By Libby Banks, Refinery29
We may have missed the boat on this (aw, shucks!) but the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has produced a new code of practice, and guess what? Botox parties are off the agenda. New guidelines say only fully qualified doctors with surgical training should carry out procedures on medical premises, so it's farewell to bubbly and canapés - unless you happen to have some medically-approved resuscitation equipment and other required paraphernalia knocking around your flat.
The plan is to prevent a "relaxed" attitude to cosmetic treatments, and to ensure that who inject Botox or fillers are doctors, nurses, or, interestingly, dentists. So, you could end up with a filling and fillers next time you get your teeth checked out.
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Buy-one-get-one-free and other financial deals and discounts are also banned under the new guidelines, the Independent reports. Doctors and surgeons are now advised to
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By Connie Wang, Designed by Naomi Abel, Refinery29
While we typically pride ourselves on the diversity of our closet, we'd be lying if we said we poke around each and every store there is. When's the last time you stepped into Chico's? Coldwater Creek? Even Express?
Here's the truth: We're guilty of biased shopping and decided it was high time we practice what we preach. So, we dug around some oft-skipped-over shops and found 16 so-awesome buys. Click through and get ready to be surprised!
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In the glitzy world of celebrity hairstylists, there are those who are good at their job and then there are those that can do absolutely magical things with hair. Mara Roszak is definitely one of the latter. Roszak has been in the industry since the tender age of 16, and she counts stars such as Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, and Kat Dennings as clients. But Roszak's biggest celeb fan is none other than the lovely Emma Stone herself.
During a recent interview with the enviably-coiffed starlet, she confessed that it's Roszak's hair wizardry that's responsible for her mane always looking so damn amazing. After we heard that, we knew we had to learn more about Roszak and what makes her tick. We spoke with her one-on-one - and it's worth noting that she is probably on of the loveliest, most down-to-earth, and all-around nice beauty pros we've ever had the pleasure to interview - to learn more about how she get her start in the biz, what it's like to work with some
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By Kelsey Miller, Photographed by by Amelia Alpaugh, Refinery29
We'll give up a lot in the name of a healthy diet: gluten, dairy, the whole brunch menu. But there's one thing that's absolutely non-negotiable - dessert. That, you'll have to pry from our cold, chocolate-covered hands.
Fortunately, it won't come to that. Because we dreamed up recipes for three fantastically healthy desserts. Before you roll your eyes, thinking this is another put-grapes-in-the-freezer piece, hear us out. Chocolate mousse. Ice cream. A fresh-baked crumbly crisp. Do we have your attention? Grab a spoon, and dig in.
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By Megan McIntyre, Refinery29
Hair color: seems like an innocuous enough topic, no? Usually it is, at least until you start talking Hollywood starlets - then, all bets are off. No lie, we've had some knock-down, drag-out fights over whether or not Emma Stone is better as a redhead or a blonde.
For some reason, something about seeing our fave celebs with a different hair hue unlocks a sort of primal response deep within our very beings. Heck, we nearly burst into tears when Lindsay Lohan first bleached her gorgeous auburn strands (this, of course, was when our biggest concern regarding LiLo was her hair).
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By Lexi Nisita, Refinery29Read More »from Study Says Blondes Don't Take Work Seriously, but We Beg to Differ
Today's The Daily Mail has a charming article about a new study claiming to have proof backing up the old stereotype that blondes have more fun. The research, led by "UK's leading facial mapping expert Dr. Chris Solomon" (talk about a niche field), polled participants on their opinions of various individuals' photos. The participants were asked to rank the people in the photos based on categories such as "business acumen" and leadership qualities, and it turns out they found brunettes more credible in a business environment than blondes.
First of all, this study was done in celebration of a TV show premiere, so take it with a giant grain of salt. But the headline definitely grabs you, and it raises a bigger issue: Are we letting this old stereotype seep too deeply into our collective psyche? We wouldn't be surprised if many women color their hair darker or lighter in order to channel a certain image - blonde if they want to seem more fun, youthful, or wild;
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By Gabriel Bell, Refinery29Read More »from Thrifting Tips Straight from Mr. "Thrift Shop" Himself...Macklemore!
.After a decade in music, Macklemore (a.k.a. Ben Haggerty) and producer Ryan Lewis have finally broken big with "Thrift Shop," our official bargain-hunting anthem of choice. The song is on top of Billboard's Hot 100, and its cheeky trailer-park-fab video has over 61 million views. But Haggerty's professed love for secondhand shopping isn't just a goof on the economy or a reaction to hip-hop's bling culture. Oh no - Macklemore thrifts for real.
Point of proof, the video for "Thrift Shop" was shot at the same Capitol Hill Value Village store in Seattle that Haggerty's been visiting since he was 10. Fun fact: Folks there tell us that this particular outpost of the 300-location chain (they save 600 million pounds of unused goods from landfills every year!) was a go-to flannel supplier for the local grunge scene in the '90s (see, fun).
As you might expect of any dedicated thrift hustler, Macklemore has his own share of favorite finds and shopping strategies.
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By Leeann Duggan, Refinery29Read More »from Underground Sensation: We Get to the Root of the Ginseng Craze
We beauty junkies are no strangers to wackadoo skin treatments. From coconut water to tomato paste, there's few things we haven't slathered on or slugged down in our quest for perfect skin. And we're always on the lookout for the next miracle ingredient that promises to zap zits, get rid of wrinkles and give us that elusive, healthy glow - even on four hours' sleep.
Turns out, beauty's newest miracle ingredient is actually very old: ginseng. The humble-looking, knobbly root of the ginseng plant has been consumed in Asian countries for centuries, and is credited with a host of health benefits from increased energy to weight loss. These days, ginseng is also popping up in our favorite skin care products, promising to detox skin and fight premature aging. Sounds too good be true, right? We spoke with our favorite skin care experts to get the scoop on whether ginseng is the real deal, or just the latest hype.
First up: that elusive glow. In a study conducted
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.Booties, binkies, blankies, and bottles…babies need a lot of products to keep them going, but it seems like the only area they can be self-sufficient is in the smell department. A clean baby is probably one of the best scents on the planet, but Dolce & Gabbana is setting out to set the bar even higher with the launch of its upcoming baby fragrance.
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The Italian brand is known for creating overtly sultry, va-va-voom-type clothing, accessories, and beauty products, so we can't help but imagine little bambinos spritzing themselves with Dolce & Gabbana while wearing a Huggies thong. Inspired by the smell of babies and "designed to cuddle and pamper every little boy and girl," the fragrance is probably milder on the skin and not as strong smelling, which is a good thing to consider before you scoop up some for yourself, especially if you're sensitive to scents. Because, while babies can just take a bath and end
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By Brenna Egan, Refinery29
We're not going to argue with the need for dream-ticket denim, but once a girl has her tush covered with a few solid, splurge-worthy staples, we think it's only right that she save her cash for other fun stuff (hello, killer heels!).
Luckily, for those of you who will never say buh-bye to shopping the latest inky trends, we've found 15 denim bargains that won't cause an account overdraft. We're talking super-cute pairs that all cost less than a Benjamin. Ready to start saving? Check out our wallet-friendly finds here (starting as low as $25), and don't worry, your thrifty secret is totally safe with us.
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