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What Would It Mean To Have Adele (Or Any Other Plus-Size Woman) As The Face Of L’Oreal?

Adele L'Oreal

Adele has reportedly backed away from a $20 million contract with L’Oreal that she has been negotiating since March. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, sources had said the singer needed “a lot of persuasion to get her to agree” but “it looks like she’s close to landing a deal.”

Only … not. The company is apparently extremely surprised Adele backed out.  Anyone who has read interviews in which she has warned about being a “sell out” and becoming “tainted” is perhaps not so surprised.

But what would it have meant for Adele, one of the most famous and beloved plus-size women, to have fronted a major beauty brand? Keep reading »

Real Girls, Real Curls: Tashia Shares Her Fave Products To Create Popping Curls

Real Curl Style

So many beauties have taken their natural hair journey and embraced it for what it is–hard, frustrating, rewarding, and empowering. What I find most interesting about the natural hair revolution is that it’s brought so many women together to take it one step further an adopt a healthier lifestyle. The process of cutting your hair and finding the right products for your hair type is difficult, and will teach you a lesson in patience. But along the way, Tashia fell in love with a few products that, to this day, she cannot live without. Check ‘em out on Hello Beautiful…

Pharrell Williams, 40, Knows The Importance Of Skincare

Pharrell Williams knows the importance of skincare

“You have to clean your face. You can’t sit around and assume it’s going to be OK. I wash my face every day — don’t be afraid to wash yours before you go to bed! … At the end of the day, you just have to take care of your face. I’m being honest with you.”

— This information from Pharrell Williams is absolutely critical, and do you know why? It is critical because that man, yes, the man pictured above, is FORTY YEARS OLD. Most dudes, in my experience, just don’t grasp the importance of washing one’s face, but Pharrell does, and it’s obviously paid off. Cleansing, toning, and moisturizing: it’s not just for the ladiez! [Into The Gloss]

Robert Pattinson Has Started A Weird Beauty Ritual To Impress His New Lady

Of all the crazy Robert Pattinson rumors we’ve heard over the years, this one just may take the cake. According to a source, the normally pasty (in a good way) RPattz has resorted to spray-tanning to impress the ladies since his split with Kristen Stewart. My guess as to who started the ridiculous rumor? Lindsay Lohan and her Sevin Nyne marketing team.

While I don’t, for a single nanosecond, believe this poppycock to be true, let’s entertain the notion of Rob getting a spray tan for a bit. Because, well, why not? Read more at The Stir…

Beauty Test Drive: Rembrandt Deeply White 2 Hour Whitening Kit (Before And After!)

Beauty Test Drive: Rembrandt Deeply White 2 Hour Whitening Kit (Before And After!)

In the vast world of intensive, time-consuming, expensive, and extreme beauty treatments, professional teeth whitening has never been one to particularly appeal to me. This is largely, if not entirely, because I hate nothing more than the gloved hands of strangers roaming around my open mouth, applying pastes and gels and plastic trays and god only knows what else. I hate just THE IDEA of that. I gag and panic when the dentist tries to take annual x-rays of my teeth … which is why I do my best to avoid the dentist altogether, by taking what I am pretty sure is “meticulous” care of my mouth. I brush, I mouthwash, I floss, and I definitely don’t use my back teeth to open stubborn containers (haha, OK, I do that all the time), so I am generally in pretty good, if not tip-top, dental health.

But as for the visual aspect of my teeth, well, that’s (kind of?) a different story. I’m a coffee guzzler and a red wine enthusiast, and I am not about to stick a bendy straw in either of these to preserve the whiteness of my teeth. This is not to suggest that my teeth are, like, orange or brown or decaying. They’re not gross at all, they just err more “eggshell” than white. Or they did, at least, until I dedicated a Tuesday night to “Peep Show” and Rembrandt Deeply White 2 Hour Whitening Kit. (Note this is literally no different from any other Tuesday night of my life, except the whitening kit is interchangeable with some other questionable No Boys Allowed beauty experience, like an exfoliating foot peel or plucking out my leg hair or wearing a pair of mittens filled with Bag Balm for five hours.) Keep reading »

5 Simple Halloween Hairstyles (And Costumes To Go With Them!)

Halloween is inching closer each day (funny how that works!), so it’s about panic time for those of us who don’t have costumes already in mind. If you’re more beauty-minded, why not work backwards and gather some inspiration from one of these easy step-by-step hair tutorials, which we’ve paired perfectly with a handful of costumes to go with ‘em? Even if you’re uncomfortable with a curling iron, or can’t French braid to save your life, there’s bound to be something for you in one of these five looks …

Apparently It Is Possible To Have “Slutty Eyebrows”

emily schuman slutty eyebrows

Internet comments always find new, creative ways to be nasty — even if it means insulting your “slutty eyebrows.” Emily Schuman, the blogger behind Cupcakes and Cashmere, shared with Into The Gloss one of the rudest insults she has gotten about her appearance:

“One of the first mean comments I got on my site — you always remember your first — was someone who said I had ‘slutty eyebrows.’ I cried and called my friends saying, ‘I had no idea my eyebrows were slutty!’”

Wait, what? I had no idea eyebrows could be slutty. They’re … eyebrows. Are slutty eyebrows too thin?  Too hairy?  Have they pissed off the Republicans somehow? Keep reading »

Man Incredulous At Drastic Change In Woman’s Appearance Thanks To Makeup, Curling Iron

What sorcery is this?! The sea-witch on the left cannot, CANNOT be the stone cold 10 on the right.  She cannot! Or else Guyism founder and editor Chris Spags won’t know what to think. Wait until he finds out about padded bras! Keep the defillibrator defibrillator on hand, everyone. [Guyism]

Vanessa Hudgens Takes A Seasonal Hair Change Literally

Vanessa Hudgens rocks leaf-toned hair for fall

Vanessa Hudgens has taken the concept of a seasonal hair switch-up to new heights by literally changing her hair color to match the season with a dye job that mimics the changing fall leaves. The actress posted this photo to Instagram alongside the caption, “Autumn hair ;),” which leads us to believe she’s well-aware of this play on words (and weather). It’s a cute idea, but I don’t know about the execution. Honestly, I’m really starting to embrace and appreciate natural (or natural-looking) shades in my old age, and Vanessa’s brown roots are so classic and flattering on her. But who cares what I think — what’s your take on this tri-toned look? [People Style Watch]

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I was absentmindedly flipping through the massive October issue of InStyle magazine over the weekend when I paused on a page in the “Beauty At Any Age” section. Titled, “Pucker Up! Secrets To Full, Smooth Lips,” the page included recommendations for skincare products and lip gloss for women of different ages. Pretty standard fashion magazine fodder. But down at the bottom of the page was something that wasn’t so standard: recommendations for plastic surgery procedures. “Lusting after lush, pillowy lips and a dramatically smoother smile?” the text read. “All it may take is a few quick shots.”

Say whaaaaaat?! Keep reading »

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