“I’ve always been a girl who loves to dress up. I already put my makeup on twice today: I put it on to take my kid to school, and then I went home, washed my face, and put it on again to have lunch with you … I like to make my husband like me more, and he likes it when I’m wearing makeup.”
–Gwen Stefani makes the surprising admission to Harper’s Bazaar that her husband Gavin Rossdale actually prefers it when she wears makeup. Pretty much every guy I’ve ever known has belonged to the “less is more” camp when it comes to makeup, but I’d love to hear from readers on this one: do you wear makeup for the benefit of your significant other? Do they like it when you wear makeup? I definitely like feeling put together for my boyfriend, which, for me, includes a bit of makeup, but I shudder at the idea that some concealer and a swipe of mascara would make my partner “like me more.” [Harper's Bazaar]
When it’s hot and sticky out, the last thing you want to do is apply thick layers of opaque makeup, but you do want to take care of your skin and play with some amazing summer products like perfecting primers, beachy bronzers, matte sunscreens, and pretty sheer lipsticks. Click through to check out how The Frisky staff looks their best under the hot summer sun, and please share your own summer makeup routines (and fave products) in the comments!
This adorable pot-bellied donkey is named Patty. Seven years ago, she was rescued from a UK auction in emaciated condition and moved to HorseWorld, an equine rehab center where she slowly but surely regained her health–along with a gregarious personality. One day, Patty watched her handler Vicky Greenslade work on a painting with such rapt attention that Greenslade handed her a paintbrush. Three weeks later, Patty had her own easel and was churning out colorful abstract paintings, stroke-by-stroke. “Patty is a huge show-off, she loves people watching her paint,” says Greenslade. “We can’t ask her to do too many demonstrations in a week though, or she gets bored, throws the paintbrush down and walks off–what a drama queen!” Patty’s paintings are available for sale in a busy gallery in Bristol, where they routinely fetch over $150. The best part? All of the proceeds benefit HorseWorld’s efforts to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome mistreated horses. Not only does Patty look amazing in a beret, she’s changing the world, one brush stroke at a time. [Daily Mail]
So, how awesome was the successful landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars last night? As incredible as it was to watch space exploration happening live, we must admit we were a bit distracted–along with the rest of the nation–by a certain technician in the control room with a mohawk and immaculate bone structure. Turns out his name is Bobak Ferdowsi, and he’s the Flight Director on the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity mission. Yesterday, he was a relatively unknown NASA employee; today he’s America’s dreamboat. So let’s get to know Mr. Ferdowsi a bit better, shall we? After the jump, five Mohawk Guy facts you should know… Keep reading »
One of the saddest parts of being an adult is the lack of opportunities to use crayons, which is why I’m so stoked about this pack of Crayola nail polish, which includes eight shimmery colors in miniature bottles. It would be such a fun addition to a very grown-up cosmetics collection. Now I just need to learn how to color inside the lines. [$12, Fred Flare]
When it comes to sunglasses, we say the bigger the better. Why? Let us count the ways: a pair of large frame sunglasses will make you look and feel like a movie star, add interest to a basic outfit, and distract from that chin zit that just won’t quit. Looking for a pair that will make a statement? Not to worry–we rounded up 10 bold specs, and here’s the best part: they’re all $25 or less. Click through to check ‘em out!
Artist Rodolfo Loaiza’s new show, “Disasterland,” features colorful paintings that throw out traditional Disney narratives and re-imagine them in ways that more accurately reflect the world we live in. For example, “heterosexual happy endings have been discarded; outdated,” and some popular heroes, princesses, and villains have been recast as same-sex lovers. Hercules and Aladdin make a gorgeous couple, don’t you think? Click on the gallery to see a few more, including Belle, Jasmine, and Ursula! [Bust]
So, apparently those handlebar mustaches and ironic neckbeards aren’t just babe magnets, they’re also a boon for your health! A group of Australian researchers found that facial hair provide an effective barrier against the sun’s UV rays. “Facial hair reduced the exposure ratios to approximately one-third of those to the sites with no hair,” the team reported in the Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal (sounds like a great beach read, no?). “The variation in the exposure rates over the different sites was reduced compared with the cases with no beard.” Another finding? The more facial hair you have, the more protected you are, so put down those razors, fellas, and repeat after me: “More mustaches, less melanoma!” [Washington Post]
This little guy is a 4-6-week-old walrus calf who was separated from his family and rescued by fishermen from an Alaskan lagoon. He’s currently being cared for at a marine rehabilitation center, where he’s giving (and getting) plenty of snuggles from the staff. Suddenly I am very aware of the lack of baby walrus in my life. Also, can I make a confession? This is my first time using the word “Squee” (I’m more of a “Beeeep!” girl myself), so I had to ask Jessica how many e’s are in a typical “Squee.” “As many as it needs,” she said, and after assessing this photo, declared, “Yup, that’s gonna be a four-e ‘squee.’” So wise, that one. [KATU]
Model Helen Svedin caught our eye with this simple, colorful summer outfit she sported on a shopping trip in Madrid. That pink dress and teal purse are totally to die for, right? We’ve got all the pieces to recreate her look, and the best part? Nothing’s over 100 bucks. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »