If a century of Hollywood superstars has taught us anything, it's how to covet glamorous hair and makeup-celebrities have spent years testing out lip colors and hair styles which has translated to true beauty inspiration for the rest of us. And, though the stars have an army of professionals to get them ready for close-ups, with the right tools and a little persistence, the following iconic looks can be achieved at home with no assistance at all.
Photo by Getty ImagesLiz Taylor's mega-lashes
Tools: false eye-lashes, manicure scissors, black eye-liner pencil, smudge tip brush, mascara
For Liz's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" look, it's all about the eyes, and the secret weapon here? False eye-lashes. For this extra-feminine effect, pick up a pair of false lashes along with some manicure scissors. Trim the extensions to a quarter of the size in width, cutting at the lash band. Then set aside.
Now take eyeliner and draw a thin black line on your upper lids starting with the corners, thickening the line as you move
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If a century of Hollywood superstars has taught us anything, it's how to covet glamorous hair and makeup-celebrities have spent years testing out lip colors and hair styles which has translated to true beauty inspiration for the rest of us. And, though the stars have an army of professionals to get them ready for close-ups, with the right tools and a little persistence, the following iconic looks can be achieved at home with no assistance at all.Read More »from 10 iconic beauties (and how to get their looks)
Mick Jagger has a lot of children, "so many bloody children," he once famously said at an awards show. But Georgia May Jagger is more like his spitting image. The 18 year-old Londoner has been modeling overseas for a couple of years now, but after relocating to New York to study photography at the School of Visual Arts, she's making a name for herself in the States. First stop: the cover of November's Harper's Bazaar.Read More »from Whose daughter is this? Hint: check out the lips
By all accounts, she didn't inherit her the reckless rebellion gene that other rock spawn, like Peaches Geldof, Kim Stewart or Theodora Richards, claim. Instead she's described as "polite, well spoken, and even a little shy," in the article by Christine Lennon.
But in pictures, she's not afraid to put it all out there, recently stirring controversy and titillation with topless photos for a denim ad. One person who wasn't disturbed by her exposure: super-model mom Jerry Hall.
"My mum did a lot of very provocative work with Helmut Newton. She understands. It is pretty
Kelsey and Camille at the Tony Awards, right before it got ugly. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)Read More »from Would you leave your husband for a year?
Last night's premiere of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" introduced us to a new carnival of complicated relationships. Not the least was between Camille, and her husband, "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer. In the season opener, Kelsey is packing for a trip to New York...for a year. He's starring in the Broadway musical, La Cage Aux Folles, and Camille is staying in L.A. to care for the kids and (implicitly) film this series.
They kiss goodbye. She watches his car drive off. And in a matter of months, they're divorcing. According to Camille, the last straw was when her husband didn't call his kids on Father's Day. Grammer denies that accusation, but he doesn't deny taking comfort in New York with a flight attendant with whom he now makes a home.
It's all very Hollywood, or rather Beverly Hills. Or is it commonplace when you separate from your spouse for one whole year? Maybe there were underlying issues in their relationship, but weathering 12 months apart is no small feat. It takes a
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Work + Money – Fri, Oct 15, 2010 7:58 PM EDT
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We've had a day to process what happened yesterday on "The View." It's time to tackle just why the Fox News host sent two of the five hosts flying off the couch and out of the studio. A disagreement over political views? If only it were that simple. The argument started with O' Reilly claiming a mosque at ground zero was inappropriate. He used that word a lot. Then came an indictment of an entire religion. Sure Joy and Whoopi blew their top, storming off the set. But the argument came on the heels of 10 minutes of talking to women like children at the dinner table in 1950's. If you're a woman of a certain age, you've encountered one of these blood-boiling moments where you're put down the minute you open your mouth, under the assumption that based on your chromosomal make-up you couldn't possibly understand politics. But let's start with the talking point...
5. "You're Outraged About Muslims Killing Us on 9/11?"
This was the sentiment that caused the hailstorm. Barbara,Read More »from The 5 worst things Bill O'Reilly said on "The View"
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 14, 2010 11:01 PM EDT
69 days underground.
6 alleged mistresses.
$27 million dollars at stake.
In a matter of hours news of the Chilean miners' rescue has turned from heroism to a Fox reality competition. It began while Yonni Barrios Rojas was still underground. His request to have both his wife, Marta, and his mistress Susana present at his rescue sparked a flurry of "copycat" revelations, as five other women alleging extra-marital affairs with trapped miners came forth.
"There has been a lot of conflict between women," on-site Red Cross worker, Marta Flores, told the London Telegraph. "We had a big bust up in the canteen tent when a wife came across a woman who claimed to be her husband's lover - we had to step in and pull them apart before things got physical. Unfortunately the conflict stems from money issues."
Big money is on the table. Government handouts for missed wages during the ordeal is being allotted to the miners' families. Then there's the $27Read More »from Do the miners' mistresses deserve a piece of the reward?
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 14, 2010 6:49 PM EDT
Doh! David really shouldn't have phones or computers for a while. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)David Arquette posted a series of frantic tweets apologizing for over-sharing about his 11 year marriage to a national audience.Read More »from Know who woke up in the doghouse today? David Arquette
Here's what his brain might have sounded like in the moments after he awoke: Five more minutes, coffee, Courteney will make some. Courteney? No that's right she's gone, but maybe she'll come back? Oh wait, I slept with that other girl. OH WAIT. I went on Howard Stern. (Gasp, sits up in bed ) I think I sad having sex with that new girl made me feel manly. Oh crap. Oh jeez, Please tell me the part where I talk about how long it's been since Courteney and I had sex was just a dream. Oh god, oh god. oh god. Maybe no one heard the radio show? Stupid! Stupid!
Let's all take a moment and be thankful we're not celebrities. If you're in the middle of a painful breakup, clouded by rage and jealousy, you have far too much access to live national broadcasts. David Arquette learned that the hard way yesterday when he opened up to Howard Stern about his breakup. Maybe
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Thu, Oct 14, 2010 2:56 AM EDT
Men can change. At least in the world of publishing. Slate's Greg Beato recently observed a new trend of men's service-oriented websites modeled after tried-and-true women's magazines. Arm curls and Megan Fox photos are giving way to advice on landing a job and communicating in your relationship. But Beato's not sure if that's a good thing:Read More »from Men's advice on women: the good, the bad and the ugly
"In feeling the pain of today's beleaguered males, these new men's mags also co-opt the dog-whistle decree that has informed women's magazines for years: You're not good enough. Try harder. With these 13 steps you can be a better person. "
It's an interesting point--men subjecting themselves to a media culture that has riddled women with insecurities for decades. If only that was the biggest problem. The more pressing issue is that many men's lifestyle sites are disseminating some pretty bad advice. Here guys are trying to improve their work and love lives, and their own comrades are leading them astray
But before we bash the men's self-help
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – Wed, Oct 13, 2010 10:13 PM EDT
Read More »from Sweet Valley High's dark years: murder, paralysis, and paranoid delusions
Before The Olsens, the Mowrys, and Zack and Cody, there were the Wakefields--the most popular girls of Sweet Valley High. Like most youth-oriented twin figures: Jessica and Elizabeth couldn't be more different, despite their identical looks. Throw in a guy named Todd and a b---- named Lila Fowler and you got yourself an epic book series that spanned two decades.
Now the Wakefields are making a comeback: Diablo Cody is adapting the series for the big screen. And author Francine Pascal just announced her plan to release an adult update of the twins in April. "The book's preview hints at sexual exploits, a bitter betrayal between the sisters and adventures in the Big Apple," according to the Washington Post. It already sounds like a flashback to a simpler time. The issues of the early books in the series centered around the competing for the same guy, and switching identities Sounds a little squeaky clean for new teen order where the dark, metaphysical romance of "Twilight" and the
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Oct 12, 2010 9:56 PM EDT
Photo by Michael Caulfield/Getty ImagesAfter 11 years, Courteney Cox and David Arquette have split. Arquette talked with Howard Stern today about how the couple have grown apart over the past year especially during the making of "Scream 4". "It breaks my heart," he said. "[Courteney's] conflicted too." Know who's probably pretty psyched? Jennifer Aniston.Read More »from Cox splits with Arquette; How awesome is this for Jennifer Aniston?!
The perpetually single BFF of Cox hasn't commented on the split; but if she's got the single girl gene (it takes one to know one) she's planning group dinners, sending texts about parties and booking pampering lady getaways to Mexico with their clan of single ladies (Sheryl Crow and newly single Laura Dern among them). "We've got a defector!" she might be morse-coding on her super-secret single girl military-grade communication device. Yeah it exists.
That's the thing about single friends. They're great at helping people through break-ups but you can't ignore the glimmer of glee in their eye when they say the following statement meant to cheer you up: "We can be single
- Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Love + Sex – Tue, Oct 12, 2010 6:06 PM EDT
(Courtesy of CBS)I will be recapping episodes from this season of "Two and a Half Men", in an effort to learn more about in the culture of the American Man, while also watching TV. We all know the ideals for a woman in this age: thin, powerful, obsessed with fashion. But what are pressures and fantasies of the guy? I'll be reporting every Tuesday after returning from the Monday night prime-time trenches.Read More »from The Two and a Half Men Project: Judd Nelson and the deaf prostitute
The actual title of the episode was "Hookers Hookers Hookers" but there was only one. Her name was Silent Betty, she costs about $1000 an hour, looks like a Victoria's Secret model and only speaks in sign language. Man Lesson 1: In the cochlear implant debate, guys vote no. In Nerve Personals terms, quiet is sexy, deaf is sexier.
I'm starting to think the show is ripped from a routine by a Borscht Belt comedian entertaining the troops in Viet Nam. For one: Betty? I'm pretty sure the last prostitute with that name retired in 1965. Then there's the matter of the term 'hooker.' It's quite dated, with