Thursday, March 31, 2011

Muffin Tops Declared Sexy!

Stop the Lipo! Men think Muffin Tops are Sexy?!?

A new study performed at a Berlin medical center shows that women with muffin tops (a visible stomach roll spilling over their jeans that remains smaller than their chest area) are deemed sexier than ladies with a flat, skinny stomach as judged by middle-aged men. The study shows that the ladies that wore tighter clothing which accentuated the 'muffin top' area scored 19.4% higher in the attractiveness category when judged by a broad range of men. The study's gentlemen, ages 35-54, came from multiple cultures and backgrounds - including Americans - and they themselves had various levels of athletic ability. "These are not just heavy, bald-headed men," states Dr. Scholz (a female) who conducted the study. She continued to state that even in recent European history, heavier women were seen as very attractive and that the fattier parts of their body represented the ladies' affluence and status. This is exemplified by some of the world's most famous paintings.

Painting: Jean-Antoine Watteau, A Lady at her Toilet, 1716-1717, oil on canvas, Wallace Collection London

 Dr. Harold Freda, an American psychologist practicing in New York City, speculated, "The 'tighter clothing' may have also suggested a confidence that the male participants of the study found appealing."

Glambo Editorial: Every woman struggling with a diet has to be rejoicing today after this muffin top study! We never thought we would see the day when people were paying for butt implants either. Girls with full lips were equally surprised when the lip-plumping trend came into vogue. It's nice to see that science now supports the shape of a real women.

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Too bad it's not true... April Fools!!! Gotcha!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hair Color that Froths, not Foams

Clairol Nice 'n Easy Foam Hair Color Review:

Hairdressers across the country tell us that more and more people are opting to color their hair themselves. The foam colors seem like a great option to avoid to the do-it-at-home mess.

The ads for Clairol's Nice 'n Easy foam make everything look so simple. Although we like the color, we detest their delivery system.

What was Good:
The color had adequate grey coverage. We applied it to the roots first, then distributed the color throughout the rest of the hair. We also left the color on longer as recommended on the box to better cover those resistant greys. What was surprising was that the newly-dyed hair actually matched the color depicted on the box. That doesn't happen often in the at-home hair color world.

The Ugly Truth:
The bottle has issues! We made a HUGE mess! We got hair color on: The tile grout, the sink, the wall, the mirror, an eyebrow, one cheek, and an arm. Oh yeah, the shirt we were wearing got color splotched on it too. -That rarely happens to us!

Here's How it Works:
You dump one solution into another, then reapply the regular cap. And then you shake... and shake and shake. Next, you take off the top and apply the foam nozzle. Then, you have to SQUEEZE the color out! Although the product looked foamy, it was actually the consistency of frothy eggs. So, we covered the bottle tip and shook it some more - a process we had to do many times.

At first, it seemed easy to apply the color directly to the roots, but the product seemed to run. Although there was clearly solution left in the bottle, we had a difficult time getting it out about 2/3 of the way through. So we had to shake some more. Finally, we gave up and dumped the hair color into one hand like a shampoo. That helped get the extra product onto the ends of the hair.

Again, the favorable result and color coverage was surprising after our drippy application ordeal. One thing we did notice was a blotch higher up in the hair from where the product was squeezed out of the bottle. This happened even though we thought we had done a good job working the color through the hair. The stress of cleaning up the color spots before it stained our skin and work area was probably the culprit.

With Clairol's Nice 'n Easy Foam, the tresses may look good, but the bathroom wall will need a paint touch-up.

The color gets a GLAMBO KISS but the Dispenser gets a GLAMBO DISS. (Since this post, Glambo has reviewed two other foam hair colors. Click John Frieda Precision Foam and/ or L'Oreal Sublime Mousse to see our comments.)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Shoe Shopping!

We would almost pay $2,000 for these gorgeous Jimmy Choo shoes!
Aren't they pretty?!? The website describes this nude sandal as an 'ultra-femine ... in soft suede'

They are named Zafira, and each shoe is 'scattered with hand embroidered Swarovski crystals.' They also come in a steel grey, glitter leather named Anthracite.

"These super-high heels are the perfect way to celebrate Jimmy Choo’s 15 year anniversary." We couldn't agree more!

Retail Price $1,995.00 /

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Black (Hair) is Back at that 2011 Oscars

Glambo's Red Carpet Review: The dresses were beautiful, as always. We noted the lack of necklaces on most celebrities, and the absence of all jewelry on Hillary Swank. Jennifer Hudson presented in body glitter. A-list actresses like Reese Witherspoon and Oscar co-host Anne Hathaway appeared to be wearing false eyelashes with a hint of sparkle, which we liked.

What we couldn't help continuing to comment on was the new hair color - especially on the men. (Not that we would actually accuse anyone of a bad bottle job.) The guys all seemed to be sporting darker locks than they had in the past. Two of the best examples were Matthew McConaughey and Jude Law. The hair on their head was obviously darker than their eyebrows and facial hair. Even men with a naturally dark do appeared to be wearing a deeper, one dimensional shade. Christian Bale's darker hair was accentuated by the presence of his brownish-red beard, as seen below.

Left: Christian Bale at 2011 Oscars. Right: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves 2011 Oscar Red Carpet. (Both Photos by Kevin Winter, Getty Images.)

Whatever the reason, darker hair seems to be the new trend. We continued to watch tv and surf the web. From soap stars to prime time hotties, lighter shades and subtle highlights are gone, replaced by darker tresses. We joked, "Is everybody trying to look like Jon Hamm?" If so, we are not complaining because, after all, women love the idea of Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome.

Jon Hamm as Donald Draper in AMC's 'Mad Men'
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