Furry Nails and Lauren Conrad Team Up to Fight Hate in This Weekend's Beauty News

Plus, your new favorite Instagram account — promise.
Publish date:
February 21, 2016
manicures, mac, NYFW, Instagram, racism, Lauren Conrad, Fur

NYFW is over, but we'll be hearing about it for quite a while as blogs and magazines digest everything they saw backstage and turn them into trends. Some of these are great, like "glowing skin and red lips" or "rolling with model's natural hair textures." And some of them are kind of strange and a little bit disgusting, like...

Furry nails!

No, really. Wendy saw them. She was there at Libertine's show.

According to Cosmopolitan, the head manicurist got the "cozy" (ew) look by layering a base coat of mocha or white polish, then adding corresponding faux fur to the tips.

While I don't see this trend taking off at all — I definitely won't be asking for it, and I'm sure my nail lady will be horrified when I show her — it does get a bunch of press just for the sheer novelty of the idea. You gotta give them kudos for that!

Whenever I see weird nail trends like this or bubble nails, I always think of how impractical they'd be for things like removing tampons or changing diapers. I know that's gross, but it's real life. Anyway, if you're planning to be a sexy Ewok for Halloween, the fur-nails thing would be a perfect addition.

MAC responds to racist Intagram commenters

When MAC posted the Instagram photo above of a black model wearing one of its lip colors, they probably didn't expect a buttload of horrible racist comments. Unfortunately, that's what they got, though many users fought back in the comments. (Will we ever live in a society without nasty Internet trolls?)

The brand was obviously none too pleased about this, so they clapped back with a post reminding their followers just what MAC, as a brand, stands for: "We celebrate the beauty of individuality, and the confidence to be who you are."

Lauren Conrad wants to know: how many times a day do you wash your face?

Why do I love Lauren Conrad? She's basically my polar opposite, aesthetically, but for some reason I've been in love with LC since her Laguna Beach days. I think it's her eyebrows, which were perfect in 2004 and are perfect now. I mean, I even own her beauty book — for "research," OK?

Anyway, I'm kind of tickled by this post on LaurenConrad.com, wherein Lauren gives her readers advice on how many times per day they should be washing their face. It sounds so basic (NOT Lauren's favorite word), but then again, it's a valid question. So valid that Allure saw LC's post and went to a dermatologist for answers.

How many times should we be washing? Once in the morning and once in the evening, says the derm. That seems like a big ol' "DUH," but I don't wash my face twice a day. I only wash it before bed and splash it with water in the morning.

This dog grooming account is quickly becoming my favorite beauty Instagram

You know how great you feel right after a fresh haircut? (Speaking of which, here's my latest.) You look hot, you feel refreshed and your hair is all shiny and bouncy and perfect? Well, these dogs totally understand.

Groomer Jess Rona makes the cutest videos of her doggy clientele and sets them to music, like Taylor Swift's "Style" paired with a shih tzu or Built to Spill with a dachshund. It sounds ridiculous, and it is, but it's also the best way to cure a bad mood.

Jess just got her hands and her clippers on Katy Perry's dog, Nugget, and the result was beautiful. Katy even posted it to her own Instagram, which means Jess's account basically blew up overnight. Watch Nugget get down to SWV's "Weak," one of my favorite '90s jams. This is pretty much how I feel every time I get my bob trimmed back into shape.

  • Do you love Lauren Conrad? It's OK to confess. Who was your favorite Laguna/The Hills star? Rachel and I love Speidi.
  • Are you going to fur-ify your nails today? Don't lie.