The perks of being a celebrity: Tons of money, adoring fans, the best clothes and makeup, no waiting in lines, and the ability to hire someone else to take care of all your life problems (i.e. publicist, assistant, driver, maid, trainer … you get the gist).
The downside of being a celebrity: Fake tabloid stories, public break-ups, and getting caught not wearing makeup, like these celebs.
Yup, that last concern is a real one. After seeing thousands of photos of a star with picture perfect skin and a sexy pout, a non-made up face comes as quite a shock. Although, we admit it's pretty nice to see an actual celeb who looks a little more like us, as in dark under eye circles, uneven skin tone, and even a pimple or two. (Looking at you, Katie Holmes.)
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This week alone, four major celebs appeared in public without makeup -- two of them even posted their own pics themselves. Take a look, then tell us: Do you think these stars look beautiful or busted without
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The perks of being a celebrity: Tons of money, adoring fans, the best clothes and makeup, no waiting in lines, and the ability to hire someone else to take care of all your life problems (i.e. publicist, assistant, driver, maid, trainer … you get the gist).Read More »from Celebs Without Makeup -- Normal or Gnarly?
When I get obsessed with something, I get crazy obsessed. For example, right now I'm obsessed with cats and thanks to Pinterest -- a site where you can create inspiration boards from images anywhere on the Internet -- I have boards and boards dedicated to cats. Cat outfits. Cat jewelry. Cute cats. Ugly cats. Cats so ugly they're cute. I just can't help it -- how can you resist something this tiny and furry?!Read More »from Who You Should Follow on Pinterest Right Now
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But before you think I'm a crazy cat lady, you should know that I do use Pinterest to find some really amazing beauty-related stuff, too. I've got boards like "gorgeous braids," "funky fashion," and "makeup lust" (all on our Beauty Riot Pinterest -- check it out here.) And though I find a lot of this stuff on my own, I have to hand it to my 10 favorite pinners for the inside scoop on the coolest fashion, hair, makeup, and nail trends. They've got so many gorgeous images and fun how-tos, I can't re-pin them fast enough.
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My new favorite word is "lens lurkers." I learned it when I was in New York for Fashion Week (read my behind-the-scenes diary here). It's the word for a girl who shows up at Fashion Week wearing ridiculous clothes and hangs around outside of the tents, hoping to get her picture taken. I even saw a girl come thisclose to tripping while wearing nine-inch stilettos with a spiky toe. You can only imagine how entertaining that was.Read More »from 10 New York Girls with Risk-Taking Style
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In fact, while everyone else was watching the fashion shows inside Lincoln Center, I spent hours one day outside the tents just watching these girls. And then, I pulled out my camera to snap a few pictures of the more risk-taking styles. They went beserk. (Warning: If you're ever in New York for Fashion Week and you've got a camera, you're going to get mobbed for attention.)
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While there were tons of fashionable girls to choose from, I narrowed it down to the best 20 looks I found.
Celebrities: Not only are they adored by millions, mega-rich, and amazingly beautiful, but they also get tons of free stuff. (So not fair.) And I'm not just talking Oscar gowns, like these, that are returned the next day. Nope, I'm talking about the Oscar swag bags -- emphasis on the plural.
Yup. There's more than one swag bag handed out at the Oscars (and at myriad pre-Oscar events), and they are stuffed with gifts that range from a reasonably priced mall trinket to an outrageously fantastical vacation or spa getaway, like this. This year, we decided to snoop on one of the bags celebs will walk away with, and give you the break down. Get ready to be jealous …
The Bag: "Everyone Wins at the Oscars" 2012 Nominee Gift Bag (valued at over $70,000)
This swag goes to Oscar nominees like Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, and George Clooney
- 7-layer caramel cake from Caroline's Cakes
- DearfoamRead More »from Peek Inside an Oscar Swag Bag
I recently stumbled across a product called "Glam Ear." It's heat resistant silicone molds made for your ears to protect your skin from burns caused by hot styling tools. I had two immediate reactions when I saw this product. One: OMG, this is totally something my mom would send me in a care package (along with an overload of OB Tampons and Lady Speed Stick deodorant). Two: OMG, where was this last month when I had my curling iron disaster?
Yes, it's a cheesy product, but as every woman knows, pain is part of the beauty process. But I'm not just talking heat tool burns. Consider the painful upper lip chemical burn, or the red bumps of razor burn. While "Glam Ear" may prevent some of these skin scorchers, what happens once you get the others? Dr. Debra Jaliman, top dermatologist and author of "Skin Rules: Trade Secrets from a Top New York Dermatologist," gave me some answers.Read More »from How to Heal the 3 Worst Beauty Burns
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Wed, Feb 22, 2012 10:57 AM EST
My best friend and I have very different techniques when we go shopping for jeans. She'll fall in love with the most expensive pair and buy 'em without even trying the jeans on. Me? I'll spend hours flipping through the sale rack until I find the perfect ones (a.k.a.: they make me look like I have a butt and they cost less than what I'd spend at happy hour).Read More »from Why I'll Never Spend $100 on a Pair of Jeans Again
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I'm sure my best friend has her reasons for splurging on her jeans -- and I'll admit, these colored jeans are tempting -- but I just can't justify blowing my savings on a single pair of overpriced (albeit nice) distressed pants. It's a tad ridiculous to spend more than $100 on jeans that are all torn up. I can rip holes in my own jeans, thankyouverymuch.
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I love my bestie and all, but I think she's being a little outrageous with her spending. And I know I'm not really making the most of my time by digging through the sale bin all day either.
My former boss looks just like Julia Roberts. From her copper hair to her wide smile -- even her contagious laugh -- they're practically twins. Every time I was out in public with her, we'd get a ton of double takes; some people would even stop dead in their tracks.Read More »from 8 Best Celebrity Look-Alikes
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She did take advantage of it every once in a while ... like that time "Ms. Roberts" (as the barista called her) was handed a free vanilla latte at a local coffee shop. But in her defense, I'd milk it for all it's worth too, if I was one of these women who look exactly like a celebrity. On the other hand, if my celeb doppelganger were one of these child stars, I'd walk around with my face covered all the time.
While my old boss didn't make this list, (there's way better fake celeb twins on here), keep reading to see which celebrity doppelgangers could totally get away with a free latte everyday. And click here to see the entire gallery of unbelievable look-alikes I found. (P.S. If
On a recent episode of "Whitney," Whitney's guy friend Mark shows up at her apartment dressed in full Marine dress uniform, complete with medals, white gloves, and shiny black shoes. When Whitney gives him the WTF look, Mark responds, "It's laundry day." So simple, so hilarious, and so TRUE.Read More »from Ever Embarrassed by Your Laundry Day Outfit?
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I've spent many a day hiding in my apartment due to my laundry day look -- think homeless chic. Braless with an old T-shirt, a pair of ancient sweatpants, and holey socks, I count down the minutes until my laundry is finished and I can actually venture outside.
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Of course, sometimes you can't hide out on laundry day and wait for your favorite pair of jeans to dry. In that case, you'll find me wearing this: a pair of purple culottes (circa '04), an old, too small bra (find out why you should never do that here), granny panties that probably contain an old period stain, and my eighth grade graduation tee. Totally
My best friend will do anything for her hair. She'll blow through her savings to stay on top of these new hair treatments and trends, and she wouldn't miss a salon appointment even if her life depended on it.Read More »from 7 Reasons I Will Never Get Tired of Nail Art
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Me? There's no way I'll sacrifice an entire hour giving myself a blowout, and I definitely wouldn't spend cash on getting it professionally done. Plus, my boyfriend likes it when I wear ponytails. Guess these "dirty hair" hairstyles are sexy enough for him. (What a keeper, right?)
But what I will spend time and money on is my nails. The tiny, bare canvases are always begging to be decorated, and I'm more than willing to spend an afternoon trying out new nail art looks. My most recent obsession is with this new batch of nail art. I'd say gorgeous malt shop nails like these cancel out a bad hair day, don't you agree?
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I love Madonna. At my fourth grade birthday party, all my friends and I took turns preforming to "Like A Prayer" in my parents' living room. (My dad still has it on a VHS tape, purely for embarrassment sake.) Fast forward 20 years, and I'm still rocking out to Madge. And it's not just her music I love. Madonna's a triple threat: she sings, she dances, and she acts. But there's one thing the material girl can't do … work with material, i.e. design clothes.
When she released her junior Material Girl line at Macys (in collaboration with her daughter Lourdes), I had some high expectations. Granted, I'm not a teen, so I wouldn't actually wear any of the clothes -- or fit into them -- but I wanted Madonna to succeed. Too bad that didn't happen. According to this review, the clothes "used the cheapest fabric possible and it shows," and even though the line is meant for girls ages 13 to 25, "only 25 year olds who have the body of aRead More »from Worst Celebrity Clothing Lines Ever