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Kim Kardashian Is The Mary To Kanye West's Joseph In 'Wolves' (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:47:52 -0400)




Kimye are like sacrificial lambs in Kanye West’s “Wolves."


West teamed up with Balmain for the high-fashion, seven-minute video of his track with Sia and Vic Mensa, released Friday. Creative director for the brand Olivier Rousteing recreated the campaign for his line after hearing his friend’s album “The Life of Pablo” in order to match it to the music. 


Kim Kardashian is one of the main focal points in the video, which also includes appearances from models like Cindy Crawford, Joan Smalls, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jourdan Dunn and Josephine Skriver.



Up-close shots of Kardashian with hands touching her face and body, tears streaming down her cheeks, make for some noteworthy moments. 


“This is definitely one of the most incredible campaigns I’ve ever done,” Rousteing told Vogue of the final product. “When I saw Kanye singing, Kim moving, the models walking and crying, the tears on Kanye, the tears on Kim — I was just like, ‘Wow.’”


The lyrics certainly speak volumes about the life of Kimye. 



I said baby what if you was clubbin’
Thuggin’, hustlin’ before you met your husband?
Then I said, “What if Mary was in the club
’Fore she met Joseph around hella thugs?
Cover Nori in lambs’ wool
We surrounded by the fuckin’ wolves”
(What if Mary) What if Mary
(Was in the club) was in the club
’Fore she met Joseph with no love?
Cover Saint in lambs’ wool
(And she was) We surrounded by
(Surrounded by) the fuckin’ wolves 




#BALMAINWOLVES #BALMAINFW16 Watch the music video shot by Steven Klein at BALMAIN.COM

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The two will be featured in the Balmain F/W 2016 ads as well. 



KANYE Kanye wears FW16 jacket and Fear of God Vintage Denim Jeans @fearofgod Photography #StevenKlein Creative Direction #PascalDangin at #KidsCreative #BALMAINARMY #BALMAINFW16

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KIM Photography #StevenKlein Creative Direction #PascalDangin at #KidsCreative #BALMAINARMY #BALMAINFW16

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For the video, the two donned the same Balmain garb that they wore to this year’s Met Gala. 


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Watch 3 Badass Women Destroy Stereotypes About Body Hair (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:33:52 -0400)




Ladies and gentlemen, meet your newest body image heroes. 


Allure and StylelikeU (the brains behind the beloved “What’s Underneath” series) partnered up for a video featuring three women who have embraced their body hair, despite society’s push to make them feel otherwise. 


Monica Hernandez, Alexandra Marzella and Ayqa Khan each share their journey toward self acceptance. They recall being made fun of, and as a result, wasting time out of their day to make sure they were silky smooth and perfect. Marzella points out that doing so is “for the majority of the world, a completely unrealistic beauty standard to hold oneself to.”


While lamenting the fact that not removing body hair can be “associated with lack of hygiene or lack of self-care,” or make it appear like they’re trying too hard to be cool, all three are quick to say the choice is their own. 


”I stopped the practice of removing my body hair and then I was also creating in conjunction to being that person ― the person who is healing, who is letting go of social construct and beauty standards,”  Khan said. 


They are not, of course, immune to the effects of those beauty standards. Marzella recalls a time she thought about shaving to “feel a bit more sensual. Then I was like, ‘why do I feel like having no hair on my legs would make me more sensual when in reality this is my most natural, most sensual form that I could ever possibly be in?’”


And as far as what romantic partners might think? The three women are pretty much on the same page. “For me personally, I’m not going to be with someone that has a problem with it. They can go fuck themselves,” Marzella said with a smile. 


Hear, hear. Watch the entire video above. 

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The Everyman's Guide To Washing A Woman's Clothes (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:03:42 -0400)

A 2014 survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us women spend twice as much time as men caring for and helping household members every day. Fellas. You need to pitch in around the house.


And since the average person is likely to spend 23,214 hours over the course of their lifetime doing laundry, this is an area you should definitely master.


Men: Let’s say your girlfriend leaves a bra over at your place. Would you know how to wash it? How about her swimsuit? You shouldn’t just throw these in with your jeans and send them through the dryer. There are special things you need to know when it comes to washing a woman’s clothes.


Here is your guide:


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Lauren 'Kleenex' Conrad Explains Her Iconic Crying Scene On 'The Hills' (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:39:58 -0400)

After years on reality television, Lauren Conrad has collected quite the anthology of memorable quotes and GIF-able moments. 


None, perhaps, more GIF-able than her iconic sniffly scene on “The Hills” when a single, black tear ran down her face. 







But like everything else on “The Hills,” the tear’s color, which has long been attributed to her mascara, was a lie. 


I don’t think it was the mascara — I think it was the eyeliner that was running,” the 30-year-old said in a new interview with MTV News. “I still wear the same mascara, and it doesn’t run like that.”


The tears’ trajectory was up for debate just a few years ago, when the reality star/designer told Cosmopolitan that producers actually slowed down the speed of her tear. Drama, drama, drama.


“Yeah, I asked my producer and he told me they put it in slow motion to give it a more dramatic effect,” Conrad said. “That day it was filmed I was really sad — and I wasn’t wearing waterproof mascara. Whoops.” 


We think you mean: 







Alas, Sean Travis, executive producer of “The Hills,” told Refinery29 that the tear was only slowed down in a teaser, not the actual show. He also revealed that he thought Conrad strategically wore regular mascara, instead of waterproof, when she would film confrontational scenes. 


“We would joke that we’d have these scenes where Lauren is finally going to talk to Audrina, and we would swear that Lauren would wear the runny mascara where because of that, she would literally ‘win’ the scene,” Travis said in a May interview. “They’re both crying, and Audrina’s mascara wouldn’t run, and Lauren’s would. Therefore, our hearts would go out to Lauren. We thought, ‘Does she do it on purpose? Does she wear the runny mascara because she wants to [win]?’” 


We hope LC brings out the tears again for old times’ sake when “The Hills” reunites for its 10-year anniversary in August. Get your Kleenex ready, Conrad. 


The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now” airs Aug. 2 on MTV.  






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Olive Oil And Hair Care (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:48:15 -0400)

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Between the chemicals in shampoos and conditioners, the blow drying, heat treating, and dyeing, hair takes quite the beating.

Whether you have split ends, dry and weak strands, dandruff, or just a tangled mess, the likely culprit for almost all follicular problems is a lack of moisture.

No one wants that dry, frizzy look--and with the slick, wet hair appearance coming back in vogue among high fashion and celebrity circles, the search is on to find natural, chemical-free ways to achieve beautiful hair with a healthy shine.


One of the best remedies just so happens to be olive oil. In fact, humans have been using olive oil in beauty routines for literally thousands of years, and it's now making a comeback with many proponents saying that the traditional cooking ingredient is actually a miracle tonic to soften hair while also adding shine, body, and strength.

It's also easy. Unlike some other oils commonly used to treat hair such as avocado oil, coconut oil, or mineral oil, olive oil is already in many kitchens and can be comparably cheaper.


Benefits of olive oil for hair

The general health benefits of olive oil are already well-touted by the health community. It has omega-3 fatty acids, specifically oleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid, that are great for heart health and weight management when consuming it on a regular basis. Using olive oil topically on skin has also been shown to have some rather remarkable effects, such as reducing oxidative damage and inflammation. Hair, too, reaps the rewards. Here are just a few ways strands ultimately benefit from olive oil treatments.

More moisture

Oils in general have one major demonstrable effect on hair--slowing the loss of moisture. Scientists have observed that hair treated with oil eventually slowed both processes of absorption and diffusion of water from hair fibers. Essentially, this means that, although oil-treated hair can't necessarily gain moisture, it's able to retain whatever moisture is already existing extraordinarily well.

One of the rationales is the presence of vitamin E, which is found in abundance in olive oil. Vitamin E is an antioxidant and lipid protector with widely-touted abilities to keep skin moist and protect it from damage by free radicals. Those same properties work their magic when olive oil is applied to hair, also keeping strands moisturized and healthy.

Repairing split ends

Although there is no definitive scientific link between olive oil and repairing split ends, researchers have found that oil plays an important role in protecting hair from physical damage. Normal, untreated hair tends to absorb and lose water with relative ease, leading to a constant cycle of swelling and drying of the hair fiber in a natural process known as hygral fatigue. Hygral fatigue is a primary cause of physical hair damage, including split ends.

Oil helps reverse the effect in several ways. First, because oil prevents the absorption and diffusion of water in hair, less hygral fatigue occurs, which means less stress on strands that could make them more vulnerable.

Second, the thick compounds in oils can actually fill the gaps between cuticle cells, so applying it to hair can actually prevent aggressive chemical substances from penetrating follicles and therefore improve overall hair health.

Third, oils are able to cling to the surface of hair, basically forming a slick film on top of the hair shaft that reduces friction and increases shine. Coconut oil has even been shown to reduce protein loss in hair, which can make it stronger.

Curing dandruff

Dandruff is what happens when your scalp becomes too dry and dead skin cells shed and flake off. If you suffer from dandruff, rather than using expensive chemical shampoos, try massaging some olive oil into your scalp. The natural moisturizing effects of the fatty acids and vitamin E in olive oil will help with the dryness and, over time, reduce or eliminate the frustrating condition.

Suppressing infections

Dermatophytes are a group of three common types of fungus that can cause disease in skin, hair, and nails by obtaining nutrition from keratin, which is the primary structural protein in the body. More commonly, dermatophyte infections are referred to as Athlete's Foot, ringworm, or tinea.

Most often, dermatophytes are generally treated with topical medications including fungicides and antibiotics, but scalp infections are a bit easier to tame and can actually be treated with just some olive oil. Scientists have found that unsaturated fatty acids, such as the ones found in olive oil, can completely suppress the growth of dermatophytes in the scalp. And perhaps more importantly, unsaturated fatty acids also prevent dermatophytes from penetrating hair and causing further problems.

Preventing hair loss

While there are several factors that contribute to hair loss, one of the primary culprits is a hormone called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT for short. DHT causes the hair follicle shafts to gradually narrow. In turn, this means hair will grow out thinner and thinner until, over time, it simply stops growing.

There are many who believe that olive oil can help with hair loss prevention by decreasing the production of DHT hormones, but as of now there are no definitive medical studies proving that this is actually the case.

A prominent theory, however, is that the azelaic acid found in olive oil is responsible for the decreased DHT production. Azelaic acid has been shown to inhibit the activity of 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme whose main function is converting testosterone into DHT. By suppressing this cycle, it works to slow or even stop hair loss.

As mentioned above, olive oil also has great anti-fungal properties, which may help protect hair loss that is caused by a fungal infection.


How to use olive oil for hair care
There are several different methods of using olive oil for hair care. Whichever you choose to use, always be sure to opt for virgin or extra virgin olive oil, a high standard which means the liquid has been extracted naturally from olives without the use of heat or chemicals. Extra virgin olive oil is actually the purest form of olive oil available (though just make sure your is a certified product).

Start with an olive oil treatment once a week. If your hair is particularly dry or damaged, you can also try two treatments per week and then work your way down to one.

Also, before following any of these guidelines, make sure to wash your hair so that it is fully clean and any buildup or residue are washed away, providing a clean slate to work with.

Option 1: Essential oil and olive oil mask. Heat up a small amount of olive oil until it is lukewarm. If you wish, you can add a few drops of tea tree oil, peppermint oil, or lavender oil to create a more aromatic smell. (Tea tree oil and peppermint oil are particularly beneficial because they have their own moisturizing and antimicrobial effects.) Once the oil is at the right temperature, apply to your scalp and hair a little at a time, gently massaging it in for several minutes. Wrap hair in a damp towel or shower cap and let sit for a few hours, or even overnight. When the treatment is complete, wash it out with shampoo and condition hair as normal.

Option 2: Egg white and olive oil mask. Eggs are high in protein, and also have various vitamins and minerals that can have additional impact on hair. By creating a mask with egg whites and olive oil, it will help to really penetrate each follicle. Here's how to do it: Separate an egg white and beat thoroughly until it gets very foamy. Then, add in half a cup of olive oil and a teaspoon of honey, and mix well. Apply the mask to hair, working it in thoroughly. Leave in for 20-30 minutes before washing out with shampoo and conditioning as normal.

Option 3: Avocado and olive oil mask. Avocados are also high in vitamin E and saturated fats, which doubles the effects of olive oil. To combine, mash half a ripe avocado with half a cup of olive oil until all the oil is emulsified. Apply the mixture to hair, working it in thoroughly, and then let it sit for 20-30 minutes before washing and conditioning.

Option 4: Coconut oil and olive oil mask. Coconut oil is over 80 percent saturated fat, with a hearty dose of medium-chain triglycerides. By mixing coconut oil and olive oil in a 2:1 ratio, you can get the beneficial effects of both. Massage the mixture into your scalp and from root to tip, and leave in for 15 minutes before washing and conditioning.

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Anne Hathaway Has Been Dressing Like A Princess For Over 15 Years (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:17:04 -0400)

Friday marks 15 years since Mia Thermopolis walted into our lives in the beloved first installment of “The Princess Diaries.” 


The story, as if you don’t remember, follows Anne Hathaway’s Mia from frizzy-haired regular student to princess of an entire country in 111 minutes. In the decade and a half since the Garry Marshall-directed movie debuted, Hathaway herself has gone under a pretty epic style transformation, too.  







There have been plenty of glitzy strapless gowns, a few edgy moments, and, of course, shocking temporary stints as a bleach blonde.  



Hathaway’s ever-changing style resembles her starring role in “The Devil Wears Prada,” but there’s always been a little bit of princess shining throughout. 


Take a look at some of her best and most memorable looks over the years below. 


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Hold On To Your Moon Dust! Gwyneth Paltrow Wants To Distance Herself From Goop (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:25:22 -0400)


What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the name Gwyneth Paltrow? A brief stint on “Glee?” The conscious uncoupling heard ‘round the world? No, of course not. 


It’s Goop. You think of dreamy, bougie, polarizing Goop.


Well, if Paltrow has her way, that might soon be a thing of the past. The lifestyle site’s famous HBIC reportedly feels that in order for her to grow her $15,000-sex-toy-hocking entity, it’s imperative that she step away from it


“In order to build the brand I want to build, its scalability is limited if I connect it to the brand,” she said to an audience at the 2016 Sage Summit in Chicago Wednesday, Computer Business Review reports. “So I always think, ‘How can I grow the brand? How can I separate myself from the brand? And I think it's going to be more its own brand.”


Cue 14 karat gold hearts shattering across the internet. Who will almost convince us to drop $200 on magical dust? Who will explain vaginal steaming? How will we know how to yawn


Cut our hearts out with a $72 scissor, why don’t you?!


Paltrow went on to explain that she hopes Goop will continue to be a champion, with or without her glowing celebrity endorsement. “My dream is that one day no one will remember that I had anything to do with it,” she said.


All this time we thought her dream was for the whole world to eat clean. Breathe in that purified air while you still can, people. These are trying times. 

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No One Looks As Good In A White Jumpsuit As Kyle Richards (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:30:17 -0400)

For most of us, the prospect of wearing an all-white, low-cut jumpsuit to a party (or anywhere else) prompts fears of spilled drinks, accidental camel toe and having every single one of our body parts likely outlined underneath.


But this photo of Beverly Hills “Housewife” Kyle Richards, however, proves the reality starlet can nail this perfect summer style.   



Richards attended the Daily Mail’s White Party in Los Angeles Wednesday, hosted by on-again-off-again bestie Lisa Vanderpump. The 47-year-old looked effortlessly chic in the plunging look which she paired with loose waves and minimal ― albeit definitely pricey ― jewels. 



Richards and Vanderpump were joined by fellow “Housewives” stars Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Lisa’s husband Ken, and of course, their dog, Giggy. The whole group was delightfully on theme, save for Girardi’s single black sleeve. Tsk, tsk. 



Teach us your ways, Kyle! 

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These Are The Lipstick Shades Each State Wants Most (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:00:19 -0400)






People all over the country want to be nude. 


Nude lips, that is. 


In honor of National Lipstick Day on July 29, the team at Polyvore has put together a fun infographic that breaks down which color lipstick each state desires most.



As you can see, nearly three-quarters of the U.S. (74 percent) loves that naked look, according to searches on Polyvore. 


The company said there’s been a 444 percent increase in searches for nude lipsticks since just last year, something they attribute to Kylie Jenner’s lip kits. SHOCKING.





Despite all of this, we’re sort of concerned about North Dakota. They’re the only state to have black as their most-searched shade.


It’s going to be okay, ND. We’re still in our rebellious years at heart, too. 

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9 Mesmerizing Videos Of People Putting On Lipstick (Fri, 29 Jul 2016 06:00:19 -0400)

Applying lipstick is an art form, and these videos are proof.


Celebrate #NationalLipstickDay the right way and watch these on loop all afternoon.



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Congresswoman Trolls Melania Trump By Wearing Her Dress To DNC (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:07:49 -0400)


Melania Trump’s billowy white dress was perhaps the second-biggest piece of news to come out of her partially plagiarized Republican National Convention speech last week.


In fact, people were so enchanted with the former model and fashion designer’s $2,190 off-white Roksanda “Margot” dress that it sold out less than an hour after her speech.



Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio) was apparently one of the lucky few people to get her hands on the outfit, and, in what has to go down as one of the sickest political convention burns ever, she wore it to her address at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday evening.






While some outlets are treating this like a fashion faux pas, it’s almost too good not to be a deliberate dig at the wife of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who herself took flak for ripping off lines from Michelle Obama, the nation’s first black first lady.



Beatty later blamed the whole thing on her husband, telling WCMH he had bought the dress and told her to wear it.


“Now it’s blowing up all over the nation that it’s the same as Mrs. Trump’s, but I don’t know,” she said.


Beatty also pointed out that the dresses were not identical.


“I have heard others say [Trump’s dress] was a zero, or she is a zero,” she said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “But I am a 10.”


And at least she wrote her own remarks, Beatty said. During her speech, she took a shot at Trump, calling him “the most divisive and ill-prepared candidate we’ve seen in modern times.” She didn’t mention Melania, but if Twitter is any indicator, she didn’t need to.










This story has been updated with additional remarks from Beatty.

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Hillary Clinton Looks Downright Angelic In A White Pantsuit At The DNC (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:01:38 -0400)

Hillary Clinton is the official Democratic presidential nominee, and as expected, the unofficial queen of pantsuits.


After four days of anticipation, speeches, and patriotic clothing at the Democratic National Convention, Clinton finally addressed the nation Thursday night. And boy, she did not disappoint.



Ever faithful to her signature style, the fashionable presidential hopeful looked radiant, standing out from the colorful crowd in an all-white suit with nude pumps.


She was introduced with a touching speech from daughter Chelsea, who also looked gorgeous in a sleeveless red dress. 



Meryl Streep, Madeleine Albright and Michelle Obama were also style stars of the DNC, but we’ll let this tweet express how we’re feeling about this look in particular: 






Get it, girl. 


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Madeleine Albright's Glass Ceiling Brooch Just Shattered The Internet (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:18:31 -0400)


We should have known that if anyone could beat Madeleine Albright at her own brooch game, it would be Madeleine Albright herself.


The former secretary of state and her epic pin collection were back at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night to watch Hillary Clinton make her highly anticipated nominee speech ― and to shatter our hearts into a million pieces with the most perfect shattered glass ceiling brooch. 






“After tonight, this pin will be the only piece of glass ceiling left at #DNCinPHL! #Tweetmypins #imwithher,” Albright (or her brilliant social media manager) tweeted, earning an instant slew of retweets and faves. 


She is, of course, referring to the glass ceiling Clinton has broken as the first female presidential nominee for a major U.S. political party. This congratulatory gesture from Albright, who was the first woman to serve as secretary of state, is touching, emotional, and the very epitome of girl power.


Whether you’re “with her” or not, you can’t help but appreciate this pin in all its glory.






Same. 

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This Is How Democrats Could Blow The Election (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:57:58 -0400)

PHILADELPHIA ― They are distributing these hats at the Democratic National Convention.

















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Twitter Is Getting To Know Tim Kaine In The Most Superficial Way Ever (Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:53:27 -0400)

When Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine as her candidate for vice president, the news was met with a collective “who?”


















Then, almost suddenly, that collective ignorance evolved as Twitter began to learn more about the mysterious senator from Virginia. First, people noticed he was white:


















Then, Twitter started on the path toward acceptance (i.e., comparing him to the endearing “Parks & Recreation” character Garry “Jerry”/”Larry”/”Lenny”/”Terry”/”Barry”/”Gerry” Gergich “Gengurch”/”Girgich”), who was coincidentally played by another Tim (O’Heir):














And then Twitter gave Kaine even more approval ― ultimate dad status:














Then Twitter observed Kaine’s left eyebrow has a tendency to be excited:


























But it was during his speech Wednesday night that Twitter had a full on lust fit for Kaine, once people discovered on Google that Kaine had a period of life when he was young, and that during this younger time he had a symmetrical face that some would call hot:


















So from “who is Tim Kaine?” to “oh he looks boring,” to Jerry Gergich, your dad and, finally, “that guy is definitely Henry Caville,” we have judged Kaine solely on his appearance.


It has been a response wholly different than from what Bill Clinton received during his speech the night before (a speech on getting to know the “real Hillary”). And that’s to be expected ― people already know Clinton on a deeper level.


Hopefully Kaine will stick around to become more than just a Jerry Gergich in the annals of politics. And maybe, as the election goes on, we will scrutinize his ideology and history as hard as we have done his face.

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