I'm writing this week's beauty news from my couch because I'm working from home today. Couch says hi! So does Rufus, who's being the bestest and cutestest dog and leaning up against me because I think he senses my undue self-pity.
See, yesterday, I got lip injections for the first time — super-special lip injections, actually, and I'll be writing about what I mean soon — and although I went to bed pretty swollen and bruised last night, I woke up this morning swollen and bruised, like, tenfold.
Anyway, I'll tell you all about what I had done in the next week or two, but in the meantime, let's talk about about what other people are doing to their appearances.
Lady Gaga bleaches her eyebrows every. single. day.
If Lady Gaga wants to make a quick change to her hair, she's got pros who can pretty easily plop a wig on her head for a few hours. Making a change to one's eyebrows, however — unless there are eyebrow merkins I'm not aware of — is not as simple.
As the models at the Marc Jacobs FW2016 show got their eyebrows bleached backstage, Gaga, who walked the runway, was already pre-bleached, and is, in fact, always bleached for the sake of variety.
"I bleach my eyebrows every day — I like to keep them light," she told Vogue. "They’re more versatile for a beauty look. You can draw [your eyebrows] any way you want when they’re bleached."
Or, as she often does and did for Marc Jacobs, you can just leave them be.
Madam C.J. Walker is the new old beauty name you need to know
If you've never heard of Madam C.J. Walker, Black History Month is a perfect time for you to discover her.
Born Sarah Breedlove in 1867, Madam C.J. Walker became America's first female self-made millionaire through her line of hair products aimed at her fellow African-American women. And now, nearly a century after her death, Sundial (the company behind Shea Moisture and Nubian Heritage), is resurrecting her vision with a line called Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, which will launch at Sephora in March.
The collection (pictured in the top photo) features a range of shampoos, treatments and styling products that have surely seen some formulation updates compared to Walker's turn-of-the-century products, but the message behind the brand — "Greatness begins with confidence" — is nothing new to Walker's story.
Amanda Bynes awakes from Twitter hibernation to ask how her hair looks
Amanda Bynes hasn't tweeted since December. UNTIL NOW. Well, until yesterday, to be exact.
She was already sporting the platinum color, but photos she posted from late last year show she's been wearing her hair almost waist-length.
Around 10,000 people heart-ed the tweet so far, likely assuming that the unseen half of her hair looks much like the side she showed.
Marijuana is a gateway drug to... indoor tanning?
Well, this is some ABC Afterschool Special material if I've ever heard some. A study published last month in the journal JAMA Dermatology showed that high school students that drink alcohol and use illicit drugs — including steroids and marijuana — appear to be more likely to use tanning beds.
It's kind of just an itty-bitty baby study that needs some more examining, but the University of Colorado School of Medicine researchers conclude: "Identifying risky health behavior patterns may facilitate preventive health efforts to reduce indoor tanning among adolescents."
Kylie Jenner likes having her ears contoured and I'm pretty sure I might still be asleep because what?
I am pro-contouring and Jennerdashian-ambivalent, but I can't help but think the exchange that happened on video between Kylie Jenner and her makeup artist, Hrush Achemyan, is kinda silly.
People reports (because I'm not gonna pay to access Kylie's videos) that as Achemyan finishes up some nose contouring, Kylie states, "Oh yeah, I like when you do my ears."
Ear contouring? Seriously?
But then Achemyan clarifies, "it’s a really good tip that a lot of people don’t do because it’s really not cute when you’re on the red carpet, or you get snapped and then your face is one color, and the ears are different."
I guess this mean we're getting a Kylie Ear Kit soon.
- Have you ever bleached your brows?
- Are you excited about the Madam C.J. walker line?
- Have you ever baked... and then baked?
- Do you like Amanda Bynes's haircut? She's waiting!