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    Beauty Bytes: November 21, 2014

    November 21, 2014

    Beauty Bytes: November 21, 2014

    The new Hello Kitty “Narikiri Facepacks” are out (in Japan), and if you can find them you can pretend to be Kitty instead of walking around the house like a mummy in plain white gauze. Except instead of looking cuter than a mummy, as Kitty you’ll look kind of creepy. The uncanny valley effect comes in three scents: cherry blossoms, rose or lavender. So you’ll smell amazing while you freak out the delivery guy.

    Looking for a beauty vlogger who looks like you? Because it’s really frustrating to have a how-to that doesn’t look right on your face, just hers… Frances Yun created the Your Beauty Guru Match to help users find bloggers by skin tone, eye shape, and more.

    Beauty Bytes: November 21, 2014


    Let’s Go! I am hyperventilating at the thought of seeing Helena Rubinstein’s art collection at The Jewish Museum in New York. The exhibit, titled “Beauty is Power”, also includes many of her clothes and jewelry ensembles. “Madame”, as she was known, loved to make money – she sold her company to Lehman Brothers in 1928 for the equivalent of $84billion in today’s money, then bought it back during the Depression for a pittance. She also loved to spend money, and the show is just a tiny sampling of the vast collection of fineries she acquired. It runs until March 22, 2015

    Beauty Bytes: November 21, 2014

    In Pictures: National Geographic has a gallery of covers featuring women at their site. While many of the women featured are scientists or exotic Women of Culture, some of the covers were more controversial: the June 1966 cover of a woman splashing in the waves at Cape Hatteras National Seashore brought in reader letters complaining that the magazine was using sex appeal and commercialism to appeal to the lowest common denominator.


  • Elisabeth Jerichau Baumann's "Havfrue"(Mermaid), 1873.

    Beauty Bytes: November 14, 2014

    Mermaids: they’re so glamorous, right? They can live in the sea, away from society with its annoying bills and bosses, and they always have great hair! At least that’s what we want to think…

    November 14, 2014
  • Dove's Beauty Patch

    Beauty Bytes: April 11, 2014

    Dove Insults Women Again: After last year’s viral and disliked-by-me “Beauty Sketches” campaign, Dove has come up with another way to let women know that they are just too stupid to manage their own…

    April 11, 2014
  • Maybe if we dress them up like Disney Princesses...

    Beauty Bytes: April 4, 2014

    Where are the nerdy female sex symbols? If you’re watching the 21st-century version of Cosmos on TV, you’ve noticed astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson at his communicative best, bringing the wonder…

    April 4, 2014
  • IFB’s Links à la Mode: December 19th, 2013

    Wearing the Pants in the Family Do you know what? Every time you think you got the pants down, something new comes up! Transparent pants, sequin pants for any occasion, no-pants… heck even changing…

    December 20, 2013
  • IFB’s Links à la Mode: December 5th, 2013

    The Best of Independent Fashion Bloggers This Week Glamourous Giving This year feels especially glamourous, not sure why, it’s just a feeling. And believe me, it’s strange because my personal life is considerably less…

    December 6, 2013
  • Beauty Bytes: November 8, 2013

      Hair Rules: With the election of Bill de Blasio as New York’s next Mayor, the incoming first family will be bringing more than their progressive politics – they’re the first multiracial Mayoral Family…

    November 8, 2013
  • Beauty Bytes: November 1, 2013

      Are there cockroaches in your cosmetics? Cockroach farms are a new and lucrative trade for enterprising Chinese businesspeople, who are selling dried “American” roaches for up to $20 a pound. Because cockroaches are…

    November 1, 2013
  • Beauty Bytes: October 18, 2013

      The latest in artist-cosmetic collaborations: Japanese Pop artist Keiichi Tanaami has created a slew of new works for Sephora’s “Sweet 15” anniversary, including illustrations, the larger-than-life sculpture “Kannon of Beauty” (influenced by Buddhist…

    October 18, 2013
  • Beauty Bytes: September 6, 2013

    Guys: you grow your hair long, and for what, exactly? Just so we can look at it while it hangs there? oh, maybe you put it in a ponytail. But how about doing something…

    September 6, 2013