5 Weird Beauty Blogger Tricks

The girls at
dailymakeover.com recently scoured the web to locate the most out there beauty blogging tips they could find -- and there was no sexism at play here -- male and female writers alike were given their due.   read more

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October 28, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  1 COMMENT
And The Size Women Are Happiest At Is ...

• Size matters, but it's not the size you think. It turns out women care about their dress size, but we're not all clamoring to be a tiny size zero. According to research commissioned by So Fabulous for Littlewoods.com, which is a plus-size clothing company (so yes, definitely consider the source), it's women who are a British size 16 -- an American size 12 -- are happiest with their appearance. A survey of 2,000 women found that a full 74 percent of size 12s claimed to be content with their size -- compared with just 42 percent of size 6 (that's an American size 2) women. Women surveyed said they most envied the bodies of Nigella Lawson, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Christina Hendricks and Adele. Yup, we wouldn't mind looking like Beyonce, either. [Daily Mail]   read more

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October 28, 2013  |   5:10 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
A Common Chemical Peel Ingredient May Cause Cancer

We all want to look younger, but at what price? Chemical peels can make you look younger, but beware: putting strong acids on you skin may also have unwanted affects. That's because a compound commonly used in many peels, called trichloroacetic acid, or TCA, has been linked to cancer. This past summer, the International Agency on Cancer Researched classified TCA as a suspected human carcinogen, and the state of California listed the acid on its state registry of toxic substances. Scientists are quick to say that they're not sure of the real risks of TCA yet, but that alone should be a cause for concern.   read more

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October 28, 2013  |   5:10 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Rihanna's Last MAC Collection, St. Ives Giveaway, and More

Still haven't gotten your hands on RiRi Woo? Rihanna and MAC are giving you one more chance with their third and final collaboration available this December. Source: nymag.com   read more

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October 28, 2013  |   4:10 AM  |  COMMENT
Kate Bosworth Debuts Her New TopShop Collection

• Kate Bosworth just launched her second amazing collection for TopShop, and it's a doozy. The 46-piece collection is full of leather, leather, leather, in metallics and glossy whites. "The collection is tailored and classic," said Bosworth. "For fall, we wanted to create luxurious pieces with a strong minimalist approach. Slim silhouettes are cloaked in a masculine shape, staying true to the mix of masculine/feminine balance that exists in my personal aesthetic." But will it make us look like Kate Bosworth? [Fashionista]   read more

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October 25, 2013  |   5:10 AM  |  COMMENT
Brightening the Children's Cancer Ward One Youth Serum at a Time

During my 10-year tenure in the beauty industry, I've been to countless five-course lunches and swanky cocktail parties. (Yes, I know: #dreamjob.) But one of my favorite and most memorable events was a recent trip not to a spa or celebrity hangout, but to a hospital.   read more

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October 24, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  COMMENT
A Perfume For (Nearly) Every Day Of The Week

Do you have a signature scent -- or, a series of them? One fragrance doesn't necessarily work for every occasion, after all. A date requires a sexy scent, work, a fresh, floral smell. That's why Miller Harris perfumer Lyn Harris is launching the Perfumer's Library.   read more

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October 24, 2013  |   5:10 AM  |  COMMENT
The Next Level In False Eyelashes

• There are false eyelashes, and then there are false eyelashes. These are just beyond, beyond, beyond, and we wouldn't want to run into them in a dark alley. [   read more

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October 24, 2013  |   5:10 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The 'Pretty Or Ugly' Trend Won't End

There is a dark corner of Internet where teenage girls are searching for validation from the worst place imaginable -- YouTube commenters. It's called the "pretty or ugly" phenomenon, and it works like this: Girls post videos of themselves asking viewers to tell them whether or not they're pretty or ugly, and then wait for the comments to descend. And boy do they ever.   read more

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October 23, 2013  |   6:10 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Solange Shares Her Street Style Secrets

• Solange, no slouch in the style department, explains the secret of looking great in a photo: "It's like this weird generational thing with photo-taking, where it's all about looking natural, but you pose looking natural," she explains. "Like, 'I'm not paying attention, but I still look perfect.' Or 'I'm on my phone, but I don't make phone face.' All of those things I have no idea how to navigate through. I'm still learning my damn self. I just walk and try not to fall." A woman after our own heart. [StyleCaster]   read more

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October 23, 2013  |   5:10 AM  |  1 COMMENT

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