As weird as this might sound, I love being hairless. I shave my legs and underarms every day, and I wax "down there" every month -- as in, completely bare. (TMI? Sorry.) I'm even obsessed with removing every last facial hair (follow these tips to get rid of your embarrassing upper lip mustache).
So when my co-worker dared me to go two weeks without shaving, I totally balked at the idea of letting my hair grow for that long. But when I read that some women go an entire year without shaving -- seriously, check out these wacky beauty rituals I discovered -- I decided to try it ...
... And I lasted less than a week. As someone who can't stand feeling prickly, I hated every second of it. Plus, my boyfriend wasn't very happy with the feeling of stubble either (luckily I had a few other beauty tricks to distract him). So, needless to say, I don't think I'll go that long without shaving -- ever again.
Here's my question for you. How long would you go without shaving or waxing? If you have a
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- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Fri, Sep 16, 2011 2:08 AM EDT
As weird as this might sound, I love being hairless. I shave my legs and underarms every day, and I wax "down there" every month -- as in, completely bare. (TMI? Sorry.) I'm even obsessed with removing every last facial hair (follow these tips to get rid of your embarrassing upper lip mustache).Read More »from Reader Poll: How Long Would You Go Without Shaving (or Waxing)?
When I was 20, I found myself in a dirty apartment watching my then-boyfriend get tattooed on a kitchen table. The tattoo artist -- if you can call him that -- didn't even bring the right needles, and was extremely jittery. (I think this had to do with the constant drug references throughout the tattoo process.) Looking back, I realize what a terrible idea that situation was, but at the time we were young, poor, and stupid. We thought we were invincible, and tattoo safety rules didn't apply to us.Related Story: What Your Tattoo Says About You
These days, the only tattoos my friends get are from legit tattoo parlors by trained professionals, like the ones featured in this tattoo checklist. But even so, the whole tattoo process can be tricky. How do you know which tattoo parlor or artist does the best work? Should you tip the artist, and if so, how much? And for newbies, preparation, pain, and aftercare are (or should be) major concerns.Related Story: Worst Celebrity Makeup Ever Read More »from Avoid Tattoo Regret: Here's How
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Wed, Sep 14, 2011 2:32 AM EDT
The best part of my job is getting to go on Facebook every day. (Since my boss is probably reading this, here's a disclaimer: it's not all I do at work, I swear.)Read More »from Get A Perfect Facebook Profile Pic -- We'll Show You How
Let me explain. One of my duties is to post status updates on Beauty Riot's Facebook page. So that means I get to ask fun questions, such as "Do you wash your hair every day?" and post follow-up stories like The Dirty Hair Challenge: We Survived a Week Without Washing Our Hair. Fun, right?
But I can't say it's all that fun when I'm on my own page, mainly because I HATE my profile pic -- and stress every time a new photo of me pops up. (I'm a pro when it comes to untagging.) And since I don't have a professional hair/makeup/stylist/photographer, it's up to me to get a great Facebook photo.
So, I read up on these celebrity photoshoot secrets and these red carpet styling tricks. Along with expert interviews, I took the info and created my own tutorial on how to get an amazing Facebook profile picture.
Fall is (almost) here, and unlike BBQs and summer picnics, fall dinner parties are a whole different beast. You can't exactly roll in with a sandy swimsuit and messy saltwater hair. You're expected to have table manners and actually look pulled together. Luckily, this fall fashion guide helped me in
3? 14? 21? Come on, every girl remembers how old she was when she got her ears pierced. And not only that, but also the very first pair of earrings she wore once she could take out those ugly silver studs. I went straight for the dangly ones -- something like this -- and spent a good portion of my day shaking my head back and forth just to feel them move. Ah, freedom!
I actually didn't get mine pierced until I turned 18 (my parents wouldn't let me), so I was curious to see when other women got their ears pierced. I posted the question on our Facebook page here, and I also asked around for a few stories:
Melisa M.: "My family doctor did it at the hospital on the day I was born -- family tradition for every girl born."
Sarah C.: "My mom took me to get mine pierced the day before my last day of 1st grade, so I went to the last day of school with earrings. I thought I was so cool."Related link: Find the best earrings for your haircut with this fun quiz.
Katie J.: "FirstRead More »from How Old Were You When You Got Your Ears Pierced?
Image credit: http://www.bestweekever.tv/We already know that Lindsay Lohan loves her plastic surgery, but it looks like Ali Lohan might be following in her big sister's footsteps. A recent pic shows Ali looking scary skinny with plumped lips and enhanced cheekbones. (Those bushy eyebrows are probably the most normal thing on her face.)Read More »from Do You Even Recognize Ali Lohan Now?
Check out the perfect plastic surgery face here.
This look is a far cry from just last year. Perhaps Ali's recent changes have something to do with her modeling career? She signed with NEXT Model Management just a few weeks ago. Or maybe it's the result of spending the summer hitting the town with Lilo? Either way, we're just a little concerned. We hope she doesn't follow in the family tradition of dysfunction.
Here's how some other celebs slim down -- healthily.
What do you think? Does Ali have a serious problem? Let us know in the comment section below.
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I have to admit, tattoos kinda make my skin crawl. Keep in mind I'm usually gung-ho about beauty trends, even the really bad ones, like these, but tattoos seem so permanent. So, when I heard the term "hair tattoos," I was a little intrigued and a lot confused. Luckily, it's not as bad as bad as it sounds, or as enduring as a real tattoo. (Now, if you already have a real tattoo and are wondering what it says about you, check out this article.)Read More »from Hair Tattoos: Will You Try This Crazy Trend?
Elly Torres, Master Stylist at ULTA, introduced this idea of hair tattooing to us a few weeks ago. She calls it a "fun, simple trick," and all you need is a mini-crimper. And don't freak about the crimper. At least we're not using the Flowbee or any other of these weird hair tools.
First, take a random section of hair and place a diagonal crimp onto the section. Then, take the crimper and place another diagonal crimp on the same section, but going the opposite direction. It should create a grid like pattern. You can either wear one in your hair
Do you know what's about to take place in just a few days? The Spring 2012 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week! In case you can't tell, we're pretty psyched. Mostly to get the backstage scoop on upcoming hair, makeup, and nail trends -- but we may also try to sneak in to a show a la Piper Weiss.
In preparation for the big event, we decided to reminisce about last season's fashion week. Here are some of the craziest things that happened:
1. The models that walked in Alexander Wang's show actually had clay mixed into their hair and eyebrows, while Gary Graham's models were sent down the runway in a look called "melancholy Cleopatra," a.k.a. thick, black eyeliner that covered the entire lid. No joke.
2. Leighton Messer came to Michael Kors' show looking like she just rolled out of bed. Aren't celebs supposed to get dressed up for these things? At least Leighton's "Gossip Girl" co-star Blake Lively looked the part.
3. Using a soft eye shadow brush at theRead More »from The Craziest Things We Saw at Last Fashion Week
Got any fun plans this Labor Day weekend? Well, since you (OK, since I) brought it up -- I'm really looking forward to just laying out by the pool and relaxing. It seems like forever since I've taken a vacation. I'm guessing I'm not the only one who feels this way. (Can't decide where to go? Check out this list of fabulous last-minute getaways).Read More »from 3 Looks You MUST Wear Labor Day Weekend
Now, what about you? Family BBQ? Beach trip? Flying out to meet a few friends? Whatever you're doing, you probably haven't even thought about what you're going to wear this weekend -- which is fine, because we did the work for you here. Check out the mini style guide below.
If you're attending a picnic or BBQ:
You'll want to dress comfy and airy, since you'll be outdoors all day. Try pairing a floaty tank with jean shorts or a light romper. Check out these other style tips for dressing for a picnic or BBQ. And keep your hair natural and casual -- we love these easy ways to get Whitney Port's hairstyle and Jennifer Aniston's makeup.
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Thu, Sep 1, 2011 2:17 AM EDT
Did you ever watch "The September Issue?" It followed the creation of Vogue's famous fall fashion issue, including the lavish fashion shoots, with priceless dresses, strange props, unrealistic settings, and size 00 models. For our Ultimate Fall Trends Guide, we decided to do … the exact opposite of that.
First, we interviewed hair, makeup, and fashion experts about the latest fashion trends. Then, we went to (get this) the mall and pulled clothes you can actually afford. As for models, we turned to the hard-working women in our office. And ridiculous props? Forget it; we have tons of cute accessories that are way better.
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