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Beauty Trend We Heart: Flecked Nail Polish

If you have an unbearable case of nail ennui, here’s the cure: flecked nail polish. Deborah Lippmann has been leading this trend with her 10th Anniversary Set, which contains three bedazzled shades (red, copper and black), and her holiday shades (multi-colored Happy Birthday (left) and silvery Marquee Moon), $18 each. Kinda spendy but we love the look — it’s chunkier and less precious than glitter, and an unexpected touch when paired with winter tweeds and thick sweaters. [Beauty Snob] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Bliss Ingrown Hair Eliminating Pads

Aside from being unsightly, ingrown hairs are actually kind of uncomfortable. And sneaky. What are those hairs doing growing back into our follicles anyway? We don’t like it. Apparently, Bliss feels the same way and sells these alpha and beta hydroxy-based Ingrown Eliminating Pads. Swipe them over your problem spots daily and you’ll notice a legitimate improvement in a few days. Seriously. Couple the pads with loofah-ing in the ingrown areas and those telltale red bumps will disappear entirely in a couple of weeks. [$38, Bliss, Sephora] Keep reading »

What I Want Now: Super-Shiny Hair

OK, here it is: I am dying, dy-ing for super shiny hair. Maybe it’s because the weather’s turning cold and depressing and it’s only October, maybe it’s because I’m not feeling all that purdy these days, or perhaps it’s because I just came across this photo of Courteney Cox and can’t stop obsessing over her freaking super-glossy hair. (Um, not to mention Charlize Theron’s hair these days—yeah, perfection.) I don’t know. But what I do know is I want. I need. How do I get? Let’s see… Keep reading »

Cuticle Recovery Guide For Pickers And Biters

Out of all the nervous habits you could have, picking at your nails and cuticles might be the only really physically ugly one. And as we get closer to winter, cold temperatures only make the condition worse by drying and cracking sensitive skin. All habits can be broken, so if you’re a biter or picker, why not start recovering now? After the jump, tips and tricks that will leave you looking very hand-some. Keep reading »

Free Teeth Whitening (For Your Facebook Photos At Least)

It’s like red-eye corrector but for your yellow teeth! According to a recent study (via Teen Vogue) white teeth actually make you hotter (no, uh, kidding), confident and more likely to get hired (legit, yo). So, let’s get us some pearly whites—at least the after-the-fact photo kind! Did you know Crest has a Facebook tool that instantly whitens up your teeth in photos? It’s called the Whiten-Up! app, and it’s high time we all start bleaching it up. Check out what it looks like, above. It’s pretty easy to do, but just don’t go too white—no one wants to have glowing teeth. [Crest Whiten-Up!] Keep reading »

Jessica Simpson Braves Swine Flu Hotbed In The Name Of Beauty

Poor Jessica Simpson! First she had to sleep between not one, but two nets to keep the bugs out of her bed in Uganda, and now she has risked her life for her new show, “The Price of Beauty.” Here is a Twitpic the singer posted of her and BF hairstylist Ken Paves at the airport departing for India. See how happy and blissfully unaware they are about what horrors they might encounter upon their arrival? The same day they landed in Bollywood to film a segment for the reality program, Indian health officials announced that over 13,000 people are infected with swine flu. Still, brave Jessica and Ken soldiered on, and as of press time, neither one has contracted the illness. The price of beauty, indeed. (Am I the only person who kind of can’t wait to see this show? Quite possibly, yes.) [Examiner] Keep reading »

$10,000 Buys You A Lifetime Of Not Smelling Like The Joneses

Sure, in a perfect world, our favorite fragrance would be all our own. It would be an exclusive scent that smells like no other, and when we left a room, people would say, “Oh, it still smells like her,” and sigh wistfully. (For that matter, no one would have the same H&M dresses either, hate that.) Sadly, that privilege isn’t exactly realistic when you consider that L’Artisan Parfumeur is selling that very exclusivity to the tune of $10,000. For that low, low price, you can purchase one of eight new couture fragrances that comes with a “certificate of authentication,” and twelve bottles of various sizes. You may also opt to purchase another bottle for $450 at some point during your lifetime, and can will the certificate, or “ownership,” of the scent to your heirs. Personally, if I was rich and decided to blow 10 grand on some perfume, I would kind of want some say in choosing what it smelled like. But then again I’d probably be too lazy busy eating bonbons in bed sooo …. [Stylelist] Keep reading »

Ageism Campaign Wants You To Embrace Wrinkles

Being wrinkly makes you interesting? And here we’ve been obsessing about wrinkle creams and anti-aging beauty products, thinking that getting old is a big downer. This ad campaign, called “See The Person, Not The Age,” recently launched in Scotland and aims to fight ageism through wrinkled-up billboards that display slogans like these: “This is proof you can still have wrinkles and do a good job” and “Why don’t you notice people with wrinkles too?”

Could wrinkles ever really be thought of as “beautiful”? Why not? If this prevents just one person from feeling pressured to get Botox, it’s a very good thing. Why do wrinkles have to be so stigmatized anyway? What do you think of this campaign? Progressive? Or did you just wrinkle your nose? [StyleFrizz.com] Keep reading »

The Ultimate In Halloween Face Masks

So, I’m late to this train, but apparently, every year, MAC Cosmetics asks their artists from around the world to submit their fantasy Halloween makeup looks that can be recreated for you and me. (Sort of a great way to put in minimal effort on the Halloween front—they paint your face and you throw on those randy cat ears you’ve still got kicking around from last year. An instant getup!) Check out a video on how they put together the makeup sheets, like the one above, into actual faces, on real-live people—after the jump! Keep reading »

Major Beauty Dilemma: Bug Bites Vs. Zits—Help!

I woke up this morning with two bug bites on my face. Yeah, my face. Not to be a negative Nelly, but c’mon—as if I don’t have enough other “challenges” to getting a zit-free face, now I’ve got two big, red mosquito bites that look like hellacious pimples to contend with? Great. (Also, it’s almost winter; how are mosquitos still alive? And why are they still buzzing around?) Here’s my dilemma: One of the bites is right next to my nose looking like an angry pimple, so I want to get it tamed ASAP. How do I do that? My first thought, no picking at it or scratching—I could end up with a scar. A few of my other mosquito bite tactics? After the jump …. Keep reading »

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