Jorge Bendersky applying a "U.S.A." tattoo to Hubbell the chihuahua.
Photo: Jorge Bendersky
I guess the more appropriate way to start this conversation is by letting you know that temporary tattoos for dogs do, in fact, exist. Yes, friends, the practice of ephemerally branding yourself with butterflies and hearts and stars is no longer limited to humans. Welcome into the fold, canines! And extend your paws to shake the hands of Jorge Bendersky, the New York-based dog
groomer stylist who is largely responsible for setting this trend ablaze thanks to a high-profile Upper East Side clientele. And yes, according to DNAinfo.com, temporary tattoos for dogs ARE trending, extending to far-reaching exotic locations like Australia, Poland, and *achem* Iowa.
The Ciate Corrupted Neon nail set.
Photo: Courtesy of Ciate
Must. Get. Glowing. Nails. Right. This. Instant. *shakes self out of trance* Whoa. Sorry, dudes. Even WE got spellbound by our own hypnotizing GIF that features Ciate's new Corrupted Neon nail set. You might remember the British nail brand for making the (now infamous) Caviar manicure and insanely cool chalkboard nail set, but this time around they are taking nail art to a whole new level with their neon set that SCREAMS summer. The kit includes a matte neon paint pot, loose neon glitter and a mini UV top coat, which (if you've been keeping up with our blog!) you might remember us talking about last week. Illamasqua released a Paranormal UV polish collection, which featured four shades that could glow under any black light—and Ciate's polish works the same way! So, yes, your nails can be neon bright at the beach during day and glowing at the club long after the sun sets. I mean, just look at how she WERKS both looks in our UH-MAZING GIF above. *brushes shoulders off*
Lauren Conrad serves up makeup inspiration for prom.
Photo: Courtesy of The Beauty Dept
Earlier this week we rounded up THE very best hair tutorials on YouTube to perfect before prom night, from classic cascading waves to an updated take on K.Stew's fishtail braid. Now that you've had a day or so to practice those, it's time for part two of the ultimate YouTube prom prep: yep, we're talking about makeup! The amount of beauty inspiration online right now is seriously overwhelming, so we've done the legwork for you and picked our top 5 how-to clips. And while they might not all be prom-specific, that's OK, because you'll have plenty of opportunities to show off your skills long after the dance (or even high school!) is over. But first, a warning: diving headfirst into a sea of makeup videos is a slippery slope —trust us, we've been there— so don't blame us if you get addicted and finally re-emerge to the real world hours later. So let's do this!
Illamasqua UV Glow Polishes in (clockwise from left) Ouija, Seance, Clear/Glo, and Geist.
Photo: Courtesy of Illamasqua
There's no doubt that the '90s are back, and with them comes a hearty dose of rave-inspired fashion. Some of us, however, are still being treated for the emotional scars caused by our own forays into rave dressing in our youths (nightmares of parachute pants and double buns haunt our dreams), and aren't ready to dive head first into the trend. That doesn't mean we have to be pariahs, however, and with Illamasqua's new Paranormal UV nail polish collection, we can bring that glowstick vibe into our day to day lives without having to make too much of a commitment. The collection will be available in stores and online April 30th.
Wendy's Look Book shows how to create the prettiest braided bun for prom.
Photo: Courtesy of Wendy's Look Book
We get it: preparing for prom is a BIG DEAL. Between choosing the dress, finding your beauty look, picking the perfect night-of playlist— even downloading a rad picture app!—prepping for high school's biggest night is sort of like a full-time job. Luckily, making sure your prom goes off without a hitch IS our job (well, kind of), which is why we have one more awesome resource to throw into our mix of prom essentials. We're talking about YouTube, otherwise known as the ultimate internet treasure trove of beauty inspiration from real girls everywhere. We've already loaded you up on hair and makeup how-tos from our favorite Hollywood pros, but in case you haven't found your night-of look quite yet, not to worry...from beachy mermaid waves to the perfect elegant bun, these YouTube vloggers have you covered. Check out our top tutorials for prom hair below, and stay tuned for the best makeup vids tomorrow!
First off, WOW. We know Nicki Minaj's new, simplified style is a very recent change, but staring at Barbz (above) in crimped hair, neon eyeliner and mixed bold prints already feels like forever ago. But wait, let's give this photo some back story first—Nicki tweeted this pic last night with the caption, "#1 selling viva glam lipstick of all time... thank u for supporting a good cause. mmmuuuaaahhh!!!!" to which we audibly responded, "Say whaaaa?!" In case you forgot, Nicki released TWO bold lipsticks—one bright coral color and a super cool lavender shade with two coinciding campaigns. Her impossible-to-forget debut MAC ad featured Ms. Minaj perched atop a motorcycle in a latex dress (next to a very sweaty Ricky Martin) and the other showed Nicki floating a pool sporting a retro yellow onesie surrounded by giant lipsticks.
Let's hear it for nail art, y'all. We know it's totally crazy to get emotional over manicures, but, like, look how far we've come with nail polish over the past couple years! I mean, they've invented everything from chalkboard paint to tie-dye polish for our fingertips, and just this week we made ANOTHER nail discovery—denim polish! Nails Inc. London just released the Bling It On Denim & Studs kit ($29), which features denim effect polish and some gold and silver star stud embellishments to really bring your mani to the next level. But, we can already tell you're thinking, "Um, denim nail polish? How does that work?" so let's get down to deets, shall we?
Jennifer Lawrence at the GLAAD Media Awards.
Photo: Getty Images
With the change in seasons comes that itchy, nagging desire to switch things up, have a fresh start, throw everybody off, and now that Jennifer Lawrence cut off her long hair in exchange for a shaggy, layered cut floating just above her shoulders, we're REALLY thinking about taking the plunge. How cute does she look?! Jennifer premiered her new 'do at the 24th Annual Glaad Media Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, showing it off as the centerpiece of her otherwise minimal all-black ensemble. A play on her usual strapless silhouette, her David Koma Fall 2013 cocktail dress comes with a sheer neckline and sleeves, and strikes just the right balance of chic and girly. Not to mention, the frock's clean lines offset the added texture of her new haircut perfectly.
Rihanna and her RiRi Woo lipstick from MAC.
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In February, we fuh-reaked out when we heard that Rihanna would be releasing multiple (!!!) makeup collections with MAC Cosmetics, and, lucky for us, it seems that her product roll-out is happening right on cue. The first piece she planned to launch was her RiRi Woo lipstick, and guess what y'all? IT'S. HERE. If you take a little peeksies up top, you'll see her brand new shade, which is inspired by the infamous matte MAC Ruby Woo red pout she wore at the Grammys. (Fun fact: She's also sporting this lip color all summer long during her Diamonds World Tour!) Her RiRi Woo shade features her signature inscribed on the actual stick (whoa), so it's like you're getting a little part of Ri with every purchase.
Sure, it might look simple, but let's be real here— packing your purse for prom is NO easy task. If you're doing the whole pre-prom photo sesh, fancy dinner, the dance itself, and the after-party, well, chances are you'll need a bunch of stuff to get you through this epic marathon night. So let's talk strategy, shall we?! First of all, the bag you're carrying will most likely be a tiny clutch, which is heavy on the style factor but not so much on the whole practicality thing. If you're still on the hunt for a bag, we're loving this seafoam green envelope clutch from ASOS, the Jillian Minaudiere sparkly number from Club Monaco, and House of Harlow's reptile pouch for their slightly-larger-than-average storage capability and undeniable chicness. But regardless of which clutch you bring, the stuff you take with you will need to be small, posses multitasking capabilities... or better yet, both. Because NOBODY wants to be left stranded on prom night, we've dutifully rounded up our favorite tried-and-true essentials to pack in your purse in case of any beauty emergency. See our must-bring list of products below!