Just when we were ready to put Ombré to bed, Drew Barrymore has gone and resurrected it. I’m not sure how I feel about this because as you know, I said it was over months ago (when I ditched my blah brown Ombré for a strawberry blonde-tastic double-process ‘do). Maybe I need to reconsider.
And that’s not all that’s happening in beauty this week. Movember is in full force, the Country Music Awards happened, Adriana Lima revealed how she gets in shape for a Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Gwyneth Paltrow has a makeup tutorial… and I decided there ARE some exceptions to my anti-nail art stance. Let’s discuss!
… Is anyone else getting freaked out by Movember?
I was chatting to Arianne (a.k.a. the Glitter Geek) about this on Twitter yesterday. I know Movember’s for a good cause and all (you can make a donation here), but ALL OF THESE MOUSTACHES ARE FREAKING ME OUT. I keep forgetting that these dudes don’t normally have facial hair… and instead am constantly feeling a creepy ’70s porn star/child molester vibe. Anyone else finding it a little disturbing? Refinery 29 has a street-style ‘stache round-up here.
… Speaking of moustaches
How adorbs are these nails?!? I can totally get on board with these. (I found ‘em via Glamour’s beauty blog.) Here’s the YouTube how-to vid:
… And this strawberry manicure may just be my favourite nail art of all time
… Gwyneth Paltrow wants to give you makeup tips
I missed this last week, but in her Goop newsletter our friend Gwyneth decided to have her makeup artist, Emma Lovell, recreate her signature daytime and nighttime looks on a school-mom friend named Kate. (I can’t help but wish she’d picked someone who didn’t have her exact same skintone…) Anyway! It’s definitely worth a read for some of the tips, such as using a flat brush to apply mascara.
… I only liked two looks from the Country Music Awards
And also Ginnifer Goodwin, whose hair is growing out rapidly.
Her SKIN. That is all.
… This is how Adriana Lima prepares for a Victoria’s Secret show
Via the Telegraph: “It is really intense, it’s not really the amount of time you spend working out, it’s the intensity: I jump rope, I do boxing, I lift weights, but I get bored doing that. If I am not moving I get bored very easily.” She sees a nutritionist, who has measured her body’s muscle mass, fat ratio and levels of water retention. He prescribes protein shakes, vitamins and supplements to keep Lima’s energy levels up during this training period. Lima drinks a gallon of water a day. For nine days before the show, she will drink only protein shakes – “no solids”. The concoctions include powdered egg. Two days before the show, she will abstain from the daily gallon of water, and “just drink normally”. Then, 12 hours before the show, she will stop drinking entirely. “No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that,” she says.
Okay, so first of all, I’d rather just be a little chubby than do this. And second? Now that we know the extreme measures that VS models have to take to “prepare,” can we PLEASE stop pretending that it’s realistic for normal, healthy women to look like that? I mean, I know this is her job and all, but I think it’s more than a little irresponsible to put the idea of a liquid diet into people’s heads as something to emulate. What do you think?
… And last but not least, tell me how you feel about Drew’s new ‘do
Love it? Hate it? I applaud her for always mixing it up, but I’m not sure this is the most flattering look. She’s fantastic as a non-rooty redhead or blonde. These colours don’t seem to go together.
How do you feel about this Movember moustache business?
Would you try the moustache or strawberry nail art?
What’s your take on the Adriana Lima extreme diet?