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TATTOO JUNKEE HAS HOLLYWOOD HOOKED!

No longer fishing through a Cracker Jack box or trying their luck at a gum ball machine, Hollywood A-Listers and trend-setters (Beyoncé, Katie Holmes, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kendall Jenner, to list a few) have been spotted sporting the sparkly fashion accessory that has crossed the tween demographics: temporary tattoos.  These aren’t the lick’em/stick’em versions of our youth, rather the glamorous update from Tattoo Junkee.  The line’s Luxe Collection offers four sheets of shimmery gold and silver tats, which feature a wide variety of design combinations.  Affordable and long-lasting (ours remained for nearly two weeks!), these temporary tattoos have us addicted!

Tattoo Junkee is offering thirty lucky Subscribers an opportunity to win its  Luxe Collection (retail $10.00), simply by retweeting or following our Twitter @beautyuc and entering here.  This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only.  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks.  *If you don’t have Twitter, please simply comment below.

 

SWAG ALERT: TEMPORARY TATTOOS AREN’T JUST FOR KIDS!


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PEDICURES REACH NEW HEIGHTS

Often we have found pedicure treatments, well, rather awkward … why must we sit self-consciously with our feet on our technician’s thighs while she squats uncomfortably beneath us?  A posh Beverly Hills salon, Olive & June, took note and recently stepped things up by constructing a six-inch platform for its pedicure stations.  Ensconced in elegant leather sling chairs, clients are now able to relax in a linear plane with their estheticians, thereby cultivating a more comfortable (and modest) experience.

 

A STEP UP FOR YOUR FEET!


Bottom Ed

Thousands of women go under the knife each year in search of the perfect body.  Popular augmentation procedures primarily have focused on the breasts; however, in 2013, the number of buttocks augmentation procedures performed in America increased by 58%.  Why?  A new documentary, Bottom’s Up, examines popular culture’s obsession with the new curves, as well as the extreme efforts women have made to achieve nearly the impossible.  The film explores the media’s impact and other societal pressures that have propelled a large derriere from a cult fetish to a mainstream phenomenon which has crossed all ethnic lines.  Some blame it on the influx of new “it girls,” such as Nicki Minaj (left) and Kim Kardashian (right);  others point to advent of hip hop music in the 1980s, which featured explicit lyrics and videos sensationalizing women with large bottoms. Bottom’s Up sparks a provocative discussion on our culture’s latest obsession with beauty, while also highlighting the scary side of achieving dangerous curves.  Women, desperate to achieve the more voluptuous aesthetic, have resorted to having their behinds injected with silicone, Fixodent, and even cement. Read more of this story »

TREND ALERT: THE EXPANDING BOTTOM LINE