This photo isn’t digitally enhanced! This 19-year-old Ukrainian girl has thousands of fans on Facebook and YouTube who love her anime makeup. (Photo: buzzfeed.com)
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We’ve made it through another week and it’s officially, finally July—starting tomorrow. Here’s to summer! It’s going to be an extra-balmy 90 degrees in New York this weekend, and we have a feeling it’s going to be a hot where you are, too. Our advice: Get thee to a beach!
Blake Lively (and her reflection) looking pensive and every bit the Hollywood starlet in the new campaign for Gucci Premiere. Photo: Fashionista.com
- Ugh—can Marion Cotillard get any more fabulous? The most sophisticated woman we’ve ever seen covers WSJ Magazine and pulls off slick hair and deep berry lips like she was born with a lip brush in her hand. [WSJ Magazine]
BAGGU is the perfect summer carryall. Spend $60 in the Birchbox Shop right now and get TWO free with your purchase!
Notable Quotables is a weekly series featuring a great quote. Whether it’s the founder of a beloved beauty brand, an eccentric makeup artist making headlines, or even a super-stylish celebrity, our favorite tastemakers always have something worth sharing.
If there’s one woman who can bring us to tears with her voice, it’s Adele. She’s got pipes and the whole world knows it. One of the reasons we love her so much is that she doesn’t fit the “cookie cutter” extra-thin body type for pop stars. While women in the public eye will probably always have to deal with comments about their body, for Adele the focus is often on her extraordinary voice and her positive body image. Still, even the ever-confident songstress will cop to wearing Spanx on one of the most important nights of the year: The Grammys. She talked to Matt Lauer about getting a little help to fit into her dress.
"I had three or four pairs of Spanx on that night! I took a couple pairs off when I sang." —Adele
Did you know that Spanx founder, Sara Blakely, created them with herself and her friends in mind? Read our exclusive interview with Blakely to learn more.
With everything going on last night (Downton Abbey! Bloglovin’ Awards! Sleep!), you’re forgiven if you opted out of the Grammy’s. Lucky for you, we took copious notes. Herewith, our not-at-all-comprehensive cheat sheet to last night’s awards.
All Hail the Queen: Adele was, hands down, the night’s biggest winner. Not only did the British songwriter and singer go six for six, but she also delivered a powerhouse performance and rocked a cheeky Christian Louboutin mani.
Wish She’d Go Away: Nicki Minaj. Between her Little Red Riding Hood Goes to the Vatican getup and her bizarre exorcism-inspired performance, we’re so over it. Can’t she go back to boom, badoom, boom?
Operations associate, Loren, has a thing for nails and we can’t blame her. We love reading about new finishes and fun techniques, so we thought we’d give her a weekly slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related. Check back every Thursday for Nailing It, Birchbox’s dedicated polish series.
Clockwise top Left: Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Snooki. (All photos: BellaSugar)
I absolutely adore red carpet pre-awards show coverage because I love to check out what celebs are wearing, especially on their nails. This past Sunday, I was glued to my TV for MTV’s annual Video Music Awards, and luckily the stars did not disappoint with their fashion or their manicures. From Katy Perry’s intricate design that perfectly matched her outfit to Snooki’s glittery fan-like tips, I was able to take a close up look at the best accessories of the evening on BellaSugar’s awesomely comprehensive roundup.
Who was your favorite?
Just FYI: Our go-to manicure shade of the moment is Deborah Lippmann’s sherber-color Lara’s Theme.