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Not that we REALLY needed an excuse to hit up Fashion's Night Out or anything (after all, we were pretty much sold after Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber's adorable PSA). But helllooo! Now that we've heard Azealia Banks will debut her very own MAC lipstick in the New York MAC store that same evening, we're SO there. Yep, you read that right! The hip hop star has teamed up with the cosmetics company on a brand new hue, appropriately titled 'Yung Rapunxel.' It's a totally gorgeous shade of deep, dark purple, much like the one she sported on the cover of VIBE earlier this month. So obviously, we HAVE to have it.
Hear that? That's the sound of Lady Gaga's much-anticipated Fame perfume FINALLY hitting Macy's shelves across the country! We've been trailer teased and taunted with jaw-dropping campaign photos for the better half of the last two months, but now (NOW!!!!) we can finally get our hands on Mother Monster's debut fragrance and answer all our burning questions. Will the "First Black Eau de Parfum" really change colors? Will it stain my clothes? What exactly does "tears of Belladonna, crushed heart of the tiger orchidea with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot, and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops" smell like??? Walk with us.
OH. MY. GAH. The moment has finally come, y'all—Nicki Minaj revealed the name and bottle design of her first-ever fragrance via Twitter this morning! Eeeee. Her scent, called Pink Friday, comes in a gussied up gold mannequin-esque bust complete with Nicki's signature bubblegum pink bob and lipstick (Hello, M.A.C.!) that closely resembles her Pink Friday album cover. Her bottle also dons a sheer pink and white bustier paired with (our favorite part) a mini "Nicki Minaj" nameplate necklace! I meannnn, is this thing detachable? Can we wear it as a bracelet? NEED. TO. KNOW. MORE.
If you like nail art but don't have the time/skills/creativity to dream up mini designs for your fingertips, look no further! We rounded up the hottest (and easiest) nail products that'll spice up your mundane mani in seconds flat. From fuzzy fingers to fruit-scented digits to 18K gold polish, you'll be sure to turn heads with a fresh nail game JUST in time for fall.
1.) THE VELVET MANICURE
Ciaté's Velvet Manicure.
Just when we thought the caviar manicure was the ultimate mind-blowing 3D nail art, Ciaté released another texturizing nail kit for the fall—this time with flecks of fuzzy velvet! Ooooh. The kit includes a pot of polish with matching velvet powder, brush and tray ($19). The sets come in a burgundy "Berry Poncho," a navy "Blue Suede," and a gray "Mink Cashmere." To use, you just apply a few taps of the powder over freshly painted nails and TA-DA! You'll have the coziest (and chicest!) tips in town.
If there's one way we like to start our Monday mornings, it's with BREAKING HAIR NEWS. Lady Gaga just announced via Twitter that she is officially a brunette. Eeeee! Mother Monster stopped by Amsterdam during her Born This Way Ball tour, and thanks to fans posing for pics alongside Gaga (above), we totally have photographic evidence of her freshly dyed 'do! Lady Gaga said of her new look, "Definitely feeling less blond lately and little more progressive brunette. I am LOUIS VUITTON BROWN. B**** THATS LV." This is HUGE for Lady Gaga because she hasn't been brunette since her early days when she still went by Stefani Germanotta, and, um, we have footage of her from 2005 to prove it. NBD.
Okay, so when your teachers talk about school supplies, they're technically referring to locker staples like pencils, highlighters, and a notebook. But let's be real- getting ready for classes to begin entails SO much more than a simple trip to Office Max. We're talking about backpacks to carry your stuff in, the perfect outfit for the first day, and even grade A nail art. And even after you've got all these things, there's still one more item to check off your list: makeup. Luckily you don't have to look far for inspiration, considering Hollywood is overflowing with awesome beauty ideas from some of our favorite style stars. Holland Roden, Blake Lively, and Rihanna have all been turning out gorgeous beauty game recently, rocking everything from a statement lip to a perfect cat eye to a beachy glow. So however you're feeling on the first day back, check out our beauty breakdown and get ready to put your best face forward.
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As a longtime member of the MTV family, we have a special spot in our heart for Holland Roden...not only for our Teen Wolf addiction (duh) but also because the actress is a total style magnet. She's no stranger to the statement lip, consistently working bright reds, hot pinks, and vampy burgundy on the red carpet, a move that perfectly complements her porcelain skin. Recreate the gorge look yourself starting with a pinch of pearly blush like Benefit Posietint Cheek Stain ($29). Frame your eyes with a swipe of Maybelline's Great Lash Mascara (an old staple for just $5!) and Almay's Eyeliner/Highlighter duo. Then it's time for the piece de resistance, the bold bright lip. We love Makeup Forever's Rouge Artist collection, not only because it's super creamy but because it lasts FOREVER. Seriously, just try to swipe this baby off....we dare you.
Fleury Rose (whose nails are visible on the left) painted Iggy Azalea's Fran Drescher-inspired paws for our 'Nailed It' series.
We love it when we see nail artists getting their due, which is why we smiled wide when we heard that Fleury Rose, one of our fave polish magicians, has been named the U.S. Nail Ambassador for British polish company Illamasqua! First of all "U.S. Nail Ambassador" is a pretty badass title, we have to say, but well deserved--Fleury paints incredible masterpieces on tiny canvases, and even uses a real paintbrush to apply the lacquer to her clients' nails. So what does her new post entail, exactly? Rose will serve as the face of the brand in all of their U.S. marketing initiatives, and will also work with them to develop new polishes and nail art designs. It's a match made in heaven, in our humble opinion. Rose uses many Illamasqua products in her designs already, and so she has a more intimate knowledge of the brand than we would guess many spokespeople do.
Boho Rock temporary body tattoos.
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Okay, so technically these Boho Rocks are "face and body" tattoos. We concede that in the model shot for the flower version, they illustrate an example of the tiny strip tatts being used as faux bracelets, but let's be real. With a name like "Boho Rock," these were clearly made with the intention of providing an alternative to the skinny headbands worn bohemian-style across the forehead. It's a decent idea since many ladies cite that their aversion to the dome pieces are the way they flatten hair or make weird crease marks. The Boho Rock tatts get you a similar look without all the fuss. But, like, guys... This is a forehead tattoo. If you squint your eyes really hard, yea, it kinda looks like a headband, but at the end of the day, you're temporarily joining the leagues of these forehead-tattooed brethren. *sucks teeth in second-hand embarrassment*
Lady Gaga writes on the benefits of manicure in latest "V" magazine column.
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Paws up, ladies! Lady Gaga is back at the writing desk for V Magazine and contributing pearls (and rhinestones and glitterbombs) of wisdom for her guest column. The latest hot topic for Gaga Memo No. 7? The genuine importance of manicures. It makes sense. If your hallmark gesticulation has you and your fans flashing your tips at all hours of the day, y'all better make sure your nail beds don't suck (sorry, Karen Smith!). At MTV Style, we always have our eyes glued to the growing nail art landscape, but Mother Monster makes some solid points about the health and maintenance virtues that go hand-in-hand with regular manicures.
Bringing to life the images from her Fame print campaign, the new film clip for Lady Gaga's black eau de parfum, Fame, bridges the austere, art-house quality of the previous short film, Formulation, with the high gloss, high fashion images in the print campaign. Remember that shot of the naked Gaga, laying like a lady giant being consumed by a hoard of tiny, ink-black figures? In the new clip you can see it in motion, for a split second (although blink and you'll miss it, there's so much going on). Directed by Steven Klein and produced by Ridley Scott and associates, the new film looks like it was shot on the set of a science fiction film, all metallic curves and back lighting. We're also super into the split second of Gaga, climbing out of a vat of thick, black liquid with a peach-colored bob. If this is what fame looks like, though, we have to say we're happy with our little lives. It's a scary, glamorous world Mama Monster has created. We totally do want to cop a bottle of the stuff, though, and are super jealous of the 1800 little monsters who allegedly got their paws on it in Tokyo.