Author Archives: Jillian Engel

How Much Would You Pay for a Pink Diamond?

How Much Would You Pay for a Pink Diamond?

Some lady bought a “rare” 24.78 carat pink diamond for $46,158,674 yesterday at an auction in Switzerland. I saw Blood Diamond. That jewel most likely isn’t as rare as the auctioneers deemed it to be. You can probably get one that looks just like it at Claire’s, and not spend $46 million. I’m more attracted to that lady’s creepy eyeball than the ugly pink color of that giant gemstone. More »

Video: American Women are Lazy Daters

Video: American Women are Lazy Daters

An online dating site, Badoo, recently published a survey that found American women are the second worst daters in the world. To confirm these findings, The Alyona Show surveyed random people on the street and found that some women simply find it easier for the guys to approach them. Dating’s scary, man. Flirting with people you don’t know is torture. But I guess that makes you a bad flirter and not just a scared-to-flirt flirter. The Gloss’s editor-in-chief, Lilit Marcus, was featured on the show and broke down the difference between bad at flirting and just not willing to flirt. More »

Gallery: 10 Most Unromantic Movies of All Time

Gallery: 10 Most Unromantic Movies of All Time

I recently saw Get Him to the Greek. I really only saw it because every single one of my friends had seen it and convinced me I was a terrible person for still never having seen the greatest movie of all time. They were wrong. I hate you, friends. Thanks for influencing me to watch the most unromantic, not funny movie of my life. Although some would disagree and would say it’s a very romantic movie because it teaches us that some men can overcome their horribly drug-addictive friends and still remain faithful to their partners and all that gushy stuff. Although it’s not on Yahoo’s list of the most romantic movies of all time, so I’m probably still right that it is definitely not a date-worthy movie. Here are some other movies you probably shouldn’t see on a date. More »

Lip Elixirs: Balm That Tastes Like Alcohol Greases Your Lips

Lip Elixirs: Balm That Tastes Like Alcohol Greases Your Lips

When someone says to me, “This candle smells like warm vanilla sugar!” I say, “That’s great!” But then I light the candle and instantly crave uncooked cake batter or actual warm vanilla sugar and am instantly angry that I have to smell it rather than eat it. The real thing is typically better than its artificial scent. And then there’s lip balm. I’ve always been a strong believer that lip balm is the one beauty product that’s allowed to smell and/or taste like whatever it’s artificially mimicking. More »

Gallery: 10 Ways to Style Yourself Like Pac Man

Gallery: 10 Ways to Style Yourself Like Pac Man

Happy 30th anniversary, Pac Man! We love you! You’re so fun and helpful to our hand-eye coordination skills. And make us dream of blue monsters eating little yellow dots. To celebrate this glorious occasion of Pac Man (both the Mr. and the Ms.) still being the original, cool arcade game 30 years later, here are some essential pieces to add to your wardrobe inspired by the little guys. More »

Party Favors: The King of Sweden Enjoys ‘Wild Sex Parties’

Party Favors: The King of Sweden Enjoys 'Wild Sex Parties'

A new biography of King Carl Gustaf of Sweden exposes his participation in sex parties and strip clubs often hosted by Mafia bosses. – Daily Mail

A lady fakes being pregnant for 40 months to get $10,000. And the officials are just catching her now? – Dumb as a Blog

Five mistakes men make in bed. Really? Only five? – YourTango

Why it may seem like these 10 places are unsuitable for flirting, they actually might be the best. – Lemondrop More »

SitOrSquat.com: Run, Don’t Walk to the Nearest, Cleanest Bathroom

SitOrSquat.com: Run, Don't Walk to the Nearest, Cleanest Bathroom

If you’re anything like my mother, you’re obsessed with only using clean public restrooms. And by clean I mean that the restroom doesn’t smell like rotten eggs thrown under the subway and peed on by rats, it has been cleaned more than once that day, there is no mold growing in any corners, and you don’t have to feel like you need a shower when you leave. Even when we go to restaurants, my mom still asks, “What do you think the bathroom’s like?” As if she’s afraid it will eat her if she enters. More »