BEAUTY

The 17 Best Beauty Gifts for Valentine’s Day, From Fine Perfume to Soothing Bath Products

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Gifting beauty products is a tricky game, and the result can go one of two ways. Either you hit it out of the park, or your big swing turns into a big miss. That’s because many people have a particular regimen they stick to, ranging from the hair and skin brands to which they remain loyal (since it can be a gamble to switch away from the products that consistently deliver a good hair day or clear skin). Plus, things like makeup and nails are a matter of one’s own taste; it’s best not to guess which color palette or shade your giftee needs, and instead trust that they’ve got themselves covered in that department. How, then, can you ensure that the beauty gift is a guaranteed win, then? Here are a few tips, followed by our picks for the best products to gift for a special occasion.

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Gifting Tips for Beauty Products

The most important, overarching advice we can offer is to avoid anything too personal, too passive-aggressive, and too lazy. This usually boils down to the individual and your relationship to them, however.

Nothing too personal: On the one hand, you do want to give them a gift that feels thoughtful and personal, but again, things like nail/lip/blush colors and hair care products might be received poorly if it’s not exactly the product that they are already using. One exception could be if you find a perfect color match of a brand they’re using and it’s something elevated above what they’re already using. “I saw that you use lots of muted red lipsticks, so I got you a few from (this top-shelf

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Explore Pahawang Island, Presents Different Beauty for Tourists

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VIVA – Indonesia has many beautiful attractions. Not only is Dewata Island, but there is also Pahawang Island in Lampung. It comes with different beaches and underwater beauty that can attract local and foreign tourists to visit this tourism.

To visit Pahawang Island, tourists have to travel one hour from Ketapang Village, Bandar Lampung. They can also stay overnight because there are many Inns here. In fact, it’s not just ordinary lodging, tourists can also feel the pleasure of staying above the sea.

This island also let tourist do snorkeling, they will see a lot of clown fishes here and the extraordinary beauty of marine life.

Pulau Pahawang.

A tourist named Andre from Jambi City told his experience of visiting Pahawang Island, he said that even though it was far away, he did not regret visiting this beautiful island.

“I traveled from Jambi to Bandar Lampung for 16 hours and when I arrived, I was very surprised to see the beauty of the sea before going to Pahawang Island and it was cool,” he said when met on Thursday.

Andre added that people on Pahawang Island have delicious culinary catering, “Not only the beach, the people of Pahawang Island also provide culinary catering for lunch and dinner, and tourists who enjoy these dishes are only for those who stay in the Pahawang villa,” he explained. 

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Rebecca Black’s unexpected career arc is a thing of beauty

In June of last year, Twitter user @s_jobs6 mused, “There are few things to celebrate in this world but the fact that Rebecca Black is now a gay icon is definitely one of them.” And they weren’t wrong. Black’s unusual career arc — from viral punchline to genuine artist — is absolutely something worth celebrating.

In 2011, Black was a middle schooler in suburban Los Angeles when she released a song called “Friday” via an outfit called Ark Music Factory. Ark was sort of a pay-to-play record label, where producer and rapper Patrice Wilson would help aspiring young musicians write a pop song and make a (low-budget) video in exchange for money.

“I found it through a friend of mine at school and I was like, ‘Oh, this looks interesting,'” she tells Tom Power in an interview on Q. “And my parents, my mom really, thought it was worthwhile to do for some reason.”

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The resulting video, much to Black’s surprise, went viral — and not in a good way. In retrospect, the response to “Friday” seems like an absolutely unhinged orgy of online cruelty. Adults — including some prominent comedians — spent weeks mercilessly dunking on a child, turning Black and Friday into a widespread subject of mockery.

Black acknowledges that, at the time, the criticism felt shattering.

“When you’re a 13-year-old, it’s impossible to process,” she says. “You’ve grown up for 13 years knowing that adults know more than you, knowing to look to adults for advice, knowing to look for validation elsewhere as you learn how to operate in the world. Every piece of feedback that I got, I took as

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The Big-Budget Sharjah Biennial Tackles Postcolonial Fallout With Beauty, Sentimentality, and Nuance

In Billy Sings Amazing Grace (2013), Theaster Gates, renowned archivist and lesser-known vocalist, wails and croons in a darkened auditorium alongside the white-haired and stoic soul singer Billy Forston. In its profound sonic resonance, their video performance of improvisational gospel is one of many highlights in “Thinking Historically in the Present,” the recently opened 15th edition of the Sharjah Biennial.

Like the show as a whole, the piece is a work of intimate, visceral storytelling, in both mournful and celebratory turns. Featuring about 300 works from more than 150 artists and collectives, including 70 new commissions, the excellent “Thinking Historically” is biennial director Hoor Al Qasimi’s homage to the late and well-loved Okwui Enwezor, who was originally appointed curator before his passing in 2019.

In her catalog essay, Al Qasimi reflects on Enwezor’s groundbreaking decolonial legacy, citing his 2002 approach to Documenta 11 as “a lodestar in my curatorial consciousness.” Validating artists outside the canon’s narrow purview, his work had offered her a glimpse into a wider world of possibilities, unhindered by “the social myopia” of Eurocentrism.

Theaster Gates’s Billy Sings Amazing Grace (2013). Photo: Janelle Zara

Nodding to Enwezor’s decentralization of Documenta 11 across five cities, the Sharjah Biennial spans five towns across the emirate, in venues that include the polished galleries of the capital city, and the peeling classrooms of a disused kindergarten along the coast.

A full generation since Enwezor’s groundbreaking exhibition in Germany, the participating biennial artists contend with what are now-familiar themes: the aftermath of empire, foreign extraction, and slavery among others. 

“Thinking Historically” is a welcome antidote to the academic tropes of recent biennials, some of which, like the Berlin and Istanbul Biennials in 2022, were filled with research-based projects with few formal merits. In the rich textures of works like Ibrahim Mahama’s monumental

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Collaboration celebrates 150 years of Levi’s 501 jeans, new serums by Kiwi clean-beauty brand Trilogy

Singapore-based, Peru-born entrepreneur Vivian Twiss’ newest pilates studio-cum-salon Viva in Sentosa Cove is a one-stop fitness and beauty destination.

At this light-filled two-storey space, visitors can get their hair and nails or a facial done by award-winning colourist Johnny Ng and renowned hairstylist and licensed cosmetologist Jessica Faraday after a core workout on Viva’s reformer machines. There will also be facial and beauty services on offer.

Need some retail therapy? Viva also has a small multi-label boutique. Highlights include Singapore’s first waste-neutral fashion label Sans Faff, which has established a small following since it was launched in Singapore; locally based activewear brand Kynd, whose clothing is crafted from sea and landfill plastic waste; as well as Singapore-based silk resort wear brand, Rica London.

To celebrate its launch, Viva will be offering five pilates reformer group sessions at $250, express keratin treatment with wash and blow-dry services at $98, or Oli’s Signature Facial at $98.

Info: Viva is located at 31 Ocean Way, 01-22 Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove. Go to www.thevivagroup.com

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Angel Di Maria scores beauty in Nantes vs Juventus

Angel Di Maria scored an absolute pearler in Juventus‘ Europa League match against Nantes on Thursday evening.


The two sides drew 1-1 in their last 32 first leg clash in Turin a week prior.

Juventus needed a victory in France to progress and they got off to a dream start at Beaujoire Stadium.

Di Maria was in the starting lineup and he opened the scoring in style in the 5th minute.

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Nicolo Fagioli picked out Di Maria on the edge of the box and he decided to have a pop at goal.

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Angel Di Maria celebrates in Nantes vs Juventus

The 35-year-old’s first time effort with his left foot started well outside the post before nestling perfectly into the top corner.

Nantes’ goalkeeper, Alban Lafont, got absolutely no where near the ball and was hapless as it found the back of the net.

It was a stunning goal and you can view it below.

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Massimiliano Allegri’s reaction said it all. The Italian was clearly impressed and its no wonder why – Di Maria’s effort was special.

Di Maria doubled his tally 15 minutes later.

The winger’s goal-bound effort was blocked on the line by Nantes defender, Nicholas Pallois.

Pallois was penalised for handball and not only did the referee give Juventus a penalty, he also gave Pallois a red card.

Di Maria then stepped up and slammed his effort into the top corner to give his side a two-goal lead.

The former PSG winger went on to score Juventus’ third and complete his hat-trick in the 78th minute.

There were no further goals as the Italian giants cruised through to the last

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‘All the Beauty and All the Bloodshed’ review: Nan Goldin’s war

Where life wounds, art and fellowship can heal, or at the very least, cauterize into the most expressive of scars. Photographer Nan Goldin knows this as much as anyone, her life’s journey from suburban captivity to outsider freedom, from Polaroid chronicler of her circle of intimates to consequential artist/activist, is all on moving, enriching display in Oscar-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras’ enthralling documentary, “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed.”

If you’ve ever doubted how art, rage or action can make meaningful change, Goldin’s combination of all three fighting an opioid crisis that nearly killed her is exhilarating proof of the power of “screaming in the streets,” to borrow what the queer artist David Wojnarowicz — one of many close friends of Goldin’s whom the AIDS epidemic took — wryly described as a necessary ritual of the living in a time of too much death.

When Goldin, in recovery from her own scary OxyContin addiction, learned that the wealthy Sackler family, owners of the drug’s maker, Purdue Pharma, were all over her world as art benefactors, she created PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) as an ACTUP-inspired group aimed at advocating for more treatment funding from opioid profits, and shaming museums bearing the Sackler name into refusing the family’s reputation-washing money.

Starting in 2018, she spearheaded “die-ins” inside the Met and the Guggenheim, with flung pill bottles, coruscating banners (“400,000 DEAD”), shouts (“Sacklers lie, people die!”), and arrayed bodies signifying the drug’s deathly toll. The footage of these actions — the verité center of Poitras’ biographical portrait of Goldin — have a fierce glory, planned eruptions in elite spaces that, as we learn from the story threaded artfully throughout the documentary, speak to how important truth, community and unfettered expression have been across Goldin’s life.

Her spare, vivid, candid voice-over guides us through

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Sunny Leone Is A Black Beauty In Shimmery Co-Ord Lehenga Set, Husband Daniel Weber Reacts Like This..

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Sunny Leone Is A Black Beauty In Shimmery Co-Ord Lehenga Set

Sunny
Leone
has
marked
her
presence
quite
strongly
in
the
Indian
film
industry.
Starting
her
career
in
Bollywood,
the
actress-model
has
also
made
her
way
in
the
south
and
has
been
grabbing
attention
everywhere
she
goes.
When
it
comes
to
fashion,
she
is
unquestionably
stylish.
Sunny
regularly
shares
fashion
excerpts
from
her
style
diary
on
her
Instagram
account,
dishing
out
some
major
inspiration
for
her
fans.
Sunny
can
play
the
ultimate
boss
lady
in
pantsuits
and
pull
off
festive
evening
looks
in
sequined
ethnic
outfits
or
ace
casual
looks
in
dapper
jackets.

On
Thursday,
the
actor
teased
her
Instagram
followers
with
images
from
her
most
recent
fashion
photoshoot.
Making
everyone
mesmerise
with
her
new
appearance,
Sunny’s
latest
glam
look
will
definitely
make
you
go
“aww.” Sharing
a
series
of
stunning
photos
on
her
Instagram
page,
Suny
looked
like
an
absolute
diva
in
an
all
black
shimmery
ensemble.
Sunny
was
dressed
in
a
black
crop
blouse
and
a
silver
sequin-detailed
floor-length
lehenga
skirt
from
fashion
designer
house
Kastaan,
which
made
her
look
stunning.

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Leone
Gives
Girl-Next-Door
Vibes
In
Chic
Style
Crop
Top
&
Trousers.
See
Pics

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SUNNY
LEONE’S
OUTFIT

The
blouse
featured
a
plunging
neckline
and
a
corset
pattern
around
the
rib
area.
The
blouse
was
paired
with
a
matching
floor-length
skirt
with
a
flowy
silhouette
and
an
elongated
train.
Sharing
the
pictures,
Sunny
simply
captioned
the
post
with
red
and
black
emojis.
Take
a
look
here.


HERE’S
HOW
SUNNY
LEONE’S
HUSBAND,
DANIEL
WEBER
REACTED

As
soon
as
Sunny
Leone
shared
the
photos,
her
fans
and
friends
swamped
the
comment
section
with
likes
and
love
for
her
look.
But
there
was
one
comment
that
caught
our
attention,
and
it
was
from
her
loving
husband,

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Emerging Beauty Brand Coco & Eve Expands Retail Distribution at Ulta Beauty

For the first time, guests can shop Coco & Eve’s Sunny Honey tan collection in select stores nationwide.

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Coco & Eve, an award-winning, hair, skin and bodycare company is expanding its availability at Ulta Beauty. Beginning February 26th, the Sunny Honey tan collection will be launching at select Ulta Beauty stores nationwide, making it the first brick-and-mortar partnership for the brand. Since its debut in 2018, Coco & Eve products have been exclusively sold online, and now, the expansion to stores brings greater access and discovery.

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“We are delighted to bring our Sunny Honey range to Ulta Beauty stores,” says Emily Hamilton, Co-Founder of Coco & Eve. “This is our first brick-and-mortar presence in the U.S., and we couldn’t think of a better partner. Not only is retail expansion a driving goal for the brand, but product innovation is key as well. This line has been well received since its launch. The infusion of skincare ingredients in sunless at-home tanning products have proven to be a staple year-round.”

The six-piece collection is a current guest favorite and will be available in 452 Ulta Beauty stores in key markets such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. The in-store launch follows the collection’s online success on Ulta.com and lands in time for spring as guests prepare for warm weather occasions.

The Coco & Eve community loves the Sunny Honey range. In 2020, one Sunny Honey product was sold every 20 seconds. The Sunny Honey collection is anchored by the cult-favorite Bronzing Foam, a first of its kind product utilizing Cellushape™ technology, which contains antioxidants to smooth skin, fight cellulite, and blur pigmentation. This was followed by the launch of the Bronzing Face Drops,

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‘Imperfect’ models in Italy redefine beauty

A project on Instagram to highlight ordinary women and their imperfections has transformed into a modeling agency that aims to redefine notions of beauty in Italy.

The Imperfetta (Imperfect) modeling agency, started in 2020 by Carlotta Giancane, has a casting book full of models who defy the industry’s pre-established standards of beauty. They are of all sizes and ages, spanning the gender spectrum, some with disabilities or medical conditions like alopecia or vitiligo, visible scarring or who have lost limbs.

Such agencies have existed elsewhere in Europe and the United States. This is the first in Italy.

Sonia Spartá is one of the models. A 28-year-old from Sicily, she has heard adults whisper to children that she was from the circus when they saw the dark spots on her face and body, the result of a form of hyperpigmentation. While she once tried to conceal her condition, she now is conscious of her beauty.

“I changed things so that my weakness, or how I perceived a weakness, became my source of strength, my distinctiveness.” she said.

beauty contest L’Imperfetta is a model agency that represents ‘extraordinarily imperfect’ women and men of all sizes, heights, ages, genders, backgrounds, and disabilities, people who are difficult to classify into the industry’s pre-established standards of beauty. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

During a recent photo shoot in Rome, models of all shapes posed in underwear, wrapped in sheer organza.

“I feel like a revolutionary because I realize that around me all this did not exist before L’Imperfetta,” Giancane said. “It feels like a revolution, a battle to fight hard, because there are so many difficulties.”

The agency counts more than 140 models. They are both in Italy and abroad, but it is focusing its work in Italy “because this is where we want to change things,” Giancane said.

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