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Inspirational Makeup Ads Reveal Rather Than Conceal the Women’s True Selves – Adweek

Cassandra Bankson’s “confession” IDEA: Makeup ads have a hard time being authentically inspiring, complicated as they are by issues of vanity and manufactured beauty. But Dermablend Professional is different. The brand’s corrective cosmetics are used by people with mild to severe skin conditions, and so its advertising can be unconflicted—even empowering. This isn’t about vanity; it’s about freeing oneself from ridicule and living a normal…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

USA-Mexico Live: North American Rivals Play To Thrilling Draw – NESN.com

U.S.A.-Mexico Live: North American Rivals Play To Thrilling Draw Final, 2-2: It’s all over between the United States and Mexico, as the latest version of “The Clasico” ends in a draw. The longtime foes played two pulsating and chaotic halves of soccer. The U.S. capitalized on Mexico’s late arrival at the University of Phoenix Stadium by seizing control and scoring two goals in the first half. But Mexico recovered at…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

USA TODAY’s 17th Save Our Shows surveys the TV ‘bubble’ – USA TODAY

Ice T as Det. Odafin Tutuola, Kelli Giddish as Det. Amanda Rollins and Danny Pino as Det. Nick Amaro appear in a scene on NBC’s ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ which may or may not return.(Photo: Craig Blankenhorn, NBC) The voting booth has reopened. USA TODAY’s 17th annual Save Our Shows survey lets you cast your ballot for your favorites among 15 series hovering somewhere between expected renewal and near-certain cancellation….

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

USA vs. Mexico: Live Player Ratings – Bleacher Report

The United States men’s national team drew 2-2 with Mexico on Wednesday night at University of Phoenix Stadium. Michael Bradley opened the scoring in the 15th minute before Chris Wondolowski benefited from a Bradley assist in the 28th minute for the second goal. Mexico responded with a strong second half with goals from Rafa Marquez and Alan Pulido, both of which could have been prevented.  Continue reading…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Conan O’Brien Becomes a Mary Kay Consultant – TotalBeauty.com (blog)

Conan O’Brien has been many things. Harvard student. Saturday Night Live cast member. Tonight Show host. Not Tonight Show host. You get the picture. But, recently, the freckle-faced pompadoured funny man tried his hand at being something altogether different — a Mary Kay Consultant. Started in Texas in 1963 by namesake Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Cosmetics was the 6th largest direct-selling company in…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

New Army Regulations Pose A Problem For Women With Naturally Textured Hair – Refinery29

Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Army. On March 31, the Army released an update to its Army Regulation 670-1, along with an educational PDF to assist leaders in instructing soldiers on acceptable forms of grooming. The PDF included clarifications for both male and female soldiers. Though the 60-page document is loaded with new information, one piece in particular has received a lot of attention: “Twisting two distinct strands of hair around…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

The secret of perfect hair: Use conditioner BEFORE you shampoo – Daily Mail

‘Reverse hair washing’ promises to give hair with more volume No need for expensive products or a hairdresser Just use your usual conditioner before you shampoo Anna Pursglove tested the theory and was impressed with the results By Anna Pursglove Published: 16:47 EST, 2 April 2014 | Updated: 17:34 EST, 2 April 2014 Like most women, my hair-washing ritual has always been hugely important to me. For as many years…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Inspirational Makeup Ads Reveal Rather Than Conceal the Women’s True Selves – Adweek

Cassandra Bankson’s “confession” IDEA: Makeup ads have a hard time being authentically inspiring, complicated as they are by issues of vanity and manufactured beauty. But Dermablend Professional is different. The brand’s corrective cosmetics are used by people with mild to severe skin conditions, and so its advertising can be unconflicted—even empowering. This isn’t about vanity; it’s about freeing oneself from ridicule and living a normal…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Inspirational Makeup Ads Reveal Rather Than Conceal the Women’s True Selves – Adweek

Cassandra Bankson’s “confession” IDEA: Makeup ads have a hard time being authentically inspiring, complicated as they are by issues of vanity and manufactured beauty. But Dermablend Professional is different. The brand’s corrective cosmetics are used by people with mild to severe skin conditions, and so its advertising can be unconflicted—even empowering. This isn’t about vanity; it’s about freeing oneself from ridicule and living a normal…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Read my lips … I love spring makeup – NewsOK.com

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Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Emma Watson’s makeup tweets highlight the commodification of beauty – The Guardian

Emma Watson, a role model to young girls (and boys) who watch her films, has lamented the huge pressure she feels to look perfect. At the weekend she commented: “With airbrushing and digital manipulation, fashion can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy. I’m excited about the ageing process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect. They’re more compelling”. She also tweeted “I did NOT wake up like this”…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

USA TODAY’s 17th Save Our Shows surveys the TV ‘bubble’ – USA TODAY

Ice T as Det. Odafin Tutuola, Kelli Giddish as Det. Amanda Rollins and Danny Pino as Det. Nick Amaro appear in a scene on NBC’s ‘Law & Order: SVU,’ which may or may not return.(Photo: Craig Blankenhorn, NBC) The voting booth has reopened. USA TODAY’s 17th annual Save Our Shows survey lets you cast your ballot for your favorites among 15 series hovering somewhere between expected renewal and near-certain cancellation….

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

USA-Mexico Live: Rafa Marquez Cuts US Lead To 2-1 With Second-Half Goal – NESN.com

U.S.A.-Mexico Live: Alan Pulido Ties Game For Resurgent Mexico 67th minute, 2-2: It’s a tie game. Just when it looked like the U.S. was getting a foothold in the second half, Aguilar hits the post with a shot from inside the penalty area. Pulido is first to the rebound and fires it into the open goal from a tight angle. 64th minute, 2-1 U.SA: Wondolowski’s game is over, as Johnson…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Friendly Between USA, Mexico Is Last Chance For Players To Make An Impression – Huffington Post

By Jon Arnold, Goal Glendale, Ariz. — It’s not a secret, but you won’t catch players saying anything about it in the locker room. The World Cup is coming, and there aren’t many more chances like the one offered by Wednesday’s friendly here between the United States and Mexico to showcase their skills. “We don’t talk about it between the guys, but everybody knows it,” U.S. fullback Michael Parkhurst said…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

General: 4 dead, 16 wounded in Fort Hood attack – USA TODAY

Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, speaks with the media outside of an entrance to the Fort Hood military base following a shooting that occurred there, Wednesday.(Photo: Tamir Kalifa, AP) A gunman killed three people before shooting himself to death in an attack Wednesday at Fort Hood, the same base that was the scene of the worst attack on a domestic U.S. military installation…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Linda Ronstadt sings, if briefly, for USA TODAY – USA TODAY

American musician Linda Ronstadt poses in New York on Sept. 17, 2013, to promote the release of her memoirs, “Simple Dreams.”(Photo: Amy Sussman, Invision, via AP) SAN FRANCISCO — Linda Ronstadt can no longer sing, which is about as cruel as an irony can get. “I wish I could,” says Ronstadt, 67. The 10-time Grammy Award winner is coping with the onset of Parkinson’s, the degenerative brain disease that also…

Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014

Innovating the Beauty Industry: How to Capitalize on Chem Labs and … – Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are increasingly leveraging the fields of science and technology to create and promote products that promise a more beautiful you. There’s a reason why the beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar one. Those little pencils, lipsticks and mini compacts of pressed power may be small-ticket items. But during the credit crisis, when big-ticket items like autos, electronics and high-end clothing…

Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Army: Female focus group helped create new hair rules – USA TODAY

This PowerPoint slide shows some of the unauthorized hairstyles for women under newly clarified Army regulations.(Photo: U.S. Army) The Army’s new hair rules, which ban a number of styles popular among black women, were approved only after surveying hundreds of senior enlisted female soldiers as part of a focus group led by a female sergeant major, an official said Wednesday. The hotly anticipated update to Army Regulation 670-1 published Monday….

Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Lauren Conrad’s New Purple Hair Seems Like An April Fools’ Day Prank … – Huffington Post

Sorry, Lauren Conrad, you can’t pull a fast one on us. The former “The Hills” star would like you to think that she’s the latest celeb to embrace the trend of rocking lavender locks, however, we know better, or at least we think we do. LC took to her website on April 1 to share a photo of her new purple hairdo, writing, “I decided to take the plunge and…

Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Lea Michele’s Hair Makeover — Did She Get A Bob Cut? – Hollywood Life

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Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014