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Ashley Greene’s Beauty Regrets: Notable Quotables

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. Today we came across this quote by Ashley Greene, the lovely star of Twilight, and we couldn’t help but feel she might be our kindred spirit. After all, we’ve all made some pretty questionable decisions when it comes to our hair.

"My hair’s been every color under the sun, and some are good and some are bad. I think the biggest mistake I ever made was when one of my friends was like, ‘You should just iron your hair with an iron.’ It was not good at all. It was just stick-straight. I was probably around 14 when I did that; I did a lot of dumb things at 14. That was bad. I used to also scrunch my hair. I used entirely too much hair gel. It was highly flammable, extremely crunchy. I feel you like you could break it. It was not a good look for me."

—Ashley Greene to Stylelist

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Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Baking-Inspired Fragrance: Notable Quotables

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. Today we came across this quote from Jennifer Love Hewitt on The Gloss from an interview the star did with Us Weekly. While we love fragrances with vanilla notes, we haven’t yet tried pure vanilla!

“I carry McCormick’s Pure Vanilla [in my purse]—the baking kind—and dab it on my neck… Men are attracted to the scent! One time, I put it on and four different guys were like, ‘You smell amazing!’”

—Jennifer Love Hewitt to Us Weekly

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Salma Hayek’s Skin Woes: Notable Quotables

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. This week everyone’s talking about Salma Hayek’s interview with Lucky Magazine. The star opened up about her own issues with acne when she was younger. It’s nice to know that as stunning as the star is, she’s had to deal with some of the same acne problems that we have. Celebrities: they’re just like us!

"You want to talk about bad skin? I had acne. And this acne was so bad it sent me into severe, severe depression. Like I couldn’t leave the house. I’d wake up in the morning and lie there and touch my face before I got up, just to prepare myself to look in the mirror!"

—Salma Hayek to Lucky Magazine

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Karl Lagerfeld Likes Disorganization: Notable Quotables

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. Today’s quote is by the awe-inspiring Karl Lagerfeld, who just launched his own website, appropriately titled Karl.com. While we’ve always thought of Karl as pretty meticulous, this quote shows off his more creative side. In fact, it’s downright whimsical.

"If you put things away in a too tidy way, then you will only find what you are looking for. You will never be surprised, nor delighted by fortuitous discoveries."

Karl Lagerfeld

Speaking of Karl, we loved the bold, bejeweled brows at the fall 2012 Chanel show

Christina Hendricks Gives Us A Lesson In Real Beauty: Notable Quotables

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. This week, we’re inspired by the lovely Christina Hendricks. The Mad Men star (by the way, new season starts March 25th!), spoke with glo.msn.com about her personal style. We absolutely love her take on what makes someone beautiful.

Image: Instyle.com

"A woman is beautiful when she stands out as an individual—it’s a woman who has her own style and the confidence to pull it off. Half the women on the streets in New York City achieve this. I get so inspired every time I’m there."

—Christina Hendricks to glo.msn.com

Hendricks’ stunning red hair definitely makes her stand out. Find out what shade of red is best for you in our guide to the hair color of the moment.

Whitney Port Goes to the Mall for Fall: Notable Quotables

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. At the Whitney Port’s Whitney Eve show during NYFW, models sported big ponytails and baubles in their hair. We spoke with stylist Martin-Christopher Harper about his inspiration for the look. Turns out, his childhood had quite a bit to do with it.

For me it was a very ’90s girl. I’m from California, I lived at the mall, I lived for the mall. The idea is that her perm’s growing out, she’s at the mall, she hit Claire’s Boutique and got that bauble in her hair.

—Martin-Christopher Harper for Eva NYC and Cutler/Redken backstage at the Whitney Eve Fall 2012 runway show

Another great hair accessories: these pretty elastics.

Olivia Palermo Gushes About Her New Rochas Gig: Notable Quotables

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. Last week, Rochas announced that Olivia Palermo will be the face of their new fragrance. Palermo gushed to WWD about her new gig, which we think she’s perfect for. 

“While Rochas has ingrained French roots, I think every woman can get the sense of joie de vivre and confidence in their style that the Parisians emanate. I always like to be a bit more fashion-forward and playful in my style choices when I visit Paris.”

-Olivia Palermo to WWD

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Reese Witherspoon’s Fringe Is To Hide A Scar: Notable Quotables

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. This week our quote features our favorite Legally Blonde sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon. Last Friday on The Graham Norton Talk Show, Witherspoon revealed that her fetching new bangs are meant to hide a scar from a recent accident where she was hit by an 85-year-old driver.

"It’s not funny at all. They said I am very hard-headed because I landed right on my head and I have a scar, hence my new hairdo. I don’t remember much about it, but miraculously — and thank God! — I am fine."

—Reese Witherspoon, on The Graham Norton Talk Show.

Another great way to mask a scar? This concealer by Miracle Skin Transformer.

Nicki Minaj Feels Naked Without Falsies: Notable Quotables

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. Today’s quote is from Nicki Minaj, who spoke with Elle about her wigs, eccentric makeup, favorite products and more.

My eyes, because they’re the one thing I need my makeup artist to do. I don’t have the patience, my hands shake, and I mess everything up. So my makeup artist has to do my brows and lids and lashes. Everyone knows I’m a lash girl by now. When I don’t have my lashes, I feel naked.

—Nicki Minaj to Elle regarding the most high maintenance part of her beauty routine.

Even if you’re not a makeup nut like Nicki, a colorful liner from stila will give you a fresh new look.

Notable Quotables: Zooey Deschanel

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. We’ve been big fans of Ms. Deschanel and her website, Hello Giggles, for a while now, but this award season she’s been more in demand than ever. From her tuxedo nail art at the Golden Globes, to her sitcom show New Girl, to her retro style, we can’t get enough. The actress/singer-songwriter/girly-girl talked to Allure about her signature look.

"I’m bangs and eyes. It’s who I am. There have been periods when I’ve grown my bangs out, but I always cut them back, so it’s like, why go through the trouble?"

—Zooey Deschanel to Allure Magazine