Let's say you had to give up your entire beauty stash … except for ONE product. (Just go with me here, it's a rhetorical question.) Out of all your mascaras, lipsticks, blushes, hairsprays and nail polish, which product would you choose to keep?
I would probably keep this one. (It's my absolute favorite thing in the whole world). Actually, it might be worth it to sacrifice everything else for this adorable trend. But what about this obsession?? Ahh, I can't choose!
If you need help figuring out what you should pick too (still being rhetorical, as if we'd ever let anyone pry our entire makeup stash out of our hands), take this quiz to see what you're most likely addicted to.
Don't wear any makeup? Sorry to burst your bubble … but even if you want an amazing "au naturale" look, you can't just leave your house without an ounce of makeup on. You can keep it classic and sweet, though, with this celeb's look. Best part is, it only takes 10 minutes to copy her easy makeup routine!
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- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Wed, Jun 2, 2010 8:36 PM EDT
Let's say you had to give up your entire beauty stash … except for ONE product. (Just go with me here, it's a rhetorical question.) Out of all your mascaras, lipsticks, blushes, hairsprays and nail polish, which product would you choose to keep?Read More »from Reader Poll: What's The ONE Makeup Product You Can't Live Without?
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Tue, Jun 1, 2010 7:51 PM EDT
While you could kill some time rehashing the Team Edward/Team Jacob debate (if you want to weigh in, do it here) … OR, you could take this quiz and see which Twilight character you're most like. Is it Bella? Alice? Jasper? (Um, that last one would be kinda weird, but hey, I won't judge.)
Find out and share in the comments: which character are you a match for? Also, what are you most excited about for the new movie? Me: Watching more of Dakota Fanning's Jane -- wasn't she awesome in the last one?
P.S. Random "Eclipse" trivia: Kristen Stewart had to wear a wig in this one, since she cut her hair super-short for "The Runaways." Check out her short cut here -- which do you like better? I'm a fan of the edgy rocker look but it's impossible not to like Bella's long, wavy hair, right?Read More »from Question: Which Twilight Character Is Most Like You?
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Fri, May 28, 2010 4:30 PM EDT
As a child of the '80s, I loved wearing side ponytails, stonewashed jeans, leggings with slouchy socks -- the works. But now … as an adult … in the 21st century … I'm not so sure …
Clearly Hollywood doesn't share my reservations. Celebs have been popping up left and right wearing everything from off-the-shoulder "Flash Dance" shirts to makeup straight out of a Whitesnake video. Don't believe me? Check out this gallery of stars rocking (or attempting to rock) '80s trends.
Check out the good and the ugly and weigh in: Is the '80s a decade we should be bringing back?
- The '80s aren't the only regrettable decade: check out these awesomely bad looks from the '90s.
- These horrible makeup trends transcend time in their awfulness.
- One trend I can get on board with: using
I came across this awesome graphic today and just had to ask: when do you think a girl/woman gets too old for pigtails? From looking at this, I think the line could probably be drawn somewhere around the Miley Cyrus area of the spectrum.
I'll admit, I occasionally wear them, but only under a hat (less messy than leaving it loose) or around the house (which I think puts me on the chart at maybe the Zooey Deschanel zone -- er, at least, I hope). Other than that, I think there are much better options for keeping your hair out of your face and looking cute -- like any of these braided hairstyles or these fun ponytails.
The creator of this graphic below argues that pigtails give off a Lolita vibe -- do you agree? Where would you put yourself on this pigtails spectrum?
- Trying to look more adult -- maybe for a job interview? Then you must read these tips.
- Couldn't care less about looking mature? Then this trend was made for you.
- This is the one time you really
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Wed, May 26, 2010 9:37 PM EDT
Sounds impossible, right? Go a full week (a day, even) without using one of those heat tools and most of us look like this. Yikes!
We know how hard it is, so here's a little secret: You can get gorgeous, glossy hair like this celeb's even after you put down the blow dryer. And the flat iron and curling iron too, while you're at it.
Just take a look at these hairstyles. None of them requires a heat styling tool and they still look mad cute:
If your hair is naturally straight, this look is soo easy to get.
Here's a way to bring out any natural waves.
So tell us what you think: could you survive without your heat tools? For how long?Read More »from Reader Poll: Could You Live Without Your Blow Dryer?
Got a big event coming up? Prom, a wedding, birthday party, whatever? It can seem kind of daunting to pull a look together (find a dress, makeup look, hairstyle, keep your legs from looking like a Yetti's), but with these expert tips, it's sooooo easy. Check them out:
First Step: Find the perfect outfit
Since it's summer, it's likely a dress. If you're going to prom, then use this quiz to find your perfect prom dress. If it's a wedding or another party, use the invitation as a guide. It should say whether it's formal, semi-formal or casual. If you're shopping for a new outfit, keep in mind what colors will look best on you (find out here) and check out these tips to avoid any wardrobe "oops" during the night.
Second Step: Pick a hairstyle that works with your dressRead More »from How to Look Your Best for ANY Special Occasion
Sure, you could browse through these updos or formal hairstyles, but it's not always easy to know what hairstyle will match the rest of your look. Luckily, this guide will show you the right hairstyle
- BeautyRiot Diva | Fashion – Mon, May 24, 2010 8:37 PM EDT
Yeah, it's a weird one, but go with me for a second. I think that more than your clothes or makeup (which can change all the time), your hair reflects your true style personality. Because unless you're this girl who literally wears a different style every day (she how she does it here), you probably keep your 'do pretty consistent.
So this brings me back to my musings. What celebrity does your hairstyle match the most? Not sure? Well this quiz can help you figure it out (it perfectly pairs you with a hairstyle-matching celeb). Think about it, take the quiz, peruse celeb hairstyles until you find your twin, or whatever and share in the comments: What celeb is your hairstyle twin?
- Don't think you match up with any stars? Maybe you just need some A-list tips to bring your hair to the next level -- try these and I promise you'll be blown away.
- Looking for a truly unique hairstyle? You'll find it here.
- Or maybe you just want something easy now that it's summer? These looks
Are you a hardcore Glee fan? (Don't lie ... I know you love snuggling on your couch every Tuesday night with a bowl of ice cream and anticipation for your week's fill of Sue's Corner as much as I do.)Read More »from The Best Hair and Makeup Looks from Glee
Well, I had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go see them in concert last night on the L.A. stop of their 2010 Glee Live! Tour sponsored by Dove Hair Care. And let me tell ya -- letting out your inner Gleek is soo liberating. (So just drop the act and do it already!)
The cast put on some amazing performances, but what shocked me most were all the costume changes! They must have worn at least six different outfits throughout the entire show. NOT an easy feat when one of them is a Lady Gaga bubble dress -- you'll see what I mean on next week's episode (Now you have to watch to find out. Ha!)
Luckily, they stayed true to their characters' hair and makeup looks. I loved seeing them up close, and here are some of my fave looks from Glee:
Omg, I loooove Rachel's
- BeautyRiot Diva | Work + Money – Thu, May 20, 2010 8:04 PM EDT
True story: The first time I went on vacation to Mexico with my fiancé and his family, I was feeling good and looking adorable (thanks to these tips), until a massive wave knocked me over and practically pulled off my bikini in the process. Did I mention that his entire family was in the water with us? I'm talking aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma -- everyone.
So while I'm trying to frantically pull down my top and keep my bottoms from sweeping off my legs (that's what I get for borrowing my sister's super-cute-but-slightly-too-big suit), my favorite sunglasses got knocked off my face. I only have two hands people!
I was psyched to have avoided a total disaster (like one of these) but soooo bummed to lose those glasses. They were so cute and worked awesomely with my round face shape. (Wondering what glasses are best for your face shape? Just take this quiz.)
Has anything this embarrassing happened to you on vacation or in front of your significant other's family? PleaseRead More »from Reader Poll: What's Your Most Embarrassing Wardrobe Mishap?
We all have our guilty pleasures and secrets we hope no one finds out about. I've been hiding this one for a while, and finally got the courage to 'fess up. I know, I know, it's pretty bad. But I'm working on it, I swear!
This celebrity addiction? It's starting to get a little ridiculous. I'll admit, I give in to the airbrush tan sesh once in a while (though never beyond a 2). But when a celeb starts to look like an Oompa Loompa, it's a sign that it's become more than just "a hobby."
And this singer is def guilty. All the tell-tale signs are there, it's so obvious she's taken the fake tan waayy too far. Tell us -- what's the worst celebrity tan you've ever seen?
If there's one celebrity with a perfect bronze glow, it's this gorgeous star. Which celeb do you think always flaunts the best natural-looking tan?
Got secret tips on how you get your best (safe!) tan? "Cursed-with-fair-skin" little 'ole me would be forever grateful. Share them in the comments, please!
- If there's one celebrity with a perfect bronze glow, it's this gorgeous star. Which celeb do you think always flaunts the best natural-looking tan?