“90 Day Fiance” star Larissa Lima spent a ton of money on a makeover … going under the knife to try and look just like Kylie Jenner!!! Our sources tell us Larissa dropped a cool $ 72,000 for a number of cosmetic surgeries, hitting up Dr. Lane…
Is there such a thing as a masculine countertop? That’s definitely debatable, but Caesarstone, the company that invented quartz surfacing for kitchens and other home interiors, has a new quartet of colors that, if they’re not strictly masculine, are definitely dramatic.
New for this year, the 33-year-old manufacturer has launched a line of “blacks” that transform alloys like bronze, steel, and cast iron into a finish that is a bit more metallic-looking than the average kitchen counter and instantly creates a modern aesthetic in any space. The colors, with names that make them sound like they’d fit right in with Darth Vader’s aesthetic—Black Tempal, Oxidian, Piatto Black, and Empira Black, the latter of which you can see below—are textured variations on dark grey and charcoal hues, and they’re all incredibly natural-looking. Imagine the coolest downtown loft or the bar of a hot new restaurant—that’s the exact look you can now bring to your own kitchen remodel, just by changing the kitchen counter. It’s one of the easiest ways to dramatically transform a kitchen, even if you don’t have the budget for an architect and a bunch of high-end appliances.
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And each color is still Caesarstone through and through. For anyone not familiar with the brand, that basically means it’s a blend of more than 90 percent of natural stone (along with polymers and pigments) that creates an entirely realistic look, but built to withstand normal wear-and-tear in the kitchen like scratches and stains. It can even be used outdoors if you’re looking to upgrade that pool and barbecue area. So if you’ve ever looked longingly at the dining room of some chic downtown restaurant and wished you could create that look at home, there’s now an easy way to make it happen.
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Does your morning routine feature a frayed toothbrush and a glug of mouthwash? When it comes to oral hygiene, you can do better (especially since we’re finding new breakthroughs in the way oral bacteria impacts weight loss, cancer, and overall health).
Cut your teeth on these products—a mix of innovation and throwback—featuring creative flavors as well as an eye on the environment.
Dental hygiene has never been this cool.
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In much the same way that “Riverdale” turned Archie Comics into a darker, more adult version of itself, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” transforms the teenage witch — previously turned into an ABC sitcom — into a witches-among-us series with the dense mythology of Harry Potter, plus a pinch of “Witches of Eastwick.” Soapy, fun but unspectacular, the mish-mash of ingredients make for a slick if not terribly distinctive brew.
ME TOO: London’s department stores are joining forces to mark the centenary of women’s voting rights in the U.K. Harrods, Harvey Nichols — which has been re-branded Holly Nichols for the month of September — and Fortnum & Mason will be commemorating the suffrage movement through dedicated window displays that will be unveiled on Thursday.
The window displays will be presented in partnership with the British Fashion Council and are part of London’s #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign celebrating gender equality and the progress of women since they won the right to vote in 1918.
Each of the department store’s window displays will pay homage to the West End street protests of 1912, when suffragettes smashed department store windows to get their message across.
The three department stores’ displays will feature a design representative of the smashed windows. Harvey Nichols’ window will feature a shattered glass effect alongside a famous quote by Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the British Suffragette movement. Pankhurst’s great-granddaughter, Dr. Helen Pankhurst, will unveil the quote, “Deeds Not Words.”
A smashed window effect will also cover the Fortnum & Mason windows, and behind the glass, hampers will be on display to show the food and blankets that imprisoned suffragettes would receive from their loved
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DUBAI — Hugo Boss is making efforts to bridge the gap between the brand’s men’s and women’s lines. “We need to bring the woman closer to the [Boss] man and build on our heritage — it’s suiting, it’s precision,” Ingo Wilts, chief brand officer for Hugo Boss, told WWD while here to celebrate the opening of the brand’s new generation store at Mall of the Emirates.
“We have to rebuild the women’s. Our woman always has to be feminine and sensual but she also has to be sexy. I think the mistake we did over the past years, we went a little left, right and center,” said Wilts, who is responsible for all creative and brand management.
“We do need to address the younger customer in our product.”
But he added that they will be driven by styling, not age first and foremost. “You can dress a younger woman with the same product as you dress an older woman. It depends on the styling. The younger woman might wear a skirt with a sneaker and the older woman with a more high heel.” He admitted that overall the brand for women in particular has skewed old. “We want, like everyone wants, to speak
“Please hold still,” one woman tells me, lifting a still-smoking match to my eyes. Nearby, another begins sharpening a small pink-handled knife that will slice the tops and sides off my brows. To my left, a man with immaculate bleach-blond hair sits, looking bored, listlessly thumbing through his iPhone, as three attendants swab his face with no less than 10 serums, emulsions, and creams. But no matter—he’ll be back here tomorrow to do it all over again.
Welcome to the world of K-pop beauty, where it takes three hours to apply your everyday face. Yes, three hours—or so I’m told when I call up reception at Jennyhouse, which has quickly become the go-to salon for Korean celebs since it opened in 2002. These days, of course, it’s also a destination for fans who would love to look just like their idols—including Chinese couples who fly here to get K-styled for wedding photos. And so, out of curiosity, I, too, book an appointment for a complete Hallyu star makeover on a recent trip to Seoul.
There are now three Jennyhouse locations in Cheongdam, the city’s most rarefied neighborhood, but I head to Olive, a two-story violet town house that’s said to draw the most stars (that’s no lie, by the way—on a recent Friday, I sat next to Jessi, the Lucky J rapper, and VIXX boy-band members Hyuk and Ravi). Though K-pop is known for its wild, over-the-top visuals, makeup artist Hee Jeong Lee tells me that these days her idol clients and their fans are requesting a more pared-down face.
“We used to do a heavier, more made-up aesthetic, but now when people come to our shop and ask for the Korean style, it’s more of a natural look,” she says, pointing to two of her clients, actresses Lee Min-jung and Song Ji-hyo, whose faces are most often requested by guests. Paging through hairstylist Jongsoo Lim’s portfolio, it’s clear that a more laid-back style is also the key to a K-pop mane. “Right now, it’s about a light wave instead of over-the-top glamour,” he says. “Over the past four or five years, we’ve moved toward the kind of look you could do yourself at home.”
So what does it take to get that not-quite-natural look? Anywhere from two to five hours—still. For Hallyu stars, a flawless complexion comes first and foremost. So we begin with a thorough double cleansing with oil and cream face washes, followed by 20 minutes of layering moisturizers: first toner, then essence, then serum, then emulsion, then cream, then more emulsion, and so on, swept and dotted lightly across the face with plush sponges and cotton pads. Vaseline is smothered on my lips, then Lee takes a dollop of heavy sun cream and emulsion, mixed together on the back of the hand with a palette knife, and swabs it directly onto my cheeks. Three dots of highlighter go under each eye, then a base, more emulsion—“It helps create a smooth texture”—and a thick coat of foundation. During 10 minutes of vigorous concealing (of stray spots, freckles, dark circles, and lines I never knew I had), I remember how, the day before, a stranger told me I had great skin—apparently not, by K-pop standards.
The secret here, I learn, is extreme layering: Lashes are curled twice with that smoking match, then topped with individual falsies and curled again with mascara. Light dustings of contour are topped off with emulsion, then dusted a second and third time. The eyeliner alone takes about 15 minutes: pencil, liquid, and gel, painstakingly shaped into an angular black wing. But once I reach Lim’s hair station, things move faster. I spend only 40 minutes in the chair, moving through rapid curling, texturizing at the root with a round brush, and ample sprays of Elnett. Though I’d originally suggested a wild updo or crazy cut, this would, I learn, be antithetical to the idol way. “You want to look fresh and pretty,” Lim chides as he sweeps my hair into a long ponytail with a hint of volume.
After carefully placing and re-placing a single wavy curl that falls by my face, we’re done—et voilà! Though up close I look strange and too heavily made up, in the soft glow of the salon’s incandescent lights, I feel K-pop pretty. Plus, as my own family tells me later that day, “You’ve never looked more Korean.” As far as K-styling goes, I’d call that an unqualified success.
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It’s a common dilemma: You may have found a favorite high-intensity exercise class, but do you have a good post-cooldown routine for freshening up all worked out? Stepping onto the city streets with wet baby curls and purple-tinged cheeks defies logic when you’ve spent the past hour or so pushing yourself to the limits with the aim of feeling good on the inside and outside.
Fortunately, a gym bag packed with the right essentials can make all the difference. If time is limited, Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes will solve the shower dilemma and buy you some time between the end of class and the route home. These neatly packaged bamboo cloths refresh and exfoliate while removing sweat and excess oil, without stripping skin—genius. Slathering on Shiseido’s Urban Environment sunscreen, meanwhile, restores that essential sun barrier and doubles as a creamy moisturizer, while Klorane’s cult Dry Shampoo renders washing hair, for a while at least, pretty much redundant.
For those who wouldn’t dare entertain such a thought, Yves Durif’s wide-tooth detangling comb deserves bag space: It’s the perfect way to scrape wet hair into a slick, shower-fresh knot. As do Josie Maran’s multitasking color stick and Tweezerman’s arguably life-changing lash curler. The final touch? Pinrose’s collection of slim, single-dose travel fragrances, tagged with kooky and uplifting names like Campfire Rebel and Garden Gangster. Now who wouldn’t feel empowered for the remainder of the evening after a couple of dabs of that?
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Women in our society are in a no-win situation and it’s gotten out of hand. First the media destroys our self-esteems by pointing out all the things they claim are physically “wrong” with us. Next the beauty industry and cosmetic surgeons (who conveniently sponsor the media with their advertising!) sell us their expensive solutions to “fix our problems.”
I recently decided to reject this crazy system and focus my time and energy on my inner essence instead. I read books, kept journals, took long walks on the beach and fostered close connections with family and friends. But none of it costs any money!
Everything was going along swimmingly until today when I stumble upon an online website for Soul Makeovers.
Immediately I envision “before and after” pictures, along with thunderous applause on the Oprah show as my Spirit struts onto the stage (doing the Soul Stroll Shuffle?) in updated clothing, hair and makeup. Right? Wildly curious, I call the number.
“Soul By Nicole, can I help you?”
Me: Hi there. I was just checking to see what your gimmick was? Are you selling timeshares in Hawaii or um, sexual favors?
Nicole: No gimmicks. But oh dear, you sound like such a poor lost soul.
Me: Nope! I’ve done my share of soul-searching. I’m good.
Nicole: What about cleansing your soul?
Aha! Here it comes. There’s a battery operated exfoliation brush with expensive soaps for three easy payments of $ 49.95. I just knew it!
Nicole: You can start by baring your soul to me.
Ooh! Undressing my soul. R-rated stuff. See? I told you so! Massage parlor membership is just around the corner, wait and see.
Me: Well Nicki girl, it’s like this. I’m sure we’d be kindred souls, but I’m gonna pass on all your promotional junk.
Nicole: I’m not selling anything. But confession is good for the soul. And I promise not to tell a living soul.
Alright so maybe I’m too suspicious. Sounds innocent so far. She just wants to have a little girl talk, maybe confide in each other. What’s the harm in that? I told her I was in.
Nicole: That’s the spirit! Let’s meet for lunch. I know a good place for soul food. When did you last feed your soul?
Cleansing and now feeding? Aha, it’s all adding up. Luxury Spa packages! Betcha she works on commission.
At the restaurant, Nicole orders filet-of-sole on an onion roll. I order the salad bowl with an egg roll.
Me: Nice to meet you. I rode the Soul Train here. I thought maybe you’d suggest lunch in Korea?
Nicole looks blank.
Me: (elbowing her) You know, Seoul Korea. Ha-ha-ha.
Nicole: Oh, you’re a droll soul.
Me: Yes, I write humor. Can I pour you some water or should I just pour my soul out to you instead?
Nicole: Let me ask the questions here. I’m taking a poll. What’s your soul goal?
Me: Well I want to be a famous writer. Oh yeah, and I’m trying to get away from commercialism and buying another tube of lipstick.
Nicole: Actually it’s the eyes that are the window to the soul.
Me: Yep. I don’t want mascara either.
Nicole: Have you thought about a soul-mate?
An online dating service. I shoulda known she was a professional matchmaker!
Nicole: Someone you can love with all your heart and soul. Share a soul kiss with?
Me: I already have a man. Maybe you know him? Old King Cole. He was a merry old soul.
Nicole: Well bless your soul, you are quite the little comic, aren’t you?
Me: C’mon Soul Sister, the jig is up. I don’t have time for this. Let’s rock and roll our soul. Give me the bottom line. Whatcha selling?
Nicole: I’m not the one selling anything. You are.
Me: Me? What am I selling?
Nicole: It’s obvious you’re a tormented soul. So there’s someone I want you to meet.
I winced at the huge roar and blinked my eyes to see through the sudden puff of red smoke. . .
LUCIFER: Name your price!
Me: Why you little devil, you. I wish you would’ve been upfront from the start. I already sold my soul long ago. To become a writer for The Huffington Post.
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It’s a good day to be Chuck Todd. The NBC stalwart was just named the new host of “Meet the Press.”
For Todd, it’s the promotion of a lifetime. The legendary Tim Russert brought Todd to NBC News in 2007, and Todd now steps into his mentor’s role.
We had many thoughts about, like, serious stuff when we found out that Todd was taking on this new challenge. But we also had many thoughts about Chuck Todd, Fashion Man, because we’ve been noticing some changes to his whole “style thing” over the past few months. If we were conspiracy-minded gossip-hounds, we’d say that Todd has been eyeing the coveted “MTP” chair and has upped his fashion game accordingly. And since we basically ARE conspiracy-minded gossip-hounds, we’ll just leave that there.
First, though, A Look Back. Todd wasn’t always the goateed griller we know today. C-SPAN tweeted this vintage shot from way back in 1997 earlier this week, following reports about Todd’s new role. (That hairless chin! That head of hair! Etc!) HuffPost style guru Rebecca Shapiro opines, “Looks at those spectacles!”
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By 2007, he was basically the Todd we recognize today. The glasses were out, and the famed goatee was in. (Shapiro, however, dislikes the suit, which she described as “dull.”)
And there things stayed…until the past few months, that is.
The host has slimmed down lately. The photo on the left was taken in February and the one on the right in June. Looking good Chuck!
Let’s take a closer look at Todd throughout the past few months. Here he was last fall.
Fast forward to May.
Todd looked more trim and tanned this summer, compared to several months ago. Here are screenshots from “The Daily Rundown” in July and August, respectively. Also we’ve noticed some definite goatee-scaping — everything’s more nice and neat. Says Shapiro, “it’s less ‘reporter on the run’ and more ‘anchor fancypants.'”
Not convinced? Well, one thing is for sure. We’re definitely not in 2011 anymore.
Midsummer madness can involve any number of interesting events or life changes — a last-minute romantic vacation splurge, a BFF spontaneous road trip, a cross-country move for your dream job or the monumental first fall semester at college — and all involve some sort of beauty prep work, makeover or packing of essential beauty items. These plans often trigger instant panic or fuel our desperate desire for a mini or even maxi overhaul in the beauty department. But it is possible to roll with the madness (and get great results), with a little planning. . . .
1. Get a game plan.
Whether you have 3 hours or 3 days to whip up your new image, pause and assess your needs so you can assimilate your makeover action plan. Make a list of what you need to do or what you’d like to accomplish — writing it down will give you clarity and focus. Next, pull out your calendar and book time for yourself.
2. Consider one-stop shopping.
While I prefer to do as much DIY as I can, my favorite technique is to call and book into a salon that does it all. In a pinch you can hit the mall — most usually offer a variety of walk-in welcome salons, stores and kiosks to accommodate even the most challenging grooming and product needs. Try chain stores like Sephora, Ulta, Target and Kohl’s (all also available online) — you’ll be surprised what you’ll find there.
3. Collect as you go.
Remember to pick up travel-size beauty samples at your cosmetics counter when you’re out and about. You can find everything from eye-remedy creams and serums to mini-mascaras and travel-friendly hair products; I keep a Ziploc bag of my faves in my bathroom cabinet, that way, when I get whisked away on a last-minute business trip or my son’s volleyball tournament six hours’ away, I don’t need to shop — I’m always ready to go.
4. Try a house call.
Ask your local salon if its staff makes house calls — it’s a super-convenient option, even if it costs a bit more. Another trendy, up-and-coming beauty option is to call in the professionals from Vensette.com, an on-demand beauty service that makes same-day office visits and house calls in record time. The best news is you can book online or through the service’s mobile app.
5. Shop online.
Check your favorite beauty apps and fashionista sites for inspiration. Consider ordering your everyday items (makeup sponges, brushes) in kits or in bulk. I always use the online beauty site frendsbeauty.com; they deliver overnight or the same day if you are local. Ask for samples, travel-size beautification elixirs and short-order to-go potions or have them throw in small refillable bottles. Ordering online also allows you to have extra time and energy for last-minute wardrobe incentives or accessories (or just an afternoon nap or extra Pilates class).
6. Think fresh.
Whether it’s a new mani/pedi, a full-body scrub, spray tan or if you’re simply trying out a few new bronzers and glosses — go with the glow and do what feels good to you this summer. And don’t skip the basics that can help get make any trip, event or new job effortless: the necessary lash and brown arch, the perfect trim, a twisted knot, braided bun or chic blow out. Even a few extra naturally adhered lashes make all the difference in the world.
7. Mix and match.
Your whole goal here is to map out a detailed list of your beauty must-dos and manage your makeover in minutes. So don’t forget to mix and match: inexpensive with that must-have item; time-consuming treatments with “quick fixes”; salon treatments with DIY home remedies.
The key is to have fun — enjoy your makeover with minimal madness no matter what your motives are. The ultimate solution to a new and better you is minutes away.
Nicole Cothrun Venables is a Hollywood stylist with two dozen films and television shows to her credit. Her interviews and beauty articles have appeared in Elle, InStyle, Women’s World and Los Angeles.
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