You’ve heard of cosmetic surgery procedures where fat from your butt goes into your boobs, but would you take hair from your head and put it into your eyes? Louise Thomas, a 19-year-old UK resident, was the first person in the country to undergo the process in which doctors removed hairs from the back of her neck and implanted them into cuts in her eyelid. After a few months, the hair follicles will flourish and produce thick, authentic lashes.
While Thomas opted to have the $5,000-plus surgery for medical reasons—she suffers from the hair-pulling disease trichotillomania—the procedure’s quick recovery time and lack of pain could make it an appealing option for beauty addicts looking to hop on the next craze. On the other hand, if the no-eyebrow look is all the rage, maybe an eyelash-free thing could take off. Let’s hope not. [AFP, MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »
We all know UV rays (the fake kind or the real deal) don’t do us any favors. Wrinkles are one thing, but, more distressingly, sun exposure ups our chances of getting skin cancer. What you might not have considered is how important hats can be when it comes to preventing sun damage. Allow me to introduce your favorite new must-have summer accessory. This Lauren Moffatt-designed canvas hat with gold grommets is guaranteed to not only cover up your face but your neck too from those dastardly UV rays. Leave it to the creator of easy, summer dresses to come up with the perfect, face-saving solution—and it’s all for charity! One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to The Skin Cancer Foundation. [The Cut] Keep reading »
Unfastening that OMG-I-can’t-breathe top button is one way to fit into your skinny jeans. But for the truly trendy, Skinny Jeans Workout classes claim to obliterate the “muffin tops” (also known as the normal, healthy “stomach”) that pop over most women’s zippers when we zip up our J.Crew matchstick jeans. Keep reading »
Oh. Dear. God. Today’s news from the fashion cosmos? It’s the beginning of Fashion Week—in Baltimore. I wish I were kidding. Just like we had a few ideas about how to make the New York shows better, I have a thought on all of these regional fashion weeks: Stop putting them on! Sure, I sort of see the reasons behind a Los Angeles Fashion Week (well, I do if Lauren Conrad and every celeb “designer” in the world isn’t invited to show), a Sao Paulo Week (hot Brazilians in swimsuits!) and, of course, the less-commercial London one (Temperley, Jonathan Saunders, Matthew Williamson are all headed back to their geographic roots next season), but, come on, Baltimore Fashion Week? Apparently, twenty-eight designers have signed up. The week’s schedule: eco-friendly apparel on Monday (today), ready-to-wear on Tuesday, punk/gothic/dark on Wednesday, avant-garde on Thursday, and couture on Friday. On the other hand, if I were a fashion-obsessed Maryland resident, I’d be really stoked. Are you sick of too many Fashion Weeks or do you wish there was one in your city? [Baltimore Fashion Week and The Examiner] Keep reading »
Another day, another Target collaboration. Here’s a first look at Anna Sheffield’s (of Bing Bang accessories fame) jewelry collection designed for the fashionable retail giant. In the mix: necklaces with vintage-inspired cameo pendants and insignia charms with Victorian touches like ribbon strands. The earrings recall Sheffield’s signature style with draped chains of mixed shapes and colors. The line is fairly affordable with a max price point of $79.99, although most pieces cost less than $40. You’ll have to wait until August 30 for the line to drop, but, after that, you’re sure to look bangin’.
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What better way to say all the inappropriate things that you’re thinking than with gum and mints? We love the “Does this gum make my butt look big” gum almost as much as the “Wanna hook up?” gum. They’re a great way to break the ice … or build some up. [$1.25, Blue Q] Keep reading »
Long-term lipstick lovers rejoice! Estee Lauder has added two amazing lip products to its Double Wear Make Up collection: Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lipstick and Double Wear Stay-In-Place Lip Pencil. Yeah, the names could be shorter, but here’s what matters: These are two products that deliver what they promise — long lasting, super-smooth, conditioning color. How long, you ask? Twelve hours to be exact. The luxury beauty brand has formulated a patented technology that guarantees the color stays on through talking, eating, and the occasional smooching. Never one to take their word for it, we tried out a few sample products for ourselves, and, true to their pledge, the lipstick and pencil combo lasted as long as our day did. The lipstick comes in twelve shades; our faves are Stay Ginger, Stay Ruby and Stay Pinkberry, which are $22 each, and the pencil, $19, is available in 14 shades. Check out Apple Cordial and Plummy, which are perfect for fall. Find ‘em online or at Estee Lauder beauty counters nationwide. [Estee Lauder]
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Newcomer Love magazine made a splash with its debut issue featuring a naked Beth Ditto on the cover. So, we’ve been eagerly anticipating the U.K.-style journal’s second issue, the theme of which is “New Blood: The Young & The Reckless.” The mag is already doing some clever pre-marketing by leaking possible covers. Some possibilities include Tavi (on the left), the 13-year-old fashion blogger who made our list as one of the “teens we’re most jealous of.” Alex (on the right) is an 18-year-old guitar teacher and bass player. (Uh, has anyone heard of this kid before?) Keep reading »
According to, erm, Ireland Online of all places, Britney Spears has a rather strange beauty regimen involving aluminum foil:
“The ‘Womanizer’ singer reportedly uses cool strips of the metallic cooking aid to give her lips an instant pick-me-up when she is feeling tired. A source said: ‘To keep her lips looking perky and fresh, her make-up artist takes a sheet from a stockpile of frozen foil in his freezer, pokes a hole in it so Britney can breath through her mouth and smoothes it over her face.’”
While I’ve heard of plenty of crazy beauty remedies and tried loads of weird treatments in my day, I’ve never heard of using freezing cold foil on your face, especially to make your lips look “perky and fresh?” Could this actually be for rizzles? Was I absent this day at beauty school? Anyone actually heard of this? [Ireland Online] Keep reading »
You know how sometimes the leather of your handbag feels so soft that you find yourself stroking it? Well, this handbag not only feels soft, but it will help you practice your masturbation technique — in case you still need help with that. [Fail Blog, 8/6/09] Keep reading »