Beauty Is Still Important During Singapore Recession

Singaporeans sure do enjoy their beauty products, even during a recession. According to a survey, seven in 10 people there will continue to indulge their beauty addiction by purchasing products and services, despite the threat of job losses and a severe economic recession. Half of those polled said they spent at least $33 each month on beauty products, and a third said they’d curb their spending on other lifestyle choices, but not beauty. “I don’t think any of us has ever really appreciated how important looking good is to Singaporeans,” said BeautyAsia 2009′s organizer. “For the majority, it is a ‘must-have’ rather than a luxury.” This poll gives weight to the “lipstick factor,” a theory that suggests consumers purchase small luxuries while otherwise tightening their belts in an economic downturn. Like the Singaporeans, I don’t plan to stop spending on beauty products or services, but I’m jealous that they only spend an average of $33 per month on products. I tend to shell out $53 just on getting my nails and toes done each month. What do you think about the “lipstick factor”? Do you plan to spend less, more, or the same on beauty products and services during the recession? [Reuters] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Meltworthy Britney Spears, Chris Brown Does Damage Control, & Facebook Users Are Pissed

  • Britney Spears was memorialized. In wax that is. Madame Tussauds unveiled a wax statue of Spears and looks eerily just like her. Can you tell the difference? [Hollywood Gossip]
  • Michael Jackson’s brother, Marlon, is planning to open a slavery themed amusement park in Africa. The resort includes golf courses, casinos, and a memorial for Africa’s former slave trade. So after touring the slave memorial, you can squeeze in a round of golf! I’m sure the ancestors would be so happy with their tribute. [Guardian]
  • Facebook users are in uproar after learning the social networking site has ownership rights to all the site’s content. So even if you close your Facebook account, the site can still do whatever they want with your content — including status updates! — without your permission. No point in deleting those naked pics now! [Switched]
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    Fashion Week Mad Libs: Tracy Reese

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    Quick Pic: “What Do You Think Of My SCARY Haute Couture Face?”

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    Poll: Would You Wear This?

    Last night at the fashion show for Justin Timberlake & Friends’ line William Rast, a Snuggie-like cape appeared, paired with a plaid shirt and jeans. Would you wear something that resembles a Snuggie in public? Keep reading »

    Trend Alert! Colorful Leather Driving Gloves

    On last night’s episode of “The Bachelor,” I noted that ousted bachelorette Jillian (you shoulda won, girl!) rocked a totally fetching pair of hot pink driving gloves. And she’s not alone — in “Confessions of a Shopaholic,” Isla Fisher’s character, Rebecca Bloomwood, wears these distinctive gloves as well, in at least four different colors (pink, orange, yellow, and purple). They don’t really keep your hands frostbite-free during winter, but they are ideal for the crisp months in fall and spring — snatch ‘em up while they’re hot! After the jump, eight pairs we think are particularly fresh. Keep reading »

    Fashion Week Mad Libs: Marc Jacobs

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    The 10 Best Lesbian Kisses On The Boob Tube

    Yesterday, on “All My Children,” Reese and Bianca got married, creating a milestone in matrimony. The first lesbian wedding on daytime TV was a real Kleenex-fest! With enough tears of joy to float everyone’s boat, the whole affair was a beautiful spectacle and a timely push for equal rights, in light of the struggle to stop Prop 8. But dang girls, you just got hitched — we could have used some more hot action to go with those warm fuzzies! And the same sex lovin’ is headed from daytime to primetime — supposedly Eva Longoria and Teri Hatcher are slated to suck face on this season of “Desperate Housewives.” It’s hard to imagine that this peck on “L.A. Law” caused such a scandal back in 1991! I’ve put a thermometer in my mouth with more passion. Anyway, all these awesome story lines combined are a clear sign that the times, well they are a changin’. So now that we’re feeling the love, here are our favorite scenes of lesbian lovin’ on TV… Keep reading »

    Love Vandal: Good Thing Valentine’s Day Is Over

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    Crave: Bumble Bee Necklace

    In this long winter when we can’t bear to buy boots—though we need them—but also can’t quite justify a strapless sundress, this whimsical bauble satiates our shopping crave. The brass bumble bee and indigo agate chain by Jami Rodriguez can cheekily peek through our layers of scarves and sweaters and later can be a centerpiece with airy dresses in summer months. Either way, we’re sure to make a buzz. [$98, MaxandChloe.com] Keep reading »

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