Huffington Post: Queen Elizabeth Sends Save-The-Date FAX for Royal Wedding

January 26th, 2011

Imagine receiving a save-the-date announcement for the grandest wedding in decades… by fax. Wouldn’t that be odd?

Apparently, it’s not odd for Queen Elizabeth II. The Huffington Post blogged that Her Majesty did just that for Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Queen Elizabeth II sent out the save-the-dates for Prince William and Kate’s wedding to Europe’s sovereigns…by ye olde facsimile machine, the Daily Mail reports. A Buckingham Palace courtier told the British newspaper, “Faxes have been used before for large-scale events. They are an efficient and polite way to inform people as quickly as possible.”

Continue reading this story at Huffington Post

Can Manly Men Get Pedicures Too?

January 26th, 2011

Ladies, how often do you see men getting pedicures? Better yet, have you ever seen a man getting a pedicure?

A majority of men seem to believe pedicures are strictly for women. But don’t tell that to actors Bob Saget and Brendan Fraser, and future NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.

They never got the memo that pedicures are a “women only” thing. If they did get the memo, we’re glad they were man enough to throw it in the trash.

You know who else didn’t get the memo? Rapper 50 Cent and his grandfather.

50 recently tweeted a few pics of him giving his grandfather a pedicure, stating, “He worked till he hurt his back to take care of us, so now I gotta take care of him…”

Well said, 50! There isn’t anything wrong with men pampering themselves.

But we want to know what you think. Do you think it’s OK for men to get pedicures?

Winter Spirit on Your Nails

January 14th, 2011

Searching for a nail color to match the wintery weather? We’ve picked three shades that are sure to fit your needs. The last color by Essie is coming soon so check their website often for pricing details.

Additionally, the first product shown is straight from London and you’ll have to buy it online if you live elsewhere.

Crown Court Crystal Cap Nail Polish
Price: £15.00

Midnight Mambo by Sephora by OPI
Price: $9

Hot Coco by Essie
Price: Coming Soon

Out of these three nail shades, which one do you like the best?

FlexFlop Mascot Peanut Stars in Yahoo! News Feature

January 7th, 2011

Last month we shared some behind the scenes photos of our precious mascot Peanut breaking a sweat and getting pampered with Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes for Yahoo! News at a Thank Dog Bootcamp training session.

If you visit the Yahoo! News Weekend Edition homepage today you’ll see this:

Yup! That’s out precious little star Peanut, front and center on the Yahoo! News Weekend Edition homepage!

We are so happy for Peanut and we’d like to thank Dominique Dawes, Thank Dog Bootcamp, and Yahoo! News for allowing her to be a part of this awesome segment.

Watch it here!

Do you exercise with your dog? What are some activities you like doing together? Share your puppy fitness tips with us in the comments section!

Host A Back-to-School Spa Party for Girls

December 31st, 2010

For most kids around the country Winter break is almost over. Your child is probably dreading going back to school because she’s been waking up at noon, going to the movies with her friends, and has been homework-free for two weeks.

Ease some of her back-to-school stress by treating her and her friends to an at-home spa day!

An at-home spa day, or a spa themed party, sounds difficult to host but it’s not. Here’s a list of items you’ll need, and a brief how-to, for pulling off an amazing spa party.

What You’ll Need

Facial Cream, Foot Cream, Mani/Pedi Kits, Nail Polish (Multiple Colors), Scented Lotions

Atmosphere is Key

You want your girl and her friends to feel like they’re at a spa the moment they walk through your front door. Lighting scented candles (fresh linen or flower scents) is a great way to get them in the mood for some pampering.

Decorate the area you’ve designated for the party with flowers and hang neutral, solid-colored sheets around the room. Set up stations specifically for manicures, pedicures, facials, and skin care.

If you or someone you know is a great make-up artist, set up a station to teach your guests how to properly apply make-up.

To keep the party moving along, let each girl spend a minimum of 15 minutes at each station to ensure they get a proper spa treatment.

Drinks and Delectable Treats

Champagne and wine is definitely out of the question if you’re hosting a party for kids and teens. But give your guests the next best thing – sparkling cider. Serve it to them in plastic champagne glasses to give the party a more grown up feel.

In regards to food, finger-foods will work best. Tiny sandwiches, crackers and cheese on a stick, diced fruits, are light snacks that will keep their bellies from grumbling at the party.

Chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels are also fantastic treats to keep your guests satisfied.

No One Leaves Empty Handed

Before your guests leave, make sure you send them out with a goody bag. Include a bottle of nail polish, mini hand lotion, hair ties and clips, and a pair of Pedi-Please FlexFlops.

You can also give this goody bag to your guests before the party starts so they can use the items throughout the day.

Glitter up your nails for New Year’s Eve

December 29th, 2010

Want to look extra good at the New Year’s Eve party you’re going to? Sure you do! And an easy way to do that is to hook your nails up with (a lot of) glitter and fancy designs!

We’ve scoured the internet to find you the hottest, most dazzling, nail polishes that should be available at your local beauty and department stores. Take a look!

“Only Gold For Me” by Sephora by Opi

Price: $9
Available at: Sephora

“Flurry Up” by Sephora by Opi
Price: $9
Available at: Sephora

Arabesque by NARS
Price: $16
Available at: Barneys New York

“Today Was A Fairy Tale” by Deborah Lippmann
Price: $29
Available at: Nordstrom

If glitter’s not enough for you, go the extra mile like our Twitter friend @fahrenhaute did! We think her nails look extra fabulous and we thank her for sharing this picture with us!

We’d also like to thank Cheryl at Cheryl’s Beauty Blog for showing us Sephora by Opi’s “Only Gold For Me” top coat.

If we missed a hot New Year’s Eve nail color or you’d like to share a picture of your latest nail style with us, send it to @FlexFlop on Twitter.

Last Minute Gifts for Her

December 22nd, 2010

Christmas is just three days away – meaning you’ve got to hustle if you haven’t finished shopping for your friends (or yourself) yet.

Don’t make the mistake of going to the mall unprepared. Take this list with you so you can be in and out as quick as possible.

Stila Lip Glaze Set
Price: $25

Bath and Body Works Martini Shaker Gift Set
Price: 16.50

Deborah Lippmann Layer Cake Nail Color Trio
Price: $24

Sephora Best of Fragrance Delux Sampler for Her
Price: $50

Trish McEvoy Ultimate Beauty Organizer
Price: $85

Turn an ordinary home mani/pedi into an extraordinary experience

December 17th, 2010

Mani/Pedi time. We love it. You love it.

There’s nothing like going to a spa or a salon to get your nails done. But what about those days when you’re just too tired to make the trip? Or maybe you’ve got bills to pay and a professional mani/pedi isn’t in your budget?

There’s a solution for that – do it at home!

A home mani/pedi doesn’t sound exciting, but it can be if you make it. Turn this ordinary experience into an extraordinary experience by following these simple steps:

1. Close the Door

Turn your bedroom into your personal sanctuary by keeping distractions out of sight, and out of mind. That means telling your kids and significant other that you need a little “me time,” and that they can only enter if there’s an emergency.

That may sound a little rude, or maybe even extreme, but you deserve to be in a place that’s all your own.

2. Set the Mood with Music

Who’s your favorite singer? What’s your favorite album to listen to? Break out your mp3 player and let the music put you in a state of bliss.

Below are some artists and albums we recommend to help you relax:

Sade – Soldier of Love

Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams

3. Be Comfortable

Just because you can’t go to a spa, it doesn’t mean you can’t look like you’re at one.

Throw on a robe to complete the experience. You’ll be amazed at how fun an ordinary home mani/pedi can become if you do the little things to mimic a day at the spa – and dressing like you’re at one is a great way to start.

4. Soak Your Feet in Milk and Water

We know soaking your feet in milk and water sounds a little weird. But according to a tip we picked up at Teen Vouge, it will really help you get the most out of your pedicure.

Why? Because milk naturally nourishes the skin. Using water alone will quickly dry your feet out.

5. Look Extra Fab When You’re Done

When you’re done, stay smudge-free with a pair of pink Pedi Please FlexFlops. Not only are these comfy, but they look good too.

So when you’re ready to go back to the outside world, you’ll be stepping out in style and won’t have to worry about messing up your cute toes.

FlexFlop puppy gets fit w/ Dominique Dawes and Thank Dog Bootcamp

December 15th, 2010

Our precious FlexFlop puppy Peanut Butter had quite a day yesterday! Check out some behind-the-scenes photos of her with olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes on the set of Yahoo’s feature on Thank Dog Bootcamp.



Thank Dog Bootcamp is the “nation’s first outdoor fitness program that combines dog training, weight training, cardio training, and nutrition training for dogs and their people.”

We are so proud of Peanut Butter for getting her fitness on! And special thanks to Dominique, Thank Dog Bootcamp, and Yahoo for a wonderful shoot yesterday!

Follow Dominique on Twitter at @dominiquedawes and follow Thank Dog Bootcamp at @thankdog.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Travel Girl

December 9th, 2010

Are you, or the person you’re shopping for, always on-the-go? No matter where you are or what adventures you go on, these sleek, compact items will ensure that you stay looking and feeling fabulous!

Everything from beauty, to fashion, to health is covered in this guide – created specifically for the traveler in you.

GHD Dazzle Limited Edition Gift Set

Stop people in their tracks when you pass them by. The GHD Dazzle Limited Edition Gift Set includes everything you need to create stunning hairstyles. It includes one black glossy GHD Professional 1″ Styler, one black 2-heat/speed, folding travel hair dryer, and a limited edition black sparkle roll bag. Price: $240


The Flossbox is a mirror and dental floss packaged as one. It’s the size of a credit card, making it the perfect size to stow away in your wallet or purse until you need it. Never worry if you have something in your teeth again!
Price: $29.94 for 6

Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler

This limited edition eyelash curler by Tarte was made specifically for the holiday season. Make beautiful curls with an equally beautiful curler! Price: $15

Trish McEvoy Mobile Beauty Emergency Collection

Two things a women never leaves home without is makeup and her cell phone. The Trish McEvoy Mobile Beauty Emergency Collection ensures that neither one is left behind. It’s part phone case, part makeup holder – and it comes with accessories too! Price: $68

World Traveler FlexFlops

With these FlexFlops, stepping on icky hotel room floors with bare feet or sox will be a thing of the past. Walking through airport security lines will be quicker, and less of a hassle too. These are perfect for getting around on your next vacation or business trip!
Price: 24.95

Don’t see an item on this list that you think would make a great gift? Share it with us in the comments section!