Beauty Buzz: Gettin’ Twiggy With It, Jennifer Aniston’s Wind-Swept Strands, NARS Says ‘Pucker Up!’

By  September 19, 2014


Here’s a big birthday shout out to “the Face of 1966,” Twiggy, who turn 65 today! She still serves as an inspiration to industry insiders and fashion fans today. A recent eBay survey found nearly 50% of women can’t live without the iconic model’s beauty essentials, including 35% of those who would rock her signature eye look of wide, double decker liner and pronounced lashes. And as such, the site has seen a significant uptick in Dior liner, volumizing mascara, and falsies sales. [Glam Inbox]

We Glam girls admit Jennifer Aniston is one of our biggest hairspirations, and now you can see why! In a new video, Living Proof takes us behind the scenes of a recent shoot with the star where stylist Chris McMillan pumps up her sultry strands with the new Instant Texture Spray and play with her look. Aniston even jokes, “No time to take pictures, because he’s constantly messing with the hair.” [YouTube]

To celebrate Best Dressed Lips Day (today), NARS wants you to post your best pout. From now until September 26, makeup mavens can upload shade-inspired selfies for a chance to win one of six prizes based on the Audacious Lipstick Collection’s color families: nude, pink, coral, red, violet, and wine. Just be sure to tag your post with the hashtag #NARSissist and the name of the color family. Happy snapping! [Glam Inbox]

Birchbox is spreading the love in Soho! The shop is celebrating its first Customer Appreciation Day with free BYOBs (Build You Own Birchbox) all day, five free one-year subscriptions, and even Surprise & Delight shipments to random subscribers and personal thank you’s from the staff with something a little special for them. Head downtown ASAP before the doors close on this awesome occasion! [Glam Inbox]

September marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Laura Mercier has partnered with Jenny Packham to join in the fight. The pair produced a teal clutch inspired by Kate Middleton’s teal dress from Our Greatest Team Rises Gala. Plus, you can pack it with Mercier’s Bonne Mine Palette and Lip Glacé in Peach Hope. All of the proceeds will benefit the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Foundation. [Glam Inbox]

If you decided to skip the long lines today and pre-ordered your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus then you missed an interesting sight. Customers who waited on line overnight in the Big Apple passed the time by pampering themselves in true techie fashion with the Anti-Acne illuMask. Only in New York! [Glam Inbox]

Halle Berry Lengthens Her Locks

By  September 19, 2014


Before Miley Cyrus, Halle Berry was the prime purveyor of the pixie. But it looks like she’s ditched her signature ‘do.

The star debuted a set of luxe extensions at an education fundraiser for CAA’s School Day Benefiting Communities In Schools where she and other stars like Djimon Hounsou, Jon Hamm, and Robert Downey Jr. raised $500,000. The star snapped up the lengthy locks back in August for her role in Kidnap as a mother in search of her lost son, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Though Berry rocked a bob back in 2012, the last time her hair was this long was back in 2007 before her daughter Nahla was born. Just don’t expect her to keep the look for long after the film wraps. “I am my best self when I have super short hair,” she told The Huffington Post. “That’s when I feel most like me and most confidant. Cutting my hair was freeing. Someone saying you’re beautiful and the fact that you have no hair makes you even more beautiful, said to me it’s not about my hair. It’s about something else we emanate.”

Beauty Buzz: Connie Britton’s #TBT Tresses, Illamasqua Takes Flight, and Refresh Your Bronzer for Fall

By  September 18, 2014


We love a good #ThrowbackThursday snap, and Connie Britton’s is hard to beat. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently included a snap of the Nashville star and herself when they were roommates during a study abroad trip to Beijing. Though we know and love her signature rose gold ringlets, her strands certainly looked different back in the day. Go take a peek! [Glamour]

After Vivienne Westwood revamped Virgin Atlantic’s cabin crew uniforms, Illamasqua is sealing the special 30-anniversary with a crimson kiss. The cult beauty brand has crafted a Virgin red Glamore Lipstick to match the sharp ensembles. But they won’t be restricted to air-space as the shade is already available to snap up yourself. Talk about in-flight allure! [Glam Inbox]

We’re trying to keep our glow going even as we enter the chilly months, but it turns out we’re doing it wrong. Makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian advised bronzed bunnies to skip the glitter synonymous with the summer and instead use a matte formula to help contour the face through the fall and winter. Excuse us while we channel our inner Kardashian. [Byrdie]

Say goodbye to Bath & Body Works! Rituals and & Other Stories are bring their bodycare lines to U.S. Rituals bring its East-Meets-West aesthetic to the mix with relaxing, energizing, and purifying collection made with mostly paraben-free ingredients. H&M’s chic sister not only had bath and body on the brain, but manicures too with a 70-shade nail polish line and other color cosmetics. We’re updating out shopping list as we speak. [Fashionista]

Hourglass is finally planting its flag. After years of being department store darlings, the beauty brand is set to open up shop on Abbot Kinney Boulevardon September 22 in its hometown of Venice, California. Hourglass founder and chief executive officer Carisa Janes says of the storefront’s locale, “I’ve been here for seven years, and I’ve watched Abbot Kinney develop into this amazing retail pocket in Venice, and it just seemed like the perfect timing for us to do a store. It was the right street at the right time.” [WWD]


Day in the Life: Dr. Philip Kingsley, Trichologist

By  September 18, 2014


I started my hair and scalp clinic in London in 1960 and, due to a large USA following, opened my New York City centre in 1977. US Vogue had sent a ‘spy’ to check me out; I had no idea of this until Vogue wrote a fabulous review on me and my team which lead to people flying to London to experience my treatments. Both clinics are flourishing.

My wife Joan and I lived in New York for 14 years until we decided to come back and live in London, bringing our two daughters, then aged 11 and 8, to be further educated in the UK. We now live in London in Mayfair and I visit every 6 to 8 weeks to consult and oversee my clinic, where I am fortunate to have an amazing and dedicated team.

My typical London day:

7:30 a.m. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day as far as hair is concerned, so I’m a fanatic about it! I start each day with a hearty plate of food, which usually involves smoked salmon, egg whites or bacon, either at home or at 5 Hertford St. After breakfast I exercise for 15 minutes touching my toes etc. to keep fit and flexible. Then I shower, and shampoo, condition, and style my hair using my products (of course).
9:00 a.m. I walk down to my office where I meet with my wonderful Executive Assistant, Susie Hammond, to catch up on emails and correspondence. These usually consist of questions from magazines such as Vogue, Oprah, Marie Claire, or established beauty bloggers. It fills me with pride how many quotes on hair I am for asked each day!
10:00 a.m. My first consultation appointment, of which I take one every hour. This always involves a full medical and family history, scalp examination and interpreting blood test results. I am rarely, if ever, idle during my day and have consultations booked for months in advance. Unless the World Cup is on, and, in which case, I may pencil out a few hours of my day. If one of my celebrity or Royal clients is coming in, however, I often see them before 8am if they want absolute privacy. However, many enjoy coming in during opening hours so that they can chat and catch up with my very knowledgeable trichotherapists. I remember Audrey Hepburn buying custom made shoes for all of my treatment girls in the 1980s, as they work so hard! It really is such a welcoming environment.
1:00 p.m. Lunch. Often a business lunch, or lunch with my best friend, the photographer Terry O’Neil (who was married to Faye Dunaway). With Terry, I usually go to The Great British on North Audley Street, and for business, Scotts or Harry’s Bar.
1:45 p.m. I rarely have long lunches except when it is business related. Then I meet with Jane Martin, my Personal Clinic Assistant, to go over patient blood tests results and correspondence. Following this, I visit my lab in the same building to discuss with Paul Franklin, my dedicated Laboratory Manager, new formulations, new products, and potentially useful ingredients coming onto the market. I will also meet with Carol Gillam, my Clinic Manager, and the irreplaceable Glenn Lyons, my Clinic Director. Glenn started training with me in 1964 and it is his 50th year with me this year.
2:45 p.m. Another consultation.
3:45 p.m. Talk to Aimee Rennard, my New York Clinic Manager, Graham Fish, Philip Kingsley Products Chairman, and Sinead Howard, Managing Director of PKP. Also my incredible daughter Anabel, who is Director of Communications. They are in another building with their own team, all of whom are dedicated and wonderful. I’m often thrown last minute requests, such as judging a beauty product contest, filming for QVC, commenting on the latest fad diet or, like last year, putting together product packs for the World Leaders attending the UN conference in London.
5:00 p.m. The end of my clinic day in London, but it is only 12pm in New York so I often continue with phone calls until around 7pm. It could be a worried patient, a member of the press, or a member of my Clinic Team. In the evening, I may have a business dinner or drinks which I try to avoid, but much prefer to see my friends, go the theatre, the Opera, or a charity gala. My favorite of all is to have dinner with my wife Joan, and two daughters Anabel and Katherine, who is a successful author and also helps me to write grammatically correctly! This is either at home or at my usual haunts: Scott’s, Hertford St, Roka, Harry’s Bar, Lucio’s or Coya. All in all a very interesting, diverse and busy life and I’m very lucky.


Add This Superfood to Your Skincare Routine

By  September 18, 2014


We know chia seeds have become a superfood staple in everyone’s kitchen … well those who have a healthy obsession. But the power packed seed is making moves from the health food store to the beauty counter.

Skincare brands are tapping into chia to harness the wealth of Omega fatty acids and vitamins that help to keep your face youthful and radiant. Plus, those with oily and combination skin can rejoice, as it also regulates sebum!

Dr. Perricone’s Chia Serum blends the super seed with five other essential oils to hydrate and give you an instant glow that you can apply on its own or mix it with your favorite moisturizer. Though it’s rose-based, Sunday Riley’s Isis Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil pulls chia’s hydrating power to help improve elasticity and ease fine lines and wrinkles. One Love’s Supercritical Chia Oil is a pure form of the superfood that it easily absorbed in the skin to help improve skin tone and texture.

This is one superfood we won’t be leaving on the shelf!

Beauty Buzz: Beauty Secrets of a Supermodel, Kilian on the Catwalk, and Oxygen’s Mani Madness

By  September 17, 2014


Linda Evangelista may have been primped by the best in the biz, but it doesn’t mean she’s afraid to do it herself. The supermodel opened up to Into the Gloss about her beauty routine, including her therapeutic manicures, her collection of lotions and potions, and even the perfect technique for foundation. She explained, “I pat it in with my fingers while my skin is still moist, just to even out my skin tone—my fingers work better than a brush. I really think you can pound it in with your fingers instead of just pushing it around on top of your skin.” [Into the Gloss]

It’s official: Veronica Beard had the jump on putting perfume in their runway shows. The designer partnered with Kilian to curate a selection of scents for their recent Spring 2015 show, which turned in a fresh set to snap up. It include a travel spray atomizer and 4 of the brand’s aromas, including “Prelude to Love, Invitation,” “Love and Tears, Surrender,” “Straight to Heaven, White Crystal,” and “Liaisons Dangereuses, Typical Me.” Just don’t be surprised if you start stomping the sidewalk like it’s a catwalk. [Glam Inbox]

#ManiMondays are making a move if Oxygen has anything to say about it. The network that brought us The Face is taking the reality competition route to our tips with a new show called Nail’d It!  Hosted by Adrienne Bailon, the show will test the skills of 18 mani mavens as the look to impress the judges, including industry insiders like CND Founder Jan Arnold, celebrity manicurists Tom Bachik and Terrance Terry, and more. We’ll be watching and taking notes! [Oxygen]

We don’t mind admitting when we’re wrong, but this was unexpected! We previously postulated Miley Cyrus inspired Malin Ackerman’s pretty pixie, but it looks like she looked to the barbershop for her fresh cut.  “It’s a bit David Beckham!” she told InStyle. “I’ve been wanting a really drastic change—I’ve always loved shaved heads. Obviously, that’s a bit drastic, but I had nothing in my near future work-wise, so I just thought, I’m going to do what I want to do.” This is a fresh take on borrowing from the boys! [InStyle]

Lupita Nyong’o & Elmo Love The Skin They’re In

By  September 17, 2014


Skin is in for fall and next spring, and Lupita Nyong’o has found a new friend to help spread the word.

The Oscar winning actress took a trip to Sesame Street to chat with Elmo about the importance of our skin, even if it’s under fur. Not only does it help feel textures, enjoy a few tickles, but even shows how healthy we are by protecting us. Elmo did note that Nyong’o’s skin was soft and glowing (as to be expected from the Most Beautiful Woman in the World), but he also noted the rich, dark tone of it. “That’s the thing I love most about skin,” she said in the clip. “Skin comes in lots of beautiful shades and colors.”

With our most visible feature taking center stage this season, there are a few tips to shake up your skincare routine when temperature begins to drop. You can start by stepping away from the scrubs, as exfoliating too often during the chillier months can dry you out. You can also cocktail a hydrating serum, like Boscia’s new Cool Blue Hydration Essence, with your regular night cream to maximize moisture. Here’s to loving the skin you’re in!

Haven’t seen the video yet? Check out the clip below:

4 Must-Have Makeup Looks from NYFW Spring 2015

By  September 16, 2014

According to the runways, next spring will be all about all about the easy, athletic look. So when it comes to makeup, lighter is always better. After perusing the latest beauty looks backstage, there are few familiar and fresh trends we’ll be rocking when the weather warms up once again.



Beauty Buzz: Natalie Portman’s Ready for Her Closeup, Burberry Gives Us Some Lip, and Happy Bee Day!

By  September 16, 2014


Jennifer Lawrence may have it in the bag with Dior, but Natalie Portman maintains some serious star power. The Knight of Cups star channeled Old Hollywood as the face of the brand’s newest foundation, DiorSkin Star, which is its first brightening foundation to correct blemishes and wrinkles. Shine bright, Natalie! [Fashion Gone Rouge]

We spent most of Fashion Week wondering where all of the color had gone. Apparently it was one the other side of the pond, as Burberry sent its girls out rocking an almost effortless red lip. If you want to take your Spring 2015 makeup from desk to drinks, a swipe of the brand’s Lip Cover Soft Satin Lipstick in Ruby won’t interrupt the rest of your look. [The Cut]

Happy Bee Day, Burt’s Bees! The natural beauty brand wants to celebrate its 30-year anniversary with you. All it takes is a tweet or a post on the brand’s Facebook page with the hashtag #burtsbeeday to have Burt himself read your message live during a global webcast on the brand’s website September 17. Our only question: will honey be in the birthday cake? [Glam Inbox]

Mally Roncal is ready to hit the books with her very first tome. Called Love, Lashes, and Lipstick: My Secrets for a Gorgeous, Happy Life, beauty buffs will enter the makeup maestro’s world with inspiring anecdotes, and of course, many of Roncal’s secret techniques to ensure you’re ready to rock a runway or look as #Flawless as Beyoncé. We’re adding this to our reading list ASAP! [Glam Inbox]

As attached as we are to the Internet, especially when it comes to shopping, we could use a detox every once in a while. American Express partnered online retailers like Birchbox, Bonobos, and Rent the Runway (e-commerce stores that have moved to brick and mortar), for Online’s Day Off on September 18. Participants will share their insights to help small businesses expand by exploring retail and e-commerce trends. Plus, there’s a shopping event in store on September 20 where consumers can experience emerging online brands like GlamSquad, Mantry and Ringly inside the shops of Amex’s partners! We’re ready to shop ’til we drop! [Glam Inbox]

Jamie Chung Shares Her Front Row Fixtures

By  September 16, 2014


To be honest, we’re still bouncing back from our NYFW hangover, so to see Jamie Chung out and about was a surprise. The Once Upon a Time star came out to the premiere of Origins’ new documentary mere days after attending a slew of fashion shows. On the Road with Origins chronicled journey to find the ingredients of it latest launch, the Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum, on three different continents. In between bites of delicacies from France, Australia, and Ghana (where the ingredients were sourced), Glam got the scoop from the front row fixture on how she handled the madness.

We saw you a lot at the tents; how did you survive?

I was hanging onto a thread because as much as I love fashion shows, it was way too much for me. In the end, it’s all about the clothes, and I was thrilled to be a part of it and see what the designers have up their sleeves.

How did you treat yourself after all of the fashionable fêtes?

A lot of sleep, not enough exercise. Literally, I would go home at 9:00 p.m. and be in bed by 9:30 p.m. I need my beauty sleep. 

What would you pack in your Fashion Week survival kit next season?

If the bag was large enough, a private masseuse for daily appointments. (Just kidding.) It would be a gift certificate for a foot massage after wearing all the heels, a manicure/pedicure kit. It would have collagen eye patches, and lots of water, vitamin C, and hand sanitizer.

Who are some of your style icons?

Coco Rocha is here, and I was literally having a fangirl moment, but I really love Olivia Palermo and Miranda Kerr.

What is your favorite Origins product?

The new Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum - it uses all of the extracts they found in France, Australia, and Ghana. What I love about is all the natural ingredients, and I love that they’re doing this whole campaign so you can actually see the ingredients. I think that’s important to see versus tons of chemicals you don’t understand and putting it on your face.