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Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too Indian For America, Too Dark For India?

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit America for a little bit — or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, an aspiring med student, performed a Bollywood dance, charmed the judges’ hearts, and took home the coveted, glitzy Miss America crown. She also poked the bear that is racist morons on the Internet. The Syracuse, New York-born Davuluri was called everything from an “Arab” to a member of “Al-Quaeda” to “Miss 7-11″ … despite being from the good ol’ U.S. of A suburbs.

Well, this story gets even more depressing. Miss America Nina Davuluri might be too brown for some racist twats to consider her “American.” But, some people have noted, Davulauri might be too dark-skinned to be considered pageant-worthy in India, a country that has been known to privilege fair-skinned women who lighten their complexion with dangerous skin-bleaching creams. Keep reading »

Makeup I’m Throwing Away Right This Minute

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I hate throwing stuff away, makeup especially, because it’s already superfluous in terms of basic human existence. So throwing it in the actual garbage makes me feel like a reaaaal “who do you think you are?” type of lady.

But alas, my bedroom is overflowing with shit. Shit I can’t use. Shit I don’t need. Shit I wouldn’t wish upon you. Shit forever.

Good God, let’s get rid of it. Here’s what I’ve got on the chopping block: Keep reading »

Rihanna’s Blue Lipstick Is Beyond Hideous Yet We Can’t Look Away

Sooooo, yeah — Rihanna wore blue lipstick to enjoy a meal out at a restaurant in London, proving once again that she’s not afraid to take risks when it comes to her appearance. (Remember the red leopard print jumpsuit? Maybe it’s better if you don’t.)

I know blue makeup really isn’t anything new, but most women who dare to attempt it wear it in the form of eye shadow, eye liner, or mascara. They don’t slap it on their lips because blue lips aren’t typically associated with anything positive. Read more at The Stir…

Beauty Test Drive: Mor Lip Macaron Lip Balm

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My life has been one long epic quest for the perfect lip balm. These are my stringent requirements:

  • goopy but not sticky or waxy
  • tastes good
  • packaging which is both pretty and sturdy (I drop makeup like it’s my job)
  • most importantly, nourishes my chronically dry lips

EOS lip balms are always in my purse for on-the-go applications when I don’t want to stick my dirty fingers in a pot of lip balm. (Bacteria! Hello.) But at home, when I can wash my hands and apply thick coats of goopy lip balm with abandon, my new favorites are Mor Lip Macarons. Read on to find out why:

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All The Beauty Looks From New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

With each Fashion Week comes a host of brand-new beauty inspiration, from the totally absurd to the surprisingly wearable. This season, we’re taking note of the key makeup looks from our favorite shows all in one place. Keep an eye on this ever-growing roundup all week!

5 Household Ways To Make Your Nails Dry Faster

Who doesn’t need their nails to dry faster? If you’re like me and regularly wake up with weird creasing and indentations in your nail polish then you probably don’t have the patience to let them dry all the way. I paint my nails once or twice a week but I simply cannot resist immediately typing on my keyboard or eating food right after I’ve painted them. Today, all of us antsy mcpantsies will take a stance and find a way to make our nail polishes dry quicker because, let’s be honest, none of those “quick dry drop” things really work and they also make your nail polish chip faster. Read more on College Candy…

All The Beauty Looks From New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

With each Fashion Week comes a host of brand-new beauty inspiration, from the totally absurd to the surprisingly wearable. This season, we’re taking note of the key makeup looks from our favorite shows all in one place. Keep an eye on this ever-growing roundup all week!

“The Armpit Song” Should Be Our New Beauty Anthem

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“The Armpit Song,” by Siwan Clark, perfectly captures the anxiety caused by trying to keep up with societal beauty pressures of eyebrow plucking, nail painting, feet scraping, boob padding and all that hassling about getting vajazzled. To further drive home the point, the video stars, not a woman, but a man performing all of these beauty treatments Clark sings about. As she so wisely points out in her lyrics, “even though this song is quite feminist, there’s still no need to mention armpits” because she’s “not brave enough to fix it” on her own. I would help her, but I need to go buy some hair dye and make a waxing appointment. When will it end!? [Jezebel]

Transitioning Your Beauty Routine From Summer Into Fall (Head-To-Toe!)

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It’s hard to say goodbye to summer beauty favorites, like tinted moisturizer and brightly-colored lips and nails, but why stress about seasons past when there’s all sorts of makeup fun to be had in fall? If saying goodbye to summer has got you down, we suggest these 16 products, from skincare and makeup to hair and nails, for putting some beauty-loving spring back in your step. After all, next summer is only nine months away, so enjoy this autumn while it lasts…

Luxuriate In This Terrifying Portable Plug In Steam Cabinet

Sometimes you’re like, “Geez, I really wish I could enjoy a healthy, invigorating steam while watching ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ in my living room.”  You are always saying that and you know it! Too bad you — and “Rizzoli & Isles” — weren’t around in 1983, when some monster took it upon himself to invent a portable, plug-in steam cabinet, available for sale in the Fall/Winter 1983 Sears Catalog. All for the the low, low, price of $389 in 1983 dollars, which is basically the down payment on a house in today’s money. [Wired]

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