Kylie Jenner gets an “F” – The Better Business Bureau gave the teen entrepreneur’s Lip Kit business an F rating, which, by the way, is the lowest rating a business could possibly get. The reason: failure to resolve 133 complaints that were logged by customers that weren’t resolved. Apparently, there have been delivery issues and a bunch of other problems. Kylie responded in a professional statement saying, “I’m sick and tired of people coming for my business.” They stay coming fo’ sho’.
Botanical Lips – A new lipstick by beauty brand Kailijume is taking social media by storm with its awesomeness. According to Cosmo, “It’s mesmerizing AF to look at and makes for a pretty dope Insta pic.” The lipstick is just a clear jelly that has captivated many due to the ability to see a real teeny, tiny flower and gold flecks through its transparent formula. It has a sheer pink color that the company claims changes with the user’s body temperature. So, if you want a deep shade of pink, you better be cold AF. It retails between $25 and $30.
Because it’s necessary to look flawless when working out – Sweat Cosmetics has developed a line of cosmetics that contains SPF for women who want skin protection and to fake good skin while working out. They even offer a friendly video to help you chose you shade and even has s Olympic track star Natasha Hastings as an ambassador (her shade is #400).
Insert “on fleek” emoji here – L’Oréal USA recently released Beaumoji featuring an extensive keyboard of 130 emojis dedicated to everything beauty so you can let your friends know you are coloring your hair, while applying makeup and painting your nails, without the daunting task of having to actually type those words out. Because, let’s face it, using letters to text is so 2 years ago. The keyboard will be fully integrated into texting platforms, and will be updated seasonally to reflect evolving beauty trends. Get it here.
Think outside the box. Or, maybe it’s what’s inside that counts as a new website has emerged that allows you to sell products from unwanted subscription boxes. At Find Subscription Boxes, you can navigate to their new feature, The Aftermarket, create an online shop and eBay your products away (without the whole bidding part since they set parameters on pricing). Learn more.
Does Your Skin Care Pass the “Absorption Test”? According to the people marketing nutrition and skin care expert Kat Burki’s namesake line, you can tell if your skin wants or needs a product by simply placing it on the back of your hand. If your body craves the active ingredients, it will quickly absorb. If the product just sits there it means your body is rejecting it, and it won’t be effective so you don’t even need it. Who knew? Excuse us while we go slather the 20 bottles of product we own on the back of our hand and see how long it takes to disappear…
In the words of Soulja Boy, “Kiss Me Thru The Phone.” Beauty brand Shiseido recently launched its new Rouge Rouge Kiss Me digital app, which asks you to make out with your phone. Yes, you heard right, just give your phone a smooch and the app is triggered. Here’s how it works: one person visits the site and puts in who they want to kiss and the recipient receives a message. When both people arrive on the site, they are able to select a shade of Rouge Rouge they want their lips to appear in for the big moment. Once they kiss their screens, the two lipstick marks are captured together on-screen and a GIF can be created to share across social media, email or text messages. The app is a promotion in conjunction with the global launch of its 16-color Rouge Rouge lipstick. Interested visit rougerougekissme-shiseido.com to start kissing away.
Shazam for beauty. Make-up brand Rimmel launched its “Get The Look” app, providing users the ability to replicate the looks of just about anyone, from their favorite celebrity to the person they sat next to in the park, by simply using their cell phone. Forbes calls it a “Shazam for beauty.” It uses fancy tracking to detect the makeup on the faces of just about anyone and then color-matches it with makeup Rimmel offers. Once the look is captured the app created an augmented mirror that allows the individual to see what the makeup would look like on themselves before heading over to a website where they can purchase it themselves. The app is currently available in the U.K. as of July 1st and will be released in the U.S. this September.
I know I haven’t been posting often, but I’m working on some exciting new posts to bring you fresh and engaging content this summer. This photo is just a sneak peek of things to come. In the meantime, check out my Instagram page, which is updated frequently.
I just love the nail design seen at Moschino’s LAFW 2016 presentation done by Miss Pop for OPI. The vibrant colors and polka dots are perfect for spring. Read on to learn how you can re-create the look.
Pour a little Infinite Shine To The Finish Lime onto a plastic palette or piece of tin foil. Dip a large dotter or back end of an eyeshadow brush into the gel lacquer. Then, gently dab it down on a nail to create the perfect dot.
Repeat step 3 on all 10 fingers. Make the dots on a random place on each nail.
What does planning a wedding have in common with cutting onions? No, it’s not that they both make you cry! Like Shrek, they both have layers. Unending layers, it seems, when it comes to wedding planning. And a lot of these layers intersect with one overarching theme: the colors.
There are a couple of items you have to decide before you choose your wedding colors: your venue, your date, and since it’s usually required for the venue, a rough estimate of your guest count.
But that’s really it. Choosing your colors is necessary to make most of your wedding decisions. You won’t be able to buy much or send information out until you’ve at least decided on a general color and theme direction.
One of the most obvious ways your colors will be used is in the wedding party outfits. Your bridesmaids and groomsmen will be living ambassadors of the tone and feeling you want at your wedding. But it can be difficult to accessorize everyone appropriately, making sure they all look good individually, that they all look good together, and that they all look good in your venue. A big part of this comes from knowing which colors to use where. If your wedding palette is only 3 colors, you may want to add a couple of neutral or accent colors to avoid having too much of each of the main colors. It’s important to think about what colors will complement and accentuate your main wedding colors.
Many brides choose jewelry for their bridesmaids as a thank-you gift. It can be daunting to choose jewelry for other people, so here are a couple of tips.
Think about what they will like and look good in.
If you’re providing the Bridesmaids’ jewelry as a gift, make sure it’s a gift they’ll like. Otherwise, you should just trust your bridesmaids to get their own, or go shopping with them. When it comes to earrings, you can think about face shape, or simply pay attention to what type of jewelry your bridesmaids normally wear. Look at photos of them at special events and find something that suits their style. After all, if they feel like themselves, they’ll make your wedding look great.
Don’t go overboard on matching.
We touched on this earlier, but it really can’t be overstated. You went to all the trouble of choosing wedding colors; of course you want to use them. But when it comes to jewelry, you don’t have to have an exact match. In fact, your colors may stand out more if you choose complementary colors rather than matching ones. For example, Pantone’s color of the year is rose quartz and serenity. Instead of hunting down the exact shades of pink or blue you need, think about other colors that look good with that combo, such as gray and gold, as shown in the photo above.
Keep Cost in Mind
One of the top unexpected wedding costs that can throw off your budget is bridal gifts. You want to treat your bridesmaids, but you don’t want to break the budget. On the other hand, if you go too cheap, you may end up buying jewelry that looks tacky and that they’ll never wear again. Look around for deals that don’t sacrifice value. See if there are local artisans who can craft custom pieces at an affordable rate.
When it comes to choosing jewelry, there’s a lot to consider. The best thing you can do is talk to your wedding party about how you want everyone to look and brainstorm ideas about accessories. Whether everyone matches, or each adds their own style to their look, you do have the authority to say no to costume jewelry or flamboyant colors that don’t match your palette. After all, it’s your wedding! Just have fun looking at all the pretty necklaces, earrings, and other accessories for the ladies who will be up there with you on your big day!
Jeriann is a writer from Boise, Idaho. She is currently planning her own wedding, where she will be matching navy blue, mint, and gold. Check out her blog at dairyairhead.com.
So, I am good at many things, but putting on nail polish is at the very bottom of the list. But, alas, a product has come on the market for people like me who lack a steady hand when applying nail color – spray on nail polish. The idea is you become a graffiti artist for a few seconds and spray your nails with the color, which will temporarily make your hands look like a complete mess. But, after the polish dries, you just rinse your hands with soapy water and, voila, the perfect mani. Check out the video below to see a spray on polish by China Glaze called Coloured Nail Spray.