I really hate blow-drying my hair. The time. The discomfort. The general dissatisfaction with your non-professional job. Yet for me, blow drying is an absolute necessity thanks to my weird genetic makeup which gave me a mop of crazy curly hair on the top and straight hair beneath that. So I try to get away with washing my hair every other day (sometimes more if I can swing it). I’ve tried dry shampoos in the past and never thought they worked very well. I guess I just never found the right one because I recently discovered Rene Furterer’s “Naturia” dry shampoo, which has changed my beauty routine. Keep reading »
Cadbury (yes, the chocolate aficionados) has teamed up with U.K. nail company Nail Inc. to produce two limited-edition nail lacquers based on the new Cadbury Milk Bliss chocolate bar. The polishes come in two colors, “Vanilla Bliss,” a soft beige, and “Chocolate Bliss,” a creamy cocoa. Both polishes look divine, but the beauty gods have not shined on us, poor Americans: The mini line is only available in the U.K. I imagined “Vanilla Bliss” would be the color to define my fall. Oh well! The lacquers after the jump could be substitutes for the Cadbury collection. Keep reading »
Something else to dislike about beauty pageants: they create expectations about what women from different cultures “should” look like. Spectators booed Kiwi model Jacinta Lal, 21, when she won the MissIndiaNZ pageant in Wellington, New Zealand, because she told the New Zealand Herald some “small-minded people” thought she wasn’t “Indian-looking enough to win the pageant.” But despite her blond hair and blue eyes, girlfriend is part Indian: Jacinta’s father is half-Fijian and half-Indian, while her mother is a white New Zealander. Thankfully, the pageant organizer has got Jacinta’s back and said it’s a shame pageant fans cannot accept her as just another lovely Kiwi/Indian girl. Keep reading »
You know you’ll get penalized at work if you stumble in every day of the week at 11 a.m. hungover. Who knew your salary would be penalized for binging on those Mallomars in your desk, too? An analysis of two studies, one tracking over 11,000 Germans and one tracking almost 12,000 Americans, found women who clocked in at 25 lbs. less than the group norm pulled in over an average of $15,000 more per year more than women of average weight, while women who weighed 25 lbs. more than the group norm earned an average of $13,000 less than women of average weight. Boys, the opposite is true for you: thin men earn less, but a guy actually rakes in more dough as he packs on the pounds, up until the point he becomes obese. Ah, the joys of sexism. Keep reading »
We know you’re just dying to look like “Glee’s
” goody-two shoes Rachel Berry, right? OK, so she’s doesn’t sport the most covetable of styles, but we’re not quite sure why she’s so hated on, either. Maybe it’s because she’s not super glam and not ugly at the same time? One thing we can’t deny — she’s got a great face. Leave it to our favorite makeup tutorial lady on YouTube, GlowPinkStah
, to show us how to get the Rachel Berry look. Which, we gotta say, is pretty slammin’. Nice vocal stylings, too. [YouTube
] Keep reading »
I was a child when I first learned that fragrance holds a very important role in the life of a woman. My aunt, a designer at Tiffany and Co., always wore Givenchy’s Amarige, and to this day every time I have a whiff of it she is immediately next to me. The scent that one wears can define them to others–it’s a silent signature that stays in the subconscious of everyone who comes into contact with them.
“Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers.”
- Prada “Infusion D’Iris” [$56, Sephora]
- La Prairie “Life Threads Sapphire” [$69, Fragrantica]
- “Outspoken” by Fergie [$28, Avon]
Tell us: What’s your signature scent?