"The Higher the Hair, the Closer to God" Apparently Now Applies to Nails, Too

Also in this week's beauty news: how to smell "sympathetic-fresh" or "heroic-powerful" — but only if you live in Europe.
Publish date:
June 15, 2016
Urban Decay, perfume, nail polish, cologne, beehives, Star Wars

I think it would be an understatement to say that this week has been more difficult than most for those of us in the US as we cope with the recent tragedy in Orlando. I hope you're all doing whatever you need to do to take care of yourselves, whether that's taking a break from social media, surrounding yourself with friends and family, or just indulging in your favorite relaxing beauty ritual.

Now, how about we enjoy some lighthearted news for a change?

Urban Decay just announced three new product launches for this fall

Urban Decay fans, get excited for three new products being launched this fall! The launch includes a colorful, sparkly eyeshadow palette called Moondust ($49), full-coverage All-Nighter Foundation ($40), and 20 shades of Razor Sharp eyeliner ($22 each). The eyeliner appears to be liquid eyeliner, although I could be wrong.

Out of these three products, I definitely want to try all the eyeliner colors the most!

You need to read about the woman who invented the beehive

Margaret Heldt is the hairdresser who created the beehive, and she just passed away at the age of 98. She was a Chicago beautician who was inspired by the shape of a hat to create the beehive in 1960.

The hairstyle immediately became popular among stars such as Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, and Audrey Hepburn and maintained its popularity to this day thanks to celebrities such as Amy Winehouse and Adele. I highly recommend reading all the details of her life in this New York Times article.

This latest nail polish stunt will have you missing bubble nails

Ever wonder what 116 coats of nail polish look like when applied all at once? Me neither, but now we know anyway thanks to nail artist Cristine, who decided to cover her nails with her entire nail polish collection and document it on YouTube:

I feel like that must be SO satisfying to peel off at the end.

If you live in Europe, you can finally realize your dream of smelling like a Jedi

Here's a fun opportunity for our European readers to embrace their inner nerd: fragrance brand Lifestyle Perfumes just released a Star Wars-themed perfume line. The line includes two men's colognes, Empire and Jedi, and a woman's fragrance named Amidala. And, of course, the bottles are shaped like lightsabers.

I strongly recommend heading over to Lifestyle Perfumes' website to read these fragrances' descriptions even if you're not in Europe (and hence unable to purchase them). For example, the Jedi scent combines the light side of the Force with "a valiant sportiness into a composition which is simultaneously sympathetic-fresh and heroic-powerful." Damn, that's a complex fragrance. I want to smell sympathetic-fresh and heroic-powerful!

  • Which Star Wars fragrance would you choose?
  • How long would it take you to apply your entire nail polish collection?
  • Are you planning to snatch up any of the new Urban Decay launches?
  • If anyone here has ever attempted a beehive, I NEED to see a pic. Or one of your mother/grandmother, in honor of Margaret Heldt.