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- 11/09/15--10:26: Warning: The Beautycon BFF Box May Make Your Real BFF Majorly Jealz
- 11/09/15--11:27: McDonald's Debuts Couture Clothing Collection...and We're Lovin' It
- 11/09/15--12:43: Everything You Need to Know Before Getting Eyelash Extensions
- 11/09/15--12:49: Jell-O Lipstick Is a Thing and We Kinda Want to Eat It
- 11/09/15--12:49: The Internet Gave This Disabled Guinea Pig a Wheelchair
- 11/09/15--12:56: We Can't Wait to Get our Hands on Essie's 2015 Winter Collection
- 11/10/15--05:27: Did Any One Direction Guys Want to Leave After Zayn Malik Quit?
- 11/10/15--06:11: People Think Starbucks Holiday Cups Are Anti-Christmas
- 11/10/15--06:11: Leave Starbucks Alone; There's no Christmas Cup Controversy
- 11/10/15--06:37: Kylie Jenner Gets a New Tattoo and Then Inks the Artist
- 11/10/15--06:42: The First Trailer for 'Finding Dory' Is Here!
- 11/10/15--07:39: The Inevitable Holiday Oreo Flavor Is Here
- 11/10/15--07:58: Facebook Makes It Easy AF To Live Chat With Your Fav Celebs
- 11/10/15--10:19: The Pho Burrito Is the Newest Food Trend You Need to Try
- 11/10/15--10:41: McDonald's Is Bringing You Mozzarella Sticks at a Price You'll Love
This BFF will make you feel good, literally, all year round.
And it's full of surprises. We like that in a BFF. In fact, when the fall Beautycon BFF box arrives in the mail, you're in for 17, curated by Jojo! There's fun new makeup to try from cutting-edge brands like Benefit, Colour Pop, Pop Beauty, Skinfix and more. Plus accessories, stickers and even a set of earbuds. But that's not all. A lucky number of them include a golden ticket (those Willy Wonka kids can't have all the fun) with a gift card worth $50 to $5000! The best part? It's just $29 for over $100 worth of stuff.
You might not want to show it to your real BFF (unless, of course, you're planning to get her one too).
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The summer box (below) rocked too. We can't wait to see what cool stuff's in store for winter.
Eating a burger in a haute couture gown and not spilling on it or busting a seam is kind of like a dream. This is the next best thing.
Meet McDCouture, a combination of food and fashion inspired by McDonald's and created by students at Miami International University of Art & Design. The students showed their collection of 20 looks at Miami Beach Funksion Fashion Week Nov. 5, according to Today...and all of the pieces will blow your mind (plus, they're cute).
There's a colorful McDonald's crop top paired with a burger-wrapper colored tiered skirt, a mesh dress covered in McDonald's logos and pieces of cups, a pencil skirt created with straw wrappers and a full-out wedding dress made of nearly 1,000 (!) crinkled wrappers complete with a French fry container bouquet.
The idea for the collection started with a South Florida McDonald's franchisee who came up with the idea to present their food in a stylish way. Every piece in the McDCouture collection was created from the fast food chain's products, including 1,770 fry boxes, 1,100 straws, 600 to-go bags, 500 sandwich boxes, 200 soft drink cups, 500 ketchup holders, and 100 McFlurry cups. That's a lot of fast food.
The whole collection came out so creative and fierce that we have to give the budding fashion designers serious props for taking on the challenge and nailing it. We're lovin' it!
The magic of the holidays comes through for us in so many ways: spending time with family and friends, counting our blessings, and, of course, glitter nail polish.
Sure, that last one might sound a little superficial, but honestly, when else do silver-flecked tips look so damn good? Regardless of the trends each season, it always feels appropriate to shower your cranberry nails with a coat of gold confetti.
So when we saw this limited-edition New Globe Walk Snow Globe Nail Polish ($15) from Nails Inc., we knew we just HAD to have it. The gold glitter rests unsuspectingly on the bottom of the bottle until you give it a shake, and then - ta da! - the glitter rains down like the most blinged-out blizzard you've never seen.
The best part is that the snow globe effect isn't just pretty: The more you shake, the more glitter you'll get on your nails, so adjust according to the amount of sparkle you can handle (think one shake for dinner with bae's parents, five shakes for NYE).
The British nail ninjas at Nails Inc. suggest layering the snow globe polish over a dark or neutral hue, and we have to agree. Those tiny gold flecks need a canvas to shine on!
For us glitter nail aficionados, this season is already shaping up to be a pretty epic one.
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Gross, gross and gross.
Along with eye irritation that usually comes when you're allergic to the glue, some believe that lash extensions make you lose more of your natural lashes. Adding nylon lashes to the ends of your lashes will weigh them down, and make them more likely to fall out under that weight. As a result, more lashes will fall out, consequently resulting in needing more extensions. But of course, this isn't the case with everyone. It's just something to consider.
If you can afford this lash luxury and have no problem doing thorough research, then totes try some extensions. If not, your mascara wand will always be your best friend. Yes, you may not get that unbelievable length, but there is something to be said for au naturale.
That's right. Let your inner child scream up and down for joy, along with that part of you that's always looked at Jell-O and thought huh, this would be nice, not just in my mouth, but on my lips.
Nope? Just us.... Awkward.
Yep, it can do pretty much anything. But we don't advise you eat it. (Unfortunately.)
Right now, the Flavorful Lipstick Collection can be found on Birchbox going for $18 each. Will this mean that these dessert-themed goodies may pop in future boxes for all those subscribers? We can only keep our fingers crossed! But until then, the store offers four flavors to choose from, including Vanilla Berry, Guava Tint, Chai Tea and Orange Jell-O (not very creative, but what else could you really call it?).
We don't know about you, but we're all about this. And makeup goddess, if you're listening, we request more dessert products, but ones we can actually eat. Do with that info as you will.
When we think about rescued animals, we typically think about cats and dogs. But what happens when smaller animals, like hamsters and guinea pigs, are abandoned by their owners? Luckily, California organization Harvest Home Sanctuary knows just how important it is to protect and rehabilitate our tinier furry friends - and, apparently, so does the internet. Kind people used the web to help Harvest Home Sanctuary get a wheelchair for a disabled guinea pig, and the story will warm any animal lover's heart.
Guinea pig Estella was found abandoned on the road in California and was brought to the Harvest Home Sanctuary. After the organization realized that she was unable to move her legs due to an owner squeezing her too tightly and breaking her back, they knew that they needed to do something to improve the quality of Estella's life. They took to Facebook to start a fundraising campaign to get Estella a wheelchair, which could help strengthen her legs so she could one day walk again.
The internet was moved by the story, and eventually the organization was able to get Estella the chair. Look how cute she looks in it!As someone whose first pets were guinea pigs, it makes me so sad to learn that Estella was abandoned by her owners - it's not right for these people to abandon the pet they signed up to take care of. Fortunately, this story has a real happy ending, and I hope that Estella makes a speedy recovery with the help of her new chair.
So what have we got here, Essie?
Apres-chic is this season's go-to platinum perfect for a time of year that rings with silver bells and is adorned by crystalline snow. The perfect polish to pop on nails for that holiday party, or when you're feeling particularly luxe, this color is like the ring you've always wanted. And we can't help but love our shimmery metallic hues.
It wouldn't be an Essie color without a soft pink that has a frisky name. Unlike your typical ballet slipper, Peak Show is creamier and more of a light, powdery pink - definitely great for laid back days or when you're opting to wear bright colors or busy patterns.
This aptly named polish is the exact light, periwinkle blue you think of when you dream of all things winter. Reminiscent of one of our summer favorites, Bikini so Teeny, Virgin Snow is a much lighter, understated blue we can rock during the icier months.
Keeping it sassy with the names and the colors, this shade is a bold scarlet for when those dreary gray days have got you down. We're definitely busting this color out around Valentine's Day.
Shall We Chalet?
During the holidays, we're always looking for a nice, deep red to wear as we celebrate. This is totally it. Like all of the shiny reds you'll be seeing in ornaments and ribbons, this red is the quintessential Christmas crimson with a seductive edge.
We needed a Wicked that would get us through the winter, and this shade is it. A jet black shade with a violet shimmer, when we're feeling fiery, this will be our polish. Gotta embrace those dark colors while you can!
The One Direction guys have already talked a literal boatload about what it was like when Zayn Malik quit the group. Still, that line of questioning isn't going to go away any time soon, as they sat down with USA Today recently and were asked all about Zayn's departure again.
Niall Horan explained, "It was obviously a shock," with Louis Tomlinson adding that there were "no disagreements...we had a few conversations, and then he made his decision. It was kind of a decision made there and then."
Louis added that he believes Zayn was "thinking about it for a while, but in reality, he wasn't happy, and that's fine."
The guys also talked about coming out stronger despite the "very traumatic time" and how they really came together and have "grown closer" as a four-piece.
As for whether or not the guys thought about leaving after Zayn quit, Louis was super honest about it, answering: "No, not really. In reality, there's dark days for everyone, where everyone kind of contemplates everything. There's a lot of times where you'll feel a little down, and you're not seeing your friends and family for so long. Then you go on stage at night, and that's what motivates you."
We love that they've carried on and it's obvious that the fans have played such a huge role in their lives.
According to people with tons of time on their hands, the new Starbucks holiday cups are an anti-Christmas symbol. Insert eye roll here.
This year (also known as the year that Starbucks ruined Christmas) Starbucks holiday cups, which swap in for the traditional green cups in honor of the holidays, feature a simple red ombre design. Naturally, people are very upset about this, as they believe Starbucks has done away with Christmas symbols because they are launching a "War on Christmas" with their political correctness.
Oddly, Starbucks rarely puts Christmas symbols on their cups at all - most of their holiday cups feature "wintery" things like snowflakes - so this controversy feels completely misplaced. Starbucks is a huge international company, so it makes sense for them to want to be neutral about the holiday season. Of course, this neutrality is now making certain people, like pastor Joshua Feuerstein, call Starbucks out for being "anti-Christmas."
Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus ... SO I PRANKED THEM ... and they HATE IT!!!! #shareUse #MERRYCHRISTMASSTARBUCKSFollow --> Joshua FeuersteinPosted by Joshua Feuerstein on Thursday, November 5, 2015
The funny thing about this controversy is that the very fact that there are holiday cups at all just shows how far away Christmas has gotten from its original meaning. Christmas cups certainly have no origins in Christianity, even if they are peppered with so-called "traditional" Christmas symbols. These Starbucks haters probably don't even realize the secular ways they celebrate Christmas - do you really think that your Christmas tree has much to do with Jesus?!?
I feel like Kourtney Kardashian has the best response to this controversy:These Starbucks haters need to take several seats.
These are the reasons why I think this "controversy" is dumb.
People out in the world really struggling and you're mad at a red cup?? This whole Starbucks controversy shows how privileged people are- Anthony Deluca (@AnthonyDelucV) November 10, 2015
Let's not forget that its stores look pretty Christmas AF, and it's not even Thanksgiving yet! They even have a special edition Christmas Blend coffee and an advent calendar!
"In the past, we have told stories with our holiday cups designs," said Jeffrey Fields, Starbucks vice president of Design & Content. "This year we wanted to usher in the holidays with a purity of design that welcomes all of our stories."
The magic builds day by day ✨ -- our Holiday Advent Calendar is available now. pic.twitter.com/kgNbH4jD3m- StarbucksDeals (@starbucksdeals) November 4, 2015
After Kylie Jenner got her tiny heart tattoo, she said she wanted another "baby tat" and it looks like she just got it!
The 18-year-old reality star is in New York City, where she supported Caitlyn Jenner at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards last night, and after the event, she stopped by New York City tattoo artist Bang Bang's studio to get her second tat. She didn't reveal what her tattoo is, but it appears to be somewhere in her hip area.
"My newest victim, Kylie Jenner," he captioned the photo below, where Ky is still wearing the same outfit she wore to the Glamour awards.
After Kylie got her ink, she actually turned around and tattooed Bang Bang, who shared a video of her doing her thing.
Unfortunately, TMZ reports that it's actually a health department violation to let an unlicensed person operate a tattoo gun, so the artist will probably get a warning and could be fined between $300-1000.
Who needs words anyway?
We're seriously crushing on the latest update to the Pinterest app and website, which makes it possible to search Pinterest without using words, Adweek reports. Now we can search for things that were seemingly impossible before, like a purse in a fashion blogger's look or a print hanging on the wall of someone's apartment. Are your thumbs starting to get twitchy just thinking about it? Ours are.
Pinterest has made some major strides in making the site more shoppable this year - rolling out shoppable pins in the summer and introducing a more curated browsing experience called The Pinterest Shop on mobile about a week ago.
At the time of publication, it doesn't appear that the text-free search update is available yet, even though it was expected to release today. In the meantime, we'll be waiting patiently...we're pumped to stalk our fave celebs' street style!
We've been waiting years for a new Finding Nemo movie, and now, it's almost here! The first trailer for Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory has arrived, and it's promising yet another deep sea adventure. This time, it's forgetful fish Dory that has gotten lost in the big blue.
The trailer for the new film premiered on The Ellen Show on Monday, which is only appropriate considering that the titular Dory is voiced by Ellen DeGeneres herself. In the last film, Dory helped her new clown fish friend Marlin find his lost son Nemo, who was captured by a fisherman and placed in a tank at an Australian dentist's office. This time around, it seems that Dory won't actually be captured by anyone: the scatterbrained fish will be seeking truth instead.
Dory has always been a forgetful fish, but now the film will finally explore her past - what happened to Dory's family, and why can't she remember where she came from? The trailer shows Dory getting some of those memories back, which launches her on a wild adventure. Dory's quest may finally give her the answers that she never knew she needed to find.
Sadly, the trailer is going to have to hold us over for quite some time: the new film doesn't hit theaters until June 16, 2016. Until then, as Dory would say, "just keep swimming!"
Have you ever wondered if celebrities ever watch their own movies? Well, Shia Labeouf does... and Shia is currently watching his own films back to back in a theater in New York City.
Shia is currently sitting in the Angelika theater at 18 West Houston Street in Manhattan, New York, watching his own movies in descending chronological order. The event started on Tuesday and will run all the way through Thursday, with only two hour breaks in between the last movies of the night. Fans can watch a live stream of the "action" here, and if you are in New York and want to join him, you can - but maybe just pick a few of your favorite movies, as the marathon will eat up your entire week:
Shia certainly pushes boundaries, though I can't help but wonder what the point of this entire exercise is. Maybe he just really wants an excuse to study his craft on camera? You do you, Shia.
If you've been clinging to some Sex and the City-fueled fantasies of a fabulous life in your 30s, here's a major #TruthBomb that might crush your dreams of becoming the next Carrie Bradshaw.
The Cut reports that the idea that "it gets better as you get older" is no longer true, according to a new paper published in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science.
Jean's findings led her to discover that before 2010, people's happiness steadily increased as they got older, according to her article in The Atlantic. But in the last five years, she noticed that things have started to go downhill after your teens. Today's 30-somethings are less happy than they were in the past.
While this news sounds bleak, there is still some positive news for young people: Teens and adolescents are much happier than they used to be. Jean writes:
So, ladies, seems there's no better reason to start living it up now!
"With expectations so high, less happiness in adulthood may be the inevitable result. Big dreams feel great when you're an adolescent or a young adult just starting out. But somewhere around their late 20s, most people begin to realize reality isn't going to match up. When those dreams are more widespread than they used to be, the inevitable crash will be, too."
There are certain flavors that just scream "holiday season," and the new Oreo flavor is no exception. We may officially be in a post pumpkin spice world, but let's not forget that certain winter flavors can be equally as basic - and, obviously, equally as delicious. Gingerbread Oreos are officially here, and it may be your holiday duty to buy a box.
According to Oreo, the new cookie will be totally different from the traditional black and white variety. The latest Oreo treat features gingerbread flavored crème between two crunchy golden wafers, so chocolate addicts may need to break out of their traditional idea of what an Oreo cookie entails in order to enjoy this variety. According to the company, they will pair well with both milk and your favorite latte. Pro tip? If you prefer chillier winter snacks, crumble some of these over your fave gingerbread ice cream.
One interesting thing about these Oreos? You actually can't buy these anywhere cookies are sold. These cookies will only be available in Target, which means you should get your holiday-loving butt to one of the stores pronto before these limited-edition cookies sell out. Trust, it'll be worth it.
Facebook's done it again with another product release to connect you even more with your favorite celebrities with a new enhancement for their live-streaming service, Facebook Live. We first reported about Facebook Live back in August, talking about the benefits of being able to live chat with your fav celebs (with high-quality streaming, might we add.)
A few weeks ago, we expressed our wish for Facebook Live to add a notification feature so we can opt-in and be immediately notified when our fav celebs starts live-streaming - and our wish has come true.
Facebook announced today that users can now subscribe and be notified when their fav celeb is using Facebook Live. Here's how to do it: Just click subscribe on the right-hand corner of Live videos:
(P.S., Felicia Day is a #Goddess) Hopefully soon we'll be able to proactively go to a celebrity's page and opt-in directly from their profile, versus waiting for a live-stream to occur. But hey, we predicted the subscription feature, so maybe they'll listen to us again for the next release.
Some celebs have already built quite the following using Facebook Live, like Stephen Amell (star of Arrow) and Ian Somerhalder (star of The Vampire Diaries.) Ian has 1.7 million views on his last live stream, where he encourages Louisiana residents to vote in their local elections, as well as promote his popular charity, the ISF Foundation. Amell uses Live to promote his F*ck Cancer campaign and share fun facts about himself and cast members while on the set of Arrow.
Hotties/philanthropists from The CW Network aren't the only public figures leveraging Facebook Live. Vin Diesel (Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy and star of The Fast and the Furious franchise) recently used Live to connect with fans and showcase several upcoming film scripts, reaching over 1 million live viewers.
President Obama also just launched a Facebook page, "POTUS." (Side note: We love how it says, "Public Figure," in President Obama's description - Facebook couldn't come up with a "Leader of the free world" option in it's drop down?)
To us, this is all good stuff. As a millennial, I struggle keeping up with important issues aside of which Jenner got a new tattoo, like who I should be voting for to run the free world. If public figures in the political realm are making an effort to make it easier for us to stay involved and informed, we're all for it.
Tweet me which celebs you're going to subscribe to @lizprugh.
Have you ever had to make the heartbreaking decision between hitting up a Mexican place for a burrito or chowing down on some delish Vietnamese noodle soup? Now you don't have to - and not just because you finally decided to make stops at both take out places. Introducing the "phorrito," the first food to combine pho with a burrito. It is truly a gift from the food gods.
Komodo, which has two locations in Los Angeles, is the brains behind this delicious operation. The phorrito has things that belong in both pho and in a traditional burrito, and yet customers insist it works as well as peanut butter and jelly. Order the phorrito and you'll enjoy a tortilla stuffed with thinly-sliced rib-eye steak, bean sprouts, cilantro, onions, Thai basil, jalapeño, lime juice and, most importantly, pho noodles. Check out the beauty in action:
While some food combos totally do not work (looking at you, Reese's Peanut Butter cup burgers!) I'd love to try out this pho-tastic wrap. It's just enough of a combination food to be interesting, but not so crazy that the average foodie would scoff - and, obviously, it looks freakin' delicious. Los Angeles residents, get on this ish immediately.
My love for mozzarella sticks is so very real, but sadly, there aren't too many places that will serve up these cheesy sticks within minutes of your craving striking. That's all about to change, because McDonald's is rolling out mozzarella sticks nationwide - and at a price that your wallet will seriously thank you for.
According to Buzzfeed, McDonald's announced the news to investors on Tuesday, which I imagine went over with loud cheering and perhaps happy tears, as fried cheese is known to illicit that reaction. The mozzarella sticks will be sold for about a dollar for a pack of three, which means that there is literally no reason not to grab a pack whenever the mood strikes. (Just remember to also eat your vegetables and exercise and stuff.)
You're winning the fast food game, McDonald's.
We really like Khloe Kardashian and James Harden together, and like the rest of Khloe's fans, we were wondering what it meant for their relationship when Lamar Odom was hospitalized after being found unconscious at a brothel and Khloe dropped everything to stay with him.
Fans were even more confused when she and Lamar decided to call off their divorce at the 11th hour, which seemed to suggest a reconciliation, but Khloe recently set the record straight about that.
During her book signing in Los Angeles last night, Khloe told Entertainment Tonight that she stayed married for a whole bunch of reasons, and none of them are intimate. She also said it's more about helping Lamar medically and other things that have zero to do with a relationship.
In a separate interview with E! News, Khloe said that she understands why everyone has been so confused about whether her and Lamar were getting back together.
"It's definitely hard and I understand why it's confusing to other people because it's confusing to me, too," she explained. "But yeah, I understand why the media wanted to make it this great love story and that would be wonderful, but there's so many more layers and I think people are forgetting why Lamar is in the situation that he's in. And there's so much more healing that has to happen before any healthy relationship could be formed."
As far as her relationship with James, Khloe says that they are still together and a big part of that has been maintaining honest communication with him - which meant finding out what James is comfortable with and what he isn't and respecting that. "James has been great he's been really supportive, really understanding," she said. "But I'm really honest."
She also said that the way things are in Lamar's hospital room is not the way people make it out to be at all. "I don't know what people think we're doing in there," she joked, "but it's all medical, it's a lot of sleeping, vital checking, there's not really anything sexual going on!"
Khloe didn't owe anybody an explanation, but we appreciate that she gave us one, anyway!