There is a good chance, a solid chunk of you reading this right now saw the headline, rolled your eyes and were like, Duhhhhhh. Apparently, wrapping your wet hair in a T-shirt instead of a towel has been a curly girl’s trick since forever, but I only recently learned that doing so would give me the beachy waves of my dreams. My hair is naturally fine, but I have a lot of it, which means it can tend to get kind of bushy. There’s also a slight wave to it; in order to get it completely straight I have to use a flatiron, but to emphasize the waves, I’ve always had to rely on a curling iron, or more recently, a diffuser. But it’s summer, it’s muggy out, and the last thing I want to do is aim a hot blow dryer at my head. What I would love is to be able to air dry my hair and get the waves I desire. When I visited my friend Lisa in California earlier this month, I asked her how she gets her hair — which is very similar to mine — to look so effortlessly wavy. That’s when she told me about using a T-shirt instead of a towel. Keep reading »
I love silver and I love gold, but I rose gold is my absolute favorite. There’s something so elegant and princess-like about the pinkish metallic hue that’s not too flashy, but is still classically pretty. When I heard about Bite Beauty’s new Agave Lip Mask Champagne which has a rose gold pearl tint, I had no idea what that actually was, but couldn’t wait to give it a good old Beauty Test Drive. After all, I’ve given Bite’s products a try before and love them! Keep reading »
Happy Bastille Day! As a woman of French descent, I feel it is my duty to celebrate the holiday with my favorite French street food. Crepes! Don’t be intimidated — crepes are quite easy to whip up. The challenge is deciding what kind of crepes you feast on … bon appetit, mes amis!
Happy Bastille Day, aka French National Day, aka a day in which I do two things with even more gusto than usual — eat cheese and covet the effortless French style of such icons as Francoise Hardy, Clemence Poesy and Jean Seberg. If capturing that cool French way of dressing is your M.O., here are the 15 French fashion icon-approved items you need in order to do just that.
The neutral nail color trend, AKA mannequin hands, is returning this fall. Marc Jacobs’ Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in 9 to 5 is part of Marc’s exclusive runway nail polish collection and promises opaque coverage and high shine. Last weekend, I attended a wedding and didn’t want my nail polish to compete with my brightly-colored, graphic-patterned dress, so I opted to Beauty Test Drive this sophisticated shade. Let’s see how it turned out… Keep reading »
Miranda Kerr is serving up some Jane Birkin realness in this denim-on-denim ensemble and I am loving it. The flared leg on those white jeans makes her look even taller, like she’s walking on stilts (the platform shoes she’s wearing probably help). Perhaps it’s time to retire the skinny jeans… Keep reading »
When a Topshop customer in the UK came across this necklace while shopping at the chain store, she complained to a customer sales representative and was told that the necklace was “acceptable, because it was vintage style” and therefore “not racist.” The necklace depicts an early 19th century stereotype of East Asians — as Refinery 29 explains, “The charms bear an uncanny resemblance to the caricatures in anti-Chinese propaganda cartoons of the 1880s, when the Chinese Exclusion Act and all its institutionalized, dehumanizing policies were in full effect.” Is that what the clerk meant by “vintage”? The stereotype has always been racist — it didn’t become racist when we decided to acknowledge it as such — and it’s racist now. What’s next, Mammy hair fascinators? Ugh. [Refinery 29] [Photo: @summoningesther]
I have a bit of a reputation for making watermelon basil margaritas and drinking them right out of the melon itself. Watermelon is hands down the most refreshing fruit around. It pairs well with sweet, tart, salty, and spicy flavors. If you haven’t tried watermelon with sour lime, spicy chilli powder, or salty feta, you are missing out.
I loooove the smell of coconuts. Just a whiff takes me back to the beach where sunscreen and pina coladas are plentiful. So when I heard that Yes To launched a line of Yes To Coconut products, I couldn’t wait to try their lip balm and lip oil that would (hopefully) leave me tasting coconut flavors all the live long day. Keep reading »