Kozy Girls https://kozygirls.com Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 Friends star Courteney Cox inadvertently kick starts Instagram trend of reverse pool jump https://kozygirls.com/friends-star-courteney-cox-inadvertently-kick-starts-instagram-trend-of-reverse-pool-jump/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:28 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7376289/Friends-star-Courteney-Cox-inadvertently-kick-starts-Instagram-trend-reverse-pool-jump.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Friends character Monica Gellar was known for being pedantic, and she wouldn’t be happy about the Courteney Cox Challenge taking off with the wrong spelling.  Actress Courteney, 55, started a craze among French social media users this summer when she posted a video of herself seemingly jumping from her pool […]

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Friends character Monica Gellar was known for being pedantic, and she wouldn’t be happy about the Courteney Cox Challenge taking off with the wrong spelling. 

Actress Courteney, 55, started a craze among French social media users this summer when she posted a video of herself seemingly jumping from her pool in reverse. 

The clip has inspired hundreds of fans to make similar videos, recording themselves jumping in the pool and then playing it back backwards — except most of them have misspelled her name in the trending hashtag. 

Influencer: Courteney Cox, pictured, unknowingly started a viral trend by posting a reverse pool jump, but social media users can't seem to spell her name right

Influencer: Courteney Cox, pictured, unknowingly started a viral trend by posting a reverse pool jump, but social media users can't seem to spell her name right

Influencer: Courteney Cox, pictured, unknowingly started a viral trend by posting a reverse pool jump, but social media users can’t seem to spell her name right 

The clip seems to show Courteney jumping out of the pool, though she is miraculously dry when she lands.

It then shows the star artfully putting her sheer kaftan and sunglasses back on, as cool as a cucumber, while someone hands her a red-hued drink. 

Mom-of-one Courteney captioned the gravity-defying video with lyrics from one of Missy Elliott’s most iconic tracks, Work It, posting, ‘I finally get what you mean…by put your thing down, flip it, and reverse it’.

Social media users began trying their hand at the impressive, digitally-altered video as soon as two days after Courteney’s own stunt. 

The only problem? The users, in their droves, spelled the star’s name incorrectly — thus the ‘Courtney Cox challenge’ has actually taken off.  

Fans: Courteney's legion of celebrity fans applauded her gravity-defying video

Fans: Courteney's legion of celebrity fans applauded her gravity-defying video

Fans: Courteney’s legion of celebrity fans applauded her gravity-defying video  

Alabama-born Courteney notably spells her name like her mother, Courteney Copeland (née Bass) — with an extra ‘e’ in the middle. 

Her mom Courteney went on to marry Hunter Copeland, whose nephew is drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police.  

But as the copycat videos began turning up on Instagram, many people tagged them with #CourtneyCoxChallenge, leaving out that middle ‘e’. 

In a mock-video, French comedian Manu Payet referenced Courteney’s original, helping to popularize the trend.  

Courteney’s own video attracted comments from the likes of Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco (who said ‘this is epic’) and her Cougar Town co-star Busy Philipps (who wrote ‘this is great’) — but videos created by imitators still garnered thousands of views in their own right.

Reenacted: An Instagram user involved her dolphin pool float for her own spin on the challenge

Reenacted: An Instagram user involved her dolphin pool float for her own spin on the challenge

Reenacted: An Instagram user involved her dolphin pool float for her own spin on the challenge

Instafamous: Reagan, the Instagram famous Doodle with 515k followers, even got in on the challenge with his owner

Instafamous: Reagan, the Instagram famous Doodle with 515k followers, even got in on the challenge with his owner

Instafamous: Reagan, the Instagram famous Doodle with 515k followers, even got in on the challenge with his owner 

Water ready: Men took a leaf out of Courteney's book while donning their poolside attire post-jump

Water ready: Men took a leaf out of Courteney's book while donning their poolside attire post-jump

Water ready: Men took a leaf out of Courteney's book while donning their poolside attire post-jump

Water ready: Men took a leaf out of Courteney's book while donning their poolside attire post-jump

Water ready: Men took a leaf out of Courteney’s book while donning their poolside attire post-jump

So far, over 800 videos have been posted with the misspelled hashtag.

The clips mainly show users jumping into private pools, being handed a glass of wine or bottle of beer and flicking their shades on in reference to Courteney’s original. 

Other French figures like actress Laetitia Milot, presenter Jean Luc Lemoine and various bloggers also spread the challenge across the platform. 

French celebrities aside, hilarious videos showed people using props like pool floats and scuba diving goggles for their own renditions. Others did handstands or group reenactions, some even involving their kids wearing arm bands. 

An Instagram-famous pet, Reagan the Doodle, even partook in the challenge — well, at least watching his owner do so.  

Joint effort: A couple showed their synchronized skills as they pulled off a perfectly-timed double Courteney Cox challenge

Joint effort: A couple showed their synchronized skills as they pulled off a perfectly-timed double Courteney Cox challenge

Joint effort: A couple showed their synchronized skills as they pulled off a perfectly-timed double Courteney Cox challenge

Joke: Manu Paye

Joke: Manu Paye

Joke: Comedia Manu Payet helped to popularize the trend when he posted his own version - which didn't see him get anywhere near the pool behind him

Joke: Comedia Manu Payet helped to popularize the trend when he posted his own version - which didn't see him get anywhere near the pool behind him

Joke: Comedia Manu Payet helped to popularize the trend when he posted his own version – which didn’t see him get anywhere near the pool behind him

Courteney has been delighting her three million Instagram followers with humorous clips and pictures as of late. 

The actress partook in the recent viral FaceApp challenge, showcasing what she could look like in another few decades.

Friends fans were also thrilled at an upload earlier this summer, in which Courteney posed with the show’s other stars Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston. 

Courteney also posts no shortage of pictures with her Irish rocker beau Johnny McDaid, whom she has been in a relationship with for five years. 

Reunion: Courteney delighted her social media followers with this Friends throwback alongside Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston

Reunion: Courteney delighted her social media followers with this Friends throwback alongside Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston

Reunion: Courteney delighted her social media followers with this Friends throwback alongside Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston 

The Dirt star trolled herself yesterday when she took to Instagram to share an old magazine clip of herself. 

The page features an 80s-era Courteney in a strapless halter top with whispy bangs next to a quote the actress gave about Madonna.

‘There are a lot of personalities out there, like Madonna, who can set their own style. It’s outrageous. I don’t know if I could do it, but she displays a great sense of personal style,’ the magazine clipping reads.  

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Khloe Kardashian is slammed for a joke caption about daughter True counting calories https://kozygirls.com/khloe-kardashian-is-slammed-for-a-joke-caption-about-daughter-true-counting-calories/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:26 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7375871/Khloe-Kardashian-slammed-joke-caption-daughter-True-counting-calories.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Khloe Kardashian has faced backlash from followers on multiple occasions for what she’s shared on social media, and now the reality star is getting shamed again for making a diet joke involving babies on Twitter.  The 35-year-old took a break from her home in Calabasas, California, in favor of a […]

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Khloe Kardashian has faced backlash from followers on multiple occasions for what she’s shared on social media, and now the reality star is getting shamed again for making a diet joke involving babies on Twitter. 

The 35-year-old took a break from her home in Calabasas, California, in favor of a beach vacation to the Bahamas with her daughter, True, and Kim Kardashian‘s family. 

During the vacation, Khloe shared multiple pictures of True and Kim’s youngest daughter, Chicago, with bags of chips around them while on a boat — and wrote a joking comment about the two taking a break from counting calories.

Living it up: Khloe Kardashian, 35, shared three pictures of her daughter True (right) and niece Chicago (left) while on vacation in the Bahamas

Living it up: Khloe Kardashian, 35, shared three pictures of her daughter True (right) and niece Chicago (left) while on vacation in the Bahamas

Living it up: Khloe Kardashian, 35, shared three pictures of her daughter True (right) and niece Chicago (left) while on vacation in the Bahamas 

Joking around: Khloe made a joke in the caption of the photos about what True and Chicago would maybe be saying if they could talk

Joking around: Khloe made a joke in the caption of the photos about what True and Chicago would maybe be saying if they could talk

Joking around: Khloe made a joke in the caption of the photos about what True and Chicago would maybe be saying if they could talk 

One image in particular showed the tots munching on bags of Cheetos and Veggie Straws.

In the caption, Khloe imagined the conversation the two babies might be having, writing:: ‘Chi: I heard my mama say “vacation calories don’t count” True: Don’t tell me twice Chi.’ 

To many viewers, the post seemed innocent enough. But some took issue with the joke caption, accusing Khloe of promoting the kind of talk that gets kids thinking about dieting and counting calories at young age. 

‘Are you introducing diet culture to your infant child? Don’t do that,’ one critic wrote. 

‘Calories and children do not need to be in the same sentence even if it’s a joke,’ another distressed commenter tweeted. 

 

Backlash: Comments poured in with people accusing Khloe of promoting an unhealthy idea about ones body to the young girls

Backlash: Comments poured in with people accusing Khloe of promoting an unhealthy idea about ones body to the young girls

Backlash: Comments poured in with people accusing Khloe of promoting an unhealthy idea about ones body to the young girls

Yet another person was in agreement, writing: ‘Very cute photo but uploading photos of babies eating then talking about counting calories is so weird.’ 

There were a number of commenters who thought Khloe was potentially introducing body issues to both True and Chicago, who are both just one year old, by making the caption a joke about being on a diet. 

‘Introducing children to a world of body issues AND shaming doesn’t sit right with me,’ one person wrote, adding: ‘Parents should ensure children are fit and healthy not body conscious.’ 

While it seems unlikely that Khloe actually discussed calories with the toddlers on that occasion, many people took issue with the fact that even jokes and throwaway comments about diet and weight loss might affect a child if she hears them often enough.  

Defensive: Other commenters defended Khloe online after the harsh reactions

Defensive: Other commenters defended Khloe online after the harsh reactions

Defensive: Other commenters defended Khloe online after the harsh reactions 

Relax! One person implored people to 'chill out' and recognize the caption was just a joke

Relax! One person implored people to 'chill out' and recognize the caption was just a joke

Relax! One person implored people to ‘chill out’ and recognize the caption was just a joke 

Sitting pretty: The young tots appeared to be living their best lives while on vacation

Sitting pretty: The young tots appeared to be living their best lives while on vacation

Sitting pretty: The young tots appeared to be living their best lives while on vacation 

Innocent post? Most viewers thought the post of the two children was fine, but there were others who were upset by the caption

Innocent post? Most viewers thought the post of the two children was fine, but there were others who were upset by the caption

Innocent post? Most viewers thought the post of the two children was fine, but there were others who were upset by the caption 

Ignoring it all: Despite the picture backlash, Khloe appeared to enjoy her vacation to the Bahamas with her daughter

Ignoring it all: Despite the picture backlash, Khloe appeared to enjoy her vacation to the Bahamas with her daughter

Ignoring it all: Despite the picture backlash, Khloe appeared to enjoy her vacation to the Bahamas with her daughter 

Besides some backlash from followers, however, there were also plenty of people who thought critics were being overly sensitive to the lighthearted caption.

‘People need to take a chill pill,’ one commenter wrote. ‘Obviously this is a joke. She is having fun with her kid and niece. Leave well alone. She is not promoting calorie counting for kids. Personally I think this is [too] cute because they could talk you know they would be [saying] this.’ 

Another person wrote: ‘Yall need to chill out…its a joke..how is she introducing anything to kids who cant read or have a twitter…R-E-L-A-X in my Aaron Rodgers voice.’ 

Khloe did not address any of the backlash on her social media. 

Aside from the picture controversy, the mom-of-one appeared to enjoy her beach vacation with her daughter and Kim’s family. 

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Expert reveals tips for seamlessly applying eyelash extensions at home https://kozygirls.com/expert-reveals-tips-for-seamlessly-applying-eyelash-extensions-at-home/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:23 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7373143/Expert-reveals-tips-seamlessly-applying-eyelash-extensions-home.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Fluttery black lashes are feminine and flirty and fortunately, in 2019, they’re not something you have to be born with.  While celebrities like Salma Hayek and Janelle Monáe have the means to get professional extension applications, you, too, can have the eyelashes you’ve always dreamed of.  Lashify Founder and CEO, […]

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Fluttery black lashes are feminine and flirty and fortunately, in 2019, they’re not something you have to be born with. 

While celebrities like Salma Hayek and Janelle Monáe have the means to get professional extension applications, you, too, can have the eyelashes you’ve always dreamed of. 

Lashify Founder and CEO, Sahara Lotti, reveals her top tips on how to apply falsies at home. 

Wide eyed: Makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen used Lashify to add the finishing touches of Salma Hayek's Met Gala look this year.

Wide eyed: Makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen used Lashify to add the finishing touches of Salma Hayek's Met Gala look this year.

Wide eyed: Makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen used Lashify to add the finishing touches of Salma Hayek’s Met Gala look this year.

Makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen used Lashify to add the finishing touches of Salma Hayek’s Met Gala look this year. 

‘For this event with Salma, we chose to create an ultra-dramatic lash look to compliment the amazing dramatic Gucci dress and headpiece,’ said Matthew.

To do this, he used F14 and F16 Gossamers to create a dramatic full lash effect. 

‘After a little practice it becomes second nature,’ said the artist. ‘These took less than 10 minutes.’

CHOOSE THE RIGHT PAIR 

There are many varieties of false lashes available today. 

From natural to va-va-voom lengths, to synthetic, silk and mink compositions, there’s a lot to choose from. 

To pick the pair that’s right for you, Sahara says to consider how much space you have between your lid and your eyebrow – the longer the area, the longer the lash. 

‘Our Gossamer®️ lashes are made of Korean PBT fiber,’ said the expert. ‘It’s a synthetic cruelty free silk that the best quality in the world.’ 

Makeup artist Jessica Smalls used the Lashify at-home lash extension system to create Janelle Monáe’s look at the Grammy Awards. 

Using an array of varied cluster lengths, the effect was a rounded shape that drew attention to the center of the eye.

Winner: Makeup artist Jessica Smalls used the Lashify at-home lash extension system to create Janelle Monáe's look at the Grammy Awards

Winner: Makeup artist Jessica Smalls used the Lashify at-home lash extension system to create Janelle Monáe's look at the Grammy Awards

Winner: Makeup artist Jessica Smalls used the Lashify at-home lash extension system to create Janelle Monáe’s look at the Grammy Awards

Pre-Cleanse Gossamer Lash Prep, $31; lashify.com

Pre-Cleanse Gossamer Lash Prep, $31; lashify.com

Melt Away Gossamer Lash Remover, $21; lashify.com

Melt Away Gossamer Lash Remover, $21; lashify.com

Left: Pre-Cleanse Gossamer Lash Prep, $31; lashify.com. Right: Melt Away Gossamer Lash Remover, $21; lashify.com

PRE-APPLICATION PREP 

To start, ‘make sure your lashes are clean and have no oils etc…’ 

‘Put a very light coating of bond on the lashes and focus on the base. If you want to wear them for a longer period of time, you also might want to add bond on the base of the Gossamer spine.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE 

Instead of using a tweezer or your bare hands, Sahara swears by Lashify’s Fuse Control Wand to master the application. 

‘It’s ergonomically designed to fit your face and eyelid. It allows you to fuse down on the Gossamer and your natural lash sealing them together.  

To prevent shaking, ‘always put your elbow on the table and allow the wand to rest on your cheekbone.

‘Look down into the mirror so you have a full view of your under lash, this makes the application easier.  Make sure to adhere the Gossamer on your natural lash and never on the wet line.’  

And don’t forget, practice makes perfect!

OTHER OPTIONS  

‘Strips are designed and shaped to be worn on the skin above the lash,’ revealed Sahara. ‘They weigh about 10-20 times more than a Gossamer. 

‘Individuals and clusters are designed to be used with really strong glue, otherwise they won’t adhere to the lashes. They also tend to pull on lash roots causing damage and lash loss.’ 

 

 

Whisper Light Dual Sided Bond with Micro Mascara Tip, $22; lashify.com

Whisper Light Dual Sided Bond with Micro Mascara Tip, $22; lashify.com

Whisper Light Dual Sided Bond with Aubex Tip, $22; lashify.com

Whisper Light Dual Sided Bond with Aubex Tip, $22; lashify.com

Left:  Whisper Light Dual Sided Bond with Micro Mascara Tip, $22; lashify.com. Right: Whisper Light Dual Sided Bond with Aubex Tip, $22; lashify.com

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A sleep doctor proves that a 20-minute nap improves our reaction time by a third https://kozygirls.com/a-sleep-doctor-proves-that-a-20-minute-nap-improves-our-reaction-time-by-a-third/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:22 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7375903/A-sleep-doctor-proves-20-minute-nap-improves-reaction-time-third.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Most of us would love to have a short nap in the afternoon – but its not likely to happen, especially when we’re at work. However a British sleep doctor, Dr Neil Stanley, on tonight’s Inside the Factory, proved that a 20 minute power nap is beneficial for us. The […]

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Most of us would love to have a short nap in the afternoon – but its not likely to happen, especially when we’re at work.

However a British sleep doctor, Dr Neil Stanley, on tonight’s Inside the Factory, proved that a 20 minute power nap is beneficial for us.

The doctor met Cherry Healey and performed a reaction based experiment, before and after a 20-minute power nap on volunteers – and proved that the nap can improve our reaction time by up to a third. 

However, he also claimed that if we nap for any longer we’ll go into a deep sleep and start to feel groggy.  

Dr Neil Stanley met Cherry Healey and performed a reaction based experiment, before and after a 20 minute power nap on volunteers

Dr Neil Stanley met Cherry Healey and performed a reaction based experiment, before and after a 20 minute power nap on volunteers

Dr Neil Stanley met Cherry Healey and performed a reaction based experiment, before and after a 20 minute power nap on volunteers

A volunteer was one of the people who tested her reactions before and after a 20 minute nap

A volunteer was one of the people who tested her reactions before and after a 20 minute nap

A volunteer was one of the people who tested her reactions before and after a 20 minute nap 

Earlier on in the show Cherry took to the streets and asked people if they napped at work, with one woman claiming that its just ‘not a tradition’ in the UK to do so.  

Dr Neil Stanley also went on to say: ‘A afternoon nap is great for boosting your performance and the effects will last three of four hours. 

He also claimed that, even though the many people look for a boost in caffeine – the effects of coffee or tea will only last for around 30 minutes.

’37 per cent of people in the country say they’re not getting enough sleep and we know the effects of poor sleep are as bad as being over the drink driving limit,’ he said.

Dr Neil Stanley said an afternoon nap is great for boosting your performance and the effects will last three of four hours

Dr Neil Stanley said an afternoon nap is great for boosting your performance and the effects will last three of four hours

Dr Neil Stanley said an afternoon nap is great for boosting your performance and the effects will last three of four hours

The doctor met Cherry Healey (left) on tonight's show where the spoke about the power of the nap

The doctor met Cherry Healey (left) on tonight's show where the spoke about the power of the nap

The doctor met Cherry Healey (left) on tonight’s show where the spoke about the power of the nap 

To demonstrate how beneficial an afternoon nap is they used a reaction based test on four volunteers.

Dr Neil timed their reactions as they hit a series of lights which flashed on and off randomly.

After the game they all went for a 20 minute nap. According to the Dr 20 minutes is the optimum duration for a nap, any longer and we fall into a deep sleep, that’s when we start to feel groggy.

Dr Neil went on to say: ‘You will need a 30-40 minute window, so enough time to fall sleep and then to sleep for that 20 minutes.’

Dr Neil timed the volunteers reactions  and after the game they all went for a 20 minute nap. Pictured - one of the volunteers asleep

Dr Neil timed the volunteers reactions  and after the game they all went for a 20 minute nap. Pictured - one of the volunteers asleep

Dr Neil timed the volunteers reactions  and after the game they all went for a 20 minute nap. Pictured – one of the volunteers asleep

After the nap the volunteers all said they felt more relaxed and one (pictured) even fell asleep for the whole 20 minutes

After the nap the volunteers all said they felt more relaxed and one (pictured) even fell asleep for the whole 20 minutes

After the nap the volunteers all said they felt more relaxed and one (pictured) even fell asleep for the whole 20 minutes

They also suggest that to get the best out of your time in bed you need to be in a  quiet dark room, with the temperature at between 16 and 18 degrees celcius.

The best time to nap is also between 2pm and 3pm – as this is when our bodies have a natural dip in energy levels. 

After the nap the volunteers all said they felt more relaxed and one even fell asleep for the whole 20 minutes. 

The doctor (right) showed that, on average ,all the volunteers had an 11 per cent improved reaction time, but some improved by as much as a third

The doctor (right) showed that, on average ,all the volunteers had an 11 per cent improved reaction time, but some improved by as much as a third

The doctor (right) showed that, on average ,all the volunteers had an 11 per cent improved reaction time, but some improved by as much as a third

Cherry has a quick nap after she finds out that a 20 minute nap will improve her reaction and performance time

Cherry has a quick nap after she finds out that a 20 minute nap will improve her reaction and performance time

Cherry has a quick nap after she finds out that a 20 minute nap will improve her reaction and performance time 

Once they’d napped they performed the reaction based test again with Dr Neil recording their reaction times.   

The results showed that, on average all the volunteers had an 11 percent improved reaction time, but some improved by as much as a third. 

Dr Neil said: ‘It really does have an effect on the way we perform, so it really is important and something that we should be doing.’

Tonight’s show also saw Gregg Wallace is in Leeds, at an enormous mattress factory where they produce 600 beds every day. 

He follows the production of pocket sprung mattresses from the arrival of hard steel right through to soft bedding heading out of dispatch. 

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One third of millennials are are in debt after spending too much money on friends’ big days https://kozygirls.com/one-third-of-millennials-are-are-in-debt-after-spending-too-much-money-on-friends-big-days/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:20 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7376177/One-millennials-debt-spending-money-friends-big-days.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 A survey found that one third of millennial renters have fallen into debt due from shelling out money for friends’ weddings, and 15 per cent even confessed to moving back home after financially biting off more than they could chew.  The research, from US and UK short-term housing platform SpareRoom, also […]

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A survey found that one third of millennial renters have fallen into debt due from shelling out money for friends’ weddings, and 15 per cent even confessed to moving back home after financially biting off more than they could chew. 

The research, from US and UK short-term housing platform SpareRoom, also uncovered that almost half of people surveyed had lost friendships after turning down a wedding invite due to the cost.   

The site revealed that 21 per cent of renters are in the red from attending friends’ weddings — and this increases to nearly a third (31 per cent) when it comes to millennials.

Debt: A survey of millennial renters found that one in five had gotten into debt trying to afford to attend their friends weddings and keep up with associated costs (stock image)

Debt: A survey of millennial renters found that one in five had gotten into debt trying to afford to attend their friends weddings and keep up with associated costs (stock image)

Debt: A survey of millennial renters found that one in five had gotten into debt trying to afford to attend their friends weddings and keep up with associated costs (stock image) 

Meanwhile, one in six millennial renters have had to move out of their temporary homes as a result of spending too much money attending weddings and then not being able to pay rent. 

In a worst case scenario, renters had to move back home with their parents after debts escalated. 

A third — 32 per cent — have had to turn down wedding invites because they couldn’t afford to go with the balance of paying for rent too. Again, this figure increases significantly — to 44 per cent — when it came to millennial-age respondents. 

The research revealed that a whopping 62 per cent of millennials had even lost friendships because they’ve said no to nuptials because they couldn’t afford it. 

Weddings are notoriously expensive — from the present to the cash bar — leaving people who also have bills and responsibilities sinking into debt for the sake of one day or weekend.

Those surveyed said that finding the perfect outfit as a wedding guest was the biggest cost, followed by gifts, accommodation and attending bachelor/bachelorette parties.

Last resort: One in six renters said that spending so much money on others people's weddings had forced them to eventually give up their rental - and sometimes move home (stock image)

Last resort: One in six renters said that spending so much money on others people's weddings had forced them to eventually give up their rental - and sometimes move home (stock image)

Last resort: One in six renters said that spending so much money on others people’s weddings had forced them to eventually give up their rental – and sometimes move home (stock image) 

One in seven guests admitted to spending in excess of $475 per person to attend a pal’s wedding — with some saying they forked out an eye-watering $1,215 to be at someone else’s special day. 

Worryingly, such extortionate costs have led to people becoming consumed by debt. 

One in four said they had missed bill or rent payments, while one in five admitted they were struggling to pay back credit debt. 

A UK-based woman, 30, who wished to remain anonymous, told SpareRoom that attending weddings was setting her and her husband back financially.    

‘As we speak, my husband is currently enduring day two of the hangover from hell after attending a particularly wild [bachelor party] in Lisbon, Portugal this weekend. 

‘Whilst the several liters of beer and countless whisky shots are undoubtedly the main cause of his extreme headaches and sickness, a secondary contributing factor to his current state of self loathing and regret has surely got to be the fact that, in total, he spent in excess of $1,215 of our hard-earned money on the weekend.’ 

The woman said it was her husband’s third costly bachelor party of the year, but she has had equally as many bachelorette-related events to attend.   

‘However, I can’t blame the fact that we haven’t been able to renovate our third bedroom or even been able to entertain the idea of a much needed two week vacay to somewhere exotic, entirely on the [guys] and their beer extravagance… 

‘In the last year alone, I’ve attended five [bachelorettes] — three of which have been abroad. So before we’ve even RSVP’d to the weddings themselves, at least $6,000 had been dropped on the pre-parties!’

Penny pinching: A woman told SpareRoom that showing up to friends' nuptials was costing her and her husband up to $3,650 per event (stock image)

Penny pinching: A woman told SpareRoom that showing up to friends' nuptials was costing her and her husband up to $3,650 per event (stock image)

Penny pinching: A woman told SpareRoom that showing up to friends’ nuptials was costing her and her husband up to $3,650 per event (stock image) 

‘We love our friends dearly and will always consider it to be a privilege to be invited to share in someone’s wedding day, but I’d be lying if I said the financial burden attached hasn’t resulted in serious conversations about belt tightening, penny pinching and postponing other things that we had been hoping to prioritize,’ she added.

The woman revealed that the couple had added up the costs associated with just one of the six weddings they jointly attended last year alone.

‘We had each attended the respective bachelor/bachelorette parties (both of which were abroad), booked flights and paid for accommodation for the wedding itself (also abroad), I was a bridesmaid and had to pay for my hair and make up, my husband was a [groomsman] and had to invest in a new suit.’

‘We bought a nice wedding gift and naturally incurred other smaller expenses here and there along the way… the final sum was over $3,650. On one wedding of six. Ouch,’ she said.

She continued to say that their savings had ‘taken a bit of a hit’. 

‘When we’re at a point in our lives when we’re very seriously trying to save for and plan our future, it feels very much like we’re always taking one step forward and two steps back. 

‘Of course, we’ve loved all the parties and celebrations, but again, I’d be lying if I said I don’t wince slightly when I think about what we might have been able to do with all that money.’

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Céline Dion poses for daring upskirt cover shot for CR Fashion Book https://kozygirls.com/celine-dion-poses-for-daring-upskirt-cover-shot-for-cr-fashion-book/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:17 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7376571/C-line-Dion-poses-daring-upskirt-cover-shot-CR-Fashion-Book.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Céline Dion is pushing boundaries with a revealing up-the-dress cover shoot for CR Fashion Book’s highly-anticipated September issue.  The 51-year-old singer, who is the star of two of the magazine’s four covers, was photographed by Valentin Herfray on the streets of Paris for the digitally distorted spread featured in the magazine’s […]

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Céline Dion is pushing boundaries with a revealing up-the-dress cover shoot for CR Fashion Book’s highly-anticipated September issue. 

The 51-year-old singer, who is the star of two of the magazine’s four covers, was photographed by Valentin Herfray on the streets of Paris for the digitally distorted spread featured in the magazine’s 15th issue, which has a ‘Private/Public’ theme. 

Céline shows off her long legs in black polka dot tights and a tutu on one of the avant-garde covers, but the fashion darling admitted it wasn’t something she would have been willing to do before.  

Daring display: Céline Dion posed for a revealing upskirt cover shoot for CR Fashion Book's September issue

Daring display: Céline Dion posed for a revealing upskirt cover shoot for CR Fashion Book's September issue

Daring display: Céline Dion posed for a revealing upskirt cover shoot for CR Fashion Book’s September issue 

Keeping it real: The digitally distorted spread highlights Céline's fashion evolution, and she admitted she wouldn't have been willing to pose for the upskirt shot five years ago

Keeping it real: The digitally distorted spread highlights Céline's fashion evolution, and she admitted she wouldn't have been willing to pose for the upskirt shot five years ago

Keeping it real: The digitally distorted spread highlights Céline’s fashion evolution, and she admitted she wouldn’t have been willing to pose for the upskirt shot five years ago

‘I mean, five years ago I would never let [a photographer] near up past my kneecap, you know? she told the magazine. ‘

‘Who would go under my tutu? Nobody. I mean, nobody. My husband, that was it. But I was just like, “Alright, here we go!”‘ 

The second cover shot is a trippy fish-eye photo of Céline at the Eiffel Tower that was taken with a selfie stick. The artist said she appreciated going out of her comfort zone for the shoot, which plays with scale, proportion, and perspective.  

‘I honestly love photo shoots, and I love everything about art and making photo shoots,’ she explained. 

Not your average tourist: The singer appears on two of the publication's four covers, and the second features a trippy fish-eye photo of her at the Eiffel Tower

Not your average tourist: The singer appears on two of the publication's four covers, and the second features a trippy fish-eye photo of her at the Eiffel Tower

Not your average tourist: The singer appears on two of the publication’s four covers, and the second features a trippy fish-eye photo of her at the Eiffel Tower

Different view: The images were shot by Parisian photographer Valentin Herfray, who played with scale, proportion, and perspective

Different view: The images were shot by Parisian photographer Valentin Herfray, who played with scale, proportion, and perspective

Different view: The images were shot by Parisian photographer Valentin Herfray, who played with scale, proportion, and perspective

Artistic vision: The icon said she appreciated going out of her comfort zone for the shoot

Artistic vision: The icon said she appreciated going out of her comfort zone for the shoot

Artistic vision: The icon said she appreciated going out of her comfort zone for the shoot

‘It was interesting to see myself in this distorted fish-eye [effect], where your head is bigger than your body or your body’s bigger than your head. One foot is a size twelve and the other is a size four. It’s very artistic.’

Inside the pages of the magazine are distorted images of her on the streets of Paris as well as another upskirt shot of her modeling fall fashions.  

Céline’s experimental shoot highlights her evolution following personal hardships, including the death of her husband and longtime manager René Angélil in 2016. 

Her personal style has continued to evolve as well, and in recent years she has become known for her showstopping high-fashion looks.  

Out for a walk: The experimental spread features distorted images of her on the streets of Paris

Out for a walk: The experimental spread features distorted images of her on the streets of Paris

Out for a walk: The experimental spread features distorted images of her on the streets of Paris

Loving it: 'It was interesting to see myself in this distorted fish-eye [effect], where your head is bigger than your body or your body’s bigger than your head,' Céline said

Loving it: 'It was interesting to see myself in this distorted fish-eye [effect], where your head is bigger than your body or your body’s bigger than your head,' Céline said

Loving it: ‘It was interesting to see myself in this distorted fish-eye [effect], where your head is bigger than your body or your body’s bigger than your head,’ Céline said 

Not having it: For many fans, Céline is a fashion queen, but she insists she's a boss

Not having it: For many fans, Céline is a fashion queen, but she insists she's a boss

Not having it: For many fans, Céline is a fashion queen, but she insists she’s a boss 

‘I seek clothes that make me feel sexy, approachable, fierce, edgy, glamorous, fun,’ she told the magazine. 

‘I’m crazy about clothes. They help me to express myself, as if borrowing characters to help me perform… They’re like songs. I don’t do ballads all the time; I have up-tempo songs as well.’

The songstress, who is about to kick off her global tour promoting her new album, Courage, admitted her love of dramatic looks with feathers has become an issue for her two stylists.  

She said they try to get her to tone it down, telling her: ‘Okay, Céline, you like this, this, this, this, this, and that, and they all have feathers. Can you choose two of your favorite eight looks with feathers?’

Behind-the-scenes: The fashion darling was photographed in Paris in early July

Behind-the-scenes: The fashion darling was photographed in Paris in early July

Behind-the-scenes: The fashion darling was photographed in Paris in early July 

Goal: Céline said she likes clothes that make her fee 'sexy, approachable, fierce, edgy, glamorous, [and] fun'

Goal: Céline said she likes clothes that make her fee 'sexy, approachable, fierce, edgy, glamorous, [and] fun'

Goal: Céline said she likes clothes that make her fee 'sexy, approachable, fierce, edgy, glamorous, [and] fun'

Goal: Céline said she likes clothes that make her fee 'sexy, approachable, fierce, edgy, glamorous, [and] fun'

Goal: Céline said she likes clothes that make her fee ‘sexy, approachable, fierce, edgy, glamorous, [and] fun’

‘They’re always trying to make a deal because, honestly, I’m just crazy,’ she added. 

For many fans, Céline is a fashion queen, but that’s not what the mother of three wants to be called.

‘I don’t want to be the queen. I’m the boss. That’s different. I’m the mother, I’m the boss, I’m in charge of my decisions with my team,’ she said. ‘I try to make the best of myself, to accomplish something, to always put the bar as high as I can. 

‘But the queen thing, for me personally, I don’t live that way. I can wear a crown. That I can do. Give me the crown and I’ll run the bathtub with bubbles. I dare you to come in and take a picture of that.’

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Facial cosmetic surgeons are seeing a rise in patients asking to CURE their ‘resting b**** face’ https://kozygirls.com/facial-cosmetic-surgeons-are-seeing-a-rise-in-patients-asking-to-cure-their-resting-b-face/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:16 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7365279/Facial-cosmetic-surgeons-seeing-rise-patients-asking-CURE-resting-b-face.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 US-based facial cosmetics surgeons are increasingly seeing patients searching for a solution to their ‘resting b**** face.’  Dr. Daria Hamrah, a Virginia-based board-certified surgeon, has witnessed an influx of individuals seeking a way to soften their ‘RBF,’ a term applied to people whose natural, relaxed facial expression appears to be […]

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US-based facial cosmetics surgeons are increasingly seeing patients searching for a solution to their ‘resting b**** face.’ 

Dr. Daria Hamrah, a Virginia-based board-certified surgeon, has witnessed an influx of individuals seeking a way to soften their ‘RBF,’ a term applied to people whose natural, relaxed facial expression appears to be angry and frowning — much like Victoria Beckham, Anna Kendrick and Kristen Stewart.

The surgeon said that the semi-permanent filler procedure, which started as a Korean Beauty trend, is now ‘common’ among American patients of all ages, who want their natural expression to appear more ‘kind’ than ‘Kanye’. 

Solution: People are turning to facial cosmetic surgeons to 'cure' their naturally occurring resting b*tch face by having fillers applied at the corner of the lips (stock image)

Solution: People are turning to facial cosmetic surgeons to 'cure' their naturally occurring resting b*tch face by having fillers applied at the corner of the lips (stock image)

Solution: People are turning to facial cosmetic surgeons to ‘cure’ their naturally occurring resting b*tch face by having fillers applied at the corner of the lips (stock image) 

RBF: Rapper Kanye West, pictured, is considered a quintessential example of a man with resting b*tch face

RBF: Rapper Kanye West, pictured, is considered a quintessential example of a man with resting b*tch face

RBF: Rapper Kanye West, pictured, is considered a quintessential example of a man with resting b*tch face 

‘The treatment to cure RBF has been common recently, especially as a rejuvenation procedure for aging around the mouth,’ Dr. Hamrah told DailyMail.com.

Dr. Hamrah of Nova Surgicare said that the request is more frequent among clients from certain racial backgrounds. 

In general, he sees younger Asian patients asking for the procedure, but ageing people of all backgrounds also see it as a way to target ‘marionette lines’ around the corner of the mouth.  

‘Today, it has become more common in certain ethnic populations, where the downward turn of the corners of the mouth are not caused by aging, but rather due to their ethnic feature.  

‘In my area [McLean, Virginia], since I have a very diverse ethnic population, it is very mixed. The older patients are getting it for rejuvenation purposes and my younger patients, mostly from the Asian population are addressing their RBF concerns,’ he clarified. 

Expert: Dr. Daria Hamrah, pictured, has seen a rise in the treatment among people of all ages and backgrounds, but specifically young Asian patients

Expert: Dr. Daria Hamrah, pictured, has seen a rise in the treatment among people of all ages and backgrounds, but specifically young Asian patients

Expert: Dr. Daria Hamrah, pictured, has seen a rise in the treatment among people of all ages and backgrounds, but specifically young Asian patients 

A typical treatment involves 1cc of filler (about a teaspoon) injected around the corners of the mouth at an upward angle. Associated costs range from $700-$800. 

‘The process is very simple and painless and just like any other filler injection or Botox injection in the face,’ Dr. Hamrah stated. 

‘There are some major blood vessels around the corners of the mouth and in inexperienced hands, the treatment could lead to bruising and swelling that lasts about a week.

‘However, if done by a facial cosmetic/plastic surgeon familiar with facial anatomy it is rare to have any adverse effects. The effects are instant and last about a year to 18 months.

‘The treatment lasts about 12-28 months and the results can be extended or augmented with the use of little amounts of Botox or other neuromodulators like Jeuveau,’ Dr. Hamrah, who has 15 year’s experience as an oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, added.  

A 2016 study by the University of Basel in Switzerland found that humans do judge a book by its cover — or rather, a person by their resting b**** face.  

Posh: Former Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham is often cited as having a naturally occurring RBF

Posh: Former Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham is often cited as having a naturally occurring RBF

Posh: Former Spice Girl turned fashion designer Victoria Beckham is often cited as having a naturally occurring RBF

Researchers revealed that individuals feel it is justified to ostracize others from a group if their expression appears cold and incompetent. 

During several studies, the team gave 480 participants portraits of different male faces — some were warm or cold and competent or incompetent. By the end of the study, an overwhelming number of participants deemed it acceptable to social exclude people whose looked cold and incompetent.

However, Dr. Rene Paulson, Executive Director of the Center for Research Design and Analysis at Texas Woman’s University, said she has come to see her own RBF ‘as much a blessing as a curse’.

‘Women confronted by a world that automatically attaches negative attributes to their non-smiling face must quickly learn how to communicate and also hone a finely-tuned awareness of both our own emotions and the emotions of those around us,’ she said. 

Dr. John Lund, an expert on interpersonal relationships and communication, backed her up when he said: ‘Instead of communicating to be understood you have to communicate to not be misunderstood.’ 

In 2016, a team of researchers proved there was actual science behind resting b**** face. 

Contempt: Researchers found that the expression most intrinsic to RBF, which Kristen Stewart, pictured, is said to portray, is contempt

Contempt: Researchers found that the expression most intrinsic to RBF, which Kristen Stewart, pictured, is said to portray, is contempt

Contempt: Researchers found that the expression most intrinsic to RBF, which Kristen Stewart, pictured, is said to portray, is contempt

To explain why certain passive gazes seem so harsh, behavioral researchers Jason Rogers and Abbe Macbeth partnered with Noldus Information Technology to utilize a a facial expression recognition tool (FaceReader) in a bid to analyze the many different emotions of the face.

The software revealed that ‘resting b**** face’ is characterized by higher levels of ‘unconscious, subtle contempt,’ and while it may not be intentional, your brain is wired to pick up on it.

Publishing their findings, they said that the software read more than 500 points on the face to detect basic emotions, including happy, angry, sad, scared, surprised, disgusted, neutral, and contempt.

Lips: RBF, as seen on actress Anna Kendrick, is often exemplified by one lip pulling slightly upwards

Lips: RBF, as seen on actress Anna Kendrick, is often exemplified by one lip pulling slightly upwards

Lips: RBF, as seen on actress Anna Kendrick, is often exemplified by one lip pulling slightly upwards 

The team established a control group of passive faces, which the software read as having roughly 97 percent neutrality, before introducing known celebrity RBFs such as Kanye, Queen Elizabeth, Victoria Beckham and more.  

They stated that FaceReader scans revealed that all of these faces were linked to a spike in the software’s perceived contempt signals — such as one side of the lip being pulled back and slightly squinted eyes.  

However, the researchers said the facial expression didn’t necessarily imply true contempt, it’s just how the viewer perceived it. 

‘FaceReader is not detecting enough contempt to reflect true contempt, because these faces are not actually displaying contempt. It just looks like contempt to the viewer,’ the authors said.

‘Thus, it is the perception of that unconscious, subtle contempt expression that defines RBF. Although that face may not be intentional, the viewer’s brain is wired to analyze, and recognize, when a face is displaying even minute traces of contempt.

‘Because contempt is based upon elements of comparison and judgment, viewing this in someone’s face creates a feeling of uneasiness, or uncomfortableness, for the person viewing that face.’    

FaceReader: Researchers used a facial recognition tool to uncover what constitutes resting b*tch face

FaceReader: Researchers used a facial recognition tool to uncover what constitutes resting b*tch face

FaceReader: Researchers used a facial recognition tool to uncover what constitutes resting b*tch face 

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Infamous Friends’ monkey Marcel lands another TV role https://kozygirls.com/infamous-friends-monkey-marcel-lands-another-tv-role/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:13 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7376783/Infamous-Friends-monkey-Marcel-lands-TV-role.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Marcel from Friends — aka Katie the capuchin — has landed a new acting gig.  The beloved animal, who was Ross Geller’s sidekick in the early days of the iconic sitcom, will grace screens in the comic book adaptation Y: The Last Man, which will air on FX in 2020.  […]

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Marcel from Friends — aka Katie the capuchin — has landed a new acting gig. 

The beloved animal, who was Ross Geller’s sidekick in the early days of the iconic sitcom, will grace screens in the comic book adaptation Y: The Last Man, which will air on FX in 2020. 

The role could have gone unnoticed too, if not for FX CEO John Landgraf, who was recently reviewing tapes of the show. Eagle-eyed Landgraf recognized the monkey from his own days as a longtime executive at NBC, the network where Friends was aired from 1994-2004. 

Iconic: Marcel, as seen with sidekick Ross Gellar, is really a capuchin named Katie, who is due to appear in the upcoming show Y: The Last Man

Iconic: Marcel, as seen with sidekick Ross Gellar, is really a capuchin named Katie, who is due to appear in the upcoming show Y: The Last Man

Iconic: Marcel, as seen with sidekick Ross Gellar, is really a capuchin named Katie, who is due to appear in the upcoming show Y: The Last Man 

Comic: The FX show is an adaptation of the comic book of the same name, in which Yorick Brown has a primate companion named Ampersand

Comic: The FX show is an adaptation of the comic book of the same name, in which Yorick Brown has a primate companion named Ampersand

Comic: The FX show is an adaptation of the comic book of the same name, in which Yorick Brown has a primate companion named Ampersand 

Seventh friend: In early episodes of the 1990s sitcom, Marcel was often referred to as the 'seventh friend'

Seventh friend: In early episodes of the 1990s sitcom, Marcel was often referred to as the 'seventh friend'

Seventh friend: In early episodes of the 1990s sitcom, Marcel was often referred to as the ‘seventh friend’

‘I recognize Jennifer Aniston, I recognize Courteney Cox, and I recognize that monkey!’ Landgraf told the bemused audience recently at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. 

‘There’s nothing like a really experienced actor who knows how to hit their marks,’ he joked.

Katie the capuchin notably played Marcel, a male monkey, and for Y: The Last Man she’s swapping genders once again. 

The monkey’s animal trainer confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Katie is indeed starring in the show. 

The trainer revealed that Katie is now in her ‘mid to late 30s’ — and that capuchins can live until the age of 40. Ergo, plenty of time left in the limelight. 

Famous: Katie's turn as Marcel, left and right, is one of the best known and loved animal characters in television history

Famous: Katie's turn as Marcel, left and right, is one of the best known and loved animal characters in television history

Famous: Katie's turn as Marcel, left and right, is one of the best known and loved animal characters in television history

Famous: Katie's turn as Marcel, left and right, is one of the best known and loved animal characters in television history

Famous: Katie’s turn as Marcel, left and right, is one of the best known and loved animal characters in television history

Katie has reportedly filmed her role in the pilot, which stars Irish actor Barry Keoghan as Yorick Brown, the last surviving man on Earth, who is on a mission to find out why the male population has been wiped out. 

Katie will play his primate, Ampersand; the only other male mammal to have survived. Diane Lane, Imogen Poots, Amber Tamblyn, Timothy Hutton and Lashana Lynch will also appear in the hotly-anticipated show. 

It’s unclear whether Katie will feature throughout the show, or whether she’ll be replaced by a CGI version. 

However, with Landgraf’s approval — ‘She’s still as good,’ he told a crowd — there is hope.   

While Friends fans are delighted at the prospect of seeing Marcel on screens again, the news hasn’t thrilled everybody. 

Screen stars: Irish actor Barry Keoghan, left, and Diane Lane, right, will appear in Y: The Last Man

Screen stars: Irish actor Barry Keoghan, left, and Diane Lane, right, will appear in Y: The Last Man

Screen stars: Irish actor Barry Keoghan, left, and Diane Lane, right, will appear in Y: The Last Man

Screen stars: Irish actor Barry Keoghan, left, and Diane Lane, right, will appear in Y: The Last Man

Screen stars: Irish actor Barry Keoghan, left, and Diane Lane, right, will appear in Y: The Last Man

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) primatologist Julia Gallucci slammed FX.

‘In an age when Aladdin and Dumbo have brought monkeys to life with realistic, humane computer-generated imagery, there’s no excuse for dragging a live monkey onto the set of Y,’ her statement released through PETA read.

‘We were shocked to see that a real monkey was used in Y,’ the statement reads. 

‘As PETA warned FX as well as Y’s producer and various showrunners, using monkeys as television props thwarts conservation efforts and promotes exotic-pet ownership, which involves removing baby monkeys from their mothers shortly after birth and raising them in deprived conditions,’ she also said. 

Jobs: Katie has been busy working as a mascot for a basketball team

Jobs: Katie has been busy working as a mascot for a basketball team

Jobs: Katie has been busy working as a mascot for a basketball team 

30 Rock: Katie, pictured, starred in 30 Rock alongside Tina Fey at one stage

30 Rock: Katie, pictured, starred in 30 Rock alongside Tina Fey at one stage

30 Rock: Katie, pictured, starred in 30 Rock alongside Tina Fey at one stage 

Future star: Katie appeared alongside future mega-star Ariana Grande, pictured right, on the short-lived show Sam & Cat in 2013

Future star: Katie appeared alongside future mega-star Ariana Grande, pictured right, on the short-lived show Sam & Cat in 2013

Future star: Katie appeared alongside future mega-star Ariana Grande, pictured right, on the short-lived show Sam & Cat in 2013

Katie first appeared on Friends in season one in 1994, eventually starring in eight episodes of the New York-based show. 

The popular primate went on to have roles on 30 Rock, The Loop, and alongside Ariana Grande in Sam & Cat. According to her IMDB, she is also a mascot for a basketball team in Los Angeles. 

Sometimes viewers confuse her with the widely-successful Crystal,  who has starred in American Pie, Doctor Dolittle, The Hangover, Night at the Museum and The Big Bang Theory.  

 

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A Brooklyn restaurant is serving a $100 24k lobster roll https://kozygirls.com/a-brooklyn-restaurant-is-serving-a-100-24k-lobster-roll/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:12 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-7377035/A-Brooklyn-restaurant-serving-100-24k-lobster-roll.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 A newly-opened Brooklyn restaurant is serving up some very luxurious lobster rolls — which are made with real gold. According to Eater, BK Lobster in Crown Heights is offering up its very special Golden Lobster Roll since it’s grand opening this weekend. The seafood dish, which costs a whopping $100, […]

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A newly-opened Brooklyn restaurant is serving up some very luxurious lobster rolls — which are made with real gold.

According to Eater, BK Lobster in Crown Heights is offering up its very special Golden Lobster Roll since it’s grand opening this weekend.

The seafood dish, which costs a whopping $100, comes infused with 24 karat edible gold. 

Gilded: BK Lobster in Crown Heights is offering up its very special Golden Lobster Roll for $100

Gilded: BK Lobster in Crown Heights is offering up its very special Golden Lobster Roll for $100

Gilded: BK Lobster in Crown Heights is offering up its very special Golden Lobster Roll for $100

Budget: The restaurant also has regular lobster rolls for around $20

Budget: The restaurant also has regular lobster rolls for around $20

Budget: The restaurant also has regular lobster rolls for around $20

Glitzy: The Golden Lobster Roll consists of three tails wrapped in gold leaf and comes with a glass of wine with 23k gold flakes

Glitzy: The Golden Lobster Roll consists of three tails wrapped in gold leaf and comes with a glass of wine with 23k gold flakes

Glitzy: The Golden Lobster Roll consists of three tails wrapped in gold leaf and comes with a glass of wine with 23k gold flakes

The Golden Lobster Roll consists of three tails wrapped in gold leaf. 

Diners who opt for the incredibly expensive lobster roll also get a glass of wine with 23k gold flakes, promising a truly glitzy experience.  

If that’s a bit out of budget, visitors can order regular old lobster rolls for $18 and up.

According to Gothamist, all of the toppings and spreads at the restaurant, including mayo and bacon, are actually vegan. 

Meat gets glam! 212 Steakhouse in New York City is selling a steak covered in edible 14K gold

Meat gets glam! 212 Steakhouse in New York City is selling a steak covered in edible 14K gold

Meat gets glam! 212 Steakhouse in New York City is selling a steak covered in edible 14K gold

Luxe meal: Called The Gold Experience, it uses 6oz. of Kobe beef, which is already pretty pricey — but with the gold, is costs $400

Luxe meal: Called The Gold Experience, it uses 6oz. of Kobe beef, which is already pretty pricey — but with the gold, is costs $400

Luxe meal: Called The Gold Experience, it uses 6oz. of Kobe beef, which is already pretty pricey — but with the gold, is costs $400

BK Lobster is hardly the first eatery to sprinkle real, edible gold on their food — in fact, it’s not even the only spot in New York City to embrace the gimmick.

In November, 212 Steakhouse debuted ‘The Gold Experience,’ a 6oz. 24k gold Kobe beef steak for $400.

‘The Steak itself had lots of marbling and it was soooooo tender. It literally melted in my mouth,’ gushed @feedyourgirlfriend, who tried it around the time of its debut. 

‘The most extra meal I’ve had – it was so tender and delicious,’ wrote @matchadee.

Metal mouth: These 24-karat gold chicken wings debuted at The Ainsworth

Metal mouth: These 24-karat gold chicken wings debuted at The Ainsworth

Metal mouth: These 24-karat gold chicken wings debuted at The Ainsworth

Kim Kardashian's friend Jonathan Cheban helped unveil the wings and collaborated on them with the restaurant

Kim Kardashian's friend Jonathan Cheban helped unveil the wings and collaborated on them with the restaurant

Kim Kardashian's friend Jonathan Cheban helped unveil the wings and collaborated on them with the restaurant

Kim Kardashian's friend Jonathan Cheban helped unveil the wings and collaborated on them with the restaurant

Kim Kardashian’s friend Jonathan Cheban helped unveil the wings and collaborated on them with the restaurant 

And in May of 2018, The Ainsworth came out with chicken wings covered in edible 24-karat gold.

Kim Kardashian’s friend Jonathan Cheban helped unveil the wings, which hit menus at the restaurant’s locations in Chelsea and the East Village.

Ten wings cost $45, 20 wings $90, and for $1,000 diners could order 50 wings with a bottle of Champagne Armand de Brignac.

Jonathan created the wings in collaboration with The Ainsworth owner Brian Mazza, who raved about them as well. 

‘The creative process is hands down the best part of my job! This 24k Gold Wing collab with @foodgod was a really fun project!’

Height of decadence: Industry Kitchen in New York City has a pizza on offer topped with truffles, caviar, and 24-karat gold

Height of decadence: Industry Kitchen in New York City has a pizza on offer topped with truffles, caviar, and 24-karat gold

Height of decadence: Industry Kitchen in New York City has a pizza on offer topped with truffles, caviar, and 24-karat gold

Interesting mix: The pizza, which requires 48 hours advance notice on orders, works out to $250 per slice

Interesting mix: The pizza, which requires 48 hours advance notice on orders, works out to $250 per slice

Interesting mix: The pizza, which requires 48 hours advance notice on orders, works out to $250 per slice

And in 2016, Industry Kitchen earned internet buzz when it debuted The 24k, a pizza made with gold, for a whopping $2,000.

The 24k flakes on the pizza top imported white stilton cheese, dollops of Ossetra caviar from the Caspian Sea, as well as truffles and Fois Gras from France.

Sliced into eight pieces, the pizza works out to $250 per slice, meaning it costs roughly $50 per bite.

Talking to Town & Country, Industry Kitchen Executive Chef Braulio Bunay said he was inspired to create the pizza by the city’s Financial District, which he described as ‘the epitome of decadence’.

‘The pizza is extremely rich — if you’re in the mood for a lavish meal, this is the pizza for you,’ he said.

Bunay also claimed that, despite its decadence – and price tag – using the ingredients as pizza toppings made it ‘more approachable’. 

 

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Paulina Porizkova shares a photo of herself trying out the viral Hanacure face mask https://kozygirls.com/paulina-porizkova-shares-a-photo-of-herself-trying-out-the-viral-hanacure-face-mask/ Tue, 20 Aug 2019 23:58:09 +0000 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7376415/Paulina-Porizkova-shares-photo-trying-viral-Hanacure-face-mask.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Paulina Porizkova has become the latest celebrity to try out the viral Hanacure face mask that tightens the face so much it distorts it — but her dog was not a fan of the temporary change in her appearance.  The 54-year-old model took to Instagram on Monday to share a […]

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Paulina Porizkova has become the latest celebrity to try out the viral Hanacure face mask that tightens the face so much it distorts it — but her dog was not a fan of the temporary change in her appearance. 

The 54-year-old model took to Instagram on Monday to share a wide-eyed photo of herself modeling the Korean skincare mask used by the likes of Kim Kardashian and Drew Barrymore. 

The brush-on mask is known for making users look like older, creepier versions of themselves, and in the image, Paulina’s blue eyes are pulled open and the skin around her eyes and lips looks wrinkled and molten. 

Hilarious: Paulina Porizkova, 54, took to Instagram on Monday to post a wide-eyed snapshot of herself trying out the viral Hanacure face mask that tightens the face so much it distorts it

Hilarious: Paulina Porizkova, 54, took to Instagram on Monday to post a wide-eyed snapshot of herself trying out the viral Hanacure face mask that tightens the face so much it distorts it

Hilarious: Paulina Porizkova, 54, took to Instagram on Monday to post a wide-eyed snapshot of herself trying out the viral Hanacure face mask that tightens the face so much it distorts it

Beauty: The supermodel (pictured last month) said the mask didn't change the laxity of her skin, but she noted it did give her a healthy glow

Beauty: The supermodel (pictured last month) said the mask didn't change the laxity of her skin, but she noted it did give her a healthy glow

Beauty: The supermodel (pictured last month) said the mask didn’t change the laxity of her skin, but she noted it did give her a healthy glow

The Sports Illustrated star couldn’t resist joking about her appearance while wearing the tightening mask around her home.   

‘Wow! This mask really works! At least, while I have it on and it’s drying… This is the famous Hanacure mask from Korea,’ she captioned the image, which shows her lying on her bed. 

‘As you can see, it was like the tightest facelift imaginable. It pulled my eyes and mouth wide, and was rather hilarious except my dog Ludwig got scared of me and kept barking until I washed it off.’ 

At the end of her hilarious post, she gave an honest review of the product, and while it didn’t miraculously change the texture of her skin, she appreciated the appearance of her skin after having it on. 

A-list beauty item: The tightening mask is known for making the skin look wrinkled. Kourtney Kardashian shared a photo of herself trying out the mask with her sister Kim in February

A-list beauty item: The tightening mask is known for making the skin look wrinkled. Kourtney Kardashian shared a photo of herself trying out the mask with her sister Kim in February

A-list beauty item: The tightening mask is known for making the skin look wrinkled. Kourtney Kardashian shared a photo of herself trying out the mask with her sister Kim in February 

Feeling the heat: Paulina recently documented her lengthy stay in New Orleans, sharing plenty of photos of herself taking in the sights and sounds of the city

Feeling the heat: Paulina recently documented her lengthy stay in New Orleans, sharing plenty of photos of herself taking in the sights and sounds of the city

Feeling the heat: Paulina recently documented her lengthy stay in New Orleans, sharing plenty of photos of herself taking in the sights and sounds of the city

Taking in the sights: In one snapshot, she is rinking a Hurricane at Pat O Brian’

Taking in the sights: In one snapshot, she is rinking a Hurricane at Pat O Brian’

Another shows her overed in powdered sugar as she enjoys a beignet at Cafe du Monde

Another shows her overed in powdered sugar as she enjoys a beignet at Cafe du Monde

Taking in the sights: In one snapshot, she is rinking a Hurricane at Pat O Brian’s. Another shows her overed in powdered sugar as she enjoys a beignet at Cafe du Monde

‘Did it work, you may wonder. Well, once I washed it off, my skin went back to its normal 54 year old laxity, but I had a nice smooth glow for the night,’ she explained. 

The model’s Instagram page has become a place for her to share her experiences, travels, and beauty adventures with her 76,700 Instagram followers. 

Paulina recently documented her lengthy stay in New Orleans, sharing plenty of photos of herself taking in the sights and sounds of the city. 

In one snapshot, her nose is covered in powdered sugar as she enjoys a beignet at Cafe du Monde. Another shows her fresh-faced and drinking a Hurricane at Pat O Brian’s.

Beautiful: The Czech-born model shared a photo of herself from a 2018 shoot for Czech Elle last month while revealing she used to 'hate' her neck

Beautiful: The Czech-born model shared a photo of herself from a 2018 shoot for Czech Elle last month while revealing she used to 'hate' her neck

Beautiful: The Czech-born model shared a photo of herself from a 2018 shoot for Czech Elle last month while revealing she used to ‘hate’ her neck 

Honesty: She said she has since learned to embrace her neck after seeing the portrait

Honesty: She said she has since learned to embrace her neck after seeing the portrait

Honesty: She said she has since learned to embrace her neck after seeing the portrait 

Before the trip, she was praised for embracing her body and the aging process after opening up about her neck, which she said she once used to ‘hate.’

‘Let’s talk about necks. Older necks, specifically. How many of us hate our necks? I hated mine until I saw this photo, published last year in Czech Elle. And here, I sort of love it,’ she wrote, referring to the portrait shot she shared.

The photo, a black and white shot, shows the model staring out into the distance with her hair tied back, exposing her neck and decolletage.

‘The ropey parts, sharply defined and angular, suit me I think,’ she continued. ‘I like the decisiveness of my neck. I look to be on my way somewhere, looking forward to it, being on my way. Like two sails in the wind. And no one can stop me. My neck leads the way.’

Since she shared her heartfelt post in July, it has racked up nearly 10,000 likes and over 600 comments. 

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