Kudos to Em Ford, the UK blogger from My Pale Skin, for empowering women of all ages suffering with acne. “It’s one of those dreaded things that makes you feel so bad every time you look in the mirror, and it’s safe to say that I’ve had my fair share of sleepless nights over it,” she blogs. Her transformative tutorials have reached millions of viewers eager to conceal their blemishes with budget-friendly, drugstore brands. But it is her revealing film, You Look Disgusting, that captured our attention (and respect!). Em, you ARE beautiful. Thank you for sharing that beauty with all of us!
“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation.”
The soothing, calming nature of colors in the Spring collections are led by Rose Quartz, a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Like a serene sunset, flushed cheek or budding flower, Rose Quartz reminds us to reflect on our surroundings during the busy but lighthearted spring and summer months. Read more of this story »
We applaud Dolce & Gabbana for recognizing that beauty has no expiration date! Screen goddess, Sophia Loren, 81, continues to reign, as she graces the screen in a behind-the-scenes look from her current beauty campaign. Partnering with the Italian fashion house, Loren is, of course, the inspiration for Sophia Loren N°1, a berry-red lipstick launched this week. “Sophia Loren N°1 is our way of saying, ‘Thank you, Sophia!’,” the designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, said. “‘Thank you for [your] beauty, thank you for being a world favorite, thank you for being an icon of the big screen and of Italian beauty.’ She has been a constant source of inspiration for us and today we celebrate her with the gift of her very own lipstick.”