Breaking news, ladies. Well, maybe not breaking for all of you, but for some of you, this is definitely breaking news. And it’s weird. Did you know that nipple cream is one of the best lip balms out there? Learn more on The Stir…
“Get in a bath and look at your body and be like, ‘Wow, thank you so much for hosting my mind and my heart,’ like as women you know, and also be pregnant with the world. I think that’s really beautiful beauty advice, like, close your eyes and think about all of the other women out there who aren’t in positions to be on a red carpet in Hollywood tonight enjoying this beautiful weather and all of these beautiful smiles and put those women in your womb and be pregnant with them and send them love.”
Wood-nymph, earth mother, herbalist, and phallic horseradish forager Shailene Woodley is back with another helpful beauty tip! In addition to giving your vagina some regular Vitamin D by spreading your legs on a sunny day, the “Divergent” star is all about the beauty benefits of having a little gratitude and taking the time to appreciate the connection between ourselves and other living beings. Considering how freaking shallow Hollywood is, I love, love, loveeeee that Shailene — pictured above at the “Divergent” premiere — isn’t afraid to speak her mind about issues that are important to her. I certainly appreciate this advice so much more than every other star’s suggestion that I buy an eyelash curler to really make my eyes “pop!”
After the jump, read our BFF Shailene’s thoughts on wearing a bra and what worries her. Keep reading »
Every now and then, when you’re giving yourself a moisturizing oatmeal mask before bed, you’ll find your dude watching you. His look is a combination of confusion, intrigue, and maybe a little bit of — is that jealousy? You can’t help but pity him because you know how much he would love his post-mask, baby-soft skin, but sometimes he’s so deeply entrenched in society’s prescribed gender roles, that cleaning out his ears with a Q-Tip seems like too much. You want him to join in the fun — it’s FUN to remove dead skin! — but you don’t want to emasculate him. What’s a girl to do? We say, lead the horse to Adriatic sea salt scrub but don’t tell him what it is. Click through for some tips to get him to join you at the Russian bath house or when you’re doing your bi-weekly blackhead removal.
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“You don’t have to do a lot of makeup or whatever. Just take care of yourself, take pride in how you look. There are some days I look homely like hell, but beautimous comes within yourself and if you’re happy with yourself, that’s all that matters.”
– I’ll admit that Mama June from “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” would not be the first person I’d expect to dole out a great beauty tip. I mean, this is a woman who has neck crust. But I can admit when I am wrong! Mama June’s tip to a viewer on a recent Facebook live-chat on how to be “extra beautimous” is actually balls-on correct. You’ll never read this in Allure magazine, but a pretty face or slim physique mean nothing — nothing — if you aren’t happy with yourself. Beautimousness does come from within! [TLC]
There are many uses for hydrogen peroxide, it can even fight blemishes. Now, I’ve got another excellent use for this household antiseptic: It whitens teeth!! Safely, that is. I know the name is a little off-putting, (“hydrogen peroxide” doesn’t exactly sound like something you should put in your mouth) but the stuff you pick up at the drugstore comes in 3% form, making it safe to use orally.
Here’s how to use it: Mix two parts hydrogen peroxide with one part water and swish around in your mouth for about 30 seconds (or if you think your gums can handle it, take it straight). Spit it out and proceed to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste. That’s pretty much all there is to it!! Don’t be alarmed, though: Once in your mouth, the hydrogen peroxide will begin to foam up. Don’t freak out! Read more…
“Confidence is the important thing with beauty, mostly. It’s really about doing what you believe is beautiful. I feel most beautiful when I have my red lips on and when I have my cat eyeliner on and my hair curled—that’s what I feel good in, even though lots of people will see me with straight hair and no makeup on, and they’ll say I look so much younger. I don’t really care, though. I don’t care if they think I look prettier without the makeup and hair — it’s about what makes you feel good about yourself. I like having makeup on; I like the discipline it requires. For example, I can’t just dive into a cheeseburger; I’ll have some nice grilled chicken … or a salad. Although salad is hard to eat with lipstick on, too. (Laughs) But there’s a discipline involved … you can’t touch your face with your hands as often, which is good, because you won’t get sick as often. It’s like wearing high heels: there’s a ladylike discipline involved with wearing high heels or a corset … or pencil skirts. Suddenly you have to change the way you are in the world, and I think makeup and hair are a little like that.”
– Dita Von Teese gave an epic interview to beauty blog Into The Gloss and I love this quote. Beauty (and fashion!) should be about what you think looks good on yourself and what makes you feel beautiful. Is that being a tomboy? Is that being uber-feminine like Dita? You should not let the multi-million dollar beauty and fashion industries dictate how you should present yourself anymore than you should let religious folks, feminists, or Internet commenters dictate that. Whatever you want to do for you is your choice.
After the jump, Dita gets serious and talks … dun-dun-duhnnnnnnnn … nipple hair: Keep reading »