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August 27 2014

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24 posts tagged "Tanning"

Ann Romney’s Blue Period; Why We Tan; And More…

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After Michelle Obama scored major blogosphere buzz for her gray nail polish at the DNC, Ann Romney is gaining ground on the gossip circuit with her preferred polish, a baby blue that she sported at last night’s presidential debate. When it comes to manicures, though, we’re still on team MObama. [Daily Mail]

A new study aiming to suss out the meaning behind many adults’ continued indoor tanning preferences, despite the now widely known carcinogenic risks associated with the popular pastime, determined that most people still seek out concentrated doses of UV rays because they find it relaxing—and because it makes them look better. Who’d a thunk? [NYDN]

At the center of artist Fabrice Hyber’s new show at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, called Matières Premières (Raw Materials), sits 1M3 de beauté—a gigantic cube sculpture that consists of 330 pounds of Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in #1, a dark red. “The material permanently moves,” Hyber says of his chosen medium. “It is a work that is never finished, which is always evolving. It’s a living oeuvre”—and a must-see for any true beauty aficiando. [WWD]

Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gagaleaks, Round Two; New York State Talks Tougher Tan Ban; And More…

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Last month, beauty editors in North America attended a very hush-hush, embargoed event to reveal Lady Gaga’s first fragrance, Fame. Yesterday, pictures and details of said launch surfaced on the Internet. To avoid a PR nightmare, Gaga did what any well-seasoned twenty-first-century celebrity would: She leaked her own, official pictures of the black-to-clear belladonna, tiger orchid, apricot, honey, and incense eau on Twitter. Well played. [NYDN]

Angelina Jolie is rumored to be in talks to direct the film version of E L James’ erotic thriller Fifty Shades of Grey. Now comes word that the author has selected a licensing partner and expects to release everything from furniture and lingerie to a fragrance inspired by the book. Sex sells, as they say. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Products, schmoducts. The real secret to healthy, shiny hair is a well-balanced diet of protein-rich lean red meat; biotin-filled eggs; silica-packed oatmeal, raisins, and beer; dark green veggies; iron-clad lentils; fish brimming with omega-3 fatty acids; and oysters, which contain a good dose of zinc. Beer and oysters it is then! [US News]

After New Jersey’s “tanning mom” made international news for her indoor tanning bed abuse, New York State is voting to expand its tan ban. The law currently prohibits children under 14 to enter indoor tanning salons and the new legislation will bump that age up to 16. [WSJ]

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Spray-Tan Danger: What You Need To Know; Lauren Hutton, Scissor Sister; And More…

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In what can only be described as a power move to end all power moves, Elizabeth Arden has purchased the fragrance licenses of Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj from Give Back Brands LLC. Coty Inc., which holds licenses for Beyoncé’s scent empire, not to mention the as-yet-unreleased Lady Gaga perfume, has no doubt taken note. [WWD]

Bad news for the sunless tanning industry—and lovers of glowing skin the world over: A panel of medical experts has revealed that the active chemical used in spray tans—dihydroxyacetone (DHA)—can potentially damage DNA and cause genetic alterations if inhaled. Perhaps it’s finally time to embrace the pale. [IBT]

Lauren Hutton revealed a short crop at Stella McCartney’s Resort presentation on Monday, and apparently, the American Gigolo star cut it herself! “I was closing up a house, and it felt like I needed more closure. I guess I was depressed. I’d been doing that thing where I read The Economist too much. You know, reading it front to back for weeks on end isn’t always good for you. Instead of suicide, I ran into the kitchen and grabbed a pair of poultry shears. I grabbed one half [of my hair] and went whack, and then I grabbed the other side and went whack again!” [The Cut]

Also in the crowd at McCartney’s show was a newly shorn Anne Hathaway, who, as it is widely known known, cut her hair to play Fantine in Les Misérables. But even though she snipped her long strands for a role, Hathaway is considering keeping them cropped. “I’m just so pleased with how I look, so I now quite like having short hair.” [NY Mag]

Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

The Tantalist, Now Making House Calls

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James Read has earned his reputation as London’s “Tan Tailor” for the way he can deliver a unique, totally natural, red carpet-ready bronze to a client list that includes Rosey Huntington-Whitely, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey and Sienna Miller. After debuting a professional spray-on faux glow exclusively at the Sanderson Hotel’s Agua Spa earlier this year, Read is preparing to up the stakes with his very own at-home tanning range, set to launch next week.

Unsurprisingly, the Tantalist—as Read is also endearingly called—hasn’t skimped on quality. His 11-piece line has been formulated with a serious emphasis on skincare so you get a sun-kissed finish and so much more. Hyaluronic acid, Q10 as well as tried-and-trusted natural extracts like aloe vera and red algae (known for its cell renewing abilities) figure prominently into the Gradual Tan for Face and Gradual Tan for Body, both of which come in light and medium tints, as well as our early favorite, the compact BB Tan Face Pen. Boasting a brush, not a pump dispenser, the sheer lotion corrects imperfections with brightening and anti-aging ingredients while the gradual tan subtly deepens tone after a few applications.

But the collection’s biggest selling point may be its aroma. The cloying chemical scent of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) has been completely masked by a fresh, soothing fragrance reminiscent of a spa encounter. As an added bonus, each bottle comes with directions and some interesting beauty tricks of the trade. Did you know that after cleansing, you should rub an ice cube over your skin to seal pores? James Read did.



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Photo: Courtesy of James Read

LiLo’s (New) Trouble With The Law; Rihanna Strips Down; And More…

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After releasing her own self-tanner, then getting accused of stealing the formula of said self-tanner from another tanning expert, Lindsay Lohan has some new faux-glow problems. The actress reportedly owes $41,031 in back fees to Tanning Vegas, a Nevada salon she frequented between 2007 and 2009. That is a lot of fake baking. [Daily News]

Rihanna has a new fragrance coming out and the campaign for the scent—called Nude—looks to be fairly name-appropriate, featuring a topless Ri-Ri. [Just Jared]

Clairol has named Giada De Laurentiis the new face of its Natural Instincts hair color line. The Food Network star might seem like an unlikely choice, but if her mass appeal is anywhere as addicting as her cooking show, Everyday Italian, it just might be a good fit. [People]

The summer heat is on and Olivia Chantecaille has a good skin-saving solution to the humidity: “I recommend switching to oil-free creams and serums.” Live it, love it. [Forbes]

Photo: Paul Morigi/WireImage