Is that tribal tat you got in college not working for you anymore? Are you rethinking the rose/heart/angel/butterfly on your wrist/ankle/back/shoulder? Are the disapproving looks you get at the office when your tat is exposed cringe-worthy?
Tattoos seem to elicit a visceral reaction in all of us. Some find these adornments sexy and edgy, while others consider them a symbol of a ‘bad boy’ who has a rebellious streak or a lingering reminder of a past life. Terms like “tramp stamp” and “slag tag” also come to mind. The celebrity influence cannot be overstated either. Every starlet and stud on the red carpet – from Angelina to Hayden, Eva to Megan, Brad to Beckham – seem to be sporting some b
The 87th Academy Awards produced a bejeweled lineup of actors and actresses on the crimson carpet. As one of the key catalysts for beauty trends (the other is Fashion Week, which preceded it), the Oscars are notable for their recipe of starlets and risk taking, classic looks and often edgy beauty choices. Careers have been made and broken by one look.
Here are some of the trends we looked at and loved:
Short Hair is the New Black:
I have more than my fair share of makeup brushes. It’s hard not to when you’ve been writing about beauty products for years. Unfortunately for me, the thing they do best is sit there and look pretty in the vintage crystal glass in my bathroom because while I like the idea of them I’m a bit uneasy about actually using them.
Since I’ve been wearing makeup, I’ve been happy enough with the results I get from using my fingers, but different application techniques give different results and it would be nice to step my makeup game every now and then. That’s why I turned to Jo Levy, Director of Artistry for Rouge Bunny Rouge for a crash course in perfecting my technique.
Freezing cold temperatures combined with low humidity and dry heat can leave you with dull, dehydrated, static-y hair just begging for some major nourishment and recovery. This is why I’m a huge fan of winter hats. A basic black knit style is my go-to, but I’ve been known to don a cap, aviator hat, beret and even a fedora on occasion. I like the fact that they look cool and can help keep you warm, but the most important thing is that they can hide the most horrible of hair days.
Here, tips and hair helpers to have great hair every day – no hat required:
7 TRESS TIPS FOR WHEN THE WEATHER DIPS: