Thank goodness I had my computer muted on Monday night! I swear, I was getting several PR emails per minute describing how each celebrity achieved her look for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute fundraising ball, and I would've lost my mind if I heard a ding every time one arrived. Although I love reading the product breakdowns, it can be a wee bit overwhelming to open your laptop and see over a hundred subject lines in a row with MET GALA in all caps.
One email stood out to me as particularly newsworthy, though, which is why it's kicking off this week's beauty news roundup...
Cara Delevingne got a huge new tattoo for the Met Gala... sort of.
In the spirit of the Met Gala theme, "China: Through The Looking Glass," Cara Delevingne decided to get a sprawling cherry blossom tattoo across her chest and arms (even though the cherry blossom trees in China, for the most part, are a symbol of a time when Japan occupied sections of the country... but details, schmetails, right?). She even went to one of New York City's most famous tattoo artists, Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy, who did the amazing lion tattoo on her finger. But there's just one catch: it's not real.
Yep, Cara went to a real tattoo artist for a fake tattoo. But that doesn't mean it wasn't a whole big process. It took 12 hours, and Cara gets to sport it for 10 days. [Cosmo]
This nail art is actually the trackpad of the future.
A couple mad scientists at MIT have invented a nail-art sticker that can be used as an input device that communicates with your smartphone or computer. Whaaaaaaat?
"NailO"—yes, it's called NailO—"allows wearers to perform different functions on a phone or PC with different gestures, and the wearer can easily alter its appearance with a nail art design layer, creating a combination of functionality and aesthetics," the future-rich students explain. I absolutely don't need this but absolutely want this. [MIT Media Lab]
Sally Beauty got hacked. Again.
Last spring, everyone's favorite beauty supply store's computers were hacked, and thousands of customers' info—like credit card numbers—were stolen. On Monday, they announced it may have happened again, as they investigate “reports of unusual activity.”
If you're a concerned Sally Beauty customer, you can call their customer service hotline at 1-866-234-9442 to ask questions, freak out, yell at an innocent customer service rep, etc. [Fortune]
Speaking of brands named Sally, Sally Hansen is launching a new manicure app.
If you've ever been tempted to try on Sally Hansen nail polishes in the middle CVS but were bound by an evolutionary commitment to the social contract, the new app "Mani Match" was made for you.
Launching in July, it will allow iPhone and Android users to virtually try on 200 Sally Hansen shades and even nail-art stickers by Madeline Poole. [Bustle]
Miley Cyrus's armpit hair is pink now.
The money Miley has been saving on razors appears to have gone towards Manic Panic. The Instagram picture below shows that she's bleached and dyed her armpit hair. We cropped it because she apparently matched the carpet to the... valances?
She also recently posted a photo of a Barbie doll done up to look like her, tattoos, pink crevasse hair and all. [Refinery29]
- Have you ever dyed your armpit hair?
- What was your favorite look from the Met Gala?
- Are you Team Sally Beauty or Team Sally Hansen? (I don't know why I just pitted them against each other.)