Market Report: 25 Best Drugstore Beauty Buys

  • MR24It’s no secret that you can find some of the best beauty products in the aisles of a drugstore. Here are 25 of the best products — from drugstores all over the world. (Luckily, most can be found online!) [Refinery29]
  •  According to science, matching and color-coordinating isn’t stylish at all. [Fast Company]
  • Here’s the trailer for the unapproved Yves Saint Laurent biopic. (Warning: It’s in French, without subtitles.) I cannot understand more than 10 words, but I cannot WAIT to see it. [Fashionista]

More good stuff ahead.

Market Report: 11 Coolest Children’s Clothing Companies

  • MR20We’re (finally!) entering a period in which kids’ clothing is just as (or maybe even more?) awesome as adult clothing. Case in point: these 11 too-cute-for-words children’s clothing companies. [Huffington Post]
  • A mom in the UK made an entire Rainbow Loom dress (you know, those tiny colorful rubber bands every child you know makes into bracelets). You can buy it for $290,000. [Jezebel]

More juicy reads ahead.

Style Confessions: I Don’t Shave My Armpits — And It’s a Fashion Nightmare

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Note: I do not look this glamorous with my armpit hair.

An Arizona State professor is offering her female students extra credit if they don’t shave their body hair for the semester, and her male students the same if they do shave from the neck down. It’s a weird academic gambit, and I don’t know what I think about it from a scholarly point of view, but it’d be nice to have an excuse not to shave. As it stands now, there’s really no acceptable societal excuse, which troubles me because, well, I don’t shave my underarms. You know, like Madonna, who I have so much in common with already.

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Field Guide: 5 Best Spray Tan Salons in Philly

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Yes, you can get a beachy glow without having to, you know, go to the beach.

We Philly Mag editors have all had our fair share of spray tans. Nearly all of us pop in for an on-the-go glow before big events and appearance, and each year we try out countless places for Best of Philly—sometimes we walk out looking all glowy and fabulous; sometimes we walk out looking bizarrely orange and streaky. (Philly Mag legend has it that a staffer was once laughed out of the office after a particularly bad spray-tan experience.) So we’re pretty much spray-tan experts here, and we’ve all got our favorite haunts. Here, where we girls who’ve tried ‘em all go for our faux glows.

See them all here.

5 Easy, Gorgeous Hairstyles to Wear This Summer

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As soon as I sense any sort of heat or humidity — like the exact kind you’ll find outside right now — my immediate go-to has always been the same mundane ponytail, plagued by fly-aways and devoid of volume. Surprisingly, some of the best hair inspiration I found was on the runways — actual ‘dos you can actually. Here are five of the best hairstyles that look chic, beat the heat and keep frizz at bay. But the best part: They’re not as daunting as you may think. Just follow our handy how-to guides, and give yourself an extra ten minutes in the morning. Your topknot will never be the same again.

Your perfect summer hairstyle lies ahead.

The World Cup Mani You Need to Get Before Tomorrow’s Game

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Images via Lacquer Lounge.

If you’ve perused Phillymag.com in the last few weeks, you know there’s been some extensive World Cup coverage. While we at Shoppist have had, well, zilch. So we decided to jump on the bandwagon and have our hand (pun intended) at soccer reportage—Shoppist-style. We present you: World Cup nail art. Two reasons it’s amazing: 1) It counts as fan garb, so you don’t need to wear an ill-fitting borrowed soccer jersey unless you’re an über-fan; 2) You can get it at Lacquer Lounge right in the city.

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Market Report: Pitbull Addresses His World Cup Mankles

  • Finally. Pitbull has addressed the snug ankle-baring pants he wore during this World Cup performance with Jennifer Lopez. Turns out, he has a sense of humor. [The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon]
  • Just when we thought we saw every incarnation of BB cream, Orly comes out with BB cream for nails. [Huffington Post]
  • Have you ever bought a sold-out limited edition MAC lipstick for triple the price on Ebay? You probably bought it from an eBay makeup reseller. Here’s the scoop on this underground industry. [Refinery 29]

Keep reading for more fashion and beauty news.

The 9 Travel Essentials You Need Before Your Next Vacation

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There are miniatures of your favorite beauty products and then there are travel essentials. Sure, there’s some overlap but it warrants differentiation; You don’t necessarily need a smaller version of everything in your makeup arsenal for your next vacation. Instead, it’s all about condensing and combining your favorite products while keeping in mind the needs of your getaway location. Here, the nine best products to do just that. Now, all you need to do is book that trip…

Adorable miniatures ahead!

Market Report: Here’s the First Hair Tutorial Made With Google Glass

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  • I’m still not entirely sure what the purpose of Google Glass is, but apparently it’s being used for hair tutorials. The verdict is still out on how necessary that is. [Youtube]
  • American Apparel has decided to cut ties with its controversial founder and CEO Dov Charney amidst an “ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct.” Ouch. [Mashable]
  • Whether they’re thin or thick, eyebrows are still having a moment. Here is a definitive ranking of the 23 best pairs of brows in Hollywood. [Buzzfeed]

Keep reading for more fashion and beauty news.

Duross & Langel Just Debuted Beer Haircare and It’s Actually Awesome

Image via Duross & Langel.

Image via Duross & Langel.

Turns out when mom was rinsing her hair with Yuengling she was actually on to something. Duross & Langel took cues from the seeming wives’ tale when they launched a line of beer haircare products. Shoppist spoke with Steve Duross and he emphasizes: “It’s not just for men.” Hey, any hair product that promises full, thick hair we can get on board with.

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