Ah, if only Mean Girls were just a movie. For thousands of kids returning to school, bullying is a cruel reality — and some beauty brands are taking notice by partnering with foundations that encourage kids and teens to be kind. Secret is donating $1 of every purchase of its Mean Stinks Clinical deodorant ($8) to Girls on the Run, a nonprofit that emphasizes confidence and positive behavior through running. Smart-mouthed body care brand Soap & Glory is donating money from Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss in Baby Doll ($15) to help STOMP Out Bullying's help line for bullied kids. What's more, the nonprofit will also receive a portion of proceeds from Tanda's Zap acne device ($49). Because no matter how you look at it, there's nothing beautiful about being mean.
September is a great month to make a serious change — whether you clean out your closet, pick up a new hobby, or revamp your makeup routine. We're welcoming the crisper temperatures with plum lipsticks, creamy highlighters, and punchy polishes. Click through to find out which products we're loving, then kiss the dog days of Summer goodbye.
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Have you ever tried out a new hair shampoo, gel, or serum only to be left with a head full of pimples? While your scalp is an awkward place to get acne, it's not unheard of. But there are many reasons beyond product irritation that have led to the development of bumps. To get tips on the how and why, just keep reading.
Dull Summer strands need a boost? Updating your colour for Fall? Look no further — John Frieda® Precision Foam Colour offers a full spectrum of 30 shades to choose from, so you can achieve salon-quality hair colour at home! It couldn’t be easier — use their Shade Selector to find your ideal shade of nondrip, rich foam hair colour for a professional, flawless look. Plus, care for your colour with products catered to you — blondes seeking to enhance brightness, brunettes who want to bring out shine, and redheads aiming to prevent fading, John Frieda® Hair Care will keep you in vivid colour and vibrant shine all season long with the perfect products for your colour and texture.
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Changing your part is the easiest way to try a new look without the commitment, and lately celebrities have been giving us a reason to experiment. Hilary Duff, Miranda Kerr, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have all taken the middle path this week. A center part highlights the face, as it draws the eye directly downward, and it looks beautiful styled with straight or slightly wavy hair. If your natural part is not straight down the center, it's still possible to train it otherwise. Work a mousse, like Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Mousse ($4), into your hair prior to blow drying, keeping it away from your roots to avoid weighing them down. This will ensure that your freshly styled strands stay in place. A quick slide of the flat iron on top of your hair will also help accentuate this dramatic part.
Master nail artist Christina Rinaldi shared her amazing designs with us last year, and now she's just launched her own line of polishes with lacquer-centric beauty brand The New Black. Within the collection, dubbed The Digital Underground, you'll find gray neutrals, jewel-toned hues, and leather-inspired shades (studs included). "This Summer was all about organic, leafy shapes and florals for me, so I think for Fall, we may focus on more structured geometric shapes," she says.
With three sets offered in total — Heathered, Noble Spirits, and Rebel Edge — each includes four regular polishes, along with an additional topcoat that allows you to work in an extra effect. "My initial thoughts for my collections were really about texture," Rinaldi explains. "I wanted to find new ways to create illusions of textures using different techniques. I also wanted to translate my favorite staple style pieces into nails." Look for The Digital Underground by Christina Rinaldi ($24 per set) at Sephora now.