Leave it to LUSH to formulate the perfect antidote for those autumn-onset blues with a sweet starry-night-in-a-bottle ― and to make it a bittersweet limited edition, so that we’ll have to ration it all spring and summer long. Twilight Shower Gel, the sudsy incarnation of the brand’s beloved Twilight Bath Bomb, only comes around once a year, but it’s impossible not to get attached to the warm, slightly herbal tonka bean and lavender fragrance. With a twinkling dark purple gel formula that would make Edward Cullen jealous (don’t worry, the iridescence washes right off), you might not want to leave the bath until May. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. [$18.95 for 8.8 fl. oz., LUSH]
Ever since I got in on the bold lipstick game, I’ve been on the hunt for the most pigmented, longest-lasting color around. It’s fairly safe to say that I’ve tried at least half of the formulas on the market (or at least that you can buy at Sephora, where I am basically the resident squatter), and while I’ve found some that I really love, it’s usually for their moisturizing qualities, ease of use, and, um, attractiveness of the package in my hand, never the bright, true color and lasting power that I initially set out for. Lip Tar, a 100% vegan and cruelty-free product by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, is unlike anything I’ve ever tried, and it seriously delivers. Keep reading »
Not only did Olivia Wilde give a fiercely awesome (and hilariously revealing!) monologue alongside other female game changers at Glamour‘s “These Girls” event, but she also managed to look pretty damn fierce while doing so. The starlet, accompanied by boyfriend Jason Sudeikis, had the honor of finishing off the evening’s performances with her own frank, honest tale (namely, of how her failed marriage caused her vagina to die). We totally covet her leather-heavy look, but it’s just a little unrealistic for every day (non-celebrity) wear — switch out her leather leggings for a pair of coated skinny jeans, and you’ve got yourself an outfit that’s casual and chic while still being, you know, completely badass, just like Olivia herself. Keep reading »
Sometime in the next few months, you may want to consider exchanging your current (cold, dark, wintry) location for something just a bit more tropical. (Hawaii? The Caribbean? Just some ideas…) Whenever and wherever you decide to take flight, make it a Soap & Glory Shower Trip. Don’t fret about siphoning your favorite bath products into tiny plastic bottles ― all you need are these five flight-sized beautifiers, plus a sudsy puff, all packaged in a pretty zip panel tote. And before you ask, yes, they’re all under 100ML, meaning you can toss this set in your suitcase and take it anywhere, no bag-checking necessary. With Soap & Glory’s beloved Clean On Me Shower Gel, The Righteous Butter Body Butter, The Scrub Of Your Life Smoothing Body Scrub, and Hand Food Hand Cream, you’ll never feel dirty or dry… and with their bestselling Super-Colour Sexy Mother Pucker in limited edition shade Punch Bowl, you’ll never look worse for the wear.
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This rosy look is amazing on Christina Hendricks, right? It’s incredibly flattering to her coloring ― she looks gorgeous and natural but not washed out or underdone. These pale shades may not work for everyone, but any skin tone can adapt a similar look by using deeper colors that echo the undertones of the complexion. But for fair skin, sometimes all you really need to brighten up a pale situation (especially in the cooler months, when everything’s a little dull and dry) is a little bit of eyeliner and touches of a color that mimics your natural flush. Keep reading »
I’m a longtime makeup fiend, but up until last year I had yet to be schooled in the magic of makeup brushes. Sure, I used the small, tapered type to flick on my gel eyeliner, and a couple of shoddy shadow brushes I had accumulated from long-forgotten palettes, but the numerous varieties and purposes were lost on me. I patted on powder with the stupid sponge it came with and wondered why my face looked so cakey; I applied blush with my fingertips and became frustrated when I could never blend the color properly. On a whim I purchased a $12 set of EcoTools brushes from CVS: it was rudimentary, but it was a start. Keep reading »
Just one time won’t do; you’re going to have to watch this video at least twice before you can even begin to comprehend what’s going on … and maybe not even then. Karl Lagerfeld graced French television Monday night as a guest on talk show Le Grand Journal and, naturellement, the subject arose of le chat Choupette. An admirer takes the opportunity to praise Karl’s love of cats, then proceeds to shock the Chanel designer by turning the camera to his own pet, Chat Lagerfeld. We soon discover that Chat Lagerfeld may not, in fact, be a cat at all. At all. The Kaiser is not amused. (But he totally is.) [The Cut]
First there was Marilyn, and then there was Jayne. Busty, (bottle) blonde, and ribald, Mansfield became known as the “Working Man’s Monroe” for both her physical likeness to Norma Jeane and her own brand of salacious, exaggeratedly sexual appeal. “Hollywood’s smartest dumb blonde” had a genius IQ and was fluent in five languages, but she knew full well that the public didn’t care about her brains; rather, they were far more interested in her 40-21-35 dimensions.
A pledged member ― the High Priestess, in fact ― of Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan, it was rumored that Jayne sold her soul for fame and fortune and suffered the consequences: a grisly car accident death that saw the stunning young actress and American sex symbol nearly decapitated, while her three children under the age of 5, including her now-famous daughter, Mariska Hargitay, looked on from the backseat. Beautiful, brilliant, bizarre: Mansfield lives on as one of the most fascinating pop figures of the last century. Whatever you do, don’t forget a touch of pink. Keep reading »
Let’s talk about Places I Wish I Had Been Last Night: Chanel fêted the 80th anniversary of their “Bijoux De Diamants” collection here in New York and, as one can always anticipate from an occasion hosted by the illustrious French fashion house, a host of starlets and socialites alike showed up in their Lagerfeld finest. Let’s take a look at the best (and slightly questionably)-dressed of the elite crowd…