Beauty Buzz: Courtney Cox Covets ‘The Rachel,’ Alexis Bittar Brings Out the Bling, and Stop the Sunscreen Smuggling


It seems everyone had “The Rachel” when Friends took over the airwaves in the ‘90s, except for Courtney Cox. The star lamented the lack of love for her look during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night. She laughed, “I don't understand. I got nothing. I kept changing mine, like, 'If you don't like it I'll just keep doing it,’ and they never stuck!” [YouTube]

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling, especially when it comes to holiday beauty buys. Alexis Bittar has just teamed up with Sephora to sculpt a set of gilded makeup brushes that deserve an exhibit. Bittar was inspired by Studio 54 in 1979, saying, “The sharp lines remind me of Blondie and there's kind of a Donna Summer liquid gold feel. If you're sitting down at your boudoir [doing your makeup], it makes it super elegant.” These are on top of our wish lists already! [Huffington Post]

There could be a slew of better sunscreen selections soon! The U.S. Senate recently passed the Sunscreen Innovation Act to kick-start the process of approving new over-the-counter sunscreen actives. This means beauty buffs won’t have to smuggle in sun solutions from overseas in order to get new filters, high UVA protection, and better photo-stability to save their skin. We’re counting down the days until summer starts again! [XO Vain]

Rodney Cutler’s headed over the Brooklyn Bridge with a brand new spot in the heart of Williamsburg. The salon is smaller than its Manhattan spot with only 5 chairs, and a tech-savvy booking system that fits with the communal feel of the neighborhood. Cutler said, “When I looked at this community throughout the day, a salon made sense. Williamsburg lends itself to a space that’s a shared experience.” [WWD]

We love to work up a good sweat at the gym, but we don’t want to deal with the resulting breakout. Aside from skipping the shower, rubbing too hard with your towel and not cleaning out your gym bag can make it easy for bacteria to spread on your skin. Keep it clean, kittens! [Byrdie]