Izabella Zaydenberg

Izabella joined the Elite Daily team after covering fashion and beauty for Time Out NY and SHEfinds. When she isn't typing away, she's playing with her rescue pets and getting angry about Game of Thrones. Follow her on Instagram @belkastrelka.

Recent Articles

This New Discovery Could Explain Why Your Period Is So Unbearable

Fact: periods suck. They have sucked since the beginning of time and unless we put our thinking caps on and get to science-ing our way to a better period, they will continue sucking. The one silver (uterine) lining? You know you're not alone when eve…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

This Ad Suggests Big Boobs Are The Key To Success And People Are Furious

Like many girls, I've thought about how different my life would be if I had bigger boobs. As my weight fluctuated (and eventually evened out) in the last two years, I finally began to own and love the body I have. I began to actually like my cup size…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Kim K Swears By This Hack That's Basically The 'Lip Kit' For Your Hairline

If you're a hairy girl like me, you know a thing or two about bad hairlines. They rarely do what you want them to. Mine, for example, looks like someone took a lawnmower to the center of my head and slathered some Rogaine on the sides. Also, sideburn…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

The TSA Is About To Get A Makeover So Airport Security Doesn't Suck So Much

Flying sucks and it's all the TSA's fault. In the TSA's defense, it's kind of a good thing that it sucks so much. It's for our security and safety and all that important stuff we should be more thankful for. But let's get real, flying absolutely blow…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Apparently There's Another Major Problem If You Buy Kylie Jenner's Lip Kits

Looks like Kylie Jenner just can't catch a break. Not that she needs one, but still. King Kylie's ubiquitous Lip Kits have earned her a not-so-glam "F" rating from the Better Business Bureau. No, not because of the formula similarities between her li…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Your Dog Can Actually Give You A Life-Threatening Infection By Licking You

I spent my Fourth of July living my best life: getting showered with love by a morbidly obese beagle named Pumba, who had farts that would easily clear out anyone within a 10-mile radius. In my experience, dog love comes in a variety of forms. There'…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

This Is The New 'Thigh Gap' And It's Even More Ridiculous

If you wanted yet another reason to hate your body, boy, do I got one. Actually, before all that, let's talk about the Fourth of July. There are precisely four things that the most 'Merica of all holidays is known for: fireworks, flag bikinis, binge …
By Izabella Zaydenberg

This Is The Time You're Least Likely To Be Watching Porn

What were you doing this past Sunday? Maybe you were out drinking the Sunday scaries away. Maybe you were calling it an early night. But chances are — and it's a high, high chance — you were probably watching "Game of Thrones" with the other 8.9 mill…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

This Mom Got Body-Shamed For Wearing Shorts And I'm Angry About It

I have jiggly thighs. I've had cellulite as long as I can remember and no matter how much I spin, run or do barre, I still have thunder thighs that just won't quit. Most importantly, I love my thighs. Jiggle or not, they're MY thighs and help carry m…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Celebrities Hospitalized For 'Exhaustion' Are Really Just Tired

We all have the same complaints: Our jobs stretch us thin and we don't get enough sleep... but literally everyone is super exhausted all the time. That's what you get for living in the city that never sleeps: You virtually never have time for some sh…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Blake Lively Has The Most Insane Definition Of What It Means To 'Relax'

You know what I find relaxing? Taking a bath. Cuddling with my dog. Taking a long walk in the park, in sneakers. You know what I definitely don't find relaxing? Wearing a pair of towering heels. Apparently, though, I should. In true Blake Lively fash…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Whatever You Do, You'll Be A Better Mom Than This Former Beauty Queen

According to my friends with babies, there are a lot of things nobody tells you about having a kid. Namely, how you'll be covered in some form of bodily fluid at all times. Or how no matter how hard you try, you'll never be able to wash away that “ne…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

The Trick To Preventing Unexpected Bloating Is Surprisingly Simple

If you're a human, you're probably no stranger to bloating. I, for one, currently feel like a whale due to my period, having a huge lunch and drinking a Starbucks Venti iced coffee. Basically, I'm a resident of Bloat City, and it looks like I'm stuck…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Plus-Size Model's Fiancé Posts The Most Body-Positive Breastfeeding Photo

Let's talk about breastfeeding. I am by no means even remotely an expert on the topic. I am not a mother, nor do I have extensive experience dealing with kids. From what I do understand, however, it's not exactly an easy thing to do. There are pumps …
By Izabella Zaydenberg

This Is The Weird Way People Are Recycling Their Pets' Fur

If there's one thing no one told me before adopting a very fluffy cat (and an equally fluffy Pomeranian mix), it's that there will never be a time I am NOT covered in fur. I mean, I love both my pets. I love them so much that I am normally covered in…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

The Internet Is Obsessing Over This Baby Seal That Was Rescued From A Storm

It's hump day, which means it's prime time to talk about the only thing that's keeping you from crying yourself to sleep for the next two days: baby animals. Specifically, baby seals. Personally, I find that baby seals vaguely resemble old gym socks,…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Trader Joe's Just Got In Huge Trouble For How It's Been Refrigerating Food

In case you weren't grossed out enough by the fact that it's Monday and it's swelteringly hot outside, you now have another reason to want to vom. Trader Joe's — aka THE place to get $2 wine and the best cookie dough known to man — has just been fine…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Here's How Other Brands' Lipsticks Measure Up To Kylie Lip Kits

For those who don't know, I'm kind of the big kahuna when it comes to bitch lips. Black lipstick is kind of my thing, as is winged liner and saying decidedly un-PC things. When Kylie released her Dead of Knight (ugh, the name annoys me so much) Lip K…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

This Goat Beauty Pageant Was Better Than Any Miss Universe Competition

No matter what happened to you this weekend — you went to the beach, got engaged, had a baby, whatever — there is no way in hell your weekend was better than this goat's. Demyte (AKA “Little Spot”), a female goat, was crowned the prettiest goat in al…
By Izabella Zaydenberg

Dogs May Be Able To Help Treat Diabetes Just By Smelling Your Breath

I'd like to think that my Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix, Chloe, is the smartest dog in the entire universe. She knows how to comfort me (usually by licking the crap out of my face), make me laugh and protect me. When I first adopted her, I was going throu…
By Izabella Zaydenberg