ZOMG! We’ve had a facelift

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Welcome to the brand new BEAUTY EDITOR! Isn’t she purty?

It’s kind of like the big reveal on that show The Swan, except without the Chiclet teeth, plastic boobies and skating costume ballgowns.

The Swan ZOMG! Weve had a facelift

MUCH better, right?

Not that we didn’t need a complete overhaul—seeing as we first hung out our shingle in the beauty blogosphere way back in 2009. It was about time we had a makeover! I mean, it was the web equivalent of still wearing lip liner, for God’s sake.

So what’s new, besides the spectacular design? Well, let me give you a guided tour.

Beauty Blogs

Blog logos ZOMG! Weve had a faceliftNow there are two. As the, um, editor, I’ll be blogging under the very creatively-named Editor’s Blog, which will feature tips, tricks, trends and more “from a seasoned beauty insider.” (I can call myself seasoned, right?) Blog number two is called The Beauty Report, and that’s where you’ll find bite-size beauty news, celebrity looks, and guest posts.

Beauty Advice and How-Tos

Ever wondered what shade of lipstick the models were wearing at your favourite Fashion Week show? Or how to recreate a certain starlet’s red carpet hairdo? I know you have, because you’ve asked me. And now I’m answering with a brand-new section dedicated to solving such beauty conundrums. You can also submit your very own beauty question, and we’ll do our best to have an expert tackle it in a future post.

Photo Galleries

When sitting down with someone who wields scissors or hair dye for a living, do I not always say that the very best thing is to BRING PICTURES?

Emma Stone Crazy Stupid Love premiere 2011 383x510 ZOMG! Weve had a facelift

It really helps. Not just with hair people but makeup too. So our brand new Galleries section will come in handy—both to inspire your next look, and to prevent beauty disasters. (Service-y!) Of course, even if you don’t have any big beauty decisions coming up, clicking through pics is always a great way to spend your lunch hour. Just sayin’.

Videos

They’ve been on hold for a while, yes. (My excuse? All the new wrinkles that have formed from working on this redesign over the past year.) But now they have a new home all to themselves for your viewing pleasure. And stay tuned for fresh new vids real soon!

Products and Reviews

Even though I’m always telling you about the new!amazing!must-have! items of the season, like this one…

Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter ZOMG! Weve had a facelift

…I always want you to make informed purchase decisions. Over in the new Products & Reviews area, you can browse through all the latest sweet prodz, write a review of your own or read what other peeps had to say. Plus, find all the deets on what the product does, where it’s available and for how much. Wherever possible, we’re also including links to online stores where you can BUY STUFF RIGHT NOW. (Again: service-y!)

Shop

Oh HAI. Besides those linky links I just toldja about for individual products, hit up the Shop tab for a list of online beauty retailers and special offers. Okay, yes, I’m an enabler. What of it?

My BEAUTY EDITOR

And this is where it’s all about YOU. I’d love for you to join the BEAUTY EDITOR community!

Members get special attention, bonus privileges, access to special offers from our partners… and are really good-looking. They also receive our weekly newsletter. And when it comes to newsletters, ours is THE newsletter to be seen with this season. Seriously. We read it somewhere.

Here’s where you can sign up.

Or, if you feel like just hangin’ out for a while (you commitment-phobe!) you can subscribe to our newsletter without doing the whole membership shebang.

If you’re ALREADY a subscriber to our daily email alerts

I encourage you to PLEASE re-subscribe, because like our website, they, too, got a facelift. See?

Newsletter ZOMG! Weve had a facelift

If you go here, you can opt-in for our daily email updates, which go out every time new content is posted, PLUS receive the new weekly newsletter. Yay options!

Now go forth and enjoy

I hope you love the new BEAUTY EDITOR as much as I do!

If you have a minute before you start clickity-clicking, I’d be thrilled to hear your thoughts on the redesign, new features or anything else that tickles your fancy. (And any technical kinks that you notice as well—we’re still ironing out a few web issues to make sure everything runs smoothly.) Drop a line in the comments below or hit me up through the contact form.

Now, go scoot off and play! And if you like what you see here, I’ll love you longtime if you tell all your friends, and you follow us on Facebook and Twitter…. KTHXBAI.

11 Comments

Thomas
Sunday, May 27/2012 at 5:00 am

OHMIGODMICHELLE. I LOVE IT!!!!! It looks sooo slick and professional, reminds me of Vogue.com!!! I am subscribing RIGHT NOW to be a member, EXCITEMENT WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

HUGE fan, fellow blonderexic Thomas xx

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Renee | Beauty Fool
Monday, May 28/2012 at 12:36 am

WOW!!!! Michelle, you did an excellent job and I cannot wait to look through properly! It looks so sleek and professional, well done! (I still remember BE.ca wayyyy back when it started, you’ve done an amazing job!)

xx Renee

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Marina(Makeup4all)
Monday, May 28/2012 at 6:21 am

Congrats on the changes xx

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Dani T
Wednesday, May 30/2012 at 4:04 am

I love the new layout!!

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Kate
Wednesday, May 30/2012 at 9:53 am

The new site looks awesome. You are seriously my go-to for all things beauty – which says something because there’s a lot of people in this biz. Thanks for always telling the truth!

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Hafsa
Thursday, May 31/2012 at 12:06 pm

Loving the new facelift! Looking SO forward to the newness!

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Eva
Monday, June 4/2012 at 10:03 am

Love the layout but massivly disappointed at the lack of witty commentary you usually provide us with!! Just went through the billboards 2012 slideshow and nothing said apart from how well Zooey D looks….I mean where is the funny Dos and Donts?

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Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Monday, June 4/2012 at 10:32 am

Hi Eva, sorry to disappoint! Things are slowly ramping back up here as there are still a number of behind-the-scenes fixes we’re working on to make sure the new design runs smoothly. Don’t worry – the commentary will return in the Editor’s Blog section… the galleries you’re looking at are just for images only.

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Alexandra
Monday, June 4/2012 at 10:55 am

LOVE the new layout and new look- gorgeous! Looks so sleek and sophisticated and you can really see the content now, love it!

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Joy
Monday, June 4/2012 at 11:02 am

Love the new layout Michelle!!!

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Gia
Wednesday, June 6/2012 at 4:02 pm

I LOVE the new layout, Michelle!!! I’ve been a fan for quite a while, and I’ve really enjoyed seeing the new additions to the site over the past week. Keep up the great work!

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