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July 23 2014

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4 posts tagged "Ellen DeGeneres"

Niche Fragrance Gets a Sampling Service; Reese Witherspoon Is Legally Brunette; And More…

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Birchbox and Glossybox, meet Olfactif. The Chicago-born perfume sampling service sends three miniature niche flacons to subscribers for $18 a month. It’s first box includes bottles from L’Artisan Parfumeur, Imaginary Authors, and Sonoma Scent Studio. [Crain's]

As images of Hedi Slimane’s new Saint Laurent music project—featuring Courtney Love, Kim Gordon, Marilyn Manson, and L.A. indie-rocker Ariel Pink—make their way around the blogosphere today, we noticed a poignant beauty note in the self-styled black-and-white images: black nail polish appears in its most kempt—and unkempt— form throughout the series. Fingers crossed a signature black edition of the brand’s La Laque long-lasting nail lacquer is also on the way. [Dazed Digital]

Reese Witherspoon turned her blonde locks a shade of warm chocolate over the weekend, and now Ellen DeGeneres appears to have followed suit. [E!]

Zoe Saldana might be the next starlet to make the cut. “At some point, I might just want to chop [all of my hair] off and go really short,” the Star Trek star recently revealed, following designers’ lead for Fall. [People StyleWatch]

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Alexa Chung’s Dirty Little Secret; Why Showering Is Overrated; And More…

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Alexa Chung has revealed her style icons (Graham Coxon, Keith Richards, Julie Christie, and Françoise Hardy), as well as one very naughty beauty secret. “I’m obsessed with moisturizing, but relaxed about everything else—I even leave my makeup on at night,” she has said. “I just always have to be wearing black eyeliner.” Even in a state of slumber, that’s dedication. [Hello]

That’s not this week’s only not-washing news: More and more people, it seems, are defying the “culture of clean” that has mandated daily showers and deodorant use in America for the better part of the last century. And you know what? Your skin, hair, and “personal perfume” could benefit from the negligence. [NYT]

Should all the hair whipping result in some kind of neck injury, Ellen DeGeneres has Willow Smith covered. Three words: bejeweled neck brace. [People]

David Beckham shaves his legs; Natalia Vodianova apparently does not. [Daily Mail]

At a recent signing for his new book, Justin Bieber revealed that he a) believes that Jesus died on a cross for his sins, b) wants to be a young dad, c) sees himself making a smooth transition from being a “um, you know, teenage heartthrob to, you know, an adult singer,” and d) thinks his voice is his trademark, not his hair. If you have any more burning Bieber questions, please direct them to First Step 2 Forever: My Story (real title). [NPR]

Photo: Alice Bensi / GoRunway.com

CoverGirl Taps A Hero For New Campaigns

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CoverGirl upped its diversity quotient today with the announcement that it will be adding Heroes star and Dominican beauty Dania Ramirez to its roster of spokesmodels. Ramirez joins Drew Barrymore, Queen Latifah, and Ellen DeGeneres as the newest member of the easy, breezy, beautiful pack, and told People.com that she intends on bringing “a story of struggle and hard work” to her new post. She went on: “Not speaking the language [when I got to America] and trying to figure out my definition of beauty, you learn to recognize the beauty in all of us.” That no doubt pleased her new employers at Procter & Gamble—you can’t write a better inspirational endorsement than that. She will star in print and television ads beginning January 2010.

Photo: Jeffrey Mayer / Wire Image

Ellen DeGeneres, Lipstick Lesbian?

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This year is shaping up to be one for the record books. Barack Obama is the first black man to accept a major party nomination; Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her oft talked-about updo are making questionable strides for women everywhere; and apparently, an openly gay Ellen DeGeneres will join an illustrious list of past supermodels and actresses as the newest face of CoverGirl cosmetics. To which we say, kudos. Way to capitalize on the current climate for social change, CoverGirl. Whatever sells more makeup, right?