Nail brand launches first makeup products

There are few things better than affordable, yet high-quality makeup and now, one more company is joining the ranks of producing just that.

According to Cosmopolitan, nail color line SinfulColors is teaming up with actor/musician  Vanessa Hudgens to dive into the world of cosmetics that offers a bold twist on traditional makeup products. Living up to its name, Cosmo says the line deals less in “basics” and more in “metallic brow gels and blue cream shadows.”

Offering gel eyeliner in colors like plum and rose gold, as well as eyebrow tint in copper and burgundy, the line delivers a trendy look that is just as intriguing as it is stunning.

As for Hudgens, the brand’s global color collaborator told Cosmo that her favorite product from the line is the Diva Lash Color Mascara, offering that its striking colors are a unique way to accentuate your eyes, just as the whole line poses a incomparable form of self-expression.

” I love this collection because they’re all about self-expression and wearing makeup without any rules,” she said. “If you’re feeling just a tiny pop of color, do a normal mascara and then just take the color and brush it onto the ends or if you’re feeling like, might as well go for it, just lather it on.”

So far, only a few products are available on Amazon, though Cosmo says the full collection will be available online and at CVS and Walmart starting January 2018. However, what’s for sale so far comes in under $10 — so you can get punched-up color for a palatable price.

Check out the products here.

 

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Girl Scouts serve up message on consent

Consent is about much more than saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ — it’s about deciding your response for yourself, feeling comfortable in your decision and not being swayed by others to act in a certain way.

A new essay released by The Girl Scouts discusses this very topic, according to Glamour; called “Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays,” the essay warns parents to not force their children to “hug or kiss relatives and other people” and not make their children believe that they “owe” someone a hug by sheer virtue of their relation.

While Glamour reports that much has been made about the message the piece is sending, with some criticizing the essay for sexualizing greetings among family members, the piece makes clear that it is not about this. It is instead about not having parents impose their will on their children while letting kids decide who they feel comfortable greeting and how. An excerpt reads:

“Think of it this way, telling your child that she owes someone a hug either just because she hasn’t seen this person in a while or because they gave her a gift can set the stage for her questioning whether she ‘owes’ another person any type of physical affection when they’ve bought her dinner or done something else seemingly nice for her later in life.”

And this, says Glamour, doesn’t mean that kids won’t naturally decide to hug or kiss family and friends; the point is to not force those who are hesitant and perhaps encourage other polite ways of interaction.

As the piece so succinctly concludes, “Give your girl the space to decide when and how she wants to show affection.”

 

 

 

Tipton debuts private label collection

Last year, Project Runway alum Ashley Nell Tipton launched a clothing collection with JCPenney. This year, the designer is breaking out on her own.

According to InStyle, Tipton just launched her own namesake private label collection, complete with 14 pieces that are just as vivacious as she is. While InStyle says the line largely consists of “essentials” like shirt-dresses and bodysuits (that come in a standard solid and happy floral prints), it also is home to bolder styles, like “sheer full skirts, graphic dresses and of-the-moment biker shorts with lace trim.”

But what kind of collection would this be if it didn’t include accessories? That’s why InStyle says Tipton also designed three different eyewear styles, along with 24 wide-fit jewelry pieces that make for easy accessorizing with any outfit.

With so much wonderful in one collection, it’s hard to think it could get any better — but then comes the price and size range. With InStyle reporting that the line spans $24 to $99 and offers sizes 1X through 5x, it’s hard to beat what Tipton is offering.

Click here to check out the line for yourself!

Graham gives [not-so-subtle] hints to VS

When describing the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, one phrase pretty much sums it up: a glitzy extravaganza of skinny supermodels parading down a runway in lingerie. But one model wants to see that change.

According to Glamour, Ashley Graham took to Instagram last week to share her aspirations of walking the catwalk of the VS Fashion Show by sharing a photoshopped image of herself in lingerie wearing a large pair of the famed angel wings, depicting her on the VS runway. While she already has the look down, Glamour says the photo is actually from her trip down the catwalk during New York Fashion Week for Canadian clothier, Addition Elle.

Captioning the photo, “”Got my wings! 🦋💐🌈😜 .. my #AdditionElle wings! #thickthighssavelives,” Glamour says Graham is continuing to put pressure on Victoria’s Secret to include plus models in their lineup. During last year’s show, Glamour reports that Graham “uploaded fan art of herself in a similar outfit, walking in front of the brand’s signature pink-and-white stripes under a sign that read ‘Victoria’s Secret Plus!,'” and days later, she told TMZ that she would immediately say ‘yes’ if the lingerie company called her to model for them.

Here’s hoping Graham’s dream comes true so she can keep breaking boundaries in the modeling game!

Hadid teams up with Stuart Weitzman for new shoe collaboration

Celebrity shoe collections seem to be a dime a dozen these days, but none are quite like the latest collaboration between Gigi Hadid and Stuart Weitzman.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, the model worked alongside the famed shoe company’s new creative director, Giovanni Morelli, to create a line of mules that “reflect her own fashion sensibility.” So far, the collaboration offers two styles, says Harper’s Bazaar, which include “the EyeLove (in ballet and deep indigo suede, with one eye motif) and the EyeLoveMore (in frosted grey suede with multiple eyes) – each lined with shearling.”

Working off of an evil eye motif, Hadid told Bazaar that adding the symbol to her shoe designs is about much more than making a fashion statement.

“The evil eye is a powerful symbol meant to protect those who wear it from negative energies,” she said. “It’s emotionally comforting and beautiful and captivating to look at.”

While pieces from the line are not modest — they range from about $638 (£480) to about $765 (£575) — the collection isn’t all about high fashion and high price tags. In fact, Bazaar says that the line continues their long-standing relationship with Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that “aims to increase educational opportunities in the developing world.” The Hadid and Weitzman collection has already committed $105,000, says Bazaar, which will help build schools in Ghana, Guatemala and Laos.

Fashion and philanthropy — what could get better!

Beyoncé unveils holiday merchandise

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it is officially time to start shopping for the holiday season. And whether you’re looking for a gift for a family member or a friend (or even yourself), Beyoncé has the answer to your holiday shopping woes.

According to Vogue, the multi-hyphenate has released her very-own line of holiday merchandise in a capsule collection called “Holidayoncé” that debuted just ahead of Black Friday. Filled with T-shirts and hoodies emblazoned with “cheeky Christmastime phrases,” Vogue says the line ranges in price from $35 to $55, making the offerings a fairly accessible option for a variety of price points.

Some of the styles included in the collection include a glittery “Shinin” sweater, reports Vogue, as well as Queen Bey’s take on an ugly holiday sweater, which is in the form of “a crew-neck T-shirt emblazoned with the words, ‘Beyoncé Holiday Sweater.'”

With a Beyoncé holiday line at the ready, what else could we need?

Click here to scan the selection.

Kat Von D to unveil new metal palette

All that glitters is gold — especially when it comes to Kat Von D’s brand-new metal palette.

According to PopSugar, the tattoo artists and makeup maven is releasing a Metal Matte II Palette, filled with matte metallic options that shimmer just enough to wear during the holiday season.

Also coming our way is a travel-size Metal Crush bundle, says PopSugar, with both products serving as follow-ups to Von D’s limited edition Metal Matte Palette of 2016, which offered 21 shades with nine shimmery options.

While it’s clear that these products are in the works, PopSugar says there is no indication of a release date yet.

Drake demands respect at concert

At a recent concert in Australia, Drake wasted no time stopping his concert in order to defend one of his female fans.

According to Glamour, the woman in the crowd was being “inappropriately touched by a male concertgoer” when the rapper took notice and stopped his show to address the situation.

“If you don’t stop touching girls, I will come out there and fuck you up,” he said, followed by a warning that he’s not “playing.” Glamour says Drake also issued another warning, saying “If you don’t stop putting your hands on girls, I’m gonna come out there and fuck your ass up.”

Caught on Instagram video, Glamour reports that the footage seems to show security going to assist the female fan.

 

Cyrus collaborates with Converse

Everyone loves a comfy pair of sneakers, but thanks to Miley Cyrus, your next pair of kicks will be comfortable AND cool.

According to InStyle, the “Younger Now” singer recently took to Instagram to show off a few designs from her forthcoming collaboration with Converse. In four separate posts, InStyle says Cyrus revealed different samples from the line, giving followers a glimpse of a pink low-top sneaker with a sparkly silver platform, as well as a white high-top pair with a sparkly pink midsole and another white low-top style with a silver midsole.

Even in the midst of the glitter-fest, Cyrus did not forget about crafting an equally-stylish, yet un-sparkly shoe. Sharing a unisex styleInStyle says the singer posed with a white, low-top sneaker with a black and white bandana-print midsole, making for one ultra-modern, polished look.

Although no release date has been mentioned, one thing is for sure: we can’t wait for these super-sparkly kicks!

 

 

#MeToo stories take centerstage at ‘Glamour’ WOTY Awards

The Glamour Women of the Year Awards celebrate some of the strongest and most inspiring women in the world today, and this year’s awards were no exception.

According to HuffPost, at the Nov. 13 ceremony, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, attorney Anita Hill, police officer Ann Cardenas and model Cameron Russell all took the stage of the King’s Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y. to share their own #MeToo stories, stories of sexual assault and misconduct that have followed since news broke of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Hill told of her experience in 1991 testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee after alleging that Clarence Thomas, a U.S. Supreme Court justice, harassed her when she was his boss and was therefore unfit to serve on the high court, reports HuffPost.

“The outcome of my testimony was not what I’d hoped, but in no way was it the final word,” she said. “In the five years after I testified, sexual harassment complaints filed with the EEOC more than doubled. Legislation against harassment slowly but surely began to pass. And I saw that we had a chance to shift this narrative.”

Raisman also shared her story, says HuffPost, saying that she is one of many abused by Larry Nassar, a former U.S. Olympic and USA Gymnastics team doctor.

To prove that there is always another #MeToo story out there, HuffPost says Raisman and Cardenas asked audience members to (if they were comfortable doing so) stand if they personally or someone they know has experienced assault, harassment or abuse.

The outcome: “Not a single person was still seated,” according to HuffPost.