Posts for September 2011
- See the new photos from Megan Fox's Armani beauty campaign — InStyle
- Quick and easy hair porosity and density tests — Naturally Curly
- Best bet: Deborah Lippmann's Stormy Weather polish — The Cut
- When was the last time you cleaned your makeup brushes? Check out these tips — Beauty High
- Beauty ideas that save time, money, and sanity — Real Simple
- Three stunning new ways to update your eyeliner — Refinery29
- Broke and the city: where to find cheap nail art — Fashionista
- The $3 item just about every woman needs — Afrobella
- Former Essence editor Mikki Taylor to release beauty and style book — Brown Bombshell Beauty
New York-based sculptor and painter Rachel Hovnanian has made a career out of exposing the worst parts of our society's obsession with beauty norms. The Texas native's work highlights everything from trophy wives (and husbands) to body dysmorphic disorder and beauty advertising. "[My parents] always told me that it's what's inside your head that counts," Hovnanian told WWD in a recent interview. "And I just turned to them one day and asked, 'How could you even say that? Of course it matters what you look like!'"
Her two latest exhibitions, "Too Good to Be True" and "The Power & the Burden of Beauty," both present a darkly humorous view on attractiveness, self-perception, and aging in the modern US. One of Hovnanian's recurring "products," a fictional brand called Texas Beauty Queen Cream, features many depressing slogans taken from actual beauty advertising: "Fix your face for good" and "Imagine . . . having the confidence to approach new people." It's an acerbic, provocative point of view that's definitely worth a second look.
Source: Rachel Hovnanian
Given how busy most of us are, the idea of spending a whole morning soaking in a tub full of bubbles seems like a distant dream. But it doesn't have to be that way. Even if you've only got five minutes to shower, you can bring a little bit of vintage glamour to your grooming. This Dry Diva shower cap in Blue Me a Kiss ($26) is a gorgeous throwback to another era that will also handily keep your hair dry.
If you love the idea of filling your boudoir with clouds of beautifully scented powder but hate talc, give Benefit Bathina ($28) a try. It smells like old-fashioned rose perfume, has an adorable puff, and gives your skin a gorgeous sheen without the mess of powder. And if you're hidebound and determined to get that bubble bath, try TokyoMilk Hawaiian Divers Bubble Bath ($24), which looks like an old apothecary bottle and smells like orange zest and rosewood.
Source: Flickr User queenie13
We're happy to present this article from one of our favorite sites, Real Beauty.
When we sat down to interview Diane von Furstenberg about her new fragrance, Diane ($85), we were delighted that she's just as glamorous as we hoped, decked out in a pebble-pattern frock that actually mirrors the perfume bottle's design, chunky gold jewelry, nude fishnet tights and leopard platform sandals. She opened up about her inspiration behind the scent, how to be sexy and the best piece of advice she can offer. To see the interview, just keep reading.
We all have different relationships with our hair. Whether the two of you are friends or foe, we all could use a little nourishment. Is it too dry and unpredictable, or does it become rough and frizzy? Can it even indicate the level of humidity outside? Since Dove Hair knows your hair can have a mind of its own, it is hosting the "Make Friends with Your Hair" contest to help you transform your look! Enter the contest and tell Dove Hair about your unpredictable relationship with your hair by bringing it to life in a creative video. Your video could land you the chance to star in a Dove Hair TV ad, plus a VIP trip to NYC and hair transformation from celeb stylist Mark Townsend! Enter now and be sure to use Dove Nourishing Oil Care to stay on good terms with your hair.
- Buzz backtrack: the best and worst of September entertainment
- How-to: fix errors on your credit report
- Video: Ashton Kutcher speaks out amid rumors of a split with Demi Moore
- Paris Fashion Week: amazing street style shots
- Which celebrity has your design style?
- Try a tasty new recipe next time you tailgate
- Now you too can have lips like Kourtney Kardashian
- Get fruity: snacks under 200 calories
- Silly goose! See cute photos of majestic geese
- Cable companies may offer à la carte freedom
- Movie boyfriends not worth a second chance
- Prince William wraps up a mission to open the Oak Center For Children with Kate
- PopSugar Chicago: 5 best spots to go apple picking this Fall
- Fall foods the kids will love