News flash! Contrary to what you may have read at the nail salon or in the checkout line, celebrities are not just like us. Last time we checked, we didn't have a private chef, driver, or trainer — although we're totally open to all three — nor do we live in a gated community or vacation on yachts. (Again, we wouldn't mind...) But one way celebrities — even the richest, the most famous, the most successful, and the most otherworldly — actually do seem relatable? They love cheapie beauty scores that actually work.
Say it ain't so: Bebe is, in fact, planning to shutter all of its brick and mortar locations, and soon, per a Securities & Exchange Commission filing this week. In February, the brand planned to close 21 stores, and last month, Bloomberg reported that the closures would affect an even larger proportion of the mall staple's outposts and segue into an e-comm-only business. Now, it's clear that the closures are far more substantial: per the SEC filing, the chain is shuttering all of its locations, which amounts to 134 locations of Bebe proper and 34 Bebe Outlet stores.
Makeup artist legend Pat McGrath has a knack for creating trends that do much more than take over the internet — they damn near break it. Yup — McGrath was at the helm. McGrath's been doing it for years.
Don't worry, Charli Rose has your back. No, not the Charlie Rose, host of Charlie Rose: The Week on PBS, who does serious interviews at a serious roundtable (although he could maybe use a little unicorn sparkle in his life.) The Charli Rose in question is a 5-year-old pint-sized powerhouse, who knows her way around a unicorn lash makeup brush. Rose has her very own YouTube channel.
Update: In a lawsuit filed today, Lahren is suing her former employer Glenn Beck and The Blaze for alleged wrongful termination because of her pro-choice remarks, BuzzFeed reports. Lahren mentioned her stance on the right to choose in an appearance on The View last month.
Given that the nail-art industry prides itself on churning out an endless supply of increasingly bizarre trends, you’d think that the buzziest nail polish on Pinterest would be something a little unorthodox.
One day, Jennifer Lopez can wear a $2,835 Balmain crop top to step out with her new beau. The next, she'll roll up wearing $25 earrings she picked up at Kohl's.
Plus, as women age today, they continue to have a strong presence and voice, certainly compared with previous generations where they faded into the background, says Josie Howard, MD, a psychiatrist and psycho-dermatologist in San Francisco. It’s a demographic fact too: “We are adjusting to longer life spans, later marriage, and children — translating into an expansion of youth and shrinkage of 'old age,'” says Nancy Etcoff, PhD, a professor of psychology at Harvard Medical school, as well as author of the book Survival of the Prettiest. “The need to look ‘younger than our years’ has become a cultural norm over the past few decades,” says Vivian Diller, PhD, a New York City psychotherapist, former model, and author of Face It: What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change.
Purple has always been associated with royalty... but when it comes to hair, we associate the color with the raddest risk takers all around the globe. Whether you're going moody or bright, it's a hue that works anytime, any place, and on anyone. Just search #purplehair on Instagram for proof.
One user asked: "Should I spend my tax return money on Beyoncé tickets or Botox?" Others openly declared their intentions and made no apologies. Welp, Kat Von D just released 13 new liquid lipstick shades, so there goes my tax return. YAY MY TAX RETURN CAME IN!!!! Time to buy Botox and car parts.
Insulting beauty bloggers is like kicking the hornet’s nest, if the hornets were all Twitter-savvy and decked out in MAC eyeshadow and Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade. Marissa Carter, the founder of U.K.-based self-tanner brand Cocoa Brown, is finding that out the hard way after slamming the blogging industry for what she says is a lack of authenticity. “[Other brands] try to do what we did with Cocoa Brown when we initially started — working with bloggers to try and grow their brand,” Carter said in an interview that aired on Irish business podcast The Capital B, referring to other companies that have taken the approach of collaborating with beauty bloggers to promote their products rather than traditional advertising.
When Gabrielle Union announced her new Flawless by Gabrielle Union haircare line in January, I can admit that I was pretty — no, VERY — excited. The actress' hair has always been enviably laid, and let's be honest: If there's a way to look anything like Gabrielle Union, I will gladly take that opportunity.
Update: Refinery29 just received a comment from the team of both Jeffree Star and Manny Gutierrez regarding the Black Moon Cosmetics lawsuit: "The issue has been resolved. The Jeffree Star Cosmetics x Manny MUA collaboration will launch as planned on April 8th.
On Monday, actor David Schwimmer appeared in a series of films centered on sexual harassment. The hashtag #ThatsHarassment has now given women and men the opportunity to share painful and uncomfortable tales of sexual harassment — everywhere they've experienced it. The six short films were directed by Israeli-American film director Sigal Avin.
Or, perhaps, you were a bit younger than the intended demographic, but had a cool older sister or babysitter to clue you into the glories of all things MK & A. While we might be a bit fuzzy on the flicks’ PG-rated screwball sister-act plot lines, we certainly remember fawning over the matching ensembles Mary-Kate and Ashley wore both on-screen and in their adorable red carpet appearances. Well, you have stylist Judy Swartz to thank for every twinning tube top moment or lust-worthy spaghetti-strapped midi you so wanted to wear to that eighth grade prom. Swartz, who styled a number of musicians throughout the '70s and '80s, was also instrumental in launching the Olsens’ first fashion endeavor, long before Elizabeth & James or The Row came about.
Only when she does it, it breaks the Internet thanks to her glorious natural hair texture. "That picture is recent!" Johnny Wright, Mrs. Obama's trusted hairstylist, exclusively confirms to Refinery29.
In 2004, Kelly Osbourne had no idea that a tick bite she suffered during her father's 56th birthday celebration was going to change her life. Ozzy burned the tick off of Kelly with a match, and they forgot about it. In her upcoming memoir There Is No F*cking Secret, Kelly talks about this period of her life for the first time, about how undiagnosed Lyme disease turned her into a shell of her former self, depressed and anxious about health issues no one had an answer for.
No one knows this better than Kim Kardashian West, who shared the lesson with her 3-year-old daughter, North, earlier this week. It all started on Sunday's episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, when Kim asked North whether she was ready to welcome a brother or sister to the family.
To name a few, stars like Katy Perry, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Allison Williams have all gone full-blown platinum recently, and it looks like the coolest color trend is only just getting started. The last time we spotted the Modern Family star, she was rocking a brunette hue with subtle, dusty blond highlights. The paps snapped photos of the star heading out of Nine Zero One salon — the same place responsible for the styles of Shay Mitchell, Vanessa Hudgens, Demi Lovato, and Emma Roberts — with a full head of blond.
In response to the 2016 hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, Rodriguez created a counter-hashtag #MovementMondays to celebrate Latinxs in the arts, with a focus on actors. In addition to her continued work with organizations like the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, she is the cofounder of a lingerie company, Naja. When she checked into rehab in 2010, Demi was in a rough place.
The harsh reality, of course, is that the word 'real' — at least in the way Jennifer Lopez uses it — doesn't exactly translate through the lens of social media. In this case, it's beauty blogger Gina Shkeda, and it all started with a selfie she posted to Instagram.
While weight loss and hair straightening are considered less obligatory than they used to be, it's usually assumed that if someone has acne, they're at war with it. On Instagram, she's been sharing photos of herself with constellations made out of her blemishes, Teen Vogue reports. "I can't control my pimples, but I can change the look I have on them!" she captioned one.
In fact, Bailey Webber was so affected by what that letter did to her friend that she felt compelled to do more than just bring attention to BMI letters — she created a documentary that got picked up by Netflix. Hello Giggles reports that Webber's friend, Maddy Karimi, got a letter sent home after her school tested students for their body mass indexes, or BMIs. Webber found out that Ohio Sen. Eric Kearney, her own representative, was one of the co-authors of the bill that required schools to send Fat Letters home.
When, oh when, will people learn that Paris Jackson is not someone to be trifled with? The daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson once again proved that she's not afraid to stick up for herself by shutting down a Twitter user's comment about her body. "Yes you have put on a little weight," the tweeter commented.
Not many couples choose to celebrate the most romantic moment of their lives in the presence of The Undertaker and countless screaming fans, but John Cena and Nikki Bella aren't most couples. The wrestlers and couple of more than four years gave new meaning to the term "wrestling ring" by getting engaged during WrestleMania 33 on Sunday. Cena, who played Amy Schumer's "Mark Wahlberg ate Mark Wahlberg"-looking love interest in Trainwreck, got down on one knee and popped the question to Bella in the ring after winning their mixed tag team match against The Miz (forever and ever Mike from The Real World: Back to New York) and Maryse.