Nicki Minaj and her Pink Friday perfume in the Duchess of Pink Couture by Minaj ensemble.
Photo: Getty Images/@NickiMinaj' Twitter
It's been a weird day, y'all. For some reason we just can't stop falling into the dark side of the internet (see: this), and when we heard the latest Nicki Minaj news, we knew it was officially time for the interwebs to call it quits. Everything started off so normal, too. Yesterday, Nicki tweeted, "UK Barbz, It's official. My Pink Friday fragrance launches @Selfridges on March 14th! I have something special 4U! Get ready #COUTUREBYMINAJ," to which we responded "YASSSS" out-loud directly at our computer screens. Then, she unveiled three Pink Friday perfume bottles (or so we thought) with new, decked-out designs. Now, if you haven't already seen her bottle, it's basically a gold bust of Ms. Minaj wearing a pink wig and white bustier. These new bottles had different ensembles than the original and were called "Duchess of Pink," "Starships Minaj," and "Whip It Like Minaj." So, we're like, "Oh! Cute! Three new limited-edition bottles will be sold exclusively at Selfridges starting mid March. Sweeeet." But, dear friends, we were so, so wrong.
Beyonce is blonde in her new "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" promo images.
Photo: Courtesy of Beyonce's Facebook
STOP THE PRESSES. Beyonce just uploaded a new promo image for her The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, and she is platinum blonde. That's right, people. PLAT. I. NUM. BLONDE. I can't. Granted, we recognize that there are a bajillion mind-blowing things that Photoshop can do, and Bey has certainly embraced the software's digital magic powers in the name of Pepsi more than once before (see: this Super Bowl lip color switch and last month's pop art ad). We are also well-aware that this could just be a really good wig (when you cover Vogue Power Issue, you have the clout to source that kind of stuff). HOWEVER, you can't blame us for getting a little excited about a major beauty change like this.
If you're a child of the '90s, cartoons and Nickelodeon went hand-in-hand like Lisa Frank and Trapper Keepers. Not to get all dramatic, but, like, those shows kiiind of shaped who we are today. We couldn't WAIT to plop down in front of the TV to hang out with some of our funny friends (hi, Skeeter from Doug and Chuckie Finster from Rugrats!) and have a GRAND ol' time. Since most our favorite shows are no longer on air (*sniff sniff*), we thought we'd bring 'em back to life the best way we know how--through nail art! We rounded up our fave Nick-inspired manicures, so check 'em out below.
We love this GORGE homage to Angelica, Chuckie and Tommy from Rugrats! Each character was meticulously hand-painted on each finger in the exact same illustration style from the show. Honestly, with all those layers of colors and attention to detail this probably took FOREVS to do, but we think it was totally worth it. *claps*
Miley Cyrus shows off her new haircolor.
Photo: Pacific Coast News
To state the obvious, it has been a HUGE couple of months for Miley Cyrus and her hair. We all remember when the singer first took the short hair plunge back in the summer, right?! Then she went even shorter in the fall, revealing a close side-cropped 'do. And now, after inspiring fellow pixie fans like Lena Dunham to chop hers off and earning a slot on our Best Hair of 2012 list, the pop star has taken her new look up a notch, tinting her bottle-blonde locks EVEN lighter than before with shimmery silver highlights. She showed off the change in Los Angeles on Friday while heading into the studio, and subsequently sent Twitter into overdrive about her new "blue" color. However, Miley was quick to clear the air that the hue isn't actually blue like everyone originally thought.
Snooki's XOVain Make-under.
Happy Friday everyone! To celebrate the end of the week, and the fact that it's March 1st and we're therefore one step closer to freedom from this dreaded, depressing winter garbage, we bring you the Snooki make-under! The amazing folks over at xoJane have been blowing our minds with their gorgeous make-unders for awhile now (remember Sammi's?), but they really knocked it out of the park with this one. It's also the first for their brand new beauty site xoVain! It makes sense that they would start with our favorite fashion-obsessed meatball, as making-under Snooki, a lover of tanning and bronzer and all things LEOPARD, is an obvious coup, but she's such a good sport, and so glowy and beautiful, that we're not surprised she agreed to show off her natural beauty for the site. Posing with her red hair both down and in a low bun, Snooki looks refined and demure in very little more than just some concealer, blush, shadow and mascara. While this may sound like a full face of makeup to many of us, for Snooki, this was a majorly understated look. xoVain's editors have some things to say about Snooki's bare faced look, and let's just say they have us feeling pretty jealous. Of the TV personality, they said, "Snooki has really great skin, and she’s young, with high cheekbones and built-in bronzer." A human with build in bronzer? Ah-may-zing. They go on to add "We didn’t need to do much concealing other than this, and no trickery like contouring."
Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke for 'V Magazine'.
Photo: Via 'V Magazine'
Full disclosure: despite whatever our moms might say about catching a cold, we're TOTALLY guilty of leaving the house with wet hair (sorry we're not sorry?). It's usually the result of pressing the "snooze" button too many times and just not having the energy to deal with a blow dryer, but hey, if Shailene Woodley can rock the just-showered look on the red carpet, then we figure it's alright for the streets of Brooklyn. The folks over at V Magazine clearly feel the same way, since they've styled Girls actresses Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke in slick, side-swept 'dos in the glossy's new March issue. Equal parts "OMG I'm so late to work!" low-maintenance and high-fashion glam, the look's runway cred owes a lot to Alexander Wang, who's shown wet-looking hair on the catwalk multiple times the past couple of seasons.
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Discussing and dissecting each and every little strand on Harry Styles' perfectly coiffed head is well-tread territory on the interwebs these days, but you know what's rare? Actually getting the secret to the One Direction singer's shaggy moptop, which is why we're sharing this VERY IMPORTANT NEWS to you guys. Emily Weiss of the beauty site Into The Gloss ran into Harry (!) unexpectedly at a London Fashion Week event where he was DJing to practically ZERO crowd— we know, we can't believe it either— and did what any self-respecting journalist would do: freak out silently in a dark corner and then summon the courage to talk to him. We're glad she did, because in that brief encounter, she managed to pry as much info as she could about his beauty "routine" (if you can call it that?), as well as pass on lots of major stuff like what happens when one takes a picture with Harry Styles. Intrigued? See what we learned after the jump!
Britney Spears shows off her new brunette 'do at the 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.
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While many of the eyes around the world were focused in on the Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theater last night, obviously that's not the only Academy bash that went down in Hollywood. Turns out there's tons more news coming from Elton John's 21st Annual AIDS Foundation Viewing Party, thanks to our girl Britney Spears and her brand new 'do. WHOA, check out her dark brown hair, you guys! Last time we heard from Brit, she was showing off *that* Jeremy Scott for adidas gold jacket in her "Scream & Shout (Remix)" vid and sporting a slick blonde ponytail, but now the star's getting back to her roots —literally— with her chestnut brown hue, which she debuted at the event.
The movies! The dresses! The makeup! The hair! Oh my god, isn't awards season over already!? The Oscars is the grand finale of award shows and I can't even imagine how sick everyone is of putting on Spanx and walking in 6 inch heels. It must be very difficult to put on couture Dior and have your makeup done, so thank you, ladies of Hollywood, for rallying on last night!
Here are some of my favorite beauty looks from the Oscars, and how to get the key aspects of those looks.
Amanda Seyfried at the 2013 Academy Awards.
Photo: Getty Images/NARS
Choosing a colorful eye makeup is super risky for an event like the Oscars; Amanda Seyfried's lavender shadow is an example of how it works! It looks especially beautiful with her bright blue eyes. The trick to wearing colorful eye makeup is to keep everything else on the face light. In other words, don't do this with red lips, you'll look like a clown! To get Amanda's shadow try NARS 413 BLKR Duo.
1. Use a light shimmery shade over the entire lid.
2. Apply the dark shade in NARS 413BLKR Duo lightly along the lash line of the outer corners of the eyes.
3. Apply the light purple shade into the crease and into dramatic wings.
4. Apply the light purple shade lightly under the bottom lashes as a drop shadow.
Is there any look Beyonce can't work? IDK if you guys saw our New York Fashion Week beauty road-test, but statement eyes AND lips is not a steez everyone can work (what has two thumbs and used them to apply panda eyeliner?*). And yet, here's King Bey in her very Andy Warhol-esque Pepsi ads, killing it dead in dark eyeliner, turquoise shadow, and HOT pink lips. *bows to her majesty* Granted, we can't be sure what the actual makeup job is here since the colors are artificially (presumably digitally) applied, but regardless, the woman carries all the colors and beauty activity effortlessly.