I just want to say thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday in the comments for last week's news roundup! It was truly one of my best birthdays ever, mainly because I got to eat fried chicken and waffles for the first time in my 26 years on this earth. I know: I can't believe it took me so long.
Now I'm back in PA, pondering how I can ever go back to a chicken-and-waffle-free existence. Apparently there's an Amish/Pennsylvanian Dutch version but it doesn't look quite as appealing to me, to be honest.
Wait, did I just make everyone (myself included) really hungry? Unfortunately the very first news item isn't going to help with that, so maybe grab a snack first.
A little girl ate eyeshadow thinking it was chocolate
I've always wanted to eat my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer every time I smell it, so I'm not surprised that one little girl succumbed to a similar temptation. Eighteen-year-old Lauren Rincon tweeted this picture of her 1-year-old niece, Kaitlyn, after the little girl tried to eat her Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette because it smelled like chocolate:
Luckily, Rincon contacted Too Faced as well as poison control and was assured that her niece would be fine. As for those of you concerned for Rincon's loss of eyeshadow, she was able to salvage most of the palette. So now we can all laugh at this hilarious picture without feeling guilty. (Well, I feel a little guilty. That poor kid's face! Yeah, I'm laughing again now.)
Flossing may not actually have any substantial health benefits
We've all been lied to! The American Dental Association (ADA) has been promoting floss since 1908 and the federal government has recommended flossing since 1979. But, wait — plot twist!
According to the AP: "When the federal government issued its latest dietary guidelines this year, the flossing recommendation had been removed, without notice. In a letter to the AP, the government acknowledged the effectiveness of flossing had never been researched, as required." Oh damn.
So does that mean we've all been flossing (or feeling guilty about not flossing) for no reason and can finally stop? It seems the jury's still out on that. The conclusion of the AP article is basically, maybe it's good for you and it's probably not bad for you so keep doing it just in case...? Read the whole thing and decide for yourself. I'm personally going to keep flossing, but I won't feel quite so bad when I skip a day or two.
Bella Thorne shared a video of her eyebrows being tattooed on
We truly are living in an exciting time. I'm honestly not 100% sure who Bella Thorne is and I would not have watched this video if I followed her on Snapchat anyway because needles freak me out, but I still think it's interesting from an anthropological standpoint.
Think about it: we didn't have this sort of insider access to celeb's beauty routines even 10 years ago. Imagine if you could follow Marilyn Monroe, for example, on Snapchat. Marilyn Monroe would definitely have Snapchatted her eyebrows being microbladed, right?
Oh, and I guess I should mention that I think Bella Thorne's eyebrows looked very nice in the end.
Max Factor is teaming up with Pat McGrath for a comeback
You've probably heard of the iconic cosmetics brand Max Factor, which stopped being sold in the U.S. back in 2010 due to declining sales. Well, as of yesterday, you can now get your hands on four limited-edition Max Factor products. The products are a mascara, liquid eyeliner, and two lipstick shades, all of which have been given an updated twist by none other than the equally-iconic makeup artist Pat McGrath.
The products are available at drugstore.com and, best of all, they're all under $10.
- Have you ever wanted to eat a beauty product?
- Are you a dedicated flosser?
- Do you follow any celebrities on Snapchat to get a peek at their beauty routine? If you could pick any celeb (living or dead) to follow on Snapchat — for beauty purposes — who would it be?
- Will you purchase any of the new Max Factor products?