January 23, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
If we can put forth just one prediction for the most popular hairstyles of spring, we’ve got a pretty good front-runner: Messy, romantic updos. Sandra Bullock is just one example of a celeb hopping on the messy-pretty hair train, as many leading ladies are ditching their flat irons and opting for a more undone take on classic romantic hairstyles. We’ll teach you how to get in on the trend.
If your hair is naturally curly, let it air dry and embrace it’s messy texture. For straighter hair, you want to curl your whole head with a 1-inch curling iron (we love this one by Conair), wrapping hair so that it curls back, away from your face. Once you’ve finished, run your fingers through your hair from the crown to mid-length, de-structuring some of the curls. Part your hair horizontally from ear to ear about 2-inches or so from the crown, sectioning off the front part with a clip (you’ll work more delicately with this section later) and teasing the hair behind the part. Once you’ve created a heightened foundation, return to those front pieces that you sectioned off and lightly comb them back from your hairline to blend in with the heavily teased section. Here you can loosely concentrate around your natural part to create some direction like we see in Sandra’s style. When you’re satisfied with the volume, loosely twist your hair into a bun or ponytail and secure with an elastic (or bobby pins, if you’re rocking a shorter style). Take the pointy end of your teasing comb and gently lift random sections of hair at the crown to create more piecey-ness. Mist your entire head with a flexible-hold hairspray (try Matrix Total Results Amplify Volume Hairspray) to set the style.
Not sure which curling iron to use? Check out our foolproof guide here.
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April 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm , by Ladies' Lounge
Admit it. We all love seeing gorgeous stars get frumpy for a role. The most recent example: Eva Mendes, who plays a down-on-her-luck single mom in the new drama Girl in Progress. Will her hot-to-homely transformation boost her star power? It certainly didn’t hurt these A-listers.
April 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm , by Catherine LeFebvre
1. Sandra Bullock Adopted a Baby Boy
The actress told People she is the proud mother of Louis Bardo Bullock, 3 1/2 months old, born in New Orleans. “It’s like he’s always been a part of our lives,” she said. Bullock began the adoption process with husband Jesse James four years ago, but in light of the couple’s recent separation, she is finalizing the adoption as a single parent.
2. The American Family’s Finances
Meet the average American family. Their house is worth $160,000. They make $43,000 a year. But the combined personal debt of all Americans is $2 trillion. That’s the same as the GDP of England. There are tons of other fascinating stats on this infographic from Visual Economics.
Members of the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan put together a camouflage-friendly remake of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” video. For what limited resources they have, the set and costumes are pretty impressive. It can’t help but make you proud of the MacGuyvers who are serving our country.
4. It’s Almost Derby Day!
The field is set. Churchill Downs is already in Derby mode. But since the forecast calls for buckets of rain on Saturday, it’s probably better that you put on your derby hat, whip up a batch of mint juleps and watch it from your couch. (And if anyone out there is a betting lady, my money’s on Devil May Care.)
March 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm , by Catherine LeFebvre
Clara is 94 and will teach you to cook the recipes she grew up on, during the Depression. She’s practical, a great story teller, and she’s got a great manicure — our kind of lady!
2. March Madness!
Whether it’s because it’s the time of year when you lose your husband to ESPN or because it’s the time you get to bust out your old college sweatshirt, you probably already know the Big Dance is upon us. We’ve got tons of ideas for tasty party snacks. Check them out.
3. Sandra Bullock and Jesse James Split
According to People, the recent Oscar-winner packed her bags and left because of James’ infidelity. James offered this apology: “There is only one person to blame for this whole situation, and that is me. It’s because of my poor judgment that I deserve everything bad that is coming my way.” It remains to be seen whether the split is permanent.
4. Chat Roulette Piano Improv
Whether ChatRoulette.com becomes the coolest new craze on these Internets remains to be seen, but this video of a man improvising songs for the people he meets on the site proves it has some fun uses. Originally I wasn’t going post about it since he uses some salty language, but it’s becoming a phenomenon (when I first saw the video on Tuesday, it had 300,000 views; three days later, it’s got about 3 million). If you’re up for some silly (if slightly R-rated) viewing, watch the video on YouTube.