For the past few years, the French manicure has been on the style fence as a slightly tacky favorite. We predict that Yves Saint Laurent‘s “couture manicure” nail polish set will cause a trend wave and completely refresh the traditional manicure. (Of course it would take a Frenchie to make the style chic again … nevermind that he’s dead. He’s just that good.) Called Rock & Baroque, the super bright colors pair up fabulously to create flashy nail/tip combos. Hues in the mix: juicy orange, dark sea foam, metallic gold, magenta, and deep purple. Our favorite way to rock this look? Stick to two colors like the purple and green (although painting different nails several colors works, too), alternating the nail and tip shade every few nails to create an imbalanced aesthetic. Quirky! [Vogue Paris] Keep reading »
People, what ever happened to the gym? It’s really quite simple. If you want hot arms, just do a crap ton of push-ups and call it a day. OK, easier said than done, and because of our couch potato culture, it’s unsurprising to discover that there are some scary quick-fix beauty treatments to sculpt your guns. The lesser evil-sounding of the two: injections of a gel called Restylane Vital to improve your wobbly hanging curtains by “restoring elasticity,” which is shot into several places in your arm. Those with fear of the needle can look to a horrifying procedure involving “radio-frequency energy to shrink the collagen within skin cells while stimulating new collagen growth.” The worst part is that it’s apparently super painful. Reports the Daily Mail: “Treatments had to be tailored to what patients could tolerate. CPT, the new version, stands for ‘comfort pulse technology’: a vibrating hand-piece that delivers the treatment means that the pain it causes dissipates more quickly through the skin, so that a larger area can be treated at once.” Like that sounds any more comforting.
Also unsurprising: these treatments will cost you an arm (or both) and a leg. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Really, it was only a matter of time before one of the cast members of “Jersey Shore” scored a tanning deal of some sort. With their penchant for GTL — emphasis on the T — and the brand-new tanning tax, the guidos and guidettes need a new way to keep up their perfect orange glow. The first to not only find a solution to her tanning problems, but also cash in on her addiction is Snooki, who fell in love with Sunlove‘s spray tanner. Obviously, the company jumped at the opportunity to have her “celebrity” face repping their brand, realizing the power behind her deep tan and diminutive stature. Now she’s displaying her cancer-free bronzed glow as the company’s little spokeswoman, touting its streak-free look and golden hue. If you want it, you’d better buy it now, before it sells out at the shore. [Beauty Blogging Junkie] Keep reading »
Having a bad hair day? Surely, we can all hope it’s not as bad as this one. In “In His Hair
,” director Jason Last focuses on a woman whose hair seems to have a mind of its own. It’s up, it’s down, it’s all around. In the end, she turns into one giant hair ball. Some days, we know how this feels. [TrendLand
] Keep reading »
Whoa there, Mary-Kate and Ashley! What’s up with the Rainbow Brite attack? We’re not sure why the Olsens are going around with these cherry red and neon yellow locks, but it definitely brings us back to our teenage years when changing your hair color was the only form of rebellion your parents couldn’t truly hate you for. (Not that that stopped us from getting stupid tattoos and piercings.) Back in middle school, my friends and I would streak our hair with Kool-Aid, preferring to highlight in red a single hanging lock near the front of the face. Problem was, we became so addicted to Kool-Aid color that it sometimes temporarily turned our hair gray from over-dying. On the more extreme end, I once came home from a trip to see my sister in L.A. with a head full of cherry-red hair, courtesy of Manic Panic.
Have any hilarious hair dye stories? Share them in the comments after the jump! We’ll re-post the three most embarrassing/naive/unfortunate anecdotes in a post later this week! [Stylelist] Keep reading »
Sorry to those of you who religiously carry Purell in your purses, but that stuff just makes me feel stickier than I was before using it. Whether it’s the chemicals or the faux green color or the noxious, hospital-like smell that does it is hard to say, but hand sanitizer kind of curdles my stomach. Or it did until I came across CLEAN, anyway. Made without dyes and synthetic ingredients, CLEAN is a combo moisturizer/germ fighter and quite possibly the mortal enemy of Purell. Yes, it’s pricier than everyone’s favorite hand-sanitizing standby, but it’s also a lot better for you and keeps your mits soft while murdering bacteria. We’ll pay a little extra for that sort of multitasking. [$10, CLEAN, Sephora] Keep reading »