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 »
As summer heats up, so do our nail polish colors. Orly’s Viva Collection includes four vibrant, Latin-inspired shades to celebrate the season. Head to the beach with dark blue La Playa; wear Bailamos, a turquoise, when you go out dancing with your friends; try coral-colored Ole for everyday wear; or party all night long in pink Fiesta. You can’t go wrong with bright polishes like these, verdad?
Summer’s here! The Frisky wants to know what new fragrances you’re wearing this summer. I’m wearing Angel by Theirry Mugler’s Sunessence Blue Lagoon. It smells like the beach, honey, vanilla, cranberry, and good times. Tell us what fresh fragrance you’re wearing this summer, and we’ll put your best suggestions together in a summer scent slide show with links for where to buy online, so everyone can enjoy. Keep reading »
Your Avon Mark catalog will no longer arrive with fresh-faced Lauren Conrad on the cover because “Twilight” star Ashley Greene is the new ambassador of the Mark brand. If you’re not familiar with Mark, then maybe Ashley will convince you to try the affordable cosmetics when her TV and prints ads launch this fall. But she’s not the only newbie arriving at Avon.
The company is also launching two new fragrances with fashion label Hervé Léger to be called Hervé Léger Femme and Hervé Léger Homme. A body-conscious Hervé Léger dress might not be in your budget, but now you and your boo can get that upscale smell without handing over major dollars. [People Style Watch, Fashionista] Keep reading »
We’re sure that after reading this news, Heidi Montag will run to her plastic surgeon to go under the knife yet again. Apparently, lipo and breast enhancements are so over, and the new surgery of choice is dimpleplasty, which accents your smile with one or two little indents. We’ll admit that dimples are adorable on little girls with pigtail curls, but despite trend news, it’s hard to imagine that grown women and men are spending thousands of dollars to update their smile. This outpatient procedure requires only local anesthesia, and even though doctors are cutting into your face, technically adding imperfections, hundreds of people are hot to get a few dents. If you’re desperate for dimples, a dimpleplasty will only cost you 10 minutes and $2,000 to $5,000 in cash. What’s next, permanent faux freckles? [Lemondrop] Keep reading »
Back in the ’90s, no one wanted anyone to know they used lip liner to make their lips look fuller. But now, the new trend is to totally relocate your lips so they can be any size you want ‘em. But seriously, while this looks cool in a beauty editorial, I hope no one tries it for real. [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »