Temporary Chanel tattoo not enough for you? Looking for a way to proclaim your love for all things Chanel that expresses the depth of your devotion to the original Coco? Now, you can brand your skin with the ubiquitous interlocked C’s. Created as a final project by Central Saint Martins design student Ryan McSorley, Skin by Chanel lets you take branding to a whole new level. Typically, if you want to show off your love of a brand, you can buy yourself a monogrammed bag. But how’s a woman to show off her high-end skin care products? “If you are using skincare by Chanel, you want people to know that your skin is by Chanel, in the same way that Chanel handbags have clear branding,” explains McSorley. Use the Chanel skincare products, and then tell the world about it with a Chanel skin impression. Check out the results after the jump. Keep reading »
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We’ve featured a lot of weird manicures here, but these pinking shears nails really take the cake. I’m not sure who created this, er, look, or how they did it, but I can’t say that I would sport it. While the nail appears to have been trimmed with pinking shears, it’s more likely that each jagged spike was cut by hand. Painful? Maybe. While the look sure is, um, different, you wouldn’t want to try and pull up your stockings with these run-making nails. [Boing Boing] Keep reading »
Like many women, my makeup routine is unchanging. I start with foundation, then a touch of blush, followed by a medium smoky eye made by lining my lower lids in dark brown eyeliner, and then apply a few coats of mascara. For the lips, a simple pink stain topped with Rosebud Salve. So, it’s really a wonder that I have an entire bathroom filled with unused eye shadows in every shade of the rainbow and lipsticks to last me a lifetime. The occasions these do get used? Once or twice a year when I decide to fashion a “bold” look, or during experimentation sessions that inevitably end with the makeup remover bottle.
However, there’s one little item in my arsenal of beauty products that I always come back to: a tube of classic red Chanel lipstick. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve applied this in preparation for a night (or day) out, and wiped if off before leaving the house, never once getting real use out of it. It’s not that it looks bad on me. Not at all. But it seems to throw off the balance of my look somehow. Sometimes I feel too slutty, or think I look like a teenager did my makeup, just going a bit too far with everything. Other times, the red lips staring back at me in the mirror seem to say something about who I am, or want to be. There’s a go-to gal. Am I a go-to gal? Or: There’s an insecure girl who read in some lady mag that wearing a coat of red lipstick makes you more confident.
It was after the Golden Globes this year that I became so in love with January Jones’ perfect lip hue (what some have been calling “the new red lip”), that I decided to hell with it. So last night, I lacquered up my mouth with my bright Chanel lipstick, took myself to a party, and decided to see what would happen. Keep reading »
I used to work with this super elegant, gorgeous, older woman stylist who happened to be Italian, and during the wee hours of one particularly long shoot, I asked her what was the secret to her native countrywomens’ longevity. She didn’t hesitate: “Olive oil,” she replied. One of the greatest beauty icons of all time, Sophia Loren, concurs. She attributes her stunning 75-year-old good looks to “a love of life, spaghetti, and the odd bath in virgin olive oil.” [Celebrity Health & Fitness]
Ingesting the stuff is one thing–it’s loaded with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants. But there are plenty of more superficial benefits as well. Here’s how to work a bit of olive oil into your beauty regimen. Keep reading »
Skin-lightening creams might be controversial for their implications on race and beauty, but they’re also seriously dangerous, reports The New York Times. These creams are so strong that many users thin down their skin to a point that it bruises to the touch, exposes capillaries, and causes acne. The culprit? Steroids. (Eek!)
Only a few short months ago, we were talking about Hollywood boobs. Or, more accurately, the lack thereof, when we noticed that more and more, celebs were joining the itty-bitty titty committee. After the Golden Globes, however, some see the trend reversing. Writes one New York Times blogger who saw an emergence of curves on the whole:
“Maybe it’s just me, but I could have sworn that some of the ladies who showed up at the Golden Globes on Sunday had put on a little weight. It’s almost criminal to name names, because the very actresses whose body-mass indexes have been the subject of endless tabloid speculation are the very ones now sporting sexier curves. You could definitely see the difference if you concentrated solely on the upper arms … ”
Check out Kate Hudson‘s super sleek and architectural-feeling eye makeup at this past Sunday’s Golden Globes. I’m loving it—the look is sort of like a reverse cat eye. Not only are her inner rims lined, but the liquid liner is extended beyond the inner corners of her eyes (rather than the usual outer-corner cat-eye look). Different, fresh, totally cool, no? Get the quick how-to, after the jump! Keep reading »
Few things make you feel more like a jerk than spending $10 on lip balm. As a recent and complete convert to that very practice, I speak from experience. But while forking over the cash for an item that I could more or less buy for $2 at CVS does require some resolve, my lips are thanking me for it. L’Occitane’s She Butter Lip Balm is all natural, smells amazing and lasts much longer than the drugstore brand without requiring reapplication. Though Burt’s Bees is a definite second place performance-wise (and costs only $3), L’Occitane’s balm is actually worth the extra $7 investment, especially if your lips gets really dry in the winter. [$10, L'Occitane] Keep reading »
It’s time to relinquish antiquated simple manicures and one-color nails. The world has already welcomed Minx styles, Calgel nails, and as soon as we spotted Lady Gaga‘s intricate nail design in her “Bad Romance” video, we knew that plain manicures were over forever. With the lace trend cavorting down the runways, a transition from clothes to nail design was a necessity. Celebrity manicurist Elle for Barielle recognized the need to share her nail wealth with lace fans all over, and provided The Frisky with a quick DIY so you too can have your very own lace nails. Read below for instructions! Keep reading »
Perfume maker Bond No. 9 has just announced that when you buy their “Scent of Peace” perfume, 10 percent of the proceeds will go towards relief efforts in Haiti (purchases in the next 30 days). Naturally, Bond isn’t the first company to offer charitable donations with product purchases, but this brings up an interesting point—is it honorable of brands to do this? As a shopper, does it feel ethical to be prompted to buy a perfume for a good cause? Or do you think you (or companies) should give your money directly to charities? [Fashion Tribes] Keep reading »