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Self-taught Hungarian photographer Sarolta Bán is best known for her surreal landscapes which have been displayed in galleries across Europe. She creates dreamlike scenes, often populated by magical beasts, with digital manipulation and Photoshop, sometimes layering as many as a 100 individual images. Now she's using her skills to help real-life abandoned animals around the world find homes. She invited her more than 100 thousand Facebook fans to submit photos of rescue pets, and she is transforming them into evocative, majestic portraits. She's received entries from as far away as India, and a number of shelters in the United States have submitted photos. "Abandoned dogs sadly have really few chances to appear on a photo that will help them get out of the shelter. A photo that stands out from the crowd, and 'speaks' to a person," she writes on the project page. "I would really like to help sheltered animals, and for sure a good picture can be worth a thousand words." The project ends in mid-April, and anyone who adopts one of dogs or cats will receive a signed portrait of their new pet. --Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo Shine
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- 2 hours 40 minutes ago | CommentsBy Gabrielle Korn, Refinery29
We are pretty much year-round devotees of beachy, texturizing sprays, especially in the months before it's warm enough to set foot on an actual beach. It's also one of the reasons we're so addicted to dry shampoo: instant texture. So, when we noticed an influx of shampoo and conditioner that promise the same effect of our favorite post-shower products, we were intrigued - and admittedly skeptical. Surely something can't be texturizing while also cleansing and conditioning, right? Isn't that sort of counterintuitive?
The root of our suspicions is that the best hair textures are often the result of hair that's really dirty. But, according to celebrity stylist Ben Skervin from Vidal Sassoon, texturizing shampoo and conditioner actually work to enhance your hair's waviness to create texture without dirtying it up. He says, "Hair with a wave and curl can help give you a bit more texture and lift to the hair. These products help to create a foundation which you can then build your style from."
Skervin also adds that these types of products are best for hair that already has a slight natural wave, at minimum. Curly hair will respond well, too - it's just straight hair that might not have the best results. To texturize super-straight hair, we recommend sticking to the classics like the aforementioned dry shampoo and beach sprays.
So, texturing shampoos and conditioners aren't going to create something out of nothing, but they are going to put life into already existing waves. In these cold days of sad strands, we'll take all the help that we can get.
Click through for our favorite texturizing shampoos and conditioners.
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- Mon, Feb 24, 2014 9:38 AM EST | CommentsThey're nourishing yet lightweight, can go on wet or dry hair, and create instant luster. We tested dozens--in the tropics! in the cold! on curls! on thin strands!--to find your perfect match. By Marissa Oliva, REDBOOK.
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- Fri, Mar 7, 2014 11:46 AM EST | CommentsTypically we keep our heads up at Fashion Week so we don't miss anything. But at the recent shows, our eyes were glued to the ground, fixated on all the over-the-top, ugly, hilarious, and downright scary shoes. From the runways to the sidewalks, models and showgoers alike hit the ground running with some outrageous footwear, pushing stilettos, sneakers, and sandals to the limit (and, in some cases, well beyond). From New York to London to Milan to Paris, here are some of the craziest shoes you'll ever see. By Joanna Douglas, Yahoo Shine Senior Fashion and Beauty
- 21 hours ago | CommentsKelly Connor
While our most beloved pieces of technology have become an accessory all their own (when was the last time you weren't clutching your iPhone?), now the cases have followed suit. Inspired by this picture on Le 21ème, we thought we'd send you into your weekend (which is also smack in the middle of SXSW Interactive in Austin) feeling more than a little bit digital.
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