When it comes to Cannes Film Festival, some people are focused on the actors, others on the fashion, but we are zooming in on the manicures. The glamorous dresses call for equally exciting nail designs. Get an up close look at the best nail art and polish spotted in the South of France.
You know by now that we love taking a sneaky little peek into the lives (and loves) of our favourite fashion and beauty identities, and this week they were more than generous with their time. Lara Bingle's love was in human form, and she shared a snap of herself leaning into boyfriend Nick Cohen as they jetted around New York's waterways. Also puckering up? Poppy Delevingne and Alexa Chung, who made Pharrell Williams the meat in their stylish sandwich, while Jennifer Hawkins and Kym Ellery shared more materialistic loves; namely, a pair of swiped sunglasses and a great mascara. And which style icon stepped out to support a Sydney rugby league team? find out all in here — get clicking!
- Sydney welcomed The Great Gatsby stars with open arms... and a lot of rain!
- A whole wardrobe dedicated to lingerie? Now you're talking, Liberty Watson.
- Remember Pond's? Well, they're back!
- Make sure your hands are covered when running with these handy (ha!) tops!
- Zoom in on Erin McNaught and Elliot Gleave's wedding snaps.
- Cashmere 101. How to care for your luxe knitwear.
- Get Megan Gale's sultry red carpet look at home!
- We review Dietlicious' 5-Day Cleanse.
Parties are always a big draw at the Cannes Film Festival, and one of the biggest soirees of all is the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS event. The top stars in the modelling and movie business converge to help raise funds for the cause, doing so in their most glamorous of hair and makeup trends. See how Jessica Chastain, Joan Smalls, and more stunned on the red carpet.
Wanna know what's been keeping us busy at POPSUGAR this week? We were thrown into the glitz and glamour of The Great Gatsby when we hit the red carpet at the film's Sydney premiere. Between chatting to Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, we were treated to a visual feast as guests came dressed in 1920's theme; a standout was one of the film's stars, Elizabeth Debicki, in her Dior dazzler. Speaking of all things pretty, Ali went to many showings this week and spied great new shoes and apparel coming our way for Spring/Summer, while Alison got up close and personal with new scents and a cool new makeup collaboration. Oh, and then there were the CLEO Bachelors of the Year. . .
If you're a lover of mineral makeup, you might be familiar with Priori Coffee Berry Perfecting Minerals ($59.50). Just like Nude By Nature, Bare Minerals and other popular mineral makeup brands, this foundation offers a skin-friendly, natural alternative to heavier cosmetics that usually contain nasties like parabens and fragrances. The latter and other chemical additives like synthetic dyes, can cause clogged pores, cause breakouts and adverse skin reactions — hence the rise in popularity of mineral makeup a few years ago. That said, always check the ingredient list on any product claiming to be "mineral", as some still include the above. Keep reading.
Megan Gale's second trip to Cannes was filled with red carpet glamour, sultry photo shoots and some killer dresses, but in this behind-the-scenes video, you'll notice that the L'Oréal Paris ambassador looks just as good off-duty as she does in an Alex Perry gown. From airport style (black hat and sunglasses are the perfect accoutrements when you've just come off a long flight) to a family photo-call with fellow L'Oréal ambassadors Eva Longoria, Doutzen Kroes, Cheryl Cole and Jane Fonda, this Aussie beauty sure did us proud at the most glamorous film festival event of the year. Watch the video above to step into a day in the life at Cannes.
As the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival comes to a close, we've been once again intrigued by all things French. French women are renowned for their beauty, whether it be an insouciant flip of the hair, the evening glamour of a deep red lip, the embrace of "flaws" like gap teeth: all so, French. But what else makes these women uniquely chic? To find out, we asked a few in-the-know people to explain the je ne sais quoi of French beauty. Keep reading.
Last night marked the 175th birthday for the iconic Australian retailer, David Jones. Many of our favourite Aussie beauties —including David Jones ambassador Megan Gale, Jesinta Campbell and Jessica Gomes — flocked to the black-tie, cocktail event to join in on the big birthday bash. Off-the-face hair and smoky, accentuated eyes were the trend of the night, paired with a glossy red or nude lip — timeless beauty classics!
Slipping your feet into sandals and thongs in the Summer is reason enough to keep up with your pedicures. Don't skimp on your feet up-keep once the temperatures cool, though. "Caring for your feet in the Winter is very important because heels can thicken and crack," says Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, co-director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in Washington DC.
"Those cracks can become painful and infected if left untreated." Getting a weekly pedicure would be choice. But if you're looking for something a little more wallet-friendly, there are plenty of at-home procedures for those looking to smooth out their soles. "Use a thick moisturiser containing urea or glycolic acid under socks at night," Dr. Tanzi says. Layer on a lotion like Kiehl's Imperial Body Balm ($54) all over your feet, and slip on your favourite socks before bed. Dr. Tanzi also suggests exfoliating with a pumice stone, or using a similar dead-skin-removal method, once a week in the shower. Your feet may be stuffed into your warmest boots, but they'll be healthy enough for a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Caribbean. Hey, it could happen.