Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham are fans of this nail trend for girls on the go: the gel manicure! Our beauty correspondent, Zelana, tries out this treatment that claims to make your nails stronger and help nail polish last longer. Check out our video for the full report and whether it's worth a try.
Posts for March 24th 2010
While I personally do not plan to be Snookerized any time soon, I do give her a big thumbs-up for changing her tune on tanning. Whereas she used to sing the praises of tanning beds, she's now pro-faux. Tanning beds can cause cancer, and the only safe tan is a fake one. If Snooki can step away from the UV light, anyone can. Glad to see her doing it.
While Balmain's clothing is made in France, the hair extensions are sourced in Southeast Asia. There, growing and cutting long hair for extensions has become a multimillion dollar industry. Now available in the States at Francky L'Official salon in New York, the extensions are less likely to be an instantly recognizable status symbol than Balmain's wide-shouldered jackets are — but then again, only the hair comes with a six-month guarantee.
In Korea, metrosexuality is still going strong, and many guys are now turning to makeup to look good at the office and out at night. Apparently, smoky eye makeup has become a common sight on guys out in clubs, and sales of eye cream and other skincare products are way up.
Even in the macho world of the military, "color lotion" (aka tinted moisturizer) has been common for years. In fact, makeup and grooming are becoming so popular that cosmetic company Amore Pacific has even opened a flagship men's makeup and skincare boutique in Seoul.
It's interesting to me that men in Japan and Korea seem to have fewer hangups about makeup than their American counterparts generally do. Despite attempts to popularize makeup for men in Europe and the States, it just hasn't caught on. (Witness the lack of buzz over Jean Paul Gaultier's dude-friendly bronzers.) Do you think men can pull off a bit of makeup just as well as women, or is it a hard sell?
Get tips for re-creating Jessica's dazzling gold, turquoise, and royal blue makeup look when you read more.
Recently, Jennifer Love Hewitt lopped off several inches of her locks, switching things up with a bouncy bob. Oh, did I mention this all took place not too long after a breakup with her boyfriend? Whether it's a result of the split or not, many celebrities have also taken similar action, going shorter or going for a color change following a separation. Many of you have said that you've altered your appearance after a bad experience, and here are a few more celebrity examples.
A self-professed "Christian company," B4A says that its products work because they're fresh and because "No matter a product's container or ingredients, it cannot surpass the power of God." It then goes on to bill itself as "God's will being manifested, His Word and favor in action — something made specifically for you, to meet your special need, as you remain obedient to His will."
A lot of beauty treatments have roots going back to religious traditions, but these two items are thoroughly modern. I'm curious: Do you like mixing faith with face cream, or do you go secular with this sort of thing?