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Will You Try Latisse Now That Claire Danes Is Shilling It?

Initially, I wasn’t convinced Latisse, the prescription drug that promises to grow fuller, longer, and darker lashes, would be effective because Brooke Shields had really long and thick lashes to begin with. Plus, those warnings of darkened irises and eyelids really scared me. And then The New York Times featured that woman who used Latisse without a prescription and now suffers from discolored eyelids the shade of a black eye. I decided L’Oreal’s Lash Boosting Serum was a safer way to maintain my lashes. But I’m really impressed by the results Latisse’s new spokesperson, Claire Danes, experienced. Her eyelashes went from meager and wispy to long and naturally full-looking, the kind of results you’d expect from lash extensions. There’s something a little more trust-worthy about Claire, who admitted to experiencing some redness within the first few weeks of use. It’s true Latisse is paying Claire, but her results speak for themselves. Now, I’m actually considering trying this product. Would you? [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Bling Your Boo Boo’s, Get Hurt And Still Shine.

Have you ever gotten hurt, needed a Band-Aid, and then wished you were a kid, so you could wear a cool bandage with a princess or Superman on it, instead of a plain boring one? Well, that bandage of yours doesn’t need to be simple anymore thanks to Boo-Boo-Bling, a crystal cover that decks your bandage out in serious bling. Each package of Boo-Boo-Bling contains seven adhesive covers in three different sizes for any size injury. You can sport a scraped knee, blister, or broken nail in style and sparkle until the injury heals. [$5.99, Boo-Boo-Bling] Keep reading »

To Straighten Curly Hair, Moroccanoil Does The Trick

If you’re like me, a curly-haired girl who dreams of straight locks, you feel me during the dog days of summer. I hate my curly hair, and I always have. I remember the first blow-out I ever got. I was maybe 12 and spending the summer at my grandmother’s, who took me to the salon. It was the first time I ever saw my waves tamed, and I’ve been chasing that high ever since. Keep reading »

White Queen Wins In Chess-Inspired Skin Whitening Ad

Wow, SkinWhite. Symbolism much? Latino pop culture blog Guanabee noticed this ad for SkinWhite skin lightening cream which conveys a message about race via black and white chess pieces: “See, the white queen is reigning over all the black pieces. That’s because the black king took her as his queen. Because she’s white. Get it?”

It’s unknown if this ad is “spec work” or if it actually ran anywhere. But the fact that an ad for a product that helps darker-skinned people bleach their skin — itself disconcerting, as we recently discussed regarding Vaseline’s skin lightening app on Facebook — thought to depict “white wins over black” as a concept is troubling enough. [Guanabee] Keep reading »

Forget Plain Matte Nails, Texture’s Where It’s At

I had a hard time comprehending matte nails when the trend took off last year. I mean, isn’t the point of a manicure to make your nails shine? Then add the confusion over top coat to the mix — do you forgo a top coat completely or do you search for a matte one too? And choosing to go matte is more difficult than picking a nail color. All that being said, I’m considering taking the matte plunge with a polish from Orly’s Plastix Collection. These polishes mimic the texture of plastic, vinyl, and pleather in a matte finish with fun bright colors so you needn’t fear any references to domination fetishes. The collection launches later this month on OrlyBeauty.com, where polishes normally retail for about $7.50. [Nylon] Keep reading »

UVSunSense Wristbands Aren’t Silly Bandz

A day in the sun is always fun until you’re suffering from a bad sunburn or dehydration. It is times like these that you probably wish you had someone to remind you to reapply your sun block or tell you it’s time to get out of the sun. Now, thanks to UVSunSense Wristbands, you can have that reminder.

UVSunSense Wristbands aren’t Silly Bandz; they’re actually smart bands. The band is simply worn on your wrist while you’re in the sun. Strap on the band, apply sunscreen to your body and over the wristband, and then enjoy your time in the sun. The wristbands are formulated to work with SPF 15 or higher and will change color when it is time for the wearer to reapply sunscreen or get out of the sun. UVSunSense wristbands can be used in fresh water, salt water, and even chlorinated water, so whether you’re in a lake, ocean, or pool you’ll still get the same protection. They’ll even work in the shower to give an accurate reading after outdoor activities in the sun. [$6.98 for a pack of seven, Amazon.com] Keep reading »

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