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The Skinny Mirror, Cronuts Without the Wait, and More

The entrepreneur behind the new Skinny Mirror says it will make you look 10 pounds thinner and is meant to spur self-confidence and a healthier body image. [The Cut]
Cronuts for a Cause: Donate to the NYC Food Bank and you could be rewarded with a fresh limited-edition passion fruit cronut. [Grub Street]
WhoWhatWear is branching out with a new beauty site, Byrdie. [Byrdie]
 If you’re growing out your bangs this sweltering summer, here are 10 ways to keep them out of your face. [Beauty High]
Tao Okamoto, the model-turned-actress and main love interest in The Wolverine, gives her best tips on vacationing. [Fashionista]
DJ Khaled made a public proposal to Nicki Minaj on MTV over the weekend. Despite initial thoughts that it was a joke, the musician confirmed that it was legitimate. [Us Weekly]
Enhance blue eyes with these sweet makeup tricks. [Bella Sugar]

If you’re ready for a hairstyle change, here’s how the ponytail was reinvented at Miami Swim Week.

The Skinny Mirror, Cronuts Without the Wait, and More

If you’re ready for a hairstyle change, here’s how the ponytail was reinvented at Miami Swim Week.

How To Use A Curling Wand, Beyoncé In The New H&M Commercial, And More


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5 AMA Performances You Should YouTube Right Now

Nicki Minaj performing “Freedom” at last night’s American Music Awards. (Photo:

While the American Music Awards don’t have the same pomp and circumstance as the Grammy’s, the show is still a favorite to watch since it’s essentially one epic concert filled with the best songs and performers from the last year. Last night’s 40th Anniversary edition was no exception, with rocking sets by everyone from Carrie Underwood and Usher to Nicki Minaj and K-pop star Psy (with a special guest). For your entertainment, the five performances from last night that we’re playing on repeat this morning:

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Reading List: Nicki Minaj’s New Commercial, Benefit on Film, Designer Nail Strips, and More

Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! We hope you’re thinking of all the amazing women in your life and, if you’re lucky, spending time with them. (We know we’re thinking of all our awesome Moms.) This week’s round-up includes ’90s-inspired nail polishes and a brand new Bond No. 9 fragrance—the perfect amount fun to start the weekend.  See you on Monday!
  • Two of our favorite beauty founders (no, not Hayley and Katia!), Jean and Jane Ford of Benefit, screened a documentary, Glamouriety, at Tribeca Film Festival. The film actually started as a training video for new Benefit employees about the history of the company. Now, the film will be seen by Benefit employees before eventually making it to the Cannes Film Festival. [WWD]
  • Remember those amazing hypercolor t-shirts from the 90s? Some new polishes change color in the sun, too, and they’re totally putting us in a nostalgic mood this afternoon. [She Finds
  • Nicki Minaj’s new commercial for Pepsi launched this week and features the starlet giving a concert while two fans run through a beach scene, a tomato fight, and Betsey Johnson’s fashion show. Kind of makes you want to drink a Pepsi, huh? [Elle
  • Nail Rock, one of our favorite stick-on nail polish companies, has collaborated with three designers for Australia’s Fashion Week. The designs are too cute for words and, best of all, you can actually get your hands on some. [Beauty High
  • Not to be outdone by President Obama, indie fragrance company Bond No. 9 will release a new fragrance called I Love New York for Marriage Equality on July 24th, one year after the Marriage Equality Act took effect in New York State. It will be a unisex scent with woody-spicy notes of mandarin, classic rose, jasmine, sandalwood, and amber. [Fashion etc


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Grammy’s Cheat Sheet: Adele’s Big Wins, Nicki’s Faux Pas & 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?

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