So for the first time in about three years I made a trip to the derm—with my wedding coming up next year, I figured I shouldn’t really procrastinate. (Visions of adult acne and a white dress dance in my head!) At the end of the appointment, I walked out with two prescriptions — one face lotion and an eye cream for the fine lines (that are turning into not-so-fine lines) — and one giant smile on my face about my new skincare regimen. I happily raced home to fill my Rx topical lotions and immediately started patting my new eye cream on those pesky fine lines and wondered: This isn’t my first time at the eye cream rodeo—why am so damn hyped up about this particular eye gunk? Keep reading »
Recently, the U.S. Navy changed a few of its rules regarding dress. There are new rules for pins, boots, and, for women, makeup. Permanent makeup, that is. Starting November 1, women in the Navy are permitted to wear permanent makeup. Permanent eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, and lipstick — administered by a specialist with a needle like a tattoo — will all be allowed if permission is granted by superiors. Why the change? Some women have been barred from enlisting because they’ve had the procedures done. Now, permanent eyeliner won’t be a roadblock to serving one’s country. Of course, officials don’t want the ladies to take it too far. Procedures should be “conservative,” say Navy officials. So, no permanent neon eyeshadow, lady sailors. [Navy Times] Keep reading »
In case you haven’t noticed, we give a lot of free stuff to you, our lovely readers. The time has come to announce the winners of two of our giveaways. Keep reading to see if you’re victorious. Then, if you are, email email@example.com to claim your prize! Keep reading »
When I hear stories about people who wake up at 5 a.m. to “put their face on,” I kind of feel like vomiting. (And if I weren’t too busy sleeping in, I would.) Honestly, it should never take more than about five minutes to put on totally passable makeup for the day. And if you pass the 20-minute mark, you’ve got way too much junk on your face. Here’s all you need to look good without waking up at the ass crack of dawn. Keep reading »
We are big lovers of red lipstick. But sometimes the full-on red lip is too much of a commitment. Our favorite low-maintenance alternative is a red lip stain that’ll leave you looking like you just ate cherry pie but managed to remain fabulous-looking.
Unfortunately, most stains don’t last nearly as long as they claim and prove either too watery or too sticky. So we were pleased to see that Sephora’s uber-inexpensive Lush Flush Wine Lip & Cheek Stain actually does the trick pretty well. It lasts a few hours, doesn’t cement your lips together and comes in the perfect shade of berry red. We like. [$10, Sephora] Keep reading »
Demeter, the super cute line of highly specific single-note fragrances (you may remember them for creating timeless classics such as Dirt and Play-Doh), will now be made available to the masses via CVS drugstores. Their library contains over 250 fragrances. So, for this launch they’ve whittled down the options and will sell Baby Powder, Pure Soap, Patchouli, Honeysuckle, Laundromat and Lilac. It’s sad if you don’t see your favorite listed, but here’s the good news: While they’re usually sold for $10-$20, you can score them at CVS for $6-$10. How very, um, “recessionista” of them. Keep reading »
Screw the beauty-world famous Mason Pearson brush—there’s a new favorite brush in beauty land. It costs half the price and is a must-have for the back-and-better-than-ever blowout trend. Dying for the details? Check it out, after the jump. Keep reading »
Some nights the tossing and turning is inevitable — between deadlines, stress, and all the other crazy things you have going on, it’s always something. Obviously, you need a solution, because the under-eye bags are simply not cute or acceptable. Everyone knows that lavender is supposed to help induce zzz’s. But, besides filling my pillow with flowers, I need some alternative assistance.
According to the Telegraph, here are a few beauty-inducing solutions to those battle terrible insomnia moments. Keep reading »
Earlier today we warned you about scary potential side effects
involved with controversial lash-growing product Latisse. (And earlier this week, Kim Kardashian showed herself to be a cautionary tale
when it comes to lash extremes.) But please check out model/actress Molly Sims and Co. in this highly educational video. And um, another word of caution: You probably don’t wanna be eating while you watch this video. [Funny Or Die
] Keep reading »
The webs have been buzzing over MAC‘s much-anticipated new all-black collection, Style Black, for awhile now. We’re excited to report it finally launched today! We are not just talking about eyeliner here, we’re talking black lipstick, baby. Now, we’ve all decided that the latter is one helluva tricky trend, but today we’ve got options. The line includes three Glimmerglass glosses that make black lips a little more wearable: There’s Blackfire Sheer black with berry-ish pearl; Bling Black Sheer, which is translucent black with a gold glimmer; and, of course, Blackware Creamy, which is a true black for the truly brave. Either you like to roll goth-style or you don’t, but we definitely plan on snapping up a couple of the limited editions. Check out the whole collection here. Keep reading »