They’ll Put a Hex on Your Penis, But It’s for Your Own Good

Those are probably two words no guy ever wants to hear in a sentence together (hex and penis), but this time it’s a good thing .. honest. April is STD awareness month (joy) and we started this year with the knowledge that chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis infections are on the rise in the USA; then came the discoveries surrounding the spread and implications of Zika virus in South America, now only this week the UK reported evidence of antibiotic-resistant ‘super-gonorrhea’. So, I guess they are wearing capes now… Read more

10 Ways to Master a Sugar Detox

For adults who crave candy and ice cream almost as much as their children, the bad news on sugar continues to pour in. Earlier this year, research into sugar’s deleterious effects showed a connection to cancer, heart disease and diabetes. More recently, the American Dental Association reminded everyone just how bad sugar is for their teeth.
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Your Skin Can Have It All with Pardon My Pretty

Everyone wants to look and feel good, but I think many people will also say they want to smell good too. One thing I have often disliked about many scented products is the artificial ingredients or strong, lingering odor even after it’s been on a while. Pardon My Pretty (PMP) has a range of products that not only make you smell good without overpowering your nostrils, but also do it with natural ingredients so it is good for your skin too. Read more

Why Are Makeup Sponges Important?

You could be using the best foundation in the world, but without the right tools to put it on, it could still end up looking too cakey, too streaky, or just plain meh. That’s where makeup sponges come in. What originated in triangle form back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth (or sometime just after that), have now taken on rounded curvy new shapes and colors. But what the heck is the difference between all of them? We asked makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci to break down it down. Here’s your shorthand guide for which sponges to use when and how. Read more