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I’ve been talking so much about sunscreen and protecting yourself when you’re outside, which you most definitely should do (seriously, wear your SPF). But sometimes, things happen. You go in the pool and forget to reapply. Or you’re running around outside all sweaty and think that SPF 20 you put on in the AM will still protect you. More
Singapore-based beauty blogger Bun Bun (pre-allergic reaction, above) has blogged about her skin troubles before–she suffers from acne and describes her skin as generally sensitive. As part of some recent blogging duties, Bun Bun received a free extraction facial from a local salon for a sponsored post–she won’t name the salon because she believes the ensuing ordeal was an accident (and she can’t pinpoint what exactly caused the terrible reaction) but what happened to her is the stuff of grooming nightmares. More
Please, please, please, can Gwyneth Paltrow promise not to come up with a kids self-tanning line? And can Tan Mom not hear about this and do the same (except not organic and possibly made of Popov with bronzer in it)? Thanks! More
Remember that scene in The Handmaid’s Tale where the heroine asks the Commander if she could have some hand lotion, and he tells her that he’s surprised she needs any because her hands are very soft? And she replies that she’s been using pats of butter, and he laughs, as though that is charming and ingenious, where, really, it is a sad thing because she lives in a futuristic dystopia and, as a woman, cannot procure hand lotion? Margaret Atwood was right about everything!
Or, at least, she was right about the fact that we’re going to use food as beauty products. That is a thing we’re doing, now. More
Go inside! Go inside quickly! Your skin is frying, and you will get wrinkles and die. And no, it does not matter that you are using a sunscreen that says it’s SPF 100. Sadly, it turns out that is just something of a gimmick, and not something that would, say, effectively protect a vampire from the sun (I think that is why I run into so few vampires. That, and they’re shy). More
Wrinkles, beware! There’s a new beauty product on the scene, and it promises to tone up your sagging face conveniently in the privacy of your own home. Which is good, because you probably wouldn’t want anyone to see what you look like while you are using it. More
I’ve written before about how I’m trying to transition into using mostly all-natural beauty products on my skin and hair. A few months ago, I picked up a bottle of rose water on a whim; I remembered my grandmother using it when I was a kid, and I thought rose water might be an awesome, all-natural product to incorporate into my skincare routine. I quickly became obsessed with the stuff, and here’s why you should be, too. More
Remember Nicole Richie? Sure you do! She was Paris Hilton’s friend, they wore extremely eccentric outfits and were wealthy together. They’re… both still doing that, actually. Though, to be fair, Paris Hilton tried to become a DJ. And Nicole Richie is doing a webseries on AOL (on that note – remember AOL!? Today is a day for nostalgia). More
The secret ingredient is not love; it’s bees. More
An overweight woman was told she was not allowed to tan at a tanning salon where she just bought a $70 non-refundable package. Tanning will kill you, but this kills my heart. More
This BB-thing trend might be getting out of hand. First there were BB creams, then CC creams, then BB creams for hair, and now somebody has invented a BB tea. More
Are you ready for a totally thought-provoking commercial that will make you question everything you’ve internalized about body image while simultaneously desiring some Dove bodywash? Check out the latest missive in Dove’s “campaign for real beauty,” for which the brand hired a forensic sketch artist to draw women how they see themselves, as well as how others see them. More
Where are you pierced? Remember those really cool kids who got pierced in their belly buttons when they were about 16? And that was also a time when you could wear midriff tops? Right, I was not one of those kids. Not even close. And I’m still mystified by a lot of facial piercings. I am pierced in my ears. I bet you can guess what that says about me. Nonetheless, I will spell it out. More
Career-in-politics-ruining photos ahead. More