Oh look, adorable Selena Gomez is all grown up — and now looks like she’d fit in perfectly as an extra in “Boyz in the Hood.” Well, no, actually, she’s just dressed like a fly girl as a part of her Very Important Duties as host of MTV’s European Music Video Awards (do they actually show videos still in Europe?). In any case, I wonder how Gomez’s beefronnnnnd Justin Bieber feels about her new look?
Normally, I am the type of chick that always has a few bobbypins on her person at all times. Alas, I managed to fly to Los Angeles without a single one. This is mainly problematic when it comes to washing my face at night. I have bangs and I don’t want to get them wet, so I usually pin them back during my face-washing routine. I tried doing a towel turban, but when my hair is dry, it’s too slippery. WHAT TO DO?!?!?! Last night, rather tipsy, I came up with a solution: I grabbed a pair of panties — clean, natch – and slipped them over my head like a cloth headband, pulled it back, and voila! Bangs out of my face. I felt this was ingenious enough to share. Carry on. Keep reading »
What benefits children with cancer and gives you skin like Christina Hendricks, Julia Roberts, and Veronica Webb? Why, Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate! A favorite amongst celebrities, this serum improves skin tone, texture, and luminosity in just seven days with the help of gene technology, according to the beauty giant. Today, Oct. 21, Lancôme celebrates its second-annual Genes Day, a one-day national tribute to the beauty of scientific research, by donating $7 from every purchase of Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. So that’s great skin for you, and more funds for St. Jude to do its thing — help children dealing with cancer and other devastating diseases. [$58 to $125, Macy’s]
You just bought yourself one of those $39,000 Olsen backpacks, and you have some extra cash. Why not blow it on a set of $19,000 shoelaces? Well, I mean, they’re not just regular shoe laces, they’re GOLD. Because that’s necessary. Designer Mr. Kennedy promises that when you order the laces they’ll be hand delivered by a security detail and personally laced in the shoes of your choice. Now that’s service! [Mr. Kennedy]
I’ve never been a huge fan of periwinkle, but lately it’s been growing on me. I like the idea of pairing the color with neutrals or navy to weigh the color down. Above, 10 periwinkle options to brighten up your wardrobe.
I discovered Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick by accident. I was at Walgreens (because I’m always at Walgreens) looking for a long-wearing pink lipstick. I picked one that had some promising adjectives in the title (“infallible” was involved, or maybe it was “impenetrable”?) and brought it up to the counter. The woman rang it up, then examined the label and frowned. “Are you looking for a lipstick that lasts?” she asked.
“Yes,” I told her. “All my pink lipsticks fade within an hour. I need something heavy duty.”
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