to base our late-night eats on the same three factors—convenience, cheapness, and the greasier, the better. In the light of day, these choices might make us feel bad about ourselves (and worried about our cholesterol levels), but when the drunken munchies hit, all bets are off.