Things are kinda bonkers in the beauty world right now, aren't they? I could probably write the weekend news all about Jeffree Star and Kat von D's feud, but since we discussed it on Wednesday and I also don't have any vested interest in either of them, I'm not going to. So there!
Let's talk about something else, shall we?
Racked asks, "What's in a (Beauty) Name?"
I absolutely loved this piece by Arabelle Sicardi about the strange, crazy and occasionally offensive names beauty brands choose to give their products. From nail polishes to lipsticks, sometimes brands make a misstep when they're naming their offerings. No one wants to buy a lipstick called Abused.
Arabelle asks, "Does a bad beauty name make or break a product? Would you buy something just because the name? Contrarily, would you boycott?" She mentions several brands and their naming snafus, including MAC's Rodarte collaboration from a few years ago that drew criticism from its shades and their names in light of the violence in Mexico, and also discusses the fact that pale foundations are often called "Ivory" while darker shades are named after edible elements like "Mocha."
I don't often take too much notice of the names of the products I buy unless I'm re-buying them, but it's interesting to read about what goes into the naming of a product and exactly what makes people boycott a line. We've talked about this on xoVain before, but share your thoughts in the comments!
This pimple-popping cupcake turned me off cupcakes forever
This is the grossest thing I've ever seen. I can't. I can't even write about it without gagging. The Internet-famous "Dr. Pimple Popper" Sandra Lee posted this Instagram video of "pimple popping cupcakes" and I now want to hide my eyes behind my hands forever. According to Allure's Daily Beauty Reporter, that's a CUSTARD CORE sliding out of the "zit." Eeeewwwwww.
I sure hope you weren't planning to spend the weekend eating sweets, because yeah ... I just ruined it, didn't I?
Wanna be Kim K's app Beauty Director?
Kim Kardashian and her sisters have made their glam teams famous, from Joyce Bonelli to Jen Atkin. Kim's looking to ignite the careers of more beauty-obsessed individuals with her new reality show.
In the show, beauty bloggers will compete against one another in a series of challenges (all required to have a video element) and the winner will eventually collaborate with the K Krew on their apps as the Beauty Director.
Wait, can we xoVainers play? Rachel and I would die to be Beauty Directors for Kim, Kourtney, Kendall, Khloe and Kylie.
Selena Gomez has the most-liked pic on Instagram
This pic of Selena Gomez, singer-actress-Taylor-bestie-TV star-spokesmodel, is now the most-liked photo on Instagram, knocking Kendall Jenner's hair hearts down a few notches. As I write this, it has 4.7 million likes. That's insane — I think 100 is good!
Vogue credits the success of the photo to Selena's long red nails, which match her top, and the Coke label, as well as her Cindy Crawford-esque blowout. I guess I need to follow Selena's lead on my own Insta and maybe I'll get 150 likes the next time I post a selfie.