Self-Taught MUA Transforms Into Kylie, Kim & Dakota

Plus: seven other beauty and lifestyle news items we thought you'd like to know about.
Publish date:
March 11, 2015
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If you love Miss Jessie's and Black Opal then you'll really love...

...these 14 other black-owned beauty brands. My personal favorite: number nine. Ginger + Liz is the truth, y'all! [BuzzFeed]

Facebook removes "feeling fat" emoticon.

As a 33-year-old woman who gives zero fucks, this is kind of "whatever" news to me. But as an older sister and new aunt I say: Go ahead and LET the door hit you in the ass on the way out, "feeling fat" emoticon. The emoticon was removed after an online petition garnered 16,000 signatures. [The Verge]

Self-taught MUA turns himself into Kylie, Kim, and Dakota.

Paolo Ballesteros (@pochoy_29) learned how to do makeup by watching YouTube tutorials. Check out his Instagram to see him as everyone from Kylie Jenner to Kim Kardashian to Dakota Johnson. [Instagram] [Complex]

Pour one out for dELiA*s, y'all.

Nineties kids, gather 'round and light some candles. dELiA*s is going dark today. We didn't have a dELiA*s in my hometown mall, but oh how I loved getting their catalogues and tearing out the pages for style and beauty inspiration. [The Cut]

#Spring is here and I NEED to try this $20 foot peel.

I love peeling off my nail polish, so painlessly ripping dead skin off my feet sounds like a good way to spend a few days. That's how long Baby Foot takes to work (and boy, does it look like it works!), according to this review. [Refinery29] (Do NOT abandon this link without clicking to page four.)

Science Says: Repeatedly cracking your knuckles is NBD.

In case you were worried about it, here's a video that demonstrates exactly what happens when you crack your knuckles. More interesting than that: a dude cracked his knuckles on one hand for 60 years to test his theory that the habit has no side effects! [VOX]

Woman who hasn't shampooed in six years says it takes six weeks to get past "disgusting-ness."

"I somehow pushed through those six weeks of disgusting-ness, and then another six weeks of [my hair] just looking so-so. And that's when the magic happened," writes Elizabeth Denton, who hasn't shampooed her hair in six years. She describes her hair after the transition as "silky, wavier, and totally frizz-free." [Cosmopolitan]

Cosmetic companies want us to switch to spray deodorant.

Spray deodorants account for 60 percent of the market in Europe and Latin America, and now companies (both large and small) are edging to get Americans onboard with the quick-dry appeal of spray bottles. Have you noticed more of these in drugstore aisles lately? Thoughts? [NYTimes]