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Meet Emma Pickles, A Teenage Makeup Magician

Katy Perry is looking particularly lovely today, isn’t she? Oh, wait. That’s not Katy Perry. It’s Emma Pickles, an 18-year-old makeup wiz from the U.K. who has made quite the name for herself with her astonishing makeup skills and YouTube tutorials. Emma once suffered from social anxiety so crippling she could barely bring herself to ask for a ticket at the movie theater, but she made good use of all the time she spent cooped up at home, teaching herself to recreate the makeup looks of trendy celebrities and iconic movie characters. Click on the gallery to see more of Emma’s handiwork, including a super creepy version of the Joker and a pop art painting come to life! [Daily Mail]

"Gatsby" Makeup
Rachel teaches you how to perfect a 1920s-inspired makeup look. Read More »
Emma's Gothy Makeup
Speaking of Hot Topic... Read More »

Scarlett Johansson Is Feeling “Meh” About Marriage

Scarlett On Her Nude Pics
They were sent to now ex-husband Ryan Reynolds. Read More »

“I got married when I was young and it was incredibly romantic and I liked being married, actually. But it is different. It’s hard to put into words. To me, being in a functioning relationship doesn’t mean you have to be married. I never think about marriage. Is that weird? The only time I ever think about it is when people ask me would I get married again. It’s really not important to me. It has no relevance to me right now.”

–Scarlett Johansson gives Elle UK an update on her current feelings about marriage, which, if I may say so, are definitely not weird. In fact, I feel quite similarly and wish more people would focus on building healthy relationships instead of rushing into marriage. Scarlett has been dating French journalist Romain Dauriac for the past couple months, while ex-husband Ryan Reynolds apparently never lost his enthusiasm for holy matrimony, and married Blake Lively a few months back. [The Today Show]

5 Reasons Being Blonde Is Not Actually More Fun

Get Gorgeous Hair
How to make 2013 the year of good hair. Read More »

I was born with bright blonde hair. My dad is blond, but my mom’s Italian family members were so sure their firstborn grandchild would possess their olive skin and black hair that they accused the nurses of bringing out the wrong baby when I made my pale, blonde debut. In my early 20s I had a brief flirtation with the idea of going red (which I’ve since discovered is a common symptom of a quarter life crisis), but other than that I’ve never dreamed of veering away from my (literal) blonde roots. Over the weekend I added some new highlights to amplify my natural color, and it got me thinking about what it means to be a blonde. Pop culture insists blondes have more fun. Millions of women eagerly bleach their hair into oblivion in order to, as Amelia puts it, “chase the blonde dragon.” Hell, I spent two hours and 70 bucks to make my hair blonder than it already was. But contrary to popular belief, the glamorous blonde lifestyle definitely has some downsides. Here are five that come to mind… Keep reading »

Must Haves: 10 Perfect Pairs Of Wedge Boots

If you don’t have a pair of wedge boots, girl, you are missing out. Wedge boots give you a bit of height and make your legs look amazing, plus they’re way more stable on slippery sidewalks than pointy heels. If you’re in need of the perfect winter shoe, look no further–we found 10 pairs in a variety of styles and colors. And the best part? They’re all $65 or less. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!

Style 911: Boots!
Julie helps a reader find her dream boots. Read More »

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Received Disability Benefits For His Heavy Metal Addiction

Be My BF: Mullet
His mullet got him kicked out of a bar. Read More »
Be My BF: Poem Tattoo
We love his poem tattoo. Read More »

Dear Roger Tullgren AKA The Guy Who Received Disability Benefits For His Heavy Metal Addiction,

A lot of people claim to lead a heavy metal lifestyle, but as far as I know, you’re the only one who has had three separate psychologists confirm that your obsession with heavy metal is actually a clinical addiction. After you were fired for skipping work to attend metal shows and blasting Black Sabbath all day, you got the Swedish government to help support your lifestyle. How? Well, you described it best: “I signed a form saying: ‘Roger feels compelled to show his heavy metal style. This puts him in a difficult situation on the labor market. Therefore he needs extra financial help.’”

Roger, even though you’re no longer receiving disability benefits, I feel compelled to tell you that I love your heavy metal style. Never change, OK? And if you ever need a date for a hardcore show, I’m pretty sure I have enough black eyeliner for both of us.

XOXO
Winona

[Oddity Central]

The 10 Most Instagrammed Things Of Every Year Ever

So, the list of the most Instagrammed places in the world for 2012 has been released. The Bangkok Airport came in at #1, and the rest of the spots–Disneyland, the Eiffel Tower, Times Square–are pretty predictable, but focusing on the most popular places leaves out some really iconic Instagram photo subjects. I mean, where are the freshly manicured hands, adorable cat faces, and triumphant stacks of pancakes? Obviously we needed to compile a companion list of the 10 Most Instagrammed Things Of The Year (and every year for all eternity, most likely) — and nearly every single one is accompanied by pictures from our Amelia’s own Instagram account. Here we go…

Instagram Parody
An Instagram parody, Nickelbacked for your pleasure. Read More »
10 Photo Poses To Retire
These popular poses deserve a break. Read More »
Instagram Scandal
They can sell your photos now. Without telling you. Or paying you. Read More »

This Supercut Of “Sex And The City” Segues Will Make You Cringe

"Girls" Vs. "SATC"
lena dunham photo
Lena Dunham on the debt "Girls" owes to "Sex And The City." Read More »
SJP Talks Carrie Bradshaw
She's done playing versions of her famous role. Read More »
It never ends!

I seriously used to think “Sex and the City” was the height of snappy, clever writing. When I watch it now, it sounds like a dramatic reading of one of those Washington Post reader contests for “World’s Worst Pun.” Want proof? Check out this brilliant supercut of the painful, cringe-inducing segues Carrie used throughout the series. Meanwhile, I’ll be rolling my eyes so hard my head might explode. [YouTube via Entertainment Weekly]

Plant This Pretty Flower Print Anywhere In Your House

DIY: Framed Vases
A cute and clever way to show off spring stems. Read More »
Artistic Donkey
Patty is the next Vincent Van Gogh of the barnyard. Read More »

I love all of Valentina’s colorful ink drawings, but this flower print especially caught my eye, thanks to its funky ’70s vibe and whimsical swirling shapes. The best part? Unlike the jar of wilted roses in my office that I keep forgetting to throw away, this bouquet will last forever. [$35 framed, Society6]

7 Champagne Cocktails To Ring In The New Year

Champagne and sparkling wines are wonderful on their own, but sometimes you want a little something extra. If you’re looking to change up your New Year’s Eve sipping options, click on the gallery to check out 7 simple champagne-based cocktails perfect for toasting to 2013. Cheers!

Weekend Project: DIY Sequin Cocktail Rings

DIY: Glitter Star Bobby Pins
No excuses, you need these. Read More »

At this point, New Year’s Eve could probably just be renamed “National Sequin Day,” and I, for one, have no problem with that. If you’re in the mood to get crafty this weekend and want to add some extra sparkle to your NYE outfit, check out these awesome cocktail rings made from wooden beads and sequin strings. For best results, pair your new sparkly jewelry with a sparkly dress and sparkling wine. [Martha Stewart]

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