Profile for Rachel Krause

avatar

In Case You Were Wondering, I Still Hate Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga Isn't Cool
"I've had grand pianos that are more expensive than a year's rent." Read More »
Gaga's Meat Dress
An NYC butcher weighs in. Read More »
Lady Gaga's Apartment
celebrity
Check out Gaga's living quarters. Read More »
Gaga's Thong
Uh oh! Gaga forgot her pants again. Read More »

I couldn’t feasibly be any less interested in Lady Gaga‘s Vogue cover. Frankly, I’m shocked that Anna Wintour would even go for it, considering that Gaga is so appallingly uninteresting at this point to everybody except her harem of zealots. I would rather see literally anybody, even Lea Michele, on the September issue. Okay, so maybe not Lea Michele, but why not throw Yo-Landi Vi$$er up there if you’re trying to get weird while remaining reasonably attractive and blonde? Have you never heard music before, that you think Lady Gaga is the poster child for, like, counter-culture and originality? Come at me, little monsters. I get that the message she tries to spread is “love and acceptance,” and hear me out: I am not opposed to love and acceptance, but I am strongly, fundamentally opposed to try-hards. Also, people who refer to themselves in the third person. Hate.

You know what would be really different for Vogue? Putting an actual model on the cover or, you know, a woman who can make herself compelling without wearing 10 Halloween costumes put together while declaring herself “a walking piece of art.” Yes, I resent the hell out of Lady Gaga. Whatever. [NY Mag.com]

Lucky Magazine Set To Become An Even Bigger Drain On Your Credit Card

Shopping Spree Rumor
Michelle Obama probably didn't spend $50K on lingerie, people. Read More »
Shopping Ban
This writer banned herself from buying -- and it backfired. Read More »
Solange In Lucky
We love her "Poetic Justice"-era look! Read More »

I guess the “want” stickers in the front of the magazine just weren’t cutting it anymore — on August 17th, Lucky will launch myLuckymag.com, the shopping and style glossy’s first foray into the world of e-commerce. By offering a selection of items from various retailers curated by the mag’s editors all in one hot spot, the retail source aspires to fill not only a void in the market, but also the void in your soul where human intimacy should be but conspicuously is not. Good plan! Keep reading »

Kanye’s “Perfect Bitch” Kim Kardashian In A Beautiful Dark Twisted Pant-asy

Kim And Kanye
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West photo
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have formed an axis of evil. Read More »
Kanye On DONDA
What is DONDA, exactly? Can you explain it to us, Kanye? Read More »
Kim's Butt
Kim Kardashian butt photo
Kris Humphries is supposedly claiming that Kim's booty is fake. Read More »

I love that the photo agency calls this “Kim’s stylish departure.” Does anyone actually think this is stylish other than Kanye West? By the way, this is the $6,000 pair of shoes that made it to the Paris news. Don’t talk about style ’cause I embarrass you. God, these people are RIDICULOUS. I can’t believe they’re real!

Beauty Cues: Paloma Faith Balances Out Bold Hollywood Glamour With Dewy, Natural Skin

Beauty Cues: KStew's Lips
How about we just talk about her lipstick instead? Read More »
Awesome Orange-Reds
Can you guess which is $25 and which is $1? Read More »
Beauty Cues: Jen's Lips
Jennifer Garner finds a great nude that doesn't wash her out. Read More »

Matte red lipstick and a cat-eye flick of liner is hands down the most classic look out there if you’re seeking to channel an Old Hollywood starlet — and really, who isn’t? — but it’s also the easiest to get wrong. There are very, very few people who can work a face that’s so “done” in that both the eyes and lips are heavily accentuated, but British singer Paloma Faith pulled it off perfectly. Note how fine the line is extending past the eye, the slight sheerness (and perfect application — use a lip brush!) of the tomato-y red, and how the rest of her face is fresh and dewy. It’s absolutely key to skip powder and let the skin’s natural radiance shine through to keep the look young and avoid “retro” trappings. Keep blotting papers on hand to address oil in the T-zone, but believe it or not, this look actually benefits from a little bit of shine provided it’s under control.

If you want to give it a try, the brand new Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Raven, $28, is the perfect velvety crimson that won’t fade, budge, or sap the moisture out of lips as matte formulas are wont to do. Use tinted moisturizer in place of foundation over an instant-radiance serum like Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer, $45.

Makeup Tutorials By Cancer Patient Talia Joy Castellano, 12, Are Both Heartbreaking And Inspiring

We Love GlowPinkStah!
Her makeup tutorials are BEYOND. Watch »
Love After Cancer
One writer talks about love after cancer. Read More »
Talia's Nicki Minaj "Super Bass"-Inspired Makeup

Talia Joy Castellano has makeup chops far beyond her years. The 12-year-old has over 100,000 YouTube subscribers for a reason: she’s exceptionally good at doing her face, and her clever, vivacious onscreen personality makes her step-by-step tutorials a pleasure to watch. If not for her baldness, one would never guess that Talia carries an immense and unfathomable weight that nobody, let alone a child, should have to experience. Keep reading »

Murad Intensive-C Radiance Peel Won’t Strip You Of Your Hard-Earned Cash

Awesome Orange-Reds
Can you guess which is $25 and which is $1? Read More »
Kiehl's vs. La Mer
Save your money for something more fulfilling - like lipstick! Read More »
Green Skincare
These five companies are worth every penny. Read More »

Exfoliation is one of the most important things you can do for your skin, but the approach has changed immensely over the past couple of years. Whereas a simple scrub once sufficed, we now have endless options that range from chemical exfoliators (like acids and peels) to intense, deep-cleansing physical tools (like the ever-popular Clarisonic). Yes, “chemical peel” is a terrifying name and concept, but its bark is far worse than its bite: while peels were once strictly relegated to the offices of cosmetic specialists, today’s at-home formulas use fruit-derived enzymes and plant extracts to smooth, clarify, and encourage cell turnover to dramatically reduce signs of aging.

Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie offers innovative “professional level” (their quotes, not mine) exfoliating technology with their Cellular Resurfacing 3-Minute Peel, but at $210 for a small jar, the price alone might induce more fine lines than it promises to erase (and skincare naturalists like myself will be put off by the fact that a full list of ingredients can be found … nowhere). This is where Murad Intensive-C® Radiance Peel comes in: at $49.50, it’s less than 1/4 the price of La Prairie’s version, and you can actually feel the active enzymes as they work their brightening, hydrating, pore-shrinking witchcraft. La who, now?

Love It Or Leave It: I Want To Know Who Is Responsible For Pink’s Torso-Baring, Cut-Out Crazy Dress

Meet Pink's Baby!
Pink debuts her newborn daughter Willow Sage. Read More »
Pink Vs. Chris Brown
Pink slammed Chris Brown's Billboard Awards performance. Read More »

Listen, I’ve never thought of Pink (binomial: P!nk) as a particularly well-dressed person, but this is a new low nonetheless. On the bright side, I like her pastel quiff! Seriously though, am I overreacting or is this actually one of the most unseemly dresses ever created? You decide.

Is this dress as terrible as I think it is?

Loading ... Loading ...

A Five-Step Program For Sweaty Summer Skin

The first step to getting over a problem is admitting that you have one. Now that we’ve divulged our summer beauty routines, I figured it was time to give up the goods on the five-step program that keeps my naturally oily skin looking summertime fly, and by that I mean dry. If you’re having grease problems, I feel bad for you, son, but I can almost guarantee that mine are worse than yours, especially during the hottest months of the year when sweat exacerbates the issue. My face practically screams, “Drill me.”

With years of market research (sometimes referred to as “shopping at Sephora”), I’ve found that the best way to treat my reactive, combination-to-oily skin and keep it under control is by supplementing my sensitive skin wash-and-tone routine with sebum-fighting powerhouses that simultaneously work to clear up blemishes. Most of them will get you matte in a pinch, and others help with oil production and congestion in the long run. Use one or all of these five tried-and-true slick-solvers, blot throughout the day as necessary, and revel in your miraculously matte complexion. Now isn’t that a relief?

A New Skincare Routine
Make 2012 your most glowing year yet. Read More »
Green Skincare
These five companies are worth every penny. Read More »
Ask An Esthetician: Skin
What do different break outs mean? Read More »

Choupette Lagerfeld Is Back With A Photoshoot And More Details From Her Luxurious Life

All Things Choupette
All of the urgent news updates regarding the famous beauty. Read More »
Choupette Models
Choupette Lagerfeld's future as model and muse is looking pretty bright. Read More »
Karl's Christmas Present
Maybe his heart isn't made of imported ice, after all. Read More »

And just when you thought you had heard the last from me regarding Choupette Lagerfeld, you were so woefully wrong! Allow me to explain myself: cat love is my number one interest and priority above all other things, and I also really adore the kooky Chanel designer‘s flippantly offensive attitude, despite my awareness of the fact that if we did so happen to cross paths he would probably just write me off as having a “bad face,” as in the case of one Pippa Middleton, or “fat,” as in the case of everyone else ever. I wouldn’t even care, man, so long as he would let me smooch his darling cat right on the nose. Keep reading »

Jennifer Garner Finds Her Perfect Nude Lip In A Peachy-Pink That I Want For Myself

Jen Sans Fards
Still lovely minus the ever-helpful beauty squad. Read More »
Seraphina's Dad Shirt
I wonder if she prefers him as a dad or as an actor? Read More »
Jennifer Gives Birth!
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner photo
Jen and Ben welcomed a baby boy back in April. Read More »
Jennifer's Red Velvet Lips
If Russell Brand said it, it must be true. Read More »

Jennifer Garner is one of those actresses that I love inexplicably insofar as I have literally never seen any film or TV show she has ever been in. (In my defense, I am easily bored and I feel like Jennifer Garner might actually be a little boring, not that there is anything wrong with that.) Given that all I really know of her is that she’s pretty, has adorable children, and seems very sweet, I like Jennifer on that basis. The other day, however, I came upon the trailer for “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” while watching “Hollywood Exes” (no shame), and I know it’s a children’s movie and all but I got a little bit of eye water. Is that so wrong? Well, I’ll be seeing it. You don’t have to come. Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular