It's gonna get sappy up in here.
Before I get sidetracked with something as inane as an "intro paragraph" I gotta jump right in here —
There is a Cheeto fragrance, aptly named Cheeteau (which I applaud because words are fun). I don't know what it smells like because I don't have one in front of me (yo, Cheetos PR — hook a girl up with some Cheeteau) but their site descriptions says:
"This ravishing scent is crafted from hand-extracted cheese oils taken from only the rarest Cheetos® and carefully mixed by hitting the blender’s ON button. With Cheeteau, you’re sure to lure anyone (hungry) around you, for no one can resist the smell of Cheetos®."
It also then links you to their return policy which is final sale. For $18.99, that's not really too much of a gamble, but it is also a not-totally-cheap gag gift.
There's also a Cheeto bronzer, but joke's on them because don't they know that every bag of Cheetos comes with powder bronzer at the bottom?
OK, had to get that off my chest. It's like that time KFC made chicken-flavored nail polish and sunscreen. Why fast/processed foods are pandering to the beauty/self-care market is perplexing but I'm honestly interested to see how much profit comes of these things.
How do we feel about Phoenix hair?
If you're the type of person who follows a lot of hairstylists on Instagram because maybe you're looking for cut/color inspiration served up in your daily scroll, you probably follow Guy Tang. He is quite Insta-famous for making women's hair into cool-princess Instagram hair (which is a thing even though no one says it is but you know it when you see it).
A self-described "HairActivist" Mr. Tang has created yet another hair color micro-trend, Phoenix hair. It's basically blacklight-responsive glow in the dark neon hair.
Does this not remind you of The Predator's thermal vision? I should share that my hair, bleached to Hades, is already blacklight responsive, but I don't call it Phoenix hair because it mostly just looks like a radioactive tooth.
According to Tang's IG bio, he does not take new clients, but that's fine because he revealed his magician secrets: these Kenra Color Neon dyes.
BLACKHAIR magazine uses a not-black cover model and is subsequently dragged
London-based model Emily Bador is half-white, half-Malaysian. I used to follow her on Instagram mostly just because I think she is very cute. Bador issued a personal apology on her own Instagram saying how the photo was taken a few years ago and she didn't know it would be used in any magazine, let alone as a cover image for a magazine about black hairstyles.
Good on you, Emily.
BLACKHAIR editor Keysha Davis offered an explanation via Facebook post for how this whole thing happened:
Painfully hip/expensive boutique Opening Ceremony now has a beauty section
And they've kicked it off with a bunch of K-beauty curations. I mean, I don't see how OC has waited this long to fill out their beauty selections, which, to my knowledge, were 99% dominated by Comme Des Garçon fragrances, but whatever. Personally, I think they'd kill it at a private line but at that rate, they may as well just be the first distributor of Glossier.
The shop is launching 28 products from popular K-beauty brands like Too Cool For School, Son & Park, Memebox, and SkinRx Lab.
Basically, all this means is that I'll be able to afford a retail-priced item in Opening Ceremony soon. Hurray for plebs like me!
- What do you guys usually do on Bangsgiving (besides the obvious)? I like to go to places that are normally crowded in NYC and relish in their less-than-crowdedness.
- What do you imagine Cheeteau smells like? OMG, do any of you have it?
- Would you walk around with a blacklight if you had Phoenix hair?