Some of the products from Alba’s company. | Image via The Honest Company.
- Jessica Alba’s billion-dollar brand, The Honest Company, is in a bit of hot water after complaints of ineffective products (like sunscreen) and “deceptively and misleadingly labeled and marketed.” A $5 million lawsuit claims that some of her supposedly all-natural products contain synthetic chemicals, and don’t even work in the first place. [Jezebel]
- We’ve all been there: shoving your sunglasses back up your nose like a nerd because they won’t seem to stay on. Fix loose sunglasses for good with the most simple solution of all time. [PureWow]
Next: Five glorious uses for spoons! No, we’re not kidding.
Cashmere perfection. | Image via Burberry.
Even though temps are nearing triple digits, I can’t stop myself from lusting over fall buys. And Burberry’s latest addition did nothing to quell my autumnal leanings. The brand just launched (as in, yesterday) a custom “Scarf Bar” both in stores and online. Shoppers can choose a scarf — color, cashmere weight, pattern — and have it monogrammed. (For inspiration, click here.)
Ready to buy? Me, too. I spoke to a representative at the KOP location, who confirmed that they just finished setting up the monogram bar, which is located directly in the front of the store. While they don’t offer the full monogramming in-store, you can check out all the designs and scarf options and order there.
So, summer? I see your sun, and I’m glad for it, but let’s get on with this whole fall thing, ‘kay?
Banish post-party bloat. | Shutterstock.
- There’s nothing worse than waking up with a puffy moon-face after a glass or two (or six) of wine. Enter ‘Super Acids X-treme Hangover Mask‘, which cures dehydrated, puffy, dull skin. Note: It’ll erase your facial puffiness, but not that nasty headache. (For that, drink Pedialyte. Really.) [Huffington Post]
- Yikes: I guarantee you’re making at least three of these manicure mistakes. For instance, using the jet bowls in the pedi chair (bacteria!), drying nails under a UV light (aging!), and filing your nails in a back-and-forth direction (tearing!). Here are 12 of the worst, most surprising nail offenders. [PopSugar]
Click here for a roundup of the most gorgeous wedding-guest dresses out there now.
Hello, cheekbones. | Shutterstock.
- For better or worse, I’ve been at war with my roundish face for years. But instead of focusing on contouring (which I semi-hate), fuller-faced gals like me should instead opt for one of these face-flattering haircuts. [Byrdie]
- Bag drama: Jane Birkin — the namesake of the cultish Hermès Birkin bag — isn’t so happy with the way Hermès slaughters crocs for its Birkin Croco purses, and she wants her name off of them. [The Cut]
- More shakeups in the fashion world: Alexander Wang is rumored to be out as creative director of Balenciaga. The lengendary French fashion house is reportedly looking for more under-the-radar talent (i.e. someone who’s not besties with Lady Gaga). [WWD]
Next: Inside Khloé Kardashian’s enviable ‘fitness closet.’
The wrong hair color can be seriously aging. | Shutterstock.
- Blonder doesn’t always mean better. Turns out, going too light can actually make you look much older than you actually are. Here’s why. [PopSugar]
- The iconic Chuck Taylor shoe (which is nearly 100 years old!) is getting an update for the first time ever. While the kicks look similar to the originals, the new design features a padded tongue, increased arch support, more durable canvas and a breathable, perforated suede lining. They’ll hit shelves on July 28th. [CNN]
- My pet peeve: cheap hotel pens, which are so easy to hoard. Same goes for restaurant matchbooks (except for the ones from Parc) and plastic hangers. Here’s a list of the eight home items you need to throw out now. Clutter, be gone! [Refinery29]
Next: The double-bag trend.
- As the ever-steepening prices of J.Crew begin to deter even the staunchest loyalists, the company has announced that it will open a new chain of low-priced stores called J.Crew Mercantile. The first outpost opens later this month in Dallas, and will be much like Old Navy is to Gap. [Fortune]
- Move over, Kickstarter: Etsy is dipping its toes into crowd-funding space with a two-month pilot program called Fund on Etsy. What this means for you: If you have an Etsy account, you can help finance a product you love. [Racked]
Next: Ed Hardy founder dies; why you should stop throwing away shoeboxes.