I’m not a raging fan of some of the content on XoJane. As a woman of a certain age, who has children, I just couldn’t get behind some of the content that the editors of the website choose to publish. As a feminist I believe that woman can do whatever the hell they want with their bodies, it’s their business, and I really don’t care if adults want to act like idiots their entire lives. It’s just not my jam. But what I do care about is the abuse of children, so when I was linked to this article on Jane Pratt’s new beauty website, XoVain.com, I was pretty appalled: More
I love makeup and nail polish and all of that, but I am just as guilty as any busy mom as far as falling into a rut and on occasion not even bothering to “put on my face.” I don’t think women are required to wear makeup but I like to wear it.Â Jane Daly is one of the only beauty writers I truly trust because not only is she a mom (she has two daughters, Em – 24 and Biddy, who is 17), she is also great at telling it like it is. She has been doing yoga before it was cool, despises cardio, and she sat down with Mommyish to yammer all about beauty and MILFS and how woman can still care about how they look, even after having babies and discovering their kid is using their favorite eyeliner to color ponies with. More
When can we stop having this conversation, where the layers and layers even drag down the real-life spouse of an actor who probably doesn’t even belong in the conversation to begin with? Why are we having this conversation to begin with? Maybe that’s the end game. Maybe the audacity of Lena Dunham just being Lena Dunham and daring to be Lena Dunham (which to me isn’t even that brave to begin with, considering the fact she is beautiful) will bring all the normal women to our TV screens and those of us who are even more normal than these well-above normal women can start to feel like we actually deserve to exist on this earth. Because all these conversations do is make those of us below what society is referring to as “average” feel really shitty. Even on our good hair days. More
There are no reports that little Vivian is always surrounded by bluebirds nor that she slumbers on a bassinet crafted from the finest silk spun from the hair of singing maidens that is carefully attached to a unicorn which gently rocks the wee princess to sleep. But I totally bet that’s how it goes down in the Bundchen/ Brady household. I bet this baby doesn’t even defecate or cry or do anything, other than just sit there and look adorable. More
Now I’m wondering what other beauty treatments and products are out there that make other moms either save time, money, or use less profanity after getting them or purchasing them. More
You might think I am making that statement about me, but actually I am making it about you. Brussel sprouts were your least favorite food. Right? Right.
Why were they your least favorite food? They were my least favorite food because my mother only ever boiled them in hot water. I donât know why. I guess because we werenât really home cooked meal people? We were more restaurant people? I have such fond associations with restaurants that when I see children under the age of ten eating gnocchi in a trattoria I feel immediately homesick for my family. More
I was honored to be on Good Morning America with my daughter discussing young girls and makeup. But I have to admit that I cringed when my daughter said that beauty products “make her pretty.” The truth is, it’s not just makeup that helps my daughter’s confidence. She feels pretty when she rides a horse or gets to “fix things.” These are important aspects of her personality as well, and it’s important to look at the whole picture when we’re talking about girls and self-esteem. More
Yesterday was the coldest winter day so far and it sucked. Everyone was walking around all angry and miserable and everywhere I went, people were bitching about the weather. The worst part is that my kids, who are still on winter break, were cooped up inside and they were starting to get a little stir-crazy. So I did what any sane mom would do and booked myself a facial.
Mother of the year, I know. But, hey, my boys had fun with their dad while I attempted to beat the winter blahs. And, let me tell you, it worked like magic. Ninety minutes of pampering and I’m a whole new person (one with beautifully hydrated skin!). The whole thing has kick-started my new year’s resolution, which is totally typical but I’ll share it anyway, and that is to treat myself a bit more. More
I was distressed, to say the least, when my daughter asked me worriedly what was wrong and nothing was. âWhat do you mean?â I asked her. âNothing is wrong.â My daughter responded, âBut you have your âMad Mommy Face.ââ That, my friends, is when I had an epiphany. And that epiphany was that I needed to do something drastic, and that drastic something was Botox. More
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What busy career woman doesn’t need a little pampering on the side? And why not indulge in a little pampering that helps your appearance? In a new series for The Financial Times called âWomen In Finance,â Snjezana Maclean, an image consultant, said image is integral to a personâs âbrand.” And according to a Newsweek survey, 59% of hiring managers advised investing as much time and money on your appearance as you would crafting your rĂ©sumĂ©. But then again, you don’t want to spend every free moment you have casing crowded make-up counters for the best products without breaking the bank.
To some, eco-friendly beauty means a box of baking soda and a bottle of apple cider vinegar. To others, it means finding a few products that work (ideally without toxins or environmentally unfriendly chemicals) because putting half-used bottles of face cream and body oil in a landfill isn’t very eco-friendly. But finding stuff you like without a few unused casualties is tough, which is why you should check out Birchbox.com, a membership service that curates a monthly collection of luxe beauty samples that are shipped directly to your door for only $10 a month.
The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids: yummy snacks, family activities and all those presents are a real thrill for the little ones. But for moms, the holidays can be quite stressful: organizing family dinners, doing all the holiday shopping (which includes avoiding the crazy crowds) and coordinating all the fun activities translate into a very busy and exhausting schedule. At Mommyish, we believe that after dealing with all this stress, mommies deserve a treat too.Â That’s why we have the perfect holiday gift for you: one lucky reader will win a $50 Sephora gift card! More
Remember those Sunday mornings where you’d sleep in, go to spin class, then head out for brunch and shopping with the girls? Now it’s all about pancake breakfasts and playdates. Which is actually very sweet and rewarding but, well, sometimes when the kids are having simultaneous meltdowns and my kitchen looks like it’s been hit by a bomb, I long for some of that pre-kid self-indulgence.
The 25 year old recently attended the Cynthia Rowley show at NYC’s Fashion Week. With her practically white blonde hair and heavy spray tan, Ms. Lohan assumed her seat. Upon seeing the young actress, journalists assumed that she was 56-year-old Donatella Versace. No, really. More